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PowerShot / Canon PowerShot D20 Announced
« on: February 07, 2012, 06:13:55 AM »
London, UK, 7th February 2012 – Canon today launches the rugged and powerful PowerShot D20 – engineered to be a part of the adventure and capture exceptional images and Full HD (1080p) video when living life to the extreme. Housing advanced Canon imaging technology in a robust and sporty body, the PowerShot D20 is waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof and dustproof – ideal for hurtling down the rapids or conquering a mountain and bringing back the photos to prove it.

The PowerShot D20 is packed full of versatile technology including the advanced HS System, designed to produce fantastic picture quality, even in challenging low-light conditions. Sliding easily into a rucksack or attached to a carabiner, the PowerShot D20 is compact, lightweight and built to withstand the rigours of any adventure – freeing users to push themselves to the limits without worrying about their camera coping with the ride.

Canon-quality with every shot The heart of the PowerShot D20 is powered by Canon’s HS System, combining a 12.1 Megapixel, high-sensitivity CMOS sensor with the DIGIC 4 image processor for highquality performance in every situation – particularly in low-light situations.

Whether exploring the underwater beauty of an exotic cove or standing on top of the world after a mountain trek, glorious scenic vistas can be captured in their entirety thanks to the high-quality 28mm wide-angle Canon lens, with 5x zoom to bring users closer to the action. For rock-steady videos and crisp stills even in challenging shooting conditions, Intelligent IS automatically analyses the scene and selects the optimum settings for the optical Image Stabilizer from seven different modes1. For example, when filming movies off the beaten trail, Dynamic IS mode compensates for both hand shake and movement. Panning IS mode is perfect when shooting a flock of birds crossing the scene, ensuring the IS system stabilises in only one direction, while Macro IS mode is perfect for shooting the stunning detail of a starfish on a coral reef.

Breathe new life into shooting beneath the waves and capture the rare sights and closeup detail with the special Underwater Macro mode, combined with Quick AF mode to ensure rapid and accurate focus. The accuracy of Underwater White Balance is enhanced and also offers quick adjustment so that users can shoot the depths with beautiful natural colours. Allowing intrepid travellers to push the limits even further and dive into a new world, the optional WP-DC45 waterproof case with external flash support enables the PowerShot D20 to capture rare sights at depths down to 40m.

Handheld Night Scene mode means users can shoot dark scenes with confidence. It captures a series of high-speed shots and combines them into one crisp, well-exposed image. Giving more freedom for users to be creative, Super Slow Motion Movie mode can add tension and draw out the suspense in fast-paced events.

Ready to go whenever and wherever you may be Rugged enough to brave the elements, the PowerShot D20 is waterproof to depths down to 10m, and can withstand freezing temperatures down to -10°C. Active Display technology also allows users to control some camera functions by tapping the camera body, making it easier to use when wearing gloves. Built to last, the PowerShot D20 is also shockproof from drops up to 1.5m and environmentally sealed against sand and dust to protect the advanced imaging technology inside.

Those who wish to blaze a trail and map out the adventure for others to follow can use GPS2 tagging and the low energy consumption3 GPS Logger feature. These can be used to tag images with location data or track routes and share discoveries easily using the supplied Map Utility software and through Google Earth4. Retelling the story behind a stunning shot is now even easier with Movie Digest mode creating a ‘making-of’ film reel for a day’s images. When engaged, this mode films the last 4 seconds before each photo is taken in 720p HD resolution and combines all the clips from that day to create a movie that allows users to document their experiences in a new and exciting way.

When things happen fast, the PowerShot D20 is always ready to go. The dedicated Movie Record button means users can switch instantly to Full HD 1080p movie quality and zero in on the action with the 5x optical zoom without missing a moment. Users can then relive the experience on a big screen thanks to the HDMI connection with CEC, allowing them to pause, rewind and replay any clip using the remote control of a compatible HDTV.

Easy to use, easy to explore Even when the action is fast and furious, frame the scene perfectly with just a glance at the bright, vibrant 7.5 cm (3.0″) 460,000 dot PureColor II LCD screen with 4:3 aspect ratio. It’s also easier than ever to capture great images without needing extensive photography experience thanks to Canon’s enhanced Smart Auto feature which detects 32 different scenes, applying the best combination of camera settings to ensure every shot is well-exposed.

The PowerShot D20 features seven5 creative effects that can be applied to give every shot new impact, allowing photographers to explore the world and change how people view it. Landscapes offer the impression of a scale model with Miniature Effect or similar effects to those of a fish-eye lens can be applied to present a completely unique view of the world.

Accessories for adventure The optional Accessory Kit includes Carabiner and Shoulder Straps to keep the camera handy when hiking or climbing, a special Neoprene Pouch and a Silicon Jacket for even more protection, as well as a Float to keep the camera at the surface when swimming, making the PowerShot D20 ready for many adventures.

Join the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY community Owners of this new model can also join the newly updated CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, an online facility for sharing photos and video now providing up to 10 GB of personal storage capacity, perfect for storing many photos, even in full resolution. An easy interface allows users to search for images, create combined photo and movie Albums that can receive comments from friends, and to share Albums directly via email and Social Networking Sites.

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Lenses / Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS USM & Canon EF 28 f/2.8 IS USM Announced.
« on: February 07, 2012, 06:06:57 AM »

Introducing the world’s first wide-angle primes with IS Canon today also launches the new EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM and EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM – the world’s first 24mm and 28mm fixed wide-angle lenses to feature optical IS technology. Ideal for landscape and reportage, both lenses offer outstanding flexibility allowing photographers to shoot an even broader range of scenes and subjects – combining fast apertures with IS to enable sharp results when shooting handheld, even in low light conditions.

Offering an advantage of up to 4-stops over lenses without IS, both lenses are ideal for capturing more of the scene thanks to their wider focal lengths. Both feature a wide f/2.8 aperture, allowing photographers to explore shallow depth of field, or to shoot in lower-light conditions. Wide apertures and IS technology also make each lens ideal for shooting fast-moving subjects, while Canon’s advanced IS technology is able to detect intentional panning movement and automatically switch from Normal IS mode to Panning IS mode – helping users to capture movement with greater accuracy.

Silent, high-speed AF performance is provided by the inclusion of a ring-type USM and additional features including optimized AF control. Full-time manual focusing also ensures adjustments can be made even when AF is engaged, while a minimum focusing distance of 0.20m (EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM) and 0.23m (EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM) allows photographers to get even closer to smaller or more detailed subjects.

Designed to perform Both the EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM and EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM feature redesigned optics to improve image quality and reduce the need for post-production. An aspherical glass moulded (GMo) lens element is incorporated to correct aberration throughout the optical system, while Canon’s optimised Super Spectra Coatings reduce ghosting and flare for stand-out image quality. Externally, both models also boast a number of design similarities with Canon’s professional L-series lenses, with a similar coating on the barrel and a similar design on the focus ring. A distance scale is also included to assist with landscape photography, while the compact design makes these lenses an unobtrusive addition to any kit bag.

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Lenses / Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« on: February 07, 2012, 05:59:46 AM »

Finally Announced!


London, UK, 7th February 2012 – Canon today adds to its world-famous EF lens series with the launch of three new lenses for photography professionals and enthusiasts. The new EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM professional zoom lens is an update to the popular EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM, while the new EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM and EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM are the world’s first1 wide-angle prime lenses to feature optical Image Stabilizer (IS) technology. All three provide the highest levels of performance for modern digital photographers, combining premium image quality with durable, userfriendly designs.


EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM: the ultra-high performance standard zoom

The new EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM features completely redesigned optics to provide outstanding clarity, image quality and durability. A compact design makes it ideal for carrying on every shoot, and a range of optical enhancements provide improved performance – capturing greater detail across the frame while reducing distortion throughout the entire zoom range, particularly at the maximum 70mm focal length.


With a redesigned optical system that includes two Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) and one Super UD aspheric elements to minimise chromatic aberration and colour blurring, the lens delivers consistently sharp, high-contrast images. Each lens element also features Canon’s optimised Super Spectra coatings to reduce ghosting and flare and ensure excellent colour balance. Additionally, a fluorine coating minimises the amount of dust, dirt and fingerprints that adhere to the front and rear of the lens, helping to maintain superior image quality.


The EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM also enables photographers to capture their subjects up close, with a minimum focusing distance of 0.38m at all focal lengths throughout the zoom range. A ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM) works in combination with a highperformance CPU and advanced AF algorithms to ensure accurate, silent and ultraresponsive autofocus. For those who prefer to maintain full control in every shot, fulltime manual focusing allows photographers to precisely tweak or alter the focus of their shot at any time, even when AF is engaged.


Distinguished L-series design

The EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is the latest lens from the elite L-series to offer Canon’s high-grade and user-focused design enhancements. The mechanical structure of the lens has been improved to offer enhanced zoom durability and greater shake and shock resistance within the lens barrel. The size of the lens has also been reduced by 10mm compared to the previous model, providing enhanced portability and greater convenience in everyday use. A new Zoom Lock lever also enables photographers to lock the zoom position at the extreme wide end to prevent damage to the lens in transit, while a water and dustproof construction2 enables users to continue shooting in harsh conditions.


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PowerShot / Canon PowerShot D20
« on: February 06, 2012, 06:58:58 PM »
Finally Canon has finally updated their waterproof PowerShot camera. The PowerShot D10 was an odd camera to say the least. The new PowerShot D20 looks to be a bit more reserved in design.

Specifications

  • 5x Zoom
  • 10 meter/33 foot depth
  • 1.5 meter/5ft Shockproof

Canon PowerShot D20

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Third Party Manufacturers / Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Announced
« on: February 06, 2012, 11:57:27 AM »
February 6th, 2012, Saitama, Japan - Tamron Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of optical equipment, announced the development of the SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007), a full-size high-speed standard zoom lens equipped with VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive), with resolution at the top of its class.

The price and availability of the SP 24-70mm will be announced at a later date.

Product Features

  • A full-size, high-speed standard zoom with built-in VC ( Vibration Compensation). Even when shooting in low-light conditions with a slow shutter speed to render sharpness, Tamron’s acclaimed VC allows for stable handheld camera work, to more fully enjoy the benefits of this high-speed zoom lens.
  • Uses special high-grade glass in the three LD elements, three glass molded aspherical lenses, one hybrid aspherical lens and two XR (Extra Refractive Index) glasses, delivering top-of-the-class quality images suited to this high-grade lens. Using a rounded diaphragm, the lens achieves gorgeous blur effects. This rounded diaphragm retains a nearly circular shape even when taken two stops down from its fully open state.
  • Features Tamron proprietary USD ( Ultrasonic Silent Drive) to power a speedy AF drive together with a continuous manual mechanism.
  • This high-speed standard zoom lens has a wide-end focal length of 24mm that expands the photographic area.
  • The lens adopts the new technology including the latest optical design, VC ( Vibration Compensation) image stabilization and USD ( Ultrasonic Silent Drive), all in a lighter and more compact package.
  • Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent water from penetrating the lens.

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Lenses / Canon EF 28 f/2.8 IS USM
« on: February 06, 2012, 09:43:28 AM »
Updated with photo

Canon EF 28 f/2.8 IS USM I don’t have a photo, but [DC] did post a link to the appearance of a Canon 28 f/2.8 IS USM. I’ll scour around for a photo.

Canon EF 28 f/2.8 IS USM

I have just arrived in Ireland, so I am a bit tired. More to come!

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Lenses / Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS USM
« on: February 06, 2012, 09:39:12 AM »
Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS USM The 24 f/2.8 that showed up in a patent a few months ago, shows up in image form as an IS prime.

Canon 24 f/2.8 IS USM

Source: [DC] & Submissions (thanks)

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Lenses / Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: February 06, 2012, 09:31:18 AM »

Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II

The long awaited replacement of the Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L has finally shown up in pictures.


Specs



  • 82mm Filter Thread

  • Lighter than version 1

  • I’ve heard a cost of $1799 – $1899 USD


Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II


Source: [DC] & Submissions (thanks)


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PowerShot / Canon PowerShot Announcements February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« on: February 05, 2012, 02:39:32 PM »
Lots coming A lot of new PowerShots are coming next week according to one source. Below are the confirmed models.

  • A2300
  • A2400
  • A3400
  • A4000
  • A810
  • D20
  • Elph 320
  • SX240

I did receive other models in the list that already existed, so I removed them. The camera of note in the list is the PowerShot D20. I’d assume that’s a followup for the waterproof oddity that was the D10.

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Lenses / *UPDATE* Canon Rebates Extended Until March 3, 2012?
« on: February 05, 2012, 09:45:19 AM »
*UPDATE* Here’s the official link to Canon USA in regards to the rebates.

http://usa.canon.com/eosinstantrebate

 From POTN It appears Canon will be extending and increasing some rebates through to March 3, 2012.

A few notable lenses have been removed for the extension. The 17 f/4L & 24 f/3.5L II tilt shift lenses, as well as the 20mm f/2.8.

Lens & Speedlite Rebates at B&H (Extension not posted yet)

Source: [POTN] (I can’t link, you need an account to view) & Bernie

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EOS Bodies / Canon EOS-1D X f/8 to be Added? [CR1]
« on: February 05, 2012, 09:36:11 AM »
Could it be? I have received two random emails saying that “f/8″ autofocus in the 1D X will be added to the final firmware for the camera.

By f/8, I mean the ability to have autofocus when the widest aperture of a lens is f/8. i.e.  a 500 f/4L IS with a 2X teleconverter. Which is 1000mm f/8.

We had heard previously that the perceived shortcomings in the 1D X could be fixed in firmware.

Canon EOS-1D X at B&H

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Peter Lik STEALING MY WORK!?
« on: February 04, 2012, 09:58:21 PM »
I think the Peter Lik stuff has run its course.


Thanks
CR

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EOS Bodies / Re: Can someone debunk this Peter Lik picture... PLEASE!!!
« on: February 03, 2012, 09:25:44 PM »
This has been quite the discussion. I'm going to lock the thread, because I don't think a consensus is going to be reached.

Thanks
CR

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EOS Bodies / Patent: 400 f/4, 300 f/4, 200 f/5.6
« on: February 03, 2012, 02:46:27 PM »
New Lens Formula Patents A new 400 f/4L IS non-DO would probably be a very welcomed lens. However, it will probably depend on the price of the 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x ($8000 I predict) as to whether or not it ever sees the light of day. The 200 f/5.6 is a strange one.

Patent Publication No. 2012-22105

  • 2012.2.2 Release Date
  • 2010.7.14 filing date

Example 1

  • 392.00mm focal length
  • Fno 4.12
  • 3.15deg half angle of view.
  • Image height 21.64mm
  • Length 279.32mm lens
  • BF 64.82mm
  • 15 sheets of 12 group configuration
  • An aspherical surface
  • Inner focus
  • Telephoto ratio 0.71

Example 3

  • 200.00mm focal length
  • Fno 5.77
  • 6.18deg half angle of view.
  • Image height 21.64mm
  • Length 180.00mm lens
  • BF 54.98mm
  • 6 lenses in 5 groups configuration
  • Telephoto ratio 0.90

Example 4

  • 294.00mm focal length
  • Fno 4.14
  • 4.21deg half angle of view.
  • Image height 21.64mm
  • Length 239.85mm lens
  • 14 images in 9 groups configuration
  • An aspherical surface
  • Inner Focus
  • Telephoto ratio 0.815
  • Telephoto lens
  • Stretch the focal length, and miniaturized, on-axis chromatic aberration and lateral chromatic aberration occurs
  • Tele photo lens type refers to the overall length is shorter than the focal length
  • And telephoto ratio refers to the value obtained by dividing the focal length the total length
  • Canon’s patent
  • Using the lens refractive index distribution

 Source: [EG]

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PowerShot / Canon PowerShot SX240 HS Spotted
« on: February 03, 2012, 09:05:50 AM »
Canon PowerShot SX240HS It’s not a 5D Mark III, but it’s something.

A photograph of the upcoming Canon PowerShot SX240 HS arrived moments ago. It seems it gets an increase from 14x zoom to 20x zoom. Probably a minor mp bump and DIGIC 5 as well. I’d expect it to be announced next week for CP .

thanks anon

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