has the Oben CT-3581 Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod with Ball Head
available for $249.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $349.95. Product Highlights
- Load Capacity: 26.4 lb
- Maximum Height: 67.9"
- Minimum Height 10.1"
- Folded Length: 16.9"
- Leg Sections: 5
- Weight: 3.9 lb
- Detachable Leg and Column Form Monopod
- Rubber Feet & Retractable Metal Spikes
- Arca-Type Quick-Release Plate
- 2 x Bubble Levels
results from the Canon EOS 5Ds R
, Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
and Canon EOS 7D Mark II
have been added to the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 Lens
(also branded as Rokinon, Bower, etc.) page.
The first comparison I wanted to see was the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 vs. the Canon 14mm f/2.8 L II Lens
. The second was the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 vs. the Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Lens
. While the Samyang comes up short of these other two lenses from an images quality standpoint, it is a FAR lower-priced lens. Stopped down modestly, many are going to find the lower price to more than offset the modestly lower image quality. Especially those who only infrequently need a focal length this wide will find the Samyang a very attractive option.
A full review of the Samyang 14 is planned for the near future. B&H
has the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 Lens
in stock. Note that the Nikon mount version of this lens is $50 more expensive than the Canon mount version, apparently due to the addition of a focus confirmation chip. Prices for other mounts vary.
Thank you for using Canon products.
It has been confirmed that when shooting still images with the EOS-1D X Mark II digital SLR camera launched in April 2016 with SanDisk CFast cards, the following phenomenon will occur. We would like to offer our sincere apologies to users who have been inconvenienced by this issue. Phenomenon
If a SanDisk CFast card is inserted into the camera or a card reader, the bottom part of still images recorded may be corrupted. This phenomenon is confirmed in images recorded in both the RAW and JPEG formats.
- In the RAW file, the image corruption may appear in the bottom right corner of the image.
- In the JPEG file, the image corruption may appear in the lower third area of the image.
- Movie recording is not affected by this phenomenon.
- Still images or movies recorded to CF cards are not affected by this phenomenon.
This phenomenon is caused by SanDisk CFast cards. The camera does not cause this phenomenon. Affected Products
Image corruption may be experienced with the cards listed below*:
- SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast2.0 64GB (SDCFSP-064G-xxx)
- SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast2.0 128GB (SDCFSP-128G-xxx)
- SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast2.0 64GB (SDCFSP-064G-xxxA)
- SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast2.0 128GB (SDCFSP-128G-xxxA)
- SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast2.0 64GB (SDCFSP-064G-xxxB)
- SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast2.0 128GB (SDCFSP-128G-xxxB)
* The “xxx” at the end of the product number varies depending on the sales region. Market Support
Although it has been confirmed that this phenomenon is caused by SanDisk CFast cards, to prevent the occurrence of this phenomenon, Canon is considering releasing camera firmware on the Web for a download service in early July.
We would like to apologize for the inconvenience, but we would like to ask our customers to refrain from using SanDisk CFast cards when shooting still images until the new camera firmware becomes available. Workaround
It is our understanding that image files of 16MB or larger recorded immediately before the camera’s power is turned off may become corrupted. Below are the methods available to help avoid image corruption when powering off the camera:
The Camera can be powered off in four ways:
The phenomenon can be prevented by performing the procedure below:
- When the power switch is set to OFF
- When the card slot cover is opened
- When the power is turned off due to the Auto Power Off setting
- When the battery is removed
Before powering the camera off, please take extra shots because the extra shots taken immediately before the camera is powered off may experience the corruption and not the images taken before the extra shots were taken.
The table below shows the most popular file types used and how many extra shots are recommended.
|File Size (Approx.)||How many extra shots|
do I need to take in
order to meet the 16MB
or larger requirement?
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
has the Miops Camera Trigger with Cable
available for $167.49 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $207.49.
The device itself is universal, but you'll need to choose the kit that contains the correct cable for connecting to your camera. Product Highlights
Note from Sean:
- Trigger Camera and/or Flash
- Lightning, Laser, & Sound Trigger Modes
- Smartphone App / Bluetooth Compatible
- Time Lapse Function
- HDR Function
- External Port
- Adjustable Sensitivity
- Color LCD Screen
- Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
- Includes Canon 3-Pin and PC Sync Cables
If the Vello FreeWave Stryker
left you unsatisfied with of its inability to capture lightning strikes under brighter conditions, you may want to give this Miops trigger a try.
The Miops trigger has been my go-to triggering device since February. While I have not been fortunate enough to capture a lightning strike atop the Savannah City Hall dome, the Miops trigger has proven very reliable in both dark and moderately bright conditions even with small bursts of lightning.
Aside from assiting in the capturing of lightning, the Miops trigger allows for many other triggering opportunities as well. For instance, I also used the device in the following image to remotely trigger my EOS 5D Mark III in continuous burst mode from a vantage point where spectators were not allowed (with prior permission, of course).
has the Lensbaby Spark Duo
available for $89.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $139.95. Product Highlights
- Spark 50mm f/5.6 Lens
- Sweet Spot Selective Focus Lens
- Multi-Coated Optical Glass Doublet
- Minimum Focus Distance: 13"
- Supports Lensbaby's Optic Swap System
- Compatible with 37mm Accessories
- Plastic 50mm f/2 Optic for Lo-Fi Look
- Uncoated Double Convex Plastic Singlet
- Magnetic Aperture Set