Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC Lens Officialy Announced


Tamron officially announced specs and release date of the SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens (model A012).

The lens will be released December 25, suggested price is ¥140,000 (approx. $1,200). You can read the machine translated press release here. Just a few days ago a dutch site leaked a price of $1,499.

[via Digicame-Info]
Model name A012
Focal distance


Brightness F / 2.8
Angle of view (diagonal angle of view) 110 degrees 32 minutes to 71 degrees 35 minutes <35mm-format full-size single-lens reflex camera when using>
85 degrees 52 minutes to 49 degrees 54 minutes equivalent digital single-lens reflex camera when using>
Lens constitution

13 group 18 sheets

Shortest shooting distance

0.28m (entire zoom range)

Maximum magnification

1: 5 (f = 30mm when: minimum focusing distance 0.28m)

Filter Not wearing
Greatest dimension Φ98.4mm
145mm (for Canon), 142.5mm (for Nikon)
Mass 1,100g (for Canon, for Nikon)
Aperture blades Nine (circular aperture ※ 6))
Minimum aperture F / 22
Standard accessory Cover type lens cap, rear cap
Hood Integrated hood (flower type, zoom interlocked)
Corresponding mount Canon for / for Nikon / for Sony

Yongnuo Cloned Another Canon 50mm Lens (the Nifty-Fifty)


After having cloned the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lens, Yongnuo did the same game with the EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens (the Nifty-Fifty), one of Canon’s best selling budget lenses.

The Yongnuo YN50mm F1.8 lens looks very similar to Canon’s EF 50mm f/1.8 II. It’s already available on Amazon and eBay for less than half the original’s price, which is $125 on Amazon. You can get the EF 50mm f/1.8 II replica for around $50. Too early to say if the Yongnuo can hold up to the original.

  • Angle Range: Diagonal 46° /Vertical 27° /Level 40°
  • Lens structure:5 groups 6 slices
  • Minimum aperture: f/22 /Filter diameter/Number of available:52mm/1
  • Closest focusing distance: 0.45 meter
  • Maximum magnification and field of view:0.15×160×240mm (when located to 0.45 meter)

The Yongnuo YN50mm F1.8 lens

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Canon’s EF 50mm f/1.8 II


[via Photo Rumors via PetaPixel]

Deal Alert: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Kits with Free Tascam DR-70D Recorder (Adorama)


Adorama is putting lots of good deals online as of late. Here is another one that takes advantage of the recent price drops on select Canon DSLRs. Adorama is offering 5D Mark III kits bundled with a free Tascam DR-70D recorder and with more accessories. The Tascam DR-70D usually sells for $300.

  • EOS 5D Mark III body with Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder, SC35 3.5mm Stereo Output Cable, 4 Pack AA Batteries, 16GB Class 10 Micro SDHC Card – on sale for $2,799 after MIR
  • EOS 5D Mark III with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens, Tascam DR-70D 4 channel audio recorder, SC35 3.5mm Stereo Output Cable, 4 Pack AA Batteries, 16GB Class 10 Micro SDHC Card, 32GB Class 10 SDHC Card – on sale for $3,399 after MIR

  • EOS 5D Mark III with EF 24-70mm f/4L IS lens, Tascam DR-70D 4 channel audio recorder, SC35 3.5mm Stereo Output Cable, 4 Pack AA Batteries, 16GB Class 10 Micro SDHC Card, 32GB Class 10 SDHC Card – on sale for $3,549 after MIR

More deals on our Holiday Deals 2014 page.


Canon’s High Megapixel DSLR Eventually Coming in 2015?

Canon's High Megapixel Canon Rumor

Canon Rumors got another mention about the since long fabled high megapixel Canon DSLR. This time they rate the rumor as coming from a trusted source and with a high degree of reliability:

We have confirmed that a high megapixel camera is coming from Canon in 2015 and it will be around 50mp. The camera will not be an EOS-1 style body, so don’t expect the price to be above $4000.

A high megapixel camera from Canon is a long running rumor and it is not the first time it is rated as being almost sure to be true. We will see what’s coming. I’ve to say that I am somewhat sceptical on all these high megapixel rumors.

No mention this time if the sensor will be made by Sony. Stay tuned…

Killer Deal Live Again: Canon EOS 5D Mark III with PIXMA Pro-100 Photo Printer and More Accessories – $2,450


B&H Photo has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III bundled with Canon’s PIXMA Pro-100 photo printer, 50 sheets of Canon photo paper, Sandisk 32GB memory card, Canon camera bag, and a spare battery, all on sale for $2,449.

A killer price, and by an authorised Canon dealer. The checkout price is $3,099, then you apply $650 mail-in rebate (instructions) = $2,449. Kit description after the break.

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New Digital Photo Professional (DPP 4.1.50) Adds Support For More Canon DSLRs

Digital Photo Professional

Canon DPP 4.x

Canon released Digital Photo Professional 4.1.50. The software now officially supports also the following Canon DSLRs

  • EOS-1D Mark IV
  • EOS 70D
  • EOS 7D Mark II
  • EOS 7D
  • EOS 5D Mark II
  • EOS 700D
  • EOS 100D

You can download DPP 4.1.50 for free here. Just click on your camera – EOS-1D X, EOS-1D C, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 6D, EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 70D, EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 7D, EOS 700D and EOS 100D – and select DPP 4.1.50 from the software options to download.

Canon Pro Network press release:

Canon has released an updated version of its Digital Photo Professional (DPP) software, which now supports – in addition to its current range of full-frame DSLRs – the EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 70D, EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 7D, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 700D and EOS 100D…

Launched in September 2014, Digital Photo Professional 4 was Canon’s first sweeping change to its popular RAW processing software since its original launch. The latest version of DPP – version 4.1.50 – is a response to feedback from owners of older full-frame and APS-C cameras who are looking for the very latest RAW workflow solution.

Additionally, DPP 4.1.50 supports the recently launched EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM and EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lenses, the profiles for which are now available for use with the Lens Correction function.

Commenting on the update, Mike Owen, European Professional Imaging Communications Manager, Professional Imaging Department, Canon Europe, said: “DPP 4.0 has proved incredibly popular with our customers and this latest update further extends its appeal to a wider range of users, such as those using the highly successful EOS 5D Mark II. Canon remains firmly committed to offering a complete range of products to photographers and increasingly its software solutions are playing a vital role in delivering the ultimate in image quality from capture to output.”


  • Faster, real-time adjustments.
  • Improved RAW file workflow.
  • Better, more approachable user interfaces.
  • Compatible with 64-bit native environments.
  • Colour adjustments for specific colour gamuts.
  • Improved highlight recovery provides expanded tonality.
  • Improved shadow recovery function.
  • Support for movie playback.
  • Auto Lighting Optimizer can be applied to JPEG images.
  • Better integration with EOS Utility.