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Firmware: Canon EOS 7D Mark II v1.1.0 Coming Soon

Firmware: Canon EOS 7D Mark II v1.1.0 Coming Soon

By Canon Rumors | August 29, 2016 | Canon Firmware

Regarding the EOS 7D Mark II digital SLR camera, we are planning to release Firmware Version 1.1.0 for download from the Web in order to enhance the functions.

Changes in the firmware:
We are planning to incorporate the following changes to enhance functions.

  1. Wi-Fi adapter W-E1 will be supported.
  2. A setting will be added to enable or disable automatic storage of the lens if it is extended out when a gear-driven STM lens*1 is attached, and the power switch is turned to [OFF].
    *1 EF 40mm f/2.8 STM, EF 50mm f/1.8 STM, or EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lenses
  3. Lens optical correction data for the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens will be added to the camera.

This firmware update should be available no later than the first week of September.

Canon Cameras and Lenses Dominate Recent Sporting Events in South America

Canon Cameras and Lenses Dominate Recent Sporting Events in South America

By Canon Rumors | August 29, 2016 | Canon Business General

Canon Professional Services (CPS) Supports Professional Photographers Urgently in Need of Replacement Equipment

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 29, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that from August 6 to August 20, nearly 70 percent* of professional photographers on assignment in Brazil were Canon shooters. In addition, Canon brought a team of more than 70 highly trained technicians and support staff to Brazil this month to help maximize the uptime and performance of its professional broadcast and EOS imaging equipment users. Canon HDTV field lenses were ready on the evening of August 5 bringing viewers worldwide approximately 80 percent and nationwide 100 percent of the images they saw on TV.

“It is humbling to know that such a large number of the world’s most talented sports photographers relied on Canon equipment to capture this historic sporting event. Their iconic images from so many different events have been and will be seen by millions of people around the world for years to come. To support the needs of our customers and help them accomplish their goals, Canon Professional Services is always set up and ready at major sporting events throughout the year to assist by providing comprehensive equipment maintenance and repairs, extensive equipment loans and expert technical support,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Read more…

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…