Canon EOS 7D Mark II AF Guidebook Available for Download

Detailed explanations of how to master the 65-point cross-type AF. Download the PDF here.

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II $1799: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Camera Canada

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Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon

Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon

DPReview has posted their interview with Masaya Maeda, the Managing Director and Chief Executive, Image Communication Products Operations at Canon. Mr Maeda touches on a lot of subjects, like the EOS 7D Mark II and why it took so long to hit the market. As well as higher megapixel sensors, mirrorless cameras and the fact that the Canon PowerShot G7 X doesn’t use a Canon sensor (It’s most likely from Sony).

Below is a snippet from the interview.

Currently no Canon camera offers more than 22MP. Do your DSLR customers ask for higher resolution? 
Maeda: Yes. We know that many of our customers need more resolution and this is under consideration. In the very near future you can expect us to show something in terms of mirrorless and also a higher resolution sensor.

Read the entire interview at DPReview

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Canon Rumors Site & iOS 8 Issues

Canon Rumors Site & iOS 8 Issues

If you’re running an iOS 8 device and using Safari, you may experience issues viewing Canon Rumors.

To fix this, simply empty the cache for Safari on your iOS 8 device and all should be good. There are no issues with iOS 7 or if you’re using another browser such as Chrome.

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Canon Cinema EOS Captures Space In 4K For New IMAX® 3D Film

Canon Cinema EOS Captures Space In 4K For New IMAX® 3D Film

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 22, 2014 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that Canon Cinema EOS digital cameras and lenses have been selected by IMAX Corporation for an exciting mission to capture 4K footage in space. The cameras and lenses left Earth Saturday on a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The equipment will arrive at the International Space Station, where astronauts will capture stunning 4K content for the upcoming new 3D film, tentatively titled A Perfect Planet, a presentation of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and IMAX Entertainment.

The IMAX production team selected Canon EOS C500 EF digital cinema cameras, Canon EOS 1D-C digital SLR cameras, and a selection of Canon Cinema Zoom and Prime lenses for the project. The EOS C500s will be paired with Codex recorders to capture 4K images.Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Toni Myers, the IMAX 3D space project will offer breathtaking, illuminating views of Earth from space, exploring mankind’s future on and off the planet. Renowned large format cinematographer James Neihouse serves as the film’s director of photography and trained the astronauts who will man the cameras while in orbit.

“Of the digital cameras we tested for spaceflight, the Canon EOS C500’s image quality was more film-like than the other systems,” said Neihouse. “The sharpness is superior to some of the larger sensors. And it is more user-friendly for the astronauts. We have a good track record with Canon cameras in space.”

“I am thrilled that the Canon Cinema EOS cameras we have selected launched to the International Space Station and our astronaut crews can now begin filming spectacular scenes for our new project,” said Toni Myers, who will produce, direct, write and edit the documentary film. “The lightweight, flexible Canon cameras produce remarkable imagery and are ideal for capturing scenes of our beautiful Planet Earth.

“When we launched the Cinema EOS product line, Canon hoped to inspire filmmakers to take their craft to new heights. We are honored that IMAX, Toni Myers, James Neihouse, and the astronauts took our challenge so literally. To have our cameras and lenses travel to space is an incredible cause for celebration. We look forward to this awe-inspiring film and pledge to continue to engineer products worthy of the next frontier-whether here on Earth or among the stars,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc.

IMAX’s 3D film will be shot over the course of the next year with multiple crews of astronauts conducting principal photography. The film is tentatively set for release in early 2016.

For more information about Canon Cinema EOS cameras and lenses, please visit the Canon U.S.A. website at http://cinemaeos.usa.canon.com/

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Review: Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Review: Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

The first review for the new Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has been posted on Photographyblog.com. I’m actually a big fan of this series of Canon superzooms. They’re light weight, easy to use and have pretty good image quality. I usually recommend these to the casual, yet eager photographer.

From PhotographyBlog
“Cramming a big 42x optical zoom into a compact body with a small-ish sensor is never going to make for the best of bedfellows if the ultimate in image quality is your aim, but we’d argue the 16 megapixel Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is more about convenience, flexibility and value for money – each of which it largely delivers on.”

Read the full review

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Deals: Canon EOS 5D Mark III & EOS 6D Bodies

Deals: Canon EOS 5D Mark III &  EOS 6D Bodies

GetItDigital (99.3% approval) via ebay has a couple of deals on Canon EOS bodies. I think we’ll see prices of these bodies hover around this, give or take $100, until at least Black Friday in November.

*as always with ebay, these items are likely grey market and may not be covered by a Canon USA warranty.

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Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC Gets First Test

Matt Granger got to spend some time with the recently announced Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC lens for full frame cameras. We think he’s one of very few that’s been able to take images and video with the lens.

You can see more at MattGranger.com

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Sigma Opens Up About Their Roadmap

Sigma Opens Up About Their Roadmap

 

Sigma has opened up about their future plans to Focus-Numerique and what sorts of lenses and products they are, and are not developing.

  • Sigma will update their 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM (with an f/2 version?) and 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM lenses.
  • Sigma’s next DSLR will have a brand new design philosophy.
  • Sigma is not interested in developing a new mirrorless interchangeable camera for now.

Source: [PR] / [FN]

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Canon Looking Into a New Mount System

Canon Looking Into a New Mount System

According to an interview with Mr Makoto Sakaeta Masaya, the managing director of Canon Image Communication Business Division. Canon is exploring the possibility of a new lens mount. I suspect its application would be for a full frame mirrorless system of some kind.

Read the Interview (Google Translated)

Source: [NL] via [DCW]

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New PowerShot Digital Compact Camera Under Development

New PowerShot Digital Compact Camera Under Development

Featuring large image sensor, high zoom capability and compact body
Canon is developing a new premium digital compact camera that combines the merits of both large image sensor and high-magnification optical zoom lens in response to the demands from users looking for high quality high zoom performance. Offering both convenience from a compact body and excellent super telephoto performance, this camera is perfect for everyday or travel shooting in high quality.

Source: [CHK]

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