By Canon DSLR Rumors
| July 14, 2016 |
It looks like the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV has been registered with the Indonesian Certification Authority, this generally happens a few months before the announcement of a product. We can confirm that the DS126601 is one of the internal names for the EOS 5D Mark IV.
Canon’s registration details
- Equipment: Digital camera
- Model name: Canon DS126601
- Manufacturing: Japan
- Date: July 1, 2016
The registered camera will have Wifi and GPS onboard, a long rumoured featureset of the EOS 5D Mark IV.
By Third Party Lenses
| July 13, 2016 |
Tamron has filed a patent for a 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 VC optical formula. Such a lens would likely be a smaller and cheaper competitor to the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II.
Patent Publication No. 2016-126295 (Google Translated)
- Published 2016.7.11
- Filing date 2015.1.8
- Focal length 103.00 247.29 389.05
- Fno. 4.51 5.81 6.53
- Half angle of 11.68 4.88 3.11
- Positive and negative positive negative
- Rear focus (Group 5)
- Anti-vibration (third group)
We haven’t heard much about Tamron’s plans for Photokina, but we do expect some major announcements from the company.
By Canon DSLR News
| July 12, 2016 |
Thom Hogan has written a great article about why he continues to shoot with Nikon DSLRs over mirrorless cameras in most situations. The same reasons could be written for shooting with a Canon system. While I had my “Sony phase” for a while, I was never happy with the results when compared to Canon DSLRs. This generally comes down to what I like to shoot, and as Thom says, that may not be the same things you like to shoot.
For the record, I do shoot with a Leica Q mirrorless camera, and I think it’s the best small full frame camera out there for my uses.
From Thom Hogan:
Most of the mirrorless system issues I note above will tend to go away with time, as technology “solves” some of the problems, and digital cameras evolve even more than they have.
But DSLRs have been benefiting from technology moving forward, too, so it’s not as if mirrorless is trying to catch up to a stationary target. The D5/D500 proves that the target is still moving in big strides forward in some areas, and the DSLR/mirrorless problem has become like one of those algebra problems you had in grade school: “If train A leaves the station headed west at 75mph at 1pm and train B leaves the station headed west at 100mp at 3pm, when does train B pass train A?” Read the full article
I am like a lot of you though, I’m eager to find out what Canon has in mind for a mirrorless system, whenever they decide to get serious about it.
By Canon PowerShot
| July 11, 2016 |
We’re told that there will be at least one new “G” Powershot camera announced for Photokina in September. The likely candidates for a Mark II update would be the PowerShot G5 X and the PowerShot G9 X.
The “G” series of PowerShot cameras from Canon have been a sales success for the company, but nothing like the heyday of point & shoot digital cameras.
By Canon Firmware
| July 11, 2016 |
Canon has released an firmware update for the ImagePROGRAF Pro-1000 printer, this brings the firmware to version 1.1
The maximum printable height of custom paper size will be lengthened to 25.5-inch (647.70mm) with specifying in the printer driver.
This still may not be enough for some people, you can read more about this from this intensive review over at Northlight.