By Canon Patents
| November 20, 2015 |
A patent for an optical formula of 20-45mm f/2.8-4 has appeared. As suggested at Northlight, this sort of optical formula could end up being a 17-40 type of replacement, or even part of the new EF 16-35 f/2.8L II development.
Patent Publication No. 2015-197593 (Google Translated)
- Published 2015.11.9
- Filing date 2014.4.1
- Zoom ratio 2.25
- Focal length f = 20.00 23.60 45.00
- Fno. 2.75 2.90 4.16
- Half angle of 47.25 42.51 25.68
- Image height 21.64 21.64 21.64
- Overall length 158.28 156.32 173.36
- BF 42.05 46.10 73.14
By Canon Lens Rumors
| November 19, 2015 |
We’re hearing more about a new EF 16-35 f/2.8L III, which is expected in 2016 along with one of Canon’s new “pro” body announcements. We’re not sure if it’ll arrive around the time of the EOS-1D X replacement in early 2016 or the EOS 5D Mark III replacement later in the year.
We’re told the new lens will be slightly longer and a bit heavier, and will retain the 82mm filter thread diameter of the current lens. Weather sealing, durability and optics will get obvious improvements. The lens hood will also be unique to the new lens, but we weren’t told what “unique” meant.
There is little to no chance of IS making its way into the lens. You can get the EF 16-35 f/4L IS if you want stabilization.
You can see the latest patent for the optical formula here, I think we’ll probably see another one before the announcement.
By Cinema EOS News
| November 19, 2015 |
The Canon EOS C300 Mark II mount conversion that was announced in the early fall is now available in France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and the UK.
From the Canon Professional Network:
Owners and purchasers of the Canon EOS C300 Mark II can now benefit from a new lens mount service option which offers the capability to change the 4K Digital Cinema Camera’s original EF mount to EF Mount with Cinema Lock or to a PL mount and back again.
The Lens Mount Replacement service can be booked in at the Canon Regional Competence Centres (RCC) in France, Germany, Italy, Sweden or the UK. Alternatively, the PL lens mount and SHIM kit are also available for direct sale.
Canon has also revealed that from early 2016 a PL mount version of the C300 Mark II will be available to purchase in all EMEA territories. Up until now the camera has only been available in an EF mount but by January 2016 customers can choose whether to purchase an EF mount or a PL mount version. The upcoming PL mount version of the camera will provide support for all of Canon’s PL mount Cinema lenses and other industry-standard PL lenses (Cooke/i not supported), thus allowing for even greater shooting possibilities.
Read more at Canon Professional Network
By Canon Business General
| November 18, 2015 |
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 18 November 2015 – Canon Inc. today announces it has reached a new camera-manufacturing milestone as combined production of its film and digital EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras surpassed the 80-million mark on November 10, 2015. The 80-millionth EOS camera produced was an EOS 5DS R, which boasts the world’s highest pixel count in its class¹.
Production of Canon EOS SLR cameras began in 1987 and rapidly increased following the spread of digital SLR cameras in the early 2000s, bringing the company to the present day and the production of its 80-millionth EOS camera.
By Third Party Software
| November 17, 2015 |
Lightroom CC 2015.3 and Lightroom 6.3 are now available on Adobe.com. The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom. This release also restores the Import experience available prior to Lightroom 6.2.
Thank you for all your feedback and passion for Lightroom.
New Camera Support in Lightroom CC 2015.3 / 6.3
- Canon EOS M10
- Canon PowerShot G5 X
- Canon PowerShot G9 X
- Fujifilm X-T1 IR
- Leica SL (Typ 601)
- Sony RX1R II (DSC-RX1RM2)
New Tethered Camera Support in Lightroom CC 2015.3 / 6.3
- Canon EOS 5DS
- Canon EOS 5DS R
- Canon EOS T6i / 750D
- Canon EOS T6s / 760D