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Lenses / Patent: Canon EF 35 f/2 IS
« on: February 24, 2012, 06:33:46 PM »
Canon EF 35 f/2 IS Patent The release of the 24 f/2.8 IS & 28 f/2.8 IS lenses brought a lot of questions wondering where the replacement 35 f/2 was. All 3 have shown up in the same patent, so that could mean a 35 f/2 IS is on the way.

Patent Info

  • Patent Publication No. 2012-37691
  • 2012.2.23 Release Date
  • 2010.8.6 filing date

Source: [EG]


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Site Information / Re: Record number of members online
« on: February 22, 2012, 07:21:41 PM »

The forum has become busy, it's been great. Our moderation log is so bare. I appreciate the civility of the people here, it's great.

The forum will be moving to a dedicated server soon, the 5D3 stuff from today killed the site for a bit. I take it as a compliment!


Lenses / New Lenses Coming [CR3]
« on: February 22, 2012, 03:01:55 PM »
New Lenses Coming The announcement dates for the following lenses haven’t been confirmed. However, they will be coming sooner rather than later.

EF-S 18-135 II This lens will have a silent autofocus motor geared to video. It will arrive with the new Rebel T4i. This has shown up in a US retailer inventory system. No price for the kit with the T4i.

EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4X This highly anticipated lens will be officially announced shortly. The price will most likely be $10,999 USD.

EF 40 f/2.8 Pancake I think it’ll be EF, but a 40 f/2.8 Pancake lens is coming. Expect it to be announced either with the 5D or shortly after.


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EOS Bodies / *UPDATE* The Next 5D on March 2, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 22, 2012, 02:47:57 PM »

5D Mark III

Below are the known specs of the upcoming 5D Mark III. To see all the 5D Mark III coverage, you can click here for the category view.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III & 24-70 f/2.8L II


  • 22mp

  • 61pt AF

  • 100% VF

  • 3.2″ LCD

  • Dual CF/SD Card Slots

  • Price: Around $3500 USD

  • Announcement on March 2, 2012 (Depending where you are on earth)

  • Battery Grip BG-E11

New Flash

It’s either the 590EX or the 600EX, any way you look at it, it’s a new flagship flash.

So this pretty much confirms what we’ve been saying for a while now.

More Images

5D Mark III & 24-70 f/2.8L II Kit, BG-E11, 600EX - Click for larger


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EOS Bodies / March 2, 2012 The Day for an Announcement?
« on: February 22, 2012, 08:03:50 AM »
March 2, 2012 We and others (again) are getting lots of hints that NDA’s will expire on March 2, 2012 and an announcement of a camera body will take place.

It will be a 5D type camera and the same specs as before keep coming up. 22mp, 61AF points, full frame, 6.9fps and all that.

If March 2, 2012 is true, we’ll get confirmation very shortly. February 28, 2012 still gets a few mentions, so perhaps something else may be announced on that date.


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EOS Bodies / Canon EOS-1D X Delayed Until April/May?
« on: February 22, 2012, 07:55:34 AM »
Not shocking We’ve heard along with others that the Canon EOS-1D X may be delayed until April or May, 2012.

I don’t think anyone is too shocked by that, as I think there is a lot of software tweaking going on with the camera. I have yet to hear any issues with manufacturing.

The camera has also disappeared on some store web sites when you search for it.


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EOS Bodies / Canon 18-45 f/3.5-5.6 Kit Lens for APS-C Mirrorless Patent
« on: February 20, 2012, 09:57:53 AM »

Canon Mirrorless Fun

A patent showing  an 18-45 f/3.5-5.6 kit lens for an APS-C sensored mirrorless camera has appeared. That would be a 29mm-70mm lens when crop is factored in.

Source: [EG]


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EOS Bodies / *BUSTED* 5D Mark III & 5D X Specs?
« on: February 19, 2012, 07:36:12 AM »
BUSTED? Simonxu11 on our forum busted this one pretty quickly. It appears at least one of these spec lists appeared last May on Camera Gear Guide.

thanks Simon

The split in the line is still something that has come from a few places. The most common resolution numbers for each camera are 22mp and 34mp. Again, everyone is pointing to two full frame cameras under the 1D X.

New Specs? The following specs have shown up on a Chinese web store. How factual it is, I am unsure. Some of the specs I’ve seen, others I haven’t. However, if there’s a split of the 5D line, and all signs point that way, some specs may be getting mashed across each model. More about the split in a bit.

5D Mark III (source) 26.4mp 19 AF Points 4.9fps DIGIC V Wireless Flash Operation

5D X (source) 45mp 61 AF points DIGIC 5 & DIGIC 4

thanks stefan & bernd


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Lenses / Canon EF 500 & 600 f/4L IS II in May
« on: February 18, 2012, 03:50:36 PM »

Another update

Canon has officially announced the new Canon EF 500 f/4L IS II and Canon EF 600 f/4L IS II will become available in May 2012.

I think  this is only the 4th date given for release and probably the last.


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EOS Bodies / 5D Mark III/X Variation & New Flagship Speedlite? [CR1]
« on: February 18, 2012, 06:34:36 AM »

5D Mark III/X Specs

A slightly different spec list for the coming 5D3/5Dx. It mentions the camera using the 1D Mark IV AF system and not the 1D X’s 61pt AF. This is the first I’ve heard that. Definitely not a bad thing if true.

Also mentioned is an upgrade in weather sealing to match the 7D. I have heard of leaking 7D’s, so I’m not sure if that’s a good thing.

Replacement of the 580?

A new flagship flash may be coming shortly. No guide number was given, but a suggestion it will use radio to trigger flashes. It may also trigger cameras.

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EOS Bodies / Announcement Soon [CR3]
« on: February 17, 2012, 07:20:43 PM »

Get ready

Things are heating up and we’re going to see an announcement soon. February 28, 2012 is still shaping up as the day of an announcement, though it could be a week later. We’ll be seeing a full frame camera announced. We’re still unsure if it’ll be a 5D Mark III or a 5D X.

The next 90 days could be pretty exciting for the Canon community. Expect a bunch of announcements. This isn’t [CR3], but it sounds like we’ll see at least 2 full frame cameras announced before NAB in April. One will probably be the 4K camera. Also expect more lens announcements.


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EOS Bodies / Canon 5D Mark III/X Commercials Being Shot? [CR1]
« on: February 16, 2012, 08:46:31 AM »

New Commercials?

Received some detailed information that 5D Mark III/X commercials are being shot in England and France. One film is about making a cinematic piece with the camera, the other is for Euro 2012.

Very few details were given about the camera itself.

I’m In Ecuador

My internet may be wonky for the next couple of days as I move around Ecuador, but do keep emails and whatnot coming.


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Site Information / Canon Rumors in Ecuador
« on: February 15, 2012, 02:45:33 PM »
Should be fun! I am currently sitting in Atlanta on a stopover before heading to Quito, Ecuador tonight. I flew in from Dublin and I’m enjoying t he R&R. Quite tired already.

I have posted a journal/article about the trip that I hope some of you find interesting. I’ll obviously be posting photographs as internet access allows. I’ll also be reviewing a couple of products from Singh-Ray Filters and Gura Gear.

Pardon any grammatical or spelling errors, I can’t proof read well when I’m tired.

Read the article (I will attempt to update it daily and it’ll be at the top of the site)


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Lenses / A Brief Hands-On With the 3 New Lenses
« on: February 14, 2012, 07:01:02 PM »
From Dan Carr Photographer Dan Carr had a brief hands-on with the 3 new lenses from Canon. He even had the chance to shoot a sample image with the new EF 24 f/2.8 IS. However, as noted in his article, the IS wasn’t operational on the prototypes.

There are some images of the new primes on the Canon EOS C300 as well. Are videographers looking forward to these primes?

There is also a sample from a hand assembled EF 24-70 f/2.8L II to view.

Dan’s take on the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II

Mounted to my 5dMKII it felt like a perfectly balanced package. Another physical difference is the 82mm thread on the front element, up from 77mm on the previous version. I remember the change from the old 16-35 f2.8 to the 16-35 f2.8 II which went through the same increase in diameter. The end of the MKII 16-35 appeared a fair bit larger than it’s predecessor, with a bulge in the lens casing. I’m happy to say though the the 24-70 doesn’t suffer from this at all. I was worried it would seem a lot bulkier but actually it feels quite svelte and apart from the annoyance of all your 77mm filters no longer fitting, it’s a change that will go unnoticed by most.

Read the entire article


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EOS Bodies / 5D Mark III/X Information [CR1]
« on: February 14, 2012, 06:06:00 AM »
aaaaaahhhhhhhhhh! Tons of information coming in about possibly the most anticipated camera of 2012 (sorry Nikon).

Announcement date of February 28, 2012? I have received lots of emails saying that’ll be the announcement date. I cannot confirm it to 100% certainty, so for now it’s just a guess.

Specs? All the same specs are coming in. 22mp, 61pt af, 6.9fps. It could definitely take the spot of the 7D, if the previous rumor is true.

Shipping? Late March or early April is the mentioned ship times for the camera. If this is true, there should be real solid leaks coming soon.

Where’s my megapixels? A lot of people are wondering why 22mp is it, especially after Nikon announced their 36mp D800 last week. Canon’s Masaya Maeda had some interesting things to say about a large megapixel body.

…Regarding how Canon responds to the competition from Nikon’s D800 and the concern of the successor of 5D Mark II, Maeda indicates that although he cannot leak information about un-announced product, the way Canon develops new product is to satisfy the needs of professional photographers. For instance, the introduction of EOS-1D X is to satisfy professional photographers to photoshoot sports events like the Olympics, in terms of their requirement of high FPS and high image quality under high ISO settings. If Canon thinks the market wants the high resolution models such as the 30 MP of Nikon’s D800, they can easily develop such products…

The bolded part of the above quote basically translates to, “we have one, give us a bit to tear a D800 apart and make sure ours is better”.

I still want a 5D2! There has also been a few suggestions that the 5D Mark II could remain current, even after a perceived replacement is announced.


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