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Lenses / New Rebel & EF 11-24 f/4L USM Coming Shortly
« on: January 15, 2015, 09:54:45 AM »

We’ve received confirmation that the camera that has appeared in a recent Canon leak is indeed the next Rebel and we should see the announcement sometime before CP+ in February. No specifications for the camera were given.

We’ve also received confirmation that select retailers have been told about the EF 11-24 f/4L and that the price tag is in the area of $3000 USD ($2899 in USA, $3099 in Canada was mentioned), something we reported a long time ago. We weren’t given an announcement date for this lens, but we shouldn’t be waiting too much longer.

Yes, at this price, the lens must have remarkable optical performance.


EOS Bodies - For Video / Canon EOS-1D C Coming Down in Price Again?
« on: January 14, 2015, 06:14:07 PM »

It looks like Canon Hong Kong has dropped the price of the Canon EOS-1D C down to what coverts to $7000USD. Will we see this sort of price decrease in Europe or North America? Only time will tell.


“According to EOSHD forum member Fabuloux, whose local dealer now sells the 1D C for HKD 54,000 ($7000 US dollars) the low price is a result of Canon lowering the official list price to $61,999 HK dollars. Sure enough you can view the new price on the official Canon Hong Kong website here.  That is now MUCH closer to the RRP in Hong Kong of the plain old 1D X, which sells for $44,000 ($5700 US dollars).”

The Canon EOS-1D C currently lists for $11,999 at B&H Photo.

Source: [EOSHD] | Canon EOS-1D C at B&H Photo

thanks Fred


EOS Bodies / Review: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: January 14, 2015, 10:15:20 AM »

Gordon Laing of CameraLabs has completed his extensive review of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. As with most of the reviews I’ve seen , he has come away very impressed with the current king of the APS-C DSLR. The autofocus, build quality, image quality and features make it a very attractive camera at its price point.

From CameraLabs

“Canon’s EOS 7D Mark II becomes one of the toughest, fastest and most confident DSLRs for sports and action photography. If you always wanted the flagship 1Dx but couldn’t afford it or accommodate the size and weight, the 7D Mark II will give you most of its handling performance in a smaller, lighter and much cheaper package. Indeed it’ll also throw-in AF in lower light, effective focusing for movies and a built-in GPS receiver. Sure it can’t compete with full-frame cleanliness in low light, but the field reduction applied by the APSC sensor is actually preferred by many sports and wildlife photographers.”

Read the full review | EOS 7D Mark II $1799: B&H Photo | Amazon


Lenses / Canon EF Lens Technology Video
« on: January 14, 2015, 10:09:52 AM »

If you enjoy being a geek about glass, this video should be right up your alley.


Pricewatch Deals / Canon eStore PowerShot Sale
« on: January 13, 2015, 06:33:47 PM »

Canon has reduced select PowerShot cameras by as much as $130 via their eStore including the PowerShot G16, PowerShot S120 and PowerShot G7 X.

Visit the Canon eStore


Contests / Gura Gear Uinta Art Wolfe Edition Giveaway
« on: January 13, 2015, 02:31:30 PM »

Our friends at Gura Gear wanted us to give away the new Art Wolfe edition of the Gura Gear Uinta along with any two modules you wanted. The value of this prize will be around $400 USD.

From Gura Gear

“We’re pleased to introduce the Art Wolfe Limited Edition Uinta adventure pack! 

We built the new edition with time-tested taupe CORDURA® accents and custom weatherproof ripstop X-Pac®. And of course, each bag has Art Wolfe’s signature subtly embroidered on the lower front portion. The Art Wolfe Limited Edition pack is now available for pre-order and will ship December 2014.”

Gura Gear Uinta - Art Wolfe Edition

Gura Gear Uinta – Art Wolfe Edition

How to win

  1. Follow @canonrumorsguy on Twitter and/or follow Canon Rumors on Facebook (one entry per).

  2. Follow @guragear on Twitter

  3. Retweet (Twitter) or share (Facebook) this post (an extra entry if you do both)

  4. The winner will be selected at random on Monday, January 19, 2015

  5. This contest is international. (We won’t ship to conflict zones)

  6. Gura Gear Uinta Product Page

  7. If you’re not a social media person, I have a small giveaway coming that will follow this one.



TOKYO, January 13, 2015—Canon Inc. again ranked first among Japanese companies and third overall for the number of U.S. patents awarded in 2014, according to the latest ranking of preliminary patent results issued by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services on January 12, 2015.

Canon actively promotes the globalization of its business and places great value on obtaining patents overseas, carefully adhering to a patent-filing strategy that pursues patents in essential countries and regions while taking into consideration the business strategies and technology and product trends unique to each location. Among these, the United States, with its many high-tech companies and large market scale, represents a particularly important region in terms of business expansion and technology alliances.

Canon U.S. patent ranking among Japanese companies 2005 – 2014

Year Ranking* No. of patents
2014 1st (3rd) 4,055
2013 1st (3rd) 3,817
2012 1st (3rd) 3,173
2011 1st (3rd) 2,818
2010 1st (4th) 2,551
2009 1st (4th) 2,200
2008 1st (3rd) 2,107
2007 1st (3rd) 1,983
2006 1st (3rd) 2,367
2005 1st (2nd) 1,828

* Number in parenthesis represents Canon’s ranking among all companies Note: Number of patents for 2014 based on preliminary figures released by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services. Figures for 2005 to 2013 tabulated by Canon based on information issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Canon prizes its corporate DNA of placing a high priority on technology. And with regard to research and development results, the Company actively promotes the acquisition of patent rights in accordance with the management direction of the Canon Group and technology trends while conducting thorough pre-application searches to raise the quality of applications. Through close cooperation between Canon’s technology and intellectual property divisions, the Company aims to improve its technological capabilities while further enhancing its intellectual property rights.


PowerShot / Convert the PowerShot N into a Rolleiflex Style Camera
« on: January 12, 2015, 07:11:20 PM »

I must admit, I’m one of those people that make fun of the PowerShot N whenever possible. I shake my head at the fact this camera actually got a sequel!

That being said, photographer Paul Richters decided to convert one into a rather cool waist level Rolleiflex style shooter. Below is a schema from DIY Photography that breaks down what was needed to convert the PowerShot N into a new era Rolleiflex.


Click for the full article

I might actually try this, I love the idea!

Read the full article at DIY Photography.

Source: [DIY Photography] via [PetaPixel] & [Paul Richters] | PowerShot N $129 at B&H


Pricewatch Deals / Deal: Canon EOS 70D w/18-135 IS STM $999
« on: January 12, 2015, 06:54:31 PM »

BigValueInc (99% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 70D w/18-135 IS STM for $999 (Reg $1349)

Canon EOS 70D w/18-135 IS STM $999 (Reg $1349)

*Note These are likely grey market items and may not qualify for a Canon USA warranty. Please check with the seller to see if they offer additional warranty.


Third Party Manufacturers / Rokinon Launches 135mm t/2.2 Cine Lens
« on: January 12, 2015, 01:12:37 PM »

Rokinon has launched a new 135mm T/2.2 cine lens. It’ll retail for $599 USD.

Product Specifications

  • 135mm Lens

  • Full-Frame Coverage

  • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare

  • Standard Gearing for Focus and Iris

  • Dual Side Focus and T-Stop Scales

  • De-Clicked Aperture Ring

  • Hybrid Aspherical Lenses

  • Manual Focus and Aperture

  • Removable Lens Hood

  • Accepts 77mm Threaded Filter Rings

Preorder Rokinon 135mm T/2.2 Cine Lens at B&H Photo


Lenses / New EF-S 18-300 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Around the Corner? [CR1]
« on: January 12, 2015, 01:00:22 PM »

We’re told that Canon will replace the EF-S 18-200 f/3.5-5.6 IS with a new version soon, and it will come as an EF-S 18-300 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. This lens has been rumoured for a while now.

There was no word if this was coming for CP+ next month.


EOS Bodies / A New xxD DSLR Coming From Canon [CR1]
« on: January 12, 2015, 12:55:00 PM »

There’s a suggestion at Canon Watch that Canon will introduce a new DSLR between the current EOS 70D and the Rebel T5i and that it will have an “xxD” model name.

CR’s Take

With the recent leaks by Canon that show a new entry level DSLR with NFC, a top LCD and scroll wheel, which are all absent on the current Rebels, there could be some truth to this.

I think it’s more likely we’re going to get a “Super Rebel” like the EOS 60D was when it was launched. The successive EOS 70D gained back the build quality and more premium features that the xxD line of cameras had always had, that were missing from the EOS 60D.

If I was a betting man, I think the leaked camera is indeed the T6i and the xxD name will stay with just the EOS 70D.

Source: [Canon Watch]


Third Party Manufacturers / Samyang Launches 135mm f/2 Lens
« on: January 12, 2015, 12:43:04 PM »

Samyang has launched a 135mm f/2 manual focus lens. I’m not sure about this one, as Keith at Northlight points out, good luck focusing this focal length with the stock focusing screens on modern DSLRs.

Product Highlights

  • Canon EF Mount Lens/Full Frame

  • Aperture Range: f/2.0 to f/22

  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element

  • Ultra Multi-Coating

  • Manual Focus; Manual Aperture Ring

  • Minimum Focus Distance: 2.6′

  • Filter Thread Diameter: 77mm

  • Removable Lens Hood

  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Preorder the 135mm f/2 Lens from B&H Photo: Rokinon 135 f/2 or Samyang 135mm f/2

via [Northlight]


Pricewatch Deals / Deal: EOS 5D Mark III Body $2272
« on: January 12, 2015, 12:40:43 PM »

GetItDigital (99.4% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body for $2272 (Reg $2799 after MIR).

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2272 (Reg $2799 after MIR)


EOS Bodies / Patent: CN-E 35-260mm f/2.8 Soft Focus Lens
« on: January 10, 2015, 06:48:55 PM »

Canon has published a patent for a new zoom cinema lens with a soft focus mechanism. The lens is for the Super 35 image sensor size.

Patent Publication No. 2014-235203 (Google Translated)

  • Published 2014.12.15

  • Filing date 2013.5.31

Example 3

  • Zoom ratio 7.50

  • The focal length f = 34.00-68.00-102.00-136.00-254.99mm

  • Fno. 2.70

  • Half angle ω = 24.58-12.88-8.67-6.52-3.49 °

  • Image height Y = 15.55mm

  • Overall length of the lens 441.54mm

  • BF 51.02mm

Canon patent

  • 4-group zoom of positive and negative negative-positive

  • Spherical aberration adjustment group (soft focus)

  • Not shift the focus position can be switched to soft focus

Source: [EG]


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