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Canon EOS M3 Coming to North America? [CR2]

Canon EOS M3 Coming to North America? [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | August 4, 2015 | Canon DSLR News

We’re told that Canon USA is currently discussing whether or not to bring the EOS M3 to the United States. Discussions are ongoing and a decision will be made soon.

The original EOS M was available in North America, but its successor, the EOS M2 was not. I do believe the lacklustre lens lineup for the system is one of the reasons the system isn’t currently in the United States, along with the fact mirrorless cameras continue to lag in sales in the USA compared to other markets around the globe.

More to come…

Sigma 12-24 Art & Contemporary Lenses on the Way? [CR1]

Sigma 12-24 Art & Contemporary Lenses on the Way? [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | August 4, 2015 | Third Party Lenses

According to PhotoRumors, Sigma is working on 2 versions of the 12-24mm lens. One will be an Art series lens and the other a Contemporary series lens, this is the same sort of thing they’ve done with the new 150-600 lenses.

Sigma currently makes a 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II, and a constant aperture Art version of such a lens would be very sought after if they continue with their aggressive pricing.

More to come…

EOS-1D X Mark II and DIGIC 7 Talk [CR0]

EOS-1D X Mark II and DIGIC 7 Talk [CR0]

By Canon Rumors | August 3, 2015 | Canon DSLR Rumors

A thread at DPReview has ignited a lot of talk about the EOS-1D X Mark II, EOS 5D Mark IV and the EOS 6D Mark II. Most of what was talked about is in regards to the upcoming DIGIC 7 processor from Canon. The provider of the information is the same person that said the EOS 5D Mark IV would actually be called the EOS 5D X, which is something we don’t think is going to happen.

According to DPReview forum member MichaelVadon:

The Digic 7 is going to be a quad core cpu which will allow 4x the processing power for high MP, high frame rate bodies. The 5DX will contain one Digic 7 and the 1DX Mark II will contain 2 Digic 7s and 1 Digic 6. The Digic 6 will be for metwring and other smaller tasks. The 1DX will have a different larger battery while thr 5DX will keep going with the same.

This is not the type of stuff I like to post here, but it’s certainly makings the rounds. I guess the anticipation for these cameras is already quite high.

With a rumor like this, please make sure you use himalayan pink salt.

Canon EOS-1D X Drops to $4599 From Authorized Dealers

Canon EOS-1D X Drops to $4599 From Authorized Dealers

By Canon Rumors | August 2, 2015 | Canon DSLR Rumors

The Canon EOS-1D X has been further discounted, this time by another $700, to bring the price down to $4599 from authorized dealers. I think it’s safe to say that we should be seeing an announcement for a replacement sooner than later.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 18.1 MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors
  • 3.2″ 1.04m-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • Native ISO 51200, Extended to ISO 204800
  • 12 fps RAW+JPEG Shooting, 14 fps in JPEG
  • 100k-Pixel RGB Metering Sensor & EOS iSA
  • Magnesium Alloy Body, Dual CF Card Slots
  • 1000BASE-TX Gigabit Ethernet Terminal

Canon EOS-1D X Body $4599: B&H Photo | Adorama

Patent: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4

Patent: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4

By Canon Rumors | July 31, 2015 | Canon Patents

The optical formula for a new EF 50mm f/1.4 has appeared. It looks like the lens has internal focus and an odd negative front element. We haven’t heard anything for a while about a new 50mm f/1.4, but it’s definitely needed.

Patent Publication No. 2015-138121

  • Published 2015.7.30
  • Filing date 2014.1.22

Example 1

  • Focal length 49.10
  • F number 1.45
  • Half angle (in degrees) 23.78
  • Image height 21.64
  • Overall length of the lens 100.16
  • BF 38.10

Canon patents

  • Positive ShiboTadashi
  • Inner focus (part of the first group)
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