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 Thursday, June 2, 2016
From Tamron:
 
Notice about compatibility between Canon EOS-1D X Mark II and Tamron lens products (about functions on Lens aberration correction)
 
When using a Tamron lens with the newly released Canon EOS-1D X Mark II camera, please turn OFF the “Lens aberration correction” function included in the camera’s menu prior to use.
 

A notice regarding compatibility issue with the EOS-1D X Mark II and availability of firmware update service (about AF functions on Live View mode)
 
We wish to notify you that the AF functions of the following interchangeable lenses for Canon, which have been produced before May 11th, 2015 and have not had firmware updates installed by Tamron, do not function in Live View mode when used on the EOS-1D X Mark II which went on sale on April 28th, 2016 in Japan.
 
*Please see the below links for the previous firmware update service announcements regarding the EOS Rebel T6s/EOS 760D (EOS 8000D) / the EOS Rebel T6i/ EOS 750D (EOS Kiss X8i), the EOS 5Ds / the EOS 5DsR, the EOS 80D, and the firmware update service for SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011) for panning shot.
 
We sincerely apologize to all users and potential purchasers for any inconvenience the issue may cause.
 
Affected models
 
Interchangeable lenses for Canon which have been produced before May 11th
 
  • SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A012)
  • SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A009)
  • SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011)
  • SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F004)
  • 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD (Model A010)
  • 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO (Model B016)
Firmware update will not be required for those lenses produced after May 11st, 2015 (serial numbers).
 
Please check the serial number from the links below.
 
For those who require firmware update service, please contact your local Tamron distributor for more details.
 

Firmware update service is now available for SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (F012) and SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (F013)
 
Dear users and potential purchasers of Tamron interchangeable lenses.
 
Thank you for using Tamron products.
 
We wish to notify you that we will perform updating of the firmware for our SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012) and SP 45mm F/1.8Di VC USD (Model F013) lens products.
 
Affected models
 
  • SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012) for Nikon, Canon
  • SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F013) for Nikon, Canon
Serial numbers
 
Firmware update will not be required for those serial numbers. Please check the serial numbers from the link here.
 
Firmware Update Improvements
 
  1. You will now be able to use TAP-in Console (optional and sold separately) with the lens products above. (for Nikon and Canon)
  2. Corrected the issue of exposure becoming unstable under certain conditions when using these lenses with either the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II or EOS 80D. (for Canon)
How to update the firmware
 
For those who require firmware update service, please contact your local Tamron distributor for more details.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 6/2/2016 6:49:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 6/1/2016 8:41:06 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From the Canon USA YouTube Channel:
 
When it comes to photographing your favorite moments, there’s no one perfect lens that captures them all. Learn about the variety of interchangeable lenses Canon provides, and how you can use them to capture and create long-lasting memories.
 
Want to know more about the various lenses Canon makes? Try checking out the wealth of information here. :-) [Sean]
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/1/2016 7:57:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
Color is not simply a physical property of an object. It is the relationship between light, an object, and an observer. Our brains manage and process this information at amazing speeds, leading us to barely even notice the conclusions and the adaptations that they have made. But, these same wonderfully adaptive qualities of our eyes can trip us up when we are capturing color or even simply trying to remember a color precisely. Understanding color perception can help you to get accurate capture-to-print matching, understand the pitfalls of color correction and even to pick out the exact perfect shade of paint for your walls.
Read the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/1/2016 7:41:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Sigma:
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We have found that some SIGMA interchangeable lenses for CANON are not fully compatible with CANON EOS-1DX Mark II, which was released on April 28th. When certain lenses are attached to this camera, exposure of the image may not be accurate.
 
We are sorry for the inconvenience, and we will make a further announcement on our website when specific details are finalized. In addition, please also refer to the below usage notice related to this announcement.
 
[Phenomenon]
When the lenses listed below are used and either “Evaluative Metering” or “Center-weighted Average Metering” is selected in Metering Mode of the camera, the image could show some underexposure.
 
[Products concerned]
 
  • SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
We are currently working on the firmware update for respective lenses, and the release dates will be announced later.
 
Usage Notice for customers who are using EOS mount SIGMA lenses on a CANON EOS-1DX Mark II
 
  • MO (Manual Override) function is unavailable with this camera (Full-time Manual function can be offered).
  • When using a SIGMA interchangeable lens for EOS, setting the corrections to [Disable] is recommended, as “Lens Correction” functions of the camera, such as Peripheral illumination correction, Chromatic aberration correction, Diffraction correction and Distortion correction, are not supported. If those functions are activated, the performance of lenses may not be accurate. This is not only for EOS-1DX Mark II, but also other camera bodies.
We appreciate your continued support for our company and products.
 
Note from TDP: Any firmware fix will either require the Sigma USB Dock or a trip to Sigma's Service Center to implement. If you don't already have the dock, I highly suggest picking one up. [Sean]
Posted to: Canon News,
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 6/1/2016 7:23:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Image quality results from the Canon EOS 5Ds R have been added to the Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Review.
 
Did the arrival of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II bring this lens purpose?
 
B&H has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens in stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/31/2016 9:52:37 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, May 26, 2016

 
From the Adobe Photoshop YouTube Channel:
 
We have a sneak peek for you. Check out Content-Aware Crop, one of the cool new features you can expect from the next Photoshop CC update. With Content-Aware Crop, Photoshop uses Content-Aware technology to intelligently fill in the gaps when you use the Crop tool to rotate an image or expand your canvas beyond the image's original size.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 5/26/2016 2:21:59 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the Canon Professional Network:
Since early 2016 Marc Aspland has been working with the 20.2 Megapixel EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR, covering many of the major events in the sporting calendar and shooting portraits of top sports celebrities in his role as Chief Sports Photographer of The Times newspaper. In an exclusive interview he spoke to CPN writer Steve Fairclough on how he uses the camera and how it has helped to push the boundaries of his photography...
 
Having an EOS-1D X Mark II is the only major change in Marc Aspland’s kitbag this year as he currently uses: “…all of the same EF lenses that I used with the 1D X – ranging from my 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye all the way through to the 70-200mm f/2.8L and the 200-400mm f/4L IS USM EXTENDER 1.4x. In fact, at the [English] FA Cup Final I used a 2x Extender on it so I had an 800mm [focal length]. So, it’s anything from 15mm all the way up to 800mm, which is probably the stock choice of any sports photographer.”
 
Marc has been a lifelong user of Canon cameras but his style of sports photography is usually more about capturing the essence of an event, often in a creative way, rather than the key single ‘action moment’. He explains: “I don't need to be constantly pressing that ‘send’ button on the back of my camera to send everything – as the agency guys might do because their market is so vast. I know what my sports editor is after and I know what players the writers in the press tribune are specifically writing about – a manager or a player – so I can be a great deal more selective about the pictures I send. I don’t need to plug my camera into the ethernet… obviously I can but it's not a difference in speed to me – it’s a quality rather than quantity issue with my photography.”
Read more on the Canon Professional Network.
 
B&H has the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Premium Kit available for preorder.
 
Retailers with 1D X II Premium Kit In Stock
Canon Store | Focus Camera
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/26/2016 11:03:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The balance of the standard test results (vignetting, flare and distortion) along with specs, measurements and standard product images are now available on the Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens and Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Macro F017 Lens pages.
 
Full reviews of both lenses are planned for the near future.
 
B&H has the Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens and Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Macro F017 Lens in stock.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 5/26/2016 8:46:21 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From the DJI YouTube Channel:
 
DJI got together with Rally Argentina winner Hayden Paddon for some flight lessons at the beach in Portugal. Watch how DJI’s Ferdinand Wolf explains the advanced features of the Phantom 4 to Hayden.
 
B&H carries the DJI Phantom 4.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 5/26/2016 5:32:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, May 25, 2016
From Broncolor:
 
Hot on the heels of the new Siros L battery powered studio monobloc, broncolor have also released two brand new lights shaping tools - the Edge Mask diffuser and Focus 110 umbrella.
 
Edge Masks
Using the broncolor range of softboxes just became even more creative and flexible. The new Edge Mask helps turn the rectangular sizes of the softboxes in to a rim light, allowing for subjects to be photographed in-front of and against the softbox, with the light wrapping around the subject from behind. This is a popular technique previously only created by flagging off the softbox with a board, but the Edge Mask provides a professional, easy and uniform method for creating the effect. Simply attach the Edge Mask to your existing softbox as you would an external diffuser.
 
Broncolor Focus 110 Silver Black Umbrella

Focus 110
The new parabolic Focus 110 umbrella (110cm diameter) provides a quick an easy way of producing a focusable parabolic light effect. Simply pop it up and use the lamp heads umbrella holder to slide and focus the shaper.
 
Availability
The new Edge Masks and Focus 110 are ready and available to ship now!
 
B&H has the Broncolor Edge Masks and Focus 110 available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News,
Category: Broncolor News
Post Date: 5/25/2016 7:50:23 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Canon Imaging Plaza YouTube Channel:
 
See what's deep inside the EF200-400mm F4L IS USM Extender 1.4x. Made up of hundreds of precise mechanical and optical parts, the EF200-400mm F4L IS USM Extender 1.4x is a super telephoto lens that opened up new possibilities for professionals on the front line of sports, nature and news photography.
 
Canon unveils the precise inner construction of this L lens that has not been visualized before. This video was filmed using stop motion animation method.
 
B&H carries the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM 1.4x Ext. lens.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/25/2016 1:57:40 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
If you've seriously been considering underwater photography, this nearly 2-hour primer will be well worth watching.
 
From the B&H YouTube Channel:
 
Larry and Olga explain key techniques used in photographing many different kinds of subjects in the underwater environment. Not only reef fish; they cover shooting under piers, shipwrecks, and underwater caves. The two of them showed images created around the world. Everywhere from the warm blue waters of the Caribbean and Red Sea to the cold crystal clear green waters of the British Columbia and Alaska.
 
This introduction answers many questions about how to achieve great underwater shots. Super useful for those who are casual vacationers or seasoned scuba enthusiasts desiring to document their escapades beneath the sea.
 
Larry and Olga are well known experts and this is your chance to learn about housings, cameras, strobes, and all the gear needed to lay a foundation for underwater photography.
 
B&H carries underwater camera gear.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 5/25/2016 9:35:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Just posted: Canon EOS Rebel T6 Review
 
Obvious is that this is a low-priced DSLR. But, does it have any professional purposes? Read the review (at least the pro use section near the end) and leave your thoughts in the comments here.
 
B&H has the Canon EOS Rebel T6 in stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/25/2016 7:37:39 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Think Tank Photo:
 
For videographers seeking reduced weight, increased capacity, more features, and ease of use, we are releasing seven incredibly strong soft-sided video cases. In addition to being lighter weight and having more features than traditional hard cases, Think Tank’s new video cases let videographers to hit the ground running by allowing them to leave their cameras fully assembled between shoots. No longer will they need to build-out their cameras while the client impatiently waits or the shot disappears.
 
The new video bags range in size. The largest, the Video Rig 24 rolling case, holds a fully assembled 24” video rig and features inset channel aluminum tubing for added strength and durability. The mid-sized bag, the Video Transport 20, holds a video camera body, four to six lenses (detached), shotgun mic, small monitor, 4K recorder, audio recorder, additional accessories, and up to a 17” laptop in a padded sleeve. The smallest, the Video Workhorse 19 shoulder bag, holds a professional camcorder or video cameras up to 19” and features striated aluminum and arched twinwall reinforced struts to create a collapse-proof lid.
 
Built tough, with the quality Think Tank is known for, these bags are the perfect blend of protection and functionality.The seven new bags in Think Tank’s video series are, from biggest to smallest in capacity:
 
Video Rig 24–Holds a fully or partially assembled video camera rig up to 24” (61cm), which could include camera body, lens, monitor, viewfinder, 4K recorder, audio recorder, rails, follow-focus, matte-box, shoulder mount, top handle, stabilizer handles, shotgun mic, and counter-weight. The case fits a Canon C-series, Sony FS700, FS5, FS7, F5 or F55, Red Epic/Scarlet, Black Magic Cinema Camera, Ursa or Ursa Mini, Aja Cion, Arri Alexa, as well as many ENG cameras.
 
Video Rig 18–Fits a fully or partially assembled video camera rig up to 18” (45.7cm), which could include camera body, lens, monitor, viewfinder, 4K recorder, audio recorder, rails, follow-focus, matte-box, shoulder mount, top handle, stabilizer handles, shotgun mic, and counter-weight. The case fits a Canon C-series, Sony FS700, FS5, FS7, F5 or F55, Red Epic/Scarlet, Black Magic Cinema Camera, Ursa or Ursa Mini, Aja Cion, as well as many ENG cameras.
 
Video Transport 20–Holds a video camera body, four to six lenses (detached), shotgun mic, small monitor, 4K recorder, audio recorder, additional accessories, and up to a 17” laptop in a padded sleeve. The roller bag fits a Canon C-series, Sony FS700, FS5, FS7, F55 or F56, Red Epic/Scarlet, Black Magic Cinema Camera, Ursa or Ursa Mini.
 
Video Transport 18–Fits a video camera body, three to five lenses (detached), shotgun mic, small monitor, 4K recorder, audio recorder, additional accessories, and up to a 15” laptop in a padded sleeve. The roller bag holds a Canon C-series, Sony FS700, FS5, FS7, F55 or F56, Red Epic/Scarlet, Black Magic Cinema Camera, Ursa or Ursa Mini.
 
Video Workhorse 25–Holds professional camcorders or video camera rigs up to 25” (63.5cm) long and 9.1” (23cm) tall, which could include a camera body, lens, monitor, viewfinder, 4K recorder, audio recorder, medium LED lightpanel, shotgun mic, lavaliere mics, rails, follow-focus, matte-box, shoulder mount, top handle, and cables. The shoulder bag holds a Canon C-series, Sony FS700, FS5, FS7, F5 or F55, Red Epic/Scarlet, Black Magic Cinema Camera, Ursa or Ursa Mini, or a DSLR/Mirrorless rig such as the Sony a7sII, Panasonic GH4, or Canon 5DMIII.
 
Video Workhorse 21–Fits a professional camcorder or video camera rig up to 21” (53.3cm) long and 8.7” (22cm) tall, which could include a camera body, lens, monitor, viewfinder, 4K recorder, audio recorder, medium LED lightpanel, shotgunmic, lavaliere mics, rails, follow-focus, matte-box, shoulder mount, top handle, and cables. The shoulder bag holds a Canon C-series, Sony FS700, FS5, FS7, F5 or F55, Red Epic/Scarlet, Black Magic Cinema Camera, Ursa or Ursa Mini, or a DSLR/Mirrorless rig such as the Sony a7sII, Panasonic GH4, or Canon 5DMIII.
 
Video Workhorse 19–Holds a professional camcorder or video camera rig up to 19” (48.3cm) long and 7.5” (19cm) tall and accessories, which could include a camera body, lens, monitor, viewfinder, 4K recorder, audio recorder, medium LED lightpanel, shotgun mic, lavaliere mics, rails, follow-focus, matte-box, shoulder mount, top handle, and cables. The shoulder bag fits a Panasonic PX270, X1000 or DVX-200, Canon C-series, Sony FS700, FS5, FS7, F5 or F55, Red Epic/Scarlet, Black Magic Cinema Camera, Ursa or Ursa Mini, or a DSLR/Mirrorless rig such as the Sony a7sII, Panasonic GH4, or Canon 5DMIII.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 5/25/2016 5:54:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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