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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.


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.


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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EOS Bodies / 5D X or Mark III Specs & Release Date? [CR1]
« on: February 02, 2012, 09:43:46 AM »
5D X / 5D Mark III The last week has been insane for rumors. I have had more than 150 “tips” sent in and going through them all has been lots of fun. The variance in information is wider than I’ve ever seen it previously.

More stuff Below is a spec list I received last week. It goes along with various other sources in regards to release date and specs.

  • 5D X
  • 22 mp
  • 61pt AF with DIGIC 4
  • 6.9 FPS
  • DIGIC 5 (Doesn’t say DIGIC 5 )
  • Announcement February 28
  • with 3 lens
  • Available April $2700

With Nikon announcing on February 7, 2012, and most thinking it’ll be the D800. I expect some kind of a camera to be announced by Canon within a month. If they can get these things shipping by April, a lot of wedding photographers will be happy.

We’ve seen one report about an October ship date for the 5D Mark III. If it’s not the 5DX/Mark III coming in the next month or so, then something else will be.


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EOS Bodies / Re: From NL: Wait for 5D3 could be longer
« on: February 01, 2012, 07:42:11 PM »
October? No way.

Software & Accessories / EOS Utility 2.10.4 for Mac OS X Lion
« on: February 01, 2012, 10:08:59 AM »
EOS Utility 2.10.4 Updater for Mac OS X IAmPtr on Twitter sent Planet5D information about the long awaited EOS Utility update for Mac OS X Lion.

Download Here

Release Notes

  • EOS Utility is an application that brings together all of the functions required to communicate with the camera. Functions for downloading and displaying images, remote shooting, and camera control of each setting when an EOS DIGITAL camera is connected to a computer have been integrated.
  • EOS Utility 2.10.4 Updater for Mac OS X is software that will install EOS Utility 2.10.4 on your computer or update a previously installed version of EOS Utility to EOS Utility 2.10.4 It is necessary that the previous version of your software have been installed when you use this updater on your computer.

Update History

Changes for EOS Utility 2.10.4 Updater for Mac OS X;

Supports Mac OS X 10.6.8 to 10.7


  • If you are using a version earlier than Mac OS X 10.6.8, please use EOS Utility 2.10.2.
  • EOS Utility cannot be used with WFT on computers running Mac OS X 10.6.8 to 10.7.2.


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Wish I knew what this type of fish is called.

(Canon 7D + 50mm f/1.4 @ f/1.8, 1/200 sec, ISO 500)

Looks like a triggerfish of some kind.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Canon EOS-1D X Technical Report
« on: January 30, 2012, 09:29:22 AM »
From the Canon Museum Canon has posted a technical report about the Canon EOS-1D X  at their Canon Museum. It’s a good quick reference for the camera.

The following information is covered.

  • Development objectives
  • Advances in image quality, resolution, and digital functions
  • New 61-point AF system
  • New exposure control system
  • High-speed continuous shooting and silent shooting
  • Advanced creative imaging functions
  • Advanced movie shooting functions
  • Pursuit of shooting convenience
  • Design and ease of operation
  • Further reliability and durability
  • Further system enhancements

Read the report at the Canon Museum

Canon EOS-1D X at B&H


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Photography magazines
« on: January 29, 2012, 06:16:44 PM »
Outdoor Photography Canada


It's a great magazine for landscape photographers. I'm friends with the editor/owner and one of the writers. The articles are written by working professional landscape and nature photographers.

They ship worldwide I think.

EOS Bodies / *UPDATE* New High-End DSLR Later in February [CR3]
« on: January 29, 2012, 12:48:37 PM »
*UPDATE* Invites have gone out to Canon Platinum CPS members to prioritize purchases of the new EOS-1D X. This is most likely the CPS event we’ve been told about.

For the launch of the Canon EOS-1D X, Canon would like to offer priority purchase for CPS Platinum members, as our most valued customers, we want to ensure we continue to add value to the CPS program where we can.

Not on February 7 [CR3] There will not be a 5D Mark III or similar announced on February 7, 2012.  It is suggested the “embargo” lift on the 7th may be for samples from the EOS-1D X.

Lenses [CR2] Another 24-70 f/2.8L II mention came my way. It will be announced with a DSLR.

More to come.


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EOS Bodies / *UPDATE* 5D Mark III - February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« on: January 28, 2012, 07:49:42 AM »
*UPDATE 2* Another source highly doubts February 7, 2012 is the date for an announcement. All the little bits of information that are leaking say it’s close, but it may not be that close. Please do not treat February 7, 2012 as fact until I can [CR3] it.

*UPDATE* Another source says it’s odd that Canon & Nikon would announce on the same day.  I have yet to see an actual invite to a press event for February 7, 2012. Good people are saying it’s coming that day, my gut is telling me otherwise. I do think the camera will be announced well before the 1D X ships.

More mentions A few more people have mentioned February 7, 2012 as the announcement date for the 5D Mark III. The sources are good, though I am waiting for the definitive word on the matter.

It’s mentioned that Canon will also announce new PowerShot cameras, a new Legria camcorder and Selphy printer(s).

Kevin Wang, based in Taiwan, posted on his Facebook wall that he will be an official photographer for the 5D Mark III. (thanks Hansen)

5D Mark III Specs If I put together everything I have heard, these are the specs of the 5D Mark III.

  • 22mp
  • 61pt AF
  • 7.5fps (this I’ve only seen once)
  • DIGIC 5
  • New Battery Grip with Joystick
  • GPS Ready

No lenses were mentioned for the announcement date of the 5D Mark III. However, a solid source that reported the 24-70 f/2.8L II and 35 f/1.4L II a month or so ago, says both lenses will be shipping sometime in April. Lenses have always been the toughest to nail down.


Software & Accessories / *UPDATE* Canon Pixma Pro-1 Review Sneak Peek
« on: January 27, 2012, 04:31:14 PM »


The review will have to wait, as my Pixma Pro-1 is broken. Something is wrong with the paper feed as I am getting scraping down various kinds of paper. 285, 310 & 325 GSM paper are all showing the issue. The obvious cleaning and maintenance has been performed, and the issue is not improving. I have also attempted manual feed and rear feed, and that isn’t changing the outcome either.

Canon Pixma Pro-1 Review Sneak Peek

I have finally received my Canon Pixma Pro-1 A3+ printer, and an extra ink set. I’m very excited to get some printing done with it this weekend. This is a bit of a sneak peak, as I’ll work on the full review as I work with it this weekend.

First Impressions

Bring a friend to the store if you’re going to pick one up. The box is huge and it must weigh 80lbs. It’s probably the largest and heaviest A3+ printer ever made.

The printer itself is quite nice to look at it, very clean and looks extremely well built. Could a printer be beautiful? This one may be.

The box is packed nice and tidy and it was easy to get out and onto a table, or desk. The initial setup was a breeze, and the printer appears to be relatively quiet. The ink cartridges are pretty large for an A3+ printer and are very well built. I paid $400 for a set of 12 ink cartridges, I have no idea if that’s good until we get into how much ink the printer will use. I always found the Pixma 9500 Mark II to be ink hungry, or the cartridges too small. I always had to have lots of backups if I got into a weekend print session.

I will spend the next couple of days playing around and will have a full review ready to go Sunday night (pressure or what?).

The Canon Pixma Pro-1 is in stock at B&H for $999

Canon Pixma Pro-1 Box

Canon Pixma Pro-1 Goodies

Canon Pixma Pro-1

EOS Bodies / Canon EOS-1D X Delayed?
« on: January 27, 2012, 04:20:35 PM »

April 2012 Release?

From Calumet in the UK, comes word that the Canon EOS-1D X may not be shipping until April. I had heard that previously, and it’s not overly shocking.

No word on why the camera may be delayed.

Canon EOS-1D X at B&H


Street & City / Re: Tel Aviv
« on: January 27, 2012, 01:04:56 PM »
Very nice, I hope to visit one day.


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