By Canon Rumors General
| July 27, 2016 |
Enter to Win 1 of 2 Cineo Matchbox kits valued at $495 each
2 winners will receive a Basic Matchbox Kit, which includes: (1) Matchbox fixture, (2) interchangeable Remote Phosphor panels (3200K/5600K), and (1) power supply and extension cable.
About the Cineo Matchbox:
The Cineo Matchbox™ is a versatile, portable Remote Phosphor Lighting fixture for image capture, the perfect compact lighting tool for professional photographers and videographers. At 3.25” x 5.25” x 1.5” and 15 oz, the Matchbox outputs a stunning amount of high-quality light at a variety of interchangeable color temperatures. Matchbox features a 0-100% on-board flicker-free dimmer and a 1/4×20″ tap for limitless mounting options. Learn more at cineolighting.com/matchbox.
We’re giving away one (1) Cineo Matchbox Kit to two (2) lucky winners.
Giveaway ends August 1st, 2016, 9pm CT and is open to residents worldwide.
Enter the giveaway now
By Ad Post
| July 27, 2016 |
The Canon Store now has refurbished copies of the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II in stock for $1439 (Reg $1799). Refurbished lenses come with a full 1 year Canon USA warranty. We suspect these won’t last long.
- EF Mount L-Series Lens/Full-Frame Format
- Aperture Range: f/1.4-22
- Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics
- Two Aspherical Elements, One UD Element
- Subwavelength and Fluorine Coatings
- Ultrasonic Autofocus Motor
- Full-Time Manual Focus Override
- Weather-Sealed Design
- Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II $1439 at Canon Store (Reg $1799)
By Third Party Lenses
| July 27, 2016 |
Tamron continues with the barrage of patents, this time a patent for a 20mm f/2 VC optical formula has been found.
Patent Publication No. 2016-126279 (Google Translated)
- Published 2016.7.11
- Filing date 2015.1.8
- f = 20.60
- FNo. = 2.05
- ω = 46.81
- Ym = 21.633
- BF 38.2971 – 38.3188
- Negative ShiboTadashi
- Rear focus
- Bofu (part of the first group)
This lens would make a lot of sense when you consider Tamron’s recent prime lens releases such as the VC, the 35 f/1.8 VC, 45 f/1.8 VC and the superb 85 f/1.8 VC.
By Canon Business General
| July 26, 2016 |
Canon Inc (7751.T) cut its full-year profit forecast on Tuesday, becoming Japan’s first major technology company to report a weaker outlook on the yen’s surge following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.
The world’s biggest maker of cameras and printers forecast group operating profit of 265 billion yen ($2.54 billion) for the year through December, from 300 billion yen estimated three months prior.
The new forecast, Canon’s second downward outlook revision this year, is below market expectations of 297 billion yen, based on estimates of 17 analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters.
Read more at Reuters
By Canon DSLR Rumors
| July 24, 2016 |
We’re told that the EOS 7D Mark II will be getting some attention for Photokina this September with some kit and accessory announcements.
- A firmware announcement sometime in August, no word on whether it’s just a bug fix update or not. Don’t get your hopes up for a crazy new features! We’ll let you know if we hear any more about it.
- The EOS 7D Mark II will come with a new lens kit, likely the new nano-usm EF-S 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS USM.
- A new “affordable” wifi adaptor for the EOS 7D Mark II.
We’re not sure what the new wifi adaptor looks like or what type of throughput it will offer, but if they could release a flash shoe wifi adaptor for around $100 USD, I think they’d get a lot of takers. I don’t think they sold a lot of the $769 Canon WFT-E7A that is currently available.
We also don’t know if this new wifi adaptor will be specifically for the EOS 7D Mark II.
More to come…