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 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.
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]
Note: For a more complete lighting setup, you may also want to consider the also-marked-down Bolt VB-22 Bare-Bulb Flash and Accessory Kit which includes an extra battery, various light modifiers and a radio transmitter/receiver.
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Rogue’s new Rogue FlashBender 2 XL Pro Super Soft Silver Reflector, Frank Doorhof Edition incorporates Rogue’s new Super Soft Silver Fabric into Rogue’s Popular FlashBender 2 XL Pro Reflector Design
WATSONVILLE, CA. – MAY 26, 2016 – ExpoImaging, Inc., creator of the patented FlashBender shapeable light modifiers for off-camera flash photography, today announced availability of the new Rogue FlashBender 2 XL Pro Super Soft Silver Reflector, Frank Doorhof edition.
“Photographers looking for more contrast in their images while shooting flash on location will love this new Super Soft Silver FlashBender 2 XL Pro,” said Erik Sowder, ExpoImaging CEO. “Highly reflective shiny silver fabric is prone to hot spots and is often too bright and too contrasty for portraiture, especially in brighter light. Our custom Super Soft Silver fabric falls between harsh shiny silver and soft white fabrics. It is brighter and more “edgy” than white fabric while producing a softer and more even light than shiny silver fabric.”
Professional photographer and lighting instructor Frank Doorhof is a master of using edgy light and contrast to create remarkable images. “I love more edge in my images,” said Frank, so when he first saw Rogue’s Super Soft Silver fabric, he knew he wanted a version of the Rogue FlashBender 2 XL Pro Reflector incorporating the fabric. Thus, the Rogue FlashBender 2 XL Pro Super Soft Silver Reflector, Frank Doorhof edition was born.
Designed for portability to pack flat in most camera bags or laptop compartments, the 12” x 16” (30.5cm x 40.5cm) FlashBender 2 XL Pro reflector is the largest FlashBender. Building on the success of the popular Rogue FlashBender light modifiers for speedlights, FlashBender 2 reflectors can be shaped to control the direction of light from an accessory flash, and FlashBender 2’s improved belt and buckle design provides a faster and more secure attachment to your flash.
With the control, versatility and portability of all FlashBenders and a Super Soft Silver reflective surface, the Frank Doorhof edition FlashBender 2 XL Pro Reflector represents a unique new photographic tool to create spectacular images.
Pricing and Availability
The Rogue FlashBender 2 XL Pro Super Soft Silver Reflector is available from ExpoImaging’s distribution partners worldwide. The Rogue FlashBender 2 XL Pro Super Soft Silver Reflector retails for $59.95.