Canon and Nikon News for 2011/05 (Page 4) Report News & Deals  ►

 Monday, May 9, 2011
B&H is accepting order for the new Zeiss Distagon T 35mm F/1.4 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F Mount.
 
I have heard no word on the arrival of the Canon ZE mount version of this lens. The arrival of this lens was affected by the Japan disaster.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 5/9/2011 11:49:59 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, May 6, 2011
The Canon Online Store made many additional refurbished lenses (and flashes) available today.
 
"They added the 70-200 2.8L IS II, 70-200 2.8L IS, 70-200 2.8L, 24 1.4 L, 100-400 L and lots of others sometime this afternoon. The 70-200 2.8L IS II is $1,999, a real steal" - thanks Tom
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/6/2011 10:31:10 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
I ran across the following video today - and thought you might find it educational. Topics covered include Depth of Field, Circle of Confusion, Depth of Focus and hyperfocal distance.
 
Post Date: 5/6/2011 2:02:22 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Sigma has today announced that the Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Lens " ... will be available for CANON mount soon."
 
I can't tell you what "soon" means, but Adorama and Amazon.com are taking preorders.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 5/6/2011 10:43:41 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, May 5, 2011
It's full macro season in the northern hemisphere and macro subjects abound. The Canon Online Store has both of the Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lenses available in refurbished (like new) condition at nice prices.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/5/2011 9:55:45 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Sample pictures have been added to the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens Review. Many of the sample pictures have photography tips included with them - hopefully you will pick up something useful and/or be inspired.
Post Date: 5/5/2011 3:01:29 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The-Digital-Picture.com is giving away a Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 40 (v1)!
 
Here's how the giveaway will work:
 
1. You "Like" The-Digital-Picture.com news page by clicking the Facebook "Like" button at the top right of the main news page.
 
2. You "Like" The-Digital-Picture.com home page by clicking the Facebook "Like" button at the top right of the site's home page.
 
3. Then you send me an email using this link with the subject line unchanged.
 
I will not have time to read these emails, so please leave the email body empty. Duplicate email addresses will be discarded.
 
At some time on Monday, May 16, 2011, I will randomly/blindly select one person to win and will ship this case to anywhere in the world that USPS services.
Post Date: 5/5/2011 11:33:17 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Samyang has announced that the Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC Lens is now shipping:
 
Samyang 35mm 1:1.4 AS UMC already on sale!
 
Delta company - the sole distributor of Samyang products for Europe announces that wide-angle Samyang 35mm 1:1.4 AS UMC with Canon EF and Nikon AE mounts, has been released for sale today.
 
Samyang 35mm 1:1.4 AS UMC is now available in two versions: with Canon EF and Nikon AE mount. The remaining models, i.e. Four-thirds, Pentax, Samsung NX and Sony Alfa are to be released at a later date.
 
Samyang 35mm 1:1.4 AS UMC
Samyang 35mm 1:1.4 AS UMC is an optically sophisticated bright (f/1.4) wide-angle lens with focal length of 35 mm. It was designed to work especially with full-frame sensor cameras, nevertheless it may be also used with cameras featuring APS-C/DX and Four-thirds sensors. The device's optical construction comes with two lenses with high refractive index (HR) limiting its weight and dimensions. One aspherical lens (AS) protecting against chromatic aberration was also used. High-quality multi-layer and anti-reflexive coatings (UMC) increase the contrast and allow to generate more natural colours. Samyang 35mm 1:1.4 AS UMC lens takes advantage of the so called "gliding lenses" allowing to maintain high image quality with minimum focusing distance. AE model, intended for Nikon DSLR cameras feature a microprocessor unit allowing to have full control over the exposure parameters and freely use i-TTL flash control technology. Data on focal length and available apertures is recorded in EXIF format.
 
Warranty
36-months guarantee is provided for Samyang 35mm 1:1.4 AS UMC.
 
Price
Samyang 35mm 1:1.4 AS UMC with Canon EF mount – EUR 399 (gross)
Samyang 35mm 1:1.4 AS UMC with Nikon AE mount – EUR 419 (gross)
 
Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC Lens
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 5/5/2011 9:12:47 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, May 4, 2011
JACKSON, Mich. – The Photo Marketing Association International (PMA) today announced a partnership agreement with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), owner and producer of the International CES, to move the September 2011 PMA International Convention and Trade Show (aka CliQ 2011) to colocate at the 2012 International CES, scheduled for January 10-13 in Las Vegas.
 
PMA@CES will offer industry-specific content and display products representing all aspects of digital imaging. PMA will also offer its well-known educational seminars, complementing and enhancing CES programming.
 
“PMA colocation with CES creates a great opportunity for our combined audiences to learn from each other, grow, and take full advantage of the integration and connectivity of personal content (in the form of digital photography) and home entertainment,” notes Ted Fox, executive director, PMA. “This convergence will expand with continued enhancements to camera phones and tablets.”
 
“This collaboration will significantly enhance the 2012 International CES digital imaging product offerings for our retail and other audiences,” says Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “Technology is speeding the rapid convergence of digital photography and home entertainment systems. The breadth and scope of digital imaging product offerings that PMA will now bring to CES will complement and further expand the extensive growth of CES in this product category.”
 
According to Fox, “Our agreement [with CES] is an excellent example of two trade associations coming together to constructively and proactively address challenges and provide new opportunities.”
 
PMA@CES will be located at the Sands/Venetian and will be sponsored by PMA. Companies interested in exhibiting should contact Melissa Aldrich or Jeff Frazine at 800-762-9287 or +1-517-788-8100 (internationally). They also can be reached by email at maldrich@pmai.org or jfrazine@pmai.org.
Category: PMA
Post Date: 5/4/2011 7:38:56 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
DxO Labs has added 52 new lens / camera combinations to the DxO Optics Modules library, providing supports for Canon, Sigma, Tamron, Sony, and Samyang lenses, for numerous Canon, Nikon, Fuji and Sony cameras.
 
Visit this page to see the new combinations.
 
DxO Optics Pro is available at B&H.
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 5/4/2011 12:46:13 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Just posted: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens Review
 
I hope to have Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens sample pictures available tomorrow.
Post Date: 5/4/2011 9:46:33 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Adobe has released Photoshop 12.0.4 Update for Photoshop CS5:
 
May 3, 2011
 
For convenience and reliability, we highly recommend that you apply this update directly from within Photoshop. To do so, choose Help > Updates in Photoshop CS5 and apply all of the updates listed under Adobe Photoshop CS5 in the Adobe Application Manager.
 
This update applies to all languages EXCEPT Middle Eastern, North African French and Greek.
 
The 12.0.4 update enables specially designed apps on tablets, smartphones, and PCs to communicate with and control interaction with Photoshop CS5 (Located in the File menu: Remote Connections). Now you can be creative on other devices and instantly incorporate what you create into Photoshop. You must install the 12.0.4 update to activate a remote connection between Photoshop CS5 and any apps that Adobe or third-party developers create to interact with Photoshop. For example, Photoshop CS5 must be updated to 12.0.4 to interact with three new iPad apps that Adobe has designed to work with it - Adobe Nav, Adobe Color Lava, and Adobe Eazel. Available on the App Store.
 
The 12.0.4 update also fixes liquify performance, type related crashes, and other top customer issues. The most significant fixes include the following:
 
• A number of potential security vulnerabilities have been addressed.
 
• Liquify save mesh now works as expected.
 
• An issue with Sharpen crashing has been fixed.
 
• An issue with Quick Selection crashing has been fixed.
 
• The Orphea Studio File Info issue has been resolved.
 
English: Windows | Macintosh
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 5/3/2011 9:15:02 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adobe has released Photoshop Elements 9.0.3 Update.
 
"The Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 9.0.3 update will install a patch on top of Adobe Photoshop Elements 9. It provides a fix for certain broken workflows involving the use of PSE 9 with Wacom tablets. This update is applicable to Photoshop Elements 9 running on a Windows as well as Mac OS."
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 5/3/2011 9:14:44 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
In a long press release, Adobe has announced that Creative Suite 5.5 is now shipping.
 
"Major Upgrade to Creative Suite Product Family Delivers Breakthroughs in HTML5 Authoring and Mobile App Development
 
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of the Adobe® Creative Suite® 5.5 product family. Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 delivers important advances in HTML5 and Flash authoring, enabling designers and developers to create compelling content and applications. Creative Suite 5.5 products also feature significant innovation in the areas of video production and editing. Finally, Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 delivers exciting new capabilities in the exploding area of digital publishing. With Creative Suite 5.5 content authors worldwide can deliver high-impact work to multiple platforms, operating systems, Web browsers, smartphones and tablets – including Android, BlackBerry Tablet OS, and Apple iOS devices."
 
Get the Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 products at B&H, Amazon.com (? might need to click "Go" on the search box for proper products to show) or Adobe.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 5/3/2011 8:56:51 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, May 2, 2011
Lowepro has introduced the Photo Sport AW Series - initially including a backpack and a sling pack.
 
"Lowepro unveils an ultra-lightweight, high-performance backpack design, purpose built for adventure-sport athletes who like to go fast and light with their essentials and camera gear."
Category: Lowepro News
Post Date: 5/2/2011 6:42:15 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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