Canon, Nikon, and Sony News for Mar 2019

 Sunday, March 31, 2019
Image quality test results from the Canon EOS R have been added to the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens Review.
 
There were some comparisons that I wanted to see and with an EOS R now in the kit, it is time to make some of them happen. With the EOS R test chart results from one of my favorite lenses, the EF 24-105 f/4L IS II, now loaded on the site, here is the first one:
 
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens compared to Canon RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM Lens.
 
You'll likely have an opinion by 105mm f/4. Don't forget to share with friends.
 
The Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX
Rent the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens from Lensrentals.
 
The Canon RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX
Rent the Canon RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM Lens from Lensrentals.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/31/2019 7:30:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, March 29, 2019

 
The Profoto Connect trigger's press release hit our email inbox early yesterday, but after looking into the product, I wasn't quite sure what to make of it. Being keenly interested in lighting and lighting gear, a button-free trigger that required your smartphone to manually adjust your flash's power levels seemed a bit ridiculous. Profoto is an industry standard for a reason. They have a knack for developing highly reliable, extremely useful lighting solutions. But I can't help but think this product misses its mark.
 
Who wants to be constantly pulling out their phone during a photo shoot? I know I don't. So whom exactly is this product for? The video above provides some clues.
 
Profoto believes that those who have so far been intimidated by off-camera lighting may appreciate a simple, no-fuss sort of trigger. But would somone who is tepid about trying off-camera lighting lay down nearly $1,000.00 for a Profoto A1 and then another $300.00 for the Connect trigger? And from a practical standpoint, if you're going to handhold your flash like the photographer in the video, why not simply use your camera brand's flash and an inexpensive TTL Flash Cord to trigger it?
 
I think this product could have been so much better. Imagine if it had featured a touch sensitive scroll wheel around the top of the device with a small display in the middle. With something like that, a user could easily change power levels of individual flashes (maybe a double finger tap would allow you to cycle among them?) using the display as a reference, all while maintaining the hook of a "button free" trigger. But then, the Connect would basically be a redesigned Air Remote, so Profoto would have to limit its functionality in some way for differentiation (shorter range, fewer channels, etc.).
 
If you're seriously considering investing in a Profoto lighting kit, including the excellent B1X and B2 (or even the A1) flashes, I highly suggest you spring for the slightly more expensive Profoto Air Remote instead. [Sean]
 
Profoto Connect Highlights
 
  • Smartphone control: Yes, via Bluetooth through
  • Profoto app
  • Profoto AirTTL: Yes
  • Operation modes: Auto/Manual
  • Frequency Band: 2.4 GHz
  • No. of frequency channels: 8
  • Range: Up to 300m (1000 ft) (free line of sight in open space)
  • Typical battery lifetime: >30 hours
Category: Profoto News
Post Date: 3/29/2019 7:48:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
 
MELVILLE, NY, March 28, 2019 – Instant gratification – it’s what we crave – so take your pick from the more than one trillion photos taken in 20171 and print and stick ‘em! Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce the next generation within the IVY product lineup, the IVY CLIQ+ Instant Camera Printer + App connectivity and IVY CLIQ Instant Camera Printer. The new IVY products are lifestyle products for the everyday photographer who wants to snap and print stick-able memories – in an instant.
 
“IVY, though tiny in size, has made a big impression this past year among Gen-Z and Millennials who have a passion for taking photos, expressing their individual style and instantly printing and sticking their moments,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “We are excited to bring these everyday innovations to younger generations as a medium to channel their creativity and share with family and friends.”
 
IVY CLIQ+
 
Don’t fret – there is no shame in your picture snapping-and-printing game. Boasting an eight-megapixel2 camera, the CLIQ+ Instant Camera Printer + App connects via Bluetooth4 to the Canon Mini Print app3, which features a variety of photo design options such as filters, photo frames and text to provide a multitude of opportunities to create fierce photos. Through the app, users can also customize their experience by recording their own on/off and shutter sounds. Users can even set up remote shooting for the ever impressive group photo. Adding a pop of color to everyday life, the CLIQ+ is available in colors such as Pearl White, Sapphire Blue, and Ruby Red and includes fresh features such as 2x2 and 2x3 printing options. Don’t forget – momma said, “sharing is caring” and with the CLIQ+’s reprint option, users can print one photo for themselves and one for a friend. For further shooting flexibility a Micro SD card slot is available along with a selfie mirror surrounded by a glowing light ring of either four or eight LEDs, providing the right amount of glow-up to make the user’s photo pop.
 
IVY CLIQ
 
‘Cliq’ and print: it’s an easy two-step process with the new five-megapixel2, automatic-flash IVY CLIQ Instant Camera Printer, which is available in colors such as Bumblebee Yellow, Seaside Blue and Lady Bug Red. This new instant camera can print 2x2 or 2x3 stickers and when the ideal moment presents itself, the selfie mirror helps ensure the insta-worthy snap is perfectly positioned. The CLIQ also has a Micro SD slot, allowing users to upload photos to their laptop or PC for future projects.
 
Additional product features of both the CLIQ+ and CLIQ instant camera printers include:
 
  • ZINK Zero Ink Technology
  • Ability to hold up to 10 sheets of ZINK paper
  • Optical viewfinder
  • USB cord for battery charging
  • Loops to attach the included camera strap
The Canon IVY CLIQ+ Instant Camera Printer + App and Canon IVY CLIQ Instant Camera Printer are scheduled to be available for in-store purchase in April 2019 at an estimated retail price of $159.99* and $99.99* respectively, and each camera/printer includes a starter pack of 10 sheets of 2x3 photo paper.
 
Preorders:
Canon IVY CLIQ+/ CLIQ - B&H | Adorama
 
1 https://www.businessinsider.com/12-trillion-photos-to-be-taken-in-2017-thanks-to-smartphones-chart-2017-8
2 Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
3 Requires mobile device to be connected to the Canon IVY Cliq+ Instant Camera Printer + App via Bluetooth and the Canon Mini Print App, available for free on the App Store and at Google Play. To access, download and/or use the Canon Mini Print App and related services, you must be located in the United States and be at least the age of majority in your jurisdiction; additional terms and conditions apply, see Canon Mini Print App End User License Agreement for full details. The Canon Mini Print App is compatible with mobile devices running iOS 9.0 or later, and Android devices running Android 4.4 or later.
4 Compatible with select smartphone and tablet devices (Android version 5.0 or later and the following iOS devices: iPhone 4s or later, iPad 3rd gen. or later, iPod Touch 5th gen. or later) equipped with Bluetooth version 4.0 or later and the Canon Mini Print App. This application is not guaranteed to operate on all listed devices, even if minimum requirements are met.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/29/2019 6:13:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, March 28, 2019
From Canon:
 
Canon is currently developing Firmware Version 1.2.0, which is expected to be available in the middle of April 2019.
 
Firmware Version 1.2.0 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.1.0. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.2.0, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
 
If you have not already done so, please register the EOS R. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email about future announcements.
 
Firmware Version 1.2.0 incorporates the following fixes and enhancements:
 
Enhancements
 
  1. Eye-detection AF
    • Supports Servo AF when shooting still images.
    • Now available when shooting movies regardless of "Movie Servo AF" setting.
  2. Small AF Frame Size
    • Supports Servo AF when shooting still images.
    • Now available when shooting movies regardless of "Movie Servo AF" setting.
Fixes
 
  1. Under certain conditions the electronic level displayed in the electronic viewfinder did not display properly.
  2. Under certain conditions information displayed in the electronic viewfinder was not properly rotated.
  3. Under certain conditions updating the firmware for the wireless file transmitter WFT-E7 was not possible.
Canon EOS R - B&H | Adorama | Amazon US
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/28/2019 6:26:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, March 27, 2019
(New York, New York) March 26, 2019 – ROKINON is proud to announce its new 14mm F2.8 and 85mm F1.4 full frame lenses built for the Canon EOS R mirrorless system.
 
This ultra wide-angle and fast telephoto are the first 14mm and 85mm prime lenses with precision manual focus control to be available in Canon RF mount.
 
Both lenses sport a new exterior design with a contemporary look that matches and handles well with Canon’s new full frame mirrorless cameras.
 
Each lens offers a metal chassis, weather sealing, a metal aperture control with a slip resistant matte finish, and Ultra Multi-Coating.
 
The new ROKINON 14mm F2.8 Canon RF mount ultra wide-angle lens provides a dramatic rectilinear 115.7° view that can focus as close as 11inches and is perfect for astrophotography, landscapes, extreme sports, interiors, and real estate imagery.
 
Its advanced 14 element-10 group design utilizes four highly specialized element types [High Refractive Index, Hybrid Aspherical, Aspherical and Extra-Low Dispersion] to produce sharply defined images with minimal distortion and chromatic aberrations.
 
Features include a built-in petal shaped lens hood and a rear gelatin filter holder.
 
The new ROKINON 85mm F/1.4 Canon RF mount telephoto lens offers a very fast F1.4 maximum aperture for effective low light shooting, fast shutter speed capture, and precise selective focus control.
 
Its optical design consists of 9 elements in 7 groups including one Hybrid-Aspherical element to reduce chromatic aberrations for increased clarity and sharpness.
 
Features include a removable lens hood, a curved blade diaphragm for pleasing bokeh, and a non-rotating 72mm filter mount for easy use of polarizing and other filters that require precise positioning.
 
This ROKINON short telephoto for Canon RF mount makes it a highly effective optic for travel, candid, portrait, and close up photography.
 
These first two ROKINON full frame lenses designed for Canon RF mount will be available in April from authorized ROKINON dealers.
 
B&H has the following available for preorder:
 
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Rokinon News
Post Date: 3/27/2019 8:08:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Just posted: Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM Lens Review.
 
This is a remarkable little lens.
 
The Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX
 
Rent the Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM Lens from Lensrentals.
 
As I mentioned in the review, this lens is worth getting an EOS M-series camera just to mount it on. Act fast to get a great deal on one of these cameras during the Canon USA Store Friends and Family Sale!
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/26/2019 7:40:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, March 25, 2019

 
In this video, Aaron Nace of Phlearn demonstrates how to create custom keyboard shotcuts in Photoshop. For what it's worth, I set up a keyboard shortcut long ago for "Trim" (ALT+F1, Windows) because I use that Photoshop tool daily while working with the site. [Sean]
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 3/25/2019 7:04:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Sony:
 
This update adds functions optimized for the shooting environment and makes changes to the specifications. As a result, some changes have been made to camera operation methods and other items. Check the main changes noted below before executing the update.
 
Main notes
 
IMPORTANT: Note that once the update is installed, you cannot return to the previous version.
 
Initialization of the camera settings
 
All setting values of the camera are initialized because of an update that adds functions and makes major changes to the specifications. Even if camera settings for the camera's system software (firmware) Ver.4.10 or earlier have been registered to the memory card using Memory (Camera Settings1 / Camera Settings2), those settings cannot be restored to a camera using system software (firmware) Ver.5.00 or later. We recommend you write down frequently used camera settings and other important information prior to executing the update.
 
Changes to the MENU configuration
 
Camera functions have been added and deleted, so the configuration of the setting items displayed when the MENU button is pressed has been changed accordingly. We recommend you check the MENU configuration prior to shooting. For the setting item details, click here.
 
Added functions and changes to specifications
 
Functions optimized for the shooting environment have been added. Accordingly, the function names and operation methods have been changed. In addition, some functions have been deleted. Be sure to check the change content details prior to installing the update. For the changes to functions made by this update, click here and scroll to the Changes to functions made by this update section of the page.
 
Download: Sony a9 Firmware v.5.00
 
Buy the Sony a9 at B&H, Adorama and Amazon US.
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 3/25/2019 6:13:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, March 22, 2019

 
From the B&H YouTube Channel:
 
Portrait photographer Peter Hurley gives 5 quick tips on taking better headshots. Peter talks about the importance of keeping things simple and making sure your subjects look confident and approachable in their photos. Check out the video for more great advice!
 
Additional Resources
 
Post Date: 3/22/2019 6:05:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, March 21, 2019
 Wednesday, March 20, 2019
The rut is the perfect time to get great bull elk poses. This bull was without a harem but staying close to a larger bull that has one. These satellite bulls are constantly watching for their opportunities to move in.
 
What is the best technique for composing an image of an entire animal? While this answer can quickly become complicated and is situationally dependent, a simple strategy that often works is to center the entire animal in the frame and open up to the side it is looking toward. In this example, the elk is looking almost straight at me, but with its head angled slightly toward the right of the frame, adding weight to that side, I positioned the elk slightly to the left of center to create an overall balance.
 
Picture yourself here! As recently shared, I have added a second week for the Rocky Mountain National Park workshop. Photographers at all skill levels are invited to join!
 
"Bull Elk in Rut and Much More", Rocky Mountain National Park
 
  • 2 openings: Sun, September 15 to Sat, September 21
  • Possibly 1 opening: Sun, September 22 to Sat, September 28
  • Wait List or Sign Up for next year
Contact me to sign up!
 
Photographers at all skill levels are also invited to join me for these tours:
 
"Whitetail Fawns and Much More", Shenandoah National Park
 
Sun, June 9 to Wed, June 12, 2019 and/or Wed, June 12 - Sat, June 15, 2019
 
"Whitetail Buck in Rut and Much More", Shenandoah National Park
 
Sun, November 10 to Wed, November 13, 2019 and/or Wed, November 13 - Sat, November 16, 2019
 
Contact me to sign up!
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
Post Date: 3/20/2019 7:56:33 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Tamron has released firmware updates for its 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD and 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD lenses with the following noted change:
 
  • Enable general operations on Canon EOS R. [NOTE] Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS R is required to attach the lens to Canon EOS R.
The lenses' firmware can be updated via the Tamron TAP-in Console.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/20/2019 6:08:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Newsday has reported that 60 employees – formerly of Canon USA's Melville, NY location and primarily in the camera division – have been laid off.
 
The site goes on to say:
Canon employed 1,569 people in Melville in 2017, according to the most recent state records. It must report its local employment annually to the state and to Suffolk County, both of which aided in the construction of Canon’s $500 million headquarters near Exit 49 of the Long Island Expressway.
 
The company moved from Lake Success to Melville in 2013 after a 25-year search for a new home. It has exceeded the employment promises made to the state and Suffolk so far. State records show Canon's employment cannot fall below 1,360 people or it would have to pay back some of the grant money and tax-break aid it has received.
Read the entire article at Newsday.
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 3/20/2019 5:58:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, March 19, 2019

 
LEE Filters has introduced its new LEE100 Filter Holder system and it looks very interesting (check out the video for more details).
 
B&H has the LEE Filters LEE100 Filter Holder available for special order.
Post Date: 3/19/2019 11:00:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Think Tank Photo:
 
Santa Rosa, Calif. – Studio photographers know that lighting stands are heavy, cumbersome and hard to transport. In fact, transporting light stands is as much about protecting your car and your fingers as it is easily moving them. The Stand Manager 52 rolling case is an ideal solution for storing and transporting stands of any kind.
 
With a truly innovative design – the Stand Manager 52 has both internal tiedowns and exterior compression straps to secure your stands. With four padded handles, wheels and rear skid rails, the case is also easy to load while transporting to and from your location shoot. The Stand Manager 52 is one of the most durable and protective cases you can own.
 
“C-stands are heavy, oddly shaped and difficult to transport,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo’s President and lead designer.
 
“With the Stand Manager 52, you can fit up to 4 Cstands in a highly durable rolling case, making them much easier to transport.”
 
KEY FEATURES
 
  • Crush resistant ABS twin-wall provides end-to-end reinforcement
  • Oversized, shock-absorbing wheels roll smoothly and hold up under the toughest conditions
  • 52” of internal height for those extra-large modifiers or gel rolls
  • Multiple tie-down straps secure your stands on the inside of the bag
  • Expands and contracts to fit your gear
  • Four exterior handles for easier lifting and loading
  • Built tough with highest quality materials (#10 YKK RC Fuse zippers, 1680D ballistic nylon and ABS Twinwall reinforcement) and proven high-quality construction
  • Large interior pocket for umbrellas or small modifiers
  • Roomy interior for a few sandbags
  • Rear skid rails and tall wheel housings allow you to load and unload from a vehicle with ease
  • Reinforced bottom panel holds up to heavy stand abuse
  • Clam shell opening gives unencumbered access to gear
  • Lockable zippers (lock not included)
  • User replaceable wheels and hardware
MATERIALS
 
Exterior: All fabric exterior treated with DWR while fabric underside is coated with PU for superior water resistance, 1680D ballistic nylon, YKK RC Fuse (abrasion resistant) zippers, replaceable shock-absorbing wheels, antique plated metal hardware, nylon seatbelt webbing, 3-ply bonded nylon thread
 
Interior: 200D poly, 420HD nylon, 1680D ballistic nylon, honeycomb ABS, high-density closed cell foam, 3-ply bonded nylon thread
 
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
 
Exterior Dimensions: 12.5” W x 54” H x 4.5–8” D (31.8 x 137.1 x 11.4–20.3 cm)
Interior Dimensions: 12” W x 52 H x 4–7.5” D (30.5 x 132 x 10.1–19 cm)
Weight: 12.1 lbs. (5.5 kg)
 
Think Tank Photo has the Stand Manager 52 in stock. Be sure to use our links to get a free gift with your Stand Manager 52 purchase!
Image quality test results have been added to the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens page.
 
What is the current best-selling lens at B&H? This one. This comparison will begin to explain why:
 
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens compared to Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens
 
Build your own comparisons. As always, share this with your friends!
 
The Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens is in stock at Amazon and available for order at B&H, Adorama and WEX.
 
Rent the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens from Lensrentals.
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 3/19/2019 10:05:33 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon has released firmware v.2.0.0 for its RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM and RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM lenses. See details below.
 
Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Firmware v.2.0.0
 
  • Supports continuous shooting in silent shooting mode with the EOS R running Firwmare Version 1.1.0 or later.
Note: EOS R Firmware Version must be 1.1.0 or later.
 
Download: Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Firmware v.2.0.0
 


Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM Firmware v.2.0.0
 
  • Support for the "panning" scene mode with the EOS RP has been added. The "panning" scene mode reduces subject blurring and blurs the background when the lens is mounted to the EOS RP
Download: Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM Firmware v.2.0.0
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/19/2019 8:29:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From Canon Europe:
 
What is the secrets of great wedding photography? In this video, Canon Ambassador Sanjay Jogia talk about his approach to capturing this landmark event in people's lives, and how he applies a flexible approach, switching between capturing intimate scenes, to small details, to crowds of wedding guests.
 
Sanjay put the Canon EOS R camera through its paces in one of his most challenging shoots: a lavish, four-day Hindu wedding with 700 guests, set in three different marquees over 15 acres of grounds.
 
You can also read about it here and see more of the stunning visuals.
 
B&H carries the Canon EOS R.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/19/2019 8:20:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the newly announced Apple iPad Air and iPad Mini Models available for preorder with free expedited shipping. All models are expected to be in stock Tuesday, March 26.
Category: Preorders
Post Date: 3/19/2019 6:21:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon:
 
Capture NX-D 1.5.2
 
Changes from Version 1.5.1 to 1.5.2
 
Fixed the following issues:
 
  1. The application would crash under some conditions.
  2. If the Specify size option was selected in the batch processing dialog, some time would elapse before the Start button would be available.
  3. Changes to image length in the Convert Files dialog would sometimes not be matched by changes to width.
  4. All changes to NEF/NRW (RAW) pictures made with NEF/NRW + JPEG enabled would be lost when the files were saved in JPEG format.
  5. Batch processing and file conversion could not be resumed once paused.
  6. The application would sometimes fail to launch.
  7. Image artifacts (“noise”) would increase in pictures saved in other formats.
  8. Straighten now functions as intended.
  9. Files saved at an image quality of “99” would be larger than those saved at an image quality of “100”.
  10. Portions of NEF (RAW) images shot with the Z 6 would sometimes not display correctly after the pictures were saved using NEF processing.
Download: Capture NX-D 1.5.2
 


ViewNX-i 1.3.2
 
Changes from Version 1.3.1 to Version 1.3.2:
 
  1. Fixed an issue that resulted in files saved at an image quality of “99” being larger than those saved at an image quality of “100”.
  2. Fixed an issue that resulted in changes to XMP/IPTC information being lost from files saved using Ctrl+S.
Download: ViewNX-i 1.3.2
 


Picture Control Utility 2.4.2
 
Changes from Version 2.4.1 to 2.4.2:
 
  1. Portions of NEF (RAW) images shot with the Z 6 would sometimes not display correctly after the pictures were saved using NEF processing.
Download: Picture Control Utility 2.4.2
 
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 3/19/2019 6:03:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, March 18, 2019
Post Date: 3/18/2019 7:40:53 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Canon:
 
Thank you very much for using Canon products.
 
We would like to inform you of the firmware for the interchangeable lens “EF 400mm F2.8L IS III USM” and “EF 600 mm F4L IS III USM” for SLR cameras, which will be released soon.
 
Products
 
  • EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM
  • EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM
The following fixes will be incorporated into the firmware (Version 1.0.8), which will be released soon.
 
  • Corrects the phenomenon where the exposure may flicker slightly if recording a movie with the camera shooting mode set to M or Av in combination with select cameras*
* EOS-1D X Mark II, EOS-1D X, EOS-1D C, EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 5D Mark IV (Ver. 1.0.2 or later), EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 5Ds, EOS 5Ds R, EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 7D, EOS 6D, EOS 80D, EOS 60D, EOS 60D, EOS 60Da, EOS 8000D, EOS Kiss X 90, EOS Kiss X 90, EOS Kiss X 80, EOS Kiss X 50, EOS Kiss X 8i, EOS Kiss X X7i, EOS Kiss X7, EOS Kiss X6i, EOS Kiss X5, EOS Kiss X4, EOS M, EOS M2
 
How to avoid this phenomenon
 
  1. When shooting movies, set the camera's shooting mode to P or Tv mode.
  2. When using the lens alone or with the EXTENDER EF 2x, set the exposure setting step to 1/2 or 1/1 with the camera's custom function, even if the camera shooting mode is M or Av.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/18/2019 6:13:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, March 14, 2019
From Loupedeck:
 
New integration with Final Cut Pro X Marks First-Ever Apple-Developed Compatibility with Loupedeck+
 
HELSINKI, Finland – March 14, 2019 – Loupedeck, the custom photo and video editing console built with an intuitive design that makes editing faster and more creative, has announced Final Cut Pro is now available integration as the first Apple-developed suite made compatible for Loupedeck+, alongside additional integration with Adobe Audition.
 
Following the successful launch of the Loupedeck+, and its initial integration with Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Audition integrations are the next step in delivering an increasing level of functionality and flexibility the video and audio editing communities require with the Loupedeck+.
 
Final Cut Pro users using Loupedeck+ will be able to:
 
  • Utilize faster and more intuitive video editing and color correction; all basic tools for color grading are simply labelled on the console
  • Total flexibility to create their own configurations to fit their workflow
  • Export/import an editor’s personal Loupedeck configuration setups and easily transfer them to another computer
  • Use Color Wheel workspace compatibility for color grading
  • Leverage flexible timeline navigation, content trimming and clip adjustment
  • Have the option to customize console buttons to preferred Final Cut Pro shortcut demands or use preinstalled functions
  • Take advantage of 400+ additional functions available
Adobe Audition users using Loupedeck+ will be able to:
 
  • Create a faster and more intuitive workflow
  • Create analogous use with digital project
  • Create and manage single track and multitrack projects
  • Use more accurate track control and navigation
  • Use all edit tools including trim and nudge
  • Use volume adjustments for all channels
  • Add Fades and Effects to projects
“Our customers have been eager for Apple-integration with the Loupedeck+ since it was launched,” said Mikko Kesti, Founder and CEO of Loupedeck. “Final Cut Pro X was the logical choice given its wide adoption in the editing community and we felt it was an important next step for us as we look to continue our mission of delivering a well-rounded experience for users and helping to improve their workflows. Not only will they get the benefits of Loupdeck+’s intuitive design and approachable tools, they’ll get increased functionality across the range of video editing products they might be using.”
 
The Final Cut Pro and Adobe Audition integrations are available starting today across all regions. Loupedeck is available for purchase from B&H Photo and Amazon.com for $249.
Category: Loupedeck News
Post Date: 3/14/2019 9:45:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Image quality test results from the Canon EOS 5Ds R have been added to the Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Otus Lens Review.
 
As with the 55mm Otus, this is the lens upon which the others are compared. We've updated our test results to the highest resolution camera available, making comparisons with other 5Ds R-tested lenses easier.
 
I'll get your comparisons started:
 
Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Otus compared to Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS Lens
Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Otus compared to Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art Lens
Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Otus compared to Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens
Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Otus compared to Tamron 85mm f/1.8 VC Lens
Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Otus compared to Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 Lens
 
Save nearly $900 on this lens – buy it used with a variety of options available at B&H and at Adorama.
 
The Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Otus Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX
 
Rent the Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Otus Lens from Lensrentals.
Post Date: 3/14/2019 6:30:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Sigma:
 
Firmware update for SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for CANON EF mount
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products. We would like to announce that a new firmware update for SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for CANON EF mount listed below is now available.
 
This firmware allows compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function to enable correction matching the optical characteristics of each lens. It also corrects the phenomenon that abnormal images appear or operation errors occur when the function is enabled. In addition, it improves the functionality. Furthermore, there is an improvement to the phenomena particular to some lenses when they are used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”. This was previously reported in our announcement of January 16th, 2019.
 
For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK and applicable products listed below, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro. Before updating the firmware using the SIGMA USB DOCK, please ensure to update SIGMA Optimization Pro to Ver. 1.5.0. or later..
 
SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM | Art for CANON EF Mount Update
 
  • It has ensured compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function, which enables correction matching the optical characteristics of the attached lens. *
  • It has corrected the phenomenon that abnormal images appear or operation errors occur when Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function is enabled.
  • It has improved the AF accuracy when the lens is used with Live-View mode.
  • When the lens is used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, it has become compatible with EOS R’s “1.6x (Crop)” to be set automatically as well as with “Scene Intelligent Auto Mode”.
SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art for CANON EF Mount Update
 
  • When the lens is used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, it has corrected the phenomenon whereby restarting the camera does not work when the lens is taken off the camera while the lens’s OS function is in operation.
  • When the lens is used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, it has corrected the phenomenon whereby it may stop the focus driving from infinity to closer focus distance while shooting video with AF.
  • When the lens is used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, it has corrected the phenomenon whereby it may occasionally show overexposure when narrowing down the aperture from F8 while shooting.
SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports for CANON EF Mount Update
 
  • When the lens is used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, it has corrected the phenomenon whereby restarting the camera does not work when the lens is taken off the camera while the lens’s OS function is in operation.
SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports for CANON EF Mount Update
 
  • It has ensured compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function, which enables correction matching the optical characteristics of the attached lens. *
  • It has corrected the phenomenon that abnormal images appear or operation errors occur when Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function is enabled.
  • It has improved the AF accuracy when the lens is used with the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E.
SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary for CANON EF Mount Update
 
  • It has improved the stability of the image in the viewfinder, making it easier to confirm composition, thanks to the updated control algorithm of the Optical Stabilizer.
SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art for CANON EF Mount Update
 
  • When the lens is used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, it has corrected the phenomenon whereby it may occasionally show overexposure when narrowing down the aperture from F8 while shooting.
* Compatible Canon camera models:EOS R**, EOS-1DX mark II, EOS 5Ds,EOS 5DsR, EOS 5D Mark IV, EOS 6D mark II, EOS 80D, EOS 8000D(EOS Rebel T6s, EOS 760D), EOS 9000D(EOS 77D), EOS Kiss x8i(EOS Rebel T6i, EOS 750D), EOS Kiss x9i(EOS Rebel T7i, EOS 800D), EOS Kiss x9(EOS Rebel SL2, EOS 200D)
 
** When the Digital Lens Optimizer is switched [OFF], but "Peripheral illumination correction", "Chromatic aberration correction" and "Distortion correction", located within the in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function is switched [ON], the appropriate corrections can be achieved in accordance with the optical characteristics of each lens.
 


SIGMA Mount Converter MC-11 EF-E Update
 
  • It has optimized the peripheral illumination correction data when it is used in combination with the SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary for Canon EF mount.
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM | Art for CANON EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.2.00.
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art for CANON EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.2.03.
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports for CANON EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.1.01.
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports for CANON EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.2.00.
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary for CANON EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.2.01.
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art for CANON EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.2.02.
  • It has improved the compensation effect when it is used in combination with the Sony a9, Sony a7III and specific lenses*, and their in-camera image stabilization adjustment is set to AUTO. It has been set to achieve the same effect as when it is adjusted manually.
  • It has improved the accuracy of exposure when it is used with dedicated flashes manufactured by SONY.


SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary for NIKON F Mount Update
 
  • It has improved the stability of the image in the viewfinder, making it easier to confirm composition, thanks to the updated control algorithm of the Optical Stabilizer.
Download: SIGMA Optimization Pro
 
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Post Date: 3/14/2019 7:06:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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