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Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV w/24-105mm f/4L IS II, Canon BG-E20 Battery Grip, Profoto A1 Studio Light, PIXMA Pro-10 $4348 (Reg $ 6039)

Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV w/24-105mm f/4L IS II, Canon BG-E20 Battery Grip, Profoto A1 Studio Light, PIXMA Pro-10 $4348 (Reg $ 6039)

By Canon Rumors | July 21, 2018 | Deals on Gear

Adorama has a great deal on the following Canon EOS 5D Mark IV bundle.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Bundle Includes ($6,039.99 value!):

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR
  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-10 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer
  • Canon Plus Luster Semi-Gloss Photo Paper (13×19″), 50 Sheets
  • Profoto A1 AirTTL-C Studio Light for Canon5
  • Canon BG-E20 Battery Grip for EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Bundle at Adorama $4348 (Reg $6039)

Patent: LCD for Image Review While Using An EVF

Patent: LCD for Image Review While Using An EVF

By Canon Rumors | July 21, 2018 | Canon Patents

Canon News has uncovered a patent showing functionality for LCD review with EVF equipped ILCs.

We have been told in the past that Canon is working on a EVF DSLR, which makes some sense to us if the EVF is as good as what we see on the Leica SL. As Canon News points out, the patent images show a DSLR and not an EOS M camera.

From Canon News about Japan Patent Application 2018-113532:

This patent is interesting.  It discusses how to do image review and also live operation with an EVF based camera and the back LCD panel, but most interesting, is the camera suggested in the patent application.  It’s a DSLR shaped camera, and not an M designed camera.  While Canon could use any looking camera for it’s patents, usually the image of the camera, guides their intent.  In other words, I would not have expected this to be an DSLR, if they were not looking at EVF’s in DSLR form factors, but would have shown an M5 or M6 camera, it’s not as if Canon doesn’t have those images floating around. Read more….

Indiegogo: KOBRA Flash Modifier

By Canon Rumors | July 20, 2018 | Industry News

If you missed out on the very successful Kickstarter campaign for the KOBRA flash modifier, you can take advantage of their second campaign and savings over at Indiegogo.

You can visit Indiegogo now to learn more about the KOBRA Flash Modifier, the press releases is after the break.

Learn more about the KOBRA Flash Modifier

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Patent: Further Refinement and Precision of DPAF Sensors

Patent: Further Refinement and Precision of DPAF Sensors

By Canon Rumors | July 19, 2018 | Canon Patents

A patent showing further improvements for DPAF sensors has appeared. It’s obvious Canon is going to continue to improve one of its core technologies.

According to Canon News

One of the problems with any phase detect system whether it be with a separate AF sensor such as with our DSLRs, or with the on sensor phase detect system used by Canon with Dual Pixel AF sensors, or other manufactures with their pixels / rows of phase detect pixels on the sensor is that lens aberrations can throw off the phase difference calculation.

In this patent application, canon processes the AF information as well as the lens information to further quantify the AF information and come up with a more precise value. Read More….

From US Patent Application 20180205873:

A phase difference focus detection method (phase difference AF) is known as an automatic focus detection (AF) method used in an image capturing apparatus. The phase difference AF is an AF which is often used in digital still cameras, and some image sensors are used as focus detection sensors. In Japanese Patent Laid-Open No. 2008-52009, in order to perform focus detection based on the pupil division method, a photoelectric conversion unit of each pixel constituting an image sensor is divided into a plurality of portions, and the divided photoelectric conversion units receive light fluxes having passed through different regions of the pupil of the photographing lens via the lens via a microlens.

The phase difference AF can simultaneously detect the focus detection direction and the focus detection amount based on a pair of signals obtained from focus detection pixels formed in the image sensor, and it is possible to perform focus adjustment at high speed. On the other hand, since the phase difference AF utilizes a phase difference between optical images to perform focus detection, the aberration of the optical system which forms an optical image may cause an error to the focus detection result; therefore, a method for reducing such error has been suggested.

Patent: New Improved Shutter

Patent: New Improved Shutter

By Canon Rumors | July 19, 2018 | Canon Patents

A new patent application showing an improved mechanical shutter has appeared.

According to Canon News, this application describes a shutter with a low power requirement and a fast release time lag.  No mention if it is quieter, which is always nice as well.

From US Patent Application 20180196333:

This embodiment provides a shutter apparatus and an image capturing apparatus, which can restrain a power consumption amount with a shorter release time lag

A shutter apparatus according to one aspect of the present invention includes a shutter base plate having an opening, a light shield movable between a closed state for closing the opening and an open state for opening the opening, a cam member rotatable in a first angle range, a second angle range, and a third angle range between the first angle range and the second angle range, the cam member that rotates in the third angle range rotating the light shield, a motor configured to drive the cam member, a forcing member configured to force the cam member so as to rotate the cam member from the first angle range to the third angle range, and a restricting member configured to restrict the forcing member from forcing the cam member in at least part of the first angle range.