Off brand: is the Sony A7rII the most over-hyped, over-priced camera of the year?

Off Brand: Is The Sony A7rII The Most Over-hyped, Over-priced Camera Of The Year?

In the last weeks I got a lot of emails, comments etc all telling me the Sony Alpha a7RII was about to annihilate Canon (and Nikon, for that matter). So I decided to have a look on this camera that seems to get people excited beyond reason (according to some emails and comments).

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Want a 14K Gold Canon EOS 5D Mark III Pendant with Diamonds?

Want A 14K Gold Canon EOS 5D Mark III Pendant With Diamonds?

What you see in the pic above is a Canon EOS 5D Mark III pendant made out of 14K gold. You can see the pendant has a Canon 24mm L lens “mounted”. What you see on the lens bezel are 34 diamonds, all set in by hand.

The pendant was made by IF & Co for a photographer named Jay.

If you want to learn more head over to PetaPixel, where I found the story.


Huge discounts on Canon PIXMA printers (PRO-100 at $50, PRO-10 at $250, PRO-1 at $450)

Huge Discounts On Canon PIXMA Printers (PRO-100 At $50, PRO-10 At $250, PRO-1 At $450)

B&H Photo has a promotion  on select Canon PIXMA printers going on.

  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 on sale for just 49.99 after $100 instant discount and $250 mail-in rebate
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-10 on sale for $249.99 after $200 instant discount abd $250 mail-in rebate
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-1 on sale for $449.99 after $200 instant discount abd $250 mail-in rebate

To access the deal you must use this link and use use coupon code PSWBH15 at checkout.

Canon working on EF 800mm f/5.6 DO IS lens? [CW2]

Canon Working On EF 800mm F/5.6 DO IS Lens? [CW2]

Canon might have an EF 800mm f/5.6 DO IS lens in development. A pertinent patent was spotted in December 2012.

A recent rumor suggests that Canon is developing more DO super telephoto lenses and that 800mm is one of the optical designs. “DO” stands for diffractive optical elements.

Could this be an update for the Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM lens? It’s possible. The EF 800mm f/5.6L IS was announced back in 2001, a replacement is likely.

Take everything with a grain of salt, since most of the rumor is based on speculation.

Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS

Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS

[via CR]

Canon patent for two new Cine lenses, CN-E 20-100mm f/2.8 and 20-130mm f/2.8-3.5

canon patent

We reported about a Canon patent for a Cine lens a few days ago. Today we have another patent for two more Cine lenses. Canon’s Cine lenses are professional tools that go up to $40,000.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-18083
    • Published 2015.1.29
    • Filing date 2013.7.10
  • Example 1
    • Zoom ratio 6.00
    • Focal length 21.00 87.93 125.94
    • F number 2.77 2.77 3.66
    • Half angle of 35.54 9.68 6.79
    • Image height 15.00
    • Overall length of the lens 314.76
    • BF 50.03
  • Example 2
    • Zoom ratio 5.00
    • Focal length 20.00 69.46 100.00
    • F number 2.76 2.77 2.77
    • Half angle of 36.50 12.03 8.42
    • Image height 14.80
    • Overall length of the lens 294.44
    • BF 50.07
  • Canon patents
    • Positive and negative positive and negative positive five-group zoom
    • Inner focus (part of the first group)
    • Inner zoom
[via Egami]