This is a joke :) Canon Now Including ‘Professional Photographer’ Certificate With All Cameras Costing At Least $599

Babylonbee (via Petapixel) writes that a Canon spokesman said:

“If you spend at least $599 on a camera, you’re instantly transformed into a professional photographer, and now you have the documentation to prove it. In a lot of professions, you have to take classes or practice for years before you truly become a professional, but not in photography. Just buy one of our budget to mid-range cameras, and you’re in.”

It’s a joke folks :)

New Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 II for Sony-E, Fuji-X, M4/3, EOS-M

You can now preorder the new Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 lens for on Adorama (Click here). The lens is available for the Sony-E, Fuji-X, M4/3, EOS-M mounts.

The “Kamlan 50mm F1.1 MK2 APS-C lens” has a super large, bright f/1.1 aperture with 11 circular aperture iris that allows for great results in extreme low light conditions and also the ability to create beautifully creamy backgrounds. Brand new optical design can help you get great sharpness in all aperture range.

One of the key strengths of the Kamland 50mm f/1.1 MK2 is its high degree of color accuracy and richness. Unlike some normal large lenses, it does not introduce too much color cast to images but instead delivers a neutral, accurate color rendition even wide open. You can easily create great 3D effect and rich sense of atmosphere for your images.

Kamlan 50mm F1.1 MK2 features with dual high index of refraction  element groups. It can calibrate the spherical aberration effectively. The result is your images will be sharp from minimum distance to infinity.43rumors
Further extending the flexibility of the lens is the ability focus down to just 0.4m (1.3ft), allowing you to fill the frame with your subject and throw the background dramatically out of focus.

Kamlan 50mm F1.1 MK2 features a larger diameter element with  high index of refraction glass to help eliminate the onion rings. The whole defocus area is smooth and creamy.


New CIPA April camera shipment data: Still super bad sales…

The new April CIPA data has been published. And those of you that had some hopes things would go better this month can stop reading this article now. Your hopes were misplaced.

April 2019 system camera shipments were 27% lower in terms of units compared to April 2018. A quarter less cameras shipped…That’s a big deal! Of course it doesn’t help yet that Sony didn’t announce any new camera. Still, you would have expected the Canon RP and Panasonic S sales to fill the void…

Curiosity: The Panasonic S1H is also the first mirrorless hybrid camera with a cooling vent!

As reported by the new Panasonic S1H is the first compact mirrorless hybrid system camera with a cooling vent!

The good news is that Panasonic learned the lesson and added the fully articulating screen on the S1H! But before selfie shooters and Vloggers start to scream for enjoy know this…Panasonic messed it up and removed the IBIS :)

Panasonic announce the world’s fastest zoom and the new S1H camera!

Panasonic has announces a superb 10-25mm f/1.7 zoom, the new S1H Cine camera, a new S1 fw update and two new teleconverters!

10-25mm lens on BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon and FocusCamera.
Panasonic DMW-SFU2 Lumix S1 Filmmaker V-Log Upgrade Software Key at BHphoto.
Panasonic DMW-STC14 Lumix S 1.4x Teleconverter at BHphoto.
Panasonic DMW-STC20 Lumix S 2x Teleconverter at BHphoto.
No preorders for the new S1H yet!

My two cents:
The S1H is not as expensive as rumored and that’s a good news. The issue of that camera is that it will be available in autumn only and by than Sony will have launched the A7sIII
the 10-25mm f/1.7 MFT lens is a stunner!

Ricoh at Dpreview: “I imagine, in two or three years, some users who bought mirrorless cameras will return to DSLRs”

Ricoh released the next interview with Dpreview. And they confirmed once more they do not want to jump on the Mirrorless trend:

Currently mirrorless, especially full-frame mirrorless, is a movement. So many users are interested in this new category of camera: full-frame mirrorless. Mirrorless itself has its own benefits [and] appealing point to the users: they can check their images before hitting the shutter button, through the EVF. But on the other hand, DSLRs have their own benefits: users can enjoy the beautiful image through the optical viewfinder and then imagine different ways of taking photos using different settings, they can imagine the consequence of taking the picture.

I imagine, in two or three years, some users who bought mirrorless cameras will return to DSLRs

We have been studying various possibilities when it comes to development, but we believe both mirrorless and DSLR have their own appeal. I imagine, in two or three years, some users who bought mirrorless cameras will return to DSLRs or choose to use both systems, because each has its own benefits.

Yes, I agree, DSLR will see a comeback in 2-3 years, and the earth will be proven flat too…