November 15, 2014
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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L Set to be Replaced Soon?

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Edit: corrected typo in post title.

Canon Rumors says:

We’re told that that Canon will replace their 35mm f/1.4L following the announcement and shipping of the upcoming EF 11-24mm f/4L, which has been rumoured since August. We’re told that an announcement date hasn’t been set, however the lens could appear as early as Q1 of 2015, or fall into the second quarter of next year.

According to the given rating, the rumour comes from a source that was reliable in the past.

CW’s take: agree with the rating of the rumour. Alone the number of patents for a 35mm f/4 lens filed by Canon in the last two years make it plausible (patents: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4). It’s also a long time since the EF 35mm f/1.4L was released in 2001.

[via CR]

November 15, 2014
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Canon Pro Network Publishes Part 3 of Lightroom & Photoshop CC Workflow Tutorial (RAW filter)

Lightroom & Photoshop CC Workflow

Canon Professional Network posted part 3 of their ongoing tutorial series about Lightroom & Photoshop CC workflow. The third part is all about RAW filters. Previous episodes: part 1 (smart objects), part 2 (composite images).

Adobe now offers a Creative Cloud Photography bundle that includes Lightroom editing software and Photoshop CC for photographers who want to organise, edit, enhance and share their images via desktop or their mobile devices – this package currently comes bundled with Canon’s EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 6D DSLRs. In a four-part CPN series of articles and video tutorials Richard Curtis (a Principal Solutions Consultant in Digital Imaging for Adobe UK) will examine the workflow between Lightroom software and Photoshop CC to give you a good understanding of the benefits of working with both in tandem. In Part 2 of this series Richard Curtis focuses on the advanced use of Smart Objects for creating composite images within the Lightroom and Photoshop CC workflow and, in a special video, he explains how to create such composite images. Please click on the play button in the window above to watch the video.

Adobe’s Lightroom and Photoshop CC costs $9.99 per month.

November 15, 2014
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Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Apo Planar Shipping from Amazon (Canon mount)

Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4

The super-duper, manual focusing Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Apo Planar lens is shipping at Amazon US. Price is hefty for what is probably one of the best performing optics in the world. It’s around $4,000, see for yourself.

November 14, 2014
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Canon Cinema EOS Gear used to Capture “The Last Patrol”, a Documentary About the Consequences of War

Sebastian Junger’s The Last Patrol was captures using Canon Cinema EOS products. The documentary premiered October 23, 2014, and takes part in the Margaret Mead Film Festival.

Whether fighting or documenting the realities on the ground as a journalist, how does the context of war transform a person’s identity? What happens to that identity when soldiers return home? Sebastian Junger, war journalist and author of The Perfect Storm, explores these questions on a soul-searching journey with three comrades-in-arms. Junger, joined by Brendan O’Bryne and Dave Roels, protagonists of the Academy Award-nominated documentary, Restrepo, and combat journalist Guillermo Cervera walk along railroad tracks from Washington, D.C. to Pennsylvania. They move with a purposeful invisibility designed to echo the isolation felt by many who return from war. The men live outdoors and discuss the transition from soldier to civilian. With the backdrop of a varied United States revealed by the path of the tracks—ghettos and wealthy suburbs, heavy industry and farm country—the juxtaposition of scenery and conversations uncover diverse and conflicting American perceptions of war and what it means for veterans to come home.

Canon’s press release:

Canon Cinema EOS Products Capture Sebastian Junger’s The Last Patrol

MELVILLE, N.Y., November 14, 2014 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that Academy Award®-Nominated director Sebastian Junger (Restrepo, Korengal) and cinematographer Rudy Valdez chose Canon EOS Digital Cinema cameras and lenses for their new documentary The Last Patrol, the third installment of Junger’s trilogy of war documentaries. The pair of filmmakers relied on the Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema camera to capture The Last Patrol, which premiered on HBO on November 10, 2014 and is currently airing on HBO.

The Last Patrol follows Junger, photojournalist Guillermo Cervera, and combat veterans Brendan O’Byrne and Dave Roels as they hike the 300-mile stretch of railroad lines from Washington, D.C. to New York City – a trek Junger originally planned with his close friend and acclaimed war photographer Tim Hetherington before Hetherington was killed in 2011 while covering the Libyan civil war. The goal of the journey was to get to know America again after a decade of war and discuss why combat is so incredibly hard to give up. Because hiking along the tracks is illegal, they moved with a purposeful invisibility designed to echo the isolation felt by many who return from war.


Interview with Sebastian Junger

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November 14, 2014
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Deal Alert: Canon EOS 6D ($1,425), EOS 5D Mark III ($2,525), and More

Two very good deals by trusted eBay sellers. For more Canon deals on eBay click here

 Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-Body-Only Hot deal by eBay seller getitdigital (99.4% positive ratings): the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on sale for $2,524.99.Free shipping in US and limited quantity.
 6d Top Rated Plus seller getitdigital (99.4% positive ratings) on eBay has the Canon EOS 6D on sale for $1,424.99.Free shipping and limited quantity.
November 14, 2014
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Milky Way Time-Lapse with a Surprise: A Meteor Exploding in Atmosphere

A Milky Way time-lapse with an unexpected surprise. A meteor exploding while entering the atmosphere. Not something you can get on video by planning it, though there are two photographers lucky enough to capture it.

The video above was made by Wes Eisenhauer in South Dakota in mid-September, using a Canon EOS 5D Mark II and a 16-35mm lens.

Milky Way Time-Lapse

Eisenhauer was not the only lucky photographer to capture this very meteor explosion. Ben Lewis shot the video below in Iowa using a Canon EOS 6D and 35mm lens.

A meteor exploding in the atmosphere is called a “bolide fireball”, more about it at the American Meteor Society.

[via PetaPixel]

November 14, 2014
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Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens Shipping

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Canon’s EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens is shipping from for $149 at AmazonB&H Photo | Adorama

  • EF-S Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 38mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Optimized Lens Coatings
  • STM AF Motor Supports Movie Servo AF
  • Micro-Stepping Drive Aperture Mechanism
  • Full-Time Manual Focus Override
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
  • Slim Design Measures Less Than 1″-Thick

The EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM was announced in September 2014.

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