Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art lens announced

In 2013 Lomography announced the the replica of the 19th century Petzval lens. Now they announced a new Petzval-type lens, the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art lens.

Boasting newly developed features such as swirly bokeh control and a 58mm focal length, the New Petzval 58 is perfect for everything from landscape and street photography to portraits and beyond! And it’s available in both Canon EF and Nikon F mounts, so it works right off the bat with loads of different analogue and digital SLR cameras. Not to mention it’s compatible with many other cameras using adapter mounts!

Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art

The new cool feature on this lens is the “Bokeh Control Ring” wich allows for different degrees of background bokeh. See pic below.

Petzval 58

Different degrees of bokeh

Did you know Petzval lenses are handmade?

Featuring the finest quality Russian glass optics, the New Petzval 58 delivers crystal clear images with deeply strong color and character. But the magnificence of the New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens extends far beyond the photos it takes. A welcome addition to the luxurious Lomography Art Lens Family, the lens is manufactured by hand and is available in a brass or black finish. The lens also features a Waterhouse Aperture system with plates ranging from f/1.9 to f/16 and a Gear Rack Focusing Knob for smooth and fast focusing.

Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art

Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art

On Lomography’s site there are many sample pictures.

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[via PetaPixel]

Canon patent for Tilt-Shift lens with image stabilisation

tilt-shift lens

Egami (translated) spotted a patent filed by Canon for a tilt-shift lens with built-in image stabilisation.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-99216
    • Published 2015.5.28
    • Filing date 2013.11.18
  • Canon patents
    • Anti-vibration possible tilt-shift lens
    • Possible anti-vibration while maintaining the tilt
    • A first vibration proof group corresponding to the tilt, the second of vibration proof group corresponding to the shift
    • Carry out the tilt vibration isolation of a shift anti-vibration, the telephoto side in the wide side

If this patent hits the market, Canon would produce the world’s first image stabilised Tilt-Shift lens.

Canon Digital Learning Centre posts long series of articles for EOS 5D series 10 year anniversary

Canon Digital Learning Centre Posts Long Series Of Articles For EOS 5D Series 10 Year Anniversary

The Canon Digital Learning Centre posted a big bunch of articles about the EOS 5D series. Today Canon announced the 10 year anniversary event.

All articles are listed after the break. Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R are discussed.

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Deal Alert: Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 on sale for $63 (compare at $93)

Deal Alert: Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 On Sale For $63 (compare At $93)

For a short time B&H Photo is offering Adobe Photoshop Elements for just $62.99 instead of $92.99. The offer expires May 30th.

  • Advanced Image Enhancement Tools
  • Additional Quick Edit Effect Variations
  • Integrated Learning Channels
  • Enhanced Direct Social Network Sharing
  • Friendly and Intuitive Editing Interface
  • Blend Facebook Profile and Cover Photos
  • Crop and Composition Tools
  • Black and White Photo Effects
  • Easily Mix and Merge Multiple Images
  • Efficient Tagging and Searching Tools

[CW2] Canon full-frame astrophotography DSLR coming 2016?

EOS 60Da

Canon EOS 60Da

A new rumor suggests Canon is about to release their first full-frame DSLR for astrophotograhy. No specs, just that it may be anounced “some time in 2016”. There have been two astrophotography DSLRs by Canon so far: the EOS 20Da and the EOS 60Da. This would be the first FF astrophotography camera by Canon.

Could this point to another 5D model later this year? Some time ago we got a rumor saying that the EOS 5D Mark IV will come as two variants, one being a straight update to the EOS 5D Mark III, the other being more cinema oriented. Could the source have confused something? I wonder if the rumored FF astrophotography DSLR is one of the two rumored EOS 5D Mark IV models.

What do you think?

[via CR]