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EOS Bodies / Where is the EOS 5D Mark IV? [CR2]
« on: January 30, 2015, 02:58:05 PM »

We reported a few weeks ago that the “5D” line would be split into the 3 cameras, the two 5DS cameras as well as the 5D Mark IV.

Today we were told that the 5D Mark IV is indeed coming in 2015 and will focus on being a lowlight event and sports type of camera with good enough image quality for pretty much anything else you throw at it. The camera could also be the next Canon DSLR to get 4K video recording, along with new video features. We haven’t heard anything in regards to an EOS-1D C replacement, which lends some credence to the rumors that the next 5D Mark XX will take over where the 1D C will leave off, though we don’t want to say that’s a for sure thing right now.

Northlight reports that the camera is currently scheduled for an announcement in August and will see a modest increase in megapixels.


EOS Bodies / More About the EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R
« on: January 30, 2015, 08:47:07 AM »

The first thing people have noticed is the maximum ISO of 6400 for both the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R.

We’re told this is because of a much stronger CFA which will produce much greater color accuracy than anything currently in the Canon lineup.

The EOS 5D Mark IV will be the camera geared to sensitivity and lowlight performance and we will see one sometime in 2015.

More to come…


Lenses / EF 11-24 f/4L USM Specifications
« on: January 30, 2015, 08:10:36 AM »

The specifications for the long rumoured Canon EF 11-24 f/4L USM have finally been revealed.

Canon EF 11-24 f/4L USM (Google Translated)

  • Ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for full-size

  • Weather Sealing

  • SWC coating

  • ASC coating

  • Fluorine coating

  • One large diameter grinding aspherical lens, large-diameter glass molded aspherical lens one, glass mold aspherical lens two, one Super UD lens, one UD lens

Source: [DCI]



The brand new Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX is now available for preorder at B&H Photo for $599. This lens is for APS-C cameras.

Product Highlights

  • EF Mount Lens/APS-C Format

  • 17.5-32mm (35mm Equivalent)

  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22

  • P-MO & Glass-Molded Aspherical Elements

  • Three SD Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements

  • Multi-Layer Lens Coatings

  • Internal Focus; One-Touch Focus Clutch

  • Nine-Blade Diaphragm

Preorder: Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX at B&H Photo


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Firmware: EOS-1D X Version 2.0.7
« on: January 29, 2015, 04:48:27 AM »

Firmware Version 2.0.7 incorporates the following functional improvements and fixes.

  1. Improves the AF controllability when shooting in Live View mode with a wide-angle lens (fixed focal length or zoom).

  2. Fixes a phenomenon in which, when shooting long exposures (several minutes), vertical lines appear on the right edge of captured images (still photos).

  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which the Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) may not perform as intended when in continuous shooting mode and where the shutter speed is longer than 1 second.

  4. Improves the reliability of the control mechanism for the Picture Style Auto setting.

  5. Fixes a phenomenon in which the electronic level indicator does not work correctly.

  6. Fixes a phenomenon in which, when using the “Save and read camera settings” function, the color space data that is selected in “Custom shooting mode (C1-C3)” is not saved. *1

  7. Corrects some incorrect indications on the “English” and “Russian” menu screens.

Download firmware 2.0.7 at Canon USA


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Firmware: EOS 5D Mark III Version 1.3.3
« on: January 29, 2015, 04:45:57 AM »

Firmware Version 1.3.3 incorporates the following improvement and fix.

1. Improves the AF controllability when shooting in Live View mode with a wide-angle lens (fixed focal length or zoom).

2. Corrects some incorrect indications on the “English” and “Russian” menu screens.

Firmware Version 1.3.3 is for cameras with Firmware Version 1.2.3 or earlier. If your camera’s firmware is already Version 1.3.3, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

When updating the firmware of your camera, please first review the instructions thoroughly before downloading.

Download firmware 1.3.3. at Canon USA


EOS Bodies / A Sony & Canon Sensor Partnership Mentioned Again [CR1]
« on: January 28, 2015, 09:28:07 AM »

Every few weeks, we get told that Canon will be using a Sony sensor in the upcoming high resolution Canon DSLR. Today was another one of those days.

Direct Quote

“Canon will buy sony sensors for the next full frame cameras. but they are more a joint venture from Canon and Sony. Sony will make them and they will have EXMOR technology, for Canon they will get the DualPixel AF. So it’s a patent exchange that helps both companies. Sony will still sell the sensors to Nikon, but only without the DualPixel technology. Sony has the capacity to produce two lines of these 53MP sensors.”

I have yet to hear this from someone I know, it’s all coming from new and unknown sources. Take this with a salt truck. Thankfully, we won’t have long to wait to find out if this is true.


EOS Bodies / Big Announcements Coming Next Week [CR3]
« on: January 26, 2015, 07:10:21 PM »

We’re told the embargo/NDA expires on Friday, February 6, 2015 for these upcoming products. These products would line up with the CP+ show in Japan next month.

  • The two high megapixel cameras, with and without an AA filter. Resolution is said to be 53mp (though the pixel count is not CR3)

  • The EOS Rebel T6i/750D.

  • EF 11-24 f/4L

  • EOS M3 Camera

  • Various PowerShot cameras

We weren’t given any specifications for any of the cameras, just that they’d be made public at the end of next week.

We don’t know the availability of the cameras, though we had heard March for the big megapixel bodies, which we reported as the announcement date. This could in fact be the availability date.

More to come…


Pricewatch Deals / Canon USA Rebates End This Week
« on: January 26, 2015, 04:55:32 PM »

The current mail-in rebate program from Canon USA ends this week and we’ve been told they are not going to be immediately extended.

Bundle Rebates: Adorama | B&H Photo // Lens Rebates: Adorama | B&H Photo


Reviews / Review: Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15mm
« on: January 26, 2015, 04:20:41 PM »

Dustin Abbott has completed his review of the Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15mm ultra wide angle lens for Canon.

I own and absolutely love this lens. It is far and away the best ultra wide angle lens you can get for your Canon DSLR and I know you’ve heard that before.

From Dustin

“I’ve shot with a similar focal length for several years and have learned a certain familiarity with it. The degree of challenge associated with the focal length pays dividends in the incredible image quality you can achieve with it. The Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15mm is a very expensive lens, but those who make the investment find a highly rewarding lens that produces images inferior options cannot match.  You would be hard pressed to find an owner of the lens who would not say that it was worth its high price tag.”

Read the full reviewZeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon at B&H Photo


Canon General / Photographer Petitions Canon for Left Handed Camera
« on: January 26, 2015, 08:45:15 AM »

Florida based photographer Sylvia Cacciatore has started to drum up public support to hopefully get Canon to pay attention to the needs of left handed photographers. Sylvia doesn’t have use of her right arm and shooting with her left hand on a right handed camera proves to be difficult at times.

She contacted Canon about her issue and received a response that sadly I’m not all that surprised about. Someone at Canon told her she should try out the PowerShot line of cameras. This has motivated her to try and get some public support for her cause, a cause I think could affect a lot of people around the globe.

From Sylvia

“My name is Sylvia and I am writing this as someone who is disabled and is also left-handed, and I am asking for the consideration of the development of left-handed cameras.  I suffered from a brachial plexus injury at birth that caused complete paralysis of my right arm, which also caused my arm to never fully develop.  Living in a world that mainly caters to those who are right-handed and have use of both their arms is not easy. There are many things I am able to do using one arm, but there are times when some things are difficult to do. “ You can read her entire story at Change.org and sign the petition.

For all the south paws out there, would you pay a premium for a left handed version of a 5D Mark III from Canon?

Source: [Change.org] via [PetaPixel] & [Phoblographer] | image credit // PetaPixel


Lenses / MOVED: Which Sigma?
« on: January 25, 2015, 01:43:51 PM »

EOS Bodies / 50mp Cameras Coming in March [CR1]
« on: January 24, 2015, 10:09:15 AM »

We’ve heard a few times that there are going to be 2 version of the upcoming high megapixel camera, one with a low pass filter and the other without.  Nothing has changed on that front, as we continue to hear that will be the case.

We’ve been told a few times that this is coming in the first half of 2015, now we’re hearing the cameras will be announced in March. So by the sounds of things, don’t expect anything high megapixel related at CP+ in Japan next month.


Pricewatch Deals / Price Drops on the Canon Cinema EOS C100
« on: January 22, 2015, 05:40:52 PM »

The original Canon EOS C100, which has been replaced with a Mark II version has been reduced in price by $1000.

Canon EOS C100 Body $3999 | Canon EOS C100 w/Dual Pixel AF $4499



MELVILLE, N.Y., January 22, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced three new affordable large format printers and a newly enhanced Canon Alliance Partner Program (CAPP). The 24-inch imagePROGRAF iPF670, the 36-inch imagePROGRAF iPF770 printers, and the imagePROGRAF iPF770 MFP M40 Scan-to Print/File/Share System provides cost-effective solutions for low-volume, on-demand print environments. These models support a variety of applications including: posters, presentations, technical documents, drawings, company announcements, and enlargements.

Ideal for a variety of industries including architecture, engineering and construction, education, offices and small retail, the iPF670 and iPF770 printers offer advanced technology to assist small businesses in maximizing the return on their investment. Economy Print Mode, auto-rotation and nesting, help reduce total cost of operation by minimizing media waste and maintenance. Additionally, Accounting Manager,* software to assist businesses monitor costs and allocate consumable expenses, comes standard and allows management to track print jobs by user to calculate ink and media costs.

“Canon’s iPF670 and iPF770 printers will make excellent companions for small businesses, engineering and technical design professionals seeking high-quality prints at top speeds,” said David Sweetnam of Buyer’s Laboratory Inc. (BLI). “Similar to the BLI 2014 award-winning imagePROGRAF printers, the iPF670 and iPF770 printers will feature an on-the-fly ink replacement design, consistent quality of print across various paper types, and the ability to print from mobile devices and share and print files directly from the cloud. This user friendly line of printers promises to delivers excellent reliability and performance to meet a broad spectrum of customer needs.”

Suitable for businesses that need to print documents quickly while retaining high image quality, the imagePROGRAF models are designed for maximum versatility and performance. In its fastest mode, the iPF770 printer boasts the ability to produce an A1 (23.39″ x 33.11″) print in about 25 seconds.**

The printers have a space-saving design with fully front-accessible operation for flush wall installation, to fit into almost any environment. There is also an assisted top-loading feature for easy media loading, plus the iPF670 printer is available without a stand for customers seeking a desktop model.

The iPF770 MFP M40*** designed as a complete scan-to-print, file, and share solution, has the capability to scan documents up-to-2mm thick. This model includes an M40 scanner, SmartWorks MFP software, stand-alone computer, touch screen monitor and MFP stand to meet a variety of office needs.

To help increase efficiency in workflow and management, the iPF670 and iPF770 printers include software that is designed to be simple and intuitive, making high-quality printing possible for individuals of any level of experience. Addressing the needs of a diverse range of users, Canon’s Direct Print & Share 2.01 software is a cloud portal solution that empowers users to view, share and print a variety of files including PDF, TIFF, JPEG and HP-GL/2 formats, from virtually anywhere. Users can utilize the “Shortcut Print” feature to drag and drop files to print into hot folders on their desktops helping to streamline their workflow process.

The iPF670 and iPF770 printers are also compatible with Canon’s imagePROGRAF Print Utility2mobile app, which facilitates wireless printing by allowing users to print from a compatible iPad®device. The app enables users to perform a number of actions, including previewing their PDF file, selecting the number of copies, orientation and print quality before sending the job to any of the compatible imagePROGRAF printers that share the same network. Additionally, these models come with a Print Plug-in for Microsoft Office® allowing users to easily transform Microsoft® Excel®, PowerPoint® and Word® documents into printed posters.

The models come standard with easy to use PosterArtist Lite,* poster creation software with features such as templates, clip art, and images for customers to easily create posters, signs and banners. For convenient sharing between users, files can be exported directly to Canon’s Direct Print & Share cloud portal software.

“In combination with CAPP, these imagePROGRAF models offer versatile, affordable, high-quality options, suitable to meet the demands of today’s market. A valuable addition to the imagePROGRAF family, the efficient iPF670 and iPF770 printers showcase features that can help save time, reduce costs and ensure outstanding productivity,” said Junichi YoS___ake, senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “These multifunction devices complement many uses, including computer-aided design, architecture, engineering and construction, signs and posters, as well as industries ranging from small retail to education.”

Continuing to produce Canon’s high-quality output, the new imagePROGRAF devices use a five-color dye/pigment reactive replacement ink system using 130 ml ink tanks^, including a reformulated magenta ink to help produce more vivid reds and yellows. Canon inks provide outstanding adhesion to media, are scratch-and marker-resistant and help produce crisp and legible text. These devices include Canon’s high-density PF-04 print head, which uses 15,360 nozzles to lay down a 4pl droplet size of ink, and a Gigabit Ethernet connection.

Continuing to address the needs of the market, Canon has announced the revamped CAPP, a co-marketing program designed to identify, develop and market software solutions that add value to specific customer needs, with more co-marketing opportunities available to partners. Whether a solution is custom developed by an independent software vendor through Canon’s development program, or is a standard stand-alone application that complements the imagePROGRAF devices, the purpose of the Canon Alliance Partner Program is to provide the vehicle to successfully present the solution and its benefits to its customers. This program provides customers more options to select the application that best fits their needs and helps them realize the full return on investment with Canon imagePROGRAF technology.

Canon is currently accepting new member applications. To join the likes of CAPP companies such as Onyx Graphics and SA International companies, fill out an application on the Canon U.S.A. website.

These imagePROGRAF models are scheduled to be available in late January 2015 through Authorized Canon Dealers and Premier Partner Resellers.at manufacturer’s suggested retail prices of $3,495 (iPF770), $1,295 (iPF670 without stand), $1,595 (iPF670 with stand) and $7,495 (iPF770 MFP M40).

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