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Black Friday: Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 VC $699 (Reg $1069)

Black Friday: Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 VC $699 (Reg $1069)

By Canon Rumors | November 28, 2015 | Ad Post

BuyDig (99.1 % approval) is selling the Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 VC for $699 (Reg $949)  after two mail-in rebates that total $120 via ebay. If you’re looking for the least expensive supertelephoto solution out there, act fast as quantities are limited.

BuyDig is an authorized Tamron dealer, so this is not a grey market item.

Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 VC $699 (Reg $1069) | Rebate forms from Tamron USA

Black Friday: Canon EOS 5DS R Body $2923 (Reg $3599)

Black Friday: Canon EOS 5DS R Body $2923 (Reg $3599)

By Canon Rumors | November 27, 2015 | Ad Post

6ave (98.7%) has the Canon EOS 5DS R body for $2923 (Reg $3599) via ebay. This is the lowest price we’ve seen for the Canon EOS 5DS R.

Canon EOS 5DS R Body $2923 (Reg $3599)

*Caution: Earlier in the year 6ave had an issue with an EOS 5D Mark III sale that they oversold and then couldn’t ship, and this affected their feedback as they had to cancel orders and issue refunds. The volume of this sale won’t come anywhere near a big EOS 5D Mark III sale, so I think you should feel confident that this sale will go well. If you’re not comfortable with grey market, Canon USA currently has refurbished Canon EOS 5DS R bodies for $3119.

*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.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Talk [CR2]

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Talk [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | November 26, 2015 | Canon DSLR Rumors

There’s not a lot of information coming in about the replacement to the EOS 5D Mark III, which we expect to be announced no earlier than the spring of 2016. All signs point to it coming after the successor to the EOS-1D X.

The latest thing we’ve been told is that the camera would have a higher resolution than the EOS-1D X Mark II, which at last count would be in the area of 24mp. While the camera would remain a good videography DSLR, again we’re told that 4K is not part of the plans for the EOS 5D Mark IV.

We do wonder if we’re going to see another split in the EOS 5D line, with a lower megapixel option for ISO performance and something in the high 20mp’s in resolution for the masses. We’re seeing nothing that suggests we’ll get a cinema version of the EOS 5D Mark IV, but there continues to be hints of multiple cameras coming.

More to come…

Canon Looking to Acquire Imaging Companies for Growth? [CR2]

Canon Looking to Acquire Imaging Companies for Growth? [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | November 25, 2015 | Canon Business General

We’re told that Canon is actively looking at acquiring imaging companies for growth. Canon did indeed attempt to acquire Sigma (something we didn’t believe until recently), but was rejected by Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki as he attempts to make Sigma the best lens manufacturer in the world. Most people suspected the acquisition was for foveon patents, as Canon is actively developing layered sensors, but that acquisition may have also been for Sigma’s expertise in adapting lenses for multiple mounts. There are a ton of EF lenses out there, and Canon wants to keep them relevant moving forward, even into the mirrorless space.

Canon had also looked at the books of Swedish camera company Hasselblad many years ago, but that was probably never a serious interest. There just isn’t enough potential volume in medium format for any significant growth. I was told that the global market for medium format digital back is about 5000 units per year.

While Canon is moving slowly into the security business, they believe growth for imaging will come from two places, the professional video market and acquisition of an imaging company. While they’re well on their way in developing Cinema EOS, and we can expect an “A” camera from Canon at NAB in April, the photography market remains stagnant.

We weren’t told what companies Canon may be targeting, only that things are actively moving in that direction.

More to come…

Patent: Coating for ND Filter from Canon

Patent: Coating for ND Filter from Canon

By Canon Rumors | November 25, 2015 | Canon Patents

Is Canon getting further into the filter business? A patent for a new coating on an ND filter has been published. The coating is to help minimize ghosting.

Patent Publication No. 2015-200805 (Google Translated)

  • Published 2015.11.12
  • Filing date 2014.4.9
  • On the surface of the transparent substrate made of synthetic resin, deposited the inorganic hard film of fine uneven periodic structure
  • The refractive index changes toward the surface layer side from the transparent substrate side

Canon could potentially find some value getting into the filter business, they probably have a good margin and Canon knows a things or two about optics.

As noted in the forum, this could also be for internal ND filters that are in some video cameras and point & shoots.