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An issue with the Sigma 180mm f/2.8 OS Macro on the 5D Mark III and EOS-1D X has been discovered by LensRentals.com. If this has caused anyone to pull their hair out, the solution is pretty simple, just turn off illumination correction.
Below is an image taken by LensRentals.com showing the phenomenon.
- The phenomenon shows up on Canon 5D Mk III and 1Dx cameras only. T4i and 7D bodies with firmware upgrade do NOT do this, nor do any other older cameras we could test.
- The Sigma 180 OS and Sigma 150 OS macro lenses both show the effect and it’s identical. No other Sigma lenses that we stock showed the effect, nor did any Tamron or Tokina lenses. Obviously I can’t test what we don’t carry.
- If you turn off Illumination Correction in the menu the effect goes away. To repeat, though, Illumination Correction in the 7D and T4i, on or off, doesn’t cause the effect.
The issue probably doesn’t show up on the APS_C cameras because of the image is about the same size as the circular anomaly in the center of the above image.
We received a small comment that Canon will finally resurrect the “Pro” moniker for a PowerShot camera soon. The Canon PowerShot Pro1 was a very popular enthusiast compact camera that was launched in 2004.
The camera will apparently be called the Canon PowerShot Pro1X and will have the same 18mp sensor as the Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D and EOS-M.
New source, grain of salt on this one.
I’d really like my 40mm Pancake to look like a real pancake. Maybe these folks will be able to hook us up soon. PimpYourCam.com initially started a little while ago showing off some customized Nikon gear, they wanted to let us know they do Canon as well.
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Over at [NL], they mention that the next full frame DSLR from Canon won’t come until October. That camera will be the EOS 6D, a smaller full frame camera that looks like the 7D at first glance. The camera is reported to come in at 22mp, the same as the current 5D Mark III.
As we’ve mentioned before, with the brisk sales of the 5D Mark II, Canon is already the number 1 seller in the $2000 full frame camera market.
No DSLR for Photokina? It’s possible. The last time I was there, Canon was only showing off the 60D. A solid camera, but hardly a show stopper.
Amazon has begun shipping the Canon EOS-1D X I’m being told by a lot of people. Another big shipment to Amazon is expected in the near future. As far as I know, they haven’t yet reached the end of their preorder list.
The best retailer to keep an eye on if you haven’t preordered yet, is probably Norman Camera. They have twice had the camera available and in stock. A new shipment is expected soon. Camera Canada may also be at or near the end of their preorder list.
The oft rumored EF 35 f/1.4L II is being talked about again. We’re told an announcement for the new “L” prime will only happen once the new EF 24-70 f/2.8L II begun shipping in decent quantity.
That would put the announcement sometime in 2012 with availability probably being in early 2013. One patent for the optical forumla has been around for a while.
I’m told as many as 3 prototypes exist, though they have only made it to a very select few photographers.
I’m pretty confident this lens will be announced sooner than later, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see it paired with a new high megapixel camera.
Thank you for using Canon products.
It has been confirmed that the autofocusing function of the EF40mm f/2.8 STM lens, which was released in June 2012, may not operate correctly.
The details of this phenomenon are described below.
EF40mm f/2.8 STM
If pressure is applied to the lens barrel while the lens is mounted to the camera (pressure can be applied even while attaching the lens cap or while carrying the camera with the lens attached in a bag), the autofocusing function of the lens may stop working.
*This phenomenon does not occur during normal shooting.
*This phenomenon does not result in a malfunction of the lens.
When the above phenomenon occurs, detach and reattach the lens, or remove and reinsert the camera battery to restore the operations.
The firmware to address this phenomenon will be available for download in late August, 2012.
Once this firmware is ready, we will make an announcement on our Web site.
We knew more would come eventually, but when?
I’m told new stock should start hitting retailers sometime this month and next month, it may not be enough to clear the preorder backlog though.
Big white firmware 1.1.1 update
I have sent our 300, 400 and 600 in to Canon Canada today for the firmware update, I’ll update you on how long the process takes.
The 5D Mark III w/24-105 f/4L IS kit for $4299 and comes with the Canon BG-E11 battery grip for free. That’s a savings of about $309.
Canon has made available the new firmware for the EOS 7D.
All the new features of firmware 2.0 can be seen here.
*Note At the time of posting, the firmware was not available if you select Mac OS X Mountain Lion, select Lion instead.
I’ve had two separate comments in regards to Canon entering the big megapixel space. We’re talking 35+ megapixels like the Nikon D800. Both comments mention an announcement sooner than later. No word on whether we’re talking about an EOS-1 or 5D3 style body.
Lots to come in August and September!
Some information came today explaining what will be coming from Canon in the month of August. Currently it sounds like 3 different announcement dates for various Canon imaging products.
We’re told that we should see new ImagePROGRAF printers sometime very soon, possibly next week.
New PowerShot cameras at the end of August is almost a given. I am told we’ll get a true replacement to the G12. The G1X was never really meant to replace the lower end cousin. I am also told we’ll see a small camera with an f/1.9 lens. There was no mention of specifications for either camera.
I also expect a new superzoom or two for the PowerShot lineup.
I find this a bit unlikely, but it was also mentioned we’ll see a second EOS-M camera announced in the fall, probably not before Photokina though. It would be the “pro” model. I’m confident one is coming, I’m just not sure it’s coming that soon.
A new wide angle zoom lens
A new wide angle zoom for EF should be announced before Photokina in September. Could it be the long awaited EF 14-24?
EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
There are tons of these lenses in London currently, I expect an announcement this fall and pretty fast availability.
B&H has launched a bunch of deals on various high end Lexar memory cards.
I don’t know when the sale ends, I imagine it won’t be around too long though.
Lexar Compact Flash 1000x
Lexar CompactFlash Memory Cards Professional 1000x UDMA at B&H
Lexar Compact Flash 400x
Lexar CompactFlash Memory Card Professional 400x UDMA at B&H
Lexar SDHC Class 10
Lexar SDHC Memory Card Professional Class 10 UHS-I at B&H