Canon Makes Donation to Americares for the Relief Efforts From Hurricane Harvey

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Canon press release:

Canon U.S.A. Makes Donation to Americares for the Relief Efforts From Hurricane Harvey

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 5, 2017 – With massive flooding, thousands left homeless and communities in need of medical supplies, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced it will be making a donation of $100,000 to Americares to be used toward the relief efforts from Hurricane Harvey.

“On behalf of all employees at Canon U.S.A., we extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to our customers, partners and all the people in the communities affected by Hurricane Harvey,” said Joe Adachi, chairman and CEO, Canon U.S.A. Inc. “May you have strength, peace and hope during this difficult time.”

Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that responds to people affected by poverty or disaster with life-changing health programs, medicine and medical supplies. The organization responds to an average of 30 natural disasters and humanitarian crises worldwide each year, establishes long-term recovery projects and brings disaster preparedness programs to vulnerable communities. Americares has a long history of responding to severe storms in the United States including Hurricane Ike in 2008 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Canon EOS M100 to start shipping October 19, 2017

Canon EOS M100 To Start Shipping October 19, 2017

Canon EOS M100 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 6.1 fps Shooting and ISO 25600
  • Creative Assist and Self Portrait Mode

Both Amazon US, B&H Photo, and the Canon Direct Store list the EOS M100 shipping date for the US as October 19, 2017. A bit late in my opinion. May be later in Europe.

 Pre-orders for the EOS M100 are available, starting at $599 in US:

Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon Canon Store

World wide pre-order links:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Austria: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, Wex Photographie, eBay Austria, Canon DE
Canada: Amazon Canada, Newegg Canada, Canon Store, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Henry
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR
Germany: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photographie, Calumet DE, Canon Deutschland
Ireland: Park Cameras, Amazon UK, DigitalRev, eBay IE
Italy: Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay IT
Netherlands: Amazon, DigitalRev, eBay.nl
Spain: Amazon ES, DigitalRev, Redcoon.es, eBay.es
United Kingdom: Park Cameras, Amazon UK, Warehouseexpress, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Calumet Photographic
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

This is how image stabilisation works on the new Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS

This Is How Image Stabilisation Works On The New Canon EF 85mm F/1.4L IS

 

Pre-orders are available at $1,599 at Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon

Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/32
  • One GMo Aspherical Element
  • Air Sphere and Fluorine Coatings
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Dust- and Water-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Canon did good with the new Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS lens. Not only it is a lens many photographers were waiting for, it also comes to a pretty reasonable price ($1,599) for what it delivers.

The video below gives a 1 minute overview on how image stabilisation woks on the EF 85mm f/1.4L IS.

Canon moves production to Japan, builds new factory

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Canon will build a new camera plant in Japan by 2019.

Asian Nikkei Review reports:

TOKYO — Canon plans to have a new camera plant in Japan up and running by 2019 as it moves more production back home, relying on factory automation to lower the cost of domestic operations.

The Japanese electronics maker will acquire 300,000 sq. meters of land for a digital camera factory in southern Japan’s Miyazaki Prefecture as early as September. The plant will be Canon’s first new camera factory in this country since 2010, and will feature labor-saving assembly lines of the sort Canon is installing across its Japanese facilities to make domestic production cost-competitive. Total costs are projected to be around 20 billion yen ($181 million).

The facility will take over production of single-lens reflex cameras formerly manufactured at another Miyazaki plant. Canon will eventually consider bringing production of some compact digital cameras now made overseas back to Japan as well. The company produced 56% of its cameras and other offerings in this country in the year 2016, and plans to raise that figure to 60%.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM service advisory

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Canon issued a service advisory for the EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens.

Thank you for using Canon products.

We have determined that some EF50mm f/1.4 USM lenses exhibit a focus operation-related malfunction. The details of the phenomenon and Canon’s service policy are described below. 

We would like to offer our sincere apologies to users who have been inconvenienced by this issue. Going forward, we will spare no effort in our quality management to make sure our customers can use our products with confidence.


Phenomenon

While in AF or MF mode, when the focus position is moved from the infinity end to the close-up end, the focus operation stops near the area shown in the dotted circle below.

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Possibly Affected Products

If the first four digits (from the left) in the serial number on the lens body (see image below) are “4918”, “5018”, “5118”, “5218”, “5318”, or “5418” then your lens may possibly be affected.

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Support

Potentially affected products will be inspected and if necessary repaired free of charge.  If you own one of the potentially affected products please contact our Customer Support Center. 

When preparing your lens for inspection please be sure to attach the lens cap and the dust cap to the lens.

If you have not already done so, please register your Canon Product. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email about future announcements.

This information is for residents of the United States and its five territories only. If you do not reside in the USA or its five territories, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region. 

Thank you,
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc

Contact Information for Inquiries
Canon Customer Support Center
Phone: 1-800-OK-CANON
1-800-652-2666
TDD: 1-866-251-3752
Email: carecenter@cits.canon.com
Support options and hours of operation: www.usa.canon.com/support

 

Canon EOS M100 sample pictures by Canon Japan

EOS M100

Shooting Mode: Aperture-priority AE, Tv (Shutter Speed): 1/2500 sec, Av (Aperture Value): f/4.0, ISO Speed: ISO100, Lens: EF-M 28mm f/3.5 MACRO IS STM, White Balance: Daylight, Picture Style: Standard. Image © Canon Japan

Canon EOS M100 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 6.1 fps Shooting and ISO 25600
  • Creative Assist and Self Portrait Mode

Canon Japan posted a small set of sample photos shot with the brand new Canon EOS M100.

Click here for the press release and first look and hands-on videos.

Pre-orders are available, starting at $599: Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon