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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Replacement Talk [CR2]
« on: January 09, 2015, 07:00:42 AM »
Canon must be desperate to avoid using the name "3D" and "4D" if it will use "5Ds" instead.

It went from having (1D, 1Ds) -> 1DX to deal with market confusion.

Why does Canon believe going from 5D3 -> (5Ds, 5D4) won't create new market confusion?

Hasn't it learnt from the sins of the past?

I don't think "1DX" was to avoid market confusion. With the death of APS-H, it made no sense to keep the "EOS-1D" name. Since there wasn't going to be 2 version of the flagship camera, the name "1Ds" was no longer wanted or needed as it was synonymous with high resolution, which the 1D X isn't.

The problem with the name "3D" is obvious.

"4D" is possible, but I think the marketing muscle behind "5D", their most successful full frame camera would be welcomed.

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EOS Bodies / EOS 5D Mark III Replacement Talk [CR2]
« on: January 09, 2015, 06:22:36 AM »

We’re told that the next EOS 5D will come in three different versions. Two of the cameras named “EOS 5Ds” would be the high megapixel cameras with a resolution of 53mp. One of the cameras would have an AA filter and other would not. We’ve heard this sort of thing before, except the language used previously was one camera would have a low pass filter, and the other would not. I do like the naming “EOS 5Ds”, as that may finally put to rest the “EOS 3D” moniker which has been around longer than this site has. There is also precedent on the “S” naming from the days of the “EOS-1D” and “EOS-1DS”.


The third camera would be an EOS 5D Mark IV, which would continue on the path of a lower megapixel event, sports, wildlife focused full frame camera. If this is true, I don’t believe all 3 cameras would come at the same time.


For the time being, there are no plans for a high resolution EOS-1 body style. However, expect the build quality of any 5D replacement to be top notch.


Personally, if they don’t make a high resolution EOS-1D style body, I do hope that a “5Ds” has the top plate of an EOS-1D.


More to come…


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This product is all about the DAC, and if it's better than the one in the A&K players, then this is a steal at $1200. I'm looking forward to hearing it.

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Lenses / Review: Canon EF 24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
« on: January 08, 2015, 07:26:39 AM »

Dustin Abbott, a friend of the site, has completed his review of the brand new Canon EF 24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM.


People ask a lot if the EF 24-105 f/4L IS is going to stick around in the lineup, especially now that this lens is available. I don’t have an answer for that, but there’s 3 options in this focal range now if you also include the very good EF 24-70 f/4L IS. This lens is now kitted with the EOS 6D and I suspect it’s going to be a kit option with all future non EOS-1 full frame cameras.


From the review

“I’m rarely a fan of variable aperture lenses, but the reality is that almost all consumer grade zooms are variable aperture. It is this concession that allows them to be lighter and cheaper. That aside, this lens provides solid optics, great image stabilization, and fast, quiet focus.  It is a lens that I believe will make more and more sense as Canon introduces it as a kit bundled with cameras at a lower price point and as Canon’s next generation of full frame camera bodies add the technology that can fully utilize this lens.” Read the full review



Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM $599: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon


Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Kit $2199 – Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama


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EOS Bodies / Re: Expect Higher End Products at CP+ in February
« on: January 05, 2015, 09:08:00 PM »
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Panasonic did at Photokina.

http://www.panasonic.com/uk/consumer/cameras-camcorders/lumix-digital-cameras---point-and-shoot/compact-cameras/dmc-cm1.html
Looks pretty slick it does.
I think it's a bit of an exaggeration to call a 1" sensor "Pro Sized" though.
Darn, CM1 doesn't on Panasonic's US site, that's good though, another cool thing I can't be tempted by, GAS is safe for now.

It'll be in the USA by the summertime.... Not sure about other markets in North America.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Expect Higher End Products at CP+ in February
« on: January 05, 2015, 07:24:37 PM »
I don't understand the motivation to bring out waves after waves of ho hum P&S every year or half. This only desensitizes your customer to ignore anything you announce in the future.

Time to stop paying attention to those manufactures for 6 months, see ya...
I'd think those waves of P&S are an attempt to stave off the low end juggernaut that phones have become.
I'd also think Canon might take the hint, bring out a camera that makes phone calls, surfs the web and runs apps, but hey, what do I know. Er, did Samsung try that already?

Panasonic did at Photokina.

http://www.panasonic.com/uk/consumer/cameras-camcorders/lumix-digital-cameras---point-and-shoot/compact-cameras/dmc-cm1.html

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EOS Bodies / Expect Higher End Products at CP+ in February
« on: January 05, 2015, 05:11:57 PM »

I have received a lot of emails, tweets, and Facebook messages about the lacklustre announcements from Canon today. Canon generally doesn’t make a big splash at CES, which is a very broad consumer electronics show. You get lost in TV’s, software, phones and every other gadget one can think of.


I’d expect we’re going to see higher end products announced for CP+ in Japan, which runs from February 12, 2015 until February 15, 2015. Announcements for different types of products may trickle out in the weeks prior to the show.


What could we expect for CP+?

I expect we’re going to see the rumoured/confirmed large zoom, large sensor PowerShot. The specs from the other day could be this camera.


The EF 11-24 f/4L could also make an appearance, this lens has been all but confirmed. We will probably see a new Rebel in the next month or two, so that could appear for CP+.


As for the high megapixel camera? This could be a show we get at least a development announcement as I do expect an announcement for this camera to come before NAB in April.


More to come….


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Pricewatch Deals / Canon Products Announced Today
« on: January 05, 2015, 10:14:46 AM »

Canon EOS Cameras

*Same EOS 6D camera, but it can come in a kit with the new 24-105



Canon PowerShot Cameras



Canon Vixia Camcorders



Canon Accessories



  • Canon Connect Station CS100 $299 – Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama


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New CS100 Provides Convenient Ways to Store, View, Share and Manage your Photos and Videos on One Device


MELVILLE, N.Y., January 5, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the new Canon Connect Station CS100i, a photo and video storage device that has the capability to connect to multiple compatible imaging devices allowing users to easily store, view and share images and videos. First shown as a prototype at the 2010 Canon Expo in New York, the Canon Connect Station CS100 device provides up to 1TB of storageii exclusively for photos and videos allowing users to free up space on media cards quickly, without the use of a computer. Featuring NFC (Near Field Communication) capabilities and Wi-Fi® technology, users can simply tap the NFC icon on their compatibleiii Canon digital camera or camcorder to automatically import new images and videos wirelessly to the CS100 making them ready to view and share on a connected HDTV.



“Canon designed the Connect Station CS100 device to help consumers quickly and easily view, share and store their most valuable images and videos using Wi-Fi and NFC technologies,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Today’s imaging culture is passionate about photography and videography and our goal at Canon is to make it as easy as possible for everyone to protect and share all their precious memories.”


Once movies or photos are stored on the Connect Station CS100 device, users can view them in crystal clear Full HD via HDMI connection to a compatible HDTV. With the Canon Connect Station CS100’s wireless remote control, users can easily navigate through the device’s stored images and video files while viewing them on a large screen. The user-friendly menus appear on the screen when interacting with your Connect Station CS100 device and will allow sorting and managing image and video files by albums, date taken or by device. Freeing the user from having to use a computer to manage their images, the Connect Station CS100 device also features SD and CF memory card slots and a USB connection for importing images from compatible devices that may not feature wireless capabilities or when wireless connectivity may not be available.iv


Sure to be a hit at parties, the Connect Station CS100 device also wirelessly connects to select PIXMA and SELPHY printersv in the home to quickly print those favorite images, helping to make memories that will last for years to come.


The new Connect Station CS100 device will also allow users to view, upload, and download images from compatible smartphones, tablets or PCs using a web browser. Users can also send or receive images with other Connect Station CS100 units in different locations using the CANON IMAGE GATEWAY.vi The CANON IMAGE GATEWAY also allows users to share their images and videos to their favorite social networking sites.


File formatsv supported include JPEG, RAW(CR2vii), MP4, MOV and AVCHD. Backup and restore functions are possible using the USB connection and an external hard drive (sold separately).


Attendees at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, January 6th-9th will have the opportunity to see the Canon Connect CS100 device in action when they visit the Canon booth (#13304 in the Central Hall). The Connect Station CS100 device will be the centerpiece that pulls together and displays the input to output capabilities of Canon EOS, PowerShot, VIXIA and PIXMA products in the Home and Play Zone of the Canon booth. Demonstrations of the Connect Station CS100 device will occur in booth and there will be Canon product representatives on-site to answer questions regarding the Connect Station CS100 device, as well as the full line of Canon consumer digital imaging products.


Pricing and Availability

The Canon Connect Station CS100 is scheduled to be available in April 2015 for an estimated retail price of $299.99. For more information, and full list of product specifications, visithttp://www.usa.canon.com/connectstation.

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All Three New VIXIA HF R-Series Camcorders Provide Excellent Low-Light Shooting Performance and Enhanced Zoom


MELVILLE, N.Y., January 05, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc. a leader in digital imaging solutions, has updated the VIXIA HF R-series lineup of camcorders with three new models announced today – the VIXIA HF R62, VIXIA HF R60 and VIXIA HF R600 camcorders. The VIXIA HF R-series camcorders all feature genuine Canon HD Video, a 57x (32.5-1853mm) Advanced Zoom lens, DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor, three-inch touch panel LCD, SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization, long battery life, and a Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor. The VIXIA HF R62 and VIXIA HF R60 camcorder models also feature Wi-Fi® and NFC capabilities for sharing images and video on compatible mobile devicesi including compatible Android devices, as well as by using the new Canon Connect Station CS100, a device for easy and safe image and video storage and access.


“For those who do not want to compromise on video quality, the Canon VIXIA line of camcorders is known for providing high-quality video, easy-to-use features and the optical and imaging technologies needed to create videos to be proud of,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, President and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Now, by adding NFCi capabilities to two VIXIA models, Canon is providing video enthusiasts with the tools they need to make recording and sharing their priceless memories easier than ever.”



Image Quality and Recording Capabilities

The new Canon VIXIA HF R62, VIXIA HF R60 and VIXIA HF R600 camcorders provide outstanding image quality using Canon’s 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor, and the proprietary DIGIC DV 4 Image processor. These new VIXIA R-series camcorders provide users with the ability to capture brilliant, virtually blur-free 1920 x 1080 resolution Full HD video. For consumers looking to capture a variety of different types of activities, like their children’s soccer match or a high school graduation, the Full HD video together with the 57x Advanced Zoom lens and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization offers smooth and steady video. The new VIXIA R-series camcorders also feature Intelligent IS which automatically chooses from four different modes to help reduce camera shake when capturing video or photographs.

Users have several options for storing their cherished memories when shooting with the Canon VIXIA HF r-Series camcorders. The VIXIA HF R62 camcorder can record up to 12 hours of video to a 32GB internal memory and the VIXIA HF R60 camcorder can record up-to three hours of video to an 8GB internal memory. In addition, all three of the new VIXIA HF R-series camcorders allow users to record to a removable SD, SDHC or SDXC memory card. Shooters can capture high-quality, sharp, 1080/60p imagery of moving subjects when recording in either MP4 (35 Mbps) or AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps). When using the Dual Recording mode, users can record movies simultaneously in both MP4 and AVCHD Progressive, while the built-in down conversion feature creates MP4 files for easy sharing on the web to popular social networking sites.


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Mobile Sharing, NFC, and Wi-Fi® Connectivity

Featuring built-in Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities, the VIXIA HF R62 and VIXIA HF R60 camcorders expand shooting options for filming important moments while simultaneously providing remote monitoring capabilities. Utilizing Wi-Fi and the free Canon CameraAccess Plus appii, users can easily share recorded video or live stream remotely from a compatible Android or iOS device that allows the user to control certain camera functions like record and zooming. The optional Camera Pan Table CT-V1 base accessory can be attached to the bottom of both the VIXIA HF R62 camcorder and VIXIA HF R60 camcorder, allowing the products to act as baby monitors or security cameras. While using the Canon CameraAccess Plus app and Pan Table base together, users can rotate the camcorder left to right up to 200 degrees. The Pan Table can also be manually adjusted up or down for a tilt up to ± 20 degrees.

With the free Canon Movie Uploader appiii, sharing videos with family and friends is easy. Available on the iOS platform, this app allows users to send video directly to a compatible smartphone or tablet for online sharing. For Android devices, the free Remote Browseiii app allows users to preview or download files to a compatible smartphone, tablet, or PC when using a web browser. Once both devices are wirelessly connected, users can download or instantly playback their videos without the need for an application or other software.


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Advanced Features

The Framing Assist function featured on all three models provide users with the ability to readjust the zoom magnification to reacquire the subject after losing sight of it at extreme magnification – a useful tool for those recording a child’s activities such as a football game or piano recital. All three models also have a three-inch capacitive touch panel LCD that allows users to quickly switch between settings without impacting their ability to capture their desired images and video. Slow and fast motion recording is a fun feature that gives videos a professional look. Fast motion can be shot at up to 1,200x and slow motion down to 1/2x. In addition, the File Lock Function on all three models helps safeguard against mistakenly deleting files from the camcorder.

For more creative videos, these camcorders allow users to customize their video by selecting from seven Cinema Look filter effects which can be applied during or after filming. Additionally, while in Audio Scene Select mode, users can select from eight predetermined audio modes that adjust and optimize audio settings based on the shooting conditions. The built-in microphone/headphone terminal provides users with the flexibility to record using an auxiliary microphone or listen to what they’re recording with headphones.


The VIXIA HF R-series camcorders also feature a longer battery life than previous models, providing users with more than one hour of recording time on a full battery charge. The VIXIA HF R62 camcorder utilizes the high capacity B-727 battery pack, providing the longest VIXIA R series battery life, up to 180 minutes. The VIXIA HF R60 and VIXIA HF R600 both utilize the high capacity B-718 battery pack which records up-to-120 minutes of shooting time.


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Pricing and Availability

The VIXIA HF R62, VIXIA HF R60, and VIXIA HF R600 camcorders will be available in March 2015 for estimated retail prices of $449.99, $399.99, and $299.99, respectively.


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Three New PowerShot SX Series Digital Cameras Feature Super-Zoom Lenses for High-Impact Imaging and Two New PowerShot ELPH Series Digital Cameras Offer Easy-to-Use Features in Sleek, Compact Bodies


MELVILLE, N.Y., January 5, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the addition of three new super-zoom cameras to its PowerShot SX line up: the PowerShot SX530 HS, the PowerShot SX710 HS and the PowerShot SX610 HS digital cameras. The company also added two new stylish and compact cameras to its PowerShot ELPH series: the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS and PowerShot ELPH 160 cameras. The PowerShot SX models provide users with high-quality imaging, advanced features and fast focusing, while the PowerShot ELPH models have improved operability to help produce beautiful images and video housed within stylish, slim bodies that can easily fit in a pocket or purse.


“As our customers’ desire for superb imaging devices to help them create amazing images and video grows, Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to providing digital cameras that have the features and functions to easily capture their most important moments,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With these five new PowerShot digital cameras, Canon hopes that users will capture and share their favorite moments, without compromising image quality.”


The three new PowerShot SX series cameras (the PowerShot SX530 HS, the PowerShot SX710 HS and the PowerShot SX610 HS) feature optical zoom ranges of 50x, 30x and 18x, respectively – making them powerful enough to capture images close-up as well as from a distance. The built-in Wi-Fi® and NFC connectivity options in the new PowerShot SX cameras allow users to easily share beautiful images online with family and friends by connecting to a compatible smartphonei, tablet or Wi-Fi enabled computer. Experiencing the power of a printed image is also easy when users connect and print to a Canon wireless PictBridge certified printer, like the Canon PIXMA MG7520. And for even more convenience, the cameras are compatible with the new Canon Connect Station CS100 – a dedicated device for easy and safe image and video viewing, sharing and storage.


The new PowerShot ELPH 170 IS and PowerShot ELPH 160 digital cameras are easy to take along almost anywhere. Providing users with great imaging quality, the new PowerShot ELPH cameras feature 12x and 8x Optical Zoom lenses, respectively, and 720p HD video – making them perfect for busy parents or an on-the-go college student.



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The PowerShot SX530 HS

The PowerShot SX530 HS digital camera builds on the features included in the PowerShot SX520 HS digital camera. With a 50x Optical Zoom lens (equivalent to 24-1200mm) and Canon’s Optical Image Stabilization, the camera is ideal for those with active lifestyles who want to take high-quality close-up shots of their travel adventures or weekend getaways. And with Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities, users can easily share and print their special images wirelessly. In addition to featuring a powerful optical zoom range and wireless options, the SX530 HS digital camera combines a16 MegapixeliiHigh-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 4+ Image Processor to create the Canon HS System allowing for excellent low-light performance.

Giving users the ability to capture life in motion, the camera features a dedicated movie button so users can easily record 1080p Full HD video utilizing the camera’s full 50x Optical Zoom capability. In addition, Intelligent IS enables the camera to automatically choose the best settings to help optimize image stabilization for virtually shake-free images and video in various shooting conditions. The camera’s high-speed AF allows users to autofocus quickly to help capture every shot with ease. The PowerShot SX530 HS digital camera’s advanced Zoom Framing Assist feature intelligently controls the lens, making it easy to identify the main subject of the shot, even when the subject is moving.


The PowerShot SX530 HS also features Canon’s Creative Shot mode, Smart AUTO technology and Hybrid AUTO. The PowerShot SX530 HS digital camera is scheduled to be available in February 2015 for an estimated retail price of $429.99.


SX710HS

The PowerShot SX710 HS

Based on the successful PowerShot SX700 HS model, the PowerShot SX710 HS digital camera features Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity with an impressive 30x Optical Zoom lens (equivalent to 25-750mm). The 20.3-Megapixelii High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 6 Image Processor work together to create the Canon HS System allowing for excellent low-light performance. In addition, the camera’s Intelligent IS helps optimize image stabilization in a variety of shooting conditions whether shooting stills or video.

Zoom Framing Assist helps make it easier to keep distant subjects in the field of view, even if the subject is in motion. The camera also records high-quality 1080p Full HD video at up to 60 frames per second through a dedicated movie button. Hybrid AUTO automatically recognizes the scene and optimizes camera settings to capture the high image quality for still photos while simultaneously creating a great looking highlight reel in 720p HD video.


The PowerShot SX710 HS digital camera also features Creative Shot mode and Short Clip mode for artistic and creative photos and videos. Using Story Highlights mode, the camera creates a highlight reel of selected images using a range of optional special effects such as Fast Motion and Slow Speed, creating a unique imaging experience perfect for sharing with family and friends. The images can be selected automatically based on events, date, Face ID, or the selection can be customized based on photos hand-picked by the user. The result is an exciting highlight reel that can be accompanied by music options provided with the camera, without the use of external editing software.


The PowerShot SX710 HS digital camera is scheduled to be available in February 2015 for an estimated retail price of $349.99.


SX610HS

The PowerShot SX610 HS

The PowerShot SX610 HS digital camera features Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity options as well as an impressive long-zoom range in a compact point-and-shoot body. The Power Shot SX610 HS camera’s powerful 18x Optical Zoom lens (equivalent to 25-450mm) provides users with high-quality optics in a pocket-sized camera body. The PowerShot SX610 HS camera combines a 20.2-Megapixelii CMOS sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 4+ Image Processor to create the Canon HS System allowing for excellent low-light performance. With Auto Zoom mode enabled, the camera will automatically frame the subject of a shot by zooming in and out to produce a crisp, clear image with pin-sharp focus.

The PowerShot SX610 HS digital camera is scheduled to be available in February 2015 in red, white or black for an estimated retail price of $249.99.


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The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS and PowerShot ELPH 160

The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS digital camera is slim and stylish boasting a 12x Optical Zoom lens (equivalent to 25-300mm) and 20-Megapixelii CCD sensor, enabling users to take photos and video that deliver a powerful and share-worthy story. With Intelligent IS, users have the ability to capture images that are virtually shake-free in a variety of shooting situations. The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS digital camera also captures crisp, smooth 720p HD video footage quickly and simply by pressing the dedicated movie button.

With Smart AUTO mode, the camera automatically chooses the optimal settings to help ensure the best possible image is taken, and with creative effects like Fisheye, Toy Camera and Monochrome users can take images to a new artistic level. For those who are constantly on the move, the camera is outfitted with ECO mode to help extend battery life allowing more photos to be taken over a longer period of time.


The PowerShot ELPH 160 digital camera also delivers high-quality imaging capabilities with a powerful 8x Optical Zoom lens (equivalent to 28-224mm) and 20-Megapixelii CCD sensor. Like the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS, the PowerShot ELPH 160 digital camera features smooth 720p HD video capabilities with a dedicated movie button, Smart AUTO mode and ECO mode to preserve battery life.


The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS digital camera is scheduled to be available in February for an estimated retail price of $149.99 in a variety of colors – blue, silver and black.


The PowerShot ELPH 160 digital camera is also scheduled to be available in February for an estimated retail price of $119.99 in four colors – black, white, silver and red.



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Third Party Manufacturers / Yongnuo 35mm f/2 Canon Clone on the Way
« on: January 04, 2015, 10:55:27 PM »

Yongnuo is continuing in their quest to make (clone) older Canon lenses and sell them for less. This 35mm f/2 has the same optical formula as Canon’s old 35mm f/2 non USM lens. Although the outside of the lens seems to resemble their 50mm f/1.8.


First Chinese Made Wide-angle Fixed Auto Focus Lens YONGNUO YN 35mm F2  



  • The closest focusing distance up to 0.25 meter,when under close-up shooting,it is available to get the unique sense of depth of the wide-angle lens.

  • F2 large aperture,virtual background,which makes photography with more fun.

  • Support auto focus (AF) and manual focus (MF) mode.

  • The aperture blades up to 7 pieces,which allows you able to shoot the near-circular diffuse plaques,appropriately narrow the apertures can shoot the 14 astral effect.

  • Adopts chrome high precision metal bayonet,which effectively improve the goodness to fit the camera body and the bayonet strength, wear and corrosion resistance for durable use.

  • Full line of the products are glass lenses.

  • Supports full-frame and APS-C format cameras,supports M/AV/TV/P and other camera shooting modes,and can be displayed the aperture data in the EXIF Information.

  • Multi-coated lenses,effectively improve the transmittance and suppress the ghosting and flare when in backlit shooting .

  • Adopts gold plating for the metal contacts,effectively improve the signal conductivity and corrosion resistance.


More pictures of the lens after the break…



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Source: [Yongnuo] via [PR]


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / New Firmware Coming for EOS 5D Mark III
« on: January 03, 2015, 11:50:16 AM »

Over on the Magic Lantern forum a user was trying to install the latest version of the third party software, but was unable to. Their camera has firmware 1.3.3, while Canon has only made version 1.2.3 available on their site. There is no word on what features or fixes have been made available in Canon’s official firmware version 1.3.3.


“Few weeks ago I bought a 5D M III. Today I tried to install Magic Latern, but I failed. The firmware version of my camera is 1.3.3, and there was no ML installation file for this version. Then I visited Cannon’s website to download firmware 1.2.3. I tried to install 1.2.3, but my camera said ‘Firmware older than Ver. 1.3.0 is on memory card. Delete old file and update using later version.’. One thing I was surprised about is that there is no firmware 1.3.3 on Cannon’s webpage. It is very strange that my camera is running 1.3.3 firmware.”


Source: [Magic Lantern]


Image Credit // Xitek Forum


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EOS Bodies / Patent: Plastic/Resin Mount for DSLRs
« on: January 02, 2015, 08:52:23 PM »

A patent showing a metal & plastic resin mount for DSLRs is available to view. The plastic part of the mount seems to be for a much smoother mounting and dismounting of lenses. There could also be some weight and cost savings for lower priced cameras like the EOS Rebel line.


Patent Publication No. 2014-240858 (Google Translated)



  • Published 2014.12.25

  • Filing date 2013.6.11


Canon patent



  • Of bayonet mechanism mount

  • Mounting an inner peripheral portion of the body has a concave rail surfaces of metal

  • Mount the outer periphery of having a rail surface of the convex shape in the resin

  • That resin rail than the metal rail, I have a narrow width and high height


Source: [EG]


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PowerShot / New PowerShot(s) for CES Next Week [CR1]
« on: January 02, 2015, 05:29:54 PM »

With CES in Las Vegas starting next week, expect a few PowerShot cameras from Canon. Below is a specification list we were sent for a high end compact camera. We were told this will be the PowerShot G17, though it could be the previously rumoured large zoom compact that goes with the G1 X Mark II and the G7 X.


Specifications



  • 1″ Sensor

  • 24-200 f/1.4-2.0 IS Lens

  • All magnesium body

  • Bright 1.3mp 3.2″ LCD

  • GPS

  • Wifi


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