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EOS Bodies / Patent: Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
« on: June 18, 2014, 09:20:40 PM »
A new patent for an EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 STM has appeared. Also in the patent is the EF-S 55-250 f/4-5.6 IS STM, so this patent is probably just covering an additional optical formula that will not become a product. I’d think any 100-400 replacement will be an L lens with an Ultrasonic Motor instead of an STM.

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-102462
    • Publication date 2014.6.5
    • Filing date 2012.11.22
  • Example 1
    • Zoom ratio 4.24
    • Focal length f = 56.90-133.00-241.28mm
    • Fno. 4.12-5.04-5.83
    • Half angle ω = 13.50-5.86-3.24 °
    • Image height 13.66mm
    • 154.33-176.38-191.20mm overall length of the lens
    • BF 41.21mm
  • Example 5
    • Zoom ratio 3.73
    • Focal length f = 104.59-199.99-389.99mm
    • Fno. 4.58-5.03-5.87
    • Half angle ω = 11.69-6.17-3.18 °
    • Image height 21.64mm
    • 245.09-285.06-308.91mm overall length of the lens
    • BF 68.73mm

Source: [EG]

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Canon has launched Digital Photo Professional (DPP) 4.0, the first sweeping overhaul of Canon’s RAW processing software since its launch. The latest version of DPP – available for download at the end of June – has been updated with a raft of key changes to satisfy the most demanding of digital photographers.

Canon software engineers – having the unique advantage of being able to directly harness the power of the Canon sensors, DIGIC processors and lenses – have made the all-new Digital Photo Professional 4.0 a much faster, more dynamic, linear and feature-packed image editing software solution, thanks to the ability to fully utilise 64-bit architecture. The latest version of DPP has been designed and developed from the ground up, tailored to the workflows of professional and high-end amateurs to help them realise the key EOS System concepts of speed, ease of use and high image quality.

New, improved Canon algorithms have been optimised to make the most of the wealth of information delivered by the camera sensors, while productivity has been increased thanks to improved speed of RAW image display and developing that makes real-time image adjustment a reality.

DPP 4.0: ALL-NEW KEY FEATURES

  • Faster, real-time adjustments.
  • Improved RAW file workflow.
  • Better, more approachable user interfaces.
  • Compatible with 64-bit native environments.
  • Colour adjustments for specific colour gamuts.
  • Improved highlight recovery provides expanded tonality.
  • Improved shadow recovery function.
  • Support for movie playback.
  • Auto Lighting Optimizer can be applied to JPEG images.
  • Better integration with EOS Utility.

Read the full preview at CPN (via TDP)

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Download links to the new EOS Utility and DPP have been posted by Canon Australia. You must enter a serial number from a “compatible body” to download the programs. For the moment, only the latest full frame bodies qualify for the free download.


Compatible Bodies



  • EOS 1D C

  • EOS 1D X

  • EOS 5D Mark III

  • EOS 6D


I had expected that all EOS DSLR users would be able to use the program, but also assumed there were some features that would only be available to “compatible body” users. Unfortunately, it looks like I was mistaken. DPP 4 will not open RAW files from incompatible bodies. So if you do not own one of Canon’s current full-frame bodies, you’re stuck using version 3.x instead.


From the viewpoint of someone who uses a 5D Mark III as a primary body and a 7D as a backup, I find this to be very inconvenient. It means that I have to keep two versions of DPP installed on my computer if I want to use the latest features while still being able to edit my backup body RAW files.


I hope Canon reconsiders this new software strategy. [Sean]


Download DPP & EOS Utility Here


DPP 4.0 will only be compatible with a 64-bit OS, such as Windows 7, 8 and 8.1, as well as Mac OS X 10.8 and 10.9.


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EOS Bodies / Canon EOS 7D Mark II Speculation [CR1]
« on: June 18, 2014, 07:52:43 AM »

Below are some points sent to me by someone who says they have spoken to a person who has shot with the EOS 7D Mark II. Some of the points are a bit vague, but could bring about better information in the near future.


This is the first I’ve heard about a megapixel count being “quite high”, It has been expected the camera would be around 24mp.


Below is a direct quote of what we were told.



  • Quite high MP count

  • Vastly improved AF performance

  • Greatly improved low light and ISO/noise performance

  • Potentially a different sensor and/or technology than expected

  • Good price point

  • Very close to ‘pro’ classification, but non-compete with flagship such as 1dx

  • Release by Fall season as expected

  • Canon holding back 7Dmk2 for a reason. I suspect 100-400 mk2 announcement, or some other coinciding situation.


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Third Party Manufacturers / Tamron 18-200 Di III VC for EF-M Coming
« on: June 18, 2014, 07:32:14 AM »

An 18-200 from Tamron for the EOS M is coming shortly. This would be the first third party zoom lens with a native EF-M mount.


The announcement is expected on June 19, 2014.


Source: [DCI] via [NL]


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Pricewatch Deals / Deal: EOS 5D Mark III Body $2574
« on: June 17, 2014, 10:23:30 AM »

GetItDigital (99.4% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body for $2575 (Reg $3199) via ebay


Canon EOS 5D Mark III $2574 (Reg $3199) via ebay


Note: The items in these sales are brand new and likely grey market, therefore not technically covered under a Canon USA warranty. Although, there are reports of warranty service being performed on these items. If you have any issues, we’re always here to help.


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EOS-M / Canon EF-M 55-200 f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Gets Official
« on: June 17, 2014, 12:40:17 AM »

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 17 June 2014 – Canon today announces a new addition to its EF-M lens range with the introduction of its first dedicated telephoto zoom lens – the EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM. Designed for Canon’s Compact System Camera, the EOS M, the new EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM features Canon’s signature optical performance, advanced Stepping Motor Technology (STM), a 3.5-stop optical Image Stabilizer, and provides a versatile 55-200mm focal range to help users get closer to the subjects they love
 
Taking you closer
The EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM joins three existing lenses in the EF-M range, which together offer a diverse variety of focal lengths from 11-200mm. The perfect addition to any EOS M kit bag, the new lens opens additional creative possibilities for EOS M shooters through its suitability to capture a wide selection of scenes – from eye-catching portraits at 55mm, to wildlife at 200mm.
 
Leading optical technologies for incredible images
Developed using the company’s unparalleled optical expertise, the EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM features Canon’s powerful optical Image Stabilizer and STM technology to deliver outstanding levels of detail when shooting stills and movies. When shooting movies specifically, STM technology ensures smooth focus transitions, as focus shifts from one subject to another. The STM mechanism also provides near-silent focusing, giving videographers the ability to shoot movie soundtracks which capture the natural ambience of the scene in front of them. Additionally, thanks to a highly-effective 3.5-stop optical Image Stabilizer, which reduces visible camera shake, users can also shoot sharp stills while using the zoom, and steady movies while capturing action.
 
Designed to make great photography easy
Constructed of a high quality metal exterior – a trademark of the EF-M lens range – the EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM is also compact, lightweight and portable, making it ideal for everyday use. Inside the lens, an Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) element delivers outstanding image quality throughout the zoom range. Furthermore, its non-rotating front element makes it easy to maintain a consistent effect when using filters, and the full-time manual focus ring offers greater creative freedom to adjust focus during shooting.
 
Key Features



  • Get closer to the action with your EOS-M camera

  • Image Stabilizer keeps images sharp

  • Compact enough to go anywhere

  • Smooth, near-silent STM focusing

  • Make quick adjustments with a manual focus ring

  • Shoot great quality images – full of sharp details and rich colour


Detailed specs are after the break.



canon-ef-m-55-200mm-f45-63-is-stm-lens-construction_0


 













































Angle of view (horizontal, vertical, diagonal)23 ° 20 ‘~ 6 ° 30′ · 15 ° 40 ‘~ 4 ° 20′ · 27 ° 50 ‘~ 7 ° 50′
Lens constitution17 pieces in 11 groups
Number of blades diaphragm7 pieces
Minimum aperture2-32
Minimum focusing distance1m
Maximum magnification0.21 times
Filter diameter52mm
Maximum length × diameterφ60.9 × 86.5 mm
Weight260g
Camera shake compensation effect3.5 stops

canon-ef-m-55-200mm-f45-63-is-stm-mtf-chart


Source: [Canon NZ]


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EOS Bodies / Patent: Multi-Lens, Multi-View Camera
« on: June 17, 2014, 12:13:20 AM »

Below is a patent for a multi-lens, multi-view camera. I’m not sure what the application would be for such a camera, but I felt the same way about the PowerShot N and it continues to get made. :)


The patents below are translated via Google Translator.


Patent Publication No. 2014-110442



  • Publication date 2014.6.12

  • Filing date 2012.11.30


Canon patents



  • Multi-lens camera concentrically arranged an imaging device and a plurality of lenses

  • I do light field, angle of view changes, perspective changes, noise reduction, resolution conversion, HDR, distance estimation, the disparity estimation



Patent Publication No. 2014-110443



  • Publication date 2014.6.12

  • Filing date 2012.11.30


Canon patents



  • I provided a handle to the multi-lens camera

  • Parameter change in the rotation of the handle


Patent Publication No. 2014-110444



  • Publication date 2014.6.12

  • Filing date 2012.11.30


Canon patents



  • I reduce the number of the imaging lens element than the number of multi-lens camera

  • By the rotation of the optical unit, to select a specific lens


Source: [EG]


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Lenses / EF-M 55-200 4.5-6.3 IS STM Coming Shortly
« on: June 16, 2014, 02:59:48 PM »

We heard about this lens way back in September of 2013, and it’s finally making its way to the market.


We’re thinking this lens will not immediately make it to the USA, following the same path as the EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM.


EF-M 55-200mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM



  • Adopted one glass molded aspherical lens and one UD lens.

  • 22% shortening the overall length compared to the EF 55-250 IS STM.

  • EF-250 mm in 1980-IS 31% weight reduction compared with STM equipped with a camera shake correction of the effect of 3.5 stops.

  • Fast AF algorithm.

  • Full-time manual focus.

  • ET-54B Lens Hood.


Source: [DCI]


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EOS Bodies / Re: More EOS 7D Mark II Talk [CR1]
« on: June 16, 2014, 09:35:36 AM »
I have corrected it, I was looking at the 70D line in my spreadsheet of specs.

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EOS Bodies / More EOS 7D Mark II Talk [CR1]
« on: June 16, 2014, 07:34:23 AM »

A bit more about the EOS 7D replacement made its way to us over the weekend. This time we’ve received a little bit of information about the viewfinder in the upcoming EOS 7D Mark II.


We’re told the viewfinder will have 100% coverage and a magnification of 1.15. We’re told the top plate has a noticeably bigger bump around the viewfinder than the current EOS 7D.


Everything we’re hearing about the camera is coming from new sources.


More to come…


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DPP 4.0
Canon developed the upgraded DPP 4.0 software for the editing of RAW images in response to the needs of professional and advanced-amateur users. The software delivers improved workflow efficiency for photographers who edit large numbers of images at an advanced level, helping them to achieve the key concepts of the EOS series of interchangeable-lens cameras: speed, ease of use and high image quality.
 
The new software improves on the previous version in such areas as an expanded adjustment range for highlights and shadows as well as enhanced basic functions. Providing users with more freedom when adjusting images, DPP 4.0 includes such new functions as 8-axis color gamut adjustment and an Auto function that automatically analyses the brightness and darkness balance of a histogram and adjusts the tones, or luminance, of an image accordingly. 
 
The new version of Canon’s DPP software delivers greatly enhanced operability and convenience during the image editing process. In addition to featuring an updated graphical user interface (GUI), the software is capable of displaying as many as 10,000 image thumbnails at one time. Further contributing to ease of use, the software lets users not only view selected images for comparison even in the preview window, but also assign ratings to images.
 
EOS Utility 3.0
Canon’s new upgraded EU 3.0 allows users to connect a camera to a computer via a USB connection or Wireless File Transmitter in order to remotely perform camera settings, transfer images and capture images. Delivering even greater workflow efficiency, EU 3.0 easily integrates with DPP 4.0 to allow users to select and compare images, enabling them to more easily choose the best shot, as well as make slight adjustments to camera settings and reshoot scenes.
 
Pricing and availability

DPP 4.0 and EU 3.0 come in late June, 2014 and will be a free download.


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Software & Accessories / Re: RRS or Markins?
« on: June 13, 2014, 12:33:06 AM »
Markins makes a traveler specific ballhead, I have it and love it. I also have a Q20. I chose Markins because they weighed less and they have a simpler layout.

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Pricewatch Deals / Save 25% At LensRentals.com This Week.
« on: June 12, 2014, 02:43:57 PM »
LensRentals.com is having a pretty big sale for the busy time of the year. Now’s the time to rent that big Canon glass you’ve always wanted to try.

From Lens Rentals.com Had your eye on a certain piece of glass for a while? Then take advantage of our best discount of the summer. For one week only, save 25% on any one item rented.

Just use the promo code: 5DAYSALE

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To qualify:

  • Order must be placed by 11:59 PM CT on June 16th, 2014.
  • Order must have an arrival date of June 16th – June 20th, 2014.
  • Applies to the item with the highest rental fee on a single order
  • Not combinable with other promotions
  • One use per customer

Visit LensRentals.com

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Firmware Version 1.0.5.1.00 for EOS C500 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.
 
For EOS C500

  1. Compatibility with the Canon RC-V100 Remote Controller (expected to be available in June 2014) has been added.
  2. Peripheral illumination correction data has been added for the [CN-E35mm T1.5 L F] EF Cinema lens and the [EF-S55-250mm f4-5.6 IS STM] EF lens.
  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which the EF Cinema lens’ F number was incorrectly displayed.

For EOS C500 PL

  1. Compatibility with the Canon RC-V100 Remote Controller (expected to be available in June 2014) has been added.

Download links after the break.

Support Download Firmware Version 1.0.5.1.00 for the EOS C500 / C500 PL.

Firmware Version 1.0.4.1.00 for the EOS C100 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.

  1. Compatibility with the Canon RC-V100 Remote Controller (expected to be available in June 2014) has been added.
  2. Peripheral illumination correction data has been added for the [CN-E35mm T1.5 L F] EF Cinema lens and the [EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS STM] EF lens.
  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which the EF Cinema lens’ F number was incorrectly displayed.

Note: Firmware Version 1.0.4.1.00 is only for EOS C100 cameras without the Dual Pixel CMOS AF Feature Upgrade. If the EOS C100 camera has had the DAF Feature Upgrade applied, please download Firmware Version 2.0.4.1.00.

Support Download the new version of the Instruction Manual for the EOS C100 which provides more information on the new features and benefits available in this firmware update.

Download Firmware Version 1.0.4.1.00 for the EOS C100.

Firmware Version 2.0.4.1.00 for the EOS C100 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.

  1. Compatibility with the Canon RC-V100 Remote Controller (expected to be available in June 2014) has been added.
  2. Peripheral illumination correction data has been added for the [CN-E35mm T1.5 L F] EF Cinema lens and the [EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS STM] EF lens.
  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which the EF Cinema lens’ F number was incorrectly displayed.

Note: Firmware Version 2.0.4.1.00 is only for EOS C100 cameras with the Dual Pixel CMOS AF Feature Upgrade applied. If the EOS C100 camera does not have DAF Feature Upgrade applied, please download Firmware Version 1.0.4.1.00.

Support Download the new version of the Instruction Manual for the EOS C100 which provides more information on the new features and benefits available in this firmware update.

Download Firmware Version 2.0.4.1.00 for the EOS C100.

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