Month: May 2011

Canon Updates Release Date Info For New Lenses

Canon has released information today on when they now expect the previously announced EF lenses to be released. Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM lens is scheduled to be available in late July 2011 Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens is scheduled to be available in late August 2011 Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens is scheduled to be available in late August 2011 Canon EF 500mm F4L IS II USM lens is scheduled to be available in December 2011 Canon EF 600mm F4L IS II USM lens is also scheduled to be available in December 2011 Full Press Release LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., May 25, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced updated availability dates for five of its EF lenses. With its unique focal length range, the EF 8-15mm f/4L USM is the world’s widest fisheye zoom lens. It delivers 180-degree diagonal angle of view images for all EOS SLR cameras with imaging formats ranging from full-frame to APS-C, and provides 180-degree circular fisheye images for full-frame EOS models. Professional photographers and cinematographers will revel in the unique perspectives afforded to them through this lens, particularly when coupled with the highly popular full-frame EOS 5D Mark II DSLR camera. The Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM lens is expected to be available in late July for an estimated retail...

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Introducing the F-Stop Satori EXP Backpack

Last week we took a look at the newly released Guru 28 liter backpack.  This week I’m giving you guys a first in-depth look at the soon to be released F-Stop Satori EXP which is due to be on sale this coming July.  This pack sits at the opposite end of the Mountain Series to the Guru, with a Capacity of 62 liters and as the EXP designation implies this one will hold everything you need on your next expedition.  The pack might be larger than the Tilopa BC but by forgoing the waterproof TPU base seen on the...

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Sigma Announces Price and Date For 46mp SD1 Camera

A 46MP Foveon sensor negates the need for a bayer matrix or anti-aliasing filter. Sigma’s new SD1 is the largest Foveon sensor on the market and it’s coming in June. 46-megapixel DSLR creates new market for medium-format photographers Ronkonkoma, NY, May 20, 2011 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world’s most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, is pleased to announce that its flagship DSLR, the Sigma SD1, will be available for purchase for the MSRP of $9,700 in early June. This 46-megapixel DSLR is delivered in a splash-proof, easy-to-handle build that is similar to that of a classic 35mm camera. Professional and high-end enthusiast photographers will utilize the SD1’s exclusive Foveon 23.5×15.7mm APS-C X3 direct image sensor to capture exceptionally rich and detailed images that have a film-like quality. Users will also benefit from Sigma’s wide selection of interchangeable lenses that are compatible with the SD1. “The SD1 will carve out a new category in the marketplace by providing high-end photographers with an alternative to very expensive medium-format cameras and digital backs, while offering unrivaled image quality,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “By embracing the SD1, serious photographers will also be able to take advantage of Sigma’s extensive lineup of affordable lenses, which are compatible with this new camera. The selections of...

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Canon 8-15 f4 L Fisheye Image Samples

If you aren’t familiar with this upcoming lens from Canon then check out my previous post with all the details.  We still don’t know when this lens is going to become available and Canon is currently tight lipped about how badly production schedules are being affected by the situation in Japan.  Last week though, the Canadian camera store Henry’s hosted a show in Toronto and the 8-15 f4 L was on show for all to see.  What made it a little different this time is that people were allowed to use them and shoot photos of them to their...

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An In-Depth Look at the New F-Stop Guru

F-Stop have started to ship a new pack in their Mountain Series lineup a couple of weeks ago.  Firstly I should disclose that I am a member of F-Stop’s Faction pro team and as such this pack was given to me to use for my work. So as I have done in the past, I’ll keep this as more of an informational post about the pack so you guys can get a good feel for it before you place your order 🙂  In all seriousness , given the traffic spikes I see on my site whenever I post about...

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