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Review: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III by TCSTV

By Canon Rumors | January 11, 2018 | Canon Reviews

The Camera Store does some of my favorite reviews, I think they do some of the most objective reviews out there.

The have completed their field test review of the polarizing new PowerShot flagship the PowerShot G1 X Mark III.

TCSTV came to the conclusion that the PowerShot G1 X Mark III makes a great landscape shooter, but beyond that there are better options out there.

Watch the video review above.

Canon Asking Select Professionals What They Want in a Mirrorless Camera

Canon Asking Select Professionals What They Want in a Mirrorless Camera

By Canon Rumors | January 11, 2018 | Canon DSLR Rumors

A good source has told us that Canon has been asking select Explorers of Light and other professionals what they think would make a professional mirrorless camera “compelling” enough to purchase and use.

In the same survey by Canon, they asked specifically what the photographers thought about the Sony a9 and  medium format Fujifulm GFX 50s.

I will note that the likelihood of a Canon medium format camera coming to market is slim-to-none at best, perhaps it was more to gauge the interest in higher resolution cameras.

I’m not sure of when these questions were being asked, but if it was recently, that would likely tell us that a full frame mirrorless professional camera is not in the near future.

More to come…

UPDATED: Canon Italy Posts Image With Stolen Elements, No Credit and Taken on a Fuji

UPDATED: Canon Italy Posts Image With Stolen Elements, No Credit and Taken on a Fuji

By Canon Rumors | January 11, 2018 | Canon Business General

*UPDATE*

DPReview has updated the story to shed some more light on what exactly happened at Canon with this image.

We spoke to Elia this morning, and he told us that after a bit of sleuthing he was actually able to uncover the source of the image: a royalty free photograph on Unsplash that was allegedly taken in October of 2017 with a Canon 1D Mark IV. Elia has asked that we not “out” the photographer, but you can see the EXIF data in this screenshot:

Screenshot by DPReview

From there, it doesn’t take an advanced degree to figure out what happened. A social media team at Canon Europe took to Unsplash to find a royalty free picture to share. They probably searched for “Canon 1D Mark IV” and “Italy,” and when they stumbled across this shot they had no idea that it was, in fact, not a single image but a composite of (at least) two photos… one of which was taken with a Fujifilm camera. Read the full story at DPReview

It’s strange to me that Canon would be this lazy in posting images. I find it hard to believe they don’t have a library of countless great images they could use for social media.


Well this is an odd one. According to FStoppers Canon Italy has posted an image to social media without credit, consisting of stolen elements and not even taken on a Canon camera.

It looks like someone at Canon took the work of landscape photographer Elia Locardi and used some elements from the image in a composite on an image Canon Italy posted to Instagram and Facebook.

From FStoppers:

So, the social media team for Canon Italy (and Spain) have posted a composite landscape, half of which was stolen, not taken with a Canon, and not credited anyone involved in the creation of this image. Rough day at the office.

Social media is full of brands stealing photos, not crediting authors, not expecting to pay for using someone elses photos. However, to see someone at a company like Canon do it, that seems even worse.

Head on over to FStoppers for a more in-depth analysis of the offending image.

image credit // FStoppers.com

Patent: Optical Viewfinder for Mirrorless Camera

Patent: Optical Viewfinder for Mirrorless Camera

By Canon Rumors | January 11, 2018 | Canon Patents

Here’s a strange patent application from Canon, an optical viewfinder adaptor for a mirrorless camera.

Canon News breaks down Japan Patent Application 2018-005126:

This adapter would provide the half mirror assembly that would split the optical path between the image sensor and the viewfinder, and allow for simutaneous use of the image sensor and that of the optical viewfinder.

The image sensor would be responsible for AF for one embodiment, the other embodiment has a seperate phase detect AF sensor.

There is a large group of photographers that just don’t like EVF’s and may never like EVF’s, so this could be a solution for them.

Me personally? It wasn’t until the Leica Q that I got over my hate of EVFs.

Updated: Patent: EF 15mm f/4 & EF-M 9.5mm f/4

Updated: Patent: EF 15mm f/4 & EF-M 9.5mm f/4

By Canon Rumors | January 11, 2018 | Canon Patents

Update: Canon News has dug a bit further and come to the conclusion that these optical formulas are for a fisheye due to the lenses having a 175 degree field of view.

A new patent showing an optical formula for a new wide angle prime has appeared. The full frame lens in the application is an EF 15mm f/4, while the APS-C optical formula of a EF-M 9.5mm f/4 shows a shorter backfocus than an EF-S lens and could actually be EF-M.

Japan Patent Application 2018-004726

Canon EF-M 9.5mm f/4

  • Focal distance 9.50
  • F number 4.10
  • Imaging field angle (degree) 175
  • Image height 13.66
  • Whole length of the lens 63.97
  • BF 23.16

Canon EF 15mm f/4

  • Focal distance 15.18
  • F number 4.12
  • Imaging field angle (degree) 175
  • Image height 21.64
  • Whole length of the lens 130.16
  • BF 58.19
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