By Deals on Gear
| April 28, 2017 |
The Canon Store has the refurbished Canon EOS 80D w/18-55 IS STM kit for $829 (Reg $1249 new) when you use the coupon code FRIENDS while checking out.
You can still save 10% or more on various refurbished lenses and cameras at the Canon Store until Saturday evening EST.
Canon EOS 80D w/18-55 IS STM $849 (Reg $1249)
By Canon Firmware
| April 28, 2017 |
Canon has released new firmware for the EOS 7D Mark II.
Firmware Version 1.1.1 incorporates the following improvement and fix:
- Enhances reliability of communications when transferring images using Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7 (A/B/C/D/E).
- Corrects the phenomenon of Err70 which occurs with certain combinations of settings.
- Corrects the phenomenon in which in very rare cases the shutter can no longer be released.
- Enhances reliability of operations for specific custom function settings.
- If using a Wi-Fi adapter/W-E1, the camera’s nickname will be reset to default when you perform this firmware update, so please reset the nickname before using the camera.
Download firmware v1.1.1 at Canon USA
By Third Party Lenses
| April 27, 2017 |
The ten compact prime lenses provide metadata and enable the correction of distortion and shading. For the first time, even low-budget productions can employ visual effects.
No matter if it is Star Wars, Harry Potter or Avatar: these days, just about every film features special effects. For many small film productions, having visual effects in their movie would be a dream come true. Unfortunately, making the image fit the look of the footage has required expensive tools – until now. At the NAB Show in Las Vegas, ZEISS presented new metadata technology that makes this possible: the company has equipped its new ZEISS CP.3 XD compact lens family with ZEISS eXtended Data.
By Canon Business General
| April 26, 2017 |
Japan’s Canon Inc on Wednesday lifted its full-year operating profit forecast after reporting strong first-quarter results on the back of earnings from a medical equipment unit it bought from Toshiba Corp last year.
The camera and printer maker forecast profit of 270 billion yen ($2.43 billion), up from 255 billion yen estimated in January. It reported profit of 228.9 billion in the previous twelve months.
The upbeat outlook suggests Canon’s strategy to diversify has begun to reward the company after the $5.8 billion acquisition of the Toshiba unit and the $2.8 billion takeover of Swedish video-surveillance firm Axis AB.
Canon also said the two existing businesses that have long dragged its earnings – laser printers and cameras – are also showing signs of bottoming out.
A recovery in the Chinese and other emerging economies is pushing up demand for laser printers, while continued popularity of so-called mirrorless cameras is driving camera sales, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Toshizo Tanaka said at an earnings briefing.
For the January-March quarter, Canon said operating profit jumped 88.8 percent to 75.67 billion yen from 40.09 billion yen a year earlier. Read the full story
By Canon Reviews
| April 25, 2017 |
Bryan at The-Digital-Picture has completed his review of the Canon EOS 77D. In true Canon fashion, it’s not a segment leader on the spec sheet, but it’s definitely a DSLR you should consider if your budget for a body is around $900.
The 77D is positioned mid-level, as step up from the Rebel series cameras, yet remaining decidedly below the 80D in Canon’s lineup, targeting moderately serious non-professional photographers. While I’m sure that Canon is trying to better differentiate this model from the Rebels, it is still primarily a Rebel in my mind. It has the same size and shape along with nearly identical features as the announced-at-the-same-time Rebel T7i. However, the few feature differentiators are valuable, making it a better choice for most photographers – as long as the higher price tag does not trip up this decision.
From an upgrade perspective, the pair of new AF systems (45 pt traditional phase detection system and Dual Pixel AF system) alone make the 77D a great upgrade from the Rebel T6s. A faster frame rate and greatly increased RAW image buffer depth are also very-welcomed improvements. Read the full review
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