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May 29, 2014
Posted in News

Canon Announces Another Patent Infringement Suit In Europe (France)

This follows a patent infringement suite filed in Germany.

Canon press release:

TOKYO, May 29, 2014—Canon today announced the filing of a patent infringement suit in France before the Paris First Instance Court against Zephyr SAS, whose trade name is Green Eco, and the Hong-Kong and Chinese companies that both use the name Aster Graphics Company Limited, for infringement of Canon’s European Patent (FR) number 2 087 407 by, inter alia, the importation, offer and sale of certain toner cartridges for use in various models of Hewlett-Packard laser beam printers. Canon is seeking injunctive relief and damages.

Throughout the development, sales and marketing process, Canon respects the intellectual property rights of other companies and individuals and expects others to do the same. Canon remains committed to taking legal action against anyone who does not respect Canon’s intellectual property rights.

May 28, 2014
Posted in News, Rumors

No More Canon EOS M In The USA?

Canon EOS M

Canon Rumors found out that the EOS M disappeared from Canon’s USA site, while the 18-55mm IS STM and the 22mm f/2 STM lenses are still listed.

The speculation goes that Canon may no longer sell their mirrorless system in the USA. That would be a pity, then this little camera is a wonderful piece of gear, despite all the harsh (and often unfounded) critics you may have heard. I have it in my bag all the time, also while travelling thru India in this very moment.

The EOS M coupled with the amazing EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens (which was never available in the US) is a lightweight kit that shots great pictures. I never had issues with the EOS M’s AF system, so don’t believe everything that has been said about the AF of the EOS M.

CR speculates that we could see an EF-based mirrorless camera somewhere in the future. I don’t think so.

[via CR]

 

May 27, 2014
Posted in News

Take Your Canon And “Bring It” To The World – New Canon Marketing Campaign

Canon startet a new marketing campaign, “Bring It”. They also activated a dedicated site for the project.

Bring your Canon. Bring your lenses. Bring your talent. Bring everything you’ve got. Then share your photographs and Full HD video with #bringit and show the world. Come July, your creativity can be featured here and wherever we bring it next.

Canon press release:

Canon’s New Marketing Campaign Sparks A Culture Of Striving For More – More Creative Possibilities With Photos And Video When You “Bring It”

New Campaign Includes TV, Theater and Digital Advertising as Well as New Consumer-centric “Bring It” Microsite

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 27, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce a new marketing campaign, “Bring It,” designed to enlighten consumers to a new perspective of telling better stories with higher quality images and video. The campaign, scheduled to roll out this month, features Canon’s line of EOS digital SLR cameras and lenses with a rallying cry for everyone to bring their best images and videos to be shared on the Canon “Bring It” microsite.

With a history dating as far back as the 1930s, Canon brought high-quality photography to market. Then, the heritage brand was the first to bring Hollywood caliber HD video to its digital SLR cameras. Today, Canon builds on its legacy by bringing a movement designed to show the public the value a Canon camera can bring to capture outstanding images and videos. Consumers should not settle for good enough, when they can have great. The new ‘Bring It’ campaign asks the masses to bring their talent, bring everything they have to the art of creating inspiring still and video images.

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May 25, 2014
Posted in News, Reviews

Crop Factor Issue – Tony Northrup Answers To Critics

Days ago I posted a video by Tony Northrup about crop factor and how some companies are (supposedly) misleading their customers when it comes to crop factor, ISO and aperture, and about how these interact one with the others.

Well, the post started a sometimes overheated discussion with lots of comments. Now Mr. Northrup posted a new video where he answers to critics and adds some corrections to his previous video.

What do you think about this issue?

May 24, 2014
Posted in Deals, News

Canon Professional Network Europe Starts Promotion Page (and offers €1000 cashback to start)

Canon Professional Network Europe

Canon Professional Network Europe started a page where they “occasionally post details of superb new promotions”. You can save big money when you buy a Canon EOS-1D X or EOS 5D Mark III and add selected lenses.

It works as follows:

  1. Buy either the EOS 5D Mark III or EOS-1D X DSLRs by 30 June 2014 and register by 31 July 2014.
  2. Buy any qualifying lens by 30 September 2014 and register it by 31 October 2014 to claim your cashback.

You can choose to buy either one or two of the professional lenses, with up to €1000 cashback available on a combination of selected lenses (up to a maximum of two).

NOTE: to get access to the effective promotion pages click here, then scroll down until you find the links to various Canon country promotional websites. On these sites you will find all details of the cashback promotion (including the applicable products), how it works and the full terms and conditions of the promotion.

For your convenience, I put the links to Europe’s Canon country promotional websites here: Canon France - Canon Germany - Canon Italy - Canon Netherlands - Canon Spain - Canon Portugal - Canon Sweden - Canon Finland - Canon Norway - Canon Denmark - Canon Hungary - Canon Slovakia - Canon Poland - Canon Czech Republic - Canon Estonia - Canon Latvia - Canon Lithuania - Canon Austria - Canon Switzerland - Canon Belgium - Canon Luxembourg

May 23, 2014
Posted in News

Visa Pour l’Image International Festival Of Photojournalism (CPN article)

Visa Pour l’Image International

More from CPN Europe:

First details of the exhibition and screening programmes for the 26th Visa pour l’Image international festival of photojournalism – which takes place in Perpignan, France, from 30 August to 14 September 2014 – have been confirmed.

This year’s exhibitions will follow the same well-loved layout and itinerary, making use of the city of Perpignan’s finest churches and buildings to display stories or anthologies on wars, nature, the environment, people, religious issues, social phenomena, plus the great scourges of our time.

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