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Canon To Step up Repayment of Acquisition Debt

Canon To Step up Repayment of Acquisition Debt

By Canon Rumors | January 18, 2018 | Canon Business General

From Nikkei Asian Review:

$1.8bn set aside for 2018 on brisk earnings

TOKYO — Canon will pay back more interest-bearing debt this year to improve its financial standing following the 2016 acquisition of a medical equipment business from Toshiba.

Repayment will double from 2017 levels to around 200 billion yen ($1.79 billion) in light of strong earnings last year, with an aim of whittling down borrowings from parties including Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ. Read the full story

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Hasselblad Introduces the H6D-400c MS, a 400 Megapixel Multi-Shot Camera

Hasselblad Introduces the H6D-400c MS, a 400 Megapixel Multi-Shot Camera

By Canon Rumors | January 16, 2018 | Industry News

Building on a vast experience of developing exceptional, high-quality single and multi-shot cameras, Hasselblad once again has raised the bar for image quality captured with medium format system.

Multi-Shot capture has become an industry standard in the field of art reproduction and cultural heritage for the documentation of paintings, sculptures, and artwork. As the only professional medium format system to feature multi-shot technology, Hasselblad continues to be the leading choice for institutions, organizations, and museums worldwide to record historic treasures in the highest image quality possible.

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Off Brand: Leica Camera Unveils New Prime Lenses for the Leica SL-System

Off Brand: Leica Camera Unveils New Prime Lenses for the Leica SL-System

By Canon Rumors | January 15, 2018 | Industry News

While I wait for a new Leica S body with an 80mp sensor, Leica continues to add to the SL system.

The new APO-Summicron-SL 75 mm f/2 ASPH and APO-Summicron SL 90 mm f/2 ASPH lenses embody superior performance and the finest engineering in compact designs

January 15, 2018 – Today, Leica Camera announces the first two editions of a new line of high-performance Summicron-SL lenses for the Leica SL-System; the APO-Summicron-SL 75 mm f/2 ASPH. and the APO-Summicron-SL 90 mm f/2 ASPH. that will be available in February for photographers across the country. Both lenses seamlessly work with the SL-System’s lightning-fast autofocus and, as with all SL-Lenses, have been designed and constructed in Germany with exceptional materials for a long work life, even withstanding the rigors of professional use while always providing superior image quality.

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Nikon Full Frame Mirrorless to Have New Z Mount

Nikon Full Frame Mirrorless to Have New Z Mount

By Canon Rumors | January 11, 2018 | Industry News

According to Nikon Rumors, the upcoming full frame mirrorless from Nikon will have a new mount, dubbed the “Z Mount”. That name could change before the announcement.

Specifications of the new mount:

  • Designed for full frame mirrorless cameras
  • External diameter: 49mm
  • Flange focal distance: 16mm

This is where Canon could really have an advantage. If they can somehow make the 130million or so EF lenses compatible with a full frame mirrorless without an adaptor, they won’t have a hard time getting Canon DSLR shooters to add a full frame mirrorless to their kit.

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