April 25, 2013
Posted in News

Rokinon Tilt-Shift 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC Available For Pre-Order

Rokinon Tilt-Shift 24mm

Finally an affordable tilt-shift lens that does not compromise on quality. B&H has the Rokinon Tilt-Shift 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC available for pre-order at $999 (click here). The lens is expected to ship next week.

  • Wide-Angle Tilt-Shift Prime Lens
  • Full Frame/35mm Format
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5-22
  • Maximum Tilt: +/- 8.5º
  • Maximum Shift: +/- 12mm
  • Mount Rotation: 90º Left and Right

Product description:

The Tilt-Shift 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC Lens for Canon from Rokinon is a wide-angle, full-frame lens fitted with the perspective control and tilt-shift functions. A tilt-shift lens allows the user to control perspective and correct convergence of lines within your frame, useful especially in architecture, landscape and product photography. The optical tilt mechanisms enable precise control of depth of field along with perspective control. It is compatible with both digital and film formats with an angle of view of 83.5º and on an APS-C size sensor has an angle of view of 56.9º and focal length equivalent of 38.4mm.

The tilt-shift function on the 24mm f/3.5 lens allows adjustment of the focal plane by an angle of +/-8.5º and enables parallel shift of the optical axis by +/-12mm. The tilt-shift section of the lens rotates left 90º (click-stop adjustment each 30º) and the lens mount can rotate left or right by 90º (click-stop adjustment each 30º).

The lens is comprised of 16 elements in 11 groups, including two aspherical lenses and two Enhanced Dispersion (ED) lenses, which reduce aberrations and provide sharp details and accurate color separation. Multi-layered, anti-reflective UMC coating on each lens element allow even light transmission, minimizing flares and ghosting.

24mm Full-Frame Prime Lens

Focal length equivalent when using lens on APS-C format camera is 38.4mm

Tilt/Shift functions allow for precise perspective and depth of field control

Aspherical and Enhanced Dispersion lens elements minimize aberrations for sharp resolution and accurate colors

UMC coating on lens elements provides even light transmission and minimizes reflections, flare and ghosting.


April 25, 2013
Posted in Deals

For Limited Time Only: Get A 6% Reward On Selected Canon DSLR and Lenses

For a limited time Adorama offers a 6% reward program on selected Canon DSLR (click here) and lenses (click here). The offer expires 5/1/13. Hurry up. The following cameras get a 6% reward: Canon EOS-1D X, EOS 5D Mark III and Mark II, EOS 7D, EOS 6D, EOS 60D, EOS 60Da. 37 lenses get the 6% reward, among them: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L, Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM, and more.

April 24, 2013
Posted in Deals

PowerShot G1 X plus Accessories Drops To $549

PowerShot G1 X

B&H has the Canon Powershot G1 X bundled with a Lowepro Rezo 60 Compact Camera Pouch and a SanDisk 16GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Class 10 UHS-I on sale for $549 (click here).

  • 14.3MP 1.5″ CMOS Sensor
  • 3.0″ Vari-Angle LCD Screen
  • 28mm Wide Lens with 4x Optical Zoom
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • Hybrid Image Stabilizer
  • Optical Viewfinder
  • Up to 12,800 ISO
  • 1080p Full HD Video
  • High Dynamic Range Scene Mode
  • Manual & Numerous Other Shooting Modes


April 24, 2013
Posted in News

Play Around With A Canon C500 Without Owning It (C500 Menu Simulator)

C500 Menu Simulator

After the Canon C300 menu simulator, the Canon Digital Learning Center put a Canon C500 menu simulator online.

The Canon C500 has a price tag of $25,999 and can be purchased at the following shops: Canon C500 at B&H and Adorama. To much money? You can always rent the Canon C500 at Borrow Lenses.

Canon press release:

Canon U.S.A. has launched the Cinema EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera Menu Simulator. Developed by the Canon Digital Learning Center (CDLC), the EOS C500 Menu Simulator is a fully interactive platform that allows users to familiarize themselves with the camera’s Main Menu and Custom Picture Menu.

With this innovative training tool, prospective users of the EOS C500 can navigate the simulated menu system with a mouse, keyboard arrow keys or their fingers (when using a touch screen device). Ideal for cinematographers, camera operators, camera assistants, producers, and directors, the Menu Simulator provides a platform to research camera behavior and features.

For added convenience, the EOS C500 Menu Simulator has been optimized for use on personal computers and tablet devices so it can be used at home, on set, or on-the-go.

To access this simulator feature please visit: www.learn.usa.canon.com/resources/articles/Simulators/c500.shtml

C500 Menu Simulator

C500 Menu Simulator[via TDP]

April 24, 2013
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon EOS M with EF-M 22mm f/2 STM – $499

Canon eos m
The Canon EOS M with EF-M 22mm f/2 STM got a concrete price drop. It is now available for just $499 at Adorama (click here), B&H (click here), and Amazon (click here). Please note: the final price shows up when the item is added to the cart.
  • 18.0 MP CMOS (APS-C) Sensor
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • Full HD 1080p Movie with Focus Tracking
  • 3.0″ Touch Screen LCD with 1040K-dots
  • Touch AF and Multi-touch Operation
  • Hybrid CMOS Auto-focus for Photo & Video
  • Compatible with Canon EF and EF-S Lenses
  • ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600 (H)
  • Canon's First Mirrorless Camera
  • Includes Canon EF-M 22mm F/2 STM Lens


April 24, 2013
Posted in News

Underwater Housing For Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Sea&Sea announced the MDX-6D, an underwater housing for the Canon EOS 6D (price & specs). To see all underwater housing made by Sea&Sea click here.


  • Every detail of the housing is precision-machined from a solid aluminum-alloy block to achieve a high-quality texture and design, The black-colored anodization strengthens and protects the housing.
  • Controls: Almost all the Canon EOS 6D essential underwater functions (except Depth-of-Field Preview button) can be used.
  • Controls: Almost all the Canon EOS 6D essential underwater functions (except Depth-of-Field Preview button) can be used.
  • Equipped with Accessory Port which can be used for HDMI output. * When optional internal YS converter/C is installed, the accessory port is used for this purpose only.
  • Shutter lever tension can be adjusted with a spring.
  • The grip design has been significantly improved with the travelling diver in mind.  The grips are mounted with threadless fixings to facilitate easy transportation, mounting and removal of the grips.  The new design also alleviates corrosion build up around the fittings.  All fixings are available as spare parts.
  • Fitted with a tripod socket on the centre underside of the housing.
  • Equipped with the Optical Viewfinder 0.5x as standard. Other (optional) interchangeable viewfinders can be used.
  • The quick shoe makes the camera easy to install and remove from the housing.
  • Built-in leak sensor immediately alerts you to water ingress.
  • Depth rating of 100m / 330ft makes the housing ideal for tech diving

Canon EOS 6D price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay

Canon EOS 6D

[via divephotoguide]