Canon Introduces Three New Premium Fine Art Papers Ideal for Professional Photographers

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Canon press release:

Canon U.S.A. Introduces Three New Premium Fine Art Papers Ideal for Professional Photographers

Key Features Include Rich Color Reproduction, Longevity and Detailed Expression of Gradation

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 18, 2016 – Photographers have a wide range of paper options when printing their work and choosing the right paper to match the work is key to professional and amateur photographers alike. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, continues to show their commitment to the professional printing market by announcing today three new Premium Fine Art papers — Premium Fine Art Smooth, Premium Fine Art Bright White and Premium Polished Rag. Designed to produce, rich-color reproduction, and detailed expression of gradation, these new papers will help photographers take their images to the next level and create works of art.

“Canon continues to be committed to our professional printing audience and these new papers are a great example of providing the tools needed to create great artwork,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Having a wide range of versatile media support for our printers allows users to choose the best paper to create their masterpiece.”

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Canon contributes to cosmological observation by expanding the range of observable infrared frequencies


Canon plans to develop an immersion grating from materials suitable for frequencies close to visible light (0.8–1.2 μm). With the successful development of its InP immersion grating, the Company is one step closer to achieving that goal. By developing a lineup of immersion gratings using a variety of different materials, users can choose the optimal grating based on the frequency range it will be used with to make possible a wide range of applications in the field of infrared spectroscopy. Canon anticipates applications in the fields of medicine, communication and, of course, astronomy.

Canon press release:

Canon successfully develops world’s first indium phosphide immersion grating

TOKYO, October 18, 2016—Canon Inc. announced today the successful development of the world’s first* indium phosphide (InP) immersion grating.† Strengthening its lineup of immersion gratings, which includes gratings made from germanium (Ge) and cadmium zinc telluride (CdZnTe), Canon is contributing to even greater progress in cosmological observation by expanding the range of observable infrared frequencies.

In order to retrieve information contained within light emitted from space, astronomical telescopes and man-made satellites are equipped with spectroscopes—devices that incrementally divide light by its different frequencies—that play a vital role in cosmological observation. Compared with typical reflective elements, immersion gratings enable spectrometers that are smaller in size and realize higher levels of performance. With the addition of an InP immersion grating to Canon’s lineup, spectrometers could be reduced to approximately 1/27th the volume of those equipped with typical reflective elements that cover the same frequencies. Overcoming restrictions on size and weight, which, until now, made it difficult to launch man-made satellites equipped with high-performance spectrometers, is expected to further expand the possibilities of cosmological observation. What’s more, the application of this grating to next-generation large ground-based telescopes, which face the problem of ever-increasing sizes, could lead to reductions in size without sacrificing performance.

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A Bit of Everything (EOS 5D Mark IV, 50mm f/1, 11-24mm, more)

Above: Canon 5D Mk IV Review (vs 5D Mk III, 5DS-R, D810, a7R II, K-1, Tony & Chelsea Northrup

Above: Canon 50mm f1.0 – Bokeh PornMatt Granger

Life’s a jungle: The macro world of Christian Ziegler – Canon Professional Network

Canon EF 135mm f/2L II On the Way? [CR1] – Canon Rumors

Is the 5D Mark IV the perfect wedding camera? No, but it comes pretty close – DIY Photography

25 Travel Photography Tips For Beginners – Eric Kim Photography

The Canon 5D Mk IV and why it uses MJPEG – Red Shark News

The Lens I Wasn’t Sure I Could Love: Canon 11-24mm f/4 L – Dan Carr Photography

5D Mark IV Is Here! Initial thoughts and Unboxing – Dan Carr Photography

Canon 5D Mark IV Gallery Images: Exploring the city and the forest with Canon’s latest full-frame DSLR – Imaging Resource

Halloween Photography Tips – Canon Digital Learning Center

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Sample ImagesPhotography Blog

Below: One Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. Four Photographers. 24 Hours to LegendaryCanonUSA

Below: Canon 5D Mark IV Sensor Test | Resolution, Dustin Abbott

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III Review (outstanding lens, Photography Blog)

Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8L III Review (outstanding Lens, Photography Blog)

 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

At a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 22
  • Three Aspherical & Two UD Elements
  • Subwavelength & Air Sphere Coatings
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Internal Focus; Full-Time MF Override
  • Fluorine Coating on Exposed Elements
  • Dust- and Water-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

The folks at Photography Blog published their comprehensive review of the new Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III, a lens that many photographers would like to have in their bag.

From the conclusion:

The new Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM is an outstanding but also very expensive ultra-wide-angle zoom lens that will appeal most to landscape, reportage and wedding photographers looking for a well-built, weather-proof optic with the main advantage of a fast and constant f/2.8 aperture for low-light hand-held work.

[…] Image quality is quite simply fantastic. Chromatic aberrations are almost completely absent, bokeh is impressive despite the wide-angle nature of the lens, and the Subwavelength and an Air Sphere coatings successfully prevent contrast loss attributable to flare. The only real optical issues are some obvious vignetting and barrel distortion at the 16mm wide-angle focal length, and a slight lack of sharpness when shooting wide-open at f/2.8 at the 28mm and 35mm focal lengths. Read the review…

Sample images shot with the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III mounted on a EOS 5D Mark IV can be viewed here. Unfortunately the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III is not your typical budget option, this is a professional lens selling at $2,199.

EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III

EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III description after the break…

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It’s still available: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV at $3,199 (reg. $3,499)

It’s Still Available: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV At $3,199 (reg. $3,499)

At a glance:

  • 30.4MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6+ Image Processor
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • DCI 4K Video at 30 fps; 8.8MP Still Grab
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • Native ISO 32000, Expanded to ISO 102400
  • Dual Pixel RAW; AF Area Select Button
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
  • 7 fps Shooting; CF & SD Card Slots
  • Built-In GPS and Wi-Fi with NFC

Top Rated Plus seller ElectronicsValley on eBay (99.7% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV on sale at $3,199. Compare at $3,499. Free shipping. Please note: this is an import item, 1 year seller warranty applies.

How does the Canon EOS 5Ds R hold up to medium format cameras? (PhaseOne IQ250 & Hasselblad X1D)

How Does The Canon EOS 5Ds R Hold Up To Medium Format Cameras? (PhaseOne IQ250 & Hasselblad X1D)

Canon EOS 5Ds R: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

At a glance:

  • 50.6 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with ISO 100-6400 (Lo: 50 and H1: 12,800) sensitivity range.
  • Dual DIGIC 6 Processors for outstanding image processing speed and camera responsiveness.
  • 5 frames per second (fps) with selectable burst speeds and silent shutter mode.
  • 61-point wide area AF with 41 cross-type sensors with iTR, AI Servo AF III and AF Configuration tool.
  • 150k pixel RGB+IR metering sensor.
  • 100% magnification Intelligent Viewfinder II with electronic overlay.
  • 1.3x, 1.6x and 1:1 ratio crop modes with masked viewfinder display.
  • Mirror Vibration Control System to reduce mirror vibration blur.
  • Fine Detail Picture Style.
  • CF + SD (UHS-I) dual memory card slots.
  • Peripheral Illumination and Chromatic Aberration Lens Correction in camera.
  • Multiple Exposure and HDR mode.
  • Customisable Quick Control screen.
  • Built-in timer functionality – bulb timer and interval shooting timer.
  • Time-lapse Movie function.
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for high-speed tethering and image/movie transfer.
  • 150,000 shutter cycle life.

No doubt that Canon stepped into the medium format domain with its innovative Canon EOS 5Ds R camera, a 50MP DSLR. The question is how well the EOS 5Ds R holds up to medium format champions like the PhaseOne IQ250 and the new Hasselblad X1D.

Kjell Post wanted to know and posted an 8 minutes video where he compares these three 50MP cameras. He writes:

Here’s our test of three different 50MP camera systems. We used a Canon 5DsR with a 70-200 f/2.8 L II, a PhaseOne IQ250 with a Schneider-Kreuznach 110 f/2.8, and the Hasselblad X1D with the 90mm f/3.2. We looked at sharpness, highlight and shadow recovery, and skin colours. The test does not claim to be exhaustive or perfect, but we hope you find it interesting.

[via Mirrorless Rumors]