Another 50mp FF DSLR Mention [CR2]

Another 50mp FF DSLR Mention [CR2]

The world continues to wait for Canon to jump back into the resolution race, and it looks like they will be in 2015 (though we have previously said they would in 2014). A few new mentions of a 50mp camera coming in the first half of 2015 to which there will be 2 variants. One with a low pass filter, and another without. I’m not sure Canon would get into 2 SKUs for one camera body, though they have done it for astronomy camera purposes. The camera will not be an EOS-1 style camera and would be a new camera above the 5D line. You’re free to call it the “3D”, but I’ve never been a fan of that name simply because it could be confusing to consumers.

Things are getting a little bit muddled with 5D Mark IV talk and Cinema EOS talk (lots of 4K products coming) and I suspect things are getting pretty fragmented. We currently have nothing reliable to report as far as a 5D Mark III replacement is concerned. I also have nothing to report about an EOS-1D X Mark II, which is something that is sure to be addressed over the next 12 months.

I suspect we’re going to see a new Rebel in the first quarter of 2015, and that will probably be Canon’s next DSLR. The EOS M should come before the Rebel and it could be as soon as December.

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Week Coverage

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Week Coverage

We have added a “Black Friday Coverage” to the menu at the top of the site. We will be posting all the Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals that appear and that we’re told about. I expect a lot of aggressive pricing near the end of the week.

Our Black Friday Coverage Page

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DPReview: EOS 7D Mark II Shooting Experience

DPReview: EOS 7D Mark II Shooting Experience

DPReview has added their “shooting experience” to their first impression review of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. As I have found, the camera has some ergonomic upgrades over the original EOS 7D.

From DPReview
“As an owner of the original EOS 7D, I was excited to try the Mark II edition of what has, for me, been a robust and reliable tool. The original 7D was a solidly built camera; mine has suffered through more incidents of dropped packs, collisions with rocks, and general abuse than I care to admit publicly. Admittedly, as a five year old model it’s getting bit long in the tooth, but I still don’t hesitate to pull it out for the right project.

The Canon EOS 7D Mark II feels just as solid as the original, if not more so. The first time you pick it up you realize this is a camera that’s been designed to get used, and get used a lot. I felt no qualms about taking it anywhere, and throughout my use it endured bumps, bangs, and a few rather wet moments (courtesy of our Seattle rain) with aplomb.”

Read the full articleEOS 7D Mark II: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

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Adobe Lightroom 5.7 Now Available

Adobe Lightroom 5.7 Now Available

Lightroom 5.7 is now available as a final release on Adobe.com and through the update mechanism in Lightroom 5.  The goal of this release is to provide support for additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.

Release Notes

Features

Updates to Synced Collections:

  • Synced collections now show a more prominent share button at the top of the Toolbar.  This allows you to quickly share your synced collection with friends, family, and clients using Lightroom web (http://lightroom.adobe.com).
  • Comments and likes left on Lightroom web now sync to the Lightroom desktop catalog.  Comments and Likes will be shown in the “Comment” panel for synced collections.
  • Images with comments and likes will display a badge indicating that there are comments and a colored badge to indicate that there are unread comments.

Integrated a utility to import images from Apple Aperture and Apple iPhoto libraries into Lightroom:

  • Previously available as a separate and downloadable plug-in, this utility has now been integrated into Lightroom 5.7

New Camera Support in Lightroom 5.7

  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Canon PowerShot G7 X
  • Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

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Patent: Canon EF-S 11-24mm f/3.5-4.5

Patent: Canon EF-S 11-24mm f/3.5-4.5

Is Canon working on a replacement to the very good EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5? By the looks of this patent they are. I’d expect any replacement to have STM and maybe a bit better build quality, though the current one is about as reliable as they come.

Example 3 (Google Translated)

  • Zoom ratio 2.07
  • Focal length 11.61-15.50-24.07mm
  • Fno. 3.63-3.96-4.69
  • Half angle ω = 49.64-41.38-29.58 °
  • Image height Y = 13.66mm
  • Overall length of the lens 133.0-129.1-133.3mm
  • BF 3.26mm
  • Negative positive and negative positive 4-group zoom
  • Inner focus (Lf part of the first group)

Source: [EG]

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