Tuesday, August 30, 2016

3 NEW CAMERAS OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED, NEW LENSES TOO !

NEW TECHNOLOGY REPORT:

1- Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera Officially Announced
2- Fujifilm XF 23mm f/2 R WR Lens and X-A3 Camera Officially Announced
3- Panasonic GH5 to Feature 4K and 4:2:2 10 Bits Internal Recording
4- Fujifilm X-T2 Release Date: September 8, 2016
5- New Patent: Tamron SP 115mm f/1.4 VC Lens
6- Canon XC15 4K Camcorder Leaked Images, Coming Soon
7- Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Officially Announced, Price $498



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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera Officially Announced


Canon officially announced the new Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera, EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM, 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM and a variety of EOS accessories.
Pre-order links in USA:
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Body: $3499 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV w/ 24-70mm f/4L IS Lens: $4,399 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV w/ 24-105mm f/4L II Lens: $4,599 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens: $2,199 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens: $1,099 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.
Pre-order links in UK:
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Body: £3,599 at WEX Photographic, Park Cameras, Jessops.
The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV camera’s 30.4 megapixel 35mm Full Frame Canon CMOS sensor offers stunning image quality while the DIGIC 6+ Image Processor delivers 4K 30P video and up to and seven frames per second (fps) continuous shooting.  To make video shooting even easier, the camera also features Canon’s propriety Dual Pixel CMOS AF, even when shooting 4K to help ensure sharp focus and subject tracking.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Pricing and Availability:
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV body: Early September, Price $3,499
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with EF 24-70mm F4L IS USM kit: Early September, Price $4,399
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with EF 24-105mm F4L IS II USM kit: Late October, Price $4,599
The US price of Canon EF 24-105mm F4L IS II lens is $1,099, while the Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L III will be priced at $2,199. These two new lenses will be available in late October, 2016.
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Press Release:
MELVILLE, N.Y., August 25, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce the EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera, the next generation of the popular and versatile 5D series of Canon professional DSLR cameras. Building on this legendary legacy, the EOS 5D Mark IV propels the series forward with a fusion of features and enhancements targeted to please even the most discerning creative eyes.  The camera’s 30.4 megapixel 35mm Full Frame Canon CMOS sensor offers stunning image quality while the DIGIC 6+ Image Processor delivers 4K 30P video and up to and seven frames per second (fps) continuous shooting.  To make video shooting even easier, the camera also features Canon’s propriety Dual Pixel CMOS AF, even when shooting 4K to help ensure sharp focus and subject tracking.
“Canon’s EOS 5D series of DSLR cameras has a history of being at the forefront of still and video innovation. And today, we add to this family of cameras the EOS 5D Mark IV– the first in our 5D series to offer 4K video and built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “In developing this new DSLR camera, we listened to the requests of current EOS users to create for them a modern, versatile camera designed to help them create and share beautiful still and video imagery.”
“Outdoor photographers will really appreciate the new EOS 5D Mark IV, as it offers more resolution, better detail in the shadows, and improved speeds in autofocus and frame rate,” reported acclaimed nature photographer and Canon Explorer of Light George Lepp. “With the fabulous resolution of 4K video and the ability to make beautiful prints from a frame of that video as an added bonus, this camera sets a new mid-range standard for nature photography.”
In addition, Canon is also introducing two new L-series EF lenses – the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM  Standard Zoom Lens– offering fantastic edge-to-edge sharpness across the imaging plane, as well as improved durability and performance.
EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera Specifications:
  • New 30.4 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor for versatile shooting in nearly any light, with ISO range 100–32,000; expandable up to 50–102,400.
  • 4K Motion JPEG video (DCI cinema-type 4096 x 2160) at 30p or 24p; in-camera still frame grab* of 4K 8.8-Megapixel images; multiple video options include Full HD up to 60p, and HD up to 120p.
  • Superb Dual Pixel CMOS AF for responsive and smooth AF during video or Live View shooting; LCD monitor has full touch-screen interface, including selection of AF area.
  • Excellent performance — up to 7.0 fps** continuous shooting speed with high performance DIGIC 6+ Image Processor for improved speed and excellent image quality.
  • 61 AF points with expanded vertical coverage with 41 cross-points, and AF possible at all 61 AF points with many lens + extender combinations effective at f/8.
  • 150,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor helps provide precise exposure metering, helps detect flickering lights and allows for enhanced scene recognition and face detection capabilities.
  • Dual Pixel RAW***, in-camera Digital Lens Optimizer during JPEG shooting and Diffraction Correction technologies.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi®1 and NFC2 connectivity provide easy sharing to compatible smart devices, select social media sites and the Canon Connect Station CS100 device.
  • Built-in GPS3 provides geotag information including auto time syncing with Universal Time Code (UTC) via satellites.
“I have owned every camera in the 5D line, so the new EOS 5D Mark IV feels like an old friend in my hands, only better” exclaimed renowned wedding photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Clay Blackmore. “It has everything a professional photographer needs to create outstanding, quality images every time. Between its ability with still images and video capture, it is the complete package and—in my opinion—the best wedding camera on the planet.”
“When working with macro beauty photography, I need fast and precise autofocus. With each breath of the subject I need to be able to check the exact placement of focus, whether on the tips of the eyelashes, the pupils or other detail of her face. The EOS 5D Mark IV  gave me exactly the speed and precision required to capture the detail and stunning color that is a signature of my beauty work,” remarked celebrated fashion and beauty photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Lindsay Adler. “I’m always looking for ways to create visuals that help me stand out from the competition. Cinemagraphs, also known as ‘living images,’ allow me to combine still frames and video to create captivating images. Because of the EOS 5D Mark IV’s 4K and slow motion capabilities, I now have the ability to create high quality and visually compelling cinemagraphs without having to invest in an expensive cinema camera!”
The Next Generation of EOS 5D Cameras
In addition to the new Full Frame sensor, the new EOS 5D Mark IV includes a 61-point High-Density Reticular AF II system, similar to the one found in the flagship EOS-1D X Mark II, with all AF points selectable by the user (and up to 41 cross-type points depending on the lens in use). The AF system, improved over previous Canon 5D series models, includes expanded coverage across the frame that supports AF at maximum apertures up to f/8 with all 61 points for high-precision autofocus even when using EF super-telephoto lenses with an EF extender. Standard ISO range for the EOS 5D Mark IV is ISO 100-32,000 and is expandable to 50-102,400.
The EOS 5D Mark IV also introduces a new 150,000 pixel RGB+IR metering sensor with enhanced precision and performance compared to its predecessor, improving upon facial recognition and tracking as well as nature and sports scenes with fast-moving action. AF sensitivity in low light is EV-3 and EV-4 when in Live View mode. The EOS Scene Detection System can detect and compensate for flickering light sources that are often used in gymnasiums and swimming pools. When enabled, this anti-flicker system automatically adjusts shutter release timing to help reduce disparities in exposure and color especially during continuous burst shooting.
Following the groundbreaking video recording capabilities introduced in the EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 5D Mark III, the EOS 5D Mark IV takes the next leap forward offering DCI 4K video recording.  Adding to the versatility of capturing 4K video, is Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF. This proven autofocus system allows for continuous focus tracking of subjects, and can be customized by the user for optimal performance. Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology not only enhances 4K video recording, but also helps create crisp focus for 4K Frame Grab extraction of 8.8 megapixel still JPEG images, all done in camera.
Mobile Connectivity
For the first time in an EOS 5D series DSLR camera, the EOS 5D Mark IV features built-in Wi-Fi®1 and Near-Field Communication (NFC)™ 1 providing for the easy transfer of images and MP4 movies to compatible mobile devices, as well remote shooting when using the Canon Camera Connect App2. The EOS 5D Mark IV also includes a built-in GPS3 receiver with compass for precise geo-tagged information of latitude, longitude, and elevation. This is especially valuable to wildlife photographers and photojournalists who need to track their locations, as well as providing sports and wedding photographers the ability to sync a multiple-camera setup with extreme accuracy and precision. The camera’s built-in GPS can also be used to sync the camera’s time to the atomic clock, an invaluable feature when multiple photographers are covering the same event.
Pricing and Availability
The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR is currently scheduled to be available in early September 2016 for an estimated retail price of $3,499.00 for the body only††. It will also be sold as part of body-and-lens kits with the EF24-70mm f/4L lens ($4,399.00, scheduled to be available early September) †† and the EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens ($4599.00, scheduled to be available late October) ††.
For an exclusive, hands-on preview, the camera will be available at the customer support centers shown below.  Visitors can experience the camera firsthand while Canon technical experts demonstrate new product features, answer questions, and spotlight the benefits of Canon products and service.
New Canon EF Lenses and EOS Accessories
In addition to the new EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR, Canon is also introducing two EF-Series L-series lenses as well as a variety of EOS accessories. The new EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens features a large diameter GMO dual surface aspherical lens and ground aspherical lens, f/2.8 aperture throughout the entire zoom range, fluorine coating, improved durability and is dust and water resistant. The new EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Standard Zoom lens features an improved four-stop image stabilization as well as ghosting and flare reduction with air sphere coating. The Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens is scheduled to be available late in October for an estimated retail price of $2,199.00†† and the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM  Standard Zoom Lens is scheduled to be available in late October for an estimated retail price of $1,099.00††.
Additional EOS accessories include the Canon Battery Grip BG-E20, Canon Rain Cover ERC-E5S/E5M/E5L and Canon Protecting Cloth PC-E1.
For more information about all these products and accessories, please visit: https://www.usa.canon.com/5D4Legend


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Fujifilm XF 23mm f/2 R WR Lens and X-A3 Camera Officially Announced


Today Fujifilm officially announced the new Fujifilm XF 23mm f/2 R WR Lens and X-A3 Mirrorless Camera. And these new Fujifilm products are now available for pre-order at most US online stores.
So, if you are interested, order immediately so as to obtain this great camera (or lens) as soon as possible.
Pre-order links in USA:
Fujifilm XF 23mm f/2 R WR Lens: $449 at Amazon (Black, Silver), B&H
Shipping on September 29, 2016
Fujifilm X-A3 with 16-50mm Lens: $599 at Amazon (Brown, Pink, Silver), B&H
Shipping on October 2, 2016

Fujifilm X-A3 Specs:
  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • EXR Processor II
  • 3″ 920k-Dot 180° Tilting Touchscreen
  • Full HD Video at up to 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • 77-Point Autofocus System
  • Electronic Shutter up to 1/32000 sec
  • Extended ISO 25600 & 6 fps Shooting
  • Film Simulation and Advanced Filters
  • XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS II Lens
Fujifilm XF 23mm f/2 R WR Lens Specs:
  • X-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 35mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/16
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Super EBC Lens Coating
  • Internal Focusing AF System
  • Physical Aperture Ring
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • See special video promotion below:




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Panasonic GH5 to Feature 4K and 4:2:2 10 Bits Internal Recording

The previous rumor said the upcoming Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 micro four thirds mirrorless camera will be announced at IBC 2016 in September (NOT confirmed yet). (The 2016 IBC show (Exhibition) will run from September 9 to 13 in Amsterdam) And it is rumored to feature Sony’s high-end 18.9mm*13mm M43 sensor.
Today according to the report from 43Rumors, the Panasonic GH5 camera will have no crop for 4K video and it will feature 4:2:2 10 bits internal recording. No crop for 4K video means that you will will use the whole sensor when recording 4K videos. This specs info is from a trusted source.
There are other rumors saying that Panasonic GH5 camera  will be capable of recording 6K videos at 30fps and, respectively, 4K movies at 60fps and it can extract 18-megapixel stills while recording videos.
And Panasonic will have a press conference on September 19: a new entry level MFT camera and LX100 successor are expected to be announced on that day!
Panasonic GH4: $1,297 at AmazonB&HAdorama.


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Fujifilm X-T2 Release Date: September 8, 2016





The release date of Fujifilm X-T2 mirrorless camera is now confirmed: September 8, 2016. All the major US stores simultaneously updated their X-T2 product page and listed the shipping date “September 8, 2016″.
Amazon.com: “This item will be released on September 8, 2016“.
B&H Photo: “Available for preorder. Will begin shipping Thu, Sep 8 (Subject to availability)“.
Adorama: “Manufacturer will start shipping this item on 09/08/2016“.

The Fujifilm X-T2 camera body costs $1,599, with XF 18-55mm kit lens for $1,899. So, if you are interested, order immediately so as to obtain this great camera as soon as possible.
Fujifilm X-T2 body: $1,599 at AmazonB&HAdorama.
Fujifilm X-T2 with 18-55mm lens: $1,899 at AmazonB&HAdorama.


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New Patent: Tamron SP 115mm f/1.4 VC Lens

Shown here is the 85mm 1.8 lens.  The new 115 mm f1.4 lens photo not available at this time.


Tamron has filed a new patent in Japan for SP 115mm f/1.4 VC lens, which is expected to be designed for full frame DSLR cameras. This lens is similar to the recently announced AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED lens.

Take a look at the patent details below:
  • Patent 2016-151661
  • Published on August 22, 2016
  • Filing date:m February 17, 2015
  • Focal length: 113
  • Aperture: 1.456
  • Half angle of view: 10.632
  • Internal focus
  • Vibration reduction
Reminder: Available in Canon EF, Nikon F and Sony A mounts, the new Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens is now in stock and shipping at most US stores.
Nikon F: $749 at AmazonB&HAdorama.
Canon EF: $749 at AmazonB&HAdorama.
Sony A: $749 at B&HAdorama.


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Canon XC15 4K Camcorder Leaked Images, Coming Soon




The first images of the upcoming Canon XC15 4K camcorder are leaked online. This new Canon XC15 4K camcorder is expected to replace the current Canon XC10 and it will be announced soon. According to the leaked images, the lens of the Canon XC15 is the same as the XC10. Take a look!










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Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Officially Announced, Price $498




Surprise: Sony officially announced the new FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras. The US price of this new 50mm f/2.8 Macro lesn is $498 and it will be available for pre-order from September 1 at B&H, Adorama.
Sony FE 50mm F/2.8 Macro Features:
  • Full-frame 50mm macro lens with 1:1 magnification
  • Compact and lightweight design for outstanding mobility and easy handling
  • F2.8 maximum aperture and circular blade design produce creamy de-focused backgrounds
  • 6.25 inch minimum focusing distance, with a working distance of less than 2 inches
  • Comprehensive controls; focus-mode switch, focus-range limiter, and focus-hold button make for comfortable shooting
  • ED glass effectively compensates for axial chromatic aberration at close focus
  • Dust and moisture resistant design

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With the fact that September is just around the corner, I knew that we would be getting a lot of new information about new products.  Today was just that kind of day.  Lots of official announcements, although we knew they were coming, it is now official about the new cameras from Canon and Fuji.  And now the new one from Panasonic will make the market even more exciting. 

So, stay tuned next Wednesday as I bring the latest announcements in the photographic world of the latest technology that might interest you.  Something new for you, maybe, or something new for your camera?  New technology that may change photography?  Who knows?  Stay tuned here.


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