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Patent: How Canon Increased AF Point Spread in the EOS 5D Mark IV

Patent: How Canon Increased AF Point Spread in the EOS 5D Mark IV

By Canon Rumors | August 29, 2016 | Canon DSLR News

Northlight has broken down a patent that shows how Canon was able to increase the spread of the AF points in the EOS 5D Mark IV.

A Canon patent shows how by replacing the sub mirrors with laminated diffraction gratings, the normal angle of relflection can be altered, adding or subtracting to the usual angle. In the example of the 5Dmk4 this is used to expand the vertical coverage of the AF sensor array.

5d4-supermirror

As with a lot of Canon DSLRs, there are subtle advancements that will make using the tool better. Increased AF point spread is something a lot of photographers have wished for, and I think a lot of photographers will welcome once they have it.

Adobe to Support Dual Pixel RAW in Future Version of Lightroom

Adobe to Support Dual Pixel RAW in Future Version of Lightroom

By Canon Rumors | August 29, 2016 | Canon DSLR News

Cnet is reporting that Adobe has confirmed they’re going to add dual pixel RAW support to a future version of Lightroom.

“We’re working on it,” Adobe spokesman Roman Skuratovskiy said Thursday. He declined to say when Adobe would add the update to Lightroom and its cousin, Photoshop, though.

If there was any chance of the new file format to gaining mass acceptance, Lightroom definitely had to be part of the equation. Read more at Cnet

The Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM II Still Scheduled to Arrive This Year [CR3]

The Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM II Still Scheduled to Arrive This Year [CR3]

By Canon Rumors | August 28, 2016 | Canon Lens Rumors

We’re told that the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM II is still scheduled to arrive this year. Keep in mind lens announcements can be bumped pretty easily, which we saw recently with the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III. That lens was initially schedule to be announced in June.

We can confirm that this will be the first Canon lens with an LCD display built-in, however we’re still not sure what information will be present on the digital display.

The lens will be equipped with Nano-USM, the latest IS and will be heavier than the current model. Expect a big optical upgrade too we’re told.

There’s also a buzz about another DSLR body coming, dubbed DS126651, as seen at a Russian certification agency. We haven’t personally heard anything about another imminent camera body.

More to come…

Canon EOS M5 Spotted at Russian Certification

Canon EOS M5 Spotted at Russian Certification

By Canon Rumors | August 27, 2016 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We believe that the next camera to be announced by Canon will be the EOS M5, a mirrorless camera that will be a departure from what has come before it. It won’t be a full frame camera, but it will be slightly upmarket from the EOS M3. Alongside the camera will be a new EF-M 18-150mm lens.

From Novocert/Nokishita (Google Translator)

PC2258

  • SKU: 1279C002AA, 1279C012AA, 1279C022AA
  • Products: body lens kit lens kit 2
  • Color: one color
  • Bluetooth · Wi-Fi equipped (PDF document)
  • Mirror-less camera

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  • SKU: 1724C002AA, 1724C012AA, 1724C022AA, 1725C002AA, 1725C012AA, 1725C022AA
  • Products: body lens kit lens kit 2
  • Color: 2 colors
  • Mirror-less camera

We hope to be able to publish more about the EOS M5 in the coming days.