Canon DSLR News

The Week in Review

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It was a relatively eventful week for Canon, from new lenses, to new firmware, to a new service advisory.

New Lens
Canon Introduces the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM along with a new lens hood and protective filter designed for it. We all seem to be pleasantly surprised that the price of the lens is $125 USD.

While the optical performance looks to be similar, the build, increase in aperture blades and STM upgrade makes this lens a worthy upgrade to the EF 50mm f/1.8 II.

The Next Lenses
Updated information on the EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS II and EF 35mm f/1.4L II. Both lenses are in the late stages of development and Canon is hoping both can reach market some time in 2015.

EOS 5D Classic Service Advisory
Canon issues a service advisory for the original EOS 5D camera body. If you think you have an affected camera, we recommend sending your EOS 5D to Canon before the deadline at the end of September, 2015.

EOS 7D Mark II Firmware 1.04
Canon released an updated firmware for the EOS 7D Mark II. Firmware 1.04 fixes various issues with the camera. Please be sure to follow the firmware upgrade procedure in the instructions that comes with the firmware.

There are a few reports of issues with the update, so if you don’t want to take the risk, maybe wait a few weeks if you aren’t experiencing any issues with your EOS 7D Mark II.

Canon XC10 Review… and it’s not pretty.
Cinema5D did the first review of the upcoming XC10 video camera, and there wasn’t a lot of love for the camera. Especially when the $2499 USD price tag is considered. If there are more reviews like this, expect to see big price drops fairly quickly.

EOS 5DS R RAW Files Available
DPReview updated their gallery to include some “real world” photographs. They’ve also made about 600mb in RAW files available for you to play around with. Adobe Lightroom 6/CC supports these files.

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