By Canon Reviews
| May 22, 2015 |
B&H Photo has posted a longer review of Canon’s legendary EF 1200mm f/5.6L. It’s definitely a lens that presents some challenges when walking around New York City, but it still looks like a lot of fun.
Some History on the Lens:
Canon made this lens available by special order only. A $10,000 deposit was required with the order and manufacturing would only start when several lenses were put on order. Sports Illustrated magazine purchased two 1200mm lenses in the 1990’s. Canon lent a lens to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 1999, so they could document Major League Baseball slugger Mark McGuire’s single-season home-run record attempt from center field; photographing every pitch McGuire faced that season. The extreme focal length of the lens gives a unique perspective of the distant view from the outfield fence that other lenses cannot capture.
Read the full review | Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L $180,000 at B&H Photo
*The offer still stands, if you buy the lens, I’ll buy you the LensCoat for it!
Source: [B&H Photo] via [Northlight]
By Canon Patents
| May 22, 2015 |
We just wrote about a replacement for the EF 16-35 f/2.8L II this week, and now a patent showing an upgraded optical formula has appeared.
Patent Publication No. 2014-206674
- Published 2014.10.30
- Filing date 2013.4.15
- Zoom ratio 2.06
- Focal length f = 16.49-23.74-33.94mm
- Fno. 2.91
- Half angle of view ω = 52.69-42.35-32.51 °
- BF 38.74-48.38-63.65mm
By Canon DSLR Rumors
| May 21, 2015 |
Rumors of the Canon EOS Rebel SL2 coming this August are out there now. We’d heard previously that the camera would be slightly smaller and suggested an EVF was a possibility. That looks to be off the table with the latest specifications for the camera.
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Specifications:
- 19 point AF
- 4.5 fps
- 1080/30p video
- Hybrid CMOS AF III focus system
- 7560 pixel RGB + IR metering
- Fixed 3″ LCD touchscreen
- Wi-Fi + NFC
By Canon Lens Rumors
| May 21, 2015 |
Retailers have begun shipping the brand new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM. We’re told by B&H Photo that all preorders have been met and that they have good stock of the new lens.
By Canon DSLR News
| May 20, 2015 |
TOKYO, May 20, 2015—Canon Inc. and Canon Marketing Japan Inc. announced today that the Company’s EOS 7D Mark II digital SLR camera (launched in October 2014) has been honored with two prestigious Camera Grand Prix (GP) Japan 2015 awards—“Camera of the Year” and “Readers Award”—while the EF11-24mm f/4L USM ultra-wide-angle interchangeable zoom lens (launched in February 2015) was selected for the “Lens of the Year” award. The Camera Grand Prix (GP) Japan awards, considered one of the most sought-after camera and lens product awards in Japan, are organized by the Camera Journal Press Club (CJPC),1 comprising journalists from major photography and camera magazines in Japan. This year marks the award’s 32nd time to be held.
The Camera GP Japan 2015 Camera of the Year title was presented to the most outstanding camera2 from among the 111 models launched in Japan between March 1, 2014, and March 31, 2015. As further indication of the EOS 7D Mark II’s overwhelming popularity, the camera was also honored with the Camera GP Japan 2015 Readers Award, based on an online vote by general users. In addition, the EF11-24mm f/4L USM took home the Lens of the Year award, resulting in Canon taking home three out of the four Camera GP Japan awards presented this year.