New rumors about a Canon full-frame camera emerged. NL talks about a camera with 1D form factor that is currently under test in Asia. Such rumors reached CR too, and here at CW we have also been told that Canon is testing a prototype of a high resolution (>30MP) full-frame camera, though no one named a “3D” (suggested by other rumor sites). It is really difficult to make predictions having so little information at hand. If the rumor is reliable, then we could have i) a specced down 1D, ii) an entry level full-frame camera, or iii) an entirely new, pro-level camera. On the other hand, if this thing is going to have a >30MP sensor, it will hardly be an entry level FF camera, nor, I think, it will be an 1D-X with lower specs.
We can only wait. And, btw, stay tuned tomorrow for the Rebel T4i/EOS 650D (and 40mm pancake & 18-135mm STM lenses) announcement.
First pics of the Rebel T4i/EOS 650D and the 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens, both expected to be announced next Friday, showed up at CPW (click here). The picture above shows also the 18-135mm STM (silent AF motor). Below, the 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens. Nothing new about the T4i/650D specs.
See below for Rebel T3i/EOS 650D deals:
Our friends over at the phoblographer reviewed the Rokinon 8mm T3.8 Cinema fisheye lens (click here). This is a lens made for videography, it has T-stops instead of F-stops. The Rokinon 8mm Fisheye can be ordered at B&H ($349.00 click here) and Amazon US ($399.00 click here) and on eBay (click here). The review is interesting because the lens is reviewed «trying to target the photographer that would also shoot video».
I won’t anticipate too much about the review. Just a few excerpts from the review…:
Update: One day means today, Tuesday 5th June.
B&H has a one day Sandisk memory card deal going on. One day. Huge discount on some cards. Too see the list of all discounted memory cards click here. Below (and above) is a selection, each image links to the respective card.
Adobe released a software update for Photoshop CS5 and CS5.1 (click here), and for Illustrator CS5 and CS5.5 (click here). The patch addresses a security issue that makes it possible to inject malicious code into a computer system. I wrote “finally” in the title because at first Adobe tried to address this issue with an update to Photoshop CS6 (and it is not a free update). After several complains from users, and after a month, Adobe decided to release the patches. When asked by German technology news-ticker heise.de (Google translated) why they did not release a free security update, Adobe answered:
While Adobe did resolve the vulnerabilities [..] in the Adobe Photoshop CS6 major release, no dot release was scheduled or released for Adobe Photoshop CS5 or CS5.5. The team did not believe the real-world risk to customers warranted an out-of-band release to resolve these issues. The security bulletin for Photoshop is rated as a Priority 3 update, indicating that it is a product that has historically not been a target for attackers, and in this case we are not aware of any exploits targeting the issues fixed.
Another cool photo-app for iOS went free for a limited time. Fotor CameraBag (click here, $1.99 usually) makes iphonography easy and fun. It comes with a well working HDR imaging engine, plus the usual assortment of filters, frames and enhancing options. Moreover, you can make collages of your pics and tilt-shift lenses can be simulated. Social sharing is also available. The app works on the iPhone, iPod touch and the iPad running on iOS 4.3 or greater.