Canon & Nikon News and What's New (Excluding Deals) (Page 9) RSS Feed for Photography Deals Omitted Report News & Deals  ►

 Friday, December 2, 2016
From the LensRentals Blog:
by Roger Cicala
 
We recently tested the Nikon 105mm f/1.4E ED AF-S lens and were mightily impressed. Optically it was better than I’d ever expected. We had idly talked about doing a teardown when stock allowed, but we got an unexpected opportunity yesterday: one of our week-old copies had some significant dust in both the front and rear lens groups. We know (like hopefully you know) that some dust doesn’t affect images, but our customers like their lenses dust-free, so we decided to open this one up and clean the dust out of it and to take a few pictures while we were doing it.
 
I try to identify where my head is whenever I write about anything, so you’ll understand when I go all fan-boy or all snarky. Like everyone else, my expectations going in have a lot to do with my impressions coming out. In this case, I told Aaron before we started that given how awesome this lens was optically that I expected Nikon’s optomechanics were going to modernize, too. Unlike previous Nikon lenses, I thought this lens would have nice, modular construction, no soldered wires running hither and yon, not so much Kapton tape holding stuff down, and maybe even some curved circuit boards. You know, like a lens from the 21st century, not like one from the 1980’s. Aaron didn’t think so.
 
Well, I was a little bit right but mostly wrong. There is some real modularity and superb construction to this lens. There were also big chunky square circuit boards and wires soldered hither and yon held down with Kapton tape. None of which has anything to do with making a lens take better pictures or making it last longer, but it does make it a pain to take apart and work on.
See the entire article on the LensRentals Blog.
 
B&H has the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED Lens in stock.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/2/2016 1:24:41 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
A few days ago Kai Wong announced that he had left DigitalRev. Now his cameraman and oftentimes partner in front of the lens, Lok Cheung, has also officially announced his departure from the Hong Kong based retailer.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/2/2016 12:36:18 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Tamron:
 
Dear users and potential purchasers of Tamron interchangeable lenses,
 
Thank you for using Tamron products.
 
We have learned that, when attaching the Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC (Model B011) to the Canon EOS M5, which will soon go on sale outside Japan, the camera power is turned off or is not turned on, making it impossible to use the camera.
 
We sincerely apologize to all users and potential purchasers for any inconvenience the issue may cause.
 
An investigation is currently underway in detail about the connections between the Canon EOS M5 and our lens, and as soon as we know more we will post a notice on the Tamron website.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/2/2016 8:06:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
by Laura Morita
 
ou've scrimped and you've saved. You've researched and planned. And the time has finally come: VACATION. Unfortunately, vacation doesn't happen often enough, and when it does come, you want to have nice photos. Sure, you'll take plenty of pictures with your phone and maybe even a point and shoot, but is there room on your vacation for your more professional gear? Well, I say “yes.” As a somewhat "expert" vacationer to Hawaii, there's no way I could imagine traveling there without packing at least some of my gear. This article will outline some of the considerations I make in deciding what gear to pack, when to bring my camera with me on outings, and knowing how to not completely ruin a trip for my kids with an overabundance of pictures.
See the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
 
Interested in underwater housings? You may want to check out Bryan's review of the Ewa-Marine U-B 100.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/2/2016 5:51:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikkei Asian Review:
Private sector moving into frontier long dominated by government
 
TOKYO -- Canon is helping Japan build a low-cost "mini-rocket" for future satellite launches as private companies seek to give the country's lagging space industry greater thrust.
 
Engineers from Canon Electronics, a unit of the Japanese imaging devices maker, have joined a team led by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, that is building what stands to be the world's smallest satellite launch vehicle -- about the size of a utility pole.
 
The company's experience designing and manufacturing devices such as digital cameras will help the team choose the best rocket parts as well as make key control instruments smaller and lighter.
Read the entire article on the Nikkei Asian Review.
 
via Canon Watch
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/2/2016 5:33:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, December 1, 2016
B&H has the DJI Phantom 4 Pro Quadcopter in stock with free expedited shipping.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 1" 20MP CMOS Sensor
  • Gimbal-Stabilized 4K60 / 20MP Imaging
  • FlightAutonomy with Redundant Sensors
  • Four Directions of Obstacle Avoidance
  • Top Speed of 45 mph in Sport Mode
  • Maximum Control Range of 4.3 Miles
  • Visual Tracking of Moving Subject
  • TapFly - Fly With a Tap of the Finger
  • Up to 30 Minutes Flying Time
  • Remote Controller Included
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/1/2016 11:27:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Wex Photographic (UK) has the Nikon D5600 DSLR Camera in stock with free delivery available.
 
Nikon D5600 Kits In Stock
 
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/1/2016 9:20:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Ready for the Future of Image Editing – A Faster, More Powerful Experience
 
COPENHAGEN, December 1, 2016 – Phase One today released Capture One Pro 10, a major release of the world’s premiere raw conversion and image editing software. Designed to support wide ranging workflows of both professional and passionate photographers, Capture One Pro is known and trusted for rendering the finest image color and detail from more than 400 digital camera models. Now, based on customer feedback, Capture One Pro 10 puts superior user experience center stage – with interface improvements, under-the-hood tuning, and exciting new features that furnish the fastest, most reliable and most powerful performance yet.
 
What’s New with Capture One Pro 10:
 
Enhanced User Experience
Faster browsing, zooming, panning, and ease in switching between images even at 100 percent view. Also, a new default workspace offers a more intuitive experience for new users, with examples for getting started.
 
Greater control, with a three-stage image sharpening process:
 
  • A new lens tool option corrects lost sharpness caused by diffraction;
  • User-defined creative sharpening (utilizing a new Halo Suppression slider and a new blending algorithm) allows the photographer the option to sharpen an entire image, or just various elements within it;
  • User-defined output sharpening in the recipe tool. For print sharpening, users can also specify the distance from which the final output image should be viewed.
On-screen proofing
An enhanced proof mode takes the guesswork out of the raw conversion process. From the viewer panel, users can now simulate the final size, resolution, color, compression artifacts and sharpening of images. This is especially useful for live assessment of files – particularly small files for the web and for optimizing image compression quality.
 
A look into the future of image editing
Inspired by video grading processes, users can now access Capture One Pro directly through a Tangent panel system. This fully integrated panel is literally a new interface into image editing – for deep dive color and image adjustment –– allowing fast, multiple input commands simultaneously, while viewing the master monitor as the editor “feels” input into the application.
 
Camera Focus Tool
A camera focus tool module for tethered cameras – especially useful for product, still life, macro, and Cultural Heritage photography projects.
 
“We have developed Capture One Pro 10 to greatly improve users’ experience so they can achieve the results they want much faster and with greater confidence,” said James Johnson, software product manager, Phase One. “Image adjustment options are now at a whole new level. We believe that with this release, we are delivering the most powerful, responsive, and user customizable image processor available.”
 
The Complete List of New Features:
 
  • Three-phase sharpening tools (see above)
  • Output proofing (see above)
  • New default and intuitive workspace (see above)
  • Camera focus tool module for tethered cameras (see above)
  • Tangent panel: full integration (see above)
  • New filter option: search by orientation of images
  • Optimization of Jpeg output for size/quality
  • Move folders in catalogs
  • Auto masking extended to any editable file type (including Xtrans)
  • Improved compressed RAW and Fuji support
  • Hardware acceleration – OpenCL is now enabled by default
  • Stripe reduction LCC for 100MP
  • Optimized LCC creation
  • Computer ID in license for activation management
  • Apple script – new properties (Mac only)
New camera and lens support
New camera support includes: Olympus E-M1 mkll, Sony RX100M5, Sony A6500 and A99M2.
 
New lens profile support includes: Sony FE 70-200 mm F4 G OSS, Sony 70-200 mm F2.8 G, and Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS
 
For a complete list of newly supported cameras and lenses, please go to: www.phaseone.com/download.
 
Availability and Pricing
Capture One Pro 10 is available now for the Mac and Windows operating systems from Phase One authorized partners worldwide.
 
Owners of Capture One Pro 8 and 9 may upgrade for 99 USD or 99 EUR. For customers who have purchased Capture One Pro 9 since November 1, 2016, Phase One is offering a grace period, exempting them from the upgrade fee. Eligible customers can download their upgrade today at phaseone.com/download and reuse their license key.
 
New customers can purchase Capture One Pro 10 for 299 USD or 279 EUR. Capture One Pro is also available by subscription. Capture One Pro (8 and 9) subscribers can simply download the new Capture One Pro 10 release. A single-user subscription is 15 USD / 12 EUR per month for a 12-month plan.
 
Want more info? Check out the CaptureOneBlog.
 
B&H carries Capture One Pro 10.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/1/2016 7:29:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, November 30, 2016
From the LensRentals Blog:
Author: Roger Cicala
 
I like to start articles by stating my expectations, because, like everyone, my expectations going in color my opinion after seeing the results. Given Canon’s recent series of home-run lens upgrades, I expected the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 IS II would be a superb lens. I was particularly expecting improvement at 105mm, which was the weak point of the original lens.
 
And, I usually put my conclusions at the start of an article so those of you who don’t like MTF graphs and spirited discussion about optical results don’t have to scroll down to the bottom. The new Mk II version is a bit better than the original version, but I was expecting a lot more. I wouldn’t rush out and upgrade from the 24-105mm f/4 IS if your goal is amazingly better optics. There may be other reasons to do so, but optics is not it.
See the entire post on the LensRentals Blog. For more information on the lens, see Bryan's full review.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/30/2016 11:51:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Announced in September, Samyang's PREMIUM lens lineup will officially be known as "XP" lenses and will be available starting in December.
 
From the Samyang Optics Facebook Account:
Samyang Optics just announced the global availability and price of its long-awaited premium lens line-up, Samyang XP 14mm F2.4 and 85mm F1.2!
 
This series is known for its excellence in performance with unprecedented resolving power, matched with 50 megapixels photo and 8K video productions.
 
The lenses are available in Canon mount and will be on the market from December. The recommended retail price is EUR 949.00.
Note from T-D-P: The lenses are not yet available for preorder. Stay tuned.
Posted to: Canon News,
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 11/30/2016 11:37:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has just informed us that they are preparing to carry Really Right Stuff products including the brand's very popular tripod lineup.
 
B&H is still creating the content for the product pages linked above (images to be loaded soon). But rest assured, it won't be long before your favorite RRS gear will be in stock at the nation's largest photography supply center.
 
Preorders are available now.
Posted to: Canon News,
Category: B&H News
Post Date: 11/30/2016 9:29:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the Canon Professional Network:
The EOS-1D X Mark II has won rave reviews since its launch back in February 2016 and to help users get more from its incredibly advanced focusing system, Canon has produced a handy downloadable AF Setting Guidebook for smartphone and tablets.
Download the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II AF Setting Guidebook via the Canon Professional Network.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/30/2016 7:52:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
According to the Egami Blog, Canon has submitted a patent for a curved sensor designed to reduce peripheral darkening of the image (vignetting).
 
Canon Curved Sensor Patent 2

Patent Details
 
  • Patent Publication No. 2016-197663
  • Published 2016.11.24
  • Filing date 2015.4.3
  • The central portion of the light falloff is not noticeable to the flat shape
  • The periphery light falloff is noticeable a curved shape
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/30/2016 5:55:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Canon has issued a number of DSLR firmware updates to address a lens correction profile bug relating to the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM.
 
From the Canon EOS 6D firmware update:
Corrects a phenomenon in which when using the camera with the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM lens, even if lens aberration correction is set to "Enable", correction will not be applied.
Canon DSLR Firmware Updates Available
 
ProductFirmware
version
EOS-1D X2.0.9
EOS-1D Mark IV1.1.5
EOS 5D Mark III1.3.4
EOS 6D1.1.7
EOS 7D2.0.6
EOS 70D1.1.2
EOS 60D1.1.2
EOS Rebel T5i1.1.5
EOS Rebel T4i1.0.5
EOS Rebel T3i1.0.3
EOS Rebel T2i1.1.0
EOS Rebel T1i1.1.2
EOS Rebel T61.0.2
EOS Rebel T51.0.2
EOS Rebel T31.0.6
EOS Rebel SL11.0.1
EOS M21.0.3
EOS M2.0.3
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/29/2016 11:00:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the TIME YouTube Channel:
 
We don't know their names, nor the photographer who immortalized them, but these men lunching 800 feet up show the daredevil spirit behind Manhattan's vertical expansion.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 11/29/2016 5:11:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
    1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 |    
Canon News, Nikon News Archives
2017   Jan
2016   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2015   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2014   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2013   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2012   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2011   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2010   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2009   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2008   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2007   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2006   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2005   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
Feedback
Help  |  © 2003-2017 The Digital Picture, LLC  |  Bryan CarnathanPowered By Christ!