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FujiFilm GFX 50S To Begin Shipping in Februrary for $6499

FujiFilm GFX 50S To Begin Shipping in Februrary for $6499

By Canon Rumors | January 19, 2017 | Industry News

FUJIFILM GFX 50S combines an extraordinary sensor, processor and design with FUJINON lenses to give users the ultimate photography experience

Valhalla, N.Y., January 19, 2017 – As the leader in innovation for photographers, FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announces the FUJIFILM GFX 50S medium format mirrorless digital camera that will launch late February, 2017 with an initial selection of three FUJINON lenses – the GF63mmF2.8 R WR, the GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR, and the GF120mmF4 R LM OIS WR Macro. These lenses encapsulate the design philosophy of FUJINON lenses that are renowned by photographers around the world.

The innovative GFX system utilizes a Fujifilm exclusive 43.8 x 32.9mm (FUJIFILM G Format) 51.4MP CMOS sensor. The GFX 50S combines the heritage of over 80 years of imaging and the innovative award-winning functional design of our X Series digital camera system in the relentless pursuit of image quality.

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Canon to Sponsor Rugby World Cup 2019 Tournament in Japan

Canon to Sponsor Rugby World Cup 2019 Tournament in Japan

By Canon Rumors | January 19, 2017 | Canon Business General

TOKYO, January 19, 2017—Canon Inc. announced today that the Company has renewed its contract and become the first company to serve as an official sponsor for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan, which will take place in twelve cities and prefectures¹ across the country from September 20 to November 2, 2019.

Hosted every four years, Rugby World Cup is one of the world’s most prestigious sporting events with the world’s top 20 national teams competing across 48 matches to win the ultimate prize in the sport, the Webb Ellis Cup.

Japan 2019 will be the event’s ninth edition and the first in Asia. The 2015 Tournament, which was hosted in England, was the best attended with 2.48 million fans, the most viewed with record broadcast, digital and social coverage in more than 207 nations².

As with other sporting competitions in the past, both in Japan and overseas, Canon will provide behind-the-scenes support to members of the press covering the Rugby World Cup 2019 Tournament, including camera and lens maintenance services and product loans, to enable the best possible capture of the top-class athletes competing at the zenith of their sport. The Canon Group will also provide print and copying solutions used by the Tournament Organizing Committee, supporting the event by facilitating the printout of handout materials and the streamlining of document workflows.

As a Rugby World Cup 2019 official sponsor, Canon offers the full support of its diverse businesses, ranging from input and output products—including cameras, lenses, video camcorders, network cameras, copiers, multifunction devices, printers and projectors—to medical equipment.

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M as in Milestone: Leica Camera Introduces the New Leica M10

M as in Milestone: Leica Camera Introduces the New Leica M10

By Canon Rumors | January 18, 2017 | Industry News

The M-series’ latest addition impresses with more compact dimensions, improved performance and even more intuitive handling

January 18, 2017 – The iconic camera system sets new standards yet again. The perfect balance of long-established traditions and the latest technical innovation, the Leica M10 embodies the essence of photography like no other camera before. All of its functions have been adapted and updated to meet the precise needs of contemporary photography, while preserving the essential principles of the legendary M-System. Every single component and every technical feature concentrates uncompromisingly on this goal. With its more compact dimensions, improved performance and even more intuitive handling, the Leica M10 sets a new milestone in the ongoing history of Leica M photography.

The form factor: analog dimensions enter the digital age

Many photographers who appreciate the dimensions of analog M-Models, due to their ideal ergonomics and perfect fit in hand, expressed wishes that this carry over to digital M-Cameras. Leica has now brought these dream dimensions to reality – with a top plate depth of only 33.75 millimeters, a whole four millimeters (1/8”) thinner than that of its predecessor, the Leica M (Typ 240). The Leica M10 is now the slimmest digital M of all time.

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Pentax to Re-Enter Mirrorless Camera Segment With M-E

Pentax to Re-Enter Mirrorless Camera Segment With M-E

By Canon Rumors | January 17, 2017 | Industry News

According to a Japanese photographic magazine CAPA, Pentax is going to re-enter the mirrorless market, with an APS-C camera called the M-E.

Translations from Pentax Rumors:

  • Name: Pentax M-E
  • Mirrorless camera
  • Unclear whether the sensor size is APS-C or full frame (We’re told it’s APS-C)
  • Adapter to use K-mount lenses
  • Tiltable rear LCD, similar to that of the K-1
  • Retro design like the Pentax MX-1, with a reference to the Pentax KM

If such a camera is coming, we’d expect to see some announcements ahead of CP+ next month in Japan.

Tamron Issues Firmware Update for 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC

Tamron Issues Firmware Update for 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC

By Canon Rumors | January 17, 2017 | Third Party Lenses

Thank you for using Tamron products.

We wish to notify you that we will perform updating of the firmware for our 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC (Model B011) for Canon.

Affected models
18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC (Model B011) for Canon

Serial number
Firmware update will not be required for the serial numbers stated in the following linked page.

The improvements expected as a result
When used in combination with the Canon EOS M5, behavior, where power is turned off or is not turned on, making it impossible to use the camera when attaching the lens, has been improved.

How to update the firmware
For those who require firmware update service, please contact your local Tamron distributor for more details.

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