By Canon Business General
| July 20, 2017 |
MELVILLE, N.Y., July 20, 2017 – For professionals who want sharp, brilliant and obsessively beautiful prints that they can share with the world, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced its latest professional large-format inkjet printer – the imagePROGRAF PRO-6000. At 60-inches wide, the imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 printer is the largest 12-ink printer on the market today.
The PRO-6000 expands the PRO Series models offered from 17-inches to 60-inches wide, giving users the ability to own multiple sized printers all with the same print head, ink and image processor, helping to ensure the same high quality across the line. As with previous models, the PRO-6000 device’s sleek design emphasizes the link with Canon’s EOS digital cameras and red-line “L-series lens.” Highlights that set this model apart from the crowd include its 60-inch print width, the ability to feed from the only standard Multifunction Roll System in its class and a 12-channel system including Chroma Optimizer that offers spectacular image quality for the fine art and photographic markets.
By Deals on Gear
| July 19, 2017 |
B&H Photo has the brand new Canon EOS Rebel SL2 body in stock.
- 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
- DIGIC 7 Image Processor
- 3″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
- Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
- 9-Point AF System; Dual Pixel CMOS AF
- Native ISO 25600, Extended to ISO 51200
- Up to 5 fps Continuous Shooting
- Feature Assistant; Microphone Input
- Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC and Bluetooth
B&H Photo: Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Body $549 | Canon EOS Rebel SL2 w/18-55 f/4-5.6 IS STM $699
By Canon Lens Rumors
| July 19, 2017 |
We’re told that an internal presentation roadmap from Canon includes two “big white” lenses coming in 2018. The slide in question did not mention specific focal lengths, likely to help prevent what I’m typing right now.
One of the big white lenses could logically be the EF 600mm f/4 DO IS that Canon showed back at the 2015 Canon Expo.
The second of the two remains a mystery at this time. There has always been some rumblings about an updated EF 200mm f/2L IS and EF 800mm f/5.6L IS, but nothing has come to fruition.
2018 is a World Cup of football/soccer in Russia and the Olympic Winter Games in South Korea and Canon generally makes a professional gear splash for these events.
We also have Photokina to look forward to in September of 2018.
The previous release of “big whites” saw two releases in pairs. First the EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II & EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II came, followed by the EF 500mm f/4L IS II & EF 600mm f/4L IS II a few months later.
image credit // popphoto
By Third Party Software
| July 19, 2017 |
The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.
Today, we also released versions of Lr for iOS and Android that provide updated camera support. Check them out here.
A few clarifications for this release:
What happened to Lightroom CC 2015.11/6.11?
Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw releases are tightly coupled as both products share the Camera Raw imaging technology. As a product team, we decided to skip Camera Raw version 9.11 and instead use 9.12 due to the unfortunate events that occurred on that day. In keeping our version naming consistent, Lightroom is releasing CC 2015.12 / 6.12.
Will performance enhancements that I requested via the survey here be in this release?
Lightroom CC 2015.12 / 6.12 does not include performance improvements based on your survey responses. We appreciate your candid feedback on Lightroom performance, and are working on several projects to address your concerns.
By Canon Cinema EOS Rumors
| July 18, 2017 |
The Canon Cinema EOS C500 has probably been the biggest bust in the Cinema EOS lineup by most accounts. While it was the first 4K cinema EOS camera video specific camera, it was deemed overpriced when compared to the competition and and people were more interested in using the highly successful Cinema EOS C300 and its 4K follow-up the C300 Mark II.
We’re told that Canon is working on a follow-up to the C500 and that it will become the highest resolution video camera in the lineup. The Cinema EOS C700 has a 4.5K sensor, so we suspect it will match or slightly exceed that resolution. We’ve tried to find out if 6K is an option, but we were unable to.
Canon going to 6K with a Cinema EOS camera at this time doesn’t seem very Canon-esque, but maybe they’ll change the way they do things going forward.
The very large price drop on the C300 Mark II down to $9999 may be a clue that we’ll have a new camera priced around $15,000 in the coming months.
Canon has shown an 8K Cinema EOS prototype, but I think it’s safe to say we’re more than a year away from seeing an 8K product from Canon.
The last three paragraphs are opinions of ours, and we hope we’re wrong and Canon pushes the boundaries a bit.