September 19, 2014
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Canon EOS 7D Mark II Studio Sample Pictures

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Imaging Resource posted a set of sample pictures shot with Canon’s new EOS 7D Mark II. All pics can be downloaded as JPGs or RAWs and are high resolution

The new EOS 7D Mark II can be pre-ordered. Shipment is expected for November 2014 and orders will be shipped on a first come first serve basis::

Chuck Westfall

 

More world-wide pre-order links after the break

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September 19, 2014
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Canon Product Advisory for EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II, EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II, EF 500mm f/4L IS II, and EF 600mm f/4L IS II Lenses (firmware update)

Canon Product Advisory
EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II

Canon advisory:

To the Users of the EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM, and EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM Interchangeable Lenses for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

UPDATE:
Please see the changes to the “Identification Procedure” section below regarding the criteria for affected serial numbers. The identification procedure has been enhanced to include the first, second and third digits from the left in order to more precisely identify affected products.

Thank you for using Canon products.

Canon has released a firmware update for EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF400mm F2.8L IS II USM, EF500mm f/4L IS II USM and EF600mm f/4L IS II USM lenses. This firmware update will be performed by Canon Service Centers. Please contact us using the contact information listed at the bottom of this page.

Firmware changes:
Firmware Version 1.1.1 incorporates the following enhancement:

1. Changes the control algorithm of the focus drive, and enhances the drive’s responsiveness for more precise focus and adjustments. In particular, the new firmware enhances the AI servo AF capability of the lenses to track objects that move irregularly in sports events, such as soccer or rugby.

Affected Products:
Firmware Version 1.1.1 is for lenses with Firmware Version 1.0.0. If the lens’ firmware is already Version 1.1.1, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

Identification Procedure:
The first, second, and third digits from the left in the serial number (10 digits) for lenses equipped with Firmware Version 1.0.0 are as follows:

Lens name Serial numbers of affected products
(x presents any optional numbers)
EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM 790xxxxxxx through 913xxxxxxx
EF400mm f/2.8L IS II USM 790xxxxxxx through 913xxxxxxx
EF500mm f/4L IS II USM 880xxxxxxx through 910xxxxxxx
EF600mm f/4L IS II USM 880xxxxxxx through 910xxxxxxx

Lenses with serial numbers other than those listed above are equipped with Firmware Version 1.1.1 or later.

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September 18, 2014
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Canon EOS 7D Mark II Is Best Selling DSLR On Amazon US

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Just announced and already ranked first among the best selling DSLRs on Amazon.

In Germany Wex Photographie is accepting pre-orders for the EOS 7D Mark II (€1,6999).

More world-wide pre-order links after the break.

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September 18, 2014
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Canon Powershot G7 X In Stock And Ready To Ship For €629/$699 (DigitalRev)

 Powershot G7 X

Canon’s new, 1 inch sensor Powershot G7 X is already available for shipping at DigitalRev (click here) for €629/$699. For customers in Europe and Asia the price is comprehensive of shipment and all taxes/customs, US customers have to check it since taxes and duties depend by the state you are living in. The Euro-price above is for Germany, it may be slightly different for other EU countries.

[via Deals Runner]

September 18, 2014
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Hot Deals: Canon EOS 6D ($1,350) and Canon Rebel T5i w/ 18-55mm IS STM ($550)

 EOS 6D Top Rated Plus seller getitdigital (99.3% positive ratings) on eBay has the Canon EOS 6D on sale for $1,349.99.Free shipping and limited quantity.
 $_1-8 Top Rated Plus seller electronicsvalley (99.6% positive ratings) on eBay has the Canon Rebel T5i with the EF-S 18-55mm IS STM lens on sale for $549.99.Free shipping and limited quantity.
September 18, 2014
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Canon Investigating The Possibility Of A New Mount System For Smaller Sensors (Update, Canon may join 4/3)

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Canon EOS M2

Update: thanks to one of our readers (in the comment section) I can provide a better summarisation of the interview:

According to the interview, Canon is looking into developing a smaller system than the EF-M stemming from the demand for miniaturization. They would even consider joining M43 if they find it is appropriate to do so. Development for EF and EF-M will continue as normal.

dc.watch posted an interview with Mr. Masaya Maeda, executive director of Canon Image Communication Business Division.

The machine translation is not easy to grasp. However, it appears that Canon is considering the development of a new mount type, different from EF and EF-M mounts, for system cameras with sensors smaller than APS-C. At least that’s what I was able to get from the translated interview (if someone speaking Japanese can help that would be greatly appreciated).

[via DCI]

September 18, 2014
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Canon Announces Development of New 100-400mm DO Lens, And More DO and EF-M Lenses

100-400mm DO
Canon’s new EF 40mm f/4L IS DO II (Adorama | B&H Photo)

 

c|net posted an article about Canon and Photokina 2014. There are snippets of an interview with Canon technical advisor Chuck Westfall.

Concerning the replacement of the EF 100-4mm f/4.5-5.6L, Mr. Westfall said:

“a new model is in the works [...]. It’s definitely on the boards for replacement”

However, Mr. Westfall declined to say anything about when we will see the new 100-400mm lens. In the past we saw a patent for a 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS DO lens with diffractive optical elements (DO)

Moreover, Mr. Westfall confirmed that there will be more DO lenses in the future.

Canon is working to spread a technology called diffractive optics, or DO, into more lenses

Finally, the lenses for the EOS M system. c|net writes that “during a press conference here, the company [Canon] committed to adding more [EF-M lenses]” .

Stay tuned…

[via c|net]

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