Preorder the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, New Lenses & PowerShot Cameras

Below are the preorder links to everything relating to the brand new Canon EOS 7D Mark II. Adorama is offering free overnight shipping on any of the Canon products announced this week.

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Favourites of Photokina: Peak Design

Favourites of Photokina: Peak Design

I’ll post a few of these over the next couple of days as I find vendors of products I actually love and use. First up is Peak Design, who manufactures some of the most useful and well design camera strap on the market. Their designs are simplistic and usable, I have found other manufacturers tend to make something as simple as a camera strap, extremely complex to use.

I first heard of Peak Design about a month ago when I was looking for a long, comfortable, quick release camera strap for my Sony A7S. I’m a tall person and I like the camera to hang down just below my waste level to the side. It became apparent that people were really in love with the Peak Design Leash. I ordered it and it turned out to be the perfect camera strap for the application I was looking for. The Leash is probably best on cameras like the 60D and smaller. I wouldn’t use this type of strap with the EOS-1D X or a battery gripped metal DSLR. It’s probably too thin of a strap to be comfortable. They have a solution for those cameras though…

While I was at the Peak Design booth, I was given a demo of their new Peak Design Slide camera strap for larger DSLRs. It’s a very thin, yet well padded strap. It’s best feature is a very nifty quick adjust handle on the strap to quickly shorten and lengthen the strap as needed. I ended up buying one.

The second product I bought yesterday was the Peak Design Clutch hand strap. This is another quick release and quick adjust product. For anyone that has used the Canon hand strap, you know that is anything but quick and easy to use. The one caveat for this product is the need of a camera plate in the tripod hole. Peak design does sell an Arca compatible universal plate, but they do not sell L brackets. There are probably L brackets out there that the strap could mount to, but you’ll have to find a bracket with a hole that you can feed the mounting hardware to. It might be worth it to the various bracket makers out there to be “Peak Compatible”.

All-in-all, their products are wonderfully designed and executed and I highly recommend their straps.

Peak Design Leash | Peak Design Slide | Peak Design Clutch

*I paid full price for my Peak Design products, there were no freebies given to me. :)

**You can also play “Find Fro” in the image associated with this post.

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Hands-on With the Canon EF 400 f/4 DO IS II

Matt Granger has posted a short hands-on video and samples gallery for the new Canon EF 400 f/4 DO IS II. Keep in mind the lighting conditions around the Canon booth are less than stellar and all the sample images were shot at high ISO.

I had a chance to hold the lens and it feels exactly like the previous version, solid, light and well balanced. I am looking forward to shooting with the new 400 DO, as the first version is one of my favourite Canon lenses.

Read more and see the samples at MattGranger.com

Canon EF 400 f/4 DO IS II $6899: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Camera Canada

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Canon Confirms Replacement of 100-400 Coming, More DO & EF-M Lenses

Canon Confirms Replacement of 100-400 Coming, More DO & EF-M Lenses

Canon’s Chuck Westfall has confirmed to CNET that Canon is indeed working on a replacement to the long-in-the-tooth EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L, though no timeline was given as to when we would see it.

Canon also plans to introduce more DO (diffractive optics lenses), though manufacturing costs have to come down before we see more “popular” type lenses. It’s interesting to note that Canon has patented an EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 DO IS lens formula in the past.

EF-M isn’t dead yet according to Canon, as they promise to introduce more lenses for the system in the coming months and years.

Read more at CNET

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Is This the Canon EF 11-24 f/4L?

The previously rumored EF 11-24 f/4L (which we had as an f/2.8) may have shown up on kakaku.com for a short period of time.

EF 11-24 f/4L - Real or Fake?

EF 11-24 f/4L – Real or Fake?

What do you think, real or fake?

Source: [DCI]

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High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Matt Granger has posted some high ISO samples from the brand new Canon EOS 7D Mark II. You can check out the samples at MattGranger.com

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II $1799: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Camera Canada

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Canon PowerShot G7 X First Test

Untitled Film Works has posted their first test with the brand new Canon PowerShot G7 X.

Canon PowerShot G7 X $699: B&H Photo | Adorama | AmazonCamera Canada

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Canon Developing New-Concept Photo-Storage Device

This one was lost in yesterdays camera and lens launches.

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 15 September 2014 – Canon today announced that it is developing a new-concept photo-storage device, tentatively called the Cross Media Station, which will enable users to easily enjoy high-image-quality photos and movies captured by digital cameras.

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In addition to offering the same key concepts as Canon’s digital cameras—high speed, comfortable operation and high image quality—the Cross Media Station will enable users to save and make use of their photos and movies with ease and peace of mind, allowing them to thoroughly and effortlessly enjoy their high-image-quality photo and movie libraries.

Through NFC technology, images and movies can be easily transferred from a camera and saved to the Cross Media Station, after which they can be viewed in high quality on a television. In addition, when connected to a network, the Cross Media Station will allow users to easily share photos and movies as well as output images from a printer, along with other various functions. At this time, specifications, pricing, launch date and other details are yet to be announced.

Canon will continue to contribute to expanding the photographic and video imaging culture through new technologies and products that meet the expectations of a wide range of users.

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The Illumination Experience With Shane Hurlbut

The Illumination Experience With Shane Hurlbut

Shane Hurlbut, A.S.C., begins his Illumination Experience Tour on September 14, 2014, which will be traveling to 25 North American cities. This highly anticipated tour is ideal for any filmmaker looking to gain industry experience while gaining invaluable knowledge from a cinematic pioneer.

The Illumination Experience is a two-part series; the Illumination Workshop, which will be taught in all 25 cities, and the Experience Masterclass which will be available to students in nine of these cities.

Canon Rumors readers receive a special discount of $20 off tickets with voucher code “IETCR” 

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Video Review: Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Below is a video review of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II done by Untitlted Film Works in Australia. See them on Facebook here

Canon EOS 7D Mark II $1799: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Camera Canada

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Official: Canon PowerShot G7 X

Official: Canon PowerShot G7 X

The PowerShot G7 X is a premium high-performance camera that puts exciting and impressive capabilities in a sophisticated, compact package. It starts with the sensor: a large and light-grabbing 1.0-inch, 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor powered by Canon’s latest generation DIGIC 6 Image Processor for beautifully rendered low-light photography up to ISO 12800. The IS lens is a f/1.8 (W)–f/2.8 (T) that puts more in your frame while staying bright to the maximum 4.2x Optical Zoom (24mm–100mm), with a 9-blade circular aperture diaphragm for artistic background blur, and a minimum focus range of just 5cm for precise macro shooting. Wi-Fi®**- and NFC-enabled***, the PowerShot G7 X is selfie-ready with a high-resolution multi-angle capacitive 3.0-inch touch panel LCD. Shooting is a joy with High-Speed AF (0.14 sec.), 31 AF points, full-resolution continuous shooting up to 6.5 fps and 1080p/60p HD video. Designed to provide stellar images, the PowerShot G7 X is a compact digital camera powered to inspire your most impressive photography. And it delivers.

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Canon PowerShot G7 X Features

  • New 1.0-inch, 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with Canon’s powerful DIGIC 6 Image Processor creates the Canon HS SYSTEM for outstanding low-light performance up to ISO 12800, enhanced image quality, and fast operation.
  • A bright f/1.8 (W) – f/2.8 (T), 4.2x Optical Zoom (24mm–100mm), 9-blade iris diaphragm and IS equipped lens enables you to capture more in your frame, and is ideal for low-light conditions or using shallow depth-of-field for dramatic, soft backgrounds. Focus range starts at 2.0 in. for Macro and 1.3 ft. for Tele.
  • Selfie-ready multi-angle capacitive 3.0″ touch panel LCD with a screen resolution of 1,040K dots for a sharp, clear display and easy operation and sharing.
  • High-Speed AF (0.14 sec.) greatly improves focus speed. 31 AF points provide an expanded and more accurate focus area. Paired with continuous shooting speeds of up to 6.5 fps and the removal of buffer time, you can get your best shot in full resolution.
  • For easy Wi-Fi® connectivity**, built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) allows quick and simple pairing to a compatible Android™ device***.
  • Capture stunning 1080p/60p Full HD video for lifelike images and convenient playback on an HDTV via the HDMI output. Record at up to 60 frames per second for even more detailed, superb results in MP4 format.
  • Intelligent IS automatically chooses from eight different modes to optimize image stabilization for virtually shake-free images in a wide variety of conditions.
  • Convenient control ring, exposure dial, and mode dial provide intuitive manual adjustment.
  • Shoot breathtaking images and video of the stars with Star Mode designed to better capture the brilliance and wonder of the night sky.
Canon PowerShot G7 X in Selfie Mode - Click for Larger

Canon PowerShot G7 X in Selfie Mode – Click for Larger

Canon PowerShot G7 X $699: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

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