Big Announcements Coming Next Week [CR3]

Big Announcements Coming Next Week [CR3]

We’re told the embargo/NDA expires on Friday, February 6, 2015 for these upcoming products. These products would line up with the CP+ show in Japan next month.

  • The two high megapixel cameras, with and without an AA filter. Resolution is said to be 53mp (though the pixel count is not CR3)
  • The EOS Rebel T6i/750D.
  • EF 11-24 f/4L
  • EOS M3 Camera
  • Various PowerShot cameras

We weren’t given any specifications for any of the cameras, just that they’d be made public at the end of next week.

We don’t know the availability of the cameras, though we had heard March for the big megapixel bodies, which we reported as the announcement date. This could in fact be the availability date.

More to come…

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Canon USA Rebates End This Week

Canon USA Rebates End This Week

The current mail-in rebate program from Canon USA ends this week and we’ve been told they are not going to be immediately extended.

Bundle Rebates: Adorama | B&H Photo // Lens Rebates: Adorama | B&H Photo

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Review: Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15mm

Review: Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15mm

Dustin Abbott has completed his review of the Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15mm ultra wide angle lens for Canon.

I own and absolutely love this lens. It is far and away the best ultra wide angle lens you can get for your Canon DSLR and I know you’ve heard that before.

From Dustin
“I’ve shot with a similar focal length for several years and have learned a certain familiarity with it. The degree of challenge associated with the focal length pays dividends in the incredible image quality you can achieve with it. The Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15mm is a very expensive lens, but those who make the investment find a highly rewarding lens that produces images inferior options cannot match.  You would be hard pressed to find an owner of the lens who would not say that it was worth its high price tag.”

Read the full reviewZeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon at B&H Photo

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Photographer Petitions Canon for Left Handed Camera

Photographer Petitions Canon for Left Handed Camera

Florida based photographer Sylvia Cacciatore has started to drum up public support to hopefully get Canon to pay attention to the needs of left handed photographers. Sylvia doesn’t have use of her right arm and shooting with her left hand on a right handed camera proves to be difficult at times.

She contacted Canon about her issue and received a response that sadly I’m not all that surprised about. Someone at Canon told her she should try out the PowerShot line of cameras. This has motivated her to try and get some public support for her cause, a cause I think could affect a lot of people around the globe.

From Sylvia
“My name is Sylvia and I am writing this as someone who is disabled and is also left-handed, and I am asking for the consideration of the development of left-handed cameras.  I suffered from a brachial plexus injury at birth that caused complete paralysis of my right arm, which also caused my arm to never fully develop.  Living in a world that mainly caters to those who are right-handed and have use of both their arms is not easy. There are many things I am able to do using one arm, but there are times when some things are difficult to do. “ You can read her entire story at Change.org and sign the petition.

For all the south paws out there, would you pay a premium for a left handed version of a 5D Mark III from Canon?

Source: [Change.org] via [PetaPixel] & [Phoblographer] | image credit // PetaPixel

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50mp Cameras Coming in March [CR1]

50mp Cameras Coming in March [CR1]

We’ve heard a few times that there are going to be 2 version of the upcoming high megapixel camera, one with a low pass filter and the other without.  Nothing has changed on that front, as we continue to hear that will be the case.

We’ve been told a few times that this is coming in the first half of 2015, now we’re hearing the cameras will be announced in March. So by the sounds of things, don’t expect anything high megapixel related at CP+ in Japan next month.

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