Official: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II

Official: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II

The Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM lens delivers brilliant high-speed performance for professionals with minimal glare and superb image quality. Taking advantage of the best in lens technology, it features gapless dual-layer diffractive optical elements for improved diffraction efficiency with reduced flare. These elements are arranged with a large-diameter ground aspheric lens and a UD lens for a new level of sharpness and clarity. New coatings help to reduce ghosting, ensure excellent color balance and reduce fingerprints on the front and rear of the lens.

Professional L-series dust- and water-resistant construction is complemented by impressive performance: a 3 mode Image Stabilization system offers up to four stops of compensation and can even prevent operational errors when the camera is mounted on a tripod. AF stop buttons placed on the front of the lens can automatically stop focusing at any time; full time manual focus ensures complete control no matter the AF mode, and a Power Focus (PF) mode makes for smooth focus transitions when shooting movies. The EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM focuses down to 10.8 ft. (3.3 meters), has a 9-blade aperture for pleasing, soft, out-of-focus areas, and is constructed with environmentally friendly lead-free
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Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II Specifications

  • Compact, lightweight super telephoto lens that is ideal for sports and wildlife photography.
  • Newly-developed gapless dual-layer diffractive optical elements deliver improved image quality with reduced flare.
  • Large diameter ground aspherical lens and UD lens for even greater optical performance.
  • Optical Image Stabilizer provides up to four shutter speed stops of correction*.
  • Three image stabilization modes (standard, panning, and during exposure only) provide exceptional results for a wide range of shooting situations.
  • For greater convenience, Image Stabilizer does not have to be disabled when shooting with a tripod.
  • AF stop buttons on the front of the lens allow you to stop autofocusing at any point.
  • Optimized lens placement and coatings deliver exceptional color balance, while minimizing ghosting and flare.
  • Highly resistant to dust and water, enabling shooting even in harsh conditions.
  • Circular aperture (9 blades) delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds.
  • Full-time manual focus allows manual focus adjustment while in AF Mode.
  • Power Focus mode enables smooth focus shifts essential for filmmaking.
  • Fluorine coating on front and rear lens surfaces reduces smears and fingerprints.
  • Minimum focusing distance of 10.8 ft./3.3 m.
Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II MTF Charts

Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II MTF Charts

Preorder the Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II $6899: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

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Official: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Official: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Craters on the moon, wildlife from afar, your child’s face on a crowded school stage… the PowerShot SX60 HS camera gives you the reach to capture it all. The camera’s astonishing 65x Optical Zoom (21mm–1365mm) Wide-Angle Lens with Optical Image Stabilizer combines tremendous flexibility with portable ease. Capture close-ups, wide shots and everything in between with beautiful quality thanks to a 16.1 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor and Canon’s latest DIGIC 6 Image Processor that together create the Canon HS SYSTEM for excellent low-light performance. Advanced technology including Zoom Framing Assist and Intelligent IS help you track and capture clear, steady long shots. Shoot realistic 1080p Full HD video recorded at 60p. USM and VCM technology help ensure fast, silent zooming and focus during recording, and, in a first for a PowerShot model, you can attach an optional external microphone. And quickly share everything you capture: the PowerShot SX60 HS is Wi-Fi®**- and NFC-enabled*** with an easy Mobile Device Connect button.

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Features

  • 65x Optical Zoom (21–1365mm) Wide Angle Lens with Optical Image Stabilizer for outstanding optical performance and versatility for both close-ups and wide shots.
  • 16.1 Megapixel* High Sensitivity CMOS Sensor combined with the DiG!C 6 Image Processor creates the Canon HS SYSTEM, which helps to provide excellent low-light performance.
  • Capture stunning 1080p/60p Full HD video in MP4 format with a dedicated movie button, fast and silent zoom, and focus while shooting thanks to USM and VCM. The PowerShot SX60 HS is also the first PowerShot model with external microphone input capability.
  • For easy Wi-Fi® connectivity**, built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) allows quick and simple pairing to a compatible Android™ device***.
  • Intelligent IS automatically chooses from eight different modes to optimize image stabilization for virtually shake-free images in a wide variety of conditions.
  • Zoom Framing Assist makes it easy to track and capture subjects while using the extreme telephoto. With this advanced feature, your camera will automatically zoom in or out while following the movement of your subject and help ensure it remains in focus.
  • High Speed AF greatly improves focus speed so you can capture every shot with ease. Paired with continuous shooting speeds of up to 6.4 fps and the removal of buffer time, you can get your best shot in full resolution.
  • Bright 3.0-inch Vari-angle LCD with 922,000 dots for shooting at a variety of angles, plus an Electronic Viewfinder with 922,000 dots.
  • Additional Features

Preorder the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS $549: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

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More Images of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Below are more images of the soon-to-be-announced Canon EOS 7D Mark II

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications

  • Kit lenses: 18-135 IS STM and 15-85 IS (no STM)
  • CF, UDMA mode 7 + SD, UHS-I
  • GPS is in the camera
  • No WiFi
  • Fixed LCD, with no touch function.
  • 20.2MP APS-C Sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Dual DIGIC 6 Processors
  • 65 AF points “All Cross-type”. Dual cross on the center point.
  • f/8 on center point at least, could be on more points.
  • 10fps
  • ISO 100-16000, ISO Boost mode 25600 and 51200 (updated this to 16000)
  • 1080p/720p both get 60fps
  • Servo AF for video shooting.
  • Anti-flicker mode, eliminates flickers under flickering lights (e.g. fluorescent lamps).
  • Spot metering size 1.8%
  • Built-in flash
  • Intervalometer
  • Mic and headphones connectors
  • Can sync time between 7D II cameras.
  • Lens electronic MF
  • About 100% coverage OVF
  • New Battery – LP-E6N
  • New Battery Grip BG-E16

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Source: [DCI]

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The New Canon PowerShot G7 X

This is the new 1″ sensor Canon PowerShot G7 X.

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  • Sensor 1 inch 20MP CMOS sensor
  • Lens conversion 24-100mm F1.8-2.8
  • Intelligent optical Image Stabilizer
  • Video 5-axis camera shake correction
  • DIGIC6
  • AF is 31 points. Allows Touch AF
  • LCD monitor tilting. 1.04 million dots. Touch panel
  • Built-in flash
  • Exposure compensation dial
  • Control ring
  • ND filter built-in
  • Video Full HD 60p. Stereo
  • Manual video control
  • Wi-Fi Built-in. NFC. The remote control function with smartphone

Source: [DCI]

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The New Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Two images of the upcoming Canon PowerShot SX60 have leaked. The camera will only have 65x zoom, not the 100x we’ve seen in patents. I hope that’s enough reach for a small camera.

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Source: [DCI]

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A Surprise Cinema EOS Announcement for Photokina? [CR1]

A Surprise Cinema EOS Announcement for Photokina? [CR1]

I received a vague hint that Canon could be making a surprise Cinema EOS announcement for Photokina. There was no mention of what it could be, or whether or not it was a product announcement or a development announcement.

I receive these sorts of “nudges” every so often and they usually end up being true, but I have zero proof that such a product is coming. The videographers may want to pay  a little attention to Photokina.

As always, I hope to hear some more over the weekend. This post is CR1, so please treat it as such.

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Patent: Dual Motor For Autofocus on STM Lenses

UPDATE
This is what we’re told this patent actually is.

“This is not a focus drive patent, it’s a SPRINGLESS LEAF SHUTER mechanism. EF Leaf shutter lens that will allow a true 1/1000s are on the drawing board, they just can’t make the Cmos do a clear scan and dump faster than 1/250s no matter what they have tried , and HSS make you loose way too much power.”

Original Post
A patent showing a dual motor autofocus for STM lenses has appeared. There is one motor for the STM and a secondary DCM motor. It looks like one motor assists starting the second motor for a faster and smoother operation. The patent information below is Google Translated. If anyone can clarify the patent, please do so in the forum thread associated with this post.

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  • Patent Publication No. 2014-164106
    • Published Date 2014.9.8
    • Filing date 2013.2.25
  • Example 1
    • Moving the aperture one two motors
    • Main motor STM
    • Auxiliary motor DCM
    • And then rotate the first auxiliary motor, to assist the acceleration of the main motor

Source: [EG]

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Friday Deals: Canon EOS 70D at Adorama

Friday Deals: Canon EOS 70D at Adorama

Below are some weekend deals on Canon EOS 70D bundles. All of these deals expire on September 20, 2014. You can download the mail-in rebate form here.

Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera Body – Special Promotional Bundle

Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera Body (Regular $1,199)
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer (Regular $398)
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13×19″, 50 Sheets (Regular $38.41)
  • Slinger Bag, Single Strap Backpack / Shoulder Bag, Black (Regular $59.95)
  • Kodak 32GB Class 10 High Speed SDHC 200x Write, 60x Read (Regular $39.95)

Final price $799.00 after $350 Mail-in Rebate

 

Canon Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens – Special Promotional Bundle

Bundle Includes:

  • Canon Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens (Regular $1,349)
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer (Regular $398)
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13×19″, 50 Sheets (Regular $38.41)
  • Slinger Bag, Single Strap Backpack / Shoulder Bag, Black (Regular $59.95)
  • Kodak 32GB Class 10 High Speed SDHC 200x Write, 60x Read (Regular $39.95)

Final price $999.95 after $350 Mail in Rebate

 

Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens – Special Printer Bundle

Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens (Regular $1,549)
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer (Regular $398)
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13×19″, 50 Sheets (Regular $38.41)
  • Slinger Bag, Single Strap Backpack / Shoulder Bag, Black (Regular $59.95)
  • Kodak 32GB Class 10 High Speed SDHC 200x Write, 60x Read (Regular $39.95)
  • Green Extreme LP-E6 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery Pack (Regular $34.95)

Final Price: $1,199.00 After $350 Mail in Rebate

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Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Reviews

Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Reviews

If you love reading reviews, Zeiss seems to have done a wonderful job of getting the new Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 in the hands of photographers for a barrage of reviews praising its quality. Below is a rundown of reviews from around the web and they all have the same running theme, and that is the lens is pretty good.

List of Reviews

Preorder the Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Apo Planar T* $4490

Source: [PR]

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Three New PowerShot Cameras Coming Shortly

Three New PowerShot Cameras Coming Shortly

Three new PowerShot cameras will be announce for Photokina shortly, one will be the PowerShot G7 X, which will have a 1″ sensor and be about the size of an S series camera. The second will be the massive zoom range PowerShot SX 60 HS and the third will the PowerShot N2.

The should be arriving with the EOS 7D Mark II and new lenses on Monday.

Source: [DCI]

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