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Reply to Canon efs 60 mm usm (Swiss epn)

Posted by on Oct 25th, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Reply to Canon efs 60 mm usm (Swiss epn)

Searching the internet I see the lens is offered on ebay in various market as Canon EF-S 60 mm F/2.8 USM Lens (Swiss MPN). The lenses on ebay are no 3rd party lenses. “eBay has been enforcing product identifier (like MPN) requirements since 29 February, 2016. It’s highly recommended that all eBay sellers add such identifiers to items wherever they apply.” MPN usually stands for Manufacturing Part Number and defines amongst other points the place Canon intends to sell the product. Service cost could be higher outside Switzerland....

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Video: Weird lens guru turns $20 Carl Zeiss projector lens into a swirly-bokeh camera lens

Posted by on Oct 25th, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Video: Weird lens guru turns $20 Carl Zeiss projector lens into a swirly-bokeh camera lens

[embedded content] Weird lens guru Mathieu Stern is back at it with a new video that shows images captured with two $20 Carl Zeiss projector lenses he converted into camera lenses. As with many of Stern’s DIY projector lens projects, both of these lenses — a 120mm F1.9 and a 105mm F1.9 — lack any way to focus and don’t have any adjustable aperture. While the adjustable aperture isn’t quite so easy to address, the video briefly shows how he uses an M65 Helicoid ring adapter to give manual focus abilities to the lens. Although not shown in the...

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Canon efs 60 mm usm (Swiss epn)

Posted by on Oct 25th, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Canon efs 60 mm usm (Swiss epn)

Photos Members Group Since Canon efs 60 mm usm (Swiss epn) SoulRider.222 says: A third party lens most likely made in Switzerland. Like Carl Zeiss. Third party lenses should work on a Canon T4i. I’ve used a Quantaray 70-300mm Tele-Macro Zoom lens on my Canon T1i and XTi with no issues. And a Sigma lens on my trusty vintage Rebel 2000! EPN stands for EOS Professional Network. It’s based in UK and Ireland though. I was curious and found this post: www.dpnow.com/articles/5605.html 16 hours ago (permalink) N808PV says: Searching the...

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Roger Cicala: why I don’t use an MTF bench to test my own lenses

Posted by on Oct 25th, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Roger Cicala: why I don’t use an MTF bench to test my own lenses

Roughly clockwise from left: 300mm collimator, laser transmission testing, lens test projector, Trioptics Imagemaster HR optical bench, spectrometry measurement. It might not look like much, but the total cost is similar to really nice house in a small city (or a decent house in big city). I have a complete testing lab at my disposal: MTF benches, lens test projectors, spectrometers, lasers, an Imatest setup gathering dust in a back room; everything all the cool kids have. A lot of people assume I test the hell out of my own shiny new...

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DPReview TV: Best entry-level full frame mirrorless – Nikon Z5 vs. Canon EOS RP

Posted by on Oct 24th, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

DPReview TV: Best entry-level full frame mirrorless – Nikon Z5 vs. Canon EOS RP

Published Oct 24, 2020 | dpreview staff [embedded content] What’s the best entry-level full frame mirrorless camera? We compare the Nikon Z5 to the Canon EOS RP to find out. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Gear in this story ‘We have to go fishing to test the Nikon Z5,’ they told us. ‘It’s all about the camera,’ they said. Call us skeptical, but such are the lives of YouTube stars. So join us as we go fishing with the Nikon Z5 For still photographers, we feel...

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Canon’s ISO 4 million multi-purpose camera was used to record fluorescent life in the Amazon

Posted by on Oct 23rd, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Canon’s ISO 4 million multi-purpose camera was used to record fluorescent life in the Amazon

Award-winning artist and director Lynette Wallworth released her documentary Awavena in 2018 to critical acclaim. The project’s director of photography, Greg Downing, utilized numerous cameras during production, including the specialized Canon ME20F-SH multi-purpose camera. Awavena follows the first female shaman of the Yawanawa tribe in the Amazonian rainforest. As part of the film, the crew documents an Ayahuasca vision quest and represents this experience using real footage captured in incredibly low light and CGI. Downing, with the...

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Video: iFixit is currently showing a live iPhone 12 teardown

Posted by on Oct 23rd, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Video: iFixit is currently showing a live iPhone 12 teardown

[embedded content] If you’re wondering what all Apple managed to pack inside its iPhone 12, repair site iFixit is currently hosting a live teardown of one of Apple’s latest smartphone on its YouTube channel. The review started at roughly 1:20pm ET, but it’s still going on and is available to watch from the beginning if you’d prefer to take it all in. If iFixit comes across any interesting surprises, we’ll summarize them in an update to this article. Autel Robotics released its long-awaited EVO II series drone this summer after several delays....

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Yongnuo announces new 35mm F2 autofocus lens for full-frame Sony cameras

Posted by on Oct 23rd, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Yongnuo announces new 35mm F2 autofocus lens for full-frame Sony cameras

Don’t ask why Yongnuo decided to showcase a full-frame E-mount lens on an APS-C camera body…our guess is as good as yours. Chinese accessory and lens manufacturer Yongnuo has announced the release of a new 35mm F2 autofocus lens for full-frame Sony cameras. The new lens is constructed of nine elements in eight groups, including one low-dispersion element and one aspherical element. The lens also features what Yongnuo calls a ‘nano-multilayer coating,’ but doesn’t specify what elements this coating is applied to. The 35mm F2 has an...

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Review: The Autel EVO II is a solid drone and an alternative to DJI

Posted by on Oct 23rd, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Review: The Autel EVO II is a solid drone and an alternative to DJI

Autel Robotics announced its long-awaited EVO II series drone at CES 2020 in January, promising vast improvements over the original EVO model launched back in 2018. Its most notable feature is a modular camera system, offering three models that cover a range of features that meet different users’ needs, from consumers to professionals. The camera on the standard EVO II uses a 1/2″ 48MP Quad Bayer sensor and is the first consumer drone to offer 8K video. The EVO II Pro uses a larger 1″-type 20MP sensor that gives 6K...

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Film Fridays: Making and using a cardboard camera – adventures in pinhole photography

Posted by on Oct 23rd, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Film Fridays: Making and using a cardboard camera – adventures in pinhole photography

Published Oct 23, 2020 | dpreview staff Photo: Sroyon / 35mmc.com Pinhole photography is often associated with ‘intro to photography’ -type classes, because it simplifies the process of recording an image down to bare bones. But there is both an art and a science to creating a well-functioning pinhole camera. Specifications like hole diameter and the light-sensitive material’s distance and angle-of-view to the pinhole make a huge difference. So, how does one elevate the pinhole camera from DIY beginner project to serious...

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NASA shares photos captured by its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft during its 6-second stay on an asteroid

Posted by on Oct 22nd, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

NASA shares photos captured by its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft during its 6-second stay on an asteroid

[embedded content] NASA has released pictures taken by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft that show the moment it touched down on the Bennu asteroid 200 million miles from Earth. The craft left Cape Canaveral a little over four years ago with the aim of intersecting the asteroid, and landed on the surface within three feet of the intended target on 20th October. As the craft approached the asteroid its SamCam camera captured images at a rate of one every 1.25 seconds, recording the successful touch-down and the lift-off just six seconds later. While...

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Lomography introduces panoramic camera with liquid-filled lens

Posted by on Oct 22nd, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Lomography introduces panoramic camera with liquid-filled lens

Off-the-wall photographic company Lomography has introduced a 35mm film camera that shoots 104mm long panoramic images through a lens that we are encouraged to fill with water. The company claims the HydroChrome Sutton’s Panoramic Belair camera is the world’s first 35mm format panoramic camera with a liquid-filled lens. Not surprising you might think, but they had to specify ‘35mm’ as in 1859 pioneering British photographer Thomas Sutton invented a panoramic camera with a water-filled lens that recorded on curved plates. The camera has a...

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Manfrotto launches its own Canon, Nikon camera batteries and dual-bay charger

Posted by on Oct 22nd, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Manfrotto launches its own Canon, Nikon camera batteries and dual-bay charger

Manfrotto has introduced its own-brand camera batteries and a dual-bay charger that will be available exclusively in the USA. The lithium-ion batteries fit Canon and Nikon cameras, and are said to offer enhanced performance over standard batteries. The HLX-E6N battery for Canon is a replacement for Canon’s LP-E6N, but the Manfrotto version offers 2000mAh over Canon’s 1865mAh. The Nikon alternative has slightly greater capacity than the 1900mAh of Nikon’s EN-EL15A and EN-EL15B batteries, but slightly less than the 2280mAh capacity of the...

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Halide Mark II is a redesigned Raw camera app for iPhones with over 40 new and improved features

Posted by on Oct 22nd, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Halide Mark II is a redesigned Raw camera app for iPhones with over 40 new and improved features

Lux Optics, the company behind the popular iOS camera app Halide, has announced the release of Halide Mark II, a second-generation camera app for iOS that’s the culmination of more than 18 months of work. Halide Mark II is an entirely new app with a revamped interface designed from the ground up to make a more a user experience that is simple to use, but rich in professional-level features for those who want to get the most out of their iPhone photography. Halide Mark II has the same exposure control and focus gestures as before, but has...

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Interview: Joe Biden’s official photographer Adam Schultz – “Every day I get to do this is a special day”

Posted by on Oct 22nd, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Interview: Joe Biden’s official photographer Adam Schultz – “Every day I get to do this is a special day”

Adam Schultz, oficial photographer for the Biden For President campaign. Photo: Drew Heskett Adam Schultz is a busy man. Official photographer for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, he’s traveling all over the US with the candidate, taking and sharing pictures of the campaign trail. We caught up with Adam recently to talk about what it means to shoot for a presidential campaign, how 2020 differs from previous election cycles, and why he can’t wait until it’s possible to take pictures of people without masks on. All...

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iPhone 12: Which models have which cameras?

Posted by on Oct 22nd, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

iPhone 12: Which models have which cameras?

Apple doesn’t make its naming system easy to understand, but to be fair, the company is hardly alone in this. This year’s class of new iPhones includes four models – iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max – and aside from the size differences implied by ‘mini’ and ‘Max,’ you’re on your own to figure out what separates them. One of the differences that matters to a lot of people is the device’s camera features, and that’s what we’re here to help demystify. We’ll go into depth...

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Nikon 600mm f/4G ED VR Review

Posted by on Oct 22nd, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Nikon 600mm f/4G ED VR Review

For nearly a decade the Nikon 600mm f/4G ED VR lens reigned supreme as the most desirable lens among many sports and wildlife photographers. A beast of a lens, it was known to be exceptionally sharp, producing beautiful and contrasty images. Nikon finally updated the lens with a lighter modern version in 2015, which triggered many owners to sell their 600mm lenses in order to upgrade to the latest and greatest “E” version. Today, one can purchase a used version of the 600mm f/4G VR at nearly half the price, which makes it a real bargain. In...

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DxO announces PhotoLab 4 with new DeepPRIME AI technology

Posted by on Oct 21st, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

DxO announces PhotoLab 4 with new DeepPRIME AI technology

It’s been a busy week for photo editing software announcements. The day after Adobe announced the latest versions of Lightroom and Photoshop, DxO has joined the party with its announcement of DxO PhotoLab 4. PhotoLab 4 includes numerous new features and improvements, but the highlight is DxO’s new DeepPRIME technology. DeepPRIME utilizes artificial intelligence to perform improved demosaicing and denoising in a single step. DxO has used machine learning and millions of images to train the DeepPRIME algorithm. The result is that all...

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HP launches eight new monitors for creative professionals at Adobe MAX 2020

Posted by on Oct 21st, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

HP launches eight new monitors for creative professionals at Adobe MAX 2020

During the Adobe MAX conference on Tuesday, HP introduced the newest products added to its HP Create Ecosystem, including the next-generation DreamColor and Z by HP monitors. According to the company, these models were made ‘with the creator in mind,’ offering everything from frameless designs to the promise of ‘seamless color accuracy,’ 4K resolutions and USB-C connectivity. The HP create Ecosystem was first announced at Adobe MAX 2019, introducing a variety of products and partnerships aimed at supporting the...

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Slideshow: Winners of the 1st annual Aerial Photography Awards

Posted by on Oct 21st, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Slideshow: Winners of the 1st annual Aerial Photography Awards

Winners of the 1st annual Aerial Photography Awards Several thousand photos from 65 countries were submitted to the 1st annual Aerial Photography Awards – a competition open to artists using drones, kites, balloons, helicopters, and planes to capture imagery. The jury, including From Where I Drone’s Dirk Dallas, Costas Spathis, Women Who Drone’s Elena Buenrostro, the Abstract Aerial Art team, and Florian Ledoux awarded 106 photos in 22 categories and 11 photographers in 6 master categories. ‘When I submitted my images to the...

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Adobe Premiere Pro can now natively decode ProRes Raw video files

Posted by on Oct 21st, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Adobe Premiere Pro can now natively decode ProRes Raw video files

Adobe has announced Premiere Pro (version 14.5) will now natively support ProRes Raw, finally opening up editing of Apple’s Raw video format to all Premiere Pro users. Earlier this year, Adobe started selectively supporting ProRes Raw, but only for Windows users running Nvidia GPUs. With this new update, both macOS and Windows users will be able to edit ProRes Raw video regardless of what system or GPU your computer has packed inside. The initial support is limited, in the sense you aren’t offered full control of ISO and White Balance...

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Loupedeck announces Adobe collaboration and new Loupedeck plugin at Adobe MAX

Posted by on Oct 21st, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Loupedeck announces Adobe collaboration and new Loupedeck plugin at Adobe MAX

Adobe has announced a massive Photoshop update which included, among many other features, the integration of Adobe’s new Unified Extensibility Platform (UXP) for plugins. Shortly after Adobe unveiled the new version of Photoshop, Loupedeck announced its collaboration with Adobe on a new plugin for Photoshop. The free plugin, which can be downloaded through the new Plugin Marketplace in the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop application, introduces new features and improvements for owners of the Loupedeck CT and Loupedeck Live. You may recall...

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Canon EOS R5 review

Posted by on Oct 21st, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Canon EOS R5 review

Previous 1 Introduction 2 Next Introduction All product photography by Dan Bracaglia Canon’s EOS R5 is an excellent camera for professionals or anyone that’s looking for a supremely capable option for almost any type of photography, from sports and action to studio portraits and landscapes. It’s a 45MP full-frame mirrorless camera that can shoot clips of 8K video, has impressive Dual Pixel autofocus and excellent ergonomics. It can also capture 10-bit HDR stills and video for HDR display and is the spiritual (and mirrorless)...

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DPReview TV: DJI RS 2 and RSC 2 review

Posted by on Oct 21st, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

DPReview TV: DJI RS 2 and RSC 2 review

Published Oct 21, 2020 | dpreview staff [embedded content] DJI’s new Ronin gimbals, the RS 2 and RSC 2, have been updated a ton of important ways: better stabilization algorithms, built-in color displays, heavier payloads… heck, even the carrying cases are better. Jordan takes a closer look at what’s new and how they function in the field, both as tools for videographers and fitness buffs alike. Yep, you read that right. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Canon’s EOS R5 is...

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It’s great, but the Max should be even better: iPhone 12 Pro camera review round-up

Posted by on Oct 20th, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

It’s great, but the Max should be even better: iPhone 12 Pro camera review round-up

Today is the day a number of reviewers are allowed to share their first thoughts on Apple’s new iPhone 12 Pro, the smaller of the company’s two latest flagship mobile devices announced last week. While we haven’t had the chance to take one for a spin yet, we’ve rounded up a few reviews from across the web to see what others’ opinions on the photographic capabilities of the new iPhone devices are. From more general tech-centric reviews, such as The Verge’s Nilay Patel’s, to photo-specific reviews such as Austin Mann’s in-depth dive,...

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