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Canon General / Canon Announces Photokina Details
« on: Today at 09:27:38 AM »

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 28th August 2014 – Canon today announces details of its presence at photokina 2014, unveiling its most interactive environment ever at the world’s largest photography and imaging show. Designed around helping photographers immerse themselves in the latest technologies, Canon’s programme at the show will offer visitors a digital imaging experience that highlights its industry leading range of products and services.
 
Canon’s stand at photokina 2014 will be dedicated to the journey of capturing a moment or memory. Within an open, free-roam environment, visitors will be invited to undertake shooting challenges, with experts on-hand to guide them along the way. The experiential event will go far beyond simple touch and try demonstrations, and instead provide the opportunity to truly experience the Canon range.
 
The stand will also feature live presentation sessions with Canon’s world famous photography ambassadors. Presenters will include landscape and travel photographer David Noton, photojournalist and documentary filmmaker Ulla Lohmann, and action shooter Richard Walch, with each providing first-hand accounts of how Canon products help them to realise their individual visions. Furthermore, Canon Explorer Jörg Kyas will be taking on interactive challenges set by visitors – providing a unique way for enthusiasts to learn about new styles or techniques.

In addition, Canon’s custom-designed platform for managing and sharing a world of images, irista, will be demonstrated, highlighting Canon’s dedication to furthering the capabilities of digital services. Visitors will also be able to browse Canon equipment and piece together their own ‘virtual kitbag’ using touchscreen tables placed around the stand.
 
“photokina 2014 for us is about immersing customers in a world of exciting imaging possibilities,” said Alessandro Stanzani, Head of Consumer Imaging, Canon Europe. “We’re creating an experiential environment that will challenge visitors to think much more deeply about their photography. Our photokina presence will demonstrate the very best in product and service innovation as we encourage photography explorers to truly engage with the Canon brand.”
 
To allow attendees the opportunity to retain their experience, Canon Live Pass RFID cards will be supplied to allow visitors to scan in at key points around the stand in order to create a souvenir site which is tailored to their interest areas, and to which they can refer after the show. Those not attending can keep up to speed via the official Canon Europe YouTube channel, where videos will provide a summary of each day’s events. Alternatively, the action can be followed live on Facebook or on Twitter / #CanonPhotokina. A virtual tour of the Canon experience and other Canon photokina content will be available on the dedicated photokina website.


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EOS Bodies / EOS 7D Mark II & Photokina
« on: Today at 07:47:19 AM »

We’re standing by the specifications we posted a few days ago for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. We and others have received suggestions that the sensor in the camera is actually going to be 24mp, which contradicts the very solid evidence we have that says it will indeed be 20.2mp. What our information doesn’t specify is whether or not it’s the identical sensor to the EOS 70D.


If what we posted turns out not to be true, it will be the greatest hoax of specs that I have seen in the 6 years we’ve been around. I will release what we have in our possession after the announcement if it turns out we were wrong.


Lenses at Photokina

We have nothing we’d call better than 50/50 on what lenses will show up for Photokina. If you know what’s coming, please let us know. You can do so anonymously here.


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Lenses / A New Pancake Lens? [CR1]
« on: August 23, 2014, 07:25:43 AM »

We’ve been told to get the maple syrup ready, as a new 24mm pancake lens will arrive with the EOS 7D Mark II. No aperture was given, though f/2.8 would be assumed.


The same source also said a wide angle zoom was coming. This may be the previously mentioned 15-85 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. The third mentioned lens was a standard zoom, though no focal length was given for this. Perhaps this could be a non-L full frame zoom?


What isn’t getting mentioned anymore is the thorn-in-my-side Canon EF 100-400 replacement.


The same source also said that the previously mentioned EF 11-24 f/2.8L hasn’t been spoken about in their circles, so it could be a post Photokina thing or nothing at all.


More to come…


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EOS Bodies / Update on the EOS 7D Mark II Spec List
« on: August 23, 2014, 07:05:47 AM »

We’re going over the information we have and have noticed a few inconsistencies that we’d like to mention. We have a bit of doubt about the sensor spec we’ve listed for the camera and will work to confirm that. There is a possibility that it’s an all new 20.2MP sensor and not the same one as the EOS 70D.



  • We’re not 100% sure about GPS, we think the camera may actually have it.

  • We mentioned radio triggering with the popup flash, but that may have been a mistake.

  • “Fine Detail CMOS Sensor” is standard Canon language for Canon sensors.

  • The camera has iTR (metering sensor-assisted servo tracking) just like the EOS-1D X

  • The camera should be compatible with f/8 lenses at the center, and maybe more points.


Lots more to come….


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PowerShot / New Large Sensor PowerShot Rumor [CR3]
« on: August 23, 2014, 06:54:33 AM »

We’re told by a very good source that Canon will announce a new PowerShot camera with a 1″ sensor. The camera will be nearly as compact as the S series camera and is intended to compete with Sony’s RX100.


No specs were given.


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EOS Bodies / Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 22, 2014, 02:40:34 PM »

Updated on August 28, 2014

Updates and clarifications on the specifications are in bold below.


We think we have the specifications for the upcoming Canon EOS 7D Mark II, we’re trying to authenticate things down to the CR3 level. We have been incorrect about previous features of the camera. For one, the top plate is not an “EOS-1 Style”, and the camera does not shoot 12fps. Previous sources have said the sensor does have new technology, but it is not multi-layer, which is what we originally reported. We have been thrown off by patents showing layered sensors. We can’t confirm at this time if there is indeed new technology in the sensor. Our source for this specification list just mentions the megapixel count.


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 100-12800, ISO Boost mode 25600 and 51200

  • 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

  • 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


I stress I am trying to confirm everything above, and once I do I will update the rating on these specifications. I am 90% confident these are accurate EOS 7D Mark II specifications.


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Sigma has released Firmware v 1.02 for the 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM


Autofocus is supported at any aperture value when used with the Canon Digital Cinema Camera EOS C100.
 
Please Note: Before upgrading the firmware of 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM A013, please first update your SIGMA Optimization Pro to Ver1.2.0.
 
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Firmware v1.02 | Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC HSM Art at B&H Photo


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Canon General / CPN Interviews the Men Behind the EOS-1 Series SLRs
« on: August 21, 2014, 03:35:52 PM »

Canon is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the EOS-1 series, the company’s flagship range of SLR cameras, which began with the launch of the EOS-1 film SLR in 1989. CPN recently got the unique opportunity to talk to two of the key men behind the development of the EOS-1 series and EOS System – Tsunemasa Ohara and Yoshiaki Sugiyama of Canon Inc. in Tokyo. In two exclusive interviews they reveal the secrets behind the historical development of the EOS-1 SLRs


Yoshiaki Sugiyama has worked on the design of Canon SLR systems since 1978, including the T90 (1986), the EOS 650/620 (1987) and the EOS-1 (1989) cameras. CPN spoke to him about the history and development of EOS-1 series SLR designs.


Read the full interview here


article image from kenrockwell.com


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Site Information / Smartphone Blunders
« on: August 20, 2014, 04:59:23 PM »

The previous post about the EOS M3 was not supposed to go live, something went wrong with the WordPress app with my phone. Whenever I receive an email, I automatically make a post and save it. If it’s publishable, I do so. This time, it published and I didn’t want it to.


Sorry about that, the embarrassment is the punishment.


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Third Party Manufacturers / Samyang Teases New Lenses
« on: August 20, 2014, 08:13:52 AM »

*Update*

We’re told the new Samyang lens will actually be a 50mm f/1.4. (thanks!)


Original post

Samyang has started with the teasers for an announcement on August 26, 2014. It is expected that they will announce a  50mm f/2 lens for their VDSLR line.


It doesn’t look like we’ll see their first autofocus lens this time around.


samyang50teaser


Source: [DH]


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Lenses / Development Announcement of a New 800mm f/5.6L IS II [CR1]
« on: August 19, 2014, 01:49:58 PM »

We received a short and sweet message that a development announcement for an EF 800 f/5.6L IS II is slated for 2014, but it wasn’t confirmed if it would come with the rest of the Photokina announcements.


CR’s Take

The talk of a new 800mm lens has been around for a while, and I imagine its release has everything to do with how soon stock of the current lens is depleted. It makes little sense to produce the lens with different materials than the 300mm, 400m, 500mm and 600mm lenses.


Unknown source, so take this with the usual grain of salt.


Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS at B&H Photo


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B&H has a bunch of new deals on various Canon and Sigma products that may be of some interest.


First up are a couple of entry level DSLR deals on the EOS 60D and on the refurbished EOS Rebel SL1:


 

Canon EOS SL1 w/18-55 IS STM $469 (Reg $649) | Canon EOS 60D w/18-135 IS $999 (Reg $1199)


Clearance of EOS 7D accessories has begun, you can get the BG-E7 battery grip for $109:

Canon BG-E7 Battery Grip for EOS 7D $109


You can also save $200 on the Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO:

Sigma 150-500mm DG OS HSM APO $869 (Reg $1069)


All of these deals come with free expedited shipping in the United States.


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United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 19 August 2014 – Canon today announces a refresh to its PIXMA home printer range with the launch of four multifunction inkjet printers – the PIXMA MG2950, MG5650, MG6650, MG7550 – and a portable printer, the PIXMA iP110. Built with convenience in mind, the new devices have connectivity at their core and include a range of new features that enhance the printing experience between connected devices, from easy access to photos and documents stored on the cloud to printing via NFC (near field connectivity), ensuring the PIXMA series continues to lead the way in printing innovation. Two new scanners also join Canon’s CanoScan range today – LiDE 120 and LiDE 220, with cloud scanning, and reliable, high resolution capabilities.


Introducing new ways to connect and print

New to Canon’s latest PIXMA devices is the integration of NFC technology. Making it even easier to print from connected smartphones, PIXMA Touch & Print allows users to print and scan using NFC smart devices by simply touching them against compatible printers.


Canon has also updated PIXMA Cloud Link to provide even greater access to photos and documents stored on the cloud. Accessible either via the PIXMA Printing Solutions app or via compatible printer TFT screens, PIXMA Cloud Link now provides access to Google Drive™ and OneDrive™, as well as existing services such as Facebook™, Evernote™, Drop Box™ and Twitter™. Users of the PIXMA MG5650, MG6650 and MG7550 can also scan JPGs and PDFs directly to cloud services such as DropBox, Google Drive and more, either directly from the printer screen or via smartphones and tablets using the PIXMA Printing Solutions app.


In addition, Canon is also introducing a scan to email function for PIXMA MG5650, MG6650 and MG7550, which will allow users to save time and send scanned documents and images as email attachments directly from the printer.


To further enhance the printing experience on tablets, Canon has also updated the PIXMA Printing Solutions app with a link to a new service; Easy Photo Print+. The new service allows saved photos stored on the device or in the cloud to be edited and easily printed, from a tablet. It also helps users to get creative with their photos, providing a range of templates to create personalised cards, calendars and collages.



Smart and powerful: the PIXMA MG7550

Replacing the current MG7150 is the new PIXMA MG7550, a premium all-in-one six-ink photo printer with an 8.8cm touch screen and a touch panel display. Canon’s unique Intelligent Touch System and Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity allow for complete cloud and NFC printing / scanning capabilities using smart devices.


Thanks to its six-ink system, which includes Pigment Black and Dye Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Grey inks, the PIXMA MG7550 can produce images with smooth gradations, even in monochrome prints, delivering professional photo lab quality borderless prints at the touch of a button. Producing print resolution at 9600dpi and full photo lab quality colour prints, the PIXMA MG7550 is ideal for enthusiasts wanting professional quality results in a compact design.


High performance home printing: MG6650 and MG5650

Replacing the PIXMA MG6450 and MG5550 respectively, the MG6650 and MG5650 feature five separate ink tanks and have been designed for those looking to print a mix of high quality documents and photos at home. With Wi-Fi connectivity, both printers support a range of wireless printing features, from compatibility with Canon’s PIXMA Printing Solutions app for iOS & Android devices, to printing from Wi-Fi enabled cameras. Apple AirPrint™ and Google Cloud Print™ are also supported.


The PIXMA MG6650 includes a 7.5cm TFT touch screen and the MG5650 a 6.2cm TFT screen display, both of which are built into the devices and allow access to all of the printer menus and functions, making it easy to print and scan directly from the device. The MG6650 also supports NFC connectivity with smartphones and tablets.


Connectivity at every level: PIXMA MG2950

Delivering Wi-Fi connectivity at a competitive price, the PIXMA MG2950 features print, scan and copy functionality in a compact device. Designed for personal home use, the MG2950 allows users to connect , print and scan directly to a range of connected devices, and even print from the cloud using PIXMA Cloud Link. The MG2950 also comes with Access Point Mode, providing a direct link to wireless devices without the need for an internet connection.


Printing on the move: PIXMA iP110

Designed to deliver the ultimate in portable printing, the lightweight PIXMA iP110 is a slim, single function printer that produces quality prints, from clear crisp documents to vibrant photos, fast. The iP110 replaces the current iP100 and comes with a range of new connectivity features, including Wi-Fi and cloud printing and is compatible with Google Cloud Print™ and Apple Air Print™, and supports Canon’s PIXMA Printing Solutions app.


The iP110 prints at up to 9600dpi resolution, with print speeds of 5.8 ipm for colour and 9.0ipm for mono prints, and produces a 4×6 borderless photo in approximately 53 seconds.


High-quality scanning: CanoScan LiDE 120 and LiDE 220

As well as introducing new innovations to the PIXMA printing range, Canon has also announced a refresh to its CanoScan range with two new devices, LiDE 120 and LiDE 220.


The CanoScan LiDE 120 is a stylish LiDE scanner that replaces the current LiDE 110. Thanks to a CIS sensor, it delivers a scan resolution of 2400x4800dpi and produces an A4 300dpi scan in 16 seconds.


Replacing the LiDE 210, the CanoScan LiDE 220 includes an additional fifth EZ button, which provides users with the ability to create a multipage PDF document without returning to their PC. LiDE 220 also frees up valuable desk space by incorporating a neat stand enabling it to be used in an upright position. The device delivers scans with a resolution of 4800x4800dpi, thanks to the CIS sensor, and can produce an A4 300dpi scan in 10 seconds. Both scanners are USB powered, and feature rich software, such as as Auto Document Fix and Auto Photo Fix II, and an easy-to-use interface, which includes an Auto Scan button to help users achieve the scanning results they desire with ease. Both scanners can also scan to the cloud via a PC.


Pricing and availability

PIXMA MG7550 will be available from October 2014 with an RRP of £189.99/€229.99


PIXMA MG6650 will be available from September 2014 with an RRP of £139.99/€169.99

PIXMA MG5650 will be available from September 2014 with an RRP of £99.99/€119.99

PIXMA MG2950 will be available from September 2014 with an RRP of MG2950 €59.99/€69.99

PIXMA iP110 will be available from October 2014 with an RRP of £279.99/€329.99

CanoScan LiDE will be available from September 2014 with an RRP of 120 £69.99/€79.99

CanoScan LiDE 220 will be available from September 2014 with an RRP of £89.99/€109.99



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PowerShot / What Else is Coming for Photokina? [CR2]
« on: August 17, 2014, 06:58:52 PM »

We’re told a lot of the imaging line will see new products.


We’ve confirmed that Canon will announce new projectors at various price points for Photokina. You can also expect new printers in the Pixma line, at least one of the printers will be “Pro”. No word on the much desired 17″ Pixma Pro printer. We’ve heard it was in development, but we’re not sure when it’s coming to market.


We can also expect a couple of PowerShot announcements. A new durable camera is likely. We’re still waiting on the SX60 to make an appearance, and this seems like a good time do it.


Lots more to come…


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Pricewatch Deals / Ended: Canon EOS 6D Body $1399
« on: August 17, 2014, 06:54:39 PM »

BigValueInc (99.3% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 6D body for $1399 for a very limited time. That’s a $500 savings from an authorized dealer like Amazon.


It looks like this sale price will run for less than a day.


 


Canon EOS 6D Body $1399 via ebay | Canon EOS 6D $1899 via Amazon


In case you missed it earlier this week, a pretty good deal on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body is still going via ebay.


Canon EOS 5D Mark III $2559 via ebay (Reg $3399)


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