Black Friday 2017: Sigma announce $100 discount on select Sigma ART lenses

Black Friday 2017: Sigma Announce $100 Discount On Select Sigma ART Lenses

Sigma announced a $100 rebate on a select set of Sigma ART lenses for Black Friday 2017. Sigma’s press release is at the end of the post.

Please note: by clicking on “Amazon” you are redirected to your country’s Amazon (as far as I know Sigma’s Black Friday 2017 discounts are for EU customers too).

Black friday 2017Sigma press release:

Sigma Announces Company’s Biggest Black Friday 2017 Sale on Award-Winning Art Lenses

Ronkonkoma, NY – November 19, 2017 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced its biggest Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale ever, offering incredible savings on its award-winning Art lens line. For a limited time, customers can save up to $100.00 USD on some of Sigma’s most sought after Art lenses. These unprecedented savings are only available through Sigma’s authorized US dealers beginning Sunday, November 19th through Thursday, November 30th, 2017.

Sigma’s award-winning Global Vision Art lenses are defined by their edge-to-edge, uncompromising image quality. Best-in-class optics combined with outstanding craftsmanship give photographers a lens that enables the ultimate in artistic expression. The award-winning Art line of large-aperture primes, wide angles and standard zooms captures portraits, fashion, architecture, landscapes and more with groundbreaking sharpness and clarity.

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Canon set to announce a new high ISO, multi-purpose camera soon? (that would be the ME20F-SHN)

Canon Set To Announce A New High ISO, Multi-purpose Camera Soon? (that Would Be The ME20F-SHN)

Canon ME20F-SH at a glance:

  • Up to 4 Million ISO & 12 Stops DR
  • Full Frame 35mm CMOS Sensor
  • Canon DIGIC DV 4
  • Full HD up to 60p
  • HD/3G-SDI & HDMI Connectors
  • Canon Locking Cinema EF Lens Mount

One of Canon’s less discussed imaging products is the ME20F-SH, a multi-purpose camera with a full-frame sensor and ISO capabilities up to 4M. The ME20F-SH is a specialised camera, it sells for $20,000, and is used for pretty cool applications. There is a more affordable version, the Canon ME200S-SH, selling at $5000. It’s still a full-frame sensor but with less ISO performance.

According to what we can deduce from a tweet by Nokishita, Canon may soon announce what appears to be either a replacement or an addition to this particular family of cameras, the ME20F-SHN. Does the “N” stay for “network”? No clue so far.

ME20F-SHN

Canon ME20F-SHN

Canon to raise ordinary dividend for fiscal year 2018, report

canon rumors

Doesn’t look bad for Canon. The Japanese company forecasts a 63% increase in consolidated net profit to 245 billion yen ($2.17 billion) for 2018. Financial results for 2017 can be seen here.

Nikkei Asian Review reports:

TOKYO — Canon  plans to lift its regular dividend for fiscal 2018 by 10 yen per share over current-year projections to 160 yen as core businesses bottom out and earnings rebound.

The regular dividend for the current year ending December is expected to be 150 yen. A 10-yen commemorative dividend in honor of the company’s 80th anniversary will be added on for a full-year total of 160 yen.

“We are incorporating the commemorative dividend into the regular dividend for the following year,” said Toshizo Tanaka, executive vice president and chief financial officer, keeping it at 160 yen going forward. Canon has not yet officially projected dividends for next year, however.

Read the report…

Canon EOS C200/C200B firmware update released (ver. 1.0.2.1.00)

Canon EOS C200/C200B Firmware Update Released (ver. 1.0.2.1.00)

Canon released a firmware update (version 1.0.2.1.00) for the Canon EOS C200/C200B Cinema cameras.

Firmware Version 1.0.2.1.00 incorporates the following enhancements:

  • When CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S is attached the following features are enabled:
  • Autofocus using the Dual Pixel CMOS AF function
  • Dual Pixel Focus Guide function.
  • The joystick on the camera’s grip unit can be set to operate the zoom.
  • Manual control of the iris with Camera’s Control dial.
  • Control of focus, zoom and iris using the separately-sold Remote Controller RC-V100.
  • Automatic aperture and push auto iris functions.
  • Start/stop recording on the separately-sold lens grip ZSG-C10.
  • Retrieval of Lens metadata, such as the model name and the focal distance will display on the camera.
  • Peripheral illumination / chromatic aberration correction.

Caution:

  • You cannot perform the firmware update using CFast 2.0 cards. Please use a commercially available SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card that is 128MB or more for the firmware update.
  • Firmware version 1.0.2.1.00 is for updating Cinema EOS C200 cameras running firmware version 1.0.0.1.00 – 1.0.1.1.00. If your camera’s firmware is already version 1.0.2.1.00, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Once the camera is updated to the latest version, it cannot be restored to a previous version.
  • For further information, please refer to the latest version of the unit’s Instruction Manual that is released with the firmware update.

Download Canon EOS C200/C200B firmware 1.0.2.1.00 here.

Canon EOS C200: Adorama | B&H Photo