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EOS Bodies / 5D Mark III Information [CR1]
« on: January 18, 2012, 10:24:15 PM »
Minimal Specs Two communications came in tonight about 5D Mark III sightings in an Asian nation. One mentioned the 5D Mark III getting GPS related certification, no mention of what that certification was called. It was also said the camera doesn’t have a high number of autofocus points compared to the 7D or 1D series bodies.

The second communication talked about a prototype having eye control autofocus. This sort of rumour hasn’t appeared for a long time, but lots of people have fond memories of the eye controlled AF of the EOS-3. There was also a mention of the camera being capable of 5fps.

Summary of 5D Mark III features mentioned today.

  • GPS Enabled
  • Less than 19 AF points
  • Eye control autofocus
  • 5fps


EOS Bodies / C300 Dealers & Price Announced in the USA
« on: January 17, 2012, 12:21:36 PM »

Dealers announced There will be 17 dealers for the new Canon EOS C300 camera in the United States. The launch price of the camera will be $15,999 USD. One in particular, FilmTools.com has put a video up explaining how the launch is going to work. It also sounds like all the third party manufacturers will have their accessories ready to go.

FilmTools is taking preorders on all things C300


From Conurus This is the world’s first adapter that would give Canon lens owners electronic contact with Nex cameras (such as changing aperture using the camera itself).

Estimated availability: January 21, 2012

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Contests / Re: Contest Winners Announcement
« on: January 17, 2012, 12:03:49 AM »
Awesome shots! congratulations to the winners, i was wondering what is the abstract actually a picture of though?

It's a microscopic photo of a crystal.

It took me 8 months to get the M9 approval.

She's glad now, it's a lot lighter in her purse than a full fledged DSLR  :D

Contests / Contest Winners Announcement
« on: January 16, 2012, 11:11:23 PM »

Contest Winner!

We’ve been at it for a few months. We’ve seen a lot of great photography, however there can only be one grand prize winner. Without further ado, below are the top 3 entrants in the inaugural Canon Rumors Lens Giveaway Contest!

Third Place: Prize – 500px 1 Year Membership

chaselindberg – Abstract Category

3rd Place | Abstract Category

2nd Place: Prize – Gura Gear Kiboko 22L Backpack

lmks0001 – Action & Sports Category

2nd Place | Action & Sport Category

1st Place – Grand Prize Winner: A choice between the Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS or Canon EF 8-15 f/4L Fisheye

efroten – Black & White Category

1st Place | Black & White Category

Congrats to all the winners. You will be notified via the forum messaging system.

Congratulations to everyone that entered the contest, it surpassed all expecations. We’ll have  another photo contest in March, this one will be a little unique.


Software & Accessories / Re: What smartphone photo apps do you use?
« on: January 16, 2012, 10:10:11 PM »
Yes to both

Software & Accessories / Re: What smartphone photo apps do you use?
« on: January 16, 2012, 09:22:52 PM »
It is, what I want to do is quite elaborate.

Software & Accessories / Re: What smartphone photo apps do you use?
« on: January 16, 2012, 09:02:27 PM »
Finding an app developer has been more difficult than I thought it would be. It's apparent Canon Rumors needs an official one.

2012 is the year I get it done, come heck or high water.

Third Party Manufacturers / Zeiss Distagon T* 25 f/2 ZE in Stock
« on: January 16, 2012, 08:01:29 PM »
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 25 f/2 B&H has limited quantity of the new Zeiss Distagon 25 f/2 that was announced at the end of October.

As per most of the Zeiss lenses, it’s coming highly regarded. Here’s just one review.

Zeiss Distagon T* 25 f/2 @ B&H for $1699


Software & Accessories / Re: What smartphone photo apps do you use?
« on: January 16, 2012, 11:21:20 AM »
Hey, that's interesting. I'm not sure they can do that... I've never commissioned an app.



Wow, I figured this was the official, authorized, CR app.   None the less, I love it.

Do you use the free or paid version?

Software & Accessories / Re: What smartphone photo apps do you use?
« on: January 16, 2012, 10:33:11 AM »
Hey, that's interesting. I'm not sure they can do that... I've never commissioned an app.



Canon General / Patents: 24mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.2, 300mm f/4
« on: January 15, 2012, 06:07:53 PM »
New Optical Formula Patents A new patent showcasing 3 different focal lengths has come to light.

  • Patent Publication No. 2012-8352
    • 2012.1.12 Release Date
    • Filing date 2010.6.25
  • Example 1
    • Focal length f = 294.0mm
    • Fno = 4.14
    • = 8.42deg angle.
    • 15 sheets 11 groups configured
    • One element radial refractive index profile
    • Bowen ratio 0.78
    • Inner Focus (the second lens group for focusing)
  • Example 3
    • Focal length f = 51.5mm
    • Fno = 1.25
    • = 45.6deg angle.
    • Configuration 6 each group 10
    • Two elements radial refractive index profile
    • One aspherical surface 1
  • Example 4
    • Focal length f = 24.7mm
    • Fno = 2.86
    • = 82.4deg angle.
    • Configure each group 11 10
    • One element radial refractive index profile
    • Rear focus (the third lens group and the second lens for focusing)
  • The principle cause chromatic aberration
    • Light is refracted at the interface of the lens
    • Within the lens are not refracted rays
    • The refractive index is different for each wavelength
  • Element and the axial refractive-index distribution is
    • Refractive index change in the direction of optical axis
    • This patented technology is not used (as introduced)
  • Element and the radial refractive index profile is
    • Refractive index change in a direction perpendicular to the optical axis
    • Rays are refracted at the boundary and both the lens in the lens (chromatic aberration occurs).
    • Chromatic aberration can be corrected if appropriate refractive index profile
    • Rather than spherical or aspherical, planar (flat glass), but I (easy processing)
  • Canon’s patented
    • Elements to create a radial refractive index profile optimized for each wavelength the refractive index profile is difficult
    • Patented technology, the characteristics of chromatic dispersion (Abbe number, a partial dispersion ratio) to optimize, to compensate for chromatic aberration
    • Optimize the calculation, line d, line C, line F, to compensate for chromatic aberration of four wavelengths simultaneously in the g-line
    • Create a radial refractive index profile element as a mixture of resin

 Source: [EG]


Lenses / EF 24-70 f/2.8L II [CR2]
« on: January 15, 2012, 06:00:02 PM »
Here we go again More information has trickled in about the “thorn in my side”, aka the Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS II. A new version of the updated lens started to make its way to the folks lucky enough to test the lens out. There have been upwards of 5 different variations of the new lens. It’s still reported that there is no IS in any of the prototypes. One design change that has apparently been seen is a fully internal zoom function, we’re not sure if that is with all the prototypes.

I won’t even hazard a guess as to when it will be announced, though it was suggested it has been pushed back on various occasions.

I can see the collective eye rolls about this post already. I post about 2% of the stuff that comes in about this lens, I understand you’re all sick of reading about it.

The Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L at B&H for $1249


EOS Bodies / Canon EOS-1D X Battery Issues?
« on: January 15, 2012, 04:19:53 PM »
Why the delay? It’s been noted that an official weight for the new Canon EOS-1D X has yet to be finalized, I’m told the battery is the reason for this. It was suggested they’re having “serious” issues with the new battery.

Firmware Another person has come forward and said Canon is working feverishly on firmware feature changes and updates to the EOS-1D X. The good news is Canon will do whatever it takes to get the camera to market in March as previously announced.

Pricing Change? I’m told the $6800 suggested price tag for the EOS-1D X isn’t written in stone.


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