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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.


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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

 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.


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.

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