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EOS Bodies / *UPDATE* Canon Rebel T4i/650D on June 8 [CR3]
« on: June 02, 2012, 09:48:25 PM »
*UPDATE*
I upgraded the announcement date to [CR3]. The specs I’ll leave at [CR2], I haven’t heard a confirmation of the short list below.

New Rebel this week?
It appears June 8, 2012 may be the announcement date for the new Canon EOS T4i/650D. I am told the NDA’s lift that day. Friday seems to be the new favoured day of the week for Canon announcements. I didn’t get any new specs on the camera, so I posted the specs we reported earlier. I’ll post more if I get more.

I also expect a new EF-S 18-135 IS to be announced alongside the EF 40mm f/2.8 pancake.

Specifications

  • 18mp (no word on whether or not its a new or modified 18mp sensor)
  • 9 AF Points, all cross-type
  • Touchscreen LCD
  • Continuous AF in LiveView & Video Recording

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How do I know?
Because mine arrived in Ontario, Canada today and will be in my hands on Monday. The weather is too poor all weekend to waste 6 hours driving to get it tomorrow.

LensRentals.com is showing the 500 f/4L IS II as in stock on Tuesday.

B&H expects shipments of the 500 & 600 in the next week or so.

From Amazon
A stock note for the new supertelephoto.

Canon EF 600 f/4L IS II from 17th Street Photo for $13,599

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1548
EOS Bodies / Preproduction Canon EOS-1D X Exists!
« on: June 01, 2012, 11:07:22 AM »
Pretty boxes
Here’s a picture of some preproduction Canon EOS-1D X cameras arriving for fun times.

This image comes from a forum post on clubsnap and the poster mentions they’ll have to give them back when the production units come. They also won’t be allowed to post images from the camera on the web.

1dx, 2dx, 3dx & more!

Source: [CS]

thanks CCJ

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EOS Bodies / Odds & Ends - Mirrorless [CR1]
« on: June 01, 2012, 06:26:54 AM »
A bit more mirrorless
There’s a general consensus that a mirrorless entry from Canon is coming in the month of June. I was told this week to expect a “well specced” mirrorless camera and a “couple” of lenses. Again, no mention of the mount.

Another mentioned not to expect a “pro” level mirrorless right away, but there are plans for a higher end model or two in the coming 12 months.

There will apparently be two “significant” announcements in June, we still suspect it will be the Rebel and a couple of lenses.

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EOS Bodies / Canon EOS-1D X Availability [CR2]
« on: June 01, 2012, 05:55:46 AM »
A bit more info
The post from a couple of days ago sparked a lot of conversation. For the most part, most things were confirmed. The current cameras out there are not production models and will be returned to Canon when the production cameras hit the marketplace.

A few did mention that the end of June beginning of July is still the target date, but the quantity will be very small. I’m told a few sports photographers will be allocated the 1D X first. Retail availability in July was mentioned as being “optimistic”. August or September may be the months when big stock numbers hit the marketplace.

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Pricewatch Deals / BG-E11 in Stock at Norman Camera
« on: June 01, 2012, 05:45:26 AM »
They have lots
Norman Camera in Michigan has lots of battery grips for the 5D Mark III in stock and ready to ship.

Canon BG-E11 at Norman Camera $349

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Delays [CR2]
« on: May 31, 2012, 01:13:42 PM »
I updated the post to correct the "8 months" thing. That was an oversight on my part and I thought about it this AM. Sorry about that.

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EOS Bodies / Canon EOS-1D X Delays [CR2]
« on: May 30, 2012, 11:16:38 PM »
What’s going on?
I have heard just about everything as to why the Canon EOS-1D X has been delayed for almost 3-4 months. I’ve heard blame being placed on battery approval in Japan, FCC approval in the United States, production issues with certain parts of the camera, serious firmware issues that had to be resolved to name a few. Canon has kept the issues very close to the vest and very few people know the exact reasons.

So?…..
Recently I have been told by a couple of people that the version of the 1DX that has reached select AP and CPS photographers are not in fact production cameras, they are preproduction. Canon felt it was important to have the new camera out for Euro 2012 and the Olympics in London. It’s suggested that the cameras that are in the hands of these photographers will infact have to go back to Canon and will be replaced with the production model whenever they are ready.

That seems strange, no?

If anyone with a 1D X can confirm this, I’d love to hear it.

CRs Take
The above may be untrue, however a 3-4 month delay in this day and age is a pretty unique thing (for anything other than big lenses). It tells me, and others, that something at the hardware level with the camera is being addressed and has required additional R&D and manufacturing considerations. If the issue was something like a battery or FCC approval, I don’t see the harm in just saying that in a press release and getting on with things.

Will the camera hit retailers in June? For the moment I don’t have an answer, I haven’t heard anything from major retailers about availability in a long time.

Food for thought….

cr


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PowerShot Cameras / Patent: 24-1060mm Zoom Lens
« on: May 30, 2012, 09:13:37 PM »
That’s a 44x Zoom
Canon has published a patent for a zoom lens with an equivalent focal length of 24-1060. That’s a 44x zoom for those that are counting. Could we see this in the next SX PowerShot camera? A good possibility.

Patent Publication No. 2012-98699


  • 2012.5.24 Release Date
  • 2010.10.7 filing date

Example 7

  • Zoom ratio 44.28
  • 13.08 – - 190.43mm f = 4.30 focal length
  • Fno 2.87 – 5.00 – 7.07
  • 16.50 – - 1.17 deg 37.77 a half angle of view.
  • 3.88 – - 3.88mm 3.33 image height
  • 93.62 – - 137.94mm 94.49 lens length
  • BF 1.00mm
  • 13 pieces in 10 groups Lens Construction
  • Two four-sided aspherical
  • 3 UD glass sheet
  • One fluorite
  • Group 4 consists of positive and negative positive positive
  • (For Focusing the fourth lens group) Rear focus

Source: [EG]

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June 17, 2012?
According to B&H, for the moment Canon is holding to the arrival of June 17, 2012 for the new Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS & EF 28 f/2.8 IS lenses. They are both now available for preorder.

Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS at B&H for $849.95

Canon EF 28 f/2.8 IS at B&H for $799.95

I played around with the 24 f/2.8 IS for a bit and liked it at first glance, I haven’t touched the 28 f/2.8 IS as of yet.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Odds & Ends [Various]
« on: May 29, 2012, 10:58:34 AM »
New Firmware [CR2]
A mention of a new “important” firmware for the 5D Mark III was mentioned as coming sometime in June. No mention of what would be “fixed” or added to the camera.

Mirrorless [CR2]
More mentions of a mirrorless announcement in June. Launching with 3 lenses with a public “roadmap” of what would coming for the system down the road.

Photokina [CR1]
A few other mentions that Canon would make a “big splash” for Photokina in September. If the mirrorless is already available, not sure what that would be.

On a Photokina note, I’ll be there in Cologne to check out the new wares from Canon and the rest.

EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Availability
The lens will be available in July from a few people. There is “no risk of more delays”. Initial stock will be good, but there will obviously be backorder lists for a while.

Preorder at B&H & Adorama

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Lenses / Re: A Brief Hands On: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: May 27, 2012, 11:17:16 PM »
All images were straight conversions without adjustment from a default LR4 setup. I had NR turned off in the camera.

It was a horrible environment to make a photo, and in no way did I intend this to be a true test of the performance of the lens.

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Lenses / Re: Brief Hands On: EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: May 26, 2012, 10:32:17 AM »
That lens hood looks totally stupid...wish it had the non-movable hood like the previous version

Since they now have the 24mm at the contracted position, that wouldn't be possible. I'm very happy that it extends at the telephoto.

I do agree though, the hood looks silly.

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Lenses / Re: Brief Hands On: EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: May 26, 2012, 10:28:44 AM »
No idea yet, I have a bunch on order for rental.... I'll know once I spend real time with it. I've never been at 24-70 user.

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