Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS Product Page Vanishes

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS Product Page Vanishes

Readers on our forum have noticed that the product page for the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS is no longer linked from the Canon USA lens lineup page. The product page still exists on all of the other Canon sites I have checked around the globe.

We imagine it’s just a mistake on the Canon USA web site and we expect to see the link fixed soon. Although, a cheaper STM version of this lens would definitely be a welcomed addition to the lineup as pointed out in the forum.

Canon USA EF Lens Lineup

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Canon Receives Prestigious Accolade From FORTUNE Magazine As One Of The World’s Most Admired Companies In 2015

Canon Receives Prestigious Accolade From FORTUNE Magazine As One Of The World’s Most Admired Companies In 2015

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 2, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that its parent company, Canon Inc., has been named to the 2015 FORTUNEmagazine World’s Most Admired Companies list in the computers category. Considered byFORTUNE magazine as the “definitive report card on corporate reputations,” Canon received its highest ranks in innovation, social responsibility and long-term investment value.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNEmagazine and well-respected industry leaders,” said Kotaro Fukushima, senior director and general manager, Corporate Communications, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The results of this year’s rankings are a testament to Canon’s commitment to investing in our customers and technology, and our core belief of being a good corporate citizen in the communities we serve.”

The 2015 list was separated into 55 industries from a variety of business areas. Over 600 companies from 29 countries around the world were analyzed and ranked by executives, directors and analysts in their respective industries based on nine reputation drivers, including financial soundness, long-term investment value, people management, social responsibility, use of corporate assets, quality of management, quality of products/services, innovation and global competitiveness.1

The FORTUNE magazine World’s Most Admired Companies list can be found at www.fortune.com/wmac.

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Canon EF 11-24 f/4L Sample Images

Canon EF 11-24 f/4L Sample Images

I’m still waiting for my Canon EF 11-24 f/4L to arrive here in snowy Canada, but Keith at Northlight received his and has posted a few real world sample images and some examples of sharpness and how wide 11mm really is. The difference between 14mm and 11mm is pretty substantial as you’ll see. The example showing the corner sharpness is also impressive.

Be sure to post your examples in the forum if you have received your lens already.

See the samples at Northlight

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Canon USA Price Drops on EOS 5D Mark III & EOS 6D

Canon USA Price Drops on EOS 5D Mark III & EOS 6D

Feeling the pressure from authorized resellers has probably forced Canon USA to significantly lower MAP (minimum advertised price) prices on the EOS 5D Mark III & EOS 6D. Both of those cameras have dropped a lot in price probably due to currency fluctuations. Beyond the price drops, Canon has also switched the mail-in rebate to an instant rebate and added the EOS 7D Mark II to that. Are these reductions enough to get people away from grey market cameras out there? I’m not sure.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS Rebel SL1

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New PowerShot G17 Coming in Spring [CR2]

New PowerShot G17 Coming in Spring [CR2]

A new PowerShot G17 will be coming some time before July we’re told. The exact announcement date isn’t currently known. It definitely looks like the G17 is going to going upmarket. We received similar specs back in March of 2014.

Canon PowerShot G17 Specs:

  • Ultra bright lens
  • f/1.2-2.0
  • 24 – 168mm 7x Zoom
  • Super UD Lens
  • DIGIC 6+
  • Large 1″ Sensor
  • All Magnesium Body

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