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EOS-M / Canon EF-M 55-200 f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Gets Official
« on: June 17, 2014, 12:40:17 AM »

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 17 June 2014 – Canon today announces a new addition to its EF-M lens range with the introduction of its first dedicated telephoto zoom lens – the EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM. Designed for Canon’s Compact System Camera, the EOS M, the new EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM features Canon’s signature optical performance, advanced Stepping Motor Technology (STM), a 3.5-stop optical Image Stabilizer, and provides a versatile 55-200mm focal range to help users get closer to the subjects they love
 
Taking you closer
The EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM joins three existing lenses in the EF-M range, which together offer a diverse variety of focal lengths from 11-200mm. The perfect addition to any EOS M kit bag, the new lens opens additional creative possibilities for EOS M shooters through its suitability to capture a wide selection of scenes – from eye-catching portraits at 55mm, to wildlife at 200mm.
 
Leading optical technologies for incredible images
Developed using the company’s unparalleled optical expertise, the EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM features Canon’s powerful optical Image Stabilizer and STM technology to deliver outstanding levels of detail when shooting stills and movies. When shooting movies specifically, STM technology ensures smooth focus transitions, as focus shifts from one subject to another. The STM mechanism also provides near-silent focusing, giving videographers the ability to shoot movie soundtracks which capture the natural ambience of the scene in front of them. Additionally, thanks to a highly-effective 3.5-stop optical Image Stabilizer, which reduces visible camera shake, users can also shoot sharp stills while using the zoom, and steady movies while capturing action.
 
Designed to make great photography easy
Constructed of a high quality metal exterior – a trademark of the EF-M lens range – the EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM is also compact, lightweight and portable, making it ideal for everyday use. Inside the lens, an Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) element delivers outstanding image quality throughout the zoom range. Furthermore, its non-rotating front element makes it easy to maintain a consistent effect when using filters, and the full-time manual focus ring offers greater creative freedom to adjust focus during shooting.
 
Key Features



  • Get closer to the action with your EOS-M camera

  • Image Stabilizer keeps images sharp

  • Compact enough to go anywhere

  • Smooth, near-silent STM focusing

  • Make quick adjustments with a manual focus ring

  • Shoot great quality images – full of sharp details and rich colour


Detailed specs are after the break.



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Angle of view (horizontal, vertical, diagonal)23 ° 20 ‘~ 6 ° 30′ · 15 ° 40 ‘~ 4 ° 20′ · 27 ° 50 ‘~ 7 ° 50′
Lens constitution17 pieces in 11 groups
Number of blades diaphragm7 pieces
Minimum aperture2-32
Minimum focusing distance1m
Maximum magnification0.21 times
Filter diameter52mm
Maximum length × diameterφ60.9 × 86.5 mm
Weight260g
Camera shake compensation effect3.5 stops

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Source: [Canon NZ]


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EOS Bodies / Patent: Multi-Lens, Multi-View Camera
« on: June 17, 2014, 12:13:20 AM »

Below is a patent for a multi-lens, multi-view camera. I’m not sure what the application would be for such a camera, but I felt the same way about the PowerShot N and it continues to get made. :)


The patents below are translated via Google Translator.


Patent Publication No. 2014-110442



  • Publication date 2014.6.12

  • Filing date 2012.11.30


Canon patents



  • Multi-lens camera concentrically arranged an imaging device and a plurality of lenses

  • I do light field, angle of view changes, perspective changes, noise reduction, resolution conversion, HDR, distance estimation, the disparity estimation



Patent Publication No. 2014-110443



  • Publication date 2014.6.12

  • Filing date 2012.11.30


Canon patents



  • I provided a handle to the multi-lens camera

  • Parameter change in the rotation of the handle


Patent Publication No. 2014-110444



  • Publication date 2014.6.12

  • Filing date 2012.11.30


Canon patents



  • I reduce the number of the imaging lens element than the number of multi-lens camera

  • By the rotation of the optical unit, to select a specific lens


Source: [EG]


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Lenses / EF-M 55-200 4.5-6.3 IS STM Coming Shortly
« on: June 16, 2014, 02:59:48 PM »

We heard about this lens way back in September of 2013, and it’s finally making its way to the market.


We’re thinking this lens will not immediately make it to the USA, following the same path as the EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM.


EF-M 55-200mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM



  • Adopted one glass molded aspherical lens and one UD lens.

  • 22% shortening the overall length compared to the EF 55-250 IS STM.

  • EF-250 mm in 1980-IS 31% weight reduction compared with STM equipped with a camera shake correction of the effect of 3.5 stops.

  • Fast AF algorithm.

  • Full-time manual focus.

  • ET-54B Lens Hood.


Source: [DCI]


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EOS Bodies / More EOS 7D Mark II Talk [CR1]
« on: June 16, 2014, 07:34:23 AM »

A bit more about the EOS 7D replacement made its way to us over the weekend. This time we’ve received a little bit of information about the viewfinder in the upcoming EOS 7D Mark II.


We’re told the viewfinder will have 100% coverage and a magnification of 1.15. We’re told the top plate has a noticeably bigger bump around the viewfinder than the current EOS 7D.


Everything we’re hearing about the camera is coming from new sources.


More to come…


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DPP 4.0
Canon developed the upgraded DPP 4.0 software for the editing of RAW images in response to the needs of professional and advanced-amateur users. The software delivers improved workflow efficiency for photographers who edit large numbers of images at an advanced level, helping them to achieve the key concepts of the EOS series of interchangeable-lens cameras: speed, ease of use and high image quality.
 
The new software improves on the previous version in such areas as an expanded adjustment range for highlights and shadows as well as enhanced basic functions. Providing users with more freedom when adjusting images, DPP 4.0 includes such new functions as 8-axis color gamut adjustment and an Auto function that automatically analyses the brightness and darkness balance of a histogram and adjusts the tones, or luminance, of an image accordingly. 
 
The new version of Canon’s DPP software delivers greatly enhanced operability and convenience during the image editing process. In addition to featuring an updated graphical user interface (GUI), the software is capable of displaying as many as 10,000 image thumbnails at one time. Further contributing to ease of use, the software lets users not only view selected images for comparison even in the preview window, but also assign ratings to images.
 
EOS Utility 3.0
Canon’s new upgraded EU 3.0 allows users to connect a camera to a computer via a USB connection or Wireless File Transmitter in order to remotely perform camera settings, transfer images and capture images. Delivering even greater workflow efficiency, EU 3.0 easily integrates with DPP 4.0 to allow users to select and compare images, enabling them to more easily choose the best shot, as well as make slight adjustments to camera settings and reshoot scenes.
 
Pricing and availability

DPP 4.0 and EU 3.0 come in late June, 2014 and will be a free download.


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Pricewatch Deals / Save 25% At LensRentals.com This Week.
« on: June 12, 2014, 02:43:57 PM »
LensRentals.com is having a pretty big sale for the busy time of the year. Now’s the time to rent that big Canon glass you’ve always wanted to try.

From Lens Rentals.com Had your eye on a certain piece of glass for a while? Then take advantage of our best discount of the summer. For one week only, save 25% on any one item rented.

Just use the promo code: 5DAYSALE

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To qualify:

  • Order must be placed by 11:59 PM CT on June 16th, 2014.
  • Order must have an arrival date of June 16th – June 20th, 2014.
  • Applies to the item with the highest rental fee on a single order
  • Not combinable with other promotions
  • One use per customer

Visit LensRentals.com

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Firmware Version 1.0.5.1.00 for EOS C500 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.
 
For EOS C500

  1. Compatibility with the Canon RC-V100 Remote Controller (expected to be available in June 2014) has been added.
  2. Peripheral illumination correction data has been added for the [CN-E35mm T1.5 L F] EF Cinema lens and the [EF-S55-250mm f4-5.6 IS STM] EF lens.
  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which the EF Cinema lens’ F number was incorrectly displayed.

For EOS C500 PL

  1. Compatibility with the Canon RC-V100 Remote Controller (expected to be available in June 2014) has been added.

Download links after the break.

Support Download Firmware Version 1.0.5.1.00 for the EOS C500 / C500 PL.

Firmware Version 1.0.4.1.00 for the EOS C100 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.

  1. Compatibility with the Canon RC-V100 Remote Controller (expected to be available in June 2014) has been added.
  2. Peripheral illumination correction data has been added for the [CN-E35mm T1.5 L F] EF Cinema lens and the [EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS STM] EF lens.
  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which the EF Cinema lens’ F number was incorrectly displayed.

Note: Firmware Version 1.0.4.1.00 is only for EOS C100 cameras without the Dual Pixel CMOS AF Feature Upgrade. If the EOS C100 camera has had the DAF Feature Upgrade applied, please download Firmware Version 2.0.4.1.00.

Support Download the new version of the Instruction Manual for the EOS C100 which provides more information on the new features and benefits available in this firmware update.

Download Firmware Version 1.0.4.1.00 for the EOS C100.

Firmware Version 2.0.4.1.00 for the EOS C100 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.

  1. Compatibility with the Canon RC-V100 Remote Controller (expected to be available in June 2014) has been added.
  2. Peripheral illumination correction data has been added for the [CN-E35mm T1.5 L F] EF Cinema lens and the [EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS STM] EF lens.
  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which the EF Cinema lens’ F number was incorrectly displayed.

Note: Firmware Version 2.0.4.1.00 is only for EOS C100 cameras with the Dual Pixel CMOS AF Feature Upgrade applied. If the EOS C100 camera does not have DAF Feature Upgrade applied, please download Firmware Version 1.0.4.1.00.

Support Download the new version of the Instruction Manual for the EOS C100 which provides more information on the new features and benefits available in this firmware update.

Download Firmware Version 2.0.4.1.00 for the EOS C100.

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Pricewatch Deals / Ended: EOS 5D Mark III Body $2559
« on: June 11, 2014, 10:36:33 AM »

AllNewShop (99.5 approval) is selling the EOS 5D Mark III body for $2559 via ebay (Reg $3399).


Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2559 via ebay (Reg $3399)


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EOS Bodies / A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 11, 2014, 10:30:40 AM »

We have received a couple of specs for the upcoming replacement to the EOS 7D which lead us to believe it will in fact be a “pro” APS-C camera.


There was no mention of video features or whether or not the camera would record 4K.



  • EOS-1 style top plate, which means no mode dial.

  • Pop-up flash, even with the new style top plate.

  • WiFi & GPS will be internal. We all figured this one.


No other specs have been given to us as of yet.


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Lenses / Review: Sigma 18-200 f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS
« on: June 10, 2014, 09:48:18 AM »
Bryan over at the-digital-picture has completed his review of the Sigma 18-200 f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS lens. While Sigma has been releasing a lot of segment leaders in terms of image quality and pricing, this superzoom offers nothing the others out there already do. While it’s as good as other superzoom lenses and is priced quite well, it’s not a stellar lens optically. That being said, we’d probably take this lens over the Canon offering.

From TDP “While the Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM C Lens has an excellent range of focal lengths in a small, lightweight package that doesn’t hurt the wallet, I have trouble getting excited about the image quality this lens and any of the other superzooms deliver. Everyone has their own values, and with this lens, Sigma is targeting those placing a high value on convenience and budget. The Sigma 18-200 C is one of the best choices among the APS-C superzooms.”

Read the full review | Sigma 18-200 f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS at B&H Photo

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Canon General / Canon Marks the 25th Anniversary of the EOS-1 Camera
« on: June 10, 2014, 09:31:39 AM »

TOKYO, June 10, 2014—Canon Inc. today commemorated the 25th anniversary of the EOS-1 series, the flagship-model lineup of the Company’s EOS series of interchangeable-lens cameras, which debuted in 1989.
 
In 1987, Canon launched EOS, the world’s first AF (autofocus) single-lens reflex camera to employ a fully electronic mount system, using electrical signals to control such functions as autofocusing and aperture adjustment. Two years later, in 1989, the Company introduced the top-of-the-line professional-model EOS-1. Created to satisfy the advanced demands of professional photographers, the camera marked the inaugural model of Canon’s EOS-1 series. Based on the EOS concept of delivering automated performance in accordance with the will of the user, the EOS-1 featured cutting-edge technologies, class-leading levels of performance, high durability, robustness and reliability.
 
In 1994, as a growing number of professional photographers were making use of the autofocusing capabilities offered by cameras, Canon launched the EOS-1N, featuring an increased number of focusing points and increased predictive focusing when tracking moving subjects. Additionally, in 2000, the Company introduced the EOS-1V, equipped with 45-point high-density Area AF, which contributed to high-speed predictive AF of up to 9 frames per second. In this way, Canon has consistently launched flagship-model SLR cameras designed to satisfy the demands of professionals in step with the changing times.
 
Upon entering the digital era, Canon launched its first flagship-model professional digital SLR camera—the EOS-1D—in 2001, followed in 2002 by the EOS-1Ds, equipped with a full-frame 35mm sensor. Since then, the Company has reinforced its product lineup through efforts targeting enhanced image quality and continuous shooting performance.
 
In June 2012, Canon released the EOS-1D X, its latest flagship pro-model digital SLR camera, marking the EOS-1 series’ 13th model since the launch of the original EOS-1. The 1D X has garnered strong acclaim from professionals working in a wide range of fields, from photojournalism and sports coverage to commercial and nature photography.
 
Through the introduction of its powerful flagship-model EOS-1 series, incorporating cutting-edge technologies, and the expansion of these technologies and the functions they make possible, even to entry-level models, Canon continues aiming to enhance the value of its product lineup. In addition to its robust camera lineup, Canon contributes to developing the culture of photographic and video imaging though its efforts to fulfill the diverse needs of users.


Canon EOS-1D X Body: $4999 ebay | $6799 B&H Photo


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EOS Bodies / What's Next for Cinema EOS?
« on: June 09, 2014, 02:54:31 PM »

After a weekend at Cine Gear 2014 in Los Angeles, it became apparent to me that we won’t be seeing any replacements to the EOS C100, EOS C300 or EOS C500 anytime soon. We were told that the EOS C300 is selling “extremely well” and that the EOS C100 is also selling “better than expected”. The EOS C500 is a bit different and isn’t quite as popular as Canon had hoped, but it could be that the camera is in no mans land as far as price/performance and what people are using $20,000 cameras for.


I did get the impression that Canon does plan to be aggressive in the “A camera” space and will take direct aim at the king ARRI. I’m hypothesizing this point, but after talking to various people, I get the feeling that Canon is serious about clawing its way into the professional, large budget cinema market. With the consumer space in photography shrinking, it does make sense to put resources into new markets for growth.


I don’t think we’ll see any Cinema EOS announcements until next April at NAB 2015.


Canon EOS C100 | Canon EOS C300 | Canon EOS C500


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Pricewatch Deals / Deal: Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS $1899
« on: June 09, 2014, 02:46:52 PM »

BestStopDeals (98.6% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS kit for $1899 (Reg $2299) via ebay.


Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS $1899 (Reg $2299)


Note: The items in these sales are brand new and likely grey market, therefore not technically covered under a Canon USA warranty. Although, there are reports of warranty service being performed on these items. If you have any issues, we’re always here to help.


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Pricewatch Deals / Deal: One Day SanDisk Sale at Amazon, B&H Photo
« on: June 09, 2014, 12:21:46 PM »

B&H Photo is running a one day sale on select SanDisk memory card, you can save up to $50 per card. The sale will expire tonight at 11:59PM EST.


Amazon is running a SanDisk memory card promotion as well as their “Gold Box Deal of the Day”.


SanDisk deals at AmazonSanDisk deals at B&H Photo


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