We Have Received Our EF 11-24mm f/4L [CR3]

We have received our Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L and we’re over the moon about it.

EF 11-24 f/4L dwarfs the EF 600 f/4L IS...... Yes, it's that big.

EF 11-24 f/4L dwarfs the EF 600 f/4L IS…… Yes, it’s that big.

I’m heading out this weekend for some winter landscapes to try the lens out. I’ll also be using it at the end of March for 10 days shooting the Isles of Skye, Lewis & Harris in Scotland. After I’ve completed that photo tour, I should have a good amount of images and field work for a review.

I’ve shot 12mm on Leica before, but I’m hoping this goes a lot better than that experiment did.

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Canon EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R Available to Buy on June 29, 2015

Canon EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R Available to Buy on June 29, 2015

B&H Photo has updated their website to say that the brand new Canon EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R will be available for purchase on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 12AM.

We currently do not know when or if preorders will happen before this date.

Canon EOS 5DsS $3699: AdoramaB&H Photo | Amazon

Canon EOS 5DsS R $3899: AdoramaB&H Photo | Amazon

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Patent: Cine 12-32 t/3.5 & 15.5-47 t/2.8 Lenses

Patent: Cine 12-32 t/3.5 & 15.5-47 t/2.8 Lenses

A patent for two cinema lens optical formulas has been made public. Both formulas are for wide angle lenses, one is a 12-32mm t/3.5 and the other a 15.5-47mm t/2.8. NAB 2015 is just over a month away and we do expect at least one cinema lens announcement from Canon.

Full patent specs are after the break.

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Coming Next Month? [CR2]

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Coming Next Month? [CR2]

We’re told production of the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM has commenced and we can expect an announcement in late March or early April with availability coming soon after.

No word on the rumored EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS replacement.

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Canon Has Funds, Willingness for More M&As After Axis: CEO

Canon Has Funds, Willingness for More M&As After Axis: CEO

(Reuters) – Canon Inc (7751.T) Chief Executive Fujio Mitarai said his company had the funds and willingness for more acquisitions this year after a planned 23.6 billion Swedish crown ($2.8 billion) takeover of network video surveillance leader Axis AB (AXIS.ST).

Mitarai has been leading efforts to find higher-growth businesses to complement Canon’s imaging expertise, and help the Japanese company expand beyond a camera market under attack from smartphones sporting competitive image-capturing capabilities.

Canon’s offer for Axis represented a premium of nearly 50 percent to the stock price before the announcement, a price some analysts said was high enough to ward off rival bids.

“If you buy a cheap company, you need to spend on drastic restructuring,” Mitarai told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday. “I only buy good companies, even if they’re expensive.”

Canon, which earned over 80 percent of revenue overseas in 2014, said it would pay for its biggest purchase ever in cash. It held 845 billion yen ($7.05 billion) in cash and cash equivalents at the end of December.

Read the full article at Reuters

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