Canon LEARNING space


The tutorial world is very variegate.
Canon Australia has a very good and clear learning site. It’s free, made professionally and you can find all about EOS, starting from basic to advanced.
Canon Australia

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ORIGAMI-LENS

Wonderful where the DIY can bring a Japanese!
Watch this video on an “origami-lens”. It’s wonderful!
If you try with a Canon mount, let me know the result!
Via DC.watch

There are a lot of Canon lens patents on the road:
EF 35 f/1.4L II, EF 50 f/1.4 USM, EF 300 f/4L IS II, EF 24 f/2.8 USM, EF 28 f/1.8 DO. (Canon Rumors)
However at the moment we only know the new release date of the EF lens.

Click those direct links to check price and be notified when in stock:
EF 8-15mm F4 L Fisheye USM on BH
EF 300mm F2.8 L IS II USM on BH
EF 400mm F2.8 L IS II USM on BH
EF 500mm F4 L IS II USM on BH
EF 600mm F4 L IS II USM on BH

Canon postponed release date EF Lens

Canon USA announced updated availability dates for five of its EF lenses.
Below the summary:
• Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM lens is scheduled to be available in late July 2011
• Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens is scheduled to be available in late August 2011
• Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens is scheduled to be available in late August 2011
• Canon EF 500mm F4L IS II USM lens is scheduled to be available in December 2011
• Canon EF 600mm F4L IS II USM lens is also scheduled to be available in December 2011

Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM lens
The Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM lens is expected to be available in late July for an estimated retail price of $1,399.

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens
The Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM lens is expected to be available in late August for an estimated retail price of $6,599.

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens
The Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM lens is expected to be available in late August for an estimated retail price of $10,499.

Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM Lens for Sports and Nature Photography
The Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM lens is expected to be available in December for an estimated retail price of $9,499.

Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM Lens for Wildlife and Photojournalism
The Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM lens is expected to be available in December for an estimated retail price of $11,999.
The full Press Release on Canon Usa

You can pre-order:
EF 8-15mm F4 L Fisheye USM on BH
EF 300mm F2.8 L IS II USM on BH
EF 400mm F2.8 L IS II USM on BH
EF 500mm F4 L IS II USM on BH
EF 600mm F4 L IS II USM on BH

Canon Project IMAGIN8ION


“Welcome to Project Imaginat8ion, the first ever user-genereted photo contest inspire a Hollywood short film. In the next month, 8 photos will be chosen by Ron Howard to set the stage for his next production.”

This time your imaginary will inspire a Hollywood short movie.
It is a collaboration with a big director in which your photo-idea becomes an interactive work-table with Canon and Ron Howard to set the stage for this peculiar production.
An opportunity for Canon photographers and an opportunity for Canon to draw new ideas and stimulation from his creative community.

Canon Usa “has launched a new multi-dimensional marketing campaign, “Long Live Imagination,” which centers on a unique collaboration with one of Hollywood’s most influential directors, Ron Howard. On May 22nd, Ron Howard and Canon U.S.A. invited photographers of all levels to submit their most imaginative photographs based on a series of movie themes for “Project Imagin8ion,” the first user-generated photo contest in history to ultimately inspire a Hollywood short film. The “Long Live Imagination” site, designed as an interactive and engaging community for Canon users and photography enthusiasts, launched on May 22nd at www.youtube.com/imagination. The contest and this site will foster dialogue amongst the community, and directly with Canon, inspiring everyone to new levels of creativity.”

“I’m known as a narrative storyteller, so when Canon approached me to partner on the ‘Long Live Imagination’ campaign, I was moved by the opportunity to collaborate with the masses, tapping into consumers’ creativity and using their photos as building blocks to produce a film,” said Howard. “I hope the project stimulates people’s imaginations whether they are an amateur photographer, a world traveler or a proud parent, and I hope what we create is meaningful.” Canon USA Press release

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Cinema EUPHORIA


Technicolor cinestyle gave a strong push to all Canons movie and somehow this supports the lack of Canon’s news .
Surely these are good times for Sony, Panasonic… but we know, we must be patient and wait. Meanwhile things mature and lead to new and ever better solutions…
Take a look, a lot of video on the net are showing a huge euphoria of cinema.

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Sigma SD1 Brilliant! But so much effort for such a small sensor!

Sigma announced his flagship DSLR, the Sigma SD1.

Available on early June, price $ 9.700 (almost 3.5x time the price of a Canon 5D MK II ).

The price at the moment is more discussed than technical characteristics, but we think in a short time the discussion will be much more about the technical features.

Here the SD1 features:” a weather-sealed magnesium alloy body, and a newly developed APS-C sized Foveon X3 image sensor which is quite a bit larger than those used in past Foveon DSLRs. The new sensor in the SD1 outputs images with 15 megapixel (4,704 x 3,136 pixel) resolution — a 78% increase in linear resolution as compared to the previous generation Foveon chip used in Sigma’s SD15 DSLR.

Other significant features of the Sigma SD1 include dual TRUE II (“Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine”) image processors capable of bursts of up to 5 frames per second for 7 RAW frames, a new 11-point, twin cross-type, phase detection autofocus sensor, ISO sensitivity from 100 to 6,400 equivalents, shutter speeds from 30s to 1/8000s, a pentaprism viewfinder with 98% coverage, and UDMA compatible Type-I CompactFlash storage.

We said: so much effort for such a small sensor! It’s not so small but, considering the price…seems to be for the best Full Frame Lenses and: Where is gone our Bokeh? Anybody understanding photographic lenses vs. sensor size?

In any case, we are excited waiting to see the performance of the new Foveon .

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