Archive for: EOS M

Ended: EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $249

Ended: EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $249

BigValueInc (99.3% approval) is selling the Canon EOS M body with the 22mm f/2 STM lens for $249. At this price, it’s one heck of a walk around point and shoot. White is the only color remaining.

Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $249

cr

40 Comments

EF-M 55-200 4.5-6.3 IS STM Coming Shortly

EF-M 55-200 4.5-6.3 IS STM Coming Shortly

We heard about this lens way back in September of 2013, and it’s finally making its way to the market.

We’re thinking this lens will not immediately make it to the USA, following the same path as the EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM.

EF-M 55-200mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM

  • Adopted one glass molded aspherical lens and one UD lens.
  • 22% shortening the overall length compared to the EF 55-250 IS STM.
  • EF-250 mm in 1980-IS 31% weight reduction compared with STM equipped with a camera shake correction of the effect of 3.5 stops.
  • Fast AF algorithm.
  • Full-time manual focus.
  • ET-54B Lens Hood.

Source: [DCI]

cr

30 Comments

Canon EOS M Vanishes from Canon USA Web Site

Canon EOS M Vanishes from Canon USA Web Site

We were alerted to the fact that Canon USA has removed the EOS M camera from their web site. They still list two of the 3 EOS M lenses, but there doesn’t appear to be any reference at all to the EOS M camera.

Are we going to see a mirrorless from Canon back in North America? At this point, I wouldn’t think so. Unless they completely revamp the product concept, it seems to be a lame duck system for Canon shooters.

There’s the possibility we see an EF based mirrorless system, maybe an even smaller SL1 style DSLR. I love the SL1 and I think removing the prism and introducing a few more pancake style lenses with an EF mount would be welcomed.  I’m speculating, as I haven’t heard anything to actually support such a concept.

Or maybe Canon is going to concentrate on the prosumer level of cameras and lenses, as that appears to be where the money is for companies in this industry at this time.

thanks Tom

cr

172 Comments

Canon EOS M3 in Q3 of 2014?

Canon EOS M3 in Q3 of 2014?

Northlight has posted 2 EOS M cameras potentially coming in Q3 of 2014, which would make it a Photokina camera.

The 2 models will be split into entry level and prosumer. Canon has said they’re committed to the EOS M system and will continue to develop cameras and lenses. Perhaps this will once again be the “relaunch” we were told was going to happen with the EOS M2, which turned out not to be the case.

Source: [NL]

cr

101 Comments

Patent: EF-M 22-46mm f/3.5-5.6

Patent: EF-M 22-46mm f/3.5-5.6

A patent which appears to be for the EF-M mount has appeared. In APS-C, this lens would be a 35-75mm f/3.5-5.6.

Canon has stated that more lenses are coming for EOS M, and that could potentially mean the North American and European markets are still on Canon’s radar for the EOS M system. My bet is we’ll see an EOS M3 to re-introduce the product line to a global market.

Patent Publication No. 2014-63025 (Google Translation)

  • Publication date 2014.4.10
  • Filing date 2012.9.21

Example 7

  • Zoom ratio 2.09
  • Focal length f = 22.10-34.22-45.19mm
  • Fno. 3.60-4.59-5.60
  • Half angle ω = 31.72-21.76-16.48 °
  • Image height 13.66mm
  • 65.76-62.07-64.72mm lens length
  • BF 28.16-36.88-45.09mm

Source: [EG]

cr

12 Comments

Nine Canon Designs Recognized With iF Design Awards

Nine Canon Designs Recognized With iF Design Awards

TOKYO, February 28, 2014—Canon Inc. announced today that nine Canon designs were recognized by iF International Forum Design GmbH with prestigious 2014 iF Design Awards in the product design and communication design categories.

iF Product Design Awards went to the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 100D (EOS Rebel SL1 or EOS Kiss X7 in other regions) digital SLR cameras, the PowerShot N compact digital camera, the LEGRIA mini (VIXIA mini or IVIS mini) camcorder, the PIXMA MG7150 / MG6450 / MG5550 (PIXUS MG7130 / N/A / MG5530 in Japan) inkjet printers, the i-SENSYS LBP7680Cx / 7110Cw (N/A / imageCLASS LBP7001Cw or N/A / Satera LBP7110C) color laser beam printers, the WUX450 multimedia projector, and the LE-5W LED projector. The iF Communication Design Award went to the user interface for the EOS M compact-system camera.

Canon iF Design Award Winners | Click for Larger

Canon iF Design Award Winners | Click for Larger

Established in 1953, iF Design Awards are recognized as one of the most prestigious awards within the field of design. Every year iF honors excellent design in three disciplines: product, communication and packaging design.

Canon won its first iF Product Design Award in 1989 for an office copying machine and, since that time, has been awarded for a wide range of products, including cameras, video camcorders and copying machines. This year marks Canon’s 20th consecutive year of winning iF Design Awards and brings the Company’s cumulative award count to 90. Encouraged by the recognition of the Company’s design excellence, Canon will continue striving to realize products that combine the highest levels of performance and design.

cr

1 Comments

Patent: EF-M 18-40 Pancake

Patent: EF-M 18-40 Pancake

A patent showing an EF-M 18-40  f/3.5-5.6 pancake has come to light. With this patent a bunch of other optical formulas also appear, such as an 18-55 pancake, 10-20, and a 9-18. We currently have an EF-M 11-22, which is probably rooted from the latter two optical formulas.

A zoom pancake would be a nice addition to the geographically fragmented and oddly marketed EOS M line.

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-6275
    • Publication date 2014.1.16
    • Filing date 2012.6.21
  • Example 7
    • Zoom ratio 3.00
    • Focal length f = 18.10-37.01-54.30mm
    • Fno. 4.20-6.20-8.20
    • Half angle ω = 36.92-20.17-14.06 °
    • Image height Y = 13.60mm
    • 64.74-56.63-62.13mm lens length
    • BF 0.50mm
  • Canon patents
    • The possible vibration damping by the second lens group
    • Feeding whole, front focus, focusing, rear focusing, etc.

Source: [EG]

cr

16 Comments

Patent: 16-120mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Patent: 16-120mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

The following patent is most likely for the EF-M range of lenses. Also appearing alongside the 16-120 IS STM in the patent is an 18-55 IS STM and an 18-200 f/3.5-6.3 IS STM.

  • Patent Publication No. 2013-257507
    • Publication date 2013.12.26
    • Filing date 2012.6.14
  • Example 1
    • Zoom ratio 2.87
    • Focal length f = 18.58 – 27.82 – 53.36mm
    • Fno 3.60 -. 4.27 – 5.69
    • Half angle ω = 36.33 – 26.15 – 14.36 °
    • Image height Y = 13.66mm
    • 86.23 – – 104.79mm 78.22 overall length of the lens
    • BF 0.50mm
    • 13 pieces of 11-group lens configuration
    • Three four-sided aspherical
  • Example 3
    • Zoom ratio 10.39
    • Focal length f = 18.60 – 60.12 – 193.23mm
    • Fno 3.55 -. 5.59 – 6.60
    • Half angle ω = 36.29 – 12.80 – 4.04 °
    • Image height Y = 13.66mm
    • 151.48 – – 184.39mm 118.58 overall length of the lens
    • BF 0.50mm
    • 18 pieces of 14-group lens configuration
    • Three three-sided aspherical
    • One UD glass
  • Example 4
    • Zoom ratio 7.14
    • 51.87 – – 117.70mm 16.48 focal length
    • Fno 3.60 -. 5.30 – 5.88
    • Half angle ω = 39.65 – 14.75 – 6.62 °
    • Image height Y = 13.66mm
    • 138.55 – – 162.35mm 114.75 overall length of the lens
    • BF 0.50mm
    • 17 pieces of 13-group lens configuration
    • Two two-sided aspherical
    • One UD glass
  • Canon patents
    • Vibration control
    • Inner focus

Source: [EG]

cr

17 Comments

A New EOS M with EVF Second Half of 2014?

A New EOS M with EVF Second Half of 2014?

Interview with Mr Masaya Maeda
DCWatch has posted an interview (Google translated) with Mr Masaya Maeda from Canon Japan. He touches on the EOS M as well as a few other things in the interview.

The main points  from the conversation

  • A new EOS M3 camera could arrive in the 2nd half of 2014 with an EVF
  • New EF-M lenses are coming, though worldwide availability isn’t mentioned.
  • Canon is considering a prosumer/professional mirrorless camera
  • Video performance will be a key feature of future EOS M development.

Read the full interview

CR’s Take
It sounds like Canon has changed its plans with EOS M. It feels like the EOS M2 may just be a stop-gap between the EOS M1 and a more advanced EOS M body & system.

We’ve also heard more reports from Europe that the M2 is not coming to that continent and Canon USA is taking the “not at this time” approach.

Source: [DC] via [CW]

cr

46 Comments

EOS M & Lens Sale at B&H Photo

EOS M & Lens Sale at B&H Photo

From B&H Photo
Below are a few deals from B&H Photo that are currently active.

First up is the Canon EOS M w/18-55 IS bundle. Currently you can save $300 on the kit and get into the system for $299.

Canon EOS M w/18-55 IS $299 (Reg. $599)

Secondly, we have a couple of prime lenses from B&H Photo that are on sale. The lens deals won’t show up until after the checkout process has begun.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 $314 (Reg. $399) | Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 $334 (Reg. $419)

B&H has also continued to the sale on the Canon ultra wide for APS-C cameras.

Canon EF-S 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 $529 (Reg. $649)

cr

17 Comments