Pre-Orders For The Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 Are Open

Zeiss Otus 100mm

Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Nine Low Dispersion Elements
  • Apochromatic Sonnar Optical Design
  • ZEISS T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Floating Elements System
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Anodized Metal Barrel, Rubber Focus Ring

The new Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 can be pre-ordered at $4,990 at B&H Photo and Adorama.

In Japan the Sony a7 III Outsells All Competitors Put Together

Sony A7 Iii

Latest BCN retail data shows an interesting picture of the full frame mirrorless market in Japan.

If you have a look at the image on top, you’ll see that the Canon EOS RP had a very good start when it was launched, and then started to sell less. The graph also shows that in Japan the Sony a7 III sells better than all its competitor put together. In other words, in April 2019 there were more Sony a7 III sold than the sum of sold Canon EOS R, Canon EOS RP and Nikon Z6 cameras.

Still, professional photographers and news photographer prefer Canon and Nikon cameras. Apparently, even Leica doesn’t mind using pictures shot with a Nikon.

Canon EOS R Banding Issue Seems Solved By Latest Firmware Update

Canon Eos R

Some Canon EOS R users have reportedly experienced banding issues with their new camera.

Michael The Maven discovered that artefacts appear as banding in RAW files when lifting shadows. After Canon release firmware ver. 1.2.0 for the EOS R, Michael tested again and compared firmware ver. 1.1.0 vs firmware 1.2.0., and found that the banding issue was gone.

Most user will likely never have an issue with banding but we recommend you update your EOS R asap.

Canon EOS R:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Tamron Confirms Lenses For Canon EOS R and Nikon Z Systems Are Coming

Tamron Lenses

In a recent interview with DPReview, Tamron execs confirmed the company will release lenses for Canon’s and Nikon’s full frame mirrorless systems.

Question: Do you have plans to create lenses for Canon RF and Nikon Z?

Answer: Yes, we’re also looking at that area. We have to do a lot of research and development into the reverse engineering, because they don’t disclose the details of their systems, so it’s a really hard job for us.

One size fits all?

Question: There are now four main full-frame mirrorless systems with different mount dimensions. Will you make completely different designs for the different mounts?

Answer: Each system has a different flange back distance and diameter. We need to do more research to see if we can use the same optical designs for the different mounts. But basically our approach will be the same as it is for DSLR. When we launch DSLR lenses we have the same optical design, and we customize for the different mounts. Even if the systems are totally different we’ll try to make a unified optical design.

If we design optics for a long flange back, we can adapt them for short flange back systems. It doesn’t work the other way around.

What about APS-C vs full frame sensors?

APS-C is still important to us, but when we think about the [industry], the full-frame market is expanding, so we’re looking at that market first – that’s the first priority. So gradually we’ll create a [full-frame] line and then at another time we can launch more APS-C lenses. The APS-C market is shrinking quite fast.

[via DPReview]

This is Canon America

Canon Rumors Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Canon Eos R

In this 5:50 minutes, a bit self-celebrating video, Canon USA lists all the areas in which they are active.

This goes from Canon’s highly specialised image sensors to 3D machine vision systems, the role Canon cameras play for filmmakers, the company’s efforts in medical research and diagnosing systems, not to forget the foray into space, and then more. A short promotional video that might be worth your time, just to learn in how many domains Canon is present.

Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 and 85mm f/1.4 Lenses for Canon EOS R now in Stock & Ready to Ship

Rokinon

The new Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 and Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 lenses for the Canon Rf mount, i.e. for the EOS R system, are now in stock and ready to ship to your door (free shipping in the US). Rokinon lenses are also branded Samyang.

Rokinon 14mm f/2.8