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Canon CEO: “Very Dismayed” by Brexit, Could Halt Japan Recovery

Canon CEO: “Very Dismayed” by Brexit, Could Halt Japan Recovery

By Canon Rumors | June 24, 2016 | Canon Business General

From Reuters:

Canon Inc Chief Executive Fujio Mitarai said on Friday he was “very dismayed” by Britain’s shock decision to leave the European Union, saying the move hurt Japan’s economic growth prospects.

“In Japan, while we can expect to see a temporary surge in the value of the yen, the U.K.’s decision could also bring a halt to the economic recovery that had been underway,” Mitarai, head of the camera and printer maker, said in a statement.

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Sigma Firmware for 20mm f/1.4 Art & 24-35mm f/2 Art EOS C300 Mark II Compatibility Released

Sigma Firmware for 20mm f/1.4 Art & 24-35mm f/2 Art EOS C300 Mark II Compatibility Released

By Canon Rumors | June 24, 2016 | Third Party Lenses

From Sigma:

Thank you for purchasing and using our products.

We would like to announce the update in the lens firmware of the SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Canon and SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art Canon on the SIGMA Optimization Pro.

The latest firmware update makes it fully functional with the Canon Digital Cinema Camera EOS C300 Mark II.

For those customers who own the following products, please update the firmware of the lens via the SIGMA Optimization Pro.

Applicable products
SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art– Canon mount
SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art– Canon mount

Benefit of this firmware update

  • It becomes fully functional with the Canon Digital Cinema Camera EOS C300 Mark II.
  • For SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Canon, this lens firmware update also corrects the phenomenon that the images show some underexposure when “Evaluative Metering” or “Center-weighted Average Metering” is selected on Canon EOS-1D X Mark II.

Please be sure to update SIGMA Optimization Pro to the latest version before upgrading the lens’s firmware.

You can download the latest version of the software from the following page:
http://www.sigma-global.com/download/

We appreciate your consistent support for our company and products.

Sigma Firmware Updates Resolve Metering Issue with 1D X Mark II

Sigma Firmware Updates Resolve Metering Issue with 1D X Mark II

By Canon Rumors | June 24, 2016 | Third Party Lenses

From Sigma:

Thank you for purchasing and using our products.

We would like to announce the availability of new firmware and support for the applicable lenses regarding the phenomenon that exposure of the image may not be accurate, which was announced on May 27th, 2016. This happens when some SIGMA interchangeable lenses for CANON are used on Canon EOS 1DX Mark II.

If you own the following applicable products, please refer to the information below and update the lens firmware accordingly.

Benefit of this firmware update
The lens firmware update corrects the phenomenon of some underexposure when the lenses listed below are used and either “Evaluative Metering” or “Center-weighted Average Metering” is selected in Metering Mode of the camera.

Applicable products
SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art – Canon mount
SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art – Canon mount
SIGMA 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM – Canon mount

For customers who own the applicable products listed above, the lens firmware update will be provided free of charge. Please contact your nearest authorized subsidiary/distributors of SIGMA.

For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK, and either the SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Canon or the SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Canon, please update the lens firmware using SIGMA Optimization Pro.

We appreciate your continued support for our company and products.

EOS 6D Mark II & New DSLR Body in 2017

EOS 6D Mark II & New DSLR Body in 2017

By Canon Rumors | June 23, 2016 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We’re told that the Canon EOS 6D Mark II is slated for release in the first half of 2017. Just like the EOS 5D Mark IV, solid specification information is extremely hard to come by. We are told that the new full frame DSLR will have it’s own sensor, just like the EOS 6D. Beyond that, very little is known. I mention this as there has been some speculation that we’d see a 6D replacement this year, and that’s just not the case.

We’re also told by the same person that Canon will introduce a “new nameplate” to the EOS DSLR lineup. The camera will not be one of the prototypes Canon has shown off during the last year or so.

More to come…

Canon U.S.A. Announces New Video Creator Kits

Canon U.S.A. Announces New Video Creator Kits

By Canon Rumors | June 21, 2016 | Canon DSLR News

New Canon EOS 80D and EOS M3 Video Creator Kits Provides YouTube Enthusiasts with the High Quality Imaging Tools to Elevate their Videos

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 21, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its new Canon EOS 80D and EOS M3 Video Creator Kits during VidCon 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center, June 23-25. In addition, visitors to the Canon booth #1801 on the main floor of Hall B at VidCon will have access to engaging live speakers and guest appearances by YouTube® content creators like Anna Akana as well as touch-and-try areas where they can see for themselves how Canon cameras and lenses can help them create high-quality videos.

New for VidCon 2016 is the Canon EOS 80D and EOS M3 Video Creator Kits which include the following:

  • Canon EOS 80D Video Creator Kit: Includes an EOS 80D DSLR camera & EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens, an external microphone and 32GB SD card. This kit also includes the Canon Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1 which allows creators to smoothly control their zoom at the push of a button or right from their compatible smartphone by using the Canon Camera Connect app*.
  • Canon EOS M3 Video Creator Kit: Includes an EOS M3 digital camera & EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, an external microphone and a 32GB SD card.

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