Seven Things You Might Want To Know Before Switching to Mirrorless

Canon EOS M50

Pierre T. Lambert posted a 18 minutes video where he discusses 7 things that people might ignore when buying a mirrorless camera. Seven aspects of mirrorless technology that you may not know about before making your purchase. The seven things are:

  1. The size
  2. The EVF exposure and lag
  3. Looking through the EVF
  4. More sensitive to dust
  5. Battery life
  6. Choice of lenses
  7. The cost

And here is the video:

[via DIY Photography]

This Very Rare Canon 45-200mm f/2.8 Prototype Lens might be yours, for $40k

Canon 45-200mm F/2.8

If you’re a lens collector looking out for something extremely rare, then this might be for you.

What appears to be a very rare Canon prototype lens, a Canon 45-200mm f/2.8 lens with unknown mount type, is sold on eBay UK for $40,000.

We did a quick research and found almost nothing about this lens. In 1960 Popular Photography Magazine reported that Canon would announced a 45-200mm lens for their 35mm Canonflex system. Lenses for the Canonflex system had the R lens mount, so this 45-200mm f/2.8 lens might have a R mount. The Canon Camera Museum does not list a 45-200mm lens in the R mount section. And that’s all we found. It definitely appears to be a prototype lens from a very limited batch. If you have additional information please let us know in the comment section.

The Canon 45-200mm F/2.8 prototype lens is sold by seller smokegrafix on eBay UK for around £31,000/$39,999. We have no experience with this seller so we can’t give you any advice. The rating is 100% positive and based on 360 customers. We confide you know how to roll on eBay.

Below you can see some picture of the Canon 45-200mm f/2.8 prototype lens that’s sold on eBay UK. The seller describes the Canon 45-200mm f/2.8:

[…] the lens is in Excellent+++ condition, both cosmetically & optically, with perfect mechanical , clean blades, it has a unique aperture feature so you can get both click and click free aperture by just screwing and unscrewing the click screw on aperture ring. The lens was recently serviced, optics are cleaned, and rear optic has minor sign on the coating in the corner, as it was properly cleaned from fungus and is missing little coating, which has nothing to do with image quality. There is a filter on the front optic from the day first, and professional follow focus gears are attached on the lens from the first day.
The lens came with original metal heavy duty box, Genuine front cap, Filter, Hood, Follow focus knob’s, and a Lens sliding attachment Rig. The lens only weights approximately 2.8 to 3kg, and with the whole package it weights about 7.5 kg,

Canon announces final victory after 6-year patent litigations

Canon Rumors Canon Full Frame Mirrorless

Canon press release:

Canon announces final victory over non-practicing entities after 6-year patent litigations

TOKYO and MELVILLE, N.Y., August 8, 2018 – Canon Inc. and Canon U.S.A., Inc. today announce final victory in their defense of a long-term patent dispute against Technology Properties Limited LLC (TPL) and MCM Portfolio LLC (MCM). In March 2012, Plaintiffs TPL and MCM commenced litigation against Canon in both the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and the U.S. District Court, accusing nearly 200 Canon products of infringing U.S. patents relating to flash memory card readers. In December 2013, Canon prevailed at the ITC on grounds of non-infringement. Additionally, in September 2016, the district court ruled in Canon’s favor and held that none of Canon’s accused products infringe any of the asserted claims of the patents-in-suit. Canon then sought—and was awarded—its attorneys’ fees in the amount of nearly $1.8 million (USD).

In early 2017, Plaintiffs appealed both the district court’s ruling and the fees award to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. On April 11, 2018, the Federal Circuitaffirmed both the district court’s non-infringement determination and its award of attorneys’ fees, and the Plaintiffs chose not to appeal the affirmance to the Supreme Court, resulting in an across-the-board victory for Canon.

The Federal Circuit’s decision caps a six-year litigation during which Canon successfully defended its products at nearly every level of the U.S. judicial system. Canon recognizes and respects intellectual property rights, but as this litigation demonstrates, Canon also remains committed to vigorously defending itself against false and frivolous allegations of infringement of others’ intellectual property.

Meike 85mm f/1.8 lens review (a fine lens that’s very easy to like, ePhotozine)

Meike 85mm F/1.8

The Meike 85mm f/1.8 was announced back in April 2018, and still is not available in the US. When it will, it will sell at $199.

In the meantime, ePhotozine posted a review of the Meike 85mm f/1.8 lens. Among the positive aspects of the Meike, the reviewers highlight the very good sharpness, low CA and distortion, and an overall good build quality.

From the verdict:

The lens is no trouble to use, it does the job, maybe not with the smooth finesse of more expensive optics, but in a workmanlike and efficient way. At the price, who could complain. For anyone wanting an inexpensive 85mm f/1.8 lens this must be one of the strongest contenders.

Handling being fine, the real bonus is that the optical performance is excellent. Even the edge softness wide open can be seen as an advantage for dreamy portraits, although some may see it as a drawback. Creatively, the lens has lots of potential.

In summary, a fine lens that’s very easy to like, at a price where there’s little to lose. Read the review…

Meike 85mm f/1.8

Hot Deals Still Live: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV bundles (Pro-100 printer, battery grip, microphone, paper), starting $3099

Eos 5d Mark Iv

These hot Canon EOS 5D Mark IV bundle deals by authorised Canon retailer Adorama are still available. All bundles get $350 mail-in rebate (instructions) and include the following items:

  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer
  • Canon Plus Luster Semi-Gloss Photo Paper (13×19″), 50 Sheets
  • Shure VP83F LensHopper Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone
  • Canon BG-E20 Battery Grip for EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV bundles on offer are:

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV body only with the items listed above on sale at $3,099 after $350 MIR
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with EF 24-70mm f/4L IS lens and the items listed above on sale at $3,849 after MIR
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II lens on sale at $4,298 after MIR

Shipping is free. Adorama has even more EOS 5D Mark IV bundles.

A Bit of Everything (Sony, Lensbaby, Sigma, Tips & Tricks)

Above: Why I made the Big Switch to Sony (and a message to Canon and Fujifilm) – Sean Tucker

Above: Deciphering the Canon Optical Wireless Flash Communication Protocol – Science’n’me

Lensbaby Sol 45 f/3.5 Lens review by Fstoppers

Here are seven things they did not tell you before you bought the Sony A7IIIDIY Photography

First impressions review of the Sigma 105mm f/1.4 Art lens – The “Bokeh Master” – DIY Photography

How to photograph Meteor Showers – Canon DLC

Five Tips for Better Outdoor Portraits – Canon DLC

Natural Light Portraiture – Canon DLC

Creative Uses of Extreme Focal Lengths for Landscape Photography – Canon DLC

This is Why Your Photos are Boring (But It’s Not Really Your Fault) – The Phoblographer

Review: Canon EOS M50 (Canon EF-M) (Not Bad, But Not Fantastic) – The Phoblographer

Review: Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD (Canon EF) – The Phoblographer

Five reasons why the 35mm lens can be perfect for travel photography – DIY Photography

Five (More) Uncomfortable Truths About Photography – Digital Photography School

Review: Canon EF 24-105mm f4 L IS USM IIThe Phoblographer

ePhotozine reviewed the Canon Rebel T100/EOS 4000D, the cheapest DSLR you can buy, and they say there is little to like.

This instant camera turns everything you shoot into cartoon doodles – DIY Photography

NameThatLens is a cross-platform tool to inject EXIF data into vintage lens photos – DIY Photography

Ten steps to follow if you want to become a full-time photographer – DIY Photography

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Below: Why I ditched full frame for micro four thirds cameras 😱 [Canon vs Panasonic Mirrorless]

Below: Why Sony is absolutely KILLING it right now – The Art of Photography

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