Save big on Sandisk memory cards (B&H Photo)


B&H Photo has big savings on Sandisk memory cards. All memory cards listed below come as 2 pack (2 memory cards).

Free ebook “How to Overcome Photographer’s Block” by Eric Kim


Well known street photographer Eric Kim made one of his ebooks available for free. Download “How to Overcome Photographer’s Block” from the links below, or head to Eric Kim’s site for more free ebooks. Enjoy.

Download free ebook “How to Overcome Photographer’s Block”:

More Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM sample pictures

EF 50mm f/1.8 used on an EOS 5D Mark III, 1/4,000, f1.8, +0.3EV, ISO100 (image courtesy of

More sample pics shot with Canon’s brand new EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens posted by (translated). Sample photos can be viewed full size. There are also comparisons at different f values. An EOS 5D Mark III DSLR was used. It looks like Canon made a good job with the new EF 50mm f/1.8 STM.

The new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8mm STM standard prime lens is scheduled to be available by the end of May for an estimated retail price of $125.99. Pre-orders are available: B&H Photo | Adorama.


A new EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 STM coming (next APS-C kit lens)?


EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6

Egami (translated) spotted a patent filed by Canon for an EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. This lens will replace the EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS (released 2009). We got some rumors saying that this lens will come with STM on board. Egami itself suggests it could be the next kit lens for Canon’s high-end APS-C bodies.

Machine translated patent description:

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-75570
    • Published 2015.4.20
    • Filing date 2013.10.8
  • Example
    Example Zoom ratio Focal length Fno. Half angle Image height Overall length BF
    One 4.61 18.00 27.48 83.00 4.00 4.58 5.80 37.1 26.3 9.3 13.6 133.1 140.0 160.0 37.1 41.6 50.3
    Two 4.88 17.00 26.34 83.00 3.99 4.49 5.80 38.66 27.31 9.31 13.6 127.12 133.64 154.74 35.00 39.12 48.89
    Three 5.28 15.50 22.82 81.84 3.60 4.10 5.85 41.39 30.91 9.48 13.66 128.40 134.55 169.41 35.48 43.51 66.65
    Four 5.26 15.60 22.19 82.00 3.50 3.97 5.84 41.21 31.62 9.46 13.66 128.18 134.63 171.19 36.37 43.38 67.86

    Image height Y = 21.63mm

  • Canon patents
    • Positive and negative grain positive and negative positive 5-group configuration (Examples 1 and 2)
    • 4-group configuration of positive and negative grain-positive-positive (Examples 3 and 4)
    • Inner focus (the second group)

EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS



Canon releases English-version PERSTEXT application for iOS


Canon releases English-version PERSTEXT application for iOS

TOKYO, Japan, May 12, 2015—Canon Marketing Japan Inc. announced today that it has released its English version of PERSTEXT for the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia. PERSTEXT is a free iOS application that provides users with a new way of having fun with their photos. The Japanese language version of PERSTEXT debuted on November 5, 2014, and by the 22nd of the same month, reached the number one spot in the free Photo & Video category of the Japan App Store.

Free application lets users add text with a sense of perspective to images

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