Canon and Stella McCartney Unveil Limited Edition Camera Bag Collaboration

Canon and Stella McCartney have announced an exclusive collaboration unveiling the limited edition Linda camera bag. Named after Stella’s mother and specially designed for the Canon EOS 100D White, the Linda camera bag combines fashion and technology with creativity and style.

Functional without compromising on style and true to Stella McCartney’s vegetarian philosophy, the Linda camera bag is completely cruelty free, crafted with an innovative Eco Alter Nappa leather alternative which uses natural vegetable oil coating that is less harmful to the environment. The stylish box shaped bag in a colour combination of matte neutral tones and metallic finish has been custom designed to house the Canon EOS 100D White, the world’s smallest DSLR camera. The chic EOS 100D is the perfect camera for those looking to explore the world of photography, whatever their skill level.

The camera bag also doubles as a sophisticated everyday handbag featuring an adjustable strap to be worn either over the shoulder or as a handheld tote.

A limited run of 1,000 bags will be produced and will only be available as a special package with the EOS 100D White. Within the UK, the package will be available from Harrods and Selfridges for £1,200.

The Canon & Stella McCartney collaboration.

The Canon & Stella McCartney collaboration.

The special design collaboration between Canon and Stella McCartney was presented last night at the launch of the the 2014 London Stella McCartney Green Carpet Collection during London Fashion Week at a certified sustainable event co-hosted by Livia Firth, Natalie Massenet, Stella McCartney and Anna Wintour. The limited edition camera bag was presented alongside the designer’s exclusive sustainable evening capsule collection.

Stella McCartney is best known for her creativity, sense of style, innovation, and modern and ethical approach to fashion – making the brand a natural partner for Canon, which shares a mutual commitment to responsible and sustainable business.

Stella McCartney said, “Growing up with a mother and a sister who are photographers, I have fond memories of them pulling out cameras from their bags snapping and capturing moments. It was a no brainer to create a bag for this brilliant Canon camera, because it was really exciting to design something fashionable and stylish that encourages people to take photographs.”

Susie Donaldson, Marketing Director at Canon UK and Ireland said, “Photography and fashion have always gone hand-in-hand, with beautiful, evocative imagery at the heart of Fashion Week. For almost a decade, Canon has played an integral role in capturing the beauty, design, style and excitement of Fashion Weeks across Europe. We are thrilled to be collaborating with Stella McCartney, one of the most talent and admired designers, and extremely proud to be able to launch this striking piece at London Fashion Week.”

Pricing and availability

The Linda camera bag, complete with EOS 100D White will be available from Harrods and Selfridges on from early November 2014 for £1,200.

For more information please visit: www.canon.co.uk/stellamccartney

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EOS 7D Mark II: More High ISO Samples

EOS 7D Mark II: More High ISO Samples

Fotoblogia.pl has posted some sample images from the upcoming Canon EOS 7D Mark II. The images at ISO 3200 look pretty awesome to me, especially for APS-C. There’s not a lot of great imagery out there from the EOS 7D Mark II yet, so we should see even better results when the real world stuff comes out.

The initial reception to this camera based on specs was pretty tepid, which I didn’t understand. However, as the sample images and hands-on accounts have come out, there seems to be a pretty big shift to genuine excitement for the camera. I personally can’t wait to shoot some hockey with this camera come November.

View Sample Images

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

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Shootout: EF 16-35 f/4L IS vs EF 17-40 f/4L

Graham Clark has completed a shootout between the latest Canon ultra wide angle zoom, the EF 16-35 f/4L IS and the always dependable and very popular EF 17-40 f/4L.

There are tons of RAW files and video to whet your appetite if you happen to be undecided between the two lenses, or if you’re not sure you want to “upgrade” your EF 17-40 f/4L. I found this to be about the most thorough review and comparison between the two lenses, as well as showcasing the EF 16-35 f/4L IS.

Graham says in his conclusions
“The inclusion of Image Stabilization, incredible corner sharpness and bar-none the best CA performance on corners I’ve ever seen put the Canon 16-35 F4 IS at the top of a very short list of must-get Ultra-Wide Angle Zooms. If you’re a Canon or Sony landscape and/or a travel photographer in the market for a ultra-wide angle zoom, and/or you’re looking to upgrade whatever you currently have, this is the one to get.”

Read the full shootout at GrahamClarkPhoto.com

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

Canon EF 17-40 f/4L $839: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

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Patent: Improved Cooling for DSLRs

Canon has filed a patent that uses more of the camera as a heatsink to cool the electronics and most likely the sensor. I think this would be especially useful for video applications. 4K perhaps?

Patent Publication No. 2014-171141 (Google Translated)

  • Published Date 2014.9.18
  • Filing date 2013.3.5

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Canon patents

  • An electric path for heat imaging devices , electric heating member group, member boric mount ring portion (heat sink) heat to low thermal conductivity of the resin, and the order of the mount ring

Source: [EG]

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More Talk of an October Announcement of a DSLR [CR1]

More Talk of an October Announcement of a DSLR [CR1]

There has been a lot of chatter about the possibility of Canon announcing a high megapixel DSLR some time in October. I have a feeling most of this is rooted in the FM post from a little ago. We continue to receive emails stating the camera is coming and the camera isn’t coming. So for now, I have nothing that shows an imminent announcement.

If something does come in October, I have a feeling it will be a development announcement or a camera that won’t ship for a long while. There seems to be a growing concern that people are tired of waiting for Canon to release a high resolution camera. It’s also suggested there’s a growing number of Canon shooters that are buying Nikon and Sony cameras to meet their needs.

Our specifications for the EOS 7D Mark II came about three weeks prior to the launch, so if there is indeed a camera coming in October, there should be better information soon (Unless it’s a development announcement).

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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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Click Image to Download

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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