From Canon UK: United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 13 February 2015
– Canon will be showcasing its industry leading Cinema EOS range at BVE 2015 (Stand G12), giving visitors the chance of a hands-on demonstration in a live shooting set up.
Following a highly successful demonstration at BVE 2014, Canon will once again be recreating a live shooting environment allowing visitors to experience the company’s iconic Cinema EOS range, including the C100 MKII and C500 camera models.
Visitors to the Canon stand will be greeted with an immersive experience that also features Canon’s 4K monitor, cine servo and cine prime lenses as well as a DSLR counter for testing Canon’s range of DSLR cameras.
Austin Freshwater, Director, Professional Imaging at Canon UK and Ireland, said: “The broadcast industry is evolving constantly and our aim is to ensure that visitors get a real life feel for Canon’s latest innovations. We will exhibit Canon’s rich heritage in lens technology whilst looking to the future with 4K by allowing videographers the opportunity to get hands-on with our offering.”
Taking place on 24th-26th February at ExCeL London, BVE (Broadcast Video Expo) is Europe’s premier broadcast and production technology event, showcasing technologies and services for the production, management and broadcast of audio visual content.
Visit Canon at BVE on Stand G12. B&H
carries Canon EOS Cinema cameras
Roses are arguably one of the most beautiful flowers on the face of this planet. They don't smell so bad either, which makes working around them even more pleasant. Buy the wife (or yourself) a bouquet of roses and you have days' worth of photo subject for your macro lens (and presumably a happy spouse).
For this image, I attached a Rogue FlashBender softbox to a forward-facing Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite. With this setup, I was free to shoot handheld as I worked on finding pleasing compositions – with deep-reaching soft light following me. This turned out to be my favorite image from this shoot. A nearly centered rose's petals curve outward into and subsequently out of the frame in a balanced manner.
Later, print one of your rose pictures to gain even more return on your small investment.
With tomorrow being Valentine's Day, I thought you might find this subject idea timely.
Camera and Lens Settings
105mm f/11.0 1/100s
5760 x 3840px
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Roger Cicala performed a teardown of the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM and came away wondering, "Is this the best built lens ever?"
From the LensRentals Blog
"For those two or three of you who don't like a little lens strip-tease I'll give you the quick summary: the build quality on this thing is amazing. I usually laugh when people describe a lens as 'built like a tank' because what I know is the lens they are describing has a thick, heavy outer metal shell filled with tiny delicate pieces that break and wear out with great frequency. But this lens is built like a tank inside and out.
I know I can't really, without showing you dozens of other lenses, do a good job of impressing you with just how robustly engineered this lens is. I will say that the insides look more like what we'd expect to see in a 500mm f/4 or 600mm f/4 lens, rather than a telezoom. It's by far the most heavily engineered zoom lens Aaron and I have ever seen; and we've seen the insides of dozens of lenses in this range.
Well done, Canon engineers, well done!"
The fully illustrated article can be found on the LensRentals Blog
carries the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens
From Tamron: A newly designed optional tripod mount ring for SP 150-600mm VC USD extends the base surface of the tripod mount to improve stability and versatility
February 13, 2015, Saitama, Japan - Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Morio Ono), a leading manufacturer of precision optics, has announced that the company will display samples of a tripod mount ring (long type) for SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD(Model A011)at CP+ 2015, which will be held from February 12 to 15, 2015, in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Tamron has designed a new tripod mount ring (long type) for its popular SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011). Compared to the supplied tripod mount, the new long-type design provides an extended base surface. This extra space not only makes it possible to add a second screw hole for secure mounting, thereby enhancing stability and versatility, but also makes it easier for users to hold the base surface and carry it around. The new mount ring will be sold as a separate accessory.
The samples will be on display at CP+ 2015, which will be held from February 12 to 15, 2015 (CP+ booth G-28).
|Product Name||Date of Launch|
|Tripod mount ring (long type), an optional accessory for the A011 (Model A011TL)||To be determined|