Three New Tilt-Shift Lenses on the Way [CR2]

Three New Tilt-Shift Lenses on the Way [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | August 3, 2017 | Canon Lens Rumors

We reported in mid July that Canon would be announcing a series of three lenses, though we weren’t sure what “series” meant. Now we’re told that the three new lenses would be tilt-shift lenses and will be announced at the end of August 2017.

While we’re now very confident that three new tilt-shift lenses are coming, we’re a little less confident about their announcement time. As it sits today, we think they’re coming at the end of August alongside the EF 85mm f/1.4L IS and the EOS M10 replacement (EOS M20?).

We’re not sure of the focal length of these three new tilt-shit lenses, but as soon as we find out, we’ll let you know. The TS-E 45mm f/2.8 and TS-E 90mm f/2.8 were both announced in April 1991, so they are obvious candidates for replacement (though not confirmed as of yet). What will the third one be? I’d love to see a tilt-shift macro, but I have no reason to believe at this time that one is coming.

More to come…

Canon EOS Rebel T7 (1400D) Hits Certification Agency

Canon EOS Rebel T7 (1400D) Hits Certification Agency

By Canon Rumors | August 3, 2017 | Canon DSLR Rumors

What appears to be a Canon EOS Rebel T7 (1400D) has appeared for certification.

DS 126701 (From Nokishita)

  • Taiwan NCC (pdf) · America FCC
  • Digital camera
  • Wi-Fi installed
  • Made in Taiwan
  • Size (Measured value of sample machine): W 129.0 mm × H 101.6 mm × D 77.1 mm
  • Fixed liquid crystal

We haven’t heard anything about such a camera, however these entry level Rebel’s don’t really bring a lot of excitement in these parts.

Canon’s ME20F-SH Multi-Purpose Camera Enables Viewers to ‘See in the Dark’ on National Geographic’s ‘Earth Live’

Canon’s ME20F-SH Multi-Purpose Camera Enables Viewers to ‘See in the Dark’ on National Geographic’s ‘Earth Live’

By Canon Rumors | August 2, 2017 | Cinema EOS News

Canon Camera Technology Allows Television Audiences to Enjoy a Live-Broadcast First: Wildlife in Full Color at Night

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 2, 2017 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to congratulate the team behind the National Geographic’s live television special “Earth Live”. The two-hour broadcast featured a live-production first, by using Canon’s ME20F-SH Multi-Purpose Camera along with a variety of Canon lenses, including the CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 EF to show television viewers live images of illusive nocturnal wildlife from around the world at night, in color, without using artificial lighting. Hosted by award-winning actress Jane Lynch and award-winning television personality Phil Keoghan, the unprecedented two-hour event gave viewers an unfiltered, real-time broadcast feed to see Earth’s wildlife in various natural habitats with the use of 51 cameras shooting simultaneously in 25 different locations across six continents. The show premiered on National Geographic, Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo MUNDO on Sunday, July 9, and aired in 171 countries and 45 languages.

Working closely with National Geographic, executive producer Al Berman’s idea for “Earth Live” involved several locations that were in total darkness during the live production and those dark locations would either require lights that would disturb wildlife, or the use of infrared or thermal cameras, which didn’t suit Berman’s idea. It wasn’t until 2015 when Canon debuted the ME20F-SH Multi-Purpose Camera that Berman saw the opportunity to broadcast undisturbed nocturnal wildlife in color. The announcement of this revolutionary four million ISO, full-frame sensor camera that can shoot full-color video in extreme low-light conditions, immediately caught the attention of Berman, who approached Canon U.S.A. with his idea. The Company’s technical support team worked closely with Berman and his crew to provide and test equipment to help bring this concept to life.

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Review: Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM

Review: Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM

By Canon Rumors | August 2, 2017 | Canon Reviews

The-Digital-Picture has posted their in-depth review of the brand new Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM lens. This lens was announced back in April and started shipping in June.

I’ll admit I don’t shoot a lot of APS-C cameras from Canon, but I will be picking this lens up for my EOS Rebel SL2 once it has arrived into my eager hands.

From The-Digital-Picture:

It is not hard to find room in the bag for the addition of the Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM Lens and especially with the built-in macro ring light and image stabilization, the 35 macro has a very high convenience-to-use factor. With its 1x/1:1 macro capability and great general purpose focal length, subjects abound for this lens. One of the best features of this lens is the wallet impact at checkout – light. Light also aptly describes the lens itself. The image quality delivered by this lens is quite good and it is not hard to justify the addition of this lens to the kit. Read the full review

Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM $349: B&H Photo | Amazon | MPEX | Park Cameras (UK) | Henry’s (Canada)

Canon Unveils New Binoculars Featuring Enhanced Image Stabilization Technologies

Canon Unveils New Binoculars Featuring Enhanced Image Stabilization Technologies

By Canon Rumors | August 2, 2017 | Canon Accessories

New Binoculars are the Ideal Tools for Outdoor Enthusiasts, Travel, and Sports

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 2, 2017 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced three new additions to its portfolio of Canon Image Stabilized Binoculars with the 14×32 IS, 12×32 IS and 10×32 IS. While all current Canon binoculars are equipped with an image stabilization (IS) function, new to these binocular models is Lens Shift Image Stabilization Technology. The IS technology, found in Canon EF lenses, allows users to see an even sharper image by moving the IS lens to correct optical axis. This technology incorporates a vibration gyro mechanism that assists in canceling out the effects of user-shake or movement.

In addition, the new binoculars are the first Canon binoculars to feature Powered Image Stabilization, a feature frequently found in Canon digital cameras and camcorders. Even the slightest shake when using high- magnification binoculars could translate into a blurred or unstable image from the binocular. When a user utilizes the Powered IS user-shake and movement can be quickly corrected and image quality remains intact.

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