Samyang Teases New Lenses

Samyang has started with the teasers for an announcement on August 26, 2014. It is expected that they will announce a  50mm f/2 lens for their VDSLR line.

It doesn’t look like we’ll see their first autofocus lens this time around.

samyang50teaser

Source: [DH]

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Recent Rumors

Development Announcement of a New 800mm f/5.6L IS II [CR1]

Development Announcement of a New 800mm f/5.6L IS II [CR1]

We received a short and sweet message that a development announcement for an EF 800 f/5.6L IS II is slated for 2014, but it wasn’t confirmed if it would come with the rest of the Photokina announcements.

CR’s Take
The talk of a new 800mm lens has been around for a while, and I imagine its release has everything to do with how soon stock of the current lens is depleted. It makes little sense to produce the lens with different materials than the 300mm, 400m, 500mm and 600mm lenses.

Unknown source, so take this with the usual grain of salt.

Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS at B&H Photo

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Deals: B&H Photo Has Deals on Various Canon & Sigma Products

Deals: B&H Photo Has Deals on Various Canon & Sigma Products

B&H has a bunch of new deals on various Canon and Sigma products that may be of some interest.

First up are a couple of entry level DSLR deals on the EOS 60D and on the refurbished EOS Rebel SL1:

 
Canon EOS SL1 w/18-55 IS STM $469 (Reg $649) | Canon EOS 60D w/18-135 IS $999 (Reg $1199)

Clearance of EOS 7D accessories has begun, you can get the BG-E7 battery grip for $109:
Canon BG-E7 Battery Grip for EOS 7D $109

You can also save $200 on the Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO:
Sigma 150-500mm DG OS HSM APO $869 (Reg $1069)

All of these deals come with free expedited shipping in the United States.

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Canon Updates PIXMA and CanoScan Ranges and Introduces New NFC Connectivity

Canon Updates PIXMA and CanoScan Ranges and Introduces New NFC Connectivity

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 19 August 2014 – Canon today announces a refresh to its PIXMA home printer range with the launch of four multifunction inkjet printers – the PIXMA MG2950, MG5650, MG6650, MG7550 – and a portable printer, the PIXMA iP110. Built with convenience in mind, the new devices have connectivity at their core and include a range of new features that enhance the printing experience between connected devices, from easy access to photos and documents stored on the cloud to printing via NFC (near field connectivity), ensuring the PIXMA series continues to lead the way in printing innovation. Two new scanners also join Canon’s CanoScan range today – LiDE 120 and LiDE 220, with cloud scanning, and reliable, high resolution capabilities.

Introducing new ways to connect and print
New to Canon’s latest PIXMA devices is the integration of NFC technology. Making it even easier to print from connected smartphones, PIXMA Touch & Print allows users to print and scan using NFC smart devices by simply touching them against compatible printers.

Canon has also updated PIXMA Cloud Link to provide even greater access to photos and documents stored on the cloud. Accessible either via the PIXMA Printing Solutions app or via compatible printer TFT screens, PIXMA Cloud Link now provides access to Google Drive™ and OneDrive™, as well as existing services such as Facebook™, Evernote™, Drop Box™ and Twitter™. Users of the PIXMA MG5650, MG6650 and MG7550 can also scan JPGs and PDFs directly to cloud services such as DropBox, Google Drive and more, either directly from the printer screen or via smartphones and tablets using the PIXMA Printing Solutions app.

In addition, Canon is also introducing a scan to email function for PIXMA MG5650, MG6650 and MG7550, which will allow users to save time and send scanned documents and images as email attachments directly from the printer.

To further enhance the printing experience on tablets, Canon has also updated the PIXMA Printing Solutions app with a link to a new service; Easy Photo Print+. The new service allows saved photos stored on the device or in the cloud to be edited and easily printed, from a tablet. It also helps users to get creative with their photos, providing a range of templates to create personalised cards, calendars and collages.

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What Else is Coming for Photokina? [CR2]

What Else is Coming for Photokina? [CR2]

We’re told a lot of the imaging line will see new products.

We’ve confirmed that Canon will announce new projectors at various price points for Photokina. You can also expect new printers in the Pixma line, at least one of the printers will be “Pro”. No word on the much desired 17″ Pixma Pro printer. We’ve heard it was in development, but we’re not sure when it’s coming to market.

We can also expect a couple of PowerShot announcements. A new durable camera is likely. We’re still waiting on the SX60 to make an appearance, and this seems like a good time do it.

Lots more to come…

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Ended: Canon EOS 6D Body $1399

Ended: Canon EOS 6D Body $1399

BigValueInc (99.3% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 6D body for $1399 for a very limited time. That’s a $500 savings from an authorized dealer like Amazon.

It looks like this sale price will run for less than a day.

 

Canon EOS 6D Body $1399 via ebay | Canon EOS 6D $1899 via Amazon

In case you missed it earlier this week, a pretty good deal on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body is still going via ebay.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III $2559 via ebay (Reg $3399)

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Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L For Sale

Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L For Sale

A copy of the super rare Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L has come up for sale in the UK. MPB Photographic is selling the lens for £99,000.00! It’s rumored that there are only about 20 of these lenses on the planet according to B&H Photo, who had this lens for sale back in 2009.

 

Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L at MPB Photographic

Source: [DPR]

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A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information

A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information

There’s not a lot being said about the upcoming DSLR from Canon. We’re getting little bits of information, and what we’re getting is going to be true. However, Canon Japan has been very proactive in stopping leaks within the various subsidiaries of Canon Inc. We, and others have been told that some past reviewers and journalists have been left out of the loop this go around. Canon seems to be taking leaks a lot more seriously than Sony and Nikon, who in my opinion, leak stuff themselves.

This is a small rundown of what we know and can publish about the EOS 7D Mark II (If that’s what it’s called).

  • Full metal body (EOS-1 build quality)
  • EOS-1 style top plate
  • New sensor technology (multi layer)
  • No Wifi built-in
  • Not touch screen, super durable LCD cover
  • 12fps shooting (or faster)
  • Dual Pixel AF
  • New AF system

This will probably turn out to be Canon’s best specced camera ever. We’re also told, that just like the EOS 5D Mark III launch. This camera should be available pretty soon after the announcement.

Another major US retailer confirmed to us that the EOS 7D is discontinued. They have been told to remove their display models of the camera and that no more would be available to order. This follows Amazon listing the camera as discontinued.

If you have any more information about the camera, or any of Canon’s other coming products. You can mail us anonymously here.

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Sigma to Announce 14-24 f/4 OS & 24 f/1.4

Sigma to Announce 14-24 f/4 OS & 24 f/1.4

Sigma will be announcing a few lenses for Photokina in the coming weeks.

The first will be the expected Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art, which will be priced around $1100. The second will be a 14-24 f/4 DG OS that will be priced around $1200. The 14-24 will have an 82mm filter thread, which will be a very welcomed feature for landscape photographers.

There’s also a mention that Sigma could make a development announcement for a 24-70 f/2 that we spoke about a year or so ago.

Source: [PR]

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Medium Format Announcement a “Longshot at Best”

Medium Format Announcement a “Longshot at Best”

We’re told by a pretty good source that any announcement in regards to a medium format entry by Canon is a “longshot at best”. While Canon is always doing R&D on the concept, there is “nothing that is imminent”.

Another source has told us that these rumors could have “some truth to them”, but wouldn’t be shown until the Canon Expo in 2015. Canon does a technology expo every 5 years, and tend to show a lot of technologies that may or may not ever end up as a consumer product.

I’m of the belief that medium format at this time wouldn’t make much sense, especially since Canon still doesn’t have a high resolution 35mm DSLR.

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