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EOS Bodies / Canon EOS-1D X Manual Posted
« on: June 11, 2012, 11:59:10 PM »
Some reading….
The manual for the upcoming Canon EOS-1D X was posted online today.

We’ve heard to expect some shipments in late June & July, with preferential treatment given to the Olympic photographers. The rest of us should see 1D X’s in August and September.

Read the Manual

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Canon EOS Rebel T4i First Impression Review
« on: June 10, 2012, 10:07:31 AM »
Good first review for the T4i.
The T4i has been reviewed by digitalcamerainfo.com, and it’s quite favourable. It looks like Canon has upped their game for the Rebel line.

From Digital Camera Info

In shooting with the T4i, it’s clear that the sum of all those spec upgrades is a camera that truly feels new. That’s a good step for Canon, as we felt the T3i was a lackluster, marginal improvement on the massively successful T2i that preceded it. With the T3i staying in the line as a mid-level option (above the T3 and below the T4i, for now), that separation was necessary for the T4i to be relevant.

Read the complete review

Preorder the Canon Rebel T4i/650D Canon Rebel T4i Body Only $849 B&H | Adorama | Amazon Canon Rebel T4i w/18-55 IS $949 B&H | Adorama | Amazon Canon Rebel T4i w/18-135 IS STM $1199 B&H | Adorama | Amazon

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Pricewatch Deals / Gura Gear Kiboko 30L Sale - Canada Only
« on: June 10, 2012, 09:49:58 AM »
Free Shipping
For the Canadians out there, Lens Rentals Canada is selling the Gura Gear Kiboko 30L with free shipping to anywhere in Canada.

In my opinion, the Kiboko 30L is the best travel backpack if you have lots of lenses, or big lenses. It’ll fit any current super telephoto in the Canon lineup.

Visit Lens Rentals Canada

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Pricewatch Deals / The Lens Bracelet - Pro Series
« on: June 10, 2012, 09:33:57 AM »
Say Hello To The New Lens Bracelets
Our friend Adam Elmakias has released a pro version of his insanely popular Lens Bracelets. He sent us some samples, and we really dig them. Still waiting on the 800mm bracelet, or maybe sleeve.

They’ll ship them worldwide.

Lens Bracelet Official Release
The Lens Bracelet® Pro Series #1 is finally here. Before I get into the details, I have to thanks Lens Rentals for making this whole thing possible. Without them I wouldn’t have any of the models needed in order to make these guys.  I don’t actually own over 25k in lenses. But I do own the bracelets! You should too… ;)

Order your Lens Bracelet® at [url=http://www.lensbracelet.com]www.lensbracelet.com[/url]

The Lens Bracelet® Pro Series #1 is made up of 10 different designs, more intricate and a bit thicker than before. I tried my hardest to break one of these things, and I couldn’t. So either I am weak as crap, or they are strong as ever. Lets go with the latter.

Learn More at the Adam Elmakias blog

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Canon EOS-1D X Availability [CR3]
« on: June 09, 2012, 09:29:38 AM »
Coming in July…. sort of
Canon Canada has started to confirm the preorder lists from retailers for the EOS-1D X. Retailers have to prove the people buying the camera are CPS members, and have prepaid for the camera. If the camera is needed for the Olympics, it appears you’re moved to the front of the line. I don’t know if any other countries are going to experience the same limitations with the initial shipment of cameras.

Canon Canada expects a very small number of cameras in July, and that should be the same across the globe.

It still looks like August, and more likely September, is when we’ll see larger quantities of the 1D X.

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Pricewatch Deals / 5D Mark III Body & Kits in Stock at Norman Camera
« on: June 09, 2012, 09:19:55 AM »
More 5D Mark III’s
Norman Camera now has stock of the 5D Mark III in body and kit forms.

5D Mark III Body $3499 | 5D Mark III w/24-105 f/4L IS $4299

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Canon EOS 7D Firmware Version 2 Coming Soon
« on: June 08, 2012, 11:41:00 AM »
Leaked Early
I’m not sure when the official announcement will be, but the information below is an official Canon release that briefly appeared on a Canon CPN site.

We posted about this firmware back in April.

Coming soon
Canon has announced an upcoming firmware update, 7D Firmware Version 2, for the 18 Megapixel EOS 7D that includes a raft of new features to further enhance the capabilities of Canon’s flagship APS-C format DSLR.

The new EOS 7D Firmware Version 2 update will enhance the camera with the following additional features:

IMPROVED RAW MAXIMUM BURST
In the EOS 7D the maximum burst of RAW file frames was 15 – with the firmware update this will be significantly increased so that the camera’s buffer will handle up to 26 RAW frames in a continuous burst.

IN-CAMERA RAW CONVERSION
The EOS 7D will allow for in-camera post-processing of images. RAW images can be edited in-camera and options can be changed before saving the finished file as a ready-to-print JPEG or for sending wirelessly. This function can be used with full resolution RAW files, but not with M-RAW or S-RAW files.

The settings for in-camera RAW processing include White balance, Picture Style, High ISO speed noise reduction, Colour Space, and lens data corrections (Peripheral Illumination Correction, distortion correction and Chromatic Aberration Correction).

IMAGE RATING CAPABILITIES
Like other Canon EOS DSLRs, such as the EOS 60D, EOS-1D X and EOS 5D Mark III, the EOS 7D will be able to rate images from 1 to 5 stars in-camera for quicker and easier sorting of images within your workflow. The ratings can be used to sort images in applications such as Adobe Elements, Adobe Bridge and Apple Aperture. The ratings are XMP compliant and Canon’s Digital Photo Professional software has been updated to reflect this.

AUTO ISO MAXIMUM SETTING
Within the EOS 7D’s shooting menu photographers will have the ability to set a maximum ISO speed for ISO Auto, within the ISO range of 400-6400, so that you can minimise the amount of noise in your images.

MANUAL ADJUSTMENT FOR AUDIO RECORDING LEVELS
During EOS Movie shooting you will be able to manually adjust the audio recording levels to one of 64 levels, whilst the sound volume during playback can be set to one of 11 levels. During movie recording noise from the aperture is reduced and the camera also has an automatic wind cut filter.

JPEG RESIZING
Within the camera’s image-recording menu with all JPEG images you will be able to resize the image (for image downsizing) and save it as a new image. Note that the aspect ratio cannot be changed.

SUPPORT FOR THE GP-E2 GPS UNIT
The GP-E2 unit arrived with the EOS 5D Mark III and this firmware update will enable the GPS unit to be used with the EOS 7D, via a cable connection, so that photographers can geo-tag images with latitude and longitude data in the EXIF fields.

QUICK CONTROL DURING PLAYBACK
With the Quick Control (Q) button pressed during image playback photographers will be able to select options for protect images, rotate images, rate images, resize images, highlight alert, AF point display and image jump.

FILE NAME SETTING
In the EOS 7D’s camera settings menu in user setting 1 the first four characters of the file name can be adjusted, whilst in user setting 2 the first three characters of the file name can be adjusted and the fourth will be set automatically according to the recording quality.

TIME ZONE SETTING
Within the EOS 7D’s camera settings menu you will be able to set the time zone, plus daylight saving time can also be set.

FASTER SCROLLING OF MAGNIFIED IMAGES
The screen scrolling speed will be faster for scrolling through images when they are enlarged. The ease of use is improved when using the camera to zoom in and check focus.

The existing impressive specifications of the EOS 7D include up to 8fps shooting speed, high ISO sensitivity up to 12,800 for low light shooting, an iFCL metering system with a 63-zone Dual-layer Metering Sensor for superbly accurate exposures, plus outstanding in-camera Speedlite Transmitter flash technology.

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Pricewatch Deals / 5D Mark III Body in Stock at B&H
« on: June 08, 2012, 10:50:23 AM »
New Stock
B&H has new stock of the body only for the 5D Mark III.

5D Mark III Body Only $3499 | 5D Mark III w/24-105 f/4L IS $4299 

5D Mark III Body Only

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Lenses / The Shorty Forty MTF Chart Comparison
« on: June 08, 2012, 09:57:44 AM »
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
Below are some comparison MTF charts of the 50 f/1.8 II, 50 f/1.4 & 40 f/2.8 STM.

The lens looks pretty decent in the center, and tails off a bit in the corners. However, it looks better than both of the current non L 50′s in the Canon lineup.

I also dig the moniker “Shorty Forty” for the new pancake. Taemobig on our forum may or may not have come up with the name.

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Comparison MTF To the 50 f/1.4 & 50 f/1.8 II - Click for Larger

Preorder links
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM $199 B&H | Adorama | Amazon

thanks mattbru

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It's a pentamirror, the earlier translation was incorrect.

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Pricewatch Deals / New Canon Product Preorders
« on: June 08, 2012, 12:13:34 AM »
Preorder from B&H
If you preorder the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM from B&H this weekend, all proceeds due to Canon Rumors will be donated to The Big Life Foundation.

Lenses

  • Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM $199 B&H | Adorama | Amazon
  • Canon EF-S 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM $549 B&H | Adorama | Amazon

Canon Rebel T4i/650D

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The New EOS Rebel T4i DSLR Camera Puts the power and creativity of DSLR Stills and Video at your fingertips

Silent and Continuous Autofocus in Video, The EOS Rebel T4i Lets People Re-Live Magic Moments Through Stunningly Crisp Video and Incredible Stereo Sound


LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., June 8, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced a new flagship model in its most popular EOS Rebel line, the Canon EOS Rebel T4i Digital SLR Camera. The new EOS Rebel T4i features incredible image quality with an 18-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, DIGIC 5 Image Processor that helps capture all the action with high-speed continuous shooting of up to five frames per second (fps) and an extended ISO range of 100–12800 (expandable to 25600 in H mode) that gives photographers the opportunities to take the EOS Rebel T4i into more shooting situations than ever before.


The camera includes a revolutionary new autofocus (AF) system to help achieve fast, sharp focus and smooth HD video. The new AF system includes a nine-point all cross-type sensor array, and new Hybrid CMOS AF which achieves fast focus when shooting stills or video in Live View mode. Much to the pleasure of aspiring student filmmakers and parents everywhere, the Rebel T4i features Canon’s new Movie Servo AF providing a quiet, continuous AF during HD video recording when using one of Canon’s newly introduced Stepping Motor (STM) lenses. The silent continuous autofocus when shooting HD video helps ensure the camera only captures the sounds of the scene being recorded. When combined with the camera’s new Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II and intuitive “fingertip” controls, touch-menu and advanced still and video capabilities, the EOS Rebel T4i stands as Canon’s most “consumer-friendly” DSLR to date.


“Our Rebel line of cameras bridges the gap between the casual photographer and someone looking to advance their photography and capture moments in new and creative ways. The EOS Rebel T4i boasts full HD video with AF and touch-screen navigation, inspiring even more photographers and videographers to explore the creative options made possible with DSLR cameras and lenses,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.


New AF Capabilities


One of the most significant upgrades to the EOS Rebel T4i is a dramatically upgraded AF system including a nine-point all cross-type AF array, with a high-precision dual-cross f/2.8 point at center. The EOS Rebel T4i is the first Canon camera to feature the new Hybrid CMOS AF system which increases AF speed by reducing the camera’s need to “hunt” for focus. The result is fast continuous AF when shooting photos and movies in Live View. Because the camera’s cross-type AF points have two-dimensional contrast detection, the EOS Rebel T4i provides highly accurate focus regardless of your shot composition and ensures great focus no matter where the subject is located in the frame. The addition of the dual-cross point in the center allows for much faster and precise focusing for photographers using high-speed f/2.8 lenses.


Using the touch panel, parents can select their child on the LCD screen and the camera will remain focused on that child while they stay in-frame, ensuring sharp focus in crowds and group shots. The new AF system enables Touch Focus for shooting photos and movies in Live View. To make capturing photos even easier, a Touch Shutter function can also be enabled, whereby selecting a subject on the LCD screen, the camera will instantly take a photo, once focus is locked.


Continuous AF during HD Video Recording


For the first time in a Canon EOS DSLR, the EOS Rebel T4i includes Canon’s new Movie Servo AF for recording video. When used with Canon’s new EF and EF-S STM lenses, the camera can provide smooth and quiet continuous AF while recording video. This technological breakthrough enables the new EOS Rebel T4i to achieve AF while still retaining a DSLR camera’s signature background blur and image quality, producing stunning videos of parties, events, summer vacations or graduations.


When shooting video with Canon’s STM lenses, AF also remains silent, helping ensure you only capture the sound of the scene being recorded. The EOS Rebel T4i features a built-in stereo microphone, a first for the Rebel line, that includes an attenuator function to reduce audio distortion in extra loud situations.


Canon’s First Touch-Screen DSLR


Another Canon first, the EOS Rebel T4i includes a best-in-class Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II featuring 1.04 million dot resolution for unparalleled, clear viewing. The electro-static touch-panel screen is the most advanced that Canon has released to date with multi-touch capabilities allowing photographers to use familiar gestures such as “pinch-to-zoom” and “swiping” to scroll between pictures. Camera operation has been simplified through this feature allowing for Touch Focus or Touch Shutter controls via the vari-angle touch-screen. The vari-angle touch-screen flips out to the left and rotates 180 degrees forward and 90 degrees backward, making tough above-the-head and low-to-the-ground shots easy, and allowing improved views during photo or video capture. That means the overhead shot taken in a crowd or at a graduation march just got a little easier to shoot.


Improved Imaging Performance Features


The EOS Rebel T4i helps novice photographers capture great images and video, even in low-light with a range of new and upgraded modes


• Handheld Night Scene


• HDR Backlight Control


• Multi-Shot Noise Reduction


• Video Snapshot


• Scene Intelligent Auto


Canon’s new shooting modes (Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control and Multi-Shot Noise Reduction), take multiple pictures, an d combine them – in camera – to help capture a wider dynamic range, minimize the image grain or noise, and produce more vivid colors so landscapes and city scenes are as breathtaking as when seen in person.


Families have enjoyed coming home from a vacation or outing with a fun, short Video Snapshot highlight reel shot on their Canon camera to share the full story of their adventure. Now with the EOS Rebel T4i users will also have the option to delete, cut or re-order the clips before exporting the Snapshot album to post or share.


Canon’s Scene Intelligent Auto mode – the “green” mode on the dial – analyzes the scene being shot, taking into account faces, colors, brightness, movement and contrast, to select appropriate camera settings and help produce the best possible image. This mode has been enhanced to deliver the best possible exposure, particularly when shooting in low-light.


New STM Lenses and Accessories


To leverage the unique, new shooting functions of the EOS Rebel T4i, such as EOS Full HD Movie with continuous AF, Canon is introducing two new unique lenses, the new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens and new EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens. Both new STM lenses includes Canon’s new Stepping Motor technology, which allows the lenses to smoothly and silently focus, and when used in combination with Canon’s new EOS Rebel T4i Movie Servo AF feature, achieve continuous AF while recording video. The new stepping motor technology in both lenses quietly focuses allowing the EOS Rebel T4i’s stereo microphone to only record the sounds of the scene being shot.


The versatile EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens offers the right combination of size, weight, image stabilization and focal length, allowing photographers to capture wide-angle or telephoto photographs and video. This lens is a great option for photographers who may only want to carry one lens with them for both wide landscapes, and close-ups. Appearing for the first time in a Canon EF lens is Dynamic IS (Movie Shooting Mode only) that uses a wide image stabilization correction range to help ensure steady video even when shooting while walking.


The new EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens offers an ultra-slim, lightweight design that helps photographers avoid overwhelming their subjects with a large lens and to remain discreet in sensitive shooting situations without compromising performance. The “pancake-style” lens boasts an aperture of f/2.8 making it an ideal lens for capturing portrait stills or stunning video. The lens is under an inch thick when attached, making it easy to carry and fit conveniently into a purse or pocket.


The EOS Rebel T4i is also compatible with Canon’s previously introduced GP-E2 GPS Receiver that can be mounted to the camera’s accessory shoe. The GPS unit was created to serve outdoor photographers; it records shooting locations including latitude, longitude and altitude, as well as camera direction. A Logging function can tell how far a photographer has traveled as well.


Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM


Canon EF-S 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM


 


Availability


The EOS Rebel T4i Digital SLR camera will be available at the end of June for an estimated retail price of $849.99 for the body alone; $949.99 bundled with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens kit and a Movie Kit bundle for $1199.00 with the new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.


The new EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens and the new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM will also be available separately at the end of June at an estimated retail price of $199.99 and $549.99 respectively.



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Buy a Pancake, Save an Elephant!

I have wanted to do some kind of fundraising for a cause we all believe in here at Canon Rumors, and one of those causes is Nick Brandt’s Big Life Foundation.


How it will work

For every Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens pre-ordered and shipped from B&H Photo between Friday, June 8, 2012 @ 12:01AM EST (GMT -5) and Sunday, June 10, 2012 @ 11:59PM EST (GMT -5), I will donate the Canon Rumors affiliate commission (the small percentage I make on a sale) to the Big Life Foundation. Keep in mind, the lenses won’t be shipping this weekend, but we will count them when they do ship.


Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM $199 (Preorder to benefit the Big Life Foundation)


What’s The Big Life Foundation?


Founded in September 2010 by photographer Nick Brandt in urgent response to the recent dramatic escalation in poaching across much of Africa, Big Life Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of Africa’s wildlife and ecosystems.


With one of the most spectacular elephant populations in Africa being rapidly diminished by poachers and increasing human/wildlife conflict, the Amboseli ecosystem that straddles Kenya and Tanzania is the Foundation’s large-scale pilot project.


Why Does Canon Rumors Care?

I’ve been to Amboseli and photographed the elephants there. It was my first experience in Africa, and one that will be with me forever. The thought of protected animals being killed just because of financial constraints just doesn’t seem right to me. I don’t want to sound over-dramatic, but the thought of not being able to take my family to Kenya to see the elephants of Amboseli is troubling.


Links: The Big Life Foundation | Nick Brandt | Donate Directly


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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D Full Specifications
« on: June 07, 2012, 01:01:45 PM »
It's DIGIC 5+

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From B&H
The new Rokinon 8mm f/3.8 Fisheye Cine lens for Canon is now in stock at B&H.

Product Highlights

  • Designed for DSLR Video Shooting
  • Ideal with APS-C Sensors
  • De-clicked Aperture
  • 180º Angle of View
  • Built-In Petal Type Lens Hood
  • Toothed Aperture and Focus Rings
  • For Canon DSLR Cameras

Rokinon 8mm f/3.8 Fisheye Cine Lens for Canon @ B&H $349

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