Retailers have begun shipping the brand new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM. We’re told by B&H Photo that all preorders have been met and that they have good stock of the new lens.
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Canon EOS 7D Mark II, EF11-24mm f/4L USM Win Three Top Honors in Japan’s Premier Camera Grand Prix Awards
TOKYO, May 20, 2015—Canon Inc. and Canon Marketing Japan Inc. announced today that the Company’s EOS 7D Mark II digital SLR camera (launched in October 2014) has been honored with two prestigious Camera Grand Prix (GP) Japan 2015 awards—“Camera of the Year” and “Readers Award”—while the EF11-24mm f/4L USM ultra-wide-angle interchangeable zoom lens (launched in February 2015) was selected for the “Lens of the Year” award. The Camera Grand Prix (GP) Japan awards, considered one of the most sought-after camera and lens product awards in Japan, are organized by the Camera Journal Press Club (CJPC),1 comprising journalists from major photography and camera magazines in Japan. This year marks the award’s 32nd time to be held.
The Camera GP Japan 2015 Camera of the Year title was presented to the most outstanding camera2 from among the 111 models launched in Japan between March 1, 2014, and March 31, 2015. As further indication of the EOS 7D Mark II’s overwhelming popularity, the camera was also honored with the Camera GP Japan 2015 Readers Award, based on an online vote by general users. In addition, the EF11-24mm f/4L USM took home the Lens of the Year award, resulting in Canon taking home three out of the four Camera GP Japan awards presented this year.
Canon’s latest Rebels didn’t launch without issue, as a select number of the first batch of cameras needed a service advisory. Now that Canon has taken care of that, these feature rich entry level DSLRs from Canon are showing some good promise.
DPReview has posted a gallery of real world images from the EOS Rebel T6s (760D) and EOS Rebel T6i (750D), the images look pretty impressive to me.
- Canon EOS Rebel T6i $749: Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon
- Canon EOS Rebel T6i w/18-55 IS STM $899: Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon
- Canon EOS Rebel T6i w/18-135 IS STM $1099: Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon
- Canon EOS Rebel T6s $849: Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon
- Canon EOS Rebel T6s w/18-135 IS STM $1149: Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon
We’re told test bodies for the EOS 5D Mark IV have made their way to select photographers. The timeline for an announcement is still some time in Q4 of 2015.
While there has been talk about a new DIGIC processor for the EOS-1D X Mark II, it is unknown if the EOS 5D Mark IV will see the rumored DIGIC 7 processor as well. If it doesn’t, one can assume that the EOS-1D X Mark II won’t come soon after the EOS 5D Mark IV and will likely fall into the winter of 2016, with availability coming soon after.
2016 is an Olympic & Euro year, with the summer games being held in August and Euro beginning in June. 2016 is a Photokina year as well, which comes in September.
More to come…
Is Canon working on a higher end and more professional underwater camera?
We’re told that Canon is working on an underwater camera for serious divers, a camera that would not require an underwater housing and far superior to any of the point and shoot options out there. Canon has said that they’re going to start making cameras that are need based, instead of the do-it-all cameras of the past.
Take this with a huge grain of salt, but the concept is interesting.