SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD and SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD first impression and samples

SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD And SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD First Impression And Samples

Thanks Albert. Popular Photography posted their impression about the new Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD and SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lenses. A set of 38 sample pictures is also provided. A Canon EOS 6D was used. They say:

Focusing is generally quick, but when the lens has to cover a wide range, it can be a bit sluggish. For instance, if you’re focusing out at the horizon for a landscape and then try to quickly switch and capture something close to you, the lag might be noticeable. Overall, though, the focusing movements are very smooth.

The reviewer also noticed some chromatic aberrations. Read the review at Popular Photography.

The new Tamron primes can be pre-ordered at $599, a pretty good price if you consider that the Tamrons are weather-sealed and image-stabilised.

Specs after the break.

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New lens mount options for EOS C300 Mark II (and links to C300 Mk2 white papers)

New Lens Mount Options For EOS C300 Mark II (and Links To C300 Mk2 White Papers)

Canon Professional Network posted a short article about the recently announced option to change the mount type of the Canon EOS C300 Mark II (B&H Photo | Adorama) from the native EF mount to EF with Cinema Lock or to a PL mount. Even better: you can switch back.

For the more technical oriented, the Canon Digital Learning Center published three downloadable white papers written by Larry Thorpe (Senior Fellow, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Professional Engineering & Solutions Division, Canon USA). The white papers are titled ‘Image Performance Enhancements in the EOS C300 Mark II’, ‘Extended Recording Capabilities in the EOS C300 Mark II’ and ‘Ergonomic and Operational Enhancements to the EOS C300 Mark II’.

CPS advisory:

Owners and purchasers of the Canon EOS C300 Mark II will soon be able to benefit from a new lens mount service option which offers the capability to change the 4K Digital Cinema Camera’s original EF mount to EF with Cinema Lock or to a PL mount and back again. 

After purchasing the C300 Mark II, service mount options will soon be available from Canon Regional Competence Centres (RCC) in France, Germany, Italy, Sweden or the UK. These services are expected to be available in October 2015; further details of how you can purchase the lens mount options will be communicated shortly.

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Rumor or Wishmor: color top LCD coming to Canon DSLRs? [CW2]

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Thanks for the tip. I just got an email suggesting Canon is working on a test project “evaluating the usefulness of putting a colour top LCD on its DSLRs“.

According to the source this is a blue skies concept. In the world of scientific research a blue skies project is conceptual work where a real-world application is not immediately considered. It’s an idea/project that’s going through evaluation and early development. Following the rumor there is neither “talk […] about whether this will make it into actual products“nor any “connection with the product development teams“.

The idea is nice. A colour top LCD would increase not only accessibility but also open new possibilities to use the display. On the other hand it means more battery drainage.

Is this a wishmor (wishful rumor) or should we consider it as a possibility? Comments welcome.

Zeiss Milvus 21mm f/2.8 ZE sample photos

Zeiss Milvus 21mm F/2.8 ZE Sample Photos

ephotozine posted a set of sample pics shot with the brand new Zeiss Milvus 21mm f/2.8 lens. A Canon EOS 6D was used, high res files are available.

The new Zeiss Milvus 21mm f/2.8 ZE can be pre-ordered at $1,843: B&H Photo | AdoramaZeiss Milvus 21mm f/2.8 specs:

  • EF Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • 4 Anomalous Partial Dispersion Elements
  • Distagon Optical Design
  • Floating Elements System
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Anodized Metal Barrel, Rubber Focus Ring
  • Weather-Sealed Construction

Zeiss Milvus 21mm