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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…


cr



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EOS Bodies / Re: Update on the EOS 7D Mark II Spec List
« on: August 23, 2014, 07:12:46 AM »
Makes sense.
I am pretty sure the camera will have Wifi and GPS.

I'm 99% sure the camera will not have wifi built-in.

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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….


cr



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PowerShot / New Large Sensor PowerShot Rumor [CR2]
« 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 »

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. The sensor does have new technology, but it is not multi-layer, which is what we originally reported, but got thrown off by patents showing layered sensors.


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


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


cr



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Site Information / Re: Smartphone Blunders
« on: August 20, 2014, 05:04:46 PM »
Was it not legit then?

No, it looks like the original EOS M, which a few people pointed out and alerted me to my error.

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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.


cr



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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


cr



13

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.


cr



14

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…


cr



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