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ULYSSES BLOG | - Part 8

Partitions for CICLISSIMO

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Last week we started selling 【Partitions for CICLISSIMO】

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Our messenger style camera bag CICLISSIMO comes with removable inserts (set of 3 sizes) from the beginning. You can arrange the bag storage for camera bodies and lenses by using these inserts as soon as you get CICLISSIMO.

However, we noticed that to sell the partitions separately from the bag was frequently requested by the users, so we decided to go for it!

It took a while until we start to sell them because we had some matters we needed to solve, as production quantities, factory schedule and so on… but finally we are able to provide them now!!ciclissimo

We all hope that these partitions help to upgrade your CICLISSIMO for the ease of use and you will like the bag more!

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Hooray!!! We have decided to make the body suit for Leica MP!!!

This is ENZZO, president of ULYSSES.

Ulysses has rolled out the body suit for Leica M 240 but you can’t use it for Leica MP since the camera has the frame select lever which wasn’t in M 240.

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Since the MP has released, we got a bunch of requests to make the body suit for it.

But!!! To make the body suit means we need to get one. It costs a lot to develop a product especially when the camera itself is costly. And we have to make the completely different metal mold for each model.20150523ライカ2IMG_8972

Now we have decided to make it, we will make a good one. 

We’ll keep you up to date of further development.

Please look forward to it.

See ya.

ENZZO

Canon Photo Contest

Hello. This is Mori from Ulysses.

I know this is the out of blue, but have you ever submitted photo contests?

I didn’t have a chance to try it before, but a big event called “The 49th Canon Photo Contest” started from early this month. I’m a little attracted this time…by its prize and prize money.

  • 1 winner, 500,000yen cash prize + EOS 5Ds Body
  • 1 winner, 200,000yen cash prize + EOS 5D Mark III・EF24-105mm F4L IS USM
  • 1 winner, 100,000yen cash prize + EOS 7D Mark II・EF-S18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM
  • 1 winner, 100,000yen cash prize + EOS 6D・EF24-105mm F4L IS USM
  • 1 winner, 100,000yen cash prize + EOS 7D Mark II・EF-S18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM

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What!! 500,000yen!?

I was about to shout unconsciously. The prize money is very attractive, but actually I want EOS 5D more.

I’ve been a APS-C user and I never felt I would be able to buy full-frame camera. I sometimes wondered, “Is there any chances to find full-frame cameras somewhere on a street?” I recently started to believe that full-frame camera might be a mirage. OK, it explains why it never came to my hand.

Then, I found the announcement about this photo contest and prize!

A huge number of entries will be expected for this big event by Canon, so it must be like winning a lottery. Before talking about that, do I have photos which are good enough for photo contest?

After all, it must be a mirage…

The Canon’s best buy lens EF 50mmF1.8II will be renewed for the first time in 25 years to EF 50mmF1.8 STM!!!

Hello! Nice to meet you. This is ENZZO, president of ULYSSES. Welcome to my blog. Now I want to tell you what I find interesting and how we, ULYSSES makes our product, here in this blog. Hope that you enjoy reading and share your thoughts.

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Canon will remodel “EF50mmF1.8II” to “EF 50mmF1.8 STM” for the first time in 25 years.

The lens has never been perfect and there have been many faults to be improved. However, it has been very popular among some photographers because they can take unique photos with ease in spite of its low price.

This time, the following points will reportedly be improved:

  • The coating will be up to date.
  • The minimum focus distance will be 10 cm shorter to 35 cm.
  • he number of blades in the diaphragm will be 7 from 5.
  • Full-time manual focusing will be possible by adopting STM (stepping motor) also improving silence.
  • A lens hood will be a bayonet-type.
  • A lens mount will be metal not plastic.

Since it is before sale, this is only my speculation, though, backlight tolerance and contrast, ‘Bokeh’ or shallow focus technique will seem to improve considerably. I think it’s also a big advance in convenience the minimum focusing distance will be 10 cm shorter.
*Bokeh has been defined as “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light”. It is very popular, especially in Japan, to deliberately use this ‘Bokeh’ or shallow focus technique to create images with prominent out-of-focus regions.

When the lens loaded on a camera with the APS-C size, it’ll be 80mmF1.8 in the 35 mm equivalent focal length and well-suited for portrait photography.

The thing is that I already have excellent EF40mmF2.8 lens. And there are no proper reasons that I should buy the new EF 50mmF1.8 STM. But I want.

So, please tell me if you have any good excuses to buy it without getting scolded by MY WIFE. PLEASE!!!

See ya,
ENZZO