Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Still in Testing [CR2]

By Canon Rumors We’re told that the long rumored IS version of the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L is still in testing but has not yet been given an announcement date. There are apparently still two versions of the lens being developed, with only one coming to market. Canon’s gold is to make the new IS version of the lens … → continue…

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ZEISS Adds New High-Speed 25mm Lens to Milvus Series

By Daron James

With 11 lenses for single-lens reflex cameras, ZEISS Milvus is a solid option for videographers.

The ZEISS Milvus 25mm f/1.4 is the newest focal length added to the company’s lens range dedicated to full-frame single-lens reflex cameras. Developed for DSLR systems like Canon and Nikon, Milvus lenses feature manual focus control; compatibility with high dynamic range shooting; a silent, continuous aperture; and all metal housing. They come in EF or F mounts.

With the addition of the new 25mm f/1.4, the Milvus line now features 11 focal lengths ranging from 15 to 135mm, including two macros. Four focal lengths—25, 35, 50, and 85mm—have an aperture of f/1.4, making them an ideal option for filmmakers.

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From:: No Film School

Canon hit two milestones today: 90 million cameras and 130 million lenses

Canon has hit two couple major production milestones today. Specifically, Canon says it has now produced 130 million EF-series interchangeable lenses and 90 million EOS cameras. And in case you’re curious, the camera maker revealed that an EOS 5D Mark IV was its 90 millionth EOS camera to go through production, while the 130 millionth interchangeable lens distinction goes to an EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM.

Both the EOS and EF series made their debut in March 1987, eventually picking up production speed in the early 2000s as DSLRs became more popular.

The company boasts a 14-year consecutive No. 1 share of the global interchangeable lens digital camera market, as well as the distinction of being first to bring certain features to the market with its EF lenses, including image stabilizer tech and an ultrasonic motor. Canon’s EOS Series also has some notable distinctions in its past, including being the first to offer an electronic lens mounting system and fully digitized communication between the lens and camera body.

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From:: DPreview

From the sidelines to the driver’s seat: A photographer’s evolution

I have worked as a race photographer, a wedding photographer, landscape photographer; I photographed architecture, food, portraits and hot air balloons.

One of the most incredible things about a photography career is how it has this magical ability to open doors—how my camera has, time and again, taken me from a spectator on the sideline and put me right in the middle of the action.

In my own career, I’ve experienced this many times. Here are just three of those stories (and some shooting tips along the way).

A teenager at the race track

I was fortunate as a teenager when a race car driver threw me a rag and told me to get under his race car and clean it from the tire rubber that was stuck to the underside. I had gone to the racetrack after spending earlier years building models of these very race cars. I wanted to see the real deal.

From that relationship, I grew to become a professional photographer, since I was lucky enough to sell all of the images from my first roll of film to the drivers at that same racetrack. I always had a desire to drive one of those 200mph “funny cars.”

This wonderful eye-opening experience led me to create work for the NHRA, AP and many racing magazines creating story-telling images of these now 300mph plus vehicles across the country.

Shooting Tips

What is most important to me when capturing cars in the drag racing world is to isolate the car from the distractions near the racecar. Generally, I let the car move down the track, away from the starting line crowds, creating a soft, dimensional background in order to allow the car to stand out.

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From:: DPreview

Pixma Pro-100 Bundle Deals: EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II $1749 (Reg $2049) and EF 16-35 f/2.8L III $1749 (Reg $1999)

By Canon Rumors Authorized Canon dealer Buydig.com has a pair of Canon L lens bundles on sale this weekend. Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II Pixma Pro-100 Bundle $1749 (Reg $2049) Coupon Code: EM118728760TM to see in-cart price of $1999 Mail-in rebate: $250 – Download here Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III Pixma Pro-100 Bundle $1749 (Reg $1999) Coupon Code: TM11888151EM … → continue…

From:: Canon Rumors

An EF 135mm IS Lens Coming Next Year? [CR1]

By Canon Rumors The last time we were told about a new 135mm lens, it turned out to be a new lens, the TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro, which will have its fans in a niche market. The 135mm lens a majority of people were looking for was an update to the classic EF 135mm f/2L USM. The EF … → continue…

From:: Canon Rumors