More Images of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Below are more images of the soon-to-be-announced Canon EOS 7D Mark II

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications

  • Kit lenses: 18-135 IS STM and 15-85 IS (no STM)
  • CF, UDMA mode 7 + SD, UHS-I
  • GPS is in the camera
  • No WiFi
  • Fixed LCD, with no touch function.
  • 20.2MP APS-C Sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Dual DIGIC 6 Processors
  • 65 AF points “All Cross-type”. Dual cross on the center point.
  • f/8 on center point at least, could be on more points.
  • 10fps
  • ISO 100-16000, ISO Boost mode 25600 and 51200 (updated this to 16000)
  • 1080p/720p both get 60fps
  • Servo AF for video shooting.
  • Anti-flicker mode, eliminates flickers under flickering lights (e.g. fluorescent lamps).
  • Spot metering size 1.8%
  • Built-in flash
  • Intervalometer
  • Mic and headphones connectors
  • Can sync time between 7D II cameras.
  • Lens electronic MF
  • About 100% coverage OVF
  • New Battery – LP-E6N
  • New Battery Grip BG-E16

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Source: [DCI]

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The New Canon PowerShot G7 X

This is the new 1″ sensor Canon PowerShot G7 X.

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  • Sensor 1 inch 20MP CMOS sensor
  • Lens conversion 24-100mm F1.8-2.8
  • Intelligent optical Image Stabilizer
  • Video 5-axis camera shake correction
  • DIGIC6
  • AF is 31 points. Allows Touch AF
  • LCD monitor tilting. 1.04 million dots. Touch panel
  • Built-in flash
  • Exposure compensation dial
  • Control ring
  • ND filter built-in
  • Video Full HD 60p. Stereo
  • Manual video control
  • Wi-Fi Built-in. NFC. The remote control function with smartphone

Source: [DCI]

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The New Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Two images of the upcoming Canon PowerShot SX60 have leaked. The camera will only have 65x zoom, not the 100x we’ve seen in patents. I hope that’s enough reach for a small camera.

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Source: [DCI]

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A Surprise Cinema EOS Announcement for Photokina? [CR1]

A Surprise Cinema EOS Announcement for Photokina? [CR1]

I received a vague hint that Canon could be making a surprise Cinema EOS announcement for Photokina. There was no mention of what it could be, or whether or not it was a product announcement or a development announcement.

I receive these sorts of “nudges” every so often and they usually end up being true, but I have zero proof that such a product is coming. The videographers may want to pay  a little attention to Photokina.

As always, I hope to hear some more over the weekend. This post is CR1, so please treat it as such.

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Patent: Dual Motor For Autofocus on STM Lenses

UPDATE
This is what we’re told this patent actually is.

“This is not a focus drive patent, it’s a SPRINGLESS LEAF SHUTER mechanism. EF Leaf shutter lens that will allow a true 1/1000s are on the drawing board, they just can’t make the Cmos do a clear scan and dump faster than 1/250s no matter what they have tried , and HSS make you loose way too much power.”

Original Post
A patent showing a dual motor autofocus for STM lenses has appeared. There is one motor for the STM and a secondary DCM motor. It looks like one motor assists starting the second motor for a faster and smoother operation. The patent information below is Google Translated. If anyone can clarify the patent, please do so in the forum thread associated with this post.

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  • Patent Publication No. 2014-164106
    • Published Date 2014.9.8
    • Filing date 2013.2.25
  • Example 1
    • Moving the aperture one two motors
    • Main motor STM
    • Auxiliary motor DCM
    • And then rotate the first auxiliary motor, to assist the acceleration of the main motor

Source: [EG]

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Friday Deals: Canon EOS 70D at Adorama

Friday Deals: Canon EOS 70D at Adorama

Below are some weekend deals on Canon EOS 70D bundles. All of these deals expire on September 20, 2014. You can download the mail-in rebate form here.

Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera Body – Special Promotional Bundle

Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera Body (Regular $1,199)
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer (Regular $398)
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13×19″, 50 Sheets (Regular $38.41)
  • Slinger Bag, Single Strap Backpack / Shoulder Bag, Black (Regular $59.95)
  • Kodak 32GB Class 10 High Speed SDHC 200x Write, 60x Read (Regular $39.95)

Final price $799.00 after $350 Mail-in Rebate

 

Canon Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens – Special Promotional Bundle

Bundle Includes:

  • Canon Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens (Regular $1,349)
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer (Regular $398)
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13×19″, 50 Sheets (Regular $38.41)
  • Slinger Bag, Single Strap Backpack / Shoulder Bag, Black (Regular $59.95)
  • Kodak 32GB Class 10 High Speed SDHC 200x Write, 60x Read (Regular $39.95)

Final price $999.95 after $350 Mail in Rebate

 

Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens – Special Printer Bundle

Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens (Regular $1,549)
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer (Regular $398)
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13×19″, 50 Sheets (Regular $38.41)
  • Slinger Bag, Single Strap Backpack / Shoulder Bag, Black (Regular $59.95)
  • Kodak 32GB Class 10 High Speed SDHC 200x Write, 60x Read (Regular $39.95)
  • Green Extreme LP-E6 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery Pack (Regular $34.95)

Final Price: $1,199.00 After $350 Mail in Rebate

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Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Reviews

Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Reviews

If you love reading reviews, Zeiss seems to have done a wonderful job of getting the new Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 in the hands of photographers for a barrage of reviews praising its quality. Below is a rundown of reviews from around the web and they all have the same running theme, and that is the lens is pretty good.

List of Reviews

Preorder the Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Apo Planar T* $4490

Source: [PR]

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Three New PowerShot Cameras Coming Shortly

Three New PowerShot Cameras Coming Shortly

Three new PowerShot cameras will be announce for Photokina shortly, one will be the PowerShot G7 X, which will have a 1″ sensor and be about the size of an S series camera. The second will be the massive zoom range PowerShot SX 60 HS and the third will the PowerShot N2.

The should be arriving with the EOS 7D Mark II and new lenses on Monday.

Source: [DCI]

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Tamron Announces Development of Full Frame 15-30mm f/2.8 VC

Tamron Announces Development of Full Frame 15-30mm f/2.8 VC

September 12, 2014, Saitama, Japan. – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Morio Ono), a leading manufacturer of precision optics, announces development of a new ultra-wideangle zoom lens for full-frame DSLR cameras with a fast F/2.8 aperture and VC (Vibration Compensation), the world’s first in its category. The price and launch date are to be determined. The lens will be showcased at the Tamron booth at Photokina 2014, September 16- 21, 2014 in Cologne, Germany (Photokina Booth Number:Hall 4.2 D10 – E19).

Since 2012, Tamron has been expanding its lineup of interchangeable lenses for 35mm full-frame DSLR cameras. SP 24-70mm F/2.8 was the first in the series, being integrated with VC, followed by the 70-200mm F/2.8, 90mm F/2.8 Macro, and 150-600mm F/5-6.3. The array of those new lenses have been highly acclaimed among the photo enthusiasts and working pros around the globe. To address the needs for more towards the wider angular field, Tamron spearheaded the development of SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD, a fast ultra-wideangle zoom lens with the image stabilization feature, setting itself apart from the rest of zooms in this category.

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Sigma Corporation Announces New 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary

Sigma Corporation Announces New 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary

RONKONKOMA, N.Y — September 12, 2014 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world’s most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, is adding a new lens to its Global Vision Contemporary category with today’s announcement of the 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM. The lens will become available in October for the street price of $579.

Designed exclusively for APS-C camera sensors, the new 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM features a 16.6x high-ratio zoom lens which equates to a 27-450mm zoom range. It incorporates four “F” Low Dispersion (FLD) glass elements, which have performance equal to flourite, in addition to one Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass element. This enables the lens to minimize the chromatic aberration, especially toward the telephoto-end, and provide clear image quality with high color fidelity. Also, this lens comes with a newly developed optical stabilization (OS) system, ensuring better compensation.

Preoder the Sigma 18-300 f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM Contemporary at B&H Photo

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