EOS 7D Mark II Announcement September 5, 2014?

EOS 7D Mark II Announcement September 5, 2014?

In our previous mention of a released date for the EOS 7D replacement, we speculated it would be some time during the week of September 8, 2014. However a couple of people have said the embargo will actually end at midnight on Friday, September 5, 2014 EST. Photokina begins about 10 days later in Cologne, Germany.

This sounds reasonable, as it allows the week of booth setup in Germany without trying to hide marketing material like signs and banners.

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Deal: Canon EOS 7D Body $999, Kits From $1099

Deal: Canon EOS 7D Body $999, Kits From $1099

The big instant discounts of up to $600 on the Canon EOS 7D body and lens kits have begun. You can now get brand new EOS 7D bodies for $999, and lens kits starting at $1099.

 

Canon EOS 7D Body $999 (Reg $1499): Adorama | Amazon | B&H Photo

Canon EOS 7D w/28-135 $1099 (Reg $1699): Adorama | Amazon | B&H Photo

Canon EOS 7D w/18-135 $1299 (Reg $1799): Adorama | Amazon | B&H Photo

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Patent: Canon 55mm f/1.4 & Other Primes

Patent: Canon 55mm f/1.4 & Other Primes

A few more patents for various “normal” fast prime optical formulas have appeared. Among them, another 35mm f/1.4 mention, as well as a 55 f/1.4. Read the entire patent to see the various optical formula images.

Patent Description (Google Translated)

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-123018
  • Publication date 2014.7.3
  • Filing date 2012.12.21
  • Image height = 21.64mm
  • Inner focus
Example Focal length Fno. Half angle The overall length of the lens BF MOD
One 49.53 1.45 23.60 99.46 38.10 450
Two 35.88 1.45 31.09 126.92 38.77 300
Three 55.42 1.45 21.33 100.44 40.24 450
Four 50.75 1.45 23.09 98.17 38.29 450

Source: [EG]

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The Always Hidden Camera at the World Cup

Northlight has been sent an image showing an always covered Canon camera. Apparently this photographer is always in the exact same spot on the side of the pitch. The camera is always covered in the white tarp, while no other camera is. It’s definitely a Canon as you can easily tell it’s a Canon lens.

We have been told numerous times that the replacement to the EOS 7D would be at the World Cup going through professional testing. Maybe that’s what’s under the cover.

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Source: [NL]

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Microsoft and Canon Sign Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement

Microsoft and Canon Sign Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement

REDMOND, Wash., and TOKYO — July 2, 2014 — Microsoft Corp. and Canon Inc. on Wednesday broadened their strategic alliance with the announcement of a broad patent cross-licensing agreement. With this agreement, Microsoft and Canon gain licenses to each other’s highly valued and growing patent portfolios.

“This collaborative approach with Canon allows us to deliver inventive technologies that benefit consumers around the world,” said Nick Psyhogeos, general manager, associate general counsel, IP Licensing of the Innovation and Intellectual Property Group at Microsoft. “Microsoft believes cooperative licensing is an effective way to accelerate innovation while reducing patent disputes.”

This agreement covers a broad range of products and services each company offers, including certain digital imaging and mobile consumer products. Microsoft and Canon have a long history of collaborating to bring high-quality, cutting-edge products to consumers, including color technology. Contents of the agreement will not be disclosed.

“This agreement is a natural extension of our longstanding relationship with Microsoft and commitment to developing innovative technologies,” said Hideki Sanatake, senior general manager, Corporate Intellectual Property & Legal Headquarters of Canon Inc.

Read the full Press Release

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EOS 7D Replacement & Telephoto Lens in September [CR3]

EOS 7D Replacement & Telephoto Lens in September [CR3]

We’ve been told that NDA/embargo will expire in September for the Canon EOS 7D replacement as well as a new telephoto lens.

Photokina starts on September 16, 2014. So I suspect the embargo date will either be Tuesday, September 9, 2014 or Friday, September 12, 2014. The EOS 5D Mark III was announced on a Friday.

We weren’t given any specs at the time of writing this, or what the new telephoto lens would be. I think everyone is hoping for an EF 100-400 replacement.

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Review: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS

Review: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS

Bryan over at The Digital Picture has completed his review of the brand new Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS. I think everyone is hoping Canon has finally upped the quality of their L series ultra wide angle zoom lenses.

Says Bryan about the new lens
Canon’s ultra-wide angle zoom lenses have long been very good performers. I have them and use them, but I was never overly excited by them – until now. The focal length range is not new and the max aperture in this range was already covered by another high quality lens. But, the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 L IS USM Lens adds one critical feature – image stabilization. That feature alone gives this lens a huge value to me. Equally or more exciting is the image quality being delivered by this lens. If prime-lens-grade corner-of-the-frame image quality is something you appreciate in your ultra-wide angle lens, you are going to love this lens. Add a state-of-the-art AF system and the 16-35 f/4 L IS becomes a must-have lens… read the rest of the review

Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS $1199: B&H Photo | Amazon

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Deal: EOS SL1 & EOS Rebel T3 w/PIXMA Pro-100 Bargains

Deal: EOS SL1 & EOS Rebel T3 w/PIXMA Pro-100 Bargains

Below are some great deals on small DSLR bundles from Adorama. We believe the T3 is discontinued, but the EOS SL1 is still a current camera. Both deals would be great for kids that may be taking an interest in photography, and the EOS SL1 makes an excellent compact backup body for folks with other Canon DSLRs.

Canon EOS Rebel SL1, 16gb SD Card & PIXMA Pro-100 Deal
You can get an EOS SL1, PIXMA Pro-100 and a memory card for $383 after the discounts.

Bundle Includes

  • Canon EOS Rebel SL1 Body
  • SanDisk 16GB Extreme SDHC Class 10 Memory Card
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Printer
  • Lowepro Adventura 170 camera bag
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13×19″, 50 Sheets

How to get the discount

  1. Add the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 & memory card bundle to your cart.
  2. Add the Canon PIXMA PRO-100 to your cart and proceed to checkout.
  3. The total at checkout will be $783.00 with free USA shipping.
  4. Fill out the rebate form and claim your $400 USD.

Canon EOS Rebel T3 w/18-55 IS Lens & PIXMA Pro-100 Deal
You can get an EOS T3, EF-S 18-55 IS, PIXMA Pro-100 printer and memory card for $233 after discounts.

Bundle Includes

  • Canon EOS Rebel T3
  • Canon EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS
  • Canon PIXMA Pro-100 Printer
  • SanDisk 16GB Extreme SDHC Class 10 Memory Card
  • Lowepro Adventura TLZ 25

How to get the discount

  1. Add the Canon EOS Rebel T3 w/18-55 IS to your cart
  2. Add the Canon PIXMA PRO-100 to your cart and proceed to checkout.
  3. The total at checkout will be $633 with free USA shipping.
  4. Fill out the rebate form and claim your $400 USD.

These deals expire at 11:59 PM EST tonight

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Patent: 1.03x Magnification APS-C Viewfinder

As we get closer to the replacement of the EOS 7D, we’re starting to see some patents that will probably point to some features in the upcoming camera. The recent sensor patent is interesting, as well as this viewfinder patent. We had heard previously about the possibility of a 1.15x magnification viewfinder on the next flagship APS-C camera, which would have been equal to the size of a full frame 100% coverage viewfinder.

This viewfinder is slightly larger than the one on the EOS 7D.

A note about the sensor patent, we have heard that Canon is holding back some sensor patents until the camera is announced to the public, as all patent information is public domain. We’ll see if that turns out to be the case.

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Patent Information (Google Translated)

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-115451
    • Publication date 2014.6.26
    • Filing date 2012.12.10
  • Example 9
    • -3 -1 +1 Viewfinder diopter
    • Focal length f = 46.84 48.38 49.99mm
    • Eye point 22.00mm
    • 1.03 1.03 1.02x magnification
    • Pentagonal prism
    • Condenser lens made of glass
    • Eyepiece lens system with the exception of the condenser lens, 4-group structure of the positive and negative positive negative
    • In turn, resin (single-sided aspherical surface), glass, resin (single-sided aspherical surface), the material is glass
  • Patent Publication No. 2014-115452
    • Publication date 2014.6.26
    • Filing date 2012.12.20
  • Example 1
    • -3.00 -1.00 +1.00 Diopter
    • Focal length f = 62.22 59.69 57.39mm
    • Eye Relief 19.9mm
    • Maximum image height 12.4mm
    • Pupil diameter φ15mm
    • Magnification 0.87x
    • Pentagonal mirror

Source: [EG]

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Deal: Canon Pixma Pro-100 $34 at Adorama

Deal: Canon Pixma Pro-100 $34 at Adorama

Until June 30, 2014, you can get the Canon PIXMA Pro-1000 wireless inkjet photo printer, along with 50 sheets of Canon A3+ paper for $34 after mail-in rebate.

You must add the item to cart and proceed to checkout, where you’ll see a price of $334. Once you purchase the printer, download this rebate form and get $300 back.

Canon Pixma Pro-100 $34 (After $300 MIR) at Adorama

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