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New Zeiss Otus Coming in September [CR1]

New Zeiss Otus Coming in September [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | July 28, 2015 | Third Party Lenses

We’re told that Zeiss will announce a new wide angle Otus in September of this year.

While we assumed a 35mm Otus lens would be announced, we’re told it’s actually going to be wider and likely 24mm, but could be announced as a “25mm” lens. The exact speed of the lens was unknown, but the previous two Otus lenses, the 55mm and 85mm are both f/1.4.

More to come…

 

Deal: Canon EOS 5Ds Body $2999 (Reg $3699)

Deal: Canon EOS 5Ds Body $2999 (Reg $3699)

By Canon Rumors | July 27, 2015 | Ad Post

GetItDigital (99.7% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 5DS body for $2999 (Reg $3699) via ebay. This has dropped faster than I ever expected it would. This does tell us that there is a shortage of the EOS 5DS R and Canon may have been wrong about which body was going to be more popular between the two. I’ve shot with both bodies, and while the 5DS R does show more detail, the EOS 5DS at $800 less just may be the better choice for some.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 50.6 MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors
  • 3.2″ 1.04m-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • ISO 100-6400; 5 fps Continuous Shooting
  • 150,000-Pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor
  • User-Selectable Shutter Release Time Lag
  • Anti-Flicker Compensation

Canon EOS 5DS Body $2999 (Reg $3699)

*Note These are likely grey market items and may not qualify for a Canon USA warranty. Please check with the seller to see if they offer additional warranty.

Canon Profits Drop 16% in Second Quarter

Canon Profits Drop 16% in Second Quarter

By Canon Rumors | July 27, 2015 | Canon Business General

FROM REUTERS:

Japan’s Canon Inc cut its earnings outlook for the full year and reported a 16 percent fall in quarterly profit as consumers, increasingly in the habit of taking photos with their smartphones, bought fewer compact digital cameras.

The world’s largest camera maker said on Monday its second-quarter net profit fell to 68 billion yen ($552 million) compared with 81 billion yen a year earlier. Analysts on average expected 65 billion yen, according to Thomson Reuters data.

Read more at Reuters

Another Sigma ART Lens Coming in 2015? [CR1]

Another Sigma ART Lens Coming in 2015? [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | July 25, 2015 | Third Party Lenses

We’re told that Sigma will announce at least one more ART series lens in 2015. It’s expected we’re going to see an 85mm f/1.4 ART at some point, as well as an ultra wide ART zoom.

Availability may not come until 2016, but Sigma will continue down their aggressive product development cycle.

Their most recent lens, the 24-35mm f/2 ART has been met with a mix of feelings, but all the early reviews say it is continuing the ART series level of performance.

More to come…

 

Canon PowerShot G3 X Now Shipping

Canon PowerShot G3 X Now Shipping

By Canon Rumors | July 23, 2015 | Canon PowerShot

The brand new Canon PowerShot G3 X is now shipping from major retailers.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 20.2 MP 1″ High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 25x Optical Zoom f/2.8-5.6 IS Lens
  • 24-600mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3.2″ 1.62M-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • High-Speed AF with 31 Focus Points
  • Full HD Video at 60p; HDMI Output
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • ISO 12,800 & 5.9 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Control Ring, Wheel, and Physical Dials

Canon PowerShot G3 X: Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon