Canon Presents Current And Future Image Sensors At Photonics West Show 2019

35MMFHDXSCA Image Sensors

At the Photonics West Show 2019, Michael Simmons of Canon Future Products & Solutions introduces four of their CMOS sensors available for a variety of imaging applications ranging from astronomy to the scanning of ancient artifacts. Watch the full video for a brief introduction on their 19um Ultra-High Sensitivity CMOS Sensor, the 5 MP Shutter CMOS Sensor, 120 MP Ultra-High Resolutions CMOS Sensor, and the 250 MP Ultra-High Resolution CMOS Sensor.

We covered Canon’s special sensors 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

More videos covering the Photonics West Show 2019 are listed here.

[via Image Sensors World]

Canon EOS RP vs Nikon Z 6 Size Comparison

Canon Eos Rp

Here’s another size comparison courtesy of ApoTelyt, between the upcoming Canon EOS RP and the Nikon Z 6.

The Canon EOS RP will be announced on February 14, 2019, along with five new lenses for the RF mount.

The strengths of both cameras compared:

Reasons to prefer the Canon EOS RP: 

  • More flexible LCD: Has swivel screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • More compact: Is smaller (133x85mm vs 134x101mm) and thus needs less room in the bag.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter (by 190g or 28 percent) and hence easier to carry around.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced segment (20 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More modern: Is somewhat more recent (announced 5 months after the Z6).

Advantages of the Nikon Z6: 

  • More detailed viewfinder: Has higher resolution electronic viewfinder (3690k vs 2360k dots).
  • Easier setting verification: Features a control panel on top to check shooting parameters.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.2″ vs 3.0″) for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (2100k vs 1040k dots).
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (12 vs 5 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Better sealing: Is splash and dust sealed for shooting in inclement weather conditions.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been on the market for longer (launched in August 2018).
[via ApoTelyt]

Canon EOS R vs EOS RP Size Comparison

Canon Eos Rp

ApoTelyt published a rather accurate size comparison between the Canon EOS R and the upcoming Canon EOS RP.

They also list the respective strengths.

Advantages of the Canon EOS R: 

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (30.1 vs 26.2MP) with a 7% higher linear resolution.
  • More detailed viewfinder: Has higher resolution electronic viewfinder (3690k vs 2360k dots).
  • Easier setting verification: Features an LCD display on top to control shooting parameters.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.2″ vs 3.0″) for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (2100k vs 1040k dots).
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (8 vs 5 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Better sealing: Is weather sealed to enable shooting in dusty or wet environments.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been on the market for longer (launched in September 2018).

Reasons to prefer the Canon EOS RP: 

  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • More compact: Is smaller (133x85mm vs 139x98mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 175g or 27 percent) and is thus easier to take along.
  • Sharper images: Has stabilization technology built-in to reduce the impact of hand-shake.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (30 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More modern: Was introduced somewhat (5 months) more recently.

For a size comparison between the Canon EOS RP and the Sony a7 III head over to Sony Alpha Rumors.

Fired From Canon Because Not Having Enough Instagram Followers? Not True, Let’s Have A Closer Look

Instagram Followers

Days ago a catching title was thrown into the photography community.

The news came from a major outlet, claiming a photographer was fired from Canon because she didn’t have enough Instagram followers (less than 50k).

According to the news outlet, the lady photographer said:

Let’s talk about followers and followers mattering. I’ll tell you that I booked a huge job — it would have been the biggest job of my career, commercially. I’ll just say it: with Canon. To shoot an ad campaign for them. I got the job, it was amazing. And then literally 20 minutes later, after I had already started making calls to start booking a crew because it was coming real fast, they called me and said, “Oh my God, we can’t hire you.” 

And I said, “Why?” 

And they said, “Because you don’t have 50,000 followers on Instagram.”

Well, it turns out there is nothing true in this story, as The Art of Photography meticulously researched and explains in the video below.

Well, this tells a long story that should make us think. Not just about photographers telling fairy tales but also about how fast those fairy tales (aka fake news) spread onto the Internet.

[via The Art of Photography]

Irix Announce Irix Edge Light Pollution Filters

Irix Edge Light Pollution

Irix announced the availability of their Irix Edge Light Pollution Filters.

So far only prices in Euro are known

  • Irix Edge Light Pollution (SE) 67mm – €95
  • Irix Edge Light Pollution (SE) 72mm – €107
  • Irix Edge Light Pollution (SE) 77mm – €125
  • Irix Edge Light Pollution (SE) 82mm – €135
  • Irix Edge Light Pollution (SE) 95mm – €149

If someone knows who has these filters available for order, please let me know.

Press release below.

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Meike MK-50mm f/1.7 For Canon EOS R Available For Pre-Order (and more Meike lenses)

Meike MK-50mm F/1.7

Meike MK-50mm f/1.7 at a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.7 to f/22
  • Multi-Layer Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Metal Lens Barrel and Bayonet Mount

The Meike MK-50mm f/1.7 manual focus lens for the Canon EOS R system is now available for pre-order at $139.99 at B&H Photo. As far as I know this should be the first third party lens for the Canon EOS R.

Other Meike lenses are also in stock now, have a look here.

The Meike MK-85mm f/2.8 Macro Lens for Canon EF sells at $269.99.

Meike MK-8mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Canon EF sells at $164.99.

The Meike MK-85mm f/1.8 Lens for Canon EF sells at $189.99.