Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye lens deal – $189 ($70 off, B&H Photo, today only)

Rokinon 8mm f/3.5

B&H Photo has the Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye lens on sale for $189 (instead of $259) as daily Deal-Zone offer. Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye specifications:

  • Ultra Wide-Angle 8mm Fisheye Lens
  • 167º Angle of View
  • High Definition, Aspherical Elements
  • For Use with APS-C Format DSLRs
  • Circular, Vignetted Image on Full Frame
  • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
  • Minimum Focusing Distance of 12″
  • Removable Petal-Type Lens Hood

Rokinon 8mm f/3.5

Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye product description after the break.

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Canon EF-S 20mm f/2.8 STM lens patent


Canon filed a patent for an EF-S 20mm f/2.8 STM lens. Will this be the next pancake lens for APS-C DSLRs?

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-111192
    • Published 2015.6.18
    • Filing date 2013.12.6
  • Example 3
    • Focal length 20.65mm
    • Fno. 2.88
    • Half angle of view ω = 33.48 °
    • Image height Y = 13.66mm
    • Overall length of the lens 64.00mm
    • BF 35.30mm
  • Canon patents
    • Negative ShiboTadashi
    • The pay-out the entire
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Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R news round-up


Canon’s new megapixel champions, the world’s highest resolution full-frame cameras started shipping, and reviews and first impression are showing up everywhere.

Some early thoughts about the EOS 5DS R by Ming Thein.

I expect in real terms the difference in pixel size is going to mean a tradeoff between resolution and dynamic range – though it’s too early to conclude for sure. I do believe that the gain in printability – assuming lenses that are of sufficient quality – will be noticeable. I’m also curious about some of the other lenses for the Canon system that have no Nikon equivalents – the 17 TSE, for instance, and the MPE-65.

Megapixel magic in the frozen north – Canon Professional Network

Travel photographer and Canon Explorer Lucie Debelkova was one of the first to shoot with the high-resolution EOS 5DS R and, as she explains to CPN, she found 50.6 Megapixels brought her much closer to the magic of the north.

Canon EOS 5DS review-in-progress (lots of sample photos) – Camera Labs

[…] if you want the highest possible resolution while staying with the EF system, the 5DS is the camera for you. It captures images with 8688×5792 pixels, compared to 7360×4912 on the D810, allowing you to output four inches wider at 300dpi. If we’re staying within Canon’s World, it’s a huge jump from the 5760×3840 pixels of the EOS 5D Mark III: you can output at 29x19in with the 5DS versus 19x13in for the EOS 5D Mark III at 300dpi.

Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R shipping in Europe next week


It appears the Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R are starting to ship in Europe. I got word from readers that resellers in Italy and Germany are going to ship pre-orders next week. Never the less, both cameras are still not available for pre-order on Amazon Germany or Amazon UK, and other Amazon EU sites.

Canon EOS 5DS: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA | Canon EOS 5DS R: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon EOS 5Ds sample photos taken with EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II


How does the Canon EOS 5DS pair with what is considered Canon’s best standard zoom lens for full-frame cameras, the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II?

Photography Blog posted a gallery of 56 JPG and 56 raw images taken with EOS 5DS and EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II. Enjoy.

Canon EOS 5DS: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA | Canon EOS 5DS R: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon EOS Rebel SL1 Bundle on sale for $549 (2 Canon lenses, and more)


Rebel SL1

Adorama has a very nice starter bundle around the Canon Rebel SL1, with two Canon lenses, and it sells for just $549 after $350 instant rebate. Here is what you get:

  • Canon EOS Rebel SL1
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens
  • Canon EF 75-300mm F/4-5.6 III lens
  • 16GB Class 10 SDHC Card
  • Canon Camera Bag
  • Cleaning Kit
  • 2x 58mm UV Filters
  • Software Bundle Includes Corel PaintShop Pro X7, Corel AfterShot Pro 2, Nuance OnmiPage 18, FileCenter 7

What else do you need? 🙂 Full bundle description after the break

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