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Pricewatch Deals / Deal: Canon EOS 6D Body $1567 & Lenses
« on: April 02, 2014, 06:18:28 AM »
GetItDigital (99.4% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 6D body for $1567 (Reg $1899) via ebay.

Canon EOS 6D Body $1567 via ebay (Reg $1899)

There are a couple of lens deals from GetItDigital and BVI on ebay as well.

Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS $899 (Reg $1499) | Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $2028 (Reg $2299)


Canon General / Canon USA Opens New Midwest Service Center
« on: April 01, 2014, 01:00:59 PM »

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 1, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the expansion of its service facilities with the opening of a new service and support center in Itasca, Ill. This facility, located just outside of Chicago, will provide comprehensive product repair and maintenance of Canon’s professional products to Cinema, Platinum, and Gold level members of Canon’s Professional Services (CPS) program, and owners of Canon professional broadcast lenses.

The Itasca facility features repair and maintenance operations for Canon’s extensive lineup of professional cameras, including Cinema EOS and EOS Digital SLR cameras, high-definition camcorders, and all of Canon’s lenses, including EF series photography lenses, Cinema lenses and broadcast lenses. Repair operations at the facility include four state-of-the-art camera body and lens adjustment rooms, Canon’s most advanced adjustment and calibration equipment, spare parts inventory, and experienced repair staff.

“The new Itasca Professional Service and Support Center is a testament to the growth and demand of Canon’s professional imaging products and the local support needed for imaging professionals working in or around Chicago,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A. “We believe in providing industry-leading support where our professional photography, cinema, broadcast and television production customers work so that we can return their products to the original factory condition and operation as quickly as possible.”

The Itasca facility is Canon’s third service facility exclusively available to professional clients, joining the Canon Hollywood Professional Technology & Support Center, located in Hollywood, Calif., and the New York/New Jersey service and support center, located in Ridgefield Park, N.J. These facilities provide local support to key markets and deliver an average in-house repair process time of less than three days.

An advance reservation is required for all service and support requests handled by the Itasca, Hollywood, and Ridgefield Park facilities. Canon Professional Services (CPS) Cinema, Platinum and Gold level members can make a reservation via the CPS hotline by calling 1 (888) CPS-4540. Non-CPS owners of Cinema EOS, professional video cameras and broadcast lenses can also request an appointment by calling 1 (855) CINE EOS.

Additional camera and lens service facilities for both professional and consumer clients are located in Jamesburg, N.J., Irvine, Calif., and Newport News, Va.


Third Party Manufacturers / Sigma Announces Acquisition of Samyang
« on: April 01, 2014, 12:59:08 PM »

Ronkonkoma, NY, April 1, 2014 – Today, Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the acquisition of Korean-based Samyang Optics Company Limited. Known for its high quality manual lenses, Samyang offers expertise in production efficiencies and brand management that will greatly benefit the world’s largest family-operated lens manufacturer.

“We are very proud to integrate Samyang into our organization. This is a symbiotic relationship that will pay excellent dividends to the photographic community,” says Machyzo Yamakiro, Excecutive Vice President of Sigma Corporation.

All of Samyang’s manual-only lenses will represent a new Global Vision line at Sigma – “Classic” – which will join the already popular and well-respected Art, Contemporary and Sports lines. Hallmarks of Sigma’s new Classic lenses will be simplicity, superb performance and affordability.

“While the Samyang/Rokinon/Bower/Walimex/Pro-Optic/Opteka names will not live on, their spirited defiance of modern technology will continue in our ‘Classic’ vision for budget-minded photographers,” says Yamakiro.

Distribution of Sigma’s Classic lenses will begin in May 2014.



Featuring Canon’s proven 61-Point High Density Reticular AF, Extreme Fast Shooting up to 24 fps, 39.9-Megapixel Near-Full-Frame CMOS Sensor, Outstanding ISO Sensitivity up to 204800, Dual Pixel CMOS AF II, Full HD Video Recording, Extreme-Durability Camouflage Finish, Development Announcement of EF 200-600mm f/4 L W IS USM/STM Lens

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., April 1, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc. once again shows its leadership in digital imaging by introducing the Canon EOS-1D W “Wildlife” Digital SLR camera, the EOS-1D W is the world’s first professional DSLR designed specifically for the needs of wildlife photographers and videographers. A new addition to Canon’s arsenal of professional DSLRs, the EOS-1D W is a progressive EOS-1D series camera based on the EOS-1D X, but loaded with exciting new features.

According to Sakuichi Ishizukara, Canon’s Executive Vice President and General Manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A., “Wildlife photographers make up a large percentage of DSLR camera users. These photographers have specific needs – needs that have long been overlooked.”

“That the new Canon EOS-1D W is going to revolutionize wildlife photography is unquestionable” says Martyn Culbreck after 3 months of field testing the new camera. Mr. Culbreck is the Director of Photography for BBC’s upcoming “Planet Life” series. “We spend weeks waiting for the an animal to be in the right position. When that perfect moment arrives, we cannot risk any camera-related issues causing a missed shot. The EOS-1D W is a game changer. It never misses.”

Read the rest of the press release at TDP



An article on Planet5D talking about Panasonic potentially dropping the Micro 4/3 system (except for the GH4) also mentions the possibility of Canon acquiring Panasonic’s camera division. We’ve heard various things in the past about Canon acquiring camera technologies and companies, but nothing has ever come of it. It’s usually been focused around medium format companies or print technology companies such as Kodak.

From Planet5D

dalubo 1:15PM

I heard from some very reliable sources that Canon is about to take over the Panasonic camera division. And that Olympus retreats from MFT too.

I have no idea what Panasonic has that Canon would want, perhaps there’s some video technology or patents that are of interest. I am reminded of a few articles I’ve read about the camera industry needing a giant shakeup. One of the suggested shakeups is less camera manufacturers. Panasonic, while making some very good products in the industry, seems to relegated to a niche market of budget conscience videographers and photographers.

Whether or not this is true doesn’t matter, it’s a telling reminder of the state of the industry. Some companies are going to be leaving the camera marketplace in the coming years, there just isn’t enough growth to keep companies profitable. Canon and Nikon are safe, though the latter isn’t exactly a profit machine. Sony seems content of giving it their all to find a place in the photography world and Fuji is making some cool niche products and are profitable. Leica has become a lifestyle brand, and the Louis Vuitton customer will continue to purchase the high margin German cameras. The rest? I’m not sure how much longer we’ll see Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung and Ricoh/Pentax in the game, I expect at least 2 of those names will be moving onto other things.

Source: [P5D]


Contests / Gura Gear Contest Winner Announcement & Coupon Code
« on: March 31, 2014, 01:04:38 PM »

Congratulations to Andrew B on winning the Gura Gear Uinta giveaway contest, you have been notified by email!


For the next 48 hours, Gura Gear is offering 10% off of all their goodies for the next 48 hours. Use the coupon code “CRUMORS10″ without the quotes at checkout.

I highly recommend everything Bataflae as well as the Uinta. My favourite Gura Gear accessories are the Et Cetera cases, I never leave home without them.

Visit Gura Gear


PowerShot / Busted: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone
« on: March 31, 2014, 09:47:00 AM »


The well done April Fools hoax has officially been busted. Here is the Tag Heuer phone used for the mockup. :) I have added a reminder to my calendar for next years April Fools day.

Tag Heuer Smartphone

Tag Heuer Smartphone


I just realized what day tomorrow was, so please keep that in mind. :) The person who sent it claims it isn’t but that’s part of the fun I guess. I will say that I can’t find the phone anywhere on the web that they would have doctored, if you do find it, please send it on.

Photo Rumors has also received the images and apparently they come from a Greek magazine. We have no confirmation from anyone else that the product is real.

Original Post

I received this little product today . I have no idea if it’s real or just a great PhotoShop hoax. What do you think? Would you buy a Canon branded smartphone if the photography capabilities trumped all other smartphones on the market?

It kind of looks like the Caterpillar branded smart phone.


  • Android KitKat 4.4

  • 8core 64bit Snapdragon 615 with 8 ARM Cortex A53 inside

  • 8Gb RAM

  • 64Gb memory

  • CPS,Bluetoth WIFI aso.

Double Lens Camera

  • First camera with 1 inch sensor 12,2×8,8mm 20Mpx (Sony?) 35mm equivalent lens

  • Second cam 1/1,7 inch sensor 10 Mpx with 3x Liquid Zoom Lens, which has liquid optical elements that changes zoom range by piezoelectricity.

Canon EOS Smart 1

Canon EOS Smart 1


Pricewatch Deals / Deal: Canon EOS-1D X $5699
« on: March 31, 2014, 09:38:15 AM »

GetItDigital (99.4% approval) is selling the Canon EOS-1D X body for $5699 via ebay (Reg $6799)

Canon EOS-1D X Body $5699 via ebay


EOS Bodies / Patent: EF 85mm f/1.2L III and Others
« on: March 31, 2014, 07:51:35 AM »

A patent showing new 85mm & 50mm designs has surfaced. Both an 85mm f/1.2 and an 85mm f/1.8 appear as well as a 50mm f/1.4 and a 100mm f/2.

An updated 85mm f/1.2L II has been mentioned as being under development for quite some time, and we’re all expecting a new 50mm lens, which is an oft rumored product.

Patent Publication No. 2014-52412 

  • Publication date 2014.3.20

  • Filing date 2012.9.5

ExampleFocal lengthFno.LengthBF

Image height = 21.64mm

Source: [EG]


EOS Bodies / New Canon Cine Zoom Lens?
« on: March 30, 2014, 12:14:15 PM »

Below is an image showing the new Canon cinema lens with servo that will be announced shortly. It’s the lens in the front with the red ring and will cost 5 figures, so it’s definitely aimed at the professional market.

NAB in Las Vegas starts April 5, 2014 and runs until April 10, 2014.

We’re currently not expecting any new announcements for Cinema EOS bodies, beyond the possibility of a development announcement.

More to come….

Click for Larger

Click for Larger


PowerShot / Canon PowerShot G17 Coming in May? [CR1]
« on: March 30, 2014, 12:11:37 PM »

We’re told that Canon will announce the PowerShot G17 some time in May. That is an extremely fast refresh from the PowerShot G16, which was announced last August. The PowerShot G16 was a very minor refresh from the G15.


  • 24-200mm f/1.4-2.0 lens

  • New 1″ Sensor

  • all magnesium body with comfortable grip

  • DIGIC 6

The lens looks pretty impressive if this turns out to be true.


PowerShot / Canon PowerShot SX 60 IS 100x Zoom Mentioned Again [CR1]
« on: March 29, 2014, 05:22:22 PM »

We continue to receive little bits of information about the upcoming Canon PowerShot SX60 IS. We should be seeing this highly popular superzoom some time in the spring.

The latest we’ve heard is the camera will have a 100x zoom and will have a focal length range of 20-2000mm. This goes along with what most sources have previously said. I’d get one just for the fun of 2000mm!


Pricewatch Deals / Canon USA Rebates End March 29, 2014
« on: March 28, 2014, 02:21:31 PM »

B&H Photo has let us know that the current Canon USA rebates on Speedlites and lenses ends tomorrow, March 29, 2014 and will not be extended. They also mentioned that there are no other rebate programs planned for the near future.

The current rebate program is of the mail-in variety and is open to anyone with a USA mailing address.

See all the qualifying products at B&H Photo | Qualifying products at Amazon


Canon USA Rebates at B&H Photo

Canon USA Rebates at B&H Photo | Canon Rebates at Amazon


EOS Bodies / Cinema EOS C200 & C400 at NAB? [CR1]
« on: March 28, 2014, 10:45:43 AM »

EOSHD has posted about the possibility of an EOS C200 and EOS C400 for NAB 2014 in April.

According to EOSHD’s source, Canon will introduce the Cinema EOS C200 as a new entry level 4K camera, and the semi-pro Cinema EOS C400 sitting under the EOS C500.

CR’s Take

We have it from pretty good sources that Canon is announcing a few things, but not any cameras. However, there’s always a possibility that Canon has kept the existence of a C200 & C400 to a very small and select group of people and the other goodies are for a broader audience.

We’ve heard absolutely nothing about a C200 and C400, however that doesn’t remove the possibility of their existence, as this site isn’t the first place cinema people go.

The other possibility is these cameras could receive “development announcement” status and wouldn’t be part of the regular product announcement process.

Source: [EOSHD]


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