MELVILLE, N.Y., January 19, 2018 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that Canon Inc., its parent company, has been named to FORTUNE Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for 2018, demonstrating its strong standing within the global business community. Called the “definitive report card on corporate reputations” by FORTUNE, Canon received positive marks for financial soundness, long-term investment value, social responsibility, global competitiveness and quality of products and services to earn this distinction, resulting in a rank of fourth in the Computer category.
We’re told that the rumoured new EF-M prime lens that was expected in March for CP+ has been pushed back until later in 2018. Unfortunately we still don’t have [CR3] confirmation of the focal length and aperture yet.
It’s not unusual for lens announcements to get pushed back. We’ve seen it with the EF 11-24mm f/4L, the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III and the EF 85 f/1.4L IS and likely others we’re unaware of.
More to come…
Professional photographer Dan Carr recently had a chance to borrow a set of ND filters by Aurora Aperture (edit: the filters were provided by B&H Photo, not Aurora Aperture) designed for the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L and other Canon ultra-wide angle lenses. These are rear mount filters.
The set of 4 ND filters from Aurora Aperture includes a 3-stop, 6-stop, 12-stop and 16-stop filters. Dan had a level of excitement for the filters, because it seemed like an easy solution to add ND to the EF 11-24mm f/4L. While it doesn’t solve the circular polarizer challenges, it seemed to easily solve the ND issues in a nice and compact package.
However, Dan found softness issues shooting with the 12-stop and 16-stop filters. You cannot use AF or Liveview focus with ND filters this dark. It’s standard practice to focus your shot and then add the filter and shoot. The 3-stop and 6-stop filters will allow enough light through to focus the show with them equipped.
The 12-stop and 16-stop issue as explained by Dan:
It was immediately noticeable that the shot was soft. So soft that I didn’t need to zoom in on the image to see it. At first I thought that maybe I had nudged the focus ring during the lens removal procedure, but after 4 or 5 more attempts at the same routine, I couldn’t get a sharp shot. For these tests I was shooting the mountains in my local valley, with the focus being set on extremely distant features, basically at infinity.
I also tested the 16-stop filter and had the same problem, so that ruled out a single faulty filter. Read the full story
If anyone else has used these filters and experienced the same problem, please sound off in the forum.
Update: Aurora Aperture has acknowledged that some photographers are experiencing this issue, and they are investigating the cause. We’ll update if we hear more.
We’ve now been told by two people we trust that there is no PowerShot G7 X Mark III coming in the immediate future (ahead of CP+).
Both sources said a new G series camera was coming, but later on in 2018.
Does that mean the PowerShot G7 X Mark III images are fakes? I think this information tips it that way.
Again, these are the greatest fakes of a Canon camera I have ever seen. I’d like the person who made them to drop us a line.
You can still disagree with us and vote in our poll.
More to come…
You’ll also notice on the wing of the plane that a KLM logo is easily visible and no manufacturer would put someone else’s logo in a promotional shot. The image is also shot on a Panasonic DMC-GX85.
It the future, it looks like I will have to dig a little deeper before I post leaked images from new sources. This is no slight to Photo Rumors or anyone else that believed or wanted to believe that these photos were real. It is the best faked image we may have ever seen.
Thanks to all the sleuths out there who did the dirty work in figuring all of this out.
We also confirmed that there will be no PowerShot G7 X Mark III coming ahead of CP+, but that there will be a new G series camera later on in 2018.
What I will add is that I haven’t seen this level of excitement for a Canon camera, not just a compact in a long, long time.