Tamron 18-200 Di III VC for EF-M Coming

Tamron 18-200 Di III VC for EF-M Coming

An 18-200 from Tamron for the EOS M is coming shortly. This would be the first third party zoom lens with a native EF-M mount.

The announcement is expected on June 19, 2014.

Source: [DCI] via [NL]

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Deal: EOS 5D Mark III Body $2574

Deal: EOS 5D Mark III Body $2574

GetItDigital (99.4% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body for $2575 (Reg $3199) via ebay

Canon EOS 5D Mark III $2574 (Reg $3199) via ebay

Note: The items in these sales are brand new and likely grey market, therefore not technically covered under a Canon USA warranty. Although, there are reports of warranty service being performed on these items. If you have any issues, we’re always here to help.

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Canon EF-M 55-200 f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Gets Official

Canon EF-M 55-200 f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Gets Official

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 17 June 2014 – Canon today announces a new addition to its EF-M lens range with the introduction of its first dedicated telephoto zoom lens – the EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM. Designed for Canon’s Compact System Camera, the EOS M, the new EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM features Canon’s signature optical performance, advanced Stepping Motor Technology (STM), a 3.5-stop optical Image Stabilizer, and provides a versatile 55-200mm focal range to help users get closer to the subjects they love
 
Taking you closer
The EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM joins three existing lenses in the EF-M range, which together offer a diverse variety of focal lengths from 11-200mm. The perfect addition to any EOS M kit bag, the new lens opens additional creative possibilities for EOS M shooters through its suitability to capture a wide selection of scenes – from eye-catching portraits at 55mm, to wildlife at 200mm.
 
Leading optical technologies for incredible images
Developed using the company’s unparalleled optical expertise, the EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM features Canon’s powerful optical Image Stabilizer and STM technology to deliver outstanding levels of detail when shooting stills and movies. When shooting movies specifically, STM technology ensures smooth focus transitions, as focus shifts from one subject to another. The STM mechanism also provides near-silent focusing, giving videographers the ability to shoot movie soundtracks which capture the natural ambience of the scene in front of them. Additionally, thanks to a highly-effective 3.5-stop optical Image Stabilizer, which reduces visible camera shake, users can also shoot sharp stills while using the zoom, and steady movies while capturing action.
 
Designed to make great photography easy
Constructed of a high quality metal exterior – a trademark of the EF-M lens range – the EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM is also compact, lightweight and portable, making it ideal for everyday use. Inside the lens, an Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) element delivers outstanding image quality throughout the zoom range. Furthermore, its non-rotating front element makes it easy to maintain a consistent effect when using filters, and the full-time manual focus ring offers greater creative freedom to adjust focus during shooting.
 
Key Features

  • Get closer to the action with your EOS-M camera
  • Image Stabilizer keeps images sharp
  • Compact enough to go anywhere
  • Smooth, near-silent STM focusing
  • Make quick adjustments with a manual focus ring
  • Shoot great quality images – full of sharp details and rich colour

Detailed specs are after the break.

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Patent: Multi-Lens, Multi-View Camera

Patent: Multi-Lens, Multi-View Camera

Below is a patent for a multi-lens, multi-view camera. I’m not sure what the application would be for such a camera, but I felt the same way about the PowerShot N and it continues to get made. :)

The patents below are translated via Google Translator.

Patent Publication No. 2014-110442

  • Publication date 2014.6.12
  • Filing date 2012.11.30

Canon patents

  • Multi-lens camera concentrically arranged an imaging device and a plurality of lenses
  • I do light field, angle of view changes, perspective changes, noise reduction, resolution conversion, HDR, distance estimation, the disparity estimation

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EF-M 55-200 4.5-6.3 IS STM Coming Shortly

EF-M 55-200 4.5-6.3 IS STM Coming Shortly

We heard about this lens way back in September of 2013, and it’s finally making its way to the market.

We’re thinking this lens will not immediately make it to the USA, following the same path as the EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM.

EF-M 55-200mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM

  • Adopted one glass molded aspherical lens and one UD lens.
  • 22% shortening the overall length compared to the EF 55-250 IS STM.
  • EF-250 mm in 1980-IS 31% weight reduction compared with STM equipped with a camera shake correction of the effect of 3.5 stops.
  • Fast AF algorithm.
  • Full-time manual focus.
  • ET-54B Lens Hood.

Source: [DCI]

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More EOS 7D Mark II Talk [CR1]

More EOS 7D Mark II Talk [CR1]

A bit more about the EOS 7D replacement made its way to us over the weekend. This time we’ve received a little bit of information about the viewfinder in the upcoming EOS 7D Mark II.

We’re told the viewfinder will have 100% coverage and a magnification of 1.15. We’re told the top plate has a noticeably bigger bump around the viewfinder than the current EOS 7D.

Everything we’re hearing about the camera is coming from new sources.

More to come…

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Canon to Release Major Updates to DPP & EOS Utility

Canon to Release Major Updates to DPP & EOS Utility

DPP 4.0
Canon developed the upgraded DPP 4.0 software for the editing of RAW images in response to the needs of professional and advanced-amateur users. The software delivers improved workflow efficiency for photographers who edit large numbers of images at an advanced level, helping them to achieve the key concepts of the EOS series of interchangeable-lens cameras: speed, ease of use and high image quality.
 
The new software improves on the previous version in such areas as an expanded adjustment range for highlights and shadows as well as enhanced basic functions. Providing users with more freedom when adjusting images, DPP 4.0 includes such new functions as 8-axis color gamut adjustment and an Auto function that automatically analyses the brightness and darkness balance of a histogram and adjusts the tones, or luminance, of an image accordingly. 
 
The new version of Canon’s DPP software delivers greatly enhanced operability and convenience during the image editing process. In addition to featuring an updated graphical user interface (GUI), the software is capable of displaying as many as 10,000 image thumbnails at one time. Further contributing to ease of use, the software lets users not only view selected images for comparison even in the preview window, but also assign ratings to images.
 
EOS Utility 3.0
Canon’s new upgraded EU 3.0 allows users to connect a camera to a computer via a USB connection or Wireless File Transmitter in order to remotely perform camera settings, transfer images and capture images. Delivering even greater workflow efficiency, EU 3.0 easily integrates with DPP 4.0 to allow users to select and compare images, enabling them to more easily choose the best shot, as well as make slight adjustments to camera settings and reshoot scenes.
 
Pricing and availability
DPP 4.0 and EU 3.0 come in late June, 2014 and will be a free download.

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Save 25% At LensRentals.com This Week.

LensRentals.com is having a pretty big sale for the busy time of the year. Now’s the time to rent that big Canon glass you’ve always wanted to try.

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Had your eye on a certain piece of glass for a while? Then take advantage of our best discount of the summer. For one week only, save 25% on any one item rented.

Just use the promo code: 5DAYSALE

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To qualify:

  • Order must be placed by 11:59 PM CT on June 16th, 2014.
  • Order must have an arrival date of June 16th – June 20th, 2014.
  • Applies to the item with the highest rental fee on a single order
  • Not combinable with other promotions
  • One use per customer

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Canon Adds RC-V100 Remote Controller Support with Firmware Updates for EOS C100 / C500 Cinema Cameras

Canon Adds RC-V100 Remote Controller Support with Firmware Updates for EOS C100 / C500 Cinema Cameras

Firmware Version 1.0.5.1.00 for EOS C500 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.
 
For EOS C500

  1. Compatibility with the Canon RC-V100 Remote Controller (expected to be available in June 2014) has been added.
  2. Peripheral illumination correction data has been added for the [CN-E35mm T1.5 L F] EF Cinema lens and the [EF-S55-250mm f4-5.6 IS STM] EF lens.
  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which the EF Cinema lens’ F number was incorrectly displayed.

For EOS C500 PL

  1. Compatibility with the Canon RC-V100 Remote Controller (expected to be available in June 2014) has been added.

Download links after the break.

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A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]

A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]

We have received a couple of specs for the upcoming replacement to the EOS 7D which lead us to believe it will in fact be a “pro” APS-C camera.

There was no mention of video features or whether or not the camera would record 4K.

  • EOS-1 style top plate, which means no mode dial.
  • Pop-up flash, even with the new style top plate.
  • WiFi & GPS will be internal. We all figured this one.

No other specs have been given to us as of yet.

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