The Canon Store offers 10% instant discount on refurbished lenses

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Refurbished EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM on sale at $1,295.28

The Canon Direct Store currently offers 10% instant discount on refurbished lenses. Act fast because the best deals will be gone soon. Refurbished items from the Canon Store have 1 year Canon USA warranty.

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Canon hdAlbum EZ Photo Books app updated

Canon’s hdAlbum EZ, an app to make books got an update. The app is available for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android. More information and links are here.

Life’s a story. Capture it in full detail with hdAlbum EZ. Our professionally bound photo books are designed to showcase every milestone and moment, from family vacations and celebrations, to everyday memories and more. Powered by Canon’s EAGiAL technology, our hdAlbum EZ software keeps it simple by automatically selecting, analyzing, and arranging your digital photos and video stills into an album that’s unique to you. Tell a story with vibrant colors and sharp details, printed exclusively on premium Canon satin, glossy, and luster photo papers that make a statement. The result? A custom photo book you’ll want to share with family and friends or gift as a memorable, one-of-a-kind keepsake.

Off Brand: Sony a9 available for pre-order

Off Brand: Sony A9 Available For Pre-order

Sony a9 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 brand-new and much hyped Sony a9 mirrorless camera can be pre-ordered: AmazonAdorama | B&H Photo

The Sony a9 is touted as Canon and Nikon killer over the Internet. Sony pushes the Sony a9 as a sports camera but as far as I know there are no serious sport lenses for the a9 yet.

What do you think, will professional sport photogs abandon their battle-proven gear for this camera? I can’t help but to me Sony cams still feel like toys.

Canon Australia’s Tales by Light season 2 streaming on Netflix

The second season of Canon Australia’s Tales by Light series is steaming on Netflix.

Discover our extraordinary world through a stunning cinematic experience—following the journeys of acclaimed photographers pursuing their personal projects. Their aim: changing people’s perceptions through art.

Shot in stunning 4K resolution, Tales by Light Season 2 is an unforgettable journey, which shares the journeys of four passionate photographers who see the world differently and want to share what they see through their craft.

From the art of sacred nature, to the demons of the deep and the juxtaposition of life and death, this three-part season follows their mission to challenge perceptions of life and nature.

Tales by Light season 2 features:

  • Sacred nature with Jonathan and Angela Scott
  • Demons of the deep with Eric Cheng
  • Life and death with Stephen Dupont
[via Canon Australia]

Canon Announces Entries are Open for the 2017 New Cosmos of Photography 2017 Photo Competition

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More information here.

Canon press release:

Canon Announces Entries are Open for the 2017 New Cosmos of Photography 2017 Photo Competition

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 20, 2017 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce today that its parent company, Canon Inc., has opened the worldwide submission entry period for its 2017 New Cosmos of Photography (40th edition) photo competition. This year’s contest seeks entries depicting new creative photographic expressions that provide a glimpse of the next frontier. Starting in 2015, the contest began to accept digital submissions (both stills and video), to encourage more original forms of photographic expression.

Entries for the 2017 New Cosmos of Photography will be accepted between today and June 8th, 2017 and the Excellence Award Selection Committee will meet in July to choose seven Excellence Award winners and fourteen Honorable Mention Award winners. Later, in November, the Grand Prize selection committee is scheduled to meet to select one Grand Prize winner from among the seven Excellence Award-winning entries.

The grand prize winner will receive 1 million JPY (Approximately $9176.00 US Dollars), a Canon EOS DSLR camera and the opportunity to hold a solo exhibit at the exhibition of the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum from October 21st- November 12th, 2017. Additionally, to encourage the continued pursuit of their creative endeavors, 2017 Excellence Award and Honorable Mention Award winners will also receive prize money and the opportunity to display their work at this year’s exhibition of winning entries.

For additional information about the New Cosmos of Photography competition, visit the New Cosmos of Photography homepage at: global.canon./en/newcosmos

Canon Introduces Free Firmware Upgrades for Three 4K Professional Display Models

Canon Introduces Free Firmware Upgrades For Three 4K Professional Display Models

Canon press release:

New Firmware Delivers Enhanced Digital Cinema Camera Connectivity and Improved Shooting-Assist Functions for HDR Video

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 20, 2017 – Demonstrating Canon’s continued commitment to supporting the digital cinema and television broadcasting industries, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc. and Canon Marketing Japan Inc., will make available free firmware upgrades for three of its professional 4K displays—the DP-V1710, DP-V2410 and DP-V2420 in June 2017.

New features include:

Enhanced connectivity with Canon digital cinema cameras

The new firmware updates permit 4K RAW video captured using the EOS C700 or the EOS C700 GS PL (scheduled to be released July 2017) to be viewed directly on the display using only a 3G-SDI cable, without the need for an external transitional device. The firmware also makes possible the acquisition of all image data from video captured using the EOS C700, EOS C700 GS PL as well as the EOS C300 Mark II, enabling the display of image setting values from the connected camera and metadata.

Furthermore, these updates enable the display of the cinema aspect ratio 2.39:1 for specialized shooting using a digital cinema camera equipped with an anamorphic lens. The addition of these new features delivers enhanced user convenience when confirming images during shooting.

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