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CANON U.S.A. INTRODUCES THE NEW CANON EOS-1D W DIGITAL SLR CAMERA, DESIGNED FOR “WILDLIFE”

Featuring Canon’s proven 61-Point High Density Reticular AF, Extreme Fast Shooting up to 24 fps, 39.9-Megapixel Near-Full-Frame CMOS Sensor, Outstanding ISO Sensitivity up to 204800, Dual Pixel CMOS AF II, Full HD Video Recording, Extreme-Durability Camouflage Finish, Development Announcement of EF 200-600mm f/4 L W IS USM/STM Lens

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., April 1, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc. once again shows its leadership in digital imaging by introducing the Canon EOS-1D W “Wildlife” Digital SLR camera, the EOS-1D W is the world’s first professional DSLR designed specifically for the needs of wildlife photographers and videographers. A new addition to Canon’s arsenal of professional DSLRs, the EOS-1D W is a progressive EOS-1D series camera based on the EOS-1D X, but loaded with exciting new features.

According to Sakuichi Ishizukara, Canon’s Executive Vice President and General Manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A., “Wildlife photographers make up a large percentage of DSLR camera users. These photographers have specific needs – needs that have long been overlooked.”

“That the new Canon EOS-1D W is going to revolutionize wildlife photography is unquestionable” says Martyn Culbreck after 3 months of field testing the new camera. Mr. Culbreck is the Director of Photography for BBC’s upcoming “Planet Life” series. “We spend weeks waiting for the an animal to be in the right position. When that perfect moment arrives, we cannot risk any camera-related issues causing a missed shot. The EOS-1D W is a game changer. It never misses.”

Read the rest of the press release at TDP

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An article on Planet5D talking about Panasonic potentially dropping the Micro 4/3 system (except for the GH4) also mentions the possibility of Canon acquiring Panasonic’s camera division. We’ve heard various things in the past about Canon acquiring camera technologies and companies, but nothing has ever come of it. It’s usually been focused around medium format companies or print technology companies such as Kodak.


From Planet5D

dalubo 1:15PM

I heard from some very reliable sources that Canon is about to take over the Panasonic camera division. And that Olympus retreats from MFT too.


I have no idea what Panasonic has that Canon would want, perhaps there’s some video technology or patents that are of interest. I am reminded of a few articles I’ve read about the camera industry needing a giant shakeup. One of the suggested shakeups is less camera manufacturers. Panasonic, while making some very good products in the industry, seems to relegated to a niche market of budget conscience videographers and photographers.


Whether or not this is true doesn’t matter, it’s a telling reminder of the state of the industry. Some companies are going to be leaving the camera marketplace in the coming years, there just isn’t enough growth to keep companies profitable. Canon and Nikon are safe, though the latter isn’t exactly a profit machine. Sony seems content of giving it their all to find a place in the photography world and Fuji is making some cool niche products and are profitable. Leica has become a lifestyle brand, and the Louis Vuitton customer will continue to purchase the high margin German cameras. The rest? I’m not sure how much longer we’ll see Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung and Ricoh/Pentax in the game, I expect at least 2 of those names will be moving onto other things.


Source: [P5D]


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Contests / Gura Gear Contest Winner Announcement & Coupon Code
« on: March 31, 2014, 01:04:38 PM »

Congratulations to Andrew B on winning the Gura Gear Uinta giveaway contest, you have been notified by email!


Consolation

For the next 48 hours, Gura Gear is offering 10% off of all their goodies for the next 48 hours. Use the coupon code “CRUMORS10″ without the quotes at checkout.


I highly recommend everything Bataflae as well as the Uinta. My favourite Gura Gear accessories are the Et Cetera cases, I never leave home without them.


Visit Gura Gear


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PowerShot / Busted: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone
« on: March 31, 2014, 09:47:00 AM »

Busted!

The well done April Fools hoax has officially been busted. Here is the Tag Heuer phone used for the mockup. :) I have added a reminder to my calendar for next years April Fools day.


Tag Heuer Smartphone

Tag Heuer Smartphone


UPDATE

I just realized what day tomorrow was, so please keep that in mind. :) The person who sent it claims it isn’t but that’s part of the fun I guess. I will say that I can’t find the phone anywhere on the web that they would have doctored, if you do find it, please send it on.


Photo Rumors has also received the images and apparently they come from a Greek magazine. We have no confirmation from anyone else that the product is real.


Original Post

I received this little product today . I have no idea if it’s real or just a great PhotoShop hoax. What do you think? Would you buy a Canon branded smartphone if the photography capabilities trumped all other smartphones on the market?


It kind of looks like the Caterpillar branded smart phone.


Specifications



  • Android KitKat 4.4

  • 8core 64bit Snapdragon 615 with 8 ARM Cortex A53 inside

  • 8Gb RAM

  • 64Gb memory

  • CPS,Bluetoth WIFI aso.


Double Lens Camera



  • First camera with 1 inch sensor 12,2×8,8mm 20Mpx (Sony?) 35mm equivalent lens

  • Second cam 1/1,7 inch sensor 10 Mpx with 3x Liquid Zoom Lens, which has liquid optical elements that changes zoom range by piezoelectricity.


Canon EOS Smart 1

Canon EOS Smart 1


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Pricewatch Deals / Deal: Canon EOS-1D X $5699
« on: March 31, 2014, 09:38:15 AM »

GetItDigital (99.4% approval) is selling the Canon EOS-1D X body for $5699 via ebay (Reg $6799)


Canon EOS-1D X Body $5699 via ebay


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EOS Bodies / Patent: EF 85mm f/1.2L III and Others
« on: March 31, 2014, 07:51:35 AM »

A patent showing new 85mm & 50mm designs has surfaced. Both an 85mm f/1.2 and an 85mm f/1.8 appear as well as a 50mm f/1.4 and a 100mm f/2.


An updated 85mm f/1.2L II has been mentioned as being under development for quite some time, and we’re all expecting a new 50mm lens, which is an oft rumored product.


Patent Publication No. 2014-52412 



  • Publication date 2014.3.20

  • Filing date 2012.9.5










































ExampleFocal lengthFno.LengthBF
One85.001.24125.5538.98
Two85.001.80113.5739.50
Three51.701.4188.0439.00
Four100.002.00120.0039.60



Image height = 21.64mm


Source: [EG]


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EOS Bodies / New Canon Cine Zoom Lens?
« on: March 30, 2014, 12:14:15 PM »

Below is an image showing the new Canon cinema lens with servo that will be announced shortly. It’s the lens in the front with the red ring and will cost 5 figures, so it’s definitely aimed at the professional market.


NAB in Las Vegas starts April 5, 2014 and runs until April 10, 2014.


We’re currently not expecting any new announcements for Cinema EOS bodies, beyond the possibility of a development announcement.


More to come….


Click for Larger

Click for Larger


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PowerShot / Canon PowerShot G17 Coming in May? [CR1]
« on: March 30, 2014, 12:11:37 PM »

We’re told that Canon will announce the PowerShot G17 some time in May. That is an extremely fast refresh from the PowerShot G16, which was announced last August. The PowerShot G16 was a very minor refresh from the G15.


Specifications



  • 24-200mm f/1.4-2.0 lens

  • New 1″ Sensor

  • all magnesium body with comfortable grip

  • DIGIC 6


The lens looks pretty impressive if this turns out to be true.


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PowerShot / Canon PowerShot SX 60 IS 100x Zoom Mentioned Again [CR1]
« on: March 29, 2014, 05:22:22 PM »

We continue to receive little bits of information about the upcoming Canon PowerShot SX60 IS. We should be seeing this highly popular superzoom some time in the spring.


The latest we’ve heard is the camera will have a 100x zoom and will have a focal length range of 20-2000mm. This goes along with what most sources have previously said. I’d get one just for the fun of 2000mm!


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Pricewatch Deals / Canon USA Rebates End March 29, 2014
« on: March 28, 2014, 02:21:31 PM »

B&H Photo has let us know that the current Canon USA rebates on Speedlites and lenses ends tomorrow, March 29, 2014 and will not be extended. They also mentioned that there are no other rebate programs planned for the near future.


The current rebate program is of the mail-in variety and is open to anyone with a USA mailing address.


See all the qualifying products at B&H Photo | Qualifying products at Amazon


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Canon USA Rebates at B&H Photo


Canon USA Rebates at B&H Photo | Canon Rebates at Amazon


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EOS Bodies / Cinema EOS C200 & C400 at NAB? [CR1]
« on: March 28, 2014, 10:45:43 AM »

EOSHD has posted about the possibility of an EOS C200 and EOS C400 for NAB 2014 in April.


According to EOSHD’s source, Canon will introduce the Cinema EOS C200 as a new entry level 4K camera, and the semi-pro Cinema EOS C400 sitting under the EOS C500.


CR’s Take

We have it from pretty good sources that Canon is announcing a few things, but not any cameras. However, there’s always a possibility that Canon has kept the existence of a C200 & C400 to a very small and select group of people and the other goodies are for a broader audience.


We’ve heard absolutely nothing about a C200 and C400, however that doesn’t remove the possibility of their existence, as this site isn’t the first place cinema people go.


The other possibility is these cameras could receive “development announcement” status and wouldn’t be part of the regular product announcement process.


Source: [EOSHD]


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ZEISS is launching the Compact Zoom CZ.2 15-30/T2.9 at this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas from April 7-10, 2014. The third member of the Compact Zoom family broadens the cine zoom line-up in the wide-angle range. From August 2014, the lens will be available for € 17,900 or US$ 23,900 (excl. VAT)*. The new zoom lens fills the wide-angle gap and complements the already available CZ.2 28-80/T2.9 and CZ.2 70-200/T2.9 lenses. It does not only offer extreme angles of view but also fulfills all the requirements for motion picture zooms: It stands out for its optical brilliance, as well as its distortion-free images.


The ZEISS Compact Zoom CZ.2 family of lenses sets new standards only experienced with fixed focal lengths from ZEISS. Equipped with this set of three zoom lenses, cinematographers can master an enormous range of shooting situations without having to resort to frequent time-consuming lens switches. For sophisticated filmmakers, the ZEISS cine zooms open up new creative possibilities. When working with a zoom lens, you can move a lot more quickly because you don’t have to change lenses and can make different shots from the same perspective.



The ZEISS Compact Zoom lenses are the only cine-style zooms in the world with full-frame coverage. All three zooms were calculated for the full-frame format of 36×24 mm. As a result, they are also compatible with image sensors larger than Super 35 (ex: image diagonal 31.5 mm) and therefore already ready to accommodate future developments in the field of growing sensor sizes. When the lenses are used on Super 35 cameras, users benefit from the positive “sweet-spot effect”: the image circle used by the sensor comes from the inner circle of the lens. As a result, the lens only uses that part of the illumination that has the highest quality in terms of sharpness, light and contrast. In line with the reliable and strict quality requirements that ZEISS lenses are subject to, all three representatives of the Compact Zoom family enable 4K capture.


The cine zooms from ZEISS are masters of flexibility whenever the goal is to achieve high-quality results with little lens changes. The optical balancing between ZEISS cine zooms on the one hand and ZEISS high-end cine lenses on the other fulfills filmmakers’ highest demands, whether they are making big-screen, TV, documentary, music video productions or feature films. All three zooms have a consistent aperture of T2.9, also making them suitable for situations with less available light. And thanks to the established ZEISS color matching, the lenses can be used in combination with the existing lens families ARRI/ZEISS Master Prime, ARRI/ZEISS Ultra Prime and ZEISS Compact Prime, with no additional color grading needed.


Over many years, ZEISS has been continuing to develop the bokeh – that special look of an out-of-focus area in an image. After all, bokeh is one of the most important characteristics of a lens. With special optical design and circular f-stop forms, ZEISS zooms here achieve a particularly harmonious result and depict out-of-focus highlights as circular without any bothersome artifacts. In addition, the Carl Zeiss T* coating – based on several layers in the nano field – ensures a visible reduction of stray light and reflections. The result: brilliant images with a three-dimensional effect.


A special protection against dust and spray water for rough use on the set underscores the high professional standard of these cine lenses.


The cine zooms from ZEISS deliver the well-known quality and performance for which ZEISS lenses have been known for decades. For cinematographers on smaller budgets in particular, it is critical to make safe investments in their equipment. On this point, the Compact Zoom CZ.2 lenses stand out strongly: due to the interchangeable mount system (IMS), with currently five different mounts (PL, EF, F, MFT und E), the lenses can be fitted without problems onto different camera mounts. As a result, the zooms can always be used on the latest camera models, and always in an optimal system mix.


All three lenses – the new Compact Zoom CZ.2 15-30/T2.9, the CZ.2 28-80/T2.9 and the CZ.2 70-200/T2.9 – will also be available as a complete set (without transport case) for € 44,999 € or US$ 59,900 (excl. VAT)*.



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Pricewatch Deals / Weekend Lexar Memory Card Sale at Adorama
« on: March 28, 2014, 09:42:34 AM »

Adorama has up to 50% off large capacity memory cards this weekend. Both professional SD and CF cards are on the list.


Lexar deals at Adorama


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TOKYO, Japan, March 27, 2014—Canon Inc. today announced that the Company’s interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLR and compact-system cameras) have maintained the No. 1 share worldwide in terms of volume within the interchangeable-lens digital camera market for the 11-year period from 2003 to 2013.


In addition to the interchangeable lenses, Canon also develops the key components—the CMOS image sensors and image processors—employed in its interchangeable-lens cameras. The most advanced of these technologies are incorporated in the Company’s flagship EOS-1D series. By applying these technologies to other models as well, Canon has successfully created a powerful product lineup that effectively responds to the needs of a wide range of users, from professionals to entry-level users, which has enabled Canon to maintain the top global share.

In 2003, the dawn of digital SLR cameras, Canon introduced its breakthrough EOS Kiss Digital (EOS Digital Rebel or EOS 300D Digital in other regions). This compact and lightweight user-friendly camera set the stage for growth in the digital SLR market and captured the top share of the global market. Since that time, Canon, in its ongoing pursuit of high image quality, has launched a number of models for advanced-amateur users that offer among the highest levels of performance for their class, including the EOS 5D series, which paved the way for digital SLR video recording.


In 2013, targeting entry-level users, Canon launched the EOS Kiss X7 (EOS Rebel SL1 or EOS 100D), which combines the world’s smallest and lightest digital SLR camera body with exceptional basic performance, and the EOS M2 compact-system camera, featuring significantly enhanced autofocusing performance. Also, within the advanced-amateur user segment, the Company introduced the EOS 70D, equipped with innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF autofocus technology, which has earned high praise from the market. These robust products provided the driving force enabling Canon to achieve its 11th straight year as the world’s market leader.


Additionally, in February 2014, Canon realized another industry milestone as cumulative production of EOS-series film and digital cameras surpassed the 70-million unit mark. Furthermore, during the first half of 2014, cumulative production of Canon EF-series interchangeable lenses for EOS cameras is on track to reach 100 million units. Underpinning these achievements is the high market share that Canon has maintained, made possible through the long-standing support dating back to the film camera era that the Company has received from its wide user base.


With a history of producing cameras that dates back to the Company’s founding in 1937, Canon will continue refining its diverse imaging technologies based on its core optical technologies, striving to produce exceptional and reliable lenses and cameras that cater to the varying needs of photographers—from first-time users to advanced amateurs and professionals—while contributing to expanding the photographic and video imaging culture.


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