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Preorder: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Preorder: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

By Canon Rumors | May 10, 2015 | Ad Post

You can now preorder the brand new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM. Shipping of the new lens is slated to begin May 21, 2015.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM $125: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

Canon ES-68 Lens Hood: B&H Photo $26.95 | Adorama $34.95 | Amazon $29.00

You can also preorder a protective filter from Canon for the 49mm filter thread.

Canon 49mm Protect Filter $29.95: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

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Canon Introduces New EF 50MM F/1.8 STM Lens

Canon Introduces New EF 50MM F/1.8 STM Lens

By Canon Rumors | May 10, 2015 | Canon Lens Rumors

Compact and Lightweight EF Lens Features Stepping Motor (STM) Technology and is Ideal for First time DSLR Users as well as Advanced Amateur Photographers

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 11, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce the new lightweight and compact Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM standard lens. Featuring a large maximum aperture of f/1.8, this single focal length lens (which has an effective focal length of 80mm when attached to an EOS camera with an APS-C sensor such as the EOS Rebel T6i) is ideal for creating portraits with beautiful, soft-blurred backgrounds. It’s also ideal for low-light photography and night scenes. Now incorporating Canon’s proprietary STM stepping motor technology, this new lens supports Canon’s EOS Movie Servo AF* (autofocus) function to provide smooth and quiet continuous AF during video recording, as well as when capturing still photos.

“Canon’s optical heritage of creating high-quality lenses is something we are very proud of ,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO of Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Regardless of skill level or budget, all photographers and videographers should have access to superb creative tools that enable them to capture not only beautiful images but images that tell the story of their lives. This new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens, will provide photographers and videographers with outstanding images they will want to share for years to come.”

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Canon Responds to Rebel T6i/T6s Sensor Issue With Service Advisory

Canon Responds to Rebel T6i/T6s Sensor Issue With Service Advisory

By Canon Rumors | May 8, 2015 | Canon DSLR News

This notice is to proactively inform our customers of the phenomenon described below along with Canon’s support actions. We value the trust our customers have placed in us, and we are dedicated to continuously improving product quality as well as delivering industry-leading service and support. We offer our sincerest apologies to any customer who may be inconvenienced.

Phenomenon
In some units of the models listed below, the following phenomenon may occur due to irregularities on an optical layer located in front of the image sensor:

White spots may exist on the optical layer which may result in the appearance of dark circular patterns on the captured image under certain shooting conditions.

Affected Products
The phenomenon described above may occur in cameras whose first and second digits of the serial number are as set forth below.

Identification Procedure:
Serial Number: [XXnnnnnnnnnn]
EOS Rebel T6s: If “XX” is “01” or “02”, the phenomenon described above may occur.
EOS Rebel T6i: If “XX” is “01” or “02”, the phenomenon described above may occur.
“n” represents any digit.

NOTE: If the battery cover contains the marking illustrated below, the camera is NOT affected by the phenomenon described above even if the first and second digits of the serial number are of the numbers mentioned above.

T6i-mark

Support
Potentially affected cameras will be inspected and affected units will be repaired free of charge.
We are developing a solution and will inform you as soon as it is available.

Canon EOS Rebel T6s: tbd
Canon EOS Rebel T6i: tbd

This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.
If you have not already done so, please register your Canon EOS Rebel T6s or your Canon EOS Rebel T6i. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email about future announcements.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II AF Issues

Canon EOS 7D Mark II AF Issues

By Canon Rumors | May 8, 2015 | Canon DSLR News

We’re told by a couple of people that Canon has internally acknowledged an autofocus issue with the EOS 7D Mark II. No official announcement will be made by Canon until they determine whether or not the issue can be resolved with a firmware update or if it will require the camera to visit a service center. All signs point to the former, but the issue has yet to be fully resolved.

There was no mention whether or not the AF issue affects all cameras, and we don’t want to speculate on this either.

More to come…

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