Canon Lens Patent Shows 24-600mm f/2-3 Optics for 1″ Sensor

Canon Patent for 24-600mm f2-3 Lens for 1-inch Sensor

Canon applied for a lens patent that was published back in December and featured a number of different optical embodiments, including a high-magnification zoom lens for a 1″ sensor format.

In the patent, the true technical measurements of the lens reveals an 8-180mm zoom with an aperture range of f/2-3. Adjusting these numbers for the roughly 3x crop factor of a 1″ sensor and rounding them off for marking purposes, you get a 24-600mm f/2-3 equivalent lens.  [Read more…]

Advanced Sharpening Technique Using Photoshop & Topaz Denoise

Here’s a new sharpening technique that I had not seen before but works very well, particularly with low light images. It uses a combination of Photoshop with Unsharp Mask, Topaz DeNoise and then back to Photoshop for another pass with Smart Sharpen before using blend modes to apply the sharpened layer with the original color layer.

There are several examples of the technique in the video walk-through above.

[via Topaz Labs]

Atomos Shogun OS 6.2 Update Adds Several New Features

Atomos Shogun

Atomos has updated its Shogun HDMI and HD-SDI 4K recorder with several new features as part of a free upgrade to AtomOS 6.2.

The new features include:

  • 3D LUTs
  • Avid DNxHR and DNxHD for 4K and HD capture, respectively
  • 4K to HD downscale
  • Playback preview w/ 2:1 zoom
  • Revamped audio meters

The new update is available now and can be downloaded for free on the Atomos website.