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Canon Responds to Rebel T6i/T6s Sensor Issue With Service Advisory

Canon Responds to Rebel T6i/T6s Sensor Issue With Service Advisory

By Canon Rumors | May 8, 2015 | Canon DSLR News

This notice is to proactively inform our customers of the phenomenon described below along with Canon’s support actions. We value the trust our customers have placed in us, and we are dedicated to continuously improving product quality as well as delivering industry-leading service and support. We offer our sincerest apologies to any customer who may be inconvenienced.

Phenomenon
In some units of the models listed below, the following phenomenon may occur due to irregularities on an optical layer located in front of the image sensor:

White spots may exist on the optical layer which may result in the appearance of dark circular patterns on the captured image under certain shooting conditions.

Affected Products
The phenomenon described above may occur in cameras whose first and second digits of the serial number are as set forth below.

Identification Procedure:
Serial Number: [XXnnnnnnnnnn]
EOS Rebel T6s: If “XX” is “01” or “02”, the phenomenon described above may occur.
EOS Rebel T6i: If “XX” is “01” or “02”, the phenomenon described above may occur.
“n” represents any digit.

NOTE: If the battery cover contains the marking illustrated below, the camera is NOT affected by the phenomenon described above even if the first and second digits of the serial number are of the numbers mentioned above.

T6i-mark

Support
Potentially affected cameras will be inspected and affected units will be repaired free of charge.
We are developing a solution and will inform you as soon as it is available.

Canon EOS Rebel T6s: tbd
Canon EOS Rebel T6i: tbd

This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.
If you have not already done so, please register your Canon EOS Rebel T6s or your Canon EOS Rebel T6i. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email about future announcements.

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II AF Issues

Canon EOS 7D Mark II AF Issues

By Canon Rumors | May 8, 2015 | Canon DSLR News

We’re told by a couple of people that Canon has internally acknowledged an autofocus issue with the EOS 7D Mark II. No official announcement will be made by Canon until they determine whether or not the issue can be resolved with a firmware update or if it will require the camera to visit a service center. All signs point to the former, but the issue has yet to be fully resolved.

There was no mention whether or not the AF issue affects all cameras, and we don’t want to speculate on this either.

More to come…

New Superzoom Development? [CR1]

New Superzoom Development? [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | May 8, 2015 | Canon Lens Rumors

An unknown source has told us that Canon is actively working to develop a superzoom to replace the EF 28-300 f/3.5-5.6L IS. This is a lens that is rarely spoken about and I can’t remember a time when I’ve actually seen one in use. It’s big and weighs a lot (3.67lbs) and costs around $2500.

We were told that the goal of any such lens would be a significant weight reduction and to make the lens wider, possibly to 24mm. Is it possible that diffractive optics could cure the weight issue? Weight could be definitely be reduced, but I’d have a hard time believing cost would be.

I wouldn’t normally post this sort of thing without digging a little further, but it might be a lens worth talking about. As some of you may know, I own a rental company and we do not stock the EF 28-300 f/3.5-5.6L IS, as I think we’ve have 1 or 2 requests for it in 4 years.

Is an “L/DO” superzoom something photographers want? What would it take feature wise for you to purchase one of these. Is there a cost ceiling? Sound off in our forum.

Happy Friday.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

By Canon Rumors | May 6, 2015 | Canon Lens Rumors

The long rumored Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM has finally made an appearance and will be announced very soon.

SPECIFICATIONS (Google Translated)

  • Lens arrangement 5-group, six (Construction: 6 elements in 5 groups)
  • Full-frame compatible
  • Digital optimized coating
  • STM/Stepping motor
  • Full-time manual focus
  • Length: 39.3mm
  • Weight: 160g (1.55″)
  • 49mm filter thread

Source: [DCI]

Below are more images that appeared on our forum yesterday showing the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM.