Canon Develops Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics, Enables Extremely High Levels Of Chromatic Aberration Correction

Blue Refractive

Blue Refractive (BR) optical elements are employed on the new Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II lens.

Canon Develops New Camera-Lens Optical Element That Enables Extremely High Levels Of Chromatic Aberration Correction

MELVILLE, N.Y, August 27, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., has developed Blue Spectrum Refractive (BR), a new optical element for use in camera lenses that corrects chromatic aberrations at an extremely high level to achieve superb imaging performance.

BR optical element

The new Canon-developed BR optical element offers characteristics that significantly refract blue light, which lies within the short-wavelength range, to achieve impressive levels of chromatic aberration correction for outstanding imaging performance. The BR optical element, positioned between two glass lens elements to create a BR lens, will make its debut in the new EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM wide-angle fixed-focal-length lens, which is scheduled to go on sale in October 2015.

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Canon EOS 5Ds image quality seen through print performance

EOS 5Ds

A definitely interesting and pretty technical article about the Canon EOS 5Ds by Luminous Landscape. The 5Ds performance from the point of view of how much the 50MP matter when it comes to print performance. Comparison with the EOS 1Ds Mark III is discussed.

The article is not easy to sum up. It comes with sample pics, pixel peeping, and more in-depth analysis Giving it a try with a quote:

[…] the 5Ds images are notably superior in resolution, but when it comes to making prints there is an important consideration. Not one of the half dozen non photographers I showed the prints to mentioned detail in the images. When asked for differences, most popular was spotting the slightly different view, next up was that the brickwork was ‘a bit redder’ in one print.

That’s not the whole story. Head over to LL for the article.

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New Canon videos celebrate 10 years anniversary of EOS 5D series

Canon released 2 new videos to celebrate the 10 years anniversary of the company’s winning EOS 5D series. The video below shows highlights of an interview with the developers of the EOS 5D series. You may also be interested in a long series of technical articles dedicated to the EOS 5D and its successors.

The EOS 5D line was a game changer in many aspects. Just think what the EOS 5D Mark II made for videographers. And we are looking forward to another milestone with the upcoming EOS 5D Mark IV.

The latest addition to the EOS 5D series are the Canon EOS 5Ds (Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA) and EOS 5Ds R (Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA).

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Canon Digital Learning Centre posts long series of articles for EOS 5D series 10 year anniversary

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The Canon Digital Learning Centre posted a big bunch of articles about the EOS 5D series. Today Canon announced the 10 year anniversary event.

All articles are listed after the break. Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R are discussed.

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