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Intelligent Canons We caught up with Canon’s David Parry, product intelligence professional, about the new launches

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Samyang’s manual- focus offerings are aimed at photographers and video makers who use APS-C format CSC cameras. For stills, the 21mm f/1.4 and 50mm f/1.2 are priced at £279.99 and £309.99 respectively, and will be available in Sony E, Micro Four Thirds, Fujifilm X and Canon M fittings. The two video lenses, the 21mm T1.5 and 50mm T1.3 are available in the same fittings and are priced at £309.99 and £339.99, respectively. The introduction of these new lenses brings Samyang’s range up to 13 photo and video lenses. The 21mm f/1.4’s construction features eight elements, one low dispersion and three aspherical in seven groups. Samyang’s UMC (Ultra Multi Coating) optimises light transmission and minimises flare and ghosting. Minimum focusing distance is just 28cm. Nine elements with two aspherical lenses in seven groups and UMC are the highlights of the super-fast 50mm f/1.2 together with the promise of lovely bokeh. The video versions feature the same optical design but feature quiet and smooth de-clicked focus and aperture rings. The video lenses have the distance scale and T values marked on both sides of the lens for convenience during filming. All four lenses are available now. latest

Interview by Will Cheung

“The top-end compact PowerShot G-range now has five members with the G5 X and G9 X joining the G1 X Mark II, G3 X and G7 X. “The G5 X is especially interesting. Pick it up and use it, and it feels right. A DSLR looks the way it does because it has been developed over tens of years to look, act and behave in a certain way with buttons in a particular position because it is right. The G5X feels right because it has the same sort of button layout as a DSLR. The viewfinder is dead centre in the body, which makes it feel natural in use. The shutter button and the lens control are in the right place, and the dial for the forefinger for changing aperture or shutter speed feels right and the rear dial for changing ISO feels perfect. Couple all this with the

flip-out vari-angle screen and you have a really good combination. “You could say the EOS-M10 replaces the original EOS-M which has gone out of themarket. Sowe now have two CSCs, with the M10 joining the M3. I think launching another CSC and a new lens system shows that we are serious about that market. “The M10 could be the first interchangeable-lens camera for many users and the M3 is for people who want to delve into photography with a smaller, versatile camera. We will be steadily launching more CSC products but obviously we have a DSLR business as well. We now have a total of 11 interchangeable-lens CSC and DSLR cameras in our range.”

Speedy, manual and nicely priced Samyang introduces fast-aperture 21mm and 50mm lenses for photo and video shooters

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