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 Friday, December 28, 2012
While not exactly recent, the two interviews below were published in English only a few days ago. During photokina, Megapixel.co.il interviewed both Canon and Nikon about new products, product differentiation, and product development.
 
Canon Interview:
 

 
Synopsis from MegaPixel.co.il:

  • Richard Shepherd explained in a few words in the interview about project 1709 (the name is actually the date of the beta announcement). The project is invitation only at this stage.
  • The events in Japan in 2011 had a lot of influence on the actual launch of the 1D-X – Canon used the time to tweak and improve the finished product.
  • Regarding the delays in launching some of the long telephoto lenses – Canon states that it was important to reach full production capability as to not cause delays later on.
  • For Canon – the 6D is the idea travel camera. Although there might be other target audiences for the 6D – people who travel and like a quality camera they can carry are very high on the list.
  • The 6D will not be the only DSLR wit GPS and WIFI but don't expect every model from now on to come with these features.
  • Although we asked – we didn't get a direct answer whether or not the EOS-M can be fitted with and external digital viewfinder and if it can – does Canon has any plans to do so.
  • According to Canon, Pro photographers do not trust digital viewfinders and so for pro cameras, optical viewfinders are here to stay.
  • Adding a focus limiter in the camera is possible technically, however Mike Owen explained that so far Canon did not receive substantial enough request for this feature from its costumers.
  • The APS-H format is not necessarily dead – this actually depends on the market and the consumer needs.
  • The eye-control-focus technology (used for example in the Canon EOS-3) is gone, but it might return again in the future. In the past some photographers liked it but some didn't so its an open issue.
  • Don't expect a road map from Canon for its EOS-M lenses (unlike Sony, Samsung, Fuji, Panasonic etc.). Canon is going to focus on what it feels are the right lenses for this format (i.e. mostly compact lenses).

Nikon Interview:
 


 
Things covered in the interview with Dirk Jasper:

  • Target markets for the Nikon D600 and D800
  • Similarities/differences between the D600 and D800
  • Why AF points cannot extend to the edges of viewfinder
  • Additional costs of full-frame camera production
  • External vs internal GPS and WiFi
  • The omission of articulated screens in "pro" cameras
  • The possibility of electronic viewfinders in DSLRs
  • What Jasper believes is the biggest revolution in photography in the last two years (Nikon 1 system)
  • The future of photographic tools in the next two years

Post Date: 12/28/2012 9:09:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Post Date: 12/28/2012 8:12:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Adorama has the Canon EOS Rebel T4i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens available for an in-cart price of $859.00 with free shipping and 2% Rewards.
 
If paying with a Visa card, use promotion code VISA12B to get a $45.00 Visa gift card with your purchase (limit 1 promotion per customer). Combined, the 2% Rewards and Visa promotion save you more than $60.00 on this purchase.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/28/2012 7:15:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via altatac) has the Refurbished Pandigital 8" LED Digital Bluetooth Photo Frame available for $34.99 with free shipping. Compare at $71.61 new.
Post Date: 12/28/2012 7:02:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Cameta Camera has the Refurbished Nikon D5100 DSLR Camera available for $369.95 with free shipping.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/28/2012 6:51:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, December 27, 2012
Hot Deal: Adorama has the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens available for an in-cart price of $1,099.00 with free shipping and 2% Rewards. Compare at $1,239.00.
 
If paying with a Visa card, use promotion code VISA12B to get a $50.00 Visa gift card with your purchase (limit 1 promotion per customer).
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/27/2012 4:40:47 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Samyang T-S 24mm ED AS UMC Tilt-Shift Lens
 
From Samyang:
 
The Samyang T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC is a wide-angle, full-frame lens fitted with the perspective control and tilt-shift functions. Its unique optical and mechanical construction makes it an ideal tool for architecture and landscape photography. The product is extremely useful to correct convergence of lines and perspective control. The optical tilt mechanisms enable precise control of depth of focus along with perspective control which can also be used for creative photography and perspective exaggeration, enabling photographers to shape the image according to their individual needs. Suitable for both digital and analogue film formats.
 
Optical design of the Samyang T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC comprises sixteen lenses arranged in eleven groups, including two aspherical lenses and two Extra Dispersion (ED) lenses. These elements enable the lens to perfectly reproduce detailed elements and provide superior optical performance even when using the tilt and shift (T-S) functionality. Furthermore, each optical component has been covered with multi-layered, anti-reflective UMC coatings, which provide superb light transmission, high contrast and natural colours. With sophisticated optics and developed T-S function, the Samyang T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC is currently the most advanced lens produced by Samyang Optics.
 
The tilt-shift function in the Samyang T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC allows for smooth and fine adjustment of the focal plane by an angle of +/-8.5 and enables parallel shift of the optical axis by +/-12 mm. To make Tilt-Shift function even more seamless, both the lens mount and the Tilt-Shift section may be rotated on the optical axis. The Tilt-Shift section may be rotated left by 90 degrees (with 30 degree adjustment), while mount of the lens may be rotated both in left and right direction by 90 degrees (with 30 degree adjustment). Filter size is 82mm.
 
Available in Canon, Nikon, Pentax and Sony A mounts.
Release Date: March 2013.
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 12/27/2012 2:31:15 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Amazon has the Tascam DR-05 Portable Digital Recorder featured as a Lightning Deal for $69.99. Compare at $79.00.
Post Date: 12/27/2012 1:12:39 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via Buy.com) has the SanDisk Extreme 480GB 2.5" SATA III Solid State Drive available for $299.00 with free shipping.
Post Date: 12/27/2012 12:52:10 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H, Adorama, and Amazon have the Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera available for an in-cart price of $1,199.00 with free shipping and 2%Rewards.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/27/2012 10:30:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has the Refurbished Nikon D800 DSLR Camera available for $2,299.99 with free shipping.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/27/2012 10:13:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has a Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera & 2 Lens Kit available for an in-cart price of $599.00 with free shipping.
 
Kit includes:

  • Canon EOS T3i and EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens
  • Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM Lens
  • Lexar 16GB SDHC Memory Card Professional Class 10 UHS-I

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/27/2012 9:08:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera available for $2,799.99 with free shipping.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/27/2012 8:21:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Amazon has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens kit available for $3,499.00 with free shipping and 6% Rewards.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/27/2012 7:44:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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