Canon developing 4K projector that combines high brightness with compact, lightweight body


TOKYO, September 1, 2015—Canon Inc. announced today that it is developing an LCOS projector capable of displaying 5,000 lumen video and still images at a resolution of 4,096 x 2,400 pixels, a level of definition that surpasses the 4,096 x 2,160 pixel-resolution of 4K digital cinema.

Tracing its beginnings to the movie industry, 4K-resolution content has been gaining traction in the broadcasting industry. Amid ongoing advances in image quality and definition made possible by the introduction of a growing number of 4K production tools, Canon is leveraging its proprietary optical technologies to make its entry into the 4K projector market in 2016.

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Canon and Getty Images reveal the decade’s most iconic images (all taken on EOS 5D DSLRs)

Canon And Getty Images Reveal The Decade’s Most  Iconic Images (all Taken On EOS 5D DSLRs)

Canon Europe and Getty Images have revealed a series of iconic images, shot by some of the world’s leading photographers, which represent defining moments from the past decade and bring to light the power of photography and the role it plays in helping to affect change around the world…

Known for enabling people to tell the stories that need to be told, the Canon EOS 5D series celebrates its 10th anniversary with an initiative that showcases ten amazing images that tell some of these stories. From exposing the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian army, to uncovering illegal logging of rare and endangered trees in Madagascar, the EOS 5D has been the camera of choice for many professional photographers over the past decade and has captured some of the world’s most significant and important moments.

To view all the images and the amazing stories behind them, visit Canon’s Showcase within the Come and See website. The images will also be available to view as part of a special anniversary exhibition within Canon’s space during the professional week at Visa pour l’Image 2015, the annual festival of photojournalism held in Perpignan, France, from August 31 to September 6 2015.


To further celebrate ten years of profound imagery, Canon Europe is also launching a pan-European competition that will offer participants the chance to win limited edition EOS 5D anniversary prizes.

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Want to do a photowalk at CERN? You can, and you can capture all the behind-the-scenes stuff!

Want to shoot in a super cool place? Get ready for the 2015 Global Physics Photowalk organised by CERN and seven other important physics laboratory. Deadline for applications is noon on 6 September.

They say Sony cameras are allowed despite cronical overheating ;-)

Cameras at the ready! CERN is teaming up with seven other large physics laboratories for an international photo competition, the 2015 Global Physics Photowalk. On 25 and 26 September, photographers from around the world will be given the opportunity to take photographs behind the scenes at these prestigious laboratories.

At CERN, twenty photographers will be given the chance to take part in the competition, which will take place on 25 September. For the occasion, CERN will be opening the doors to three of its facilities: the new Linac 4 accelerator, which will shortly start supplying beams to the Large Hadron Collider; CERN’s main workshop, where state-of-the-art technologies can be seen in use; and ISOLDE, which supplies beams to around fifty experiments each year. The photographers will also have the opportunity to take shots of everyday life on the CERN campus.

The best photos will be chosen by a local jury and exhibited in 2016. Each laboratory will also choose three photos to be entered for the international competition, which will run until the end of the year. In this case, the winning photos will be selected by a jury and a public vote. They will be exhibited in Asia, Europe and North America and will also be featured in the CERN Courier and Symmetry.

The competition is open to all photographers. For more information and to enter, please go to the CERN Photowalk page.

The deadline for applications is noon on 6 September.

[via CERN]

Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye lens deal – $179 (reg. $239, today only, B&H Dealzone)

Rokinon 8mm F/3.5 Fisheye Lens Deal – $179 (reg. $239, Today Only, B&H Dealzone)

It’s today’s B&H Photo Dealzone deal: the Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens is on sale for $179. Compare at $239. This deal is for today only!

  • Ultra Wide-Angle 8mm Fisheye Lens
  • For APS-C Size Image Formats
  • Rounded Image When Used With Full Frame
  • Hybrid Aspherical Lenses — Sharp Images
  • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
  • Manual Focus Lens
  • Minimum Focusing Distance of 12″
  • Built-In Petal-Type Lens Hood

A few Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II sample pictures

A Few Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L II Sample Pictures

Thanks Niklas. Canon China posted a batch of sample pics shot using the new Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II lens, announced last week. The EF 35mm f/1.4L II is an innovative lens, featuring Blue Spectrum Refractive optics, a technology developed by Canon.

The new Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II will be available in October at $1,799. You can pre-order the new EF 35mm f/1.4L II: Amazon | Adorama | B&H Photo.

[via Canon China]