Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Canon Announces the EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM, Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro $2199, Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro $2199


Related imageew Canon EF Lenses Support a Variety of Photography Applications including Architecture, Portrait, Food and Landscape

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 29, 2017 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM lens as an addition to the Company’s existing 85mm focal-range lens line-up and three new Tilt-Shift macro lenses: the TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro lens, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro lens and TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro lens. Canon also announced a new Macro Twin-Lite MT-26EX-RT flash. These new products will help provide both advanced amateur and professional photographers the unique photography tools for a variety of applications and solutions including architecture, landscape, food, product and portrait photography.
Preorder: Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS $1599: B&H Photo | Amazon | Midwest Photo
“Creating a powerful, timeless image requires more than just a camera. It requires high-quality, well-crafted optics and flashes to capture compelling photography,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., “These new lenses along and the Macro Twin-Lite flash will continue to push the boundaries and expand the possibilities of what advanced amateur and professional photographers capture and share with the world.”

Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Lens 
Canon EF 85mm focal-length lenses are traditionally very sought-after options for portrait photographers. With that in mind, Canon is expanding its EF 85mm line up with the introduction of the new Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM; the first Canon EF 85mm lens to feature image stabilization, providing up to four stops* of shake correction for smooth and crisp imagery.
The EF 85mm utilizes one large diameter, high-precision molded glass aspherical lens and features an ASC coating. The large f/1.4 aperture produces shallow depth-of-field, fast shutter speeds and a bright image inside the viewfinder, allowing photographers to focus and compose their image reliably. In addition, a circular aperture with 9-blade iris allows for beautiful bokeh.
The New Canon EF 85mm f/1.4 L IS USM is scheduled to be available November 2017 for an estimated retail price of $1599.00††.
New Tilt-Shift Lenses 
Tilt-Shift lenses have several applications for suitable photographers because of their ability to provide enhanced creative control over perspective through the tilt function and depth-of-field through the shift function in their images. This ability can be optimal when photographing landscapes, portraits, and architecture.
The image quality derived from Canon Tilt-Shift lenses has evolved considerably since their first inception several years ago. Enhanced optical elements like molded aspherical glass and UD lenses are at the core of the new Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro lens, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro lens and TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro lens. These features provide users with edge-to-edge resolution, improved image quality over previous Canon TS-E lenses and minimum distortion. Canon also included two anti-reflective coatings, SubWaveLength Structure Coating (SWC) in the TS-E 50mm f/2.8L and TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro lenses and Air-Sphere Coating (ASC), into the TS-E 50mm f/2.8L and TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro lenses. SWC helps to reduce flare and ghosting, while ASC is a new technology that provides amazingly high, anti-reflective performance, particularly when alleviating incidental light that can enter a lens.
The new Canon Tilt-Shift lenses also offer improved operability over previous models, including larger tilt, shift-and-lock knobs, lock-release button and a new tilt-locking mechanism that firmly locks the lens in the zero-tilt position to help prevent unintended tilting to increase more precise shooting capabilities. The rotation of the tilt-shift lenses also allows users to freely change the axis of tilt movement and shift from right angles to parallel to better adapt to various shooting conditions and situations.
The new Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro lens, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro lens and TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro lenses are scheduled to be available November 2017 for an estimated retail price of $2199.00††.
Canon Macro Twin-Lite MT-26EX-RT Flash 
To further enhance a photographer’s ability to shoot macro photography, the new Canon Macro Twin-Lite MT-26EX-RT Flash can be the ideal tool. The use of a macro twin-lite allows for a more ideal lighting situation for photographers, and can be adjusted and shifted depending on the direction the photographer would like to control. Detachable macro twin lites can be rotated up to 60 degrees, and features a maximum guide number of 85.3 ft (26 m)**.
The new Canon Macro Twin-Lite MT-26EX-RT Flash inherits the ease of use and operability of Canon’s latest Speedlite EX series flashes and increased brightness of the focusing lamp compared to previous Canon Macro-Twin Lites. There is also less noise produced from the charging of the lights.
The new Canon Macro Twin-Lite MT-26EX-RT Flash is scheduled to be available November 2017, for an estimated retail price of $989.99††.
For more information on all of these products, please visit usa.canon.com


Monday, 24 July 2017

Nikon D850.


Redefine full frame.

Experience the best of both worlds - exceptional image and video quality in the Nikon D850. Whether your interest lies in the fields of fashion, nature, sports or wedding photography and videography, this versatile, FX-format DSLR will have the best combination of superb resolution and high speed to achieve detailed and vivid images.


Thursday, 29 June 2017

EOS 6D Mark II Sample images

Shooting Mode:
Aperture-priority AE
Tv (Shutter Speed):
1/500 sec
Av (Aperture Value):
f/1.2
ISO Speed:
ISO100
Lens:
EF85mm f/1.2L II USM
White Balance:
AWB(Ambience Priority)
Picture Style:
Portrait


File Name:
02.jpg
Shooting Mode:
Manual exposure
Tv (Shutter Speed):
1/100 sec
Av (Aperture Value):
f/1.4
ISO Speed:
ISO100
Lens:
EF35mm f/1.4L II USM
White Balance:
AWB(Ambience Priority)
Picture Style:
Portrait
 Shooting Mode:
Manual exposure
Tv (Shutter Speed):
1/200 sec
Av (Aperture Value):
f/5.6
ISO Speed:
ISO100
Lens:
EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USM
White Balance:
Color Temp. (4500K)
Picture Style:
Portrait
Shooting Mode:
Aperture-priority AE
Tv (Shutter Speed):
1/160 sec
Av (Aperture Value):
f/5.0
ISO Speed:
ISO400
Lens:
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
White Balance:
AWB(Ambience Priority)
Picture Style:
Fine Detail

Monday, 26 June 2017

More Detailed Specifications for the Canon EOS 6D Mark II


More Detailed Specifications for the Canon EOS 6D Mark II
Canon EOS 6D Mark II Specifications
  • Number of effective pixels: 26.2 million pixels (total number of pixels: 27.1 million pixels)
  • DIGIC 7
  • 45 points AF – All Crosstype
  • Dual pixel CMOS AF
  • 7560 pixels RGB + IR metering sensor
  • Viewfinder: 98% coverage
  • Viewfinder magnification: 0.71x
  • Continuous: Up to 6.5 frames / sec (up to about 4 frames / sec when servo AF is set for Live View shooting)
  • Standard ISO: 100 – 40000 (extended ISO: 50 [L], 51200 [H 1], 102400 [H 2])
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000 to 30 seconds
  • Sync Speed 1/180
  • Video: Full HD 60p
  • 5 Axis Electronic Image Stabilization
  • Time lapse movie (4K output)
  • Anti-flicker
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • NFC
  • GPS
  • Electronic level
  • Battery: LP-E6N / LP-E6
  • Number of storable pictures: approx. 1200 pictures (when viewfinder shooting)
  • Media: SD / SDHC / SDXC card (UHS-I card compatible)
  • Size: 144.0 x 110.5 x 74.8 mm
  • Weight: 685 g (body only), 765 g (including battery and SD card)
  • Kit lens: “EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM”, “EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM”, “EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM”

Friday, 23 June 2017

Tamron Announces 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD



Tamron Announces 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD
Dramatic extended range achieved by combining cutting-edge optical design and other new breakthrough technologies including a redesigned cam structure
18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028)
June 23, 2017, Commack, NY – Tamron, a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the launch of the new 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028), the world’s first ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens for APS-C DSLR cameras, which covers a focal length range of 18-400mm. Since the 1992 launch of its AF28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 Aspherical (Model 71D), Tamron has dominated the all-in-one zoom category and has produced many lenses that cover wide-angle to telephoto zoom ranges. Tamron has now developed an ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom that extends to 400mm (35mm equivalent of 620mm) and a 22.2x zoom ratio. Packed in a light, compact body (4.8in./24.9oz.)2 is Tamron’s accumulated knowledge and experience for all-in-one zoom lenses, including the most advanced optical and mechanical designs, an HLD (High/Low torque modulated Drive) for the AF system and the Vibration Compensation system. Photographers can now enjoy wide-angle to ultra-telephoto photography using one lens, which is ideal for travel photography and eliminates the need to carry extra lenses. The new Model B028 lens enables photographing a wide variety of ultra-telephoto images including everyday casual scenes. The 18-400mm will be available in the U.S. at the end of July at $649.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
  1. The world’s first3 ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens to achieve 400mm telephoto
The new Model B028 is the world’s first lens for APS-C DSLR cameras that covers a focal length range of 18-400mm and achieves a zoom ratio of 22.2x. The focal length of 400mm on the telephoto end enables the capturing of ultra-telephoto pictures with the 35mm equivalent of 620mm angle of view. Now, with just this one lens, a photographer can readily enjoy the power of ultra-telephoto to bring distant subjects closer as well as the perspective-flattening effects that only extreme telephoto settings can achieve. This all-in-one zoom lens is ideal for travel and everyday shooting. It allows a photographer to switch from wide-angle to ultra-telephoto without changing lenses, making it faster and easier to capture a much wider range of subjects including travel scenes, wildlife, action sports, landscapes, cityscapes, portraits and food.
  1. Excellent image quality across the entire zoom range, from wide-angle to ultra-telephoto and macro
The optical construction of the B028 consists of 16 lens elements in 11 groups. The use of specialized glass elements such as LD (Low Dispersion) and aspherical lens elements effectively minimizes wide-ranging aberrations, including chromatic aberrations and distortion, thereby assuring outstanding image quality. Optimum power distribution among the individual lens element groups achieves both the optical performance and the compact size necessary for an ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens that boasts 400mm focal length. Also, it enables tele-macro photography with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.9.
  1. Lightweight and compact design exhibits Tamron’s basic philosophy for all-in-one zoom lenses
Despite being an all-in-one zoom lens that achieves 400mm ultra-telephoto, Model B028 is light and compact with a total length of 4.8in. and a weight of 24.9oz.4 A new lens barrel design utilizing three-step extensions was developed to enable the necessary elongation to produce a 22.2x zoom ratio. Compared to the conventional approach, the division into a larger number of cams ensures comfortable operation and stability while zooming. Tamron’s philosophy for all-in-one zoom lenses is to allow each photographer to casually capture everyday photos with a lens of a practical size, and Model B028 fulfills this philosophy.
  1. HLD motor provides high-precision AF and enables compact lens construction
The AF drive system for Model B028 uses Tamron’s exclusive HLD (High/Low torque modulated Drive) motor. The power-saving HLD motor produces outstanding driving torque, and adjusts motor rotation from low to high speed to enable accurate and quiet focusing. The HLD motor takes up less space thanks to its small size and circular arc shape that allows the size of the lens to be reduced.
  1. Equipped with the Vibration Compensation system necessary for ultra-telephotography at 400mm
Despite its compact size, Model B028 is equipped with Tamron’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) system, which effectively curbs camera shake under low light conditions (such as a dimly lit room or at dusk) and while taking ultra-telephoto pictures. This greatly expands opportunities for casual handheld shooting. The jitter-free stability of the viewfinder image allows for easier framing and enables the photographer to compose the subject quickly and comfortably.
  1. Electromagnetic diaphragm system now used also for Nikon-mount lenses
The electromagnetic diaphragm system, which has been a standard feature for Canon-mount lenses, is now employed in Nikon-mount lenses5. More precise diaphragm and aperture control is possible because the diaphragm blades are driven and controlled by a motor through electronic pulse signals.
  1. User-friendly features for everyday comfortable use
With an eye toward active outdoor photography, Model B028 features Moisture-Resistant Construction to ensure worry-free shooting as well as confidence while shooting under adverse weather conditions. Also, the Zoom Lock mechanism prevents undesired movement of the lens barrel under its own weight when the camera is angled downward while walking.
  1. Compatible with TAP-in ConsoleTM, an optional accessory product
The optional TAP-in Console provides a USB connection to a personal computer, enabling the user to easily update the lens’s firmware as well as to customize features, including fine adjustments to the AF and VC.
  1. External design placing importance on functionality and ease of use
While inheriting the design that makes use of many organic curves and the delicately polished form down to fine details that characterize the SP lens series, the new Model B028 comes with a highly sophisticated design that also places a lot of importance on the lens’s functionality and ease of use, featuring an overall form that faithfully encompasses the internal structures within, a slim Luminous Gold brand ring and the switch shape design

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

First Images & More Specifications for the Canon EOS 6D Mark II Leak


First Images & More Specifications for the Canon EOS 6D Mark II Leak
The first images of the Canon EOS 6D Mark II have leaked out ahead of next weeks announcement.
EOS 6D Mark II Specifications (Google Translated)
  • Number of pixels: 26.2 million pixels
  • Dual pixel CMOS AF
  • AF point: 45 points cross type
  • Continuous shooting: 6.5 fps
  • Maximum ISO sensitivity: 40000 (extended ISO: 102400)
  • Video: Full HD, 5 axis electronic image stabilization
  • Rear liquid crystal: 3.0 type Bali angle angle liquid crystal, touch panel
  • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
  • Built-in GPS
  • Size: 144.0 x 110.5 x 74.8 mm
  • Weight: 765 g
Update: We will add that we’ve been told that the EOS 6D Mark II’s time lapse mode will be 4K output.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Panasonic GH5 Gives Us What We Want: 4K, 60p, 10bit, 4:2:2


Panasonic Gh5


Panasonic refreshes the popular GH line of cameras with the GH5, introducing features sure to make filmmakers happy.
Panasonic has long made it clear that they spend a lot of time talking to real world users of their cameras. They have consistently integrated cinematographer and filmmaker feedback into, not just their video cameras, but their GH line of mirrorless micro 4/3 cameras as well. After the disappointment felt by many with the 5D Mark IV a few weeks ago, it's exciting and refreshing to see the early announcements for the GH5, which brings filmmaker-friendly features.
"The GH5 currently appears to be built with a body very similar to the GH4, and you should expect most of your accessories, rigs, and batteries to work in the new body."
The GH4 allowed you to capture 4:2:2 10bit images, only with the use of an external recorder, which is a common but not universal accessory. If you were recording to the internal SD cards, you were limited to 8bit 4:2:0. With the GH5, Panasonic has added the ability to capture 10bit 4:2:2 video up to 4K 30fps internally to the SD card, which is a big deal for filmmakers. 10bit and 4:2:2 are most obviously going to help when cutting a green screen key (though the 8bit GH4 was no slouch there), but the improvements of higher bitrate and less subsampled codecs are beneficial throughout the post pipeline, especially when it comes to color grading.
This is in addition to the improvement of 4K slow motion capture up to 60fps internal, albeit not 10bit. There are also some reports of 6K 30fps recording, but we haven't seen this fully confirmed yet, and it's not in Panasonic's press release. The official word from Panasonic did refer to a 6K Photo mode capable of pulling a 6K photo from captured video, but it's possible that this is using sequential image information from the video to recreate a 6K image. We will update if 6K video capture is officially confirmed or denied.  However, even 4K 60fps is pretty exciting, and seeing 10bit 4:22 available internally in a camera where the body will be around $1000, especially one that can easily be adapted to mount just about any lens you like, is a major upgrade. 
The GH5 currently appears to be built with a body very similar to the GH4, and if the upgrade from GH3 to GH4 is any guide, you should expect most of your accessories, rigs, and batteries to work in the new body.  Along with the GH5, Panasonic will be launching a new line of Micro 4/3 zoom lenses, the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0, in 12-60mm, 8-18mm and 50-200mm focal lengths. The camera and lenses will be available in the first half of 2017.

Here are the only tech specs they've released so far: 

  • 4K 60p/50p
  • 4:2:2 10-bit 4K (up to 30fps)
  • 6K PHOTO, 18 megapixel still extracted from 4K video