Shuttercount Now Available for Windows

Shuttercount Now Available for Windows

From Dire Studio:

ShutterCount displays the number of shutter actuations (the shutter count) of your Canon EOS digital camera. The shutter count is read directly from a USB-connected camera, and thus provides accurate numbers that are not attainable with simple EXIF-based methods.
 
With ShutterCount you can easily check whether a newly purchased camera is really new, or check how heavily used a pre-owned item is. And you can save a trip to a Canon Service Center by doing the reading for yourself.
 
The app provides unlimited readings for an unlimited number of cameras, so you can freely track actual camera usage. Even if you work for a rental house or just lend a camera to a friend.
 
ShutterCount only displays the shutter count for still photos – video clips recorded are not included in the number. For a separate mirror movement reading (that includes videos) you should consult an authorized Canon Service Center.
 
History logging allows you to track camera usage. Logs are stored in CSV format that can be imported into Apple’s Numbers or Microsoft Excel for further processing. History logging is not available on Windows.

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Canon Announces Photokina Details

Canon Announces Photokina Details

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 28th August 2014 – Canon today announces details of its presence at photokina 2014, unveiling its most interactive environment ever at the world’s largest photography and imaging show. Designed around helping photographers immerse themselves in the latest technologies, Canon’s programme at the show will offer visitors a digital imaging experience that highlights its industry leading range of products and services.
 
Canon’s stand at photokina 2014 will be dedicated to the journey of capturing a moment or memory. Within an open, free-roam environment, visitors will be invited to undertake shooting challenges, with experts on-hand to guide them along the way. The experiential event will go far beyond simple touch and try demonstrations, and instead provide the opportunity to truly experience the Canon range.
 
The stand will also feature live presentation sessions with Canon’s world famous photography ambassadors. Presenters will include landscape and travel photographer David Noton, photojournalist and documentary filmmaker Ulla Lohmann, and action shooter Richard Walch, with each providing first-hand accounts of how Canon products help them to realise their individual visions. Furthermore, Canon Explorer Jörg Kyas will be taking on interactive challenges set by visitors – providing a unique way for enthusiasts to learn about new styles or techniques.
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EOS 7D Mark II & Photokina

EOS 7D Mark II & Photokina

We’re standing by the specifications we posted a few days ago for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. We and others have received suggestions that the sensor in the camera is actually going to be 24mp, which contradicts the very solid evidence we have that says it will indeed be 20.2mp. What our information doesn’t specify is whether or not it’s the identical sensor to the EOS 70D.

If what we posted turns out not to be true, it will be the greatest hoax of specs that I have seen in the 6 years we’ve been around. I will release what we have in our possession after the announcement if it turns out we were wrong.

Lenses at Photokina
We have nothing we’d call better than 50/50 on what lenses will show up for Photokina. If you know what’s coming, please let us know. You can do so anonymously here.

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Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?

Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?

Updated on August 28, 2014
Updates and clarifications on the specifications are in bold below.

We think we have the specifications for the upcoming Canon EOS 7D Mark II, we’re trying to authenticate things down to the CR3 level. We have been incorrect about previous features of the camera. For one, the top plate is not an “EOS-1 Style”, and the camera does not shoot 12fps. Previous sources have said the sensor does have new technology, but it is not multi-layer, which is what we originally reported. We have been thrown off by patents showing layered sensors. We can’t confirm at this time if there is indeed new technology in the sensor. Our source for this specification list just mentions the megapixel count.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications

  • Kit lenses: 18-135 IS STM and 15-85 IS (no STM)
  • CF, UDMA mode 7 + SD, UHS-I
  • GPS is in the camera
  • No WiFi
  • Fixed LCD, with no touch function.
  • 20.2MP APS-C Sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Dual DIGIC 6 Processors
  • 65 AF points “All Cross-type”. Dual cross on the center point.
  • f/8 on center point at least, could be on more points.
  • 10fps
  • ISO 100-12800, ISO Boost mode 25600 and 51200
  • 1080p/720p both get 60fps
  • Servo AF for video shooting.
  • Anti-flicker mode, eliminates flickers under flickering lights (e.g. fluorescent lamps).
  • Spot metering size 1.8%
  • Built-in flash
  • Mic and headphones connectors
  • Can sync time between 7D II cameras.
  • Lens electronic MF
  • About 100% coverage OVF
  • New Battery – LP-E6N
  • New Battery Grip BG-E16

I stress I am trying to confirm everything above, and once I do I will update the rating on these specifications. I am 90% confident these are accurate EOS 7D Mark II specifications.

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A New Pancake Lens? [CR1]

A New Pancake Lens? [CR1]

We’ve been told to get the maple syrup ready, as a new 24mm pancake lens will arrive with the EOS 7D Mark II. No aperture was given, though f/2.8 would be assumed.

The same source also said a wide angle zoom was coming. This may be the previously mentioned 15-85 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. The third mentioned lens was a standard zoom, though no focal length was given for this. Perhaps this could be a non-L full frame zoom?

What isn’t getting mentioned anymore is the thorn-in-my-side Canon EF 100-400 replacement.

The same source also said that the previously mentioned EF 11-24 f/2.8L hasn’t been spoken about in their circles, so it could be a post Photokina thing or nothing at all.

More to come…

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Update on the EOS 7D Mark II Spec List

Update on the EOS 7D Mark II Spec List

We’re going over the information we have and have noticed a few inconsistencies that we’d like to mention. We have a bit of doubt about the sensor spec we’ve listed for the camera and will work to confirm that. There is a possibility that it’s an all new 20.2MP sensor and not the same one as the EOS 70D.

  • We’re not 100% sure about GPS, we think the camera may actually have it.
  • We mentioned radio triggering with the popup flash, but that may have been a mistake.
  • “Fine Detail CMOS Sensor” is standard Canon language for Canon sensors.
  • The camera has iTR (metering sensor-assisted servo tracking) just like the EOS-1D X
  • The camera should be compatible with f/8 lenses at the center, and maybe more points.

Lots more to come….

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New Large Sensor PowerShot Rumor [CR3]

New Large Sensor PowerShot Rumor [CR3]

We’re told by a very good source that Canon will announce a new PowerShot camera with a 1″ sensor. The camera will be nearly as compact as the S series camera and is intended to compete with Sony’s RX100.

No specs were given.

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Sigma Adds EOS C100 Support to the 18-35 f/1.8 DC HSM Art

Sigma Adds EOS C100 Support to the 18-35 f/1.8 DC HSM Art

Sigma has released Firmware v 1.02 for the 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM

Autofocus is supported at any aperture value when used with the Canon Digital Cinema Camera EOS C100.
 
Please Note: Before upgrading the firmware of 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM A013, please first update your SIGMA Optimization Pro to Ver1.2.0.
 
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Firmware v1.02 | Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC HSM Art at B&H Photo

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CPN Interviews the Men Behind the EOS-1 Series SLRs

CPN Interviews the Men Behind the EOS-1 Series SLRs

Canon is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the EOS-1 series, the company’s flagship range of SLR cameras, which began with the launch of the EOS-1 film SLR in 1989. CPN recently got the unique opportunity to talk to two of the key men behind the development of the EOS-1 series and EOS System – Tsunemasa Ohara and Yoshiaki Sugiyama of Canon Inc. in Tokyo. In two exclusive interviews they reveal the secrets behind the historical development of the EOS-1 SLRs

Yoshiaki Sugiyama has worked on the design of Canon SLR systems since 1978, including the T90 (1986), the EOS 650/620 (1987) and the EOS-1 (1989) cameras. CPN spoke to him about the history and development of EOS-1 series SLR designs.

Read the full interview here

article image from kenrockwell.com

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Samyang Teases New Lenses

*Update*
We’re told the new Samyang lens will actually be a 50mm f/1.4. (thanks!)

Original post
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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