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More Fun With the Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM

By Canon Rumors | May 1, 2015 | Canon Lens Rumors

B&H Photo recently came into possession of the Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM, this is the third time the used department at B&H has had this lens for sale. It’s rumored that less than 20 of these lenses were ever built, although Canon won’t confirm the production number.

If you’re in New York City, be sure to head to B&H Photo and check it out.

The lens is still available with free shipping in the CUSA! If you buy it today, I’ll buy you the LensCoat for it.

Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L $180,000 at B&H Photo

Source: [The-Digital-Picture]

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Imaging Resources Investigates T6s/T6i Sensor Anomalies

Imaging Resources Investigates T6s/T6i Sensor Anomalies

By Canon Rumors | May 1, 2015 | Canon DSLR News

Imaging Resource has done some tests to measure the image quality that comes from “sensor fleck” affected Canon EOS Rebel T6s & Rebel T6i cameras that was first reported by LensRentals.com. A brief follow-up from LensRentals.com states that Canon is taking the issue very seriously and we should hear some kind of an official statement from Canon soon.

As far as image quality issues with affected units, Imaging Resource had this to say:

The good news is that (a) the actual impact on photos is pretty small, and even then is limited to shots captured with very small apertures; and (b) it’s quite easy to tell whether any given camera has flecks or not. I’d personally be comfortable buying either of these models myself, and either exchanging it with the retailer if it proved to have flecks, or waiting for what I expect will be an eventual repair program from Canon to deal with the issue. (Note that we have absolutely no direct information from Canon on this; this is just personal opinion at this point.)

Read the full analysis at Imaging Resource

EOS-1D X Mark II Dynamic Range [CR2]

EOS-1D X Mark II Dynamic Range [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | May 1, 2015 | Canon DSLR Rumors

Beyond the increased ISO capabilities of the EOS-1D X Mark II, we’re told that dynamic range is going to see a massive improvement, and possibly have the most stops of any DSLR currently on the market. It’s always possible that Sony will do something in the meantime with their new sensors to increase their lead in stops of DR.

It’s also sounding like a new DIGIC 7 processor will make its way into the EOS-1D X Mark II, instead of going with the DIGIC 6 processor that was introduced in 2013. The current EOS-1D X uses dual DIGIC 5+ processors.

More to come…

Reviews: Canon EOS M3

Reviews: Canon EOS M3

By Canon Rumors | May 1, 2015 | Canon Reviews

The big reviews for the Canon EOS M3 have started to arrive.

First up from Gordon at CameraLabs

If you do have an existing EF lens catalogue and fancy a smaller body to try them with, then the EOS M3 is a good choice, and I commend Canon for making so many improvements over the original body. The EOS M3 is a confident step-forward, and with a greater selection of EF-M lenses (or even a promising roadmap) it could certainly become a contender as a standalone camera. But if you’re looking to build a new system that gives you all the benefits of mirrorless, then you should invest in Olympus, Panasonic, Fujifilm or Sony, all of whom have dumped their legacy DSLR baggage and are concentrating on delivering a more compelling native experience.

Read the full review at CameraLabs

Paul from WhatDigitalCamera

There are areas in which the new camera is still lacking, however. Notably, the relatively slow burst mode and small buffer make the M3 feel a bit dated, while the kit lens also feels in need of an update already.

So, although the M3 is a huge improvement on its predecessor it’s up against some serious competition and it’s difficult to claim that it outperforms its closest challengers.

Read the full review at WhatDigitalCamera

Both reviews, and the others I have seen think the EOS M3 is a step in the right direction, but hasn’t done anything to even suggest Canon wants to be a market leader in this segment.

As you know, the EOS M3 isn’t available in North America, but you shouldn’t have a problem getting your hands on one via ebay or other global retailers such as DigitalRev.

Canon EOS M3 w/18-55 IS STM $699 at DigitalRev

Patent: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II

Patent: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II

By Canon Rumors | May 1, 2015 | Canon Patents

We’ve been told that Canon’s next L lens would be a prime. Most of the people I’ve talked to think that the EF 35mm f/1.4L will be the lens getting the update. There have been a lot of patents in the past for the optical formula, and recently a new one has appeared.

Patent Publication No. 2015-72370 (Google Translated)

  • Published 2015.4.16
  • Filing date 2013.10.3

Example 1

  • Focal length f = 35.47mm
  • Fno. 1.45
  • Half angle of view ω = 31.38 °
  • Image height Y = 21.64mm
  • Lens length 141.37mm
  • BF 39.37mm
  • Positive, positive ShiboTadashi

We expect to see a new L lens some time in late summer or early fall and all the signs continue to point to a new 35L.

Source: [Egami]