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Did Sigma Beat Canon to an f/2 Zoom? [CR1]

Did Sigma Beat Canon to an f/2 Zoom? [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | June 28, 2015 | Canon Lens Rumors

We’re told that Sigma may have beaten Canon to the market with an f/2 zoom for full frame cameras.

We’ve been told over the years that Canon was working on a zoom lens faster than f/2.8, but nothing had ever come of it. We’re now being told that Canon has been working on a wide angle L zoom lens which is “faster than f/2.8″, but the exact speed could not be confirmed.

I’ve never doubted that Canon has been trying such a thing, they’re making a lot of “look-what-we-can-do” lenses, such as the EF 8-15 f/4L fisheye, EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x, TS-E 17mm f/4L and the EF 11-24mm f/4L.

Canon won’t be constrained from a marketing standpoint when it comes to pricing for such a lens, so they may be able to make something a bit more versatile than Sigma. Although, usability, size and weight cannot be ignored in such a lens design.

More to come…

Still Live: EOS 7D Mark II & EOS 5D Mark III Deals

Still Live: EOS 7D Mark II & EOS 5D Mark III Deals

By Canon Rumors | June 27, 2015 | Ad Post

GetItDigital (99.6% approval) has deals on the Canon EOS 7D Mark II body and the EOS 5D Mark III body via ebay. Both are available at a significant discount.

We’re not sure how long these current deals will last.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II $1199 (Reg $1499) | Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $1999 (Reg $2499)

*Note These are likely grey market items and may not qualify for a Canon USA warranty. Please check with the seller to see if they offer additional warranty.

Patent: EF/EF-S Adaptor For Canon Full Frame Mirrorless

Patent: EF/EF-S Adaptor For Canon Full Frame Mirrorless

By Canon Rumors | June 25, 2015 | Canon Patents

A patent showing an EF/EF-S adaptor for a full frame mirrorless from Canon has appeared. There is a switch on the adaptor to go between EF and EF-S lenses.

Patent Publication No. 2015-118208 (Google Translated)

  • Published 2015.6.25
  • Filing date 2013.12.18

Canon patents

  • Flange back is shorter body
  • Flange back is long, a lens having the same image circle as the image pickup device body
  • Flange back is long, a lens with a smaller image circle than the image pickup device body
  • Mount adapter to change the diameter of the flare cut stop, depending on the image circle of mounting the lens
Product Advisory: Counterfeit Canon Speedlite 600EX Flashes on the Market

Product Advisory: Counterfeit Canon Speedlite 600EX Flashes on the Market

By Canon Rumors | June 25, 2015 | Cinema Accessories

We have confirmed that there are counterfeit Speedlite 600EX-RT flash products in circulation in the market. It has been reported that these products are being sold through various online marketplace websites. These counterfeit products have not been designed or manufactured by Canon, but fraudulently display the Canon logo, and may also fraudulently display other Canon and third party trademarks. Furthermore, these counterfeit products have not been manufactured or tested under the safety standards established by Canon, so we are unable to make representations concerning their safe operation, and there is a possibility that using one of these counterfeit products may cause adverse affects such as generation of fire and/or smoke.

The safety of our consumers is our utmost concern. Unlike genuine Canon products, counterfeit products may not meet government and industry safety standards. To ensure that you’re buying genuine Canon products, we recommend purchasing from a Canon Authorized Dealer or directly from Canon. Please be advised that Canon is not responsible for any malfunction, accident, or damage related to the use of any counterfeit product.

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Review – Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II

Review – Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II

By Canon Rumors | June 25, 2015 | Canon Reviews

LensTip has completed their review of the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens. As if we needed more reasons to buy this lens!

From LensTip:

I think those who were waiting patiently for the Canon EF 100–400 mm f/4.5–5.6L IS II USM won’t be disappointed. Its predecessor was optically very good but the new lens is better in every single category. The evenness of performance, no matter what focal length you use and what place of frame you take into account, is truly impressive. The lens remains sharp even on the edge of full frame and doesn’t have any resolution slip-ups. If you add to that the much-improved stabilization, a huge step forward when compared to the older model, you get practically a lens as close to perfection as it is only possible; its flaws, connected to vignetting and flares, aren’t anything serious.

Amazon currently has stock of the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens.

Read the full review | Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II $2199: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon