New Canon Explorers of Light presentation and introduction videos

Canon USA posted 5 new video where the company introduces the Explorers of Light, famed photographers featured by Canon.

The Explorers of Light concept came out of Canon USA in the mid 1990s as a broad-ranging initiative for photographic education and inspiration. Today, the group is comprised of dozens of the most influential photographers and cinematographers in the world, each a master of their creative specialty.

The Explorers share their photographic passions and technical expertise with eager audiences of photo professionals, hobbyists, and enthusiasts in a variety of personal appearances, seminars, and gallery showings through the United States. Examples of the Explorers’ work may be found online at the Explorers of Light Gallery, as well as numerous museums, galleries, and publications.

A Canon DSLR has been registered at certification authority, and it appears to be the EOS 6D Mark II (UPDATE)

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Nokishita posted a list of not yet released Canon gear that was registered at certification authorities.

The item below may definitely be the Canon EOS 6D Mark II, the size of the camera points to a full-time DSLR:

  • DS126631
  • Digital single-lens reflex camera
  • made in Japan
  • SKU: 1897C003AA, 1897C010AA, 1897C015AA, 1897C022AA
  • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
  • Reverse back and open 180 degrees Back LCD ( = Bali angle LCD?)
  • Size (Sample machine): W 144.0 mm x H 111.8 mm x D 75.5

As you can see, the supposed EOS 6D Mark II hast a tiltable display, as we anticipated.

UPDATEThe Canon Rebel SL2 is most likely also in the list published by Nokishita.

  • DS126671
    • Digital single-lens reflex camera
    • Made in Taiwan
    • SKU: 2250C001AA, 2250C002AA, 2250C011AA, 2253C001AA, 2256C001AA
    • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed

The other unreleased camera is the one below, which appears to be the replacement for the EOS M10.

  • PC2276
  • Mirror-less camera
  • made in Japan
  • SKU: 2209C002AA, 2209C012AA, 2209C022AA, 2209C032AA, 2210C002AA, 2210C012AA, 2210C022AA, 2210C032AA, 2211C002AA, 2211C012AA, 2211C022AA, 2211C032AA
  • Body color 3 colors.Only body and three lens kits?
  • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed

Sorry for the poor formatting, posted this from my phone.

Sony a9 focus tracking not working when used with Canon lenses

Sony a9

Sony a9

Sony a9: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

At a glance:

  • 24.2MP Full-Frame Stacked CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
  • 693-Point AF System & 20 fps Shooting
  • Blackout-Free Quad-VGA 3.7m-Dot OLED EVF
  • Internal UHD 4K Video Recording
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization
  • 3.0″ 1.44m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • ISO 204,800, Silent Electronic Shutter
  • Built-In Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, Dual SD Slots
  • Integrated LAN and PC Sync Terminals

The Sony a9 is touted as the Jack of all Trades. Impressive specs, and a lot of hype coming from a devoted fan community.

However, all that glitters is not gold. The video below, shot with a Sony a9 using a $9000 Canon EF 500mm f/4 lens on a Sigma MC-11 adapter, isn’t so impressive after all. The Sony a9 is not able to track focus after the shutter has been fired. The Sony a9 just started shipping so we don’t know if this phenomenon is limited to adapted Canon lenses (guess it is).

If you are a professional photographer, stick with Canon and Nikon and stay safe with proven gear and great and reliable professional service. If you have money to waste for gadgets, get a Sony a9. The specs are truly impressive and once more show how much Sony is pushing technological innovation.

[Via Sony Alpha Rumors]

Supposed Canon Rebel SL2 announcement date changed again – July 2017? [CW2]

Supposed Canon Rebel SL2 Announcement Date Changed Again – July 2017? [CW2]

A new rumor surfaced on the web. The long overdue Canon Rebel SL2 is now murmured to be announced in July 2017 (when other, unsubstantiated rumors suggest the EOS 6D Mark II may be announced).

Shipping is said to start in September 2017. A shipment two months after the announcement is unusual for an entry level Canon DLSR.

There is a lot of confusion going on with the next Canon announcements. Since when Canon started to be very secretive about their upcoming products rumors go wild.

Usually we get some intel about upcoming products (here and on other sites). Nothing leaked so far, neither about the EOS 6D Mark II nor for the Rebel SL2.

Specification wise we can expect the Rebel SL2 will have a feature set somewhere between the Canon Rebel T7i and the EOS 77D.

Take this with a grain of salt. Rumor sites are in distress since Canon started to keep their stuff private.

We keep you posted, stay tuned.

Canon EOS M6 DxOMarked (a worthy upgrade, scores 78)

 

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Canon EOS M6

Canon EOS M6:  Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon EOS M6 at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Up to 9 fps Shooting and ISO 25600
  • Combination 5-Axis Image Stabilization

Canon’s new EOS M6 got DxOMarked. The EOS M6 got a score of 78.

EOS M6

From the conclusion:

While early EOS M-series mirrorless cameras underwhelmed a little, the new M6 has the features and image quality to be a serious contender in the hybrid market, as long as you don’t want 4k video.

For photographers considering an update from an older EOS M, M2, M3 or M10 model, the improved specifications make the M6 a worthwhile upgrade. While the exclusion of a built-in EVF is probably a deal breaker for serious enthusiasts, they aren’t the M6’s target market, with the larger DSLR-style EOS M5 still in the Canon lineup to meet their needs. Of course you can add the accessory EVF to the EOS M6, but that adds $200 to the price, makes it bulkier than the M5, and limits the use of the hotshoe for a mounted flash, so not ideal.

Read the full review at DxOMark.

Canon EOS 77D Tutorial Videos (AF, WiFi, HD video)

Canon EOS 77D Tutorial Videos (AF, WiFi, HD Video)

Canon EOS 77D: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon EOS 77D at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 45-Point All Cross-Type Phase-Detect AF
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Up to 6 fps Shooting and ISO 51200
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth
  • Top LCD and Rear Quick Control Dial
  • RGB+IR 7560-Pixel Metering Sensor

Canon USA posted a set of tutorial videos for the new Canon EOS 77D. The first video below is an introduction to the Canon EOS 77D, and then tutorial videos for WiFi connectivity, the 45 point AF system and for HD video. Enjoy.