Tamron to Announce 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2

Tamron to Announce 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2

By Canon Rumors | August 31, 2016 | Third Party Lenses

It’s being reported that Tamron will be announcing an SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 ahead of Photokina. The lens will be compatible with Canon & Nikon mounts, as well as a non-VC version for Sony. We’re not sure if this would be an update to the current version or an addition to the Tamron lineup.

There’s probably more to come from Tamron.

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Canon Develops Global Shutter-Equipped CMOS Sensor

Canon Develops Global Shutter-Equipped CMOS Sensor

By Canon Rumors | August 31, 2016 | Canon DSLR News

TOKYO, August 31, 2016—Canon Inc. today announced that it has developed a new CMOS sensor equipped with a global shutter function that, because it exposes all of the sensor’s pixels at the same time, enables the capture of distortion-free images even when shooting fast-moving objects. Employing a new signal-readout drive system and new pixel structure that significantly expands the full well capacity and reduces noise, the sensor contributes to high-image-quality video capture by making possible the realization of a wide dynamic range.

Distortion-free image capture when shooting fast-moving objects
Standard CMOS sensors make use of the rolling shutter method, which sequentially exposes the pixels one row at a time. Because rolling shutters can create slight discrepancies in signal-readout timing depending on the location of the pixel, images of fast-moving objects may appear distorted and flash photography may result in the occurrence of the flash band phenomenon, in which the upper and lower portions of images display different levels of brightness. Because Canon’s newly developed CMOS sensor employs a global shutter; when shooting such fast-moving objects as a rotating propeller or a speeding train, subjects are able to retain their proper form to create distortion-free images. Enabling the confirmation of object shapes with a high degree of accuracy, the sensor offers potential benefits in industrial applications, including as a sensor for use in inspection cameras.

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Canon XC15 Images Leak Out Ahead of Launch

Canon XC15 Images Leak Out Ahead of Launch

By Canon Rumors | August 30, 2016 | Canon Cinema Lens Rumors

The Canon XC15 is expected to be announced shortly alongside the Cinema EOS C700. The camera will utilize the same focal length of lens and will obviously be 4K. Other than that, what has changed over the XC10 is still unknown.

Firmware: Canon EOS 7D Mark II v1.1.0 Coming Soon

Firmware: Canon EOS 7D Mark II v1.1.0 Coming Soon

By Canon Rumors | August 29, 2016 | Canon Firmware

Regarding the EOS 7D Mark II digital SLR camera, we are planning to release Firmware Version 1.1.0 for download from the Web in order to enhance the functions.

Changes in the firmware:
We are planning to incorporate the following changes to enhance functions.

  1. Wi-Fi adapter W-E1 will be supported.
  2. A setting will be added to enable or disable automatic storage of the lens if it is extended out when a gear-driven STM lens*1 is attached, and the power switch is turned to [OFF].
    *1 EF 40mm f/2.8 STM, EF 50mm f/1.8 STM, or EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lenses
  3. Lens optical correction data for the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens will be added to the camera.

This firmware update should be available no later than the first week of September.

Canon Cameras and Lenses Dominate Recent Sporting Events in South America

Canon Cameras and Lenses Dominate Recent Sporting Events in South America

By Canon Rumors | August 29, 2016 | Canon Business General

Canon Professional Services (CPS) Supports Professional Photographers Urgently in Need of Replacement Equipment

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 29, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that from August 6 to August 20, nearly 70 percent* of professional photographers on assignment in Brazil were Canon shooters. In addition, Canon brought a team of more than 70 highly trained technicians and support staff to Brazil this month to help maximize the uptime and performance of its professional broadcast and EOS imaging equipment users. Canon HDTV field lenses were ready on the evening of August 5 bringing viewers worldwide approximately 80 percent and nationwide 100 percent of the images they saw on TV.

“It is humbling to know that such a large number of the world’s most talented sports photographers relied on Canon equipment to capture this historic sporting event. Their iconic images from so many different events have been and will be seen by millions of people around the world for years to come. To support the needs of our customers and help them accomplish their goals, Canon Professional Services is always set up and ready at major sporting events throughout the year to assist by providing comprehensive equipment maintenance and repairs, extensive equipment loans and expert technical support,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc.

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