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The Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM II Still Scheduled to Arrive This Year [CR3]

The Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM II Still Scheduled to Arrive This Year [CR3]

By Canon Rumors | August 28, 2016 | Canon Lens Rumors

We’re told that the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM II is still scheduled to arrive this year. Keep in mind lens announcements can be bumped pretty easily, which we saw recently with the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III. That lens was initially schedule to be announced in June.

We can confirm that this will be the first Canon lens with an LCD display built-in, however we’re still not sure what information will be present on the digital display.

The lens will be equipped with Nano-USM, the latest IS and will be heavier than the current model. Expect a big optical upgrade too we’re told.

There’s also a buzz about another DSLR body coming, dubbed DS126651, as seen at a Russian certification agency. We haven’t personally heard anything about another imminent camera body.

More to come…

Canon EOS M5 Spotted at Russian Certification

Canon EOS M5 Spotted at Russian Certification

By Canon Rumors | August 27, 2016 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We believe that the next camera to be announced by Canon will be the EOS M5, a mirrorless camera that will be a departure from what has come before it. It won’t be a full frame camera, but it will be slightly upmarket from the EOS M3. Alongside the camera will be a new EF-M 18-150mm lens.

From Novocert/Nokishita (Google Translator)

PC2258

  • SKU: 1279C002AA, 1279C012AA, 1279C022AA
  • Products: body lens kit lens kit 2
  • Color: one color
  • Bluetooth · Wi-Fi equipped (PDF document)
  • Mirror-less camera

PC2279

  • SKU: 1724C002AA, 1724C012AA, 1724C022AA, 1725C002AA, 1725C012AA, 1725C022AA
  • Products: body lens kit lens kit 2
  • Color: 2 colors
  • Mirror-less camera

We hope to be able to publish more about the EOS M5 in the coming days.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Firmware 1.1 Coming Soon

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Firmware 1.1 Coming Soon

By Canon Rumors | August 25, 2016 | Canon DSLR News

Based on feedback from large photo organizations, news photojournalists, and so on, Canon has delivered a significant firmware upgrade for the EOS-1D X Mark II camera.  Firmware upgrade version 1.1 clearly targets professional users and organizations, but as you’ll see, some of these features may be useful to individual working pros or even serious photography enthusiasts.  We’ll examine what’s new in this firmware upgrade in this article.

In a nutshell: what’s new and different?

This new upgrade (version 1.1) addresses specific issues that professional news and photojournalism organizations have brought to Canon’s attention — we understand that not all of these will be important in more ordinary, everyday use to individual photographers. That said, the changes and new features that this firmware adds to the EOS-1D X Mark II camera are the ability to:

  • Install up to 39 items of IPTC information into the camera, and to add data (or deliberately not apply it) to images you take
  • Add set-up information for up to 40 new Wi-Fi® networks to a memory card, and load that data as a full set of possible Wi-Fi networks to select from for connection
  • Transfer only “protected” images via Wi-Fi
  • Retain GPS position data:  Continue to apply last known GPS location information to images subsequently taken, even if GPS connection is lost (photographer went inside a building, etc.)
  • Change LCD color tone (four pre-defined settings), to either approximate display from other cameras you’re working with, or to shift color tone based on ambient lighting as the LCD monitor is being used

The aim of these changes is to enhance a professional photographer’s workflow; improve on-location network and Wi-Fi operations (especially for photographers working at large events, with many Wi-Fi networks in simultaneous operation); and to smooth the process of transferring images and managing them with new embedded metadata.  We’ll take a brief look at each, to shed some light on what changes and potential applications have been implemented.

Keep in mind that the EOS-1D X Mark II differs from other Canon EOS models in that it not only permits network communication and transfer of images via Wi-Fi (using the optional WFT-E8A or WFT-E6A wireless file transmitters), but also via wired ethernet connection — there’s a dedicated ethernet port on the camera for this purpose.  This allows similar network connectivity, but without some of the variables users can encounter on-location with Wi-Fi transmission.  Firmware v. 1.1 doesn’t change this; we only want to remind users of it here.

Read more at the Canon Digital Learning Center