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September 18, 2014
Posted in News

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

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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]

September 18, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Canon Set To Announce A 46MP Professional DSLR Next Month?

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Thanks Sally

On fredmiranda.com a thread showed up where it is suggested that Canon might release a 46MP professional DSLR next month, for PhotoPlus in New York City.

The supposed high-res camera is said to come for $8,000-$9,000. This rumor is less implausible than you may think. Just a few days ago a truly authentic looking image of an 11-24mm f/4L lens showed up. If the lens is real it might point to an announcement to come soon.

Stay tuned…

September 18, 2014
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Canon’s Chuck Westfall Talks About The Canon 7D Mark II

dpreview com on Youtube posted a 6 minutes video with Canon evangelist Chuck Westfall explaining the Canon EOS 7D Mark II features and highlights to the rest of us.

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 17, 2014
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Canon EOS 7D Mark II Sample Pictures (Dpreview)

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DPreview posted a set of sample pics shot with the new Canon EOS 7D Mark II. A pre-productions model of the 7D2 was used.

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::

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

 

Canon EOS 7D Mark II pre-order links:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Digitalrev, eBay.au
Austria: PixMania AT, DigitalRev, Wex Photographie, eBay.at
Belgium: PixMania BE, DigitalRev, eBay.be
Canada: Amazon.ca, newegg, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H, eBay.ca
China: Amazon.cn, Digitalrev, eBay
Denmark: DigitalRev, eBay
Finland: DigitalRev, eBay
France: PixMania FR, DigitalRev, eBay.fr
Germany: Wex Photographie, DigitalRev, eBay.de, PixMania DE
Hong Kong: Amazon, Adorama, Digitalrev, B&H, eBay
Ireland: Amazon.uk, DigitalRev, eBay.ie
Italy: DigitalRev, PixMania IT, eBay.it
Japan: Amazon.jp, Rakuten, DigitalRev, eBay
Netherlands: PixMania NL, DigitalRev, eBay.nl
Norway: DigitalRev, eBay
Poland: DigitalRev, Redcoon.pl, eBay
Singapore: B&H, Adorama, Digitalrev, eBay
Spain: PixMania ES, DigitalRev, Redcoon.es, eBay.es
Suisse: DigitalRev, Wex Photographie, eBay.ch
Sweden: DigitalRev, eBay
Thailand: Amazon, DigitalRev, B&H, Adorama, eBay
United Kingdom: PixMania UK, Warehouseexpress, DigitalRev, eBay.uk
USA: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

September 17, 2014
Posted in News

Tokina Shows 11-20mm f/2.8 And 24-70mm f/2.8 Lenses At Photokina 2014

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Image courtesy of ephotozine

ephotozine posted some pics of Tokina’s 11-20mm f/2.8 And 24-70mm f/2.8 lenses, on on display at Photokina 2014.

The 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX is an aspherical SD (IF) lens for APS-C DSLRs, and the AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX is thought for full-frame shooters.

[via ephotozine]

September 17, 2014
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Tatsuya Yamada – The Man Behind The Canon Powershot G7 X (and links to sample images)

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Canon Professional Network published an article bout Mr. Tatsuya Yamada, the mastermind behind the G7 X.

Says Mr. Yamada:

[The G7 X] was planned with the concept, ‘High image quality in a pocket size’. Compared to the G1 X Mark II, putting a priority on the size is a feature. By achieving a balance between high image quality and size, so an even broader range of people can enjoy the camera, the best answer was to use the 1.0-type sensor. Also, particular priority was placed on background blur plus the feel of that blurring as well, so in addition to an f/1.8 (W) – f/2.8 (T) lens that is bright even at maximum telephoto, a 9-blade aperture iris – the same as that on the G1 X Mark II – was also included. In addition to this, to achieve the ‘expanded range of shooting’ that Canon is aiming for, it is also equipped with a long focal length of 24-100mm, and an LCD monitor that tilts 180 degrees.”

You can see sample pics shot with the G7 X at What Digital Camera – Engadget –  Imaging Resource

The PowerShot G7 X will be available in October 201, the price is $699.99. Pre-order at Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon

Specs:

  • 20.2MP 1″ High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 4.2x Optical Zoom f/1.8-2.8 IS Lens
  • 24-100mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • High-Speed AF with 31 Focus Points
  • Full HD Video Recording at 60p
  • ISO 12,800 & 6.5 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Control Ring, Dials & Built-In ND Filter
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC

 Powershot G7 X

[via CPN]

Canon Powershot G7 X product description after the break.

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