Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Sample Images Gallery

Canon Powershot G7 X Mark Iii

Photography Blog posted a set of sample photos shot with the brand new Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III (announcement).

Click here to see the sample photo gallery (JPG & raw, downloadable)

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III ($749):

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Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D For Canon EOS R Announced

Laowa 15mm F/2 Zero-D

Venus Optics announced the Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D lens for Canon EOS R systems (and others).

The Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D can be preordered at Adorama for $849.

Product description:

The ultra wide, fast & compact prime for your full frame mirrorless cameras (Sony FE / Canon RF / Nikon Z).

This lens is currently the fastest in its class, offering superior optical quality for full-frame mirrorless cameras. It features close-to-zero distortion with a 110° angle of view. The ultra-fast f/2 aperture enables photographers to capture impressive astro shots very easily. The 72mm filter thread allows quick attachment of filters for creating unique and inspiring landscapes. This lens can easily become an everyday lens for most shooters, given its compact size (82 mm/3.23 in. long) and weight (only 500 g/1.1 lb.).

Full-size sample images can be found in our Flickr gallery here.

The Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D is currently the widest f/2 rectilinear lens in the market with a native E mount (it does not require additional adapters). It is an ultra-wide & ultra-fast prime lens which covers both 35mm full-frame & APS-C sensors. The extreme 110° angle of view and ultra-fast f/2 aperture allow photographers to create impressive astro-photography shots with ease. It also gives photographers a fast wide angle option for landscape and low-light photography.

The Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D is the second member of the Close-to-Zero distortion series from Venus Optics, following the launch of the Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D last year. Zero-D lenses are specially designed to remove the optical distortion commonly associated with wide angle lenses. Any straight lines will be retained.

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Canon Patent Describes How To Feature IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation) On A DSLR

Canon Patent

Canon patent application US20190215454 describes how to implement IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation) in a DSLR. We saw other Canon patent applications dealing with IBIS but this is the first time it is related to a DSLR

More Canon patent applications are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production are these:

Canon Patent For A Lens Cap That Might Be Pretty Difficult To Lose

Canon Patent

Canon patent application 2019-113645 describes a design for a lens cap that might once for all solve the issue with lost lens caps.

The lens cap described in the Canon patent opens (and closes) without being removed form the lens. There is more: the lens cap is a lens cap when closed and becomes a lens hood when opened. Pretty smart.

The present invention works as a lens hood function at the time of shooting and as a lens protection function at the time of non-shooting, thus eliminating the need for lens cap attachment / removal and barrier opening / closing operations.

More Canon patent applications are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production are these:

Source: Canon News

Deal: Lowepro HighLine BP 300 AW 22L Backpack – $49.95 (reg. $129.95, today only)

Backpack

At a glance:

  • Fits 13″ Laptop, 10″ Tablet, Accessories
  • Interior & Exterior Pockets
  • Padded Top Handle & Compression Straps
  • Adjustable, Padded Shoulder Harness
  • Chest Connector with Quick Release
  • Adjustable Waist Belt
  • Airmesh Rear Panel
  • JumpKit & Accessory Work Station
  • Clothing Cube & Airline Liquids Pouch
  • Built-In All Weather Cover

Only for today (7/11/19) B&H Photo has the Lowepro HighLine BP 300 AW 22L Backpack (gray) on sale at $49.95. Compare at $129.95. Free shipping.

Noteworthy Kickstarter projects:

  1. DUO Daypack, quick access camera bag with lifetime warranty
  2. Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 lens for $199
  3. Peak Design super light travel tripod

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Sigma Announced Three DN DC Lenses For The Canon EOS M System

Canon EOS M System

Sigma announced it will port three of their DN DC lenses to the Canon EOS M system.

The first three lenses to become available for the EOS M are

  • SIGMA 16mm f/1.4 DC DN
  • SIGMA 30mm f/1.4 DC DN
  • SIGMA 56mm f/1.4 DC DN

Most likely the lenses will not have a new lens design, but having three f/1.4 lenses for the EOS M is great news. Looks like the clickbait rumors about an APS-C EOS R model might eventually disappear.

[via DPReview]