Today Only: Save Big On Datacolor Spyderx Pro and Spyderx Elite Calibration Tools

Datacolor SpyderX Elite Deal

Only for today (11/23/2022) B&H Photo offers up to $100 discount on Datacolor Spyderx Pro and Spyderx Elite color calibration tools.

At a glance:

  • Precise Screen Color and White Balance
  • Lens-Based Color Engine Technology
  • Single-Click Wizard Calibration
  • Display Mapping and Analysis Tools
  • 12 Predefined Calibration Targets
  • Color Profile and Settings Switching
  • Ambient Light Monitoring
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • Before-and-After Evaluation
  • For Mac and Windows Operating Systems

Get the Datacolor Spyderx Pro on sale at $99.99 (compare at $169.99) and get the Datacolor Spyderx Elite at $169.99 (compare at $269.99). Every serious photographer should have a monitor calibration tool.

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Images Of The Upcoming Astrhori 105mm f/2.8 2x Macro Tilt Lens

Astrhori 105mm

Here is a set of images of the upcoming Astrhori 105mm f/2.8 2x Macro Tilt lens.

The Astrhori 105mm f/2.8 2x Macro Tilt lens will be available for Sony E, Canon RF, Fuji GFX, and Sigma L mount. Teh specifications:

  • Focusing range 0.115m~∞
  • Aperture range (FNo.) F/2.8~22
  • Optical total length (TTL) 110mm-197mm
  • Lens construction 13 elements in10 groups
  • Optical Back Focus (B.F.L.) 45mm-81mm
  • 2x Macro/360 Degree Rotation/Pan/Tilt

Amazon US sells Astrhori lenses.

[via Mirrorless Rumors]

Reasons For Switching From Sony To Canon (who needs reasons?)

Cano Eos R5 Vs Sony A7r Iv

I do not know this guy but with this decision he seems very clever to me ;-)

Nick Page decided to switch from Sony to Canon. Smart move. Here is why he did it (emphasis mine).

Over this past year, I have learned that there is more to a camera than spec sheets and DXO Mark ratings. My Sony cameras have not been holding up to the abuse I put them through and it has left me wanting something more durable that can hold up to the abuse of a Landscape/Seascape photographer.
This is the story of why I switched back to Canon.

More about it in Mr. Page’s video:

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Canon Firmware Updates: EOS R3, EOS R7 and EOS R10

Canon Eos R7 Review

Canon firmware updates for the Canon EOS R3, Canon EOS R7 and Canon EOS R10 have been released.

Canon EOS R3 firmware ver. 1.3.0 (download), incorporates the following fixes:

  1. The [User Def.] on [Picture Style] can now be selected in the Cloud Raw image processing settings.
  2. Fixes minor issues.

Canon EOS R7 firmware ver. 1.2.0 (download), incorporates the following enhancement:

  1. The [User Def.] on [Picture Style] can now be selected in the Cloud Raw image processing settings.
  2. Fixes an issue that, in rare instances, displays an Error Code 70 when the camera is capturing small subjects.
  3. Fixes minor issues.

Canon EOS R10 firmware ver. 1.2.0 (download), incorporates the following enhancement:

  1. The [User Def.] on [Picture Style] can now be selected in the Cloud Raw image processing settings.
  2. Fixes an issue that, in rare instances, displays an Error Code 70 when the camera is capturing small subjects.
  3. Fixes minor issues.

Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS Review (versatile lens, fairly strong macro performance)

Canon RF 24mm F/1.8 Macro IS Review

Here is a brand new Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS review.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • One UD Element, One Aspherical Element
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • 1:2 Max. Magnification, 5.5″ Min. Focus
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Dustin Abbott posted his exhaustive Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS review. From his conclusion:

I didn’t love the Canon RF 35mm F1.8 Macro IS when I reviewed it, and while the RF 24mm F1.8 Macro IS STM is similar in so many ways, I actually feel more positive about it. Yes, it has way too much distortion and vignette, but it also nice and strong in a lot of different areas, including delivering a fairly strong macro performance.

What really stands out is the versatility of a lens like this.  You can do a LOT of different photography with a lens like this, from up close work, to walk around and street, to landscape and environmental portraits.

The RF 24mm  is not going to compete with L series lenses optically, but I also found that images had a fairly good pop to them and I generally liked the look of them other than shots where the bokeh got a little busy.  Some people love the 24mm focal length, and if that describes you, then the Canon RF 24mm F1.8 Macro IS STM is a lens that will probably become a favorite even if also sports a few flaws.

Read the full review at Dustin Abbott’s…

As usual, Dustin Abbott’s reviews come with a large set of test photos, sample pictures, and test charts and then some more. For those inclined to watch a review, the video below with the full review might the right choice.

Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

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