Jan 29

Canon 100-400mm II Lens

Canon 100-400mm II lens diameter of 94mm, length 193mm, weight 1640g, is a weight and volume and portability can be linked to that of the super-telephoto lens, and the weight of the volume has reached the level of support for handheld shooting while the structure, from the previous generation of 14 to 16 group 17 group 21 upgrade. Lens surface with antifouling fluorine coating, easier to remove dirt, oil droplets and fingerprints.

From the previous generation of push-pull zoom instead of the more common rotary zoom, this is the biggest change in the Canon 100-400mm lens, the previous generation of push-pull zoom in on the structure is more special, it will use the possibility of misuse, so a new generation of lenses to the more commonly used rotary zoom operation feel more in line with the public’s habits. Canon EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 IS II lens barrel and white similar volume. But more extended length 400mm end, the lens becomes more robust overall volume.

SLR camera with 400mm focal length, the volume of the Canon EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 IS II lens is considered small, but want to handheld shooting, still more difficult, although compared to 70-200mm F2.8 White not much bigger, but still want a heavier weight. 1640g weight plus telescopic lens design, some hand-held operation will be more laborious.

Canon lenses in white masses, 100-400mm lens on the body can not really be considered a burly, at best, is some strong build it, coupled with the hood also considered relatively compact. Only plastic material, with white telephoto lens at this level is the same configuration, the overall look is very long, but not very significantly large, at least in the case without a camera bag, or you can use an ordinary bag filled with walking a.

Canon EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS II Lens rotary switch to zoom, zoom ring and focus ring are made of a new fine-toothed rubber lens diameter is not uniform, the front thicker rear end is fine, mirror body the white paint is also darker than previous products, the overall gray higher. The design is very similar to the white and 70-200mm F2.8.

Canon lens barrel swivel mostly design, and this is the white of the focus ring with a diameter of varying design, before the focus ring after a small diameter, swivel feels is not smooth, but also this lens a feature, focus ring and zoom ring identification becomes better, but after aging swivel rubber surface whether it would be easier to loose, it takes time to verify.

Canon EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS II lens lens body has four lever, which focus range, as well as the focus mode switch without image stabilization introduced, almost all of these three are standard telephoto lens lever, and anti-shake mode, the new 100-400mm lens offers three modes. Mode 1 for correcting shake in all directions, everyday handheld shooting static objects can use the file; Mode 2 for the picture horizontally or vertically moving objects anti-shake correction; mode 3 vibration during exposure correction, for correction shake when shooting moving erratically. And image stabilization level can reach four, a lot better than the previous generation of two-stabilization effect, which can be felt in the actual shooting.

Canon EF 100-400mm f / 4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens with hood black plastic material, the same as with most Canon lenses, not the use of ultra-telephoto zoom lens in a metal hood, hood lining for black flocking, and with a polarizer adjustable windows, are easy to use.

Canon EF 100-400mm f / 4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens size is not that small, plus rear hood, this volume is even more horrible, but this is a weight can be hand-held camera, plus hood later, when the handheld scene is quite spectacular.

After the Canon EF 100-400mm f / 4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens hood plus, 400mm side length of the lens is very impressive, using very attention among the crowd, but this is only part of the cannon were humble size, weighs did not reach the necessary level of support with the tripod.

Jan 26

5DS? 50 million-pixel Canon SLR may come March

Before the burst has been rumored Canon will launch a 50 million pixel full-frame SLR camera models may be 5DS. According to CR website for the latest news, this high pixel SLR likely will come in March.

According to previous rumors, Canon EOS 5DS likely to launch two versions, one with a low-pass filter, and the other is a low-pass filter to remove the version, but both are high-megapixel SLR camera, the specific pixel value may be in 5300 Wan about.

There is also a possibility, Canon will launch EOS 5D Mark IV, which will be a slight improvement models, continue to maintain the current pixel value, but such as focus and continuous shooting performance will be strengthened for the shooting sports, wildlife animals such as shooting subjects.

Because CP + approaching, rumors began each new machine intensive up, face high pixel camera market competition, Canon also point out that the strength of the works and other family contend.

Jan 22

How to determine whether the Nikon D750 made an official announcement has flare

Nikon D750 specifications and evaluation of the quality of all good, but recently there are many user response, and when the camera is shooting backlit halos, halos occlusion occurs at the edges. D750 has been tested and not all have this problem, there is the problem of camera autofocus sensor module will be slightly prominent, relatively close to the lens mount, and therefore affect the light to enter.

This is a recent spin relatively large flare Nikon D750 scandal, although only individual machines have problems, but these problems will certainly require a wide range of troubleshooting and repair. Nikon released the official announcement yesterday, announced the D750 easy way to check whether a problem.

Nikon in the sale of products for the detection and maintenance, we can check the serial number, in addition, there is no question of the product in the tripod screw hole to join the black circle, as long as there is a circle of product, that is not the problem.

The following is the full announcement:

To our Nikon D750 digital SLR camera users

Thank you for choosing a Nikon digital cameras.

Recently, we received comments from some user feedback, the use of digital SLR D750 to shoot, when the upper edge of the outer strong sunlight or high-intensity lighting and other extremely bright light source present in the photographic frame and in some cases, on the screen there edge like stray light may occur.
For users who have purchased D750 products, and want to reduce this phenomenon, our company service organizations will provide the following services measures:

◆ confirmation method of such products
To facilitate confirm whether such products, please enter the official web site designated product serial number, and click the “Search” button. Enter your product serial number will display the corresponding results, in accordance with this result, as these products are accepted method of repair will be displayed, please confirm.

In addition, after the “Confirm product serial number” Even products that belong to the phenomenon, as shown, the tripod screw hole at the bottom of the camera body to identify if a black circle symbol, that is, the product has been implemented corresponding measures.

[On the corresponding measures]

D750 SLR camera as you hold have this phenomenon, please contact the Nikon service agencies. We will accept your camera, in order to reduce stray light edge-like phenomenon, we will provide free services, maintenance shading components, adjust the position of the AF sensor. In addition, repair adjustment will not affect the accuracy of auto focus cameras, and other properties.

The measures taken by the corresponding edge-like phenomenon of stray light would not obvious, but when you use a digital SLR camera in backlight, it is possible to produce stray light phenomenon, but not easy to completely eliminate. In future, I will work harder to provide customers with products to meet the needs, ask for the understanding.

[Maintenance] How to apply
Please contact Nikon Customer Support Center.

We will strive to improve product quality, the majority of users want to continue to give us support, thank you very much!

Jan 19

40 million pixels can shoot photos, Olympus EM5II exposure

At the end of last year, when Olympus EM5II registered on the Taiwan site, which means that before going to the second-generation machine EM5 rumors have been 100% confirmed.

And previous generation phase Olympus EM5II front handle streamlined design is subject to change, to become more top warship Ministry pointed narrower operating dial become more generous.

Top left of the mode dial lock key new entrants and new independent custom buttons. Overall, the Olympus EM5II overall body appearance changes or larger, buttons, flip screen, etc. redesigned and more professional and humane.

Olympus EM5II currently known about the rumors parameters are:

· 4/3 frame will be powered by the same 16 million pixel sensor with EM5

· By sensor shift shooting available 40 million pixel photos (8 photos by synthesis)

· More advanced five-axis stabilization system

Supports 1080p 50Mb / s recording, quality, quality levels above EM5, no 4K video mode.

Olympus also announced EM5II with Olympus 14-150mm F4-5.6II Lens:

Sources said EM5II Olympus will release the first week of February 2015, and now has been out of the product photos, and sent official confirmation of the specific specifications of the camera. Additionally, Olympus may also release a new fixed-lens camera in CP + Eve, not yet have specific information which revealed the camera.

Jan 16

Fuji FinePix XP80 release three anti-camera

More and more users to use a smart phone camera to take pictures, record videos anytime, anywhere, but not all smartphones can be used in various situations, especially those involved in outdoor activities. For these activities, you either need a super sturdy three anti-smart phones, or more robust Fuji FinePix XP80 three anti-camera. Fujifilm today announced the FinePix XP80 camera waterproof to three anti-IP68 rated, which means it can be 50 feet or 15 meters of water security for about 120 minutes.

This also means that it is dust, sand, making it an ideal beach companion. Impact rating to MIL STD-810F-level, it can drop from 5.8 feet or 1.75 meters in height. It can continue to work in extreme temperatures -10.

FinePix XP80 three anti-camera with 1 / 2.3 inches 16.4 million pixel CMOS sensor, 5x optical zoom, 10x digital zoom enhancement enhancement, optical image stabilization to ensure. FinePix XP80 can record 1080p video, optional 18mm wide-angle camera lens, LCD monitor automatically turns off when the work to extend battery life. Coated with an anti-reflective material on the camera’s LCD to match a variety of work environments camera.

FinePix XP80 built-in WiFi connection and a dedicated radio button, so that it has a Fuji camera Remote App installed mobile devices paired smartphone or tablet to focus, shoot, or upload photos and videos will be a piece of cake.

Fujfilm yet to be announced FinePix XP80 recently started selling and pricing details.

Jan 13

Canon is the most popular equipment on Flickr, but the iPhone will soon surpass

As a hardy few products under the Yahoo acquisition, Flickr photos and build a photography enthusiasts by sharing community, in 2014, a total of 100 million users from sharing the 10 billion photos uploaded to Flickr.

Has a huge user base, and pictures, photo’s EXIF information by collecting, Flickr photographers to become a barometer of equipment changes. Flickr recently released 2014 statistics photographic equipment, the data show, in 2014, on Flickr’s most popular brand is still the Canon photographic equipment, and as a non-professional photographic equipment was beyond the traditional iPhone Nikon brand has become a Flickr user adoption the second highest brand.

If brand statistics, Canon with 13.4 percent share of the popular equipment continues to lead the list, the share increased from 13% in 2013 to 13.4% in 2013 despite ranking second Nikon share increased from 8.8% to 9.3% in 2014, However, due to stronger growth in the iPhone, it fell to third. In addition, Samsung and Sony in fourth and fifth.

Specific models to statistics, last year’s most popular Flickr SLR camera is Canon 7D, accounted for 2.4% of the share, then the Nikon D7000, Canon 60D, Canon 5D Mark III and Nikon D3100.

Flickr also increasingly popular free anti-camera for the statistics, the Olympus E-M5 with 4.7 percent share last year to become the most popular free anti Flickr camera, followed by Sony A7, Sony NEX-6, Fuji X-E1 and Sony NEX-5N.

In the field of smart phones, Apple has become a worthy king. In 2014 the top ten most popular Flickr camera phone list, the Apple device will occupy six seats. Which, iPhone 5 with 10.6% revenue share, followed by iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 5c, even iPad and iPad mini are among them.

It should be noted that not all photos on Flickr contain camera information, if it is treated with the graphics software photo, it may lose the original EXIF information. In addition, due to iOS restrictions on third-party programs, such as the use of Instagram photo applications available information does not include iPhone as camera equipment. Flickr will increase the number by Instagram photos uploaded every day, taking into account the extent of popular Instagram, statistical data on the iPhone Flickr’s statistics may even be much lower than the actual situation.

iPhone has become one of the most popular Flickr camera, no more than three reasons:

Phone makes photography popular, it is more portable, lower threshold, even if the photographer can not leave the body of the camera, but it does not carry the phone.

As one of the highest mobile phone market share, iPhone is still the most powerful integrated camera phones.

Rich application eco-derived class a lot of photography App, an increase of photography entertainment, spurred the creation and sharing.

Daring Fireball’s John Gruber author believes that by 2016, iPhone may be beyond the canon, became the most popular Flickr “camera.”

Jan 10

16-year wait for Canon 100-400mm II Lens Reviews

Last year, Canon give you a lot of surprises, one of which is definitely not the Canon EF 100-400mm f / 4.5-5.6L IS II USM is none other than, after 16 years of long wait, Canon has finally updated this beloved telephoto zoom lens, both in terms of quality, focus, image stabilization aspects or details of a comprehensive upgrade, ideal for outdoor, sports, scenery, stage and other shooting subjects.

Because Nikon has pioneered in 2013 to update the Nikon 80-400mm F4-5.6G ED VR, so this year the EF 100-400mm f / 4.5-5.6L IS II USM Canon launch also allows users to much to mention gas, today we how come everyone look at this lens performance.

Benefits:
1. feel better
2. More convenient detachable tripod ring
3. Add the zoom adjustment ring
4. Resolution performed well
5. better image stabilization
6. Focus recently raised to 0.98m

Cons:
1.100mm end edge dispersion
2.400mm maximum aperture vignetting apparent end

From the looks of it, the Canon EF 100-400mm L IS II USM and the previous generation has been very different, the white coating richer feel, black zoom zoom ring also unified into Shu Wen, and small other “telephoto bald” look rabbits and other consistent.

From the point of view of the optical structure, EF 100-400mm L IS II USM contains a fluorite lenses, a super UD lens, a spherical air ASC coating layer. Lens with dust drip performance, the front element fluorine has antifouling coatings. Meanwhile tripod ring is completely redesigned.

Canon EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS II USM has two focus modes, when switching to full mode, from 0.98m to infinity focus. Other similar products are mostly focal lengths 1.5m or farther, that makes the creation of the Friends of the shadow of more flexible and more convenient. There are three anti-shake mode, a common subject selection mode, the horizontal pan panning selection mode 2, select the mode when shooting moving objects irregular 3, for different shooting situations with the appropriate anti-shake mode, can be more targeted and more efficient shooting.

Compared with the previous generation of products, the biggest change in EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS II USM is adjusted by sliding the zoom rotary zoom. Zoom ring in front, focus ring in the post. It is worth mentioning that the rabbits between the two rings is designed to adjust the zoom ring, you can adjust the tightness of the zoom ring, when the counter-clockwise twist, zoom ring will become increasingly tight, this design can prevent the lens when the front lens group perpendicular to gravity extends reasons.

EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens hood has also been completely redesigned. On one side of the hood can “window”, this design allows the photographer on the hood mounted case, you can still adjust the CPL circular polarizer can be described as intimate.

EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS II USM tripod ring is the result of the new design, no longer using 70-200mm whole series can be disassembled tripod ring design. You can highlight the tripod ring to remove the body from the mirror after unscrewing the tripod ring nut, but in the mirror body can adjust the position of the ring around the tripod, and can not be removed. The benefits of this design is that, without the lens, you can remove the tripod ring fuselage separated prominent part.

This is the EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS II USM elongated morphology 400mm end. Rabbits with ring USM ultrasonic focusing motor, the focus quickly; use within focus, in the process of focusing the lens barrel does not stretch.

Jan 07

Nikon’s first phase Fresnel lens appeared CES 2015

CES 2015 in Las Vegas is about to launch, SAN FRANCISCO editor has arrived on the scene. No matter what year CES has been a barometer of the exhibition industry, IT digital equipment, Nikon cameras, as a leader, how many of the new products appear on the CES 2015 show it? Let us wait and see.

Nikon officially released the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f / 4E PF ED VR lens, which is Nikon’s first PF (Fresnel phase) Nikkor lens products. 10-group 16 optical structure, built PF, ED and Nano Crystal Coat and other special lenses, and provide anti-shake compensation effect profile 4.5. In order to withstand the harsh environment, has also joined the front of the camera lens waterproof, anti-oil, easy to clean fluorine coating. 9 blade electromagnetic diaphragm can not only provide beautiful bokeh blur, while ensuring the stability of the high-speed continuous shooting under exposure.

The so-called PF (Fresnel phase) is a lens that can take advantage of the phenomenon of light diffraction chromatic aberration compensation of special lenses, which can effectively reduce the number of lenses, lens structure simplification. PF lenses due to join the new lens AF-S Nikkor relatively predecessor 300mm f / 4D IF-ED reduced in weight 545g, shortening the total length of about 75mm.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f / 4E PF ED VR weighs about 755g, diameter × length of 89 × 147.5mm, filter diameter 77mm. Will be available in late January 2015, priced at $ 1,999.95.

About CES2015

CES (full name of the International Consumer Electronics Show), is one of the world’s largest consumer technology products trade fair, held every January in Las Vegas, Nevada, sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association. During the exhibition, there will be a preview of many of the product or to announce a new product.

Jan 03

Become more marked, network transmission Fuji will send new 16-55 F2.8 lens

Fuji XF-mount lenses in the year 2014 to obtain a large number of updates, and in the early 2015’s CES, we probably will see the newest high-end products – XF 16-55mm f / 2.8 WR. This message has now been confirmed by numerous foreign websites.

It is reported that this new lens already locked on loadmap, is a typical large aperture standard zoom lens. Because it has a 24-84mm equivalent focal length, but also take into account the large aperture and a constant drip-proof design, it is more worth the wait. At the same time, it is also better than the current configuration XF 18-55mm and some higher-end XC 16-50mm lens.

Currently more tangled technical point is that this product is equipped with OIS image stabilization feature. According to previous technical data show that this lens does not have optical image stabilization feature, and more attention to the other optical structures. Obviously, Fujitsu hopes to better quality + F2.8 constant aperture to reflect strong comprehensive strength of this product.

Now that we’ve launched a sample before and related products roadmap, then the probability of this lens Fujifilm introduced essentially 100%. For those using the X-PRO Series or XT series of high-end single-motor body Fuji users, this will be a Bull XF bayonet.

Dec 29

Fuji XF56mm F1.2 R APD single micro-lens

Many photographers might have learned this lens upcoming news, eagerly looking forward to this lens on sale. But the current situation, time to market this lens has not yet come. It is the first team to use the apodization filter autofocus lens – Fuji XF56mm F1.2 R APD fixed focus lens.

In the past, the girls loved SLR camera photos taken effect, the reason is that it has a large aperture prime lens, shooting out of the photo has a shallow depth of field effects. Now, micro-single system has been gradually developed strong, we can choose the room is very large. Today this portrait Fuji XF56mm F1.2 R APD fixed focus lens is Fuji X Series micro-camera lens God, has a lot of gratifying change, let us take a look at the quality of this lens.

Fuji had earlier released a Fujinon XF56mm F1.2 R fixed focus lens, This lens and today we review only a difference of one APD, the APD represents what, but something does not give shots to bring the same quality and features, we take a look.

Fuji XF56mm F1.2 R APD is a fixed-focus lens focal length equivalent to 85mm fixed focus lens, maximum aperture of F1.2, has more perfect focal length for portraits and large aperture. They are very similar appearance. Fuji has apodization filter XF56mm F1.2 R APD lens, it has a double aperture ring design, in addition to the row of white iris digital IDs, the following are the corresponding numerical aperture red numbers in a row. Because the apodization filter design, the lens will gradually reduce the amount of light from the middle to the edges, there will be a small amount of light loss section. Therefore, the lens aperture ring next row of red numbers indicate the corresponding standard lens aperture value.

After opening the lens box, we found a very generous bonus 一枚 ND8 filters. Consideration of its maximum shutter speed F1.2 large aperture and Fuji X Series micro-camera using F1.2 aperture shooting in certain special circumstances sun could easily cause over-exposure. Therefore, there is a filter ND8 While its value.

Then we open the lens Fuji XF56mm F1.2 R APD While boxed together to see how large aperture prime lens of workmanship and materials. Fujifilm X-T1 in the body is not smooth operation feel, whether single body perfect for micro-small size and portability.

We opened the paper boxed Fuji XF56mm F1.2 R APD lens inside all the accessories shown above. In addition to a camera, as well as hood, lens cap, ND8 filters, lens bag and instructions bunch. Very careful with, to protect the environment from the use of accessories are considered very thoroughly.

Fuji XF56mm F1.2 R APD dual aperture ring design, operation manual rotation of the iris ring, white numbers and red numbers will follow two rows of the aperture ring to rotate together. Because of the presence of the apodization filter, so red numerical aperture is given a conventional reference value. We see red when the value is over 5.6, while all the row of white values and there are some differences before 5.6. This is the apodization filter occurring in the course of a large aperture. In shooting portraits or sugar works, it is recommended that you use a large aperture of F5.6 to shoot below, a small amount of light loss will not affect the quality, but the picture out of focus would be particularly smooth soft, and almost no shadow hidden corners . If you want to use this lens for shooting landscapes theme, you can use more than F5.6 aperture to shoot, as clear and sharp picture.

Fuji XF56mm F1.2 R APD lens Fuji earlier work can be described in terms of the lens has a lot of progress compared. Metal lens barrel and bayonet feels very texture, cold metal material is very smooth. When the aperture ring operating very clear sense of the paragraph, the aperture can be a gradual shift to a file manually operated. The aperture ring can also be pushed to the leftmost A files. Forefront of the lens focus ring is very wide, although not as some well-known sense of damping manual lens, but fairly smooth.

As no reverse camera had relatively small volume, if the lens itself is too large, the weight is too heavy, easily affect balance operation. Fuji XF56mm F1.2 R APD This lens with Fuji X-T1 body feels very harmonious. Regardless of size or weight, can be very good with no anti-camera smart high quality features. Since then, 85mm focal length portraits addition of a high-quality alternative.

Fuji volume XF56mm F1.2 R APD lens with and without anti-camera mix is just right, and that the quality and how? Fuji XF56mm F1.2 R APD uses eight groups 11 of optical lens structure, including one aspherical glass mold and two ultra-low dispersion lens, chromatic aberration can be reduced to enhance the resolution, so that the picture becomes more vivid.

Fuji XF56mm F1.2 R APD lens features is its apodization filter has a very good bokeh. Past apodization filter is used only on manual focus lens, this can autofocus with Fuji X Series fuselage apodization filter lens must have their own market. When the portraits of the most commonly used depth of field effect, let us take a look at the large aperture This lens case is really so powerful shot.

Backlighting is a lot like a small fresh photographers shooting mode. With an ND8 filter can make better use of F1.2 aperture to create. During testing, I pay attention to the backlit shooting situations Fuji XF56mm F1.2 R APD lens. Under rare circumstances will occur ghosting and flare situation. Because, Fuji XF56mm F1.2 R APD shot full advantage of Fuji X-Trans CMOS sensor to the low-pass filter to obtain a better image quality. Super EBC coating can be well controlled backlight situations arise ghosting and other adverse circumstances, even when shooting in backlit environments, you can keep the screen clean, strong ability of anti-glare.

Fuji XF56mm F1.2 R APD lens has a focal length of 85mm portraits capability, ideal for shooting portrait bust. Plus F1.2 large aperture apodization filter design can be a good power play their portraits. Taken out of the picture texture and strong, a little better than SLR poor. In no reverse camera with Fuji, we can have more than a lot of equipment and lightweight SLR camera, the film quality is not inferior to professional SLR cameras.

If SLR camera in order to better cater to the needs of commercial photographers. So, no anti-system and a large aperture lens combinations are better meet the ordinary photographers and enthusiasts preferences. Combination of lightweight, high-definition allows users to save energy in the case of a more creative photography down.