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Last Chance for the Great EOS 6D Mark II & EOS 5D Mark IV Bundle Deals!

Last Chance for the Great EOS 6D Mark II & EOS 5D Mark IV Bundle Deals!

By Canon Rumors | December 15, 2017 | Deals on Gear

Adorama has these great deals on the EOS 6D Mark II and EOS 5D Mark IV for this weekend only or while quantities last.

All deals include a PIXMA Pro-100 printer, Canon paper and a free extra battery

Adorama is an authorized Canon dealer and these deals come with a full 1 year Canon USA warranty.

Zeiss Reports Record Revenue & Earnings, Who Needs AF?

Zeiss Reports Record Revenue & Earnings, Who Needs AF?

By Canon Rumors | December 15, 2017 | Third Party Lenses

Investments and innovations lead to best results in the company’s more than 170-year history 

  • Double-digit revenue growth to EUR 5.348 billion
  • EBIT increases to EUR 770 million
  • Positive contribution from all segments
  • Growth with leading-edge EUV technology
  • ZEISS continues to focus on innovation, global investments and expansion

OBERKOCHEN/Germany, STUTTGART/Germany, 2017-12-13.
In the past 2016/17 fiscal year (ended 30 September 2017), ZEISS increased both its revenue and earnings to a record level: revenue rose by 10 percent to EUR 5.348 billion (prior year: EUR 4.881 billion). At EUR 770 million, earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) were significantly above the already high level of the previous year (615 million). The EBIT margin has increased to over 14 percent. Order intake grew by a healthy 12 percent and is now at EUR 5.625 billion, underscoring the growth ambitions of the technology company.

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Deal: B&H Photo has Special Bundle Deals on Select DSLRs and Lenses

Deal: B&H Photo has Special Bundle Deals on Select DSLRs and Lenses

By Canon Rumors | December 14, 2017 | Deals on Gear

B&H Photo has a bunch of instant savings bundles for a limted time.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Body & Storage Kit $3199

Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Body
  • Canon BG-E20 Battery Grip for EOS 5D Mark IV
  • Lowepro Photo Hatchback 16L AW Backpack (Slate Gray)
  • WD 4TB My Passport USB 3.0 Secure Portable Hard Drive (Black)
  • JPEGmini JPEGmini Pro Photo Optimization Software
  • Receive 13 Months of Free Accidental Damage Protection From Canon.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV w/24-70mm f/4L & Storage Kit $3949

Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Body
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS Lens
  • Canon BG-E20 Battery Grip for EOS 5D Mark IV
  • WD 4TB My Passport USB 3.0 Secure Portable Hard Drive (Black)
  • JPEGmini JPEGmini Pro Photo Optimization Software
  • Receive 13 Months of Free Accidental Damage Protection From Canon.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV w/24-105mm f/4L IS II & Storage Kit $4099

Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Body
  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II Lens
  • Canon BG-E20 Battery Grip for EOS 5D Mark IV
  • WD 4TB My Passport USB 3.0 Secure Portable Hard Drive (Black)
  • JPEGmini JPEGmini Pro Photo Optimization Software
  • Receive 13 Months of Free Accidental Damage Protection From Canon.

Canon EOS 6D Body & Storage Kit $1199

Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS 6D Body
  • SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Memory Card
  • JPEGmini JPEGmini Pro Photo Optimization Software
  • WD 4TB My Passport USB 3.0 Secure Portable Hard Drive (Black)
  • Sensei – Microfiber Lens Cleaning Cloth (Gray)
  • Receive 13 Months of Free Accidental Damage Protection From Canon.

Canon EOS 6D w/24-105mm f/4L IS Storage Kit $1799

Bundle Includes: 

  • Canon EOS 6D Body
  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS
  • SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Memory Card
  • JPEGmini JPEGmini Pro Photo Optimization Software
  • WD 4TB My Passport USB 3.0 Secure Portable Hard Drive (Black)
  • Receive 13 Months of Free Accidental Damage Protection From Canon.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II w/Accessory Kit $1899

Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II Lens
  • Luminesque – 77mm Circular Polarizer and UV Slim PRO Filter Kit
  • Flex Lens Shade – Flex Lens Shade
  • Zeiss – Zeiss Cleaning Fluid (2 oz, 2-Pack)
  • Receive 13 Months of Free Accidental Damage Protection From Canon.

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II w/Accessory Kit $1699

Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II Lens
  • Luminesque – 82mm Circular Polarizer and UV Slim PRO Filter Kit
  • Flex Lens Shade – Flex Lens Shade
  • Zeiss – Zeiss Cleaning Fluid (2 oz, 2-Pack)
  • Receive 13 Months of Free Accidental Damage Protection From Canon.
Patent: Canon 400mm f/5.6 Mirror (Catadioptric) Lens

Patent: Canon 400mm f/5.6 Mirror (Catadioptric) Lens

By Canon Rumors | December 14, 2017 | Canon Patents

A patent application showing a new mirror lens design from Canon is confusing to say the least. I figured the days of the catadioptric lens were well behind us, but here we are.

Specification from the patent:

  • Focal length: 400mm
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • 2 ω: 1.96
  • Image height: 13.66mm
  • Back focus: 33.07mm
  • Lens length: 247.73mm

The image above from Northlight shows the light path through the lens. The light path is in red, and the mirrors are outlined in blue and labelled.

The blue bits are mirrors. The light comes in through L1, bounces off M1/M2 and through a hole in M1 back to the camera.

neuroanatomist on the forum thinks this could be an EF-M mount lens. You can view the patent at the Japanese Patent Office here.

Patent: Autofocus Related Patent Applications from Canon

Patent: Autofocus Related Patent Applications from Canon

By Canon Rumors | December 14, 2017 | Canon Patents

For the folks that love reading/translating patents, here are three new ones uncovered by Northlight that are related to autofocus technologies.

Summarized by Northlight:

  • [USPTO] Refining AF to correct for lens chromatic aberration.
  • [USPTO] Using AF to refine and maintain manual focus setting
  • [USPTO] Improving focus accuracy and automating focus adjustment over the range of lens settings

Additionally, here are some patent applications related to image files

  • [USPTO] looks at ways of reducing moire in images by detecting it for correction in processing.
  • [USPTO] looks at lossy RAW encoding for faster burst mode shooting
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