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Canon Gear Being Announced in the Next 24 Hours

Canon Gear Being Announced in the Next 24 Hours

By Canon Rumors | June 28, 2017 | Canon DSLR Rumors

Below are the Canon products we expect to be announced over the next 24 hours, most likely at 12:01AM EST tomorrow.

  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II Body
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II w/24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II w/24-70mm f/4L IS
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II w/24-105mm f/4L IS II
  • Canon Battery Grip BG-E21 for the EOS 6D Mark II
  • Availability in Early August 2017
  • Pricing: $1999 USD (Body Only)

  • Canon Protection Cloth PC-E2

As far as a new mirrorless camera goes, we’re not sure what’s going on there. We’ve heard from two sources that one is coming and it has been reported elsewhere on the web as well. I would suspect it’s coming some time in July along with a PowerShot or two.

More to come on that front.

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Specifications

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Specifications

By Canon Rumors | June 28, 2017 | Third Party Lenses

The full specifications for the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 have leaked out ahead of Friday, June 30, 2017s launch.

SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Specifications: (Google Translated)

  • Preorder start date: 30th June 2017
  • Expected release date: August 2, 2017
  • Suggested retail price: 150,000 yen
  • Suggested retail price: $1199 USD
  • Model A032
  • Lens composition: 12 groups 17 sheets
  • Aperture blades: 9
  • Minimum shooting distance: 0.38 m
  • Maximum magnification: 1:5
  • Image stabilization effect: 5 stops
  • Filter diameter: 82 mm
  • Maximum diameter: 88.4 mm
  • Length: 111 mm (for Canon), 108.5 mm (for Nikon)
  • Weight: 905 g (for Canon), 900 g (for Nikon)
  • Adopting a new control system “dual MPU” claims to be the best image stabilization performance in this class & dramatic improvement in AF accuracy and speed
  • Antifouling coat and simple drip-proof construction adopted
  • A locking mechanism in the hood
  • Adopt electromagnetic aperture system for Nikon
  • TAP-in Console compatible
Micron Discontinuing Lexar Removable Storage Retail Business

Micron Discontinuing Lexar Removable Storage Retail Business

By Canon Rumors | June 27, 2017 | Third Party Accessories

Well, here’s a bit of a shocking story. It looks like the Lexar brand of memory cards, USB flash drives and storage drives is being discontinued by parent company Micron. I personally use Lexar cards for all my cameras, but I guess it’s time to move on to SanDisk, the biggest brand in the world.

According to PetaPixel:

We’re hearing that huge business from other revenue streams had made Lexar’s consumer-facing business relatively insignificant.

“Apparently Amazon and Google have been buying so much flash memory from them that there is no need for push for the retail side of things,” one industry retail source tells PetaPixel.

From Micron

Micron Technology today announced that it is discontinuing its Lexar® retail removable media storage business. The decision was made as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to focus on its increasing opportunities in higher value markets and channels.

The Lexar portfolio includes memory cards, USB flash drives, readers, and storage drives for retail and OEM customers.

Micron is exploring opportunities to sell all or part of the Lexar business.

The company will continue to provide support to existing customers through this transition period. Customers should contact their Lexar sales representative to discuss specific requirements.

I’d like to thank our team members and partners for their contributions to the Lexar business. As difficult as this decision is, the company is making this adjustment in its business to ensure it continues to be well-positioned for the future.

If you can’t stand the thought of not buying Lexar memory cards anymore, B&H Photo still has a ton of them in stock.

Lensbaby Announces Velvet 85mm f/1.8 Lens for DSLRs and Mirrorless Cameras

Lensbaby Announces Velvet 85mm f/1.8 Lens for DSLRs and Mirrorless Cameras

By Canon Rumors | June 27, 2017 | Third Party Lenses

Velvet 85 is an 85mm f/1.8 SLR and Mirrorless camera lens with 1:2 macro capabilities. This lens brings the ethereal glow and crisp vintage look of Lensbaby’s popular Velvet 56 lens to photographers clamoring for a portrait-friendly 85mm focal length. Velvet 85 builds on Velvet 56’s ability to create buttery smooth skin tones with the added compression and beautiful bokeh found in high-quality 85mm lenses. Velvet 85 is a must-have for anyone looking to capture artistic soulful portraits. Shoot at bright apertures to create soft, dreamy images with underlying sharpness and detail or stop down to darker apertures to capture a classic, film-like quality in your portraits. Evoking the image style and construction quality of classic portrait lenses of the mid-20th century, Velvet 85 features the heft and smooth, dampened manual focus of these early lenses in an all-metal lens body.

Velvet 85 Lens Specs

  • 85mm focal length
  • f/1.8-16 • 62mm filter
  • 1:2 Macro
  • 12 blade aperture
  • Focuses from 9.5” from front element to infinity
  • Metal lens hood included with Velvet 85 lenses for mirrorless cameras only
  • Dimensions (DSLR) 89mm at infinity to 132mm at Macro, mm diameter
  • Dimensions (mirrorless without hood) 103mm Infinity to 145mm at Macro
  • Weight ~ 530 grams

The lens will begin shipping on July 11, 2017 at a price of $499 USD.

For a gallery of images from the lens and more information, visit lensbaby.


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