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Lenses / Hands-on With the Canon EF 400 f/4 DO IS II
« on: Today at 07:08:54 AM »

Matt Granger has posted a short hands-on video and samples gallery for the new Canon EF 400 f/4 DO IS II. Keep in mind the lighting conditions around the Canon booth are less than stellar and all the sample images were shot at high ISO.


I had a chance to hold the lens and it feels exactly like the previous version, solid, light and well balanced. I am looking forward to shooting with the new 400 DO, as the first version is one of my favourite Canon lenses.



Read more and see the samples at MattGranger.com


Canon EF 400 f/4 DO IS II $6899: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Camera Canada


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Research says that the key to getting more clicks is making ads look like actual content. Quite frankly I think there are enough ads in the site as it is. I just find this a complete turn off. Doesn't show a great lack of respect for members. Way to drag down a really good site.

An ad would suggest I got paid to post it.

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He might as well have said that there will be a Christmas this year and next year and the year after too, along with the fact that Canon will also release a successor to the 5D Mark III.

There's no news here except that he's trying to quieten down baying on the Internet.

It's extremely rare for anyone at Canon USA to mention specific future products.

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Canon’s Chuck Westfall has confirmed to CNET that Canon is indeed working on a replacement to the long-in-the-tooth EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L, though no timeline was given as to when we would see it.


Canon also plans to introduce more DO (diffractive optics lenses), though manufacturing costs have to come down before we see more “popular” type lenses. It’s interesting to note that Canon has patented an EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 DO IS lens formula in the past.


EF-M isn’t dead yet according to Canon, as they promise to introduce more lenses for the system in the coming months and years.


Read more at CNET


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Lenses / Is This the Canon EF 11-24 f/4L?
« on: Today at 05:27:55 AM »

The previously rumored EF 11-24 f/4L (which we had as an f/2.8) may have shown up on kakaku.com for a short period of time.


EF 11-24 f/4L - Real or Fake?

EF 11-24 f/4L – Real or Fake?


What do you think, real or fake?


Source: [DCI]


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EOS Bodies / High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 07:00:06 AM »

Matt Granger has posted some high ISO samples from the brand new Canon EOS 7D Mark II. You can check out the samples at MattGranger.com


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Canon EOS 7D Mark II $1799: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Camera Canada


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PowerShot / Canon PowerShot G7 X First Test
« on: September 16, 2014, 05:38:16 AM »

Untitled Film Works has posted their first test with the brand new Canon PowerShot G7 X.



Canon PowerShot G7 X $699: B&H Photo | Adorama | AmazonCamera Canada


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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Relevance?
« on: September 16, 2014, 05:26:42 AM »
Maybe I'm being slow, but I don't see the relevance of this article to CR.

Is Canon equipment used at the work-shop?

Shane is a Canon Explorer of Light and was probably the first professional Hollywood cinematographer to embrace the DSLR as a film-making tool.

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Canon General / Canon Developing New-Concept Photo-Storage Device
« on: September 16, 2014, 05:15:17 AM »

This one was lost in yesterdays camera and lens launches.


United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 15 September 2014 – Canon today announced that it is developing a new-concept photo-storage device, tentatively called the Cross Media Station, which will enable users to easily enjoy high-image-quality photos and movies captured by digital cameras.


canonstorage


In addition to offering the same key concepts as Canon’s digital cameras—high speed, comfortable operation and high image quality—the Cross Media Station will enable users to save and make use of their photos and movies with ease and peace of mind, allowing them to thoroughly and effortlessly enjoy their high-image-quality photo and movie libraries.


Through NFC technology, images and movies can be easily transferred from a camera and saved to the Cross Media Station, after which they can be viewed in high quality on a television. In addition, when connected to a network, the Cross Media Station will allow users to easily share photos and movies as well as output images from a printer, along with other various functions. At this time, specifications, pricing, launch date and other details are yet to be announced.


Canon will continue to contribute to expanding the photographic and video imaging culture through new technologies and products that meet the expectations of a wide range of users.


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Pricewatch Deals / The Illumination Experience With Shane Hurlbut
« on: September 16, 2014, 01:01:52 AM »

Shane Hurlbut, A.S.C., begins his Illumination Experience Tour on September 14, 2014, which will be traveling to 25 North American cities. This highly anticipated tour is ideal for any filmmaker looking to gain industry experience while gaining invaluable knowledge from a cinematic pioneer.


The Illumination Experience is a two-part series; the Illumination Workshop, which will be taught in all 25 cities, and the Experience Masterclass which will be available to students in nine of these cities.


Canon Rumors readers receive a special discount of $20 off tickets with voucher code “IETCR” 



If you haven’t heard of Shane, he’s an ASC member and has shot multimillion dollar blockbuster films such as Act of Valor, Drumline, Terminator: Salvation, The Rat Pack, and We Are Marshall.


For the Illumination Workshop, Shane will demonstrate his avant-garde approach to three-point lighting during an interactive live shoot which will teach students how to design, develop, enhance, and supplement the storytelling process with lighting, script analysis, storyboard preparation, lighting schematics, and shot lists. Students will have a chance to collaborate with Shane and receive guidance and feedback.


http://vimeo.com/mzedu/illuminationexperience


The Experience Masterclass is limited to 50 students and is a day-long hands-on intensive consisting of two live shoots. Students will be divided into four teams: DP, Camera, Grips, and Electrics, that will provide them with a real-life setting. Students will experiment with gear such as the Fisher 10 Dolly, the Movi, and the Kessler Crane in conjunction with various lights, filters, flags and bounces. Shane will critique each scene and provide customized feedback to each team.


To register head over to the Illumination Experience website and enter code “IETCR” at checkout: http://illumination.mzed.com/


For more information visit: www.Illumination-Experience.com

Media Contact: Aiman Ahmed

Email: Aiman@mzed.com

Phone: 301-986-4413



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EOS Bodies / Video Review: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:32:51 AM »

Below is a video review of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II done by Untitlted Film Works in Australia. See them on Facebook here



Canon EOS 7D Mark II $1799: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Camera Canada


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PowerShot / Official: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:10:25 AM »

Craters on the moon, wildlife from afar, your child’s face on a crowded school stage… the PowerShot SX60 HS camera gives you the reach to capture it all. The camera’s astonishing 65x Optical Zoom (21mm–1365mm) Wide-Angle Lens with Optical Image Stabilizer combines tremendous flexibility with portable ease. Capture close-ups, wide shots and everything in between with beautiful quality thanks to a 16.1 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor and Canon’s latest DIGIC 6 Image Processor that together create the Canon HS SYSTEM for excellent low-light performance. Advanced technology including Zoom Framing Assist and Intelligent IS help you track and capture clear, steady long shots. Shoot realistic 1080p Full HD video recorded at 60p. USM and VCM technology help ensure fast, silent zooming and focus during recording, and, in a first for a PowerShot model, you can attach an optional external microphone. And quickly share everything you capture: the PowerShot SX60 HS is Wi-Fi®**- and NFC-enabled*** with an easy Mobile Device Connect button.


Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Features



  • 65x Optical Zoom (21–1365mm) Wide Angle Lens with Optical Image Stabilizer for outstanding optical performance and versatility for both close-ups and wide shots.

  • 16.1 Megapixel* High Sensitivity CMOS Sensor combined with the DiG!C 6 Image Processor creates the Canon HS SYSTEM, which helps to provide excellent low-light performance.

  • Capture stunning 1080p/60p Full HD video in MP4 format with a dedicated movie button, fast and silent zoom, and focus while shooting thanks to USM and VCM. The PowerShot SX60 HS is also the first PowerShot model with external microphone input capability.

  • For easy Wi-Fi® connectivity**, built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) allows quick and simple pairing to a compatible Android™ device***.

  • Intelligent IS automatically chooses from eight different modes to optimize image stabilization for virtually shake-free images in a wide variety of conditions.

  • Zoom Framing Assist makes it easy to track and capture subjects while using the extreme telephoto. With this advanced feature, your camera will automatically zoom in or out while following the movement of your subject and help ensure it remains in focus.

  • High Speed AF greatly improves focus speed so you can capture every shot with ease. Paired with continuous shooting speeds of up to 6.4 fps and the removal of buffer time, you can get your best shot in full resolution.

  • Bright 3.0-inch Vari-angle LCD with 922,000 dots for shooting at a variety of angles, plus an Electronic Viewfinder with 922,000 dots.

  • Additional Features


Preorder the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS $549: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon


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Below are the preorder links for the brand new Canon PowerShot cameras.


Canon PowerShot G7 X $699: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Camera Canada


Canon PowerShot SX60 HS $549: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon


Canon PowerShot N2 Black $299: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon


Canon PowerShot N2 White $299: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon


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Below are the preorder links to the brand new Canon lenses.


Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake $149: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Camera Canada


Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM $599: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Camera Canada


Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II $6899: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Camera Canada


Read the press release after the break.



MELVILLE, N.Y., September 15, 2014 – Following on the heels of its milestone of 100 million EF lenses produced worldwide*, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce three new lenses adding to it’s rich history of developing and delivering outstanding optics to all types of photographers, cinematographers, online content creators and image makers from budding amateurs to the most seasoned professionals. The three new lenses include two EF series lenses ─ the EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM super telephoto lens and the EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM standard zoom lens, as well as one EF-S series lens ─ the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM wide-angle pancake lens. These new lenses will also be the latest addition to Canon’s GlassFirst.com online resource, helping image makers explore the Company’s vast EF lens portfolio.


“Canon’s heritage is rich with over 75 years of optical innovation. Our engineers are dedicated to delivering high-quality optics for everyone from the amateur photographer to directors of photography on Hollywood movie sets,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, President and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “And having reached a milestone of 100 million lenses produced earlier this year, Canon launched in celebration its ‘Glass First’ campaign to assist image makers in realizing the artistic potential offered by our various lenses. These new lenses will fit in well with the ever growing family of Canon optics.”


EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM – The Portable Super Telephoto Lens

Super telephoto lenses are essential whether on a safari or the sidelines to bring the image in tight on a subject, but they often are not the lightest lenses to carry around. Canon’s new compact and lightweight EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM super telephoto lens will help lighten the load of professional and advanced amateur photographers. At only 4.6 lbs., it is roughly half the weight of the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens. The new EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM lens features newly developed gapless dual-layered diffractive optical (DO) elements that help improve optical performance while maintaining virtually the same size and weight as its predecessor. The DO element in the new lens is optimally positioned deeper within the optical formula than in the original EF 400mm DO lens to help reduce flare around backlit subjects. Other optical improvements include the use of a large-diameter ground and polished aspherical element and a UD glass element that work together with the DO elements for thorough correction of spherical, chromatic and other optical aberrations. Canon’s original SWC (Sub Wavelength Structure) lens coating is also used internally to help improve resistance to flare. Fluorine coating is applied to the front and rear lens elements to repel dust and make lens cleaning easy. A nine blade curved diaphragm is also incorporated to help produce smooth, natural-looking bokeh in areas outside the depth of field surrounding the main subject.


The new EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM lens features Canon’s Optical Image Stabilization with up to four shutter speed steps of correction**. In addition there are three IS modes ─ standard, panning and during exposure only ─ that help to provide superb results in a variety of shooting situations. For greater convenience, the Image Stabilizer does not have to be disabled when shooting with a tripod. Four programmable buttons on the front of the lens allow photographers to customize lens and camera operation to fit their unique shooting style, or simply pause autofocus (AF) adjustment at any point to hold focus on a subject in a busy scene. Even in AF mode, full-time manual focus can be employed at any time. The lens also features a Power Focus mode for smooth focus “pulls” ideal for filmmaking. For those mobile shooters and documentarians truly “on-the-go”, the lens is also highly resistant to dust and water for durability and reliability when shooting in even the harshest conditions.


EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM – Smooth Quiet Focus in a Versatile Lens

The new EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens is the first EF-series zoom lens for full-frame sensor cameras to include a lead screw-type stepping motor (STM) that provides virtually silent AF while shooting video. The 24-105mm is one of the most versatile focal range options in the EF lineup as it can be used as a wide-angle lens while out on the town as well as a portrait-length zoom when trying to get closer to your subjects.


The Optical Image Stabilizer provides up to four shutter speed steps of correction,** while two aspheric lenses plus a UD lens combine to provide high-quality results for both still images and video. New to the EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens is a seven group zoom optical formula that enables a conveniently compact design while maintaining high-quality optical performance. The lens’ lightweight inner focusing system, high-speed CPU, and improved AF algorithm enables high-speed AF. In addition, the seven bladed circular aperture combined with the optimized lens placement and coatings delivers beautiful, soft bokeh, and exceptional color balance, while helping to minimize ghosting and flare. The new EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens provides a lighter and more affordable option with STM focus capabilities to Canon’s popular EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.


EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM – The Slim, Compact Lens That Stacks Up to the Competition

The affordable EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens is the slimmest and lightest Canon EF-S lens ever produced. This compact, lightweight wide-angle “pancake” style lens features STM technology and was developed for photographers and videographers who are aiming to capture bright, clear images with beautiful softly blurred backgrounds at a fixed focal length. The EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens features an aspheric lens element and the optimized lens arrangement and coating helps to minimize ghosting and flare while delivering excellent image quality. The seven bladed aperture delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds, while the Electro-Magnetic Drive aperture mechanism uses a micro-stepping driver control for quieter operation, especially useful when shooting video.


It All Begins With the Glass

Canon’s heritage of producing outstanding optics dates back over 75 years, and the company’s current EF line of lenses is over 100 lenses strong and counting. To help educate consumers, Canon’s GlassFirst.com online resource was launched in June 2014 to inspire visitors to grow creatively and expand their photographic tools. The site aims to educate visitors on the power and differences between various lenses, including macro, zoom, telephoto, prime, wide-angle, STM, tilt-shift and fisheye, using informative videos and sample images showing the results that can be created by using each lens. To learn more about Canon’s rich optics heritage or for more information about Canon’s optics please visit either explore-lenses.usa.canon.com or glassfirst.usa.canon.com.


Pricing and Availability

The EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM and EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM are both scheduled to be available in November for estimated retail prices of $6,899.00 and $149.99 respectively. The EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM is scheduled to be available in December for an estimated retail price of $599.99. For additional information please visit usa.canon.com/consumer


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PowerShot / Official: Canon PowerShot G7 X
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:00:46 AM »

The PowerShot G7 X is a premium high-performance camera that puts exciting and impressive capabilities in a sophisticated, compact package. It starts with the sensor: a large and light-grabbing 1.0-inch, 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor powered by Canon’s latest generation DIGIC 6 Image Processor for beautifully rendered low-light photography up to ISO 12800. The IS lens is a f/1.8 (W)–f/2.8 (T) that puts more in your frame while staying bright to the maximum 4.2x Optical Zoom (24mm–100mm), with a 9-blade circular aperture diaphragm for artistic background blur, and a minimum focus range of just 5cm for precise macro shooting. Wi-Fi®**- and NFC-enabled***, the PowerShot G7 X is selfie-ready with a high-resolution multi-angle capacitive 3.0-inch touch panel LCD. Shooting is a joy with High-Speed AF (0.14 sec.), 31 AF points, full-resolution continuous shooting up to 6.5 fps and 1080p/60p HD video. Designed to provide stellar images, the PowerShot G7 X is a compact digital camera powered to inspire your most impressive photography. And it delivers.


Canon PowerShot G7 X Rear - Click for Larger

Canon PowerShot G7 X Rear – Click for Larger


 


Canon PowerShot G7 X Features



  • New 1.0-inch, 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with Canon’s powerful DIGIC 6 Image Processor creates the Canon HS SYSTEM for outstanding low-light performance up to ISO 12800, enhanced image quality, and fast operation.

  • A bright f/1.8 (W) – f/2.8 (T), 4.2x Optical Zoom (24mm–100mm), 9-blade iris diaphragm and IS equipped lens enables you to capture more in your frame, and is ideal for low-light conditions or using shallow depth-of-field for dramatic, soft backgrounds. Focus range starts at 2.0 in. for Macro and 1.3 ft. for Tele.

  • Selfie-ready multi-angle capacitive 3.0″ touch panel LCD with a screen resolution of 1,040K dots for a sharp, clear display and easy operation and sharing.

  • High-Speed AF (0.14 sec.) greatly improves focus speed. 31 AF points provide an expanded and more accurate focus area. Paired with continuous shooting speeds of up to 6.5 fps and the removal of buffer time, you can get your best shot in full resolution.

  • For easy Wi-Fi® connectivity**, built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) allows quick and simple pairing to a compatible Android™ device***.

  • Capture stunning 1080p/60p Full HD video for lifelike images and convenient playback on an HDTV via the HDMI output. Record at up to 60 frames per second for even more detailed, superb results in MP4 format.

  • Intelligent IS automatically chooses from eight different modes to optimize image stabilization for virtually shake-free images in a wide variety of conditions.

  • Convenient control ring, exposure dial, and mode dial provide intuitive manual adjustment.

  • Shoot breathtaking images and video of the stars with Star Mode designed to better capture the brilliance and wonder of the night sky.


Canon PowerShot G7 X in Selfie Mode - Click for Larger

Canon PowerShot G7 X in Selfie Mode – Click for Larger


Canon PowerShot G7 X $699: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon


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