Canon’s Many Bulletins and Gross sales

Canon’s Many Bulletins and Gross sales


I’m actually completely satisfied to testing lenses once more, and our lens evaluations will likely be again for you later this week. Right this moment, I’ve been culling by way of my images from the Nikon Z 28-400mm f/4-8 VR in preparation. It’s not the sharpest or brightest lens on the market, however the zoom vary is a blast. Whilst a panorama photographer, I discovered myself specializing in scenes at 400mm which may usually escape consideration, just like the geyser you see beneath. Will I be changing my Nikon Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3? That continues to be to be seen. However whilst you learn this week’s Images Information, I hope you remember the fact that you don’t must at all times comply with the conventions in pictures. Experiment somewhat – take portraits at 16mm, wildlife images at 85mm, and landscapes at 400mm. You would possibly just like the totally different outcomes that you just get.

Geyser Abstract Yellowstone
Nikon Z6 + Nikon Z 28-400mm f/4-8 VR @ 400mm

Latest Bulletins

  • Canon’s upcoming hybrid lenses: Amid the announcement of the RF 35mm f/1.4 L, Canon slid in an announcement that they’re engaged on a brand new line of hybrid prime lenses. The 35mm f/1.4 L is the primary, sporting a devoted aperture ring and an optical design that minimizes focus respiratory. What’s going to the remainder appear like? Possibly we’ll lastly see a 50mm f/1.4 L and 85mm f/1.4 for the RF system. Personally, I’m hoping for a 24mm f/1.4 L, too. (The 24mm and 50mm are rumored; see the Rumor Mill beneath.)
  • Different Canon bulletins: This week additionally noticed the introduction of Canon’s first conventional cine-style digital camera with an RF mount – the EOS C400 – and a refresh of one in all their high-end cinema lenses, the 17-120mm T2.95-3.9. Even you probably have little interest in video, the brand new sensor on the EOS C400, which has a triple base ISO (800, 3200, and 12,800) might curiosity you. It’s potential that related know-how might discover its manner into your mirrorless digital camera someday. Oh, and Canon additionally launched a brand new flash, the EL-10 speedlight. It seems like a superb medium funds choice to me.
  • Panasonic’s new GH7 digital camera: I suppose the phrase of the week was “hybrid,” as a result of Panasonic joined Canon with a twin stills/video digital camera introduced this week. Jason has lined the flagship Panasonic GH7 intimately in his announcement article, however in brief, it’s a 25-megapixel Micro 4 Thirds digital camera with 5.7K uncooked video, section detection autofocus, and a real-time LUT function for videographers. If you happen to solely shoot stills, the $2200 value might sound excessive – however for video, it’s a reasonably full bundle.

The Rumor Mill

Plenty of chatter however no main leaks for the Nikon Z6 III

Will we see the Nikon Z6 III this month? That’s what Nikon Rumors appears to assume. Not a lot has modified concerning the fundamental expectations of the digital camera for some time – rumors nonetheless say 24 MP, 6K uncooked video, and an improved autofocus system – however we’re marching nearer and nearer to the announcement. The latest rumor says that it is going to be introduced on June eleventh (plus or minus a day) or on June 18th (plus or minus a day). Which is able to it’s? Just one strategy to discover out.

Through Nikon Rumors

A wishlist which may come true for Canon photographers

Though Canon was fairly busy this week, rumors recommend that the remainder of 2024 will likely be on one other degree. Canon Rumors is reporting plenty of merchandise that we will hope to see within the second half of the yr: the EOS R1 (they anticipate it to ship in November or later), the EOS R5 Mark II (they’re “extraordinarily assured” it is going to be introduced in July), the EOS R6 Mark III (perhaps), an EOS C70 substitute, an internally-zooming 70-200mm f/2.8 (anticipated announcement this month), and 24mm f/1.4 and 50mm f/1.4 hybrid lenses. If all of this actually does seem within the subsequent six or seven months, I’d be fairly impressed!

Through Canon Rumors

Two new motion cameras on the horizon

Earlier as we speak, GoPro registered a brand new mannequin, giving it the moniker “CPSS1.” No particulars are identified about it – however I ponder if Insta360 didn’t wish to cede the highlight, as a result of simply a few hours later, one in all their upcoming cameras leaked on-line. It’s going to be referred to as the Insta360 GO 3s and needs to be an upgraded, 4K model of their present GO 3. Leaked pictures present a really related type issue to the prevailing mannequin.

Through Photograph Rumors

Good Offers and New Gross sales

The largest deal this week is Canon’s in depth sale of cameras and lenses. An added function of this sale is that B&H clients with the Payboo card get an extra 5% off (this on high of the gross sales tax refund). Remember that Payboo is barely a deal when you pay the total steadiness of the cardboard every month – the excessive rate of interest makes it a nasty selection for month-to-month funds. However when you bear that in thoughts, these are a number of the finest reductions we’ve seen on Canon gear in latest reminiscence.

Standouts embody the EOS R8 (was $1500, now $1200), EOS R6 II (was $2500, now $2000), EOS R5 (was $3400, now $2900), and a wide range of lenses. If you happen to’ve been which means to purchase something within the Canon world, this sale is an effective time to do it.

Different Pages of Curiosity

In your weekly dose of inspiration, check out the successful images from this yr’s UN World Oceans Day pictures competitors. The winners embody images of divers, marine species, and individuals who make a dwelling by the ocean. In contrast to many photograph competitions, it strikes me that the awarded images listed below are reasonable and shifting with out feeling overprocessed.

In some unhappy information this week, the astronaut who took probably the most well-known pictures of all time – Earthrise, by Invoice Anders – died this week in a aircraft crash on the age of 90. I’m positive you’ve seen this iconic photograph earlier than. It’s a reminder of the great thing about our planet and our place within the universe.

Lastly, I believe this text – “Adobe Has Made It Too Straightforward to Hate Them” – is an effective learn from Petapixel on how Adobe retains turning photographers and different creatives in opposition to them. I rely myself among the many photographers who depends on Adobe software program whereas concurrently having a powerful distaste for them. That mentioned, the creator takes a nuanced strategy and does a superb job analyzing the place the hate is deserved and the place it’s overblown.

Photograph Theme Problem, Week #53

Final week’s theme was chaos, and you’ll see the outcomes on this thread. Thanks to everybody in your submissions! This week’s theme is flight, and you’ll submit your outcomes on this thread by Saturday, June 15, 2024!

Week #52 Outcomes

Let’s try a number of the photographs we acquired for the “chaos” theme, beginning with one from rjbfoto:

I believed this photograph was very fascinating, as a result of it has a weak sense of order making an attempt to burst from the chaos of this scene. A well-composed shot that exhibits that chaos might be very visually engaging.

This picture from PRG Lagarde exhibits that chaotic topics might be captured in a harmonious and deliberate manner:

I like that the chaotic nature of the commercial waste has actually simply develop into a pleasant space of texture alongside the underside of the body. The distinction between unfavourable and optimistic area could be very fascinating visually. By the way in which, PRG Lagarde says “For individuals who would assume that is AI, I obtained the uncooked file” and exhibits an unedited model of the picture within the unique thread 🙂

Subsequent, we’ve obtained one from comparatively new member HMPtonPL:


This picture exhibits one other angle of chaos. The placement itself is comparatively orderly, however the many reflections from the mirrors result in a disordered consequence.

Lastly, let’s have a look at RaduDinu’s photograph:

What I discover fascinating here’s a little bit of each precise chaos and perceived chaos. The run-down buildings are organized haphazardly, however how a lot is the distortion from the digital camera, and the way a lot is the bodily scene itself?

Thanks everybody for submitting their images within the problem, and we hope to see extra subsequent week within the flight theme.

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