Godox AD600 Firmware Update Adds Support For Panasonic and Olympus

June 26, 2017  |  Camera & Photo, News  |  Comments Off on Godox AD600 Firmware Update Adds Support For Panasonic and Olympus


Godox just added Panasonic and Olympus camera support to their AD600 flash via a firmware update, which you can download here.

Source: Godox AD600 Firmware Update Adds Support For Panasonic and Olympus

ShutterCount Updated to Support Latest Canon DSLRs & New Live View & Video Count

June 26, 2017  |  Camera & Photo, News  |  Comments Off on ShutterCount Updated to Support Latest Canon DSLRs & New Live View & Video Count

Dire Studios have updated ShutterCount to version 3.0. Included in the update is the ability to read the shutter actuations on all of the recent Canon DSLRs as well as adding the ability to count the number of times live view and video instances have taken place. From Dire Studios: Live view and videos. The Read more…
Source: ShutterCount Updated to Support Latest Canon DSLRs & New Live View & Video Count

Isn’t That Cute? The EOS Rebel SL2 in White & Silver

June 26, 2017  |  Camera & Photo, News  |  Comments Off on Isn’t That Cute? The EOS Rebel SL2 in White & Silver

Here are some images of the upcoming Canon EOS Rebel SL2/200D/X8 in white and silver. We’re not sure at this time if the multiple colors will be available globally, as Canon has had white DSLRs in the past that were only available certain places globally.

Canon EOS Rebel SL2/200D/X8 Specifications

  • Color: Black · White · Silver
  • Number of pixels: 24.2 million pixels
  • Dual pixel CMOS AF
  • Continuous shooting performance: 5 frames / sec
  • Rear liquid crystal: 3.0 type Bali angle angle liquid crystal, touch panel
  • Battery: LP-E 17
  • Size: 122.4 x 92.6 x 69.8 mm
  • Weight: 453 g

Source: Isn’t That Cute? The EOS Rebel SL2 in White & Silver

More Detailed Specifications for the Canon EOS 6D Mark II

June 26, 2017  |  Camera & Photo, News  |  Comments Off on More Detailed Specifications for the Canon EOS 6D Mark II

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Specifications (Google Translated)

  • Number of effective pixels: 26.2 million pixels (total number of pixels: 27.1 million pixels)
  • DIGIC 7
  • 45 points AF – All Crosstype
  • Dual pixel CMOS AF
  • 7560 pixels RGB + IR metering sensor
  • Viewfinder: 98% coverage
  • Viewfinder magnification: 0.71x
  • Continuous: Up to 6.5 frames / sec (up to about 4 frames / sec when servo AF is set for Live View shooting)
  • Standard ISO: 100 – 40000 (extended ISO: 50 [L], 51200 [H 1], 102400 [H 2])
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000 to 30 seconds
  • Sync Speed 1/180
  • Video: Full HD 60p
  • 5 Axis Electronic Image Stabilization
  • Time lapse movie (4K output)
  • Anti-flicker
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • NFC
  • GPS
  • Electronic level
  • Battery: LP-E6N / LP-E6
  • Number of storable pictures: approx. 1200 pictures (when viewfinder shooting)
  • Media: SD / SDHC / SDXC card (UHS-I card compatible)
  • Size: 144.0 x 110.5 x 74.8 mm
  • Weight: 685 g (body only), 765 g (including battery and SD card)
  • Kit lens: “EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM”, “EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM”, “EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM”

Source: More Detailed Specifications for the Canon EOS 6D Mark II

Sigma Artisans: Running With the New Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 OS Art

June 25, 2017  |  Camera & Photo, News  |  Comments Off on Sigma Artisans: Running With the New Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 OS Art

The Sigma Artisans blog has posted some real world work from the brand new Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS Art series lens.

From Sigma

We invited Jess Baumung, a Toronto-based running and music photographer, to test out an early sample of the latest Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG HSM | Art for a few hours and see what he could do. No big budgets or fancy post-processing, just one photographer, natural light and a few local Toronto runners in a real-world shoot.

Photos: Canon 1Dx Mark II with the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG HSM | Art

Preorder Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art: B&H Photo | AdoramaMPEXPark Cameras (UK)

Source: Sigma Artisans: Running With the New Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 OS Art

Panasonic GH5 vs Olympus OM-D EM1 Mark II vs Sony a6500 For VLogging

June 24, 2017  |  Camera & Photo, News  |  Comments Off on Panasonic GH5 vs Olympus OM-D EM1 Mark II vs Sony a6500 For VLogging

Kai compares the Panasonic GH5 vs Olympus OM-D EM1 Mark II vs Sony a6500 and none of them are perfect so it’s up to you to decide which features matter most to you. I personally prefer the GH5 out of the three followed by the a6500 and then OM-D. Kai also picked the GH5.

Panasonic GH5: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Panasonic GH5 Film Maker Kit: B&H Photo
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Amazon / B&H Photo / Adorama
Sony a6500: B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama

Source: Panasonic GH5 vs Olympus OM-D EM1 Mark II vs Sony a6500 For VLogging

Video: Sony a9 AF Test on Canon 300mm & 400mm f/2.8 Lenses !

June 24, 2017  |  Camera & Photo, News  |  Comments Off on Video: Sony a9 AF Test on Canon 300mm & 400mm f/2.8 Lenses !

Dan Watson has tested some long high-end super telephoto prime lenses on Sony Alpha a9 (Amazon/B&H Photo/Adorama). He uses Sigma MC-11 and Metabones Mark IV as adapters for Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens and Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens on Sony Alpha a9. From video above, we can see that the Autofocus on Sony Alpha a9 is really great. You can watch the full video above.

Sony Alpha a9 Buy Links:

In USA:

In UK:

  • Sony Alpha a9 – Pre-order at Wex, Jessops
  • Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens – Pre-order at Wex, Jessops

Source: Video: Sony a9 AF Test on Canon 300mm & 400mm f/2.8 Lenses !

Where’s the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC G2?

June 23, 2017  |  Camera & Photo, News  |  Comments Off on Where’s the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC G2?

A couple of sources we talked to in the know claimed the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC G2 was coming this week, are confused as to why it wasn’t announced alongside the 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028). We even received product links from a couple of retailers for the lens.

Perhaps Tamron feels it will fit nicely alongside the announcement of the Canon EOS 6D Mark II next week?

The lens is coming and pricing will be $1199 USD.

Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC G2 Specifications: (Google Translated)

  • Lens composition: 12 groups 17 sheets
  • Diaphragm blade: 9 (circular stop)
  • Minimum shooting distance: 15 inches (about 0.38 m)
  • Maximum magnification: 1: 5
  • Image stabilization effect: Approximately 4.5 steps max. 5 steps
  • Filter diameter: 82 mm
  • Maximum diameter: 88.4 mm
  • Length: 111 mm (for Canon), 108.5 mm (for Nikon)
  • Weight: 905 g (for Canon), 900 g (for Nikon)
  • Best-in-class AF performance by dual MPU (Micro Processing Units)
  • Pricing: $1199 USD, £1299 GBP

Source: Where’s the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC G2?

This is the Canon EOS Rebel SL2/200D/X8

June 23, 2017  |  Camera & Photo, News  |  Comments Off on This is the Canon EOS Rebel SL2/200D/X8

EOS 200D / Rebel SL2 Specifications (Google Translated)

  • Color: Black · White · Silver
  • Number of pixels: 24.2 million pixels
  • Continuous shooting performance: 5 frames / sec
  • Rear liquid crystal: 3.0 type vari-angle angle liquid crystal, touch panel
  • Battery: LP-E 17
  • Size: 122.4 x 92.6 x 69.8 mm
  • Weight: 453 g

Source: This is the Canon EOS Rebel SL2/200D/X8

Tamron Announces 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

June 23, 2017  |  Camera & Photo, News  |  Comments Off on Tamron Announces 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

Dramatic extended range achieved by combining cutting-edge optical design and other new breakthrough technologies including a redesigned cam structure

18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028)
June 23, 2017, Commack, NY – Tamron, a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the launch of the new 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028), the world’s first ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens for APS-C DSLR cameras, which covers a focal length range of 18-400mm. Since the 1992 launch of its AF28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 Aspherical (Model 71D), Tamron has dominated the all-in-one zoom category and has produced many lenses that cover wide-angle to telephoto zoom ranges. Tamron has now developed an ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom that extends to 400mm (35mm equivalent of 620mm) and a 22.2x zoom ratio. Packed in a light, compact body (4.8in./24.9oz.)2 is Tamron’s accumulated knowledge and experience for all-in-one zoom lenses, including the most advanced optical and mechanical designs, an HLD (High/Low torque modulated Drive) for the AF system and the Vibration Compensation system. Photographers can now enjoy wide-angle to ultra-telephoto photography using one lens, which is ideal for travel photography and eliminates the need to carry extra lenses. The new Model B028 lens enables photographing a wide variety of ultra-telephoto images including everyday casual scenes. The 18-400mm will be available in the U.S. at the end of July at $649.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  1. The world’s first3 ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens to achieve 400mm telephoto

The new Model B028 is the world’s first lens for APS-C DSLR cameras that covers a focal length range of 18-400mm and achieves a zoom ratio of 22.2x. The focal length of 400mm on the telephoto end enables the capturing of ultra-telephoto pictures with the 35mm equivalent of 620mm angle of view. Now, with just this one lens, a photographer can readily enjoy the power of ultra-telephoto to bring distant subjects closer as well as the perspective-flattening effects that only extreme telephoto settings can achieve. This all-in-one zoom lens is ideal for travel and everyday shooting. It allows a photographer to switch from wide-angle to ultra-telephoto without changing lenses, making it faster and easier to capture a much wider range of subjects including travel scenes, wildlife, action sports, landscapes, cityscapes, portraits and food.

  1. Excellent image quality across the entire zoom range, from wide-angle to ultra-telephoto and macro

The optical construction of the B028 consists of 16 lens elements in 11 groups. The use of specialized glass elements such as LD (Low Dispersion) and aspherical lens elements effectively minimizes wide-ranging aberrations, including chromatic aberrations and distortion, thereby assuring outstanding image quality. Optimum power distribution among the individual lens element groups achieves both the optical performance and the compact size necessary for an ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens that boasts 400mm focal length. Also, it enables tele-macro photography with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.9.

  1. Lightweight and compact design exhibits Tamron’s basic philosophy for all-in-one zoom lenses

Despite being an all-in-one zoom lens that achieves 400mm ultra-telephoto, Model B028 is light and compact with a total length of 4.8in. and a weight of 24.9oz.4 A new lens barrel design utilizing three-step extensions was developed to enable the necessary elongation to produce a 22.2x zoom ratio. Compared to the conventional approach, the division into a larger number of cams ensures comfortable operation and stability while zooming. Tamron’s philosophy for all-in-one zoom lenses is to allow each photographer to casually capture everyday photos with a lens of a practical size, and Model B028 fulfills this philosophy.

  1. HLD motor provides high-precision AF and enables compact lens construction

The AF drive system for Model B028 uses Tamron’s exclusive HLD (High/Low torque modulated Drive) motor. The power-saving HLD motor produces outstanding driving torque, and adjusts motor rotation from low to high speed to enable accurate and quiet focusing. The HLD motor takes up less space thanks to its small size and circular arc shape that allows the size of the lens to be reduced.

  1. Equipped with the Vibration Compensation system necessary for ultra-telephotography at 400mm

Despite its compact size, Model B028 is equipped with Tamron’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) system, which effectively curbs camera shake under low light conditions (such as a dimly lit room or at dusk) and while taking ultra-telephoto pictures. This greatly expands opportunities for casual handheld shooting. The jitter-free stability of the viewfinder image allows for easier framing and enables the photographer to compose the subject quickly and comfortably.

  1. Electromagnetic diaphragm system now used also for Nikon-mount lenses

The electromagnetic diaphragm system, which has been a standard feature for Canon-mount lenses, is now employed in Nikon-mount lenses5. More precise diaphragm and aperture control is possible because the diaphragm blades are driven and controlled by a motor through electronic pulse signals.

  1. User-friendly features for everyday comfortable use

With an eye toward active outdoor photography, Model B028 features Moisture-Resistant Construction to ensure worry-free shooting as well as confidence while shooting under adverse weather conditions. Also, the Zoom Lock mechanism prevents undesired movement of the lens barrel under its own weight when the camera is angled downward while walking.

  1. Compatible with TAP-in ConsoleTM, an optional accessory product

The optional TAP-in Console provides a USB connection to a personal computer, enabling the user to easily update the lens’s firmware as well as to customize features, including fine adjustments to the AF and VC.

  1. External design placing importance on functionality and ease of use

While inheriting the design that makes use of many organic curves and the delicately polished form down to fine details that characterize the SP lens series, the new Model B028 comes with a highly sophisticated design that also places a lot of importance on the lens’s functionality and ease of use, featuring an overall form that faithfully encompasses the internal structures within, a slim Luminous Gold brand ring and the switch shape design.

[1] Among interchangeable lenses for DSLR cameras (As of May 2017; Tamron)
[2] Length and weight are based on the Nikon-mount lens
[3] Among interchangeable lenses for DSLR cameras (As of May 2017; Tamron)
[4] Length and weight are based on figures for the Nikon-mount lens.
[5] Available only with cameras compatible with the electromagnetic diaphragm (D3100, D3200, D3300, D3400, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500, D5600, D7000, D7100, D7200, D300S, D500) (As of May, 2017; Tamron) 

Source: Tamron Announces 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

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