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Lens Mugs!

Help me decide
So I bought 2 Canon 70-200 f/4L IS lens mugs off my favorite buy & sell forum.

I gave one to a great friend and my partner at Lens Rentals Canada, so there’s one up for grabs.

When I told my fiancee (28 days until the day) that I had another to give away on Canon Rumors, she lashed out in a tirade about how she deserved the mug more than all of you. She then muttered something about Nikon.

So, we’ll let the poll decide. I will say, whenever I see some for sale, I will buy them to give away.

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The Canon Wonder Camera


A Canon Concept
This is a concept camera from Canon. The idea behind it is one camera, one lens, do everything. It could go from Macro all the way to 500mm and still be fast.

Canon displayed this concept at EXPO 2010.

Follow this link the video

engadget via gizmag

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EF 70-200 f/4L IS Mug Review

I liked it
This is a review of the world famous lens mug from Canon Canada!

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-70-200mm-f-4.0-L-USM-Lens-Mug-Review.aspx

thanks Jeremy

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Slow Day, EOS 3D? :)

So here’s some fun stuff

Want a 3D Camera?

Dean Francis has shown us his version of a Canon 3D camera!

http://www.deanfrancisstudios.com/index2.php?v=v1

House Tonight
Don’t forget to watch House tonight. It was shot 100% with the Canon 5D Mark II.

http://www.fox.com/house/index1.htm

Sony NEX Editorial
I played with and fell in love with the Sony NEX cameras at the Henry’s show in Toronto.

I much prefer the feel of the camera over the Micro 4/3 stuff I have used. I cannot wait to get my hands on one for a longer time.

I’d definitely buy the NEX 3

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Canon AE-1 D

Fun Stuff
Some folks have a lot of time on their hands.

See more images here: http://forums.dpreview.com/

See video here: http://www.youtube.com/

thanks thepieces & kiel

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Canon Canada – New Website

Joy!
Only Canadians will really care, but we’ve put up with the WORST Canon corporate web site for way too long. It’s about time Canon Canada revamped it.

Thank you!

http://www.canon.ca

thanks Eddie

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April Fools Watch

April Fools Fun
I know at least one blog that was taken by this for about 40 minutes! (I won’t tell who unless he admits it)

Exclusive: Canon DSLR video goes RAW!!

We have been hearing mutterings of this for the past few weeks. “Top DPs in Europe testing out RAW recording on Canon 5Dmkii”. It all sounded like nonsense didn’t it? Well I can exclusive reveal today (we are ahead of the US in time zones here in the UK) as the embargo I was given 0001 BST 1/4/10 has passed that Canon have done exactly what we wanted. RAW baby, RAW! New firmware will be released imminently  for every camera from the Rebel T1i/ 500D through to the 1DmkiV giving it the much desired RAW recording on the memory cards. Not just that, but they have also finally unlocked the HDMI out to give us an uncompressed feed so we can plug in our Nanoflash or KiPro and record into a format that we have dreamed of.

Read More: http://philipbloom.co.uk

Jeff Ascough
Jeff confirms that his rangefinder tweet was an April Fools joke.

Some people were upset by it, I wasn’t one of those people. I just wanted it to be true. :)

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Sunday News: Canon Rebates End April 4, Lens Mugs & More

Sunday News
Not much happens on the weekend, so I’ll just post some random stuff every Sunday.

A friendly reminder
The fine folks at Adorama have reminded Canon Rumors that rebates end April 3, 2010.

Both Adorama and B&H are closed this week, so today is the last day you can order from either store.

Shop Adorama

Shop B&H

Lens Mug
I’m not sure what’s going on with the lens mugs coming from http://canonmugs.com/. My understanding is Canon Canada has already sold their entire run of mugs. However, someone from China is selling them directly.

I’m not sure if this is a scam, or if they’re manufacturing and selling unofficial products. Chinese laws in this area are pretty lax so it’s possible the facility is just going to make more then Canon ordered. The 24-105 mug that is out there isn’t an official Canon product as far as I’m aware. The wrong font used for “EF” on the box is a bit of a giveaway.

The mugs from this seller also appear on ebay. The seller of the 24-105 mugs appears to be giving positive feedback to the 70-200 mug person.

Confused? Me too! I just wanted to pass this information on. I’m still waiting on an official response from Canon Canada.

Workshop Contest.
A friend, Ethan Meleg will be leading a 3 day workshop in the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario, Canada. Yours truly will be assisting on the fun filled weekend. Mostly I’ll be carrying Ethan’s bags of Oreos.

You can enter to win a spot through Canadian Geographic, or you can buy a spot!

This area of Canada is truly a site to behold for nature photographers.

The contest closes April 2, 2010.

Canon Mode Dial MacBook Sticker

Gary has sent us a little project he finished. A mode dial sticker for your laptop! Very cool.

You can buy one here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=43589451

See More: http://www.flickr.com/…

:)

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Lens Mug Arrived!

Finally!
So I have finally received 1 lens mug. This one will remain in the possession of Canon Rumors Guy.

I will not know how many more I can acquire before at least the middle of April. I promise I will be doing a lens mug giveaway sometime!

These things are so hard to acquire without paying $100 or more.

Fun Fact
This mug is the exact one that created the frenzy! I bought this mug from Josh. So I think this lens mug is extra special!

Canon Canada eStore
Canada Canada’s eStore still has them available for free when your purchase at least $200 worth of stuff.

http://estore.canon.ca/index.asp?estore_language_of_preference=_e

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The Mug

EF 70-200 f/4L IS Mug
So everyone wants to know the story with these things.

There was some internal Canon stuff about these things that I said I wouldn’t post here, so I’m not going to.

I can tell you the mugs are actually a Canon Canada thing. They’re going to be available for sale in the near future. They’ll also be limited edition. You should see them retailing for about $30.

Link to Mug: http://vistek.ca/store/…

I don’t have a date on availability, but I will know soon. I may also be able to help our international friends get one. I have a source for them and plan to buy as many as I can and give them away.

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