Deal: Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye Lens – $159.95 (reg. $299.95, today only)

Lensbaby 5.8mm F/3.5

Only for today (12/11/2019) B&H Photo has the Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye Lens (Canon EF mount) on sale at $159.95. Compare at $299.95. Free shipping.

There is more:

More hand-picked deals are listed here.

Authorised Canon retailer B&H Photo has discounted EOS 5D Mark IV and EOS 6D Mark II bundles on offer for the holidays.

We offer 10% discount to subscriptions to Pixpa all-in-one platform for photographers.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBayAdorama.

Canon Europe stores have a cash back promotions going on:

Refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store (best deals to be found here)

Save $10 on Luminar 4 and/or Aurora HDR 2019 using our code “WATCH” at checkout.

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Canon Patent Application: High Speed Mirror Control

Canon Patent Application

Canon patent application 20190310458 (US) discusses technology and methods for a high speed mirror mechanism.

From the patent application literature:

In view of improvement of continuous photographing performance, a technique for stably keeping the main mirror and sub mirror in the mirror-down state promptly by reducing bounds of the mirrors that occur when the mirror unit that is rapidly driven toward the mirror-down state contacts the stopper is continuously required. A conventional mirror drive device drives the mirror unit between the mirror-down state and the mirror-up state by transmitting power to the main mirror and by making the sub mirror follow a motion of the main mirror using a combination of a toggle spring and a reversal cam or a linkage mechanism. 

[…] A quick return mirror mechanism of a single-lens reflex camera moves a mirror unit that has a main mirror and a sub mirror at a high speed between a mirror-down state in which the mirror unit enters into a photographing light path and a mirror-up state in which the mirror unit is retracted from the photographing light path.

[…] A mirror drive device that is capable of achieving high speed drive of a mirror unit and of reducing generation of bounds of mirrors. A first mirror unit is rotatably attached to a mirror box and is movable between a fast position within a photographing light path and a second position outside the path. A second mirror unit is rotatably attached to the first mirror unit and is movable between a third position within the path and a fourth position outside the path. A drive member moves the first mirror unit to the second position from the first position and moves the second mirror unit to the fourth position from the third position when, the drive member is driven by an actuator to a sixth position from a fifth position.

We think this Canon patent application might get into production. High fps cameras like the EOS-1D X series in the future may well get the improvements discussed in the patent literature.

More Canon patent applications are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production are these:

How To Use Natural Light, Short Tutorial By National Geographic Photographer

Natural Light

Taking pictures and maxing out the creative possibilities of natural light is not as easy as you might think. A short video shows how to use it for your photography.

In the video below by Advancing Your Photography, National Geographic Photographer Bob Holmes shows how to get the most out of available, natural light.

Bob Holmes shares his years of experience as a National Geographic and travel photographer, with tips to help you make the most of natural lighting. These are tips that can be used for any genre of photography to help you advance your photography!

More tips and tricks are listed here.

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Canon RF 15-35mm F/2.8L IS Sample Photo Gallery (DPReview)

Canon RF 15-35mm F/2.8L IS Review

DPReview posted a set of sample pictures shot with the Canon RF 15-35mm F/2.8L IS lens for the EOS R full frame mirrorless system.

Click here to see the Canon RF 15-35mm F/2.8L IS sample photo gallery.

The Canon RF 15-35mm F/2.8L IS gets positive reviews.

Canon RF 15-35mm F/2.8L IS: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

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Canon EOS R Review – Here Is Why Dustin Abbott Bought One

Canon Eos R Review

In this Canon EOS R review, one of our favorite gear reviewers, Dustin Abbott, tells the reasons that moved him to buy an EOS R.

He says:

Canon has continued to support the EOS R and expand it’s capabilities via firmware.  This includes vastly improved Eye AF real-time tracking (which now lags only behind Sony but is better than any other alternative), reduces the latency between autofocus and display, and added the inclusion of an intervalometer and ability to create time-lapse movies in camera.  Beyond that, Canon has also started to deliver on what was clearly the greatest strength of the platform – the new RF mount and all its potential.  While the bargain lenses for the RF mount are still few (though thankfully some third party support has started to come), Canon has delivered a number of their very best lenses yet on the RF mount.  There’s been enough positive changes Canon EOS R that I’ve finally bought in and added an EOS R to my own kit. I’m pretty much done with DSLRs at this point and ready to shift completely into the mirrorless space.  I’ve decided to release a new video which focuses on the positive changes to the EOS R and the RF platform and why it’s worth a second look in late 2019.  I’ll also share some photos from the Canon RF 50mm F1.2L below as I start my review process on that lens.

Visit Dustin Abbott’s EOS R sample pictures gallery.

Here is the Canon EOS R review video:

Canon EOS R: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

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Astronomik Introduces Clip Filters For Canon EOS R Bodies

Astronomik Filters

Astronomik (website) announced new clip filters for cameras in the EOS R lineup (EOS R, RP, and Ra).

Press release:

Astronomik presents Clip Filter for Canon EOS R, Ra and RP

We are proud to present our latest development to you today:

Astronomik Clip-Filter for the mirrorless full format cameras EOS R and RP

The new clip filters can be used with all lenses on the camera body without any modifications. The clip filters are optimized for use with normal camera lenses and telescopes.

All Astronomik filters are now also available as Clip filters EOS R!

The Astronomik CLS-CCD is our advice as an ideal “all-round filter”: The CLS-CCD largely suppresses artificial light pollution and enables deep, long-exposures even from locations with strong light pollution while giving your natural colors!

Beside the CLS-CCD the Astronomik emission line filters H-alpha, SII and OIII with 12nm and 6nm FWHM are available. The Astronomik ProPlanet 642 BP, 742 and 807 give the the infrared photographer a wide range of filters at his disposal. The UV+IR blockers L-1, L-2 and L-3 complete the family.

More information about the new clip filters can be found on our website:

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