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Canon Lenses Dominate The Sidelines As The New EOS-1D X Mark II Makes Its Debut At The Big Game

Canon Lenses Dominate The Sidelines As The New EOS-1D X Mark II Makes Its Debut At The Big Game

By Canon Rumors | February 9, 2016 | Canon DSLR News

MELVILLE, N.Y. – On February 7th, the top sports photographers from across the country gathered in the San Francisco Bay Area to cover the Big Game between the teams from Carolina and Denver. With more than 70 percent* of the photographers in the San Francisco stadium using Canon EOS DSLR cameras and EF lenses, Canon’s iconic white lenses filled the sidelines from the opening kickoff to the final whistle.

“Seeing such a large number of the country’s most talented sports photographers choosing Canon equipment to photograph the country’s biggest sporting event of the year is always such a humbling honor for Canon. Their iconic images of the game will be seen by millions of people around the world for years to come, and this drives Canon to ensure both our products and support live up to the requirements and expectations of our loyal customers,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc.

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Patent: EF-S 18-100mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Patent: EF-S 18-100mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

By Canon Rumors | February 9, 2016 | Canon Patents

A strange patent for an EF-S 18-100mm f/3.5-5.6 IS optical formula has appeared. I don’t imagine this patent is for a product we’re actually going to see, just something not that obvious in the design.

Patent Publication No. 2016-1224 (Google Translated)

  • Published 2016.1.7
  • Filing date 2014.6.11
  • Focal length 18.59 47.22 94.99
  • F-number 3.60 4.92 5.88
  • Half angle of view (degrees) 36.31 16.14 8.18
  • Image height 13.66 13.66 13.66
  • The total lens length 137.78 158.04 178.30
  • BF 35.39 52.79 64.61

Looking at the length of the lens, this doesn’t appear to be a compact design for a special DSLR either. We have seen patents for zoom lenses in the past that just seem to randomly end at 100mm.

Another Mention of an EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III

Another Mention of an EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III

By Canon Rumors | February 7, 2016 | Canon Lens Rumors

We’ve received another mention of an EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III. We’re told the announcement for the lens could come at any time, as the lens is “done”.

We have no firm announcement date, as that is always a difficult thing to nail down with lenses. With the arrival of the EOS-1D X Mark II, it makes sense that a new L lens would follow relatively quickly.

We do not expect to see it for the CP+ show at the end of this month.

Two more XEEN Lenses Announced by Samyang

Two more XEEN Lenses Announced by Samyang

By Canon Rumors | February 6, 2016 | Third Party Lenses

SEOUL, February 5th, 2016 –Global optics brand, Samyang Optics, has announced the release of 2 new lenses: XEEN 14mm T3.1 and 35mm T1.5. These two lenses, along with the existing 24mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5 and 85mm T1.5 lenses, create a perfect balanced five-lens-set for filming video and cinema with the outstanding image quality from resolving power for 4K+ production.

XEEN is a specialized brand in professional video-cine lens launched by Samyang Optics in 2015. The XEEN lenses are designed with Samyang Optics’ know-how and have outstanding optical performance for 4K+ with the X-Coating Technology, ensuring maximum image quality to create a cinematic look.

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Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Coming for CP+  [CR1]

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Coming for CP+ [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | February 4, 2016 | Canon DSLR Rumors

The unicorn that is the Rebel  SL2 is now being rumored to be coming for CP+ at the end of February.

We haven’t heard anything about the SL2 in a long time, and it almost feels like people are assuming the SL1 is going to get an update. It sold well once it became heavily discounted, and maybe it has a big enough user base now to warrant an update.

The only DSLR we’re hearing about at the moment is the EOS  80D, although no one has told us when it would be announced, CP+ just seems like a good place to do it.