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United Kingdom, 16 April 2014 – Canon today introduces a new white edition of the world’s smallest and lightest APS-C DSLR , the EOS 100D, as well as a new white version of its EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM zoom lens. Ideal for first time users looking to explore the world of DSLR photography, the new editions to the EOS range make it easy for anyone, whatever their skill level, to capture and relive special moments in stunning detail.

Measuring just 116.8 x 90.7 x 69.4mm, the EOS 100D is compact enough to always carry with you and features an 18 MP APS-C Hybrid CMOS AF II sensor and a range of simple controls and automatic shooting modes, making capturing stunning images and Full HD movies effortless. The incredibly lightweight and compact body provides a traditional DSLR shooting experience while the large 7.7cm (3.0”) ClearView II touch screen, makes it easy to adjust settings and review images straight after capture.

The white EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens is the perfect partner for the new EOS 100D, providing the flexibility to capture everyday subjects from sweeping landscapes to close-up portraits. An Optical Image Stabilizer ensures images are captured with impressive detail and clarity, while the near-silent STM technology also ensures noise is kept to a minimum whilst focusing in movies.

White 100D

100D Stormtrooper Edition

White EOS 100D – key features:

18.0 Megapixel Hybrid CMOS AF II sensor

Compact, portable design

Simple shooting with Scene Intelligent Auto

Optical viewfinder and large touch screen

Full-HD movies with Hybrid CMOS AF II

Creative Filters and Extra Effect Shot

Built-in Feature Guide

EOS System of lenses and accessories

White EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM – key features:

Versatile focal length range

Compact design

Four-stop optical Image Stabilizer

Smooth focusing with STM motor

0.25m closest focusing distance

Super Spectra Coating

Non-rotating front element

Manual focus ring

Circular seven-bladed aperture

Pricing and availability

The EOS 100D White will be available from May 2014 with an MSRP of £499/€599


via TDP

Canon General / Review: Canon Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT
« on: January 30, 2014, 10:21:11 AM »

Bryan over at The-Digital-Picture has completed his review of the ST-E3-RT remote for Canon’s 600EX-RT flash system.

From his review:

“If you are a professional or serious amateur photographer and have the ability to choose the Canon’s radio wireless system for your uses, the decision to get one or more ST-E3-RT remote transmitters makes a lot of sense.”

Our reviewer, Justin, didn’t weigh in on the ST-E3-RT but did have high praise for Canon’s 600EX-RT system in our review. The bottom line is that Canon has a real winner with their RT system and all the components of it make for an incredible setup for anyone interested in off-camera flash.

You can purchase the ST-E3-RT from B&H on it’s own, from Adorama or save by buying it as part of a 2 speedlight, 1 ST-E3-RT set.

Source [TDP]


Lenses / Review: Canon EOS 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM by DxO Mark
« on: January 29, 2014, 09:30:15 AM »

DxO labs has tested and reviewed the Canon EOS 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS.

From their review:

“Without doubt this lens is a popular model and it’s not difficult to see why. It has pretty good image quality throughout the range.”

Their own title to the review really sums it up “Still a good all-round choice.” It’s not a glowing review, but this has been a strong staple lens for pro photographers for many years. While an updated lens is certainly on the horizon, there is a lot of value left in this quality lens considering the pricier first-party alternatives. Of course, there are some choice third party lenses on the market too.

Source [DxO]


Canon 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS at B&H  | Canon 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS at Adorama

Canon General / Canon's Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Results Released
« on: January 29, 2014, 08:57:58 AM »

Canon’s a very large company, often we forget that consumer cameras and lenses are just a small fraction of that, to get an idea of the scope have a look at their financial results for 2013 (if you’re into looking at other people’s money.) Links are PDF’s

An excerpt on digital cameras:

“Within the Imaging System Business Unit, interchangeable-lens digital cameras maintained their top market share despite the challenging environment, which was marked by a drop in demand in Europe and China due to the economic downturn, although demand in Japan continued to expand. In particular, the EOS 5D Mark III and 70D advanced-amateur-model digital SLR cameras continued to realize healthy growth. Furthermore, in Japan, the new entry-level EOS Digital Rebel SL1 and T5i cameras proved popular. As for digital compact cameras, although total sales volume declined due to the market slowdown and the increasing popularity of smartphones, sales volume increased from the previous year for high-added-value models incorporating features that differentiate them from smartphones, such as large-size image sensors and models like the PowerShot SX50 HS and SX510 HS, which feature high-magnification zoom lenses.”

With almost no mention of mirrorless and it’s impact on the DSLR or compact market.

Via [TDP]


Canon General / Deals at Adorama: 600EX-RT, Canon EOS 6D kit and more
« on: January 27, 2014, 04:20:13 PM »

Adorama has a pretty good batch of deals this week but you’ll have to use the “Buy together and save” text link under the star-ratings in order to get the deal (worth it, since a $20 item will save you $100), like so:

BuyTogether & Save

  • Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT, Shoe Mount Flash – U.S.A. Warranty

    Regular Price $549.00  Sale Price $423.29 + Free Shipping and 2% Adorama Rewards.s (buy together and save, add the lightscoop.)

  • For a brand new flash that’s only about a year-old now it’s hard to beat a price around $400. If you haven’t made the jump to the “RT” system yet, take a look at Justin’s review and maybe he’ll convince you to make the switch.

  • Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash – U.S.A. Warranty

    Regular Price $299.00  Sale Price $231.00 + Free Shipping and 2% Adorama Rewards (buy together and save, add the lightscoop.)

  • Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM AutoFocus Telephoto Lens – USA Warranty

    Regular Price $419.00  Sale Price $319.44 + Free Shipping and 2% Adorama Reward  (buy together and save, add the lightscoop.)

  • Canon EOS-5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera Body Kit W/ Canon EF 24-105L Image Stabilized Lens

    Regular Price $4008.95 Buy Together and Save price  $3203.12 With Free Shipping and 2% Adorama Rewards.(you must add the lightscoop to get this price)

  • Canon EOS-6D Digital SLR Camera Kit with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens

    Regular Price $3049.00 Price in Cart $2399 + Free Shipping and 2% Adorama Rewards (Buy together and save. Add the 70-300 lens bundle.)

  • Canon EOS-6D Digital SLR Camera Body, 20.2 Megapixel, Full Frame CMOS Sensor

    Regular Price $2199.00 Price in Cart $1797.00 + Free Shipping and 2% Adorama Rewards. (Buy together and save  Add the 70-300 lens bundle.)

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    EOS Bodies / Patent: Canon Curved Aperture Diaphragm
    « on: January 27, 2014, 09:56:24 AM »

    Here’s another patent filing picked up by egami:


    Patent Publication No. 2014-13363,2014-13365

  • Publication date 2014.1.23

  • Filing date 2012.6.6

  • Canon patents

  • The iris of the dome-shaped

  • If I’m reading this correctly, if the aperture follows the curvature of the glass you end up by saving some space which can lead to more compact lenses, if not for the M line, than perhaps we’ll see some smaller EF-S lenses.

    egami via [CW]



    We heard rumour that some folk in the video world are selling off gear in anticipation of a global shutter capable of 2.5k video being made available on an, as of yet, unnamed DSLR. While the wording is hearsay, A global shutter DSLR would definitely be an advancement in film-making tech.

    Canon’s been pushing the threshold of video DSLR’s since the launch of the 5DMKII, so there’s no surprise that they would be working to incorporate even more “pro” level video tech in their cameras. It has been their push but, as this is from an unconfirmed source, be sure to sprinkle salt liberally with what you read.



    EOS Bodies / Patent: Canon 11-24mm f/4 Lens
    « on: January 25, 2014, 08:46:42 AM »

    Egami has shown that Canon has filed a patent for an ultra-wide angle zoom:


    Description and self-interpretation of the patent literature

    Patent Publication No. 2014-10286

  • Publication date 2014.1.20

  • Filing date 2012.6.29

  • Example 1

  • Zoom ratio 2.06

  • Focal length f = 11.30-18.00-23.30mm

  • Fno. 4.10

  • Half angle ω = 62.42-50.24-42.88mm

  • Image height Y = 21.64mm

  • 172.19-161.28-162.86mm overall length of the lens

  • BF 38.82-52.31-63.15mm

  • Canon users have been left out in this focal range for quite some time. With Nikon and their legendary 14-24mm f/2.8G ED and  other third party offerings filling up the gap in the market. Can Canon produce an optically superior lens that also has such a shallow depth of field? Until they do, the only wide-angle zooms that Canon makes that come close are the 16-35 f/2.8 L II or the 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye.



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