Do You Use Third Party Batteries in Your Canon Cameras?

Do You Use Third Party Batteries in Your Canon Cameras?

By Canon Rumors | September 20, 2017 | Canon DSLR News

Out of personal curiosity, I asked on last night on Twitter if you folks used third party batteries in your Canon cameras. The results so far actually shock me, it’s quite close to a 50/50 split.

If you do use third party batteries, please let us and others know what brands have worked for you on the forum or via Twitter.

Here We Go Again, New 50mm L Coming in 2018 [CR2]

Here We Go Again, New 50mm L Coming in 2018 [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | September 20, 2017 | Canon Lens Rumors

We’re told by a very good source that Canon will finally address the 50mm focal length in 2018. There are apparently two prototypes currently being tested by select photographers.

We’re told one of the lenses is an EF 50mm f/1.4 IS USM, which was likely developed alongside the brand new EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM. We were not told what the other 50mm prototype lens was.

The announcement is slated for some time in the first half of 2018. As always though, lenses come where they’re done and ready for production, not when the marketing people want them to be announced. Therefore, delays are always possible.

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Adobe Reports Record Revenue in the Third Quarter

Adobe Reports Record Revenue in the Third Quarter

By Canon Rumors | September 20, 2017 | Third Party Software

Strong Cash Flow and Earnings Highlight Third Quarter Results

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sept. 19, 2017 — Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today reported financial results for its third quarter fiscal year 2017 ended
Sept. 1, 2017.

Financial Highlights

  • Adobe achieved record quarterly revenue of $1.84 billion in its third quarter of fiscal year 2017, which represents 26 percent yearover-year
    revenue growth.
  • Diluted earnings per share was $0.84 on a GAAP-basis, and $1.10 on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Digital Media segment revenue was $1.27 billion, with Creative revenue growing to $1.06 billion.
  • Digital Media Annualized Recurring Revenue (“ARR”) grew to $4.87 billion exiting the quarter, a quarter-over-quarter increase of $308 million.
  • Adobe Experience Cloud achieved revenue of $508 million, which represents 26 percent year-over-year growth.
  • Operating income grew 48 percent and net income grew 55 percent year-over-year on a GAAP-basis; operating income grew 43 percent and net income grew 46 percent year-over-year on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Cash flow from operations was $704 million, and deferred revenue grew to approximately $2.20 billion.
  • The company repurchased approximately 2.1 million shares during the quarter, returning $298 million of cash to stockholders.

A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP results is provided at the end of this press release and on Adobe’s website.

DXO: Canon EOS 6D Mark II Sensor Review: Great Color and ISO Performance

DXO: Canon EOS 6D Mark II Sensor Review: Great Color and ISO Performance

By Canon Rumors | September 19, 2017 | Canon Reviews

DXOMark has completed their sensor review of the Canon EOS  6D Mark II and came away impressed in some areas, most notably color and ISO performance.

The EOS  6D Mark  II ended up with a score of 85, which is well behind the 91 scored by the EOS  5D Mark IV and 5th place overall for Canon sensors.

From DXOMark

Canon’s 6D proved a popular and affordable DSLR for serious-enthusiasts looking to step up to full frame, or pros after an affordable second body.

Five years on, it was crying out for an upgrade however, and the 6D Mark II’s resolution boost, improved autofocus system, faster frame rate and touch-screen LCD make it a more viable option in the modern market.

Its sensor performance continues the upward trend for Canon chips too, although it doesn’t quite hit the dizzy heights of Canon’s best sensor to date in the 5D Mark IV. This is a result of notably lower dynamic range recorded by the 6D Mark II at base ISO, which is a concern for photographers after the best image quality in good light. From ISO 800, dynamic range is much closer to the performance of semi pro rivals such as the Nikon D750 and Sony A7 II however, and with good color sensitivity at all settings and well-controlled noise the 6D Mark II lends itself better to low light photography. Read the full review

I must say it’s nice to read something positive about this camera, as some of its perceived shortcomings have been the source of a lot of negative discussion. However, it is DXOMark and that can create heated discussion on its own.

Review: Canon EOS Rebel SL2 by DPReview

Review: Canon EOS Rebel SL2 by DPReview

By Canon Rumors | September 19, 2017 | Canon Reviews

DPReview has completed their review of  Canon’s smallest DSLR, the EOS Rebel SL2. DPRewview referred to the SL2 as the Toyota Camry of DSLRs, which after having a Camry as a rental recently, I’m not sure that’s a good thing.

From DPReview:

For those who want a small camera with the traditional controls and viewfinder of a DSLR, the Canon EOS Rebel SL2 is easy to recommend. It’s not spectacular in any one area, but it’s easy to use and performs well in most situations. The SL2 isn’t for those taking a lot of photos of moving subjects, nor is it wondrous at video, but for everyday life, it’ll do the job.

Canon-lovers who want better performance – especially autofocus – should strongly consider spending the extra $200 for the Rebel T7i (EOS 800D). Read the full review

The first iteration of this line had a lot of fans once the price started to drop on the camera. I recall a lot people buying the SL1 once they started to appear in the $350-$400 range on the grey market or refurbished at the Canon Store. I’m thinking the same is going to happen again.

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