Canon developing high-magnification, long-focal-length broadcast field zoom lens supporting 4K production

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Canon press release:

Canon developing high-magnification, long-focal-length broadcast field zoom lens supporting 4K production

TOKYO, April 2, 2015—Canon Inc. announced today that the Company is currently developing a high-zoom-ratio, long-focal-length field zoom lens that realizes exceptional imaging performance for use with 4K-capable broadcast cameras employing 2/3-inch sensors. Canon will exhibit a prototype of the 4K field zoom lens at the 2015 NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show, to be held from April 13 to 16 in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

As 4K-resolution content, which traces its beginnings to the movie-production industry, continues to gain ground in the broadcasting industry, initiatives are currently underway to implement 4K broadcasting in countries around the world with an increasing number of professionals making use of equipment supporting 4K production.

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Official: Samyang 100mm T3.1 VDSLR ED UMC MACRO Lens

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From Samyang:

Free Your Action

Telephotos and close-ups for cinematography 

  • – Macro Telephoto Manual Focus Lens
  • – Bright T3.1 aperture
  • – High refractive (HR) and extra low dispersion lens (ED)
  • – Uncoupled aperture and focus gear ring
  • – Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) technology of Samyang Optics
  • – Circular aperture with 9 blades
  • – VDSLR II CINE LENS

Macro Telephoto Manual Focus Lens
Samyang Optics 100mm T3.1 VDSLR ED UMC MACRO is a macro telephoto manual focus cine lens designed for full frame sensor sizes. The maximum close-up magnification is 1:1. This macro lens with vivid color and soft out-focusing is the best lens for close-up images of flower and insects. It also can be used as a 100mm telephoto lens for landscapes and portraits.

VDSLR Cine Lens Features
Samyang 100mm T3.1 VDSLR ED UMC MACRO allows more delicate video work with T number marks. The focus gear ring is installed for follow focus system. You may change the aperture quietly and smoothly with the uncoupled aperture gear rings. Also, distance scale and T numbers are marked on both sides of the lens for convenience.

Optical Features
Samyang 100mm T3.1 has a low T number of T3.1. You may control the lens precisely when shooting under various exposure environment including relatively dark or too bright situations
This lens features 15 lenses in 12 groups especially including a high refractive lens (HR) and extra low dispersion lens (ED) to minimize color aberration and unnecessary light dispersion in order to offer high resolution throughout the image. Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) of Samyang Optics is used to optimize the light penetration and minimizes flare and ghost. With such optical construction, it has 0.307m of minimum focal length to film subjects in a very near distance.

Hardware Features
There are 9 aperture blades designed to be almost as a full circle when aperture is closed which expresses starlike ray clearly and beautifully. The frame of the lens is compact and solid since it is made of high-strength aluminum alloy so you can create trustworthy images. Also, detachable petal-shaped lens hood minimizes flare and ghost by sheltering lens from unnecessary lights.
Available for 10 camera mounts: Canon EOS, Nikon, Pentax K, Sony ∝, Canon M, Fujifilm X, Samsung NX, Sony E, FT, MFT.

Samyang Optics VDSLR II Cine Lens Line Up
Samyang 100mm T3.1 VDSLR ED UMC MACRO is one of Samyang Optics VDSLR II Cine Lens Line Up for full frame image sensor sizes. The lenses produce the same image color and have a united location of aperture and focus gear ring to maximize the convenience when filming.

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Samyang 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Officially Announced

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Samyang/Rokinon’s new 100mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 lens is official. The lens will sell for $549.

From Samyang…:

Focusing on the Essence of Nature

The real art designed for ultimate close-ups

  • – Macro Telephoto Manual Focus Lens
  • – Bright F2.8 aperture
  • – High refractive (HR) and extra low dispersion lens (ED)
  • – Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) technology of Samyang Optics
  • – Circular aperture with 9 blades

Macro Telephoto Manual Focus Lens
Samyang Optics 100mm F2.8 ED UMC MACRO is a macro telephoto manual focus lens designed for full frame sensor sizes. The maximum close-up magnification is 1:1. This macro lens with vivid color and soft out-focusing is the best lens for close-up images of flower and insects. It also can be used as a 100mm telephoto lens for landscapes and portraits.

Optical Features
Samyang 100mm F2.8 ED UMC MACRO has a low F number of F2.8. You may control the lens precisely when shooting under various exposure environment including relatively dark or too bright situations.
This lens features 15 lenses in 12 groups especially including a high refractive lens (HR) and extra low dispersion lens (ED) to minimize color aberration and unnecessary light dispersion in order to offer high resolution throughout the image. Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) of Samyang Optics is used to optimize the light penetration and minimizes flare and ghost. With such optical construction, it has 0.307m of minimum focal length to film subjects in a very near distance.

Hardware Features
There are 9 aperture blades designed to be almost as a full circle when aperture is closed which expresses starlike ray clearly and beautifully. The frame of the lens is compact and solid since it is made of high-strength aluminum alloy so you can create trustworthy images. Also, detachable petal-shaped lens hood minimizes flare and ghost by sheltering lens from unnecessary lights.
Available for 10 camera mounts: Canon EOS, Nikon AE, Pentax K, Sony ∝, Canon M, Fujifilm X, Samsung NX, Sony E, FT, MFT.

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Magic Lantern makes Linux boot on Canon DSLRs

The skilled folks at Magic Lantern did another trick: booting Linux operating system on Canon DSLRs. And no, this is not a joke. It’s a proof of concept so far, a working prototype, never the less it is another big step in the right direction. Watch the video above to see Linux booting on a Canon camera.

From Magic Lantern:

We, the Magic Lantern Team, are very proud to present you a new milestone in DSLR customization!

LINUX ON CANON EOS CAMERAS!

(edit: after playing a game, making it look like an April’s fool, we can ensure: this is not a fake!)

Starting from our recent discovery about display access from bootloader, we thought, hey, we could now have full control of the resources from this embedded computer. At this stage, we knew what kind of ARM processor we have (ARM 946E-S), how much RAM we have (256MB/512MB depending on the model), how to print things on the display (portable code), how to handle timers and interrupts, how to do low-level SD card access on select models (600D and 5D3), and had a rough idea where to start looking for button events.

So, why not trying to run a different operating system?

We took the latest Linux kernel (3.19) and did the first steps to port it. As we have nearly zero experience with kernel development, we didn’t get too far, but we can present a proof of concept implementation that…

…boots the Linux kernel 3.19 on Canon EOS DSLR cameras!
– it is portable, the same binary runs on all ML-enabled cameras (confirmed for 60D, 600D, 7D, 5D2 and 5D3)
– allocates all available RAM
– prints debug messages on the camera screen
– sets up timer interrupts for scheduling
– mounts a 8 MiB ext2fs initial ramdisk
– starts /bin/init from the initrd
– this init process is a selfcontained, libc-less hello world
– next step: build userspace binaries (GUI, etc)

No Joke: Canon Cinema C100 and C300 get crazy price drops

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May sound like a late April joke, but it isn’t. It’s a clear sign that Canon is going to announce new Cinema cameras at NAB 2015.

Canon has reduced the price of both the C100 and C300 to an insane level. The Canon Cinema C100 is on sale for $2,999 (body only) B&H Photo | Adorama), and the C300 for $6,499 (body only) B&H Photo | Adorama).

All Canon C100 deals at Adorama | all C300 deals at Adorama

Canon How To on Making Creative Packaging with your Photos

CanonUSA on YouTube posted a video about how to use your photos for creative packaging.

Have you ever thought about using photos as part of your packaging, or printing your own gift wrap? Your packaging can be just as cute as the gift itself! To view the entire “Get Creative with Canon” series, go to http://www.mycraftchannel.com/shows/G….