Canon Quick Tips – Watch and Learn from Canon’s Advisors

Canon Quick Tips
Need a fast advice on some issue you have with your Canon gear? Have a look at the concise tips and tricks at the Canon Digital Learning Center

Inside Lightroom & Photoshop CC Workflow Article By Canon Professional Network

Canon Professional Network

Somewhat surprising. Canon Professional Network started publishing the first article (and video) in an ongoing series about Lightroom and Photoshop Creative Cloud workflow.

Adobe now offers a Creative Cloud Photography bundle that includes Lightroom editing software and Photoshop CC for photographers who want to organise, edit, enhance and share their images via desktop or their mobile devices – this package currently comes bundled with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 6D DSLRs, plus the PowerShot G1 X Mark II and G7 X compact cameras. In a four-part CPN series of articles and video tutorials Richard Curtis (a Principal Solutions Consultant in Digital Imaging for Adobe UK) will examine the workflow between Lightroom software and Photoshop CC to help you to understand the benefits of working with both in tandem. In Part 1 of this series Richard Curtis explains how to use Smart Objects within the Lightroom and Photoshop CC workflow and, in a special video, he reveals how Smart Objects ensure your image edits are non-destructive for longer.

I love Lightroom, but I also think Canon’s Digital Photo Professional is an excellent tool (though it doesn’t have the workflow features LR has). Does Canon no longer believe in their Digital Photo Professional software?

Canon Patent For Variable Diffusion Focusing Screen (Update: looks like focus peaking in OVF)

Canon Patent

Thanks Wade for confirming my first thought.

Edit: it looks as if the technology described in the patent provides a sort of focus peaking in the optical viewfinder. Cool.

Egami (translated) spotted a patent filed by Canon for a variable diffusion focusing screen.

The technology in the patent highlights sharp areas and helps to see how much depth of field you have (for instance at larger apertures).

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-191184
    • Published Date 2014.10.6
    • Filing date 2013.3.27
  • Canon patents
    • Spreading factor variable finder screen
    • First diffusion rate
      • Brightness priority
      • Setting of low diffusivity and high transmittance
    • Second diffusion rate
      • Blur priority
      • Setting of high diffusivity and low transmittance
    • The partially changed spreading factor according to the focusing range

 

Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Review (Photography Blog)

Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

The EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM means one thing first and foremost: a lot of bang for the bucks. Here comes another review, by Photography Blog.

Excerpts from the conclusion:

The in-expensive Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM offers more features and much better image quality that you might expect given its price-point, making it a great ultra-wide-angle addition to a compact, lightweight EOS kit

[…] capable image stabilisation system makes it easier to hand-hold the camera and still get the shot. Auto-focusing is surprisingly quick, and for video shooters the STM motor is appealingly smooth and almost completely quiet, although not fast enough to keep up with fast-moving subjects in Live View/Video mode.

[…[ In summary we can somewhat surprisingly recommend the Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM as a lightweight, portable ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for APS-C DSLR owners that delivers pleasing results for both stills and video

Be sure to check the review, the samples, and all the test that have been done. The EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM sells for $299. More EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM coverage here.

[via Photography Blog]

Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

  • EF-S Mount Lens
  • 16-28.8mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5-5.6 to f/22-29
  • One UD Element & One Aspherical Element
  • Enhanced Lens Coatings
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • STM Stepping Motor for Quiet AF
  • Four-Group Optical Zoom System
  • Full-Time Manual Focus Override
  • Seven-Blade Circular Aperture