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New AF 14mm F2.8 Full Frame
Compact and Weather Sealed
The World’s First Autofocus 14mm RF Mount Prime
(New York, New York) October 25, 2019 – ROKINON has announced its new AF 14mm F2.8 Full Frame Ultra-Wide Lens specifically designed for Canon RF mount. Its 113.9 degree ultra-wide angle view, is currently the widest available for any autofocus prime lens available for Canon R series mirrorless cameras. ROKINON’s array of wide angle lenses are highly regarded for their high performance, value and affordability, and this AF 14mm is no exception.
Currently, Canon R series camera users have to utilize an EF/EFS type lens plus an expensive mount adapter to enjoy the performance of an autofocusing ultra-wide angle prime lens. The resulting size and weight is not ideal for a mirrorless camera. The new AF ROKINON is designed exclusively to prioritize the user experience of mirrorless cameras. By reducing the length of the flange back, its overall length and weight were also reduced to enhance balance and usability. A reduction in the weight of the focusing lens also allows for faster and quieter AF performance.
Optically, this AF ROKINON 14mm RF mount lens offers a bright f2.8 aperture and a rounded seven blade aperture for pleasing bokeh and star effects. Its 14 element/10 group design utilizes UMC anti-reflective coatings plus six special elements (3 Aspherical, 1 High Refractive Index, and 2 Extra-low Dispersion) to provide minimum distortion and outstanding full frame image quality from corner to corner.
Additional features include a Manual / Auto Focus switch, dust and moisture resistant weather sealing, a built in lens hood, high strength aluminium alloy housing, and a rear filter holder to allow use of gel filters without vignetting.
The AF Rokinon 14mm F2.8 Full Frame ultra-wide for Canon RF mount will be available from authorized Rokinon dealers in December with a MSRP of $799.00.
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Take To The Skies With Mavic Mini, DJI’s Lightest And Smallest Foldable Drone
The ultra-light Mavic Mini makes drone flight easier and safer than ever
October 30, 2019 – DJI, the global leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today opens a new frontier in drone possibilities with the DJI Mavic Mini, an ultra-light folding drone designed to be the everyday FlyCam. Weighing just 249 grams, Mavic Mini is portable, easy to fly, designed for safety and perfect for everyone who wants to experience the fun of flying.
Mavic Mini builds on the technological innovations in DJI’s renowned series of folding Mavic drones, from the original Mavic Pro through Mavic Air and Mavic 2, to pack professional-quality drone features into the lightest possible frame. That puts Mavic Mini in the safest drone category, which in many areas exempts it from regulations that apply to other, heavier drones. Drone pilots must always understand and follow local laws and regulations.
Mavic Mini’s high-grade camera captures compelling footage in high definition, and its new DJI Fly app’s suite of creative features seamlessly transforms photos and videos into professional-quality productions. Its enhanced, stable flight performance provides more opportunities to explore using one of the longest flight times for a drone of its size. Users can unleash their imagination with Mavic Mini’s exciting accessories, including a DIY Creative Kit and a 360° Propeller Guard for added safety.
“To design a drone as lightweight, compact yet capable as Mavic Mini was one of the most challenging projects we’ve ever tackled at DJI,” said Roger Luo, President, DJI. “Distilling top-of-the-line features into a palm-of-your-hand drone is the culmination of years of work, and we are ecstatic to bring a new class of drone to the DJI lineup. Mavic Mini’s long flight time, ultra-light weight and high-quality camera makes it DJI’s everyday drone – and most importantly, it’s easy to fly, no matter your experience level with drones.”
Portable and Safe
Mavic Mini is the smallest and lightest DJI drone ever made, and is the perfect creative tool for life’s daily adventures, whether seeing your everyday world from a new perspective or capturing incredible views of your getaways with friends and family. Mavic Mini incorporates DJI’s renowned safety technology, including geofencing to help drone pilots avoid restricted areas; AeroScope remote identification to help protect sensitive locations; built-in altitude limits; and automatic return to the launch point if the drone loses connection to the controller or reaches critically low battery level.
Mavic Mini is the first DJI drone to weigh below 250 grams, which aviation regulators around the world consider to be safest category for drone flight. In many countries, drones below 250 grams are considered safe enough that they can be used in new and exciting ways. Users should consult their country’s drone laws and regulations to learn more about what they can do there with Mavic Mini.
An Optimal Flight Experience
Created to be the drone for everyone, even those new to drones, Mavic Mini is simple to operate and fly using the dedicated remote controller. The ultra-light design and high-grade motors provide Mavic Mini with up to 30 minutes of flight time, giving users with more time to explore and capture content. A Wi-Fi transmission signal delivers stable control and an HD live feed for a clear, confident flying experience. GPS receivers and downward visual sensors detect the ground below Mavic Mini, enabling precise hovering, stable flying and accurate landing both indoors and out.
Quality Content Captured with Ease
Mavic Mini offers pilots the ability to capture high-quality footage including 2.7K video at 30 frames per second, 1080p at 60 frames per second, or 12-megapixel photographs using the 1/2.3-inch sensor. A three-axis motorized gimbal supports and stabilizes the camera, ensuring the footage is smooth and cinematic, making it perfect for sharing on social media.
Advanced Features Created to Inspire
The new DJI Fly app is intuitively designed, simplifying the flying and content capturing experience so that pilots of all skill levels can make the most of Mavic Mini. Dedicated tutorials are included to help new pilots learn about flying, and pre-set editing templates add a new level of creativity to the footage. New pilots can choose to fly in Position (P) mode for basic operation, more experienced pilots can unlock more capabilities in Sport (S) mode, and content creators can choose CineSmooth (C) mode to lengthen braking time for smoother shots and more cinematic footage. Pilots can also choose from several pre-programmed flight maneuvers known as QuickShots. Simply tap the desired mode and Mavic Mini will automatically create stunning, cinematic content:
- Rocket - Mavic Mini flies straight up into the air with the camera pointing downward following your subject. Set a height limit of 40, 60, 80, 100, or 120 feet.
- Circle - Mavic Mini will circle around your subject at a constant altitude and distance.
- Dronie - Mavic Mini flies backward and upward, with the camera tracking your subject. Set a height limit of 40, 60, 80, 100, or 120 feet.
- Helix - Mavic Mini flies upward and away, spiraling around your subject. Set a height limit of 40, 60, 80, 100, or 120 feet.
Get Creative with New Accessories
Exciting and unique accessories allows pilots to get the most out of their Mavic Mini. Customers can choose from options including:
- 360° Propeller Guard: Provides a 360° guard for added safety.
- Charging Base: Charge and display Mavic Mini with this unique, illuminated station.
- Propeller Holder: Travel easier with Mavic Mini with the propeller holder that locks the props into place.
- DIY Creative Kit: Personalize your Mavic Mini with custom stickers or draw your own design.
- Snap Adapter: Attach a toy building brick or a mini LED display to Mavic Mini to write custom messages.
- Mini Travel Bag: Bring Mavic Mini everywhere with the custom bag that fits Mavic Mini and the controller perfectly.
- Two Way Charging Hub: Charge up to three Mavic Mini batteries or use the charging hub as a power bank.
Detailed information on these accessories can be found here: www.dji.com/mavic-mini
Price and Availability
Mavic Mini will be available for pre-order beginning October 30 at store.dji.com, flagship stores and authorized retailers and partners. Mavic Mini will come in two purchase options, the standard version which includes Mavic Mini, remote controller, one battery, extra propellers and all necessary tools and wires for $399 USD. Or the Mavic Mini Fly More Combo which includes all of the components from the standard version with the addition of the 360° Propeller Cage, Two-Way charging Hub, three batteries in total, three sets of extra propellers and a carrying case for the price of $499 USD. Mavic Mini will begin shipping on November 11. Accessories for Mavic Mini will be available for pre-order beginning October 30. For additional information on both Mavic Mini and its accessories, please visit: www.dji.com/mavic-mini
DJI Care Refresh
DJI Care Refresh is now available for Mavic Mini. For an additional $39 USD. DJI Care Refresh offers comprehensive coverage as well as up to two replacement units within one year. Receive your replacement even sooner with DJI Care Refresh Express. DJI Care Refresh also includes VIP after-sales support and free two-way shipping. For a full list of details, please visit: https://www.dji.com/service/djicare-refresh
Mavic Mini Wi-Fi system has a maximum range of 4 km when unobstructed, free of interference, and FCC compliant. Maximum flight range specification is a proxy for radio link strength and resilience. Always fly your drone within visual line of sight unless otherwise permitted and check local laws and regulations in the region being operated.
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Canon Inc. has posted their third quarter results for this year.
3rd Quarter 2019 Results
Relevant information from the presentation material:
"In the third quarter, our sales of interchangeable-lens cameras decreased 7% to 980
thousand units due to the impact of market contraction, mainly for entry-level DSLRs.
Amid market contraction, price competition surrounding higher-end full-frame models
intensified due to the energy that each manufacturer is putting into this segment. In this kind
of environment, and due to our stance to prioritize profitability, we posted third-quarter unit
sales of higher-end models that were below our plan. However, we did expand sales, mainly
for a popularly priced mirrorless camera that has secured the number one market share
position, both in and outside of Japan. Furthermore, thanks to positive feedback we have
also received for new mid-range cameras, we decided to maintain our full-year unit sales
"As for the full-frame mirrorless camera that we introduced last year, up to and including the
third quarter, we have broadened our lineup of dedicated lenses by four in 2019. As a result,
we have seen a steady rise in our lens-attach ratio. In the fourth quarter, through the launch
of two new lenses, we will solidify the base from which we will expand sales of higher-end
mirrorless cameras and use this opportunity to further strengthen activities aimed at
"Specifically, we will actively expand kit sales, which include higher-end cameras with the new
lenses that were launched. Among them, we are seeing strong orders, particularly in North
America, for the kit that includes a high-magnification zoom lens which covers a wide-range
of image capturing situations from wide-angle to telephoto. On top of this, we are raising
the appeal of our products, continuously making improvements to software which has a
significant impact on performance, such as making available firmware upgrades that further
improves the accuracy of autofocus. On top of these measures, we will work to encourage
potential customers to purchase our products with a focus on digital marketing, through
such activities as partnering with professional photographers using social media, and
distributing videos that highlight the strengths of our optical technology."
"For the professional market, we are steadily enhancing our support system for sporting
events, both in Japan and in other markets. And on this front, we are already earning high
praise from professional photographers. Additionally, we will respond to the needs of
professionals by launching a new flagship model as part of our EOS-1 series at the beginning
of next year."
"As for the full-year, although we kept our projection for unit sales unchanged, we expect
sales and profit to be below our previous outlook due to changes in product mix and
additional investments to expand sales in the fourth quarter."
"As for compact cameras, we kept our previous full-year unit sales projection as our results
have been in line with expectations. Even in the shrinking market, we exceeded the third
quarter unit sales of last year of premium G series models that offer advanced video features,
bringing new young people into our ecosystem. We will continue efforts to expand sales of
our G series, which has relatively higher margins, and link this to improved profitability."
Camera Control Pro 2 v.2.29.1
Changes from Version 2.28.2 to 2.29.1
Download: Camera Control Pro 2 v.2.29.1
- Added support for the Z 50.
Capture NX-D v.1.6.0
Changes from Version 1.5.3 to 1.6.0
Download: Capture NX-D v.1.6.0
- Added support for the Z 50.
- Pictures can now be protected.
- Text can now be entered in text boxes even when multiple color control points are selected.
- The mouse wheel can now be used to position control point sliders in the preview display, allowing fine adjustments to be made a click at a time.
- Users can now prioritize speed or quality via Preferences > View > View Images.
- The drop in thumbnail display speed for cropped images can now be addressed by selecting speed priority.
- Fixed an issue that resulted in changes in hue when NEF images edited using Capture NX2 were saved in other formats.
- Fixed an issue that caused the focus point to move if images were cropped or straightened with the focus point hidden.
Changes from Version 1.3.3 to Version 1.4.0
Download: ViewNX-i v.1.4.0
- Added support for the Z 50.
- Added keyword-entry assist for XMP/IPTC Information > Tags > Keywords.
- Folder and file names can now be up to 110 characters long.
- Larger font sizes are now available via Options > View > Size of Text and Icon.
Wireless Transmitter Utility v.1.9.0
Changes from Versions 1.8.1 to 1.9.0
Download: Wireless Transmitter Utility v.1.9.0
- Added support for the Z 50.
- The Z 7 and Z 6 can now be paired with the computer even if the Wireless Transmitter Utility is launched before a Wi-Fi connection has been established. The same is true of the Z 50.
- On completing pairing, users can now choose a destination folder and the application used to display transferred images.
- Added support for online help.
Picture Control Utility 2 v.2.4.3
Changes from Version 2.4.2 to 2.4.3
Download: Picture Control Utility 2 v.2.4.3
- Added support for the Z 50.