Weird rumor: Canon working on a 36MP full-frame monochrome sensor? [CW1] – Edit

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Edit: decided to downrate the rumor to CW1. The message was not clear enough and honestly I think this is just a hoax.

Original post:

I got a somewhat weird rumor today (thanks). The rumor suggests Canon is working on a 36MP full-frame monochrome sensor.

According to the source, the success of Leica’s monochrome cameras has influenced Canon and motivated the company to produce their own b&w full-frame sensor. The sensor, still according to the source, could be announced in the first week of July 2015.

The rest of the message is a bit confusing. I am not sure I’ve got everything correctly. The source names an “A7 body and FE lens mount” and that a “slimline lens mount adapter for Canon and Nikon” will be available for the rumored b&w, full-frame DSLR. The source never names a “Canon DSLR”, only a “Canon sensor”. Sounds like a Sony DSLR with a Canon sensor! Is this in the realm of possibilities? 🙂

Well, this will not be the DSLR featuring the Canon 18MP sensor that’s rumored since a while. Canon making a monochrome full-frame DSLR doesn’t sound totally absurd to me. However, new source and big amount of salt. What do you think?

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Storm chasing photographer captures “the most beautiful weather phenomenon”

Storm chaser and photographer Nicolaus Wegner made “Art of the Storm”, a jaw-dropping time-lapse movie about what Wegner calls “one of the most beautiful weather phenomenon” he has ever seen. Wegner’s description:

An amazing stationary supercell was produced over the Black Hills of South Dakota near Rapid City on June 1, 2015. I was fortunate enough to have the entire event unfold right in front of me over the course of several hours. Truly one of the most beautiful natural weather phenomenon I have ever witnessed.

The time-lapse was shot with 1 second intervals using a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a wide angle lens.

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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens deal – $740 (compare at $850)

Sigma 50mm f/1.4

Top Rated Plus eBay seller and authorised Sigma dealer CameraLand (99.8% positive ratings) has the awesome Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens on sale for $739.99. Compare at $849. Free shipping in the US. This is not a grey import, CameraLand says:

As one of the largest Sigma dealers in the USA we are happy to offer this great lens at a super price. It comes with the USA Warranty.

We had an in store demo and these were shown and put back in the box. Because of this we won’t sell them as new never opened

Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R news and reviews round-up

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Tokina AT-X 24-70mm F/2.8 PRO FX lens announced and available for preorder ($999, ships in August)

Tokina AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX

The Tokina AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX lens has been announced and is available for pre-order at B&H Photo | Adorama. Price is $999 and availability is expected in August 2015.

Specifications:

Focal Length 24-70mm
Full Frame Sensor Compatible Yes
Maximum Aperture f/2.8
Minimum Aperture f/22
Optical Construction 15 Elements / 11 Groups
Coatings Multi-layer coatings
Angle of View 84.20° – 34.49°
Minimum Focus Distance 14.96 in. (0.38m)
Reproduction Ratio 1
Zooming System Rotary Zoom
Number of Diaphragm Blades 9
Filter Size 82mm
Maximum Outer Diameter 3.52 in. (89.6mm)
Dimensions 4.23 in. (107.5mm L) x 3.52 in. (89.6mm W)
Weight 35.63 oz. (1,010g)
Lens Hood BH-822 Included with lens (pictured)

Press release:

Kenko Tokina USA, Inc. is excited to announce the new Tokina AT-X 24-70mm F/2.8 PRO FX lens designed for use with Canon and Nikon full-frame sensor DSLR cameras.

Tokina’s latest addition to its family gives full-frame photographers a 24mm wide-angle to 70mm moderate telephoto lens with a fast F/2.8 aperture at an affordable price.

The new groundbreaking proprietary optical design uses three precision molded all-glass aspherical lens elements to achieve excellent contrast, sharpness, and corrects for spherical aberrations. One of these elements is very special and difficult to manufacture. G09, is made from Super-Low Dispersion (SD) glass and is a large sized aspherical element.

These lens elements also yield even illumination across the whole image sensor.

The Tokina 24-70MM lens also uses three SD (super-low Dispersion, “FK01” and FK03”) glass elements in the rear groups to control chromatic aberrations.

All these specialized lens elements work in consort to yield maximum resolution to match the 50-megapixel DSLR cameras entering the market.

The fast constant F/2.8 aperture makes viewing and auto focusing possible in very low light situations while keeping some flexibility for setting the shutter speed.

In addition to excellent optics, the lens incorporates a fast moving SDM (Silent Drive-Module) motor to greatly reduce AF noise making it one of Tokina’s quickest and quietest auto-focusing lenses to date.

Tokina’s exclusive One-touch Focus Clutch Mechanism allows the photographer to switch between AF and MF simply by snapping the focus ring forward for AF and back toward the lens mount for manual focusing. The lens is also designed to stand up to the rigors of daily use by photographers in a wide variety of shooting conditions and environments.