Did you ever want to put your Canon gear in a hydraulic press?

The Hydraulic Press Channel on YouTube does exactly that. They put gear into a hydraulic press for the fun of doing it, and for some serious scientific purposes too, obviously. The video above shows all the gory details for your sadistic viewing pleasure. Enjoy.

And some animated GIF for those in a hurry…

We want to see a crushed Nikon:

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Canon C300 Mark II $4,000 price drop, now at $11,999

Canon C300 Mark II $4,000 Price Drop, Now At $11,999

Canon C300 Mark II at a glance:

  • New Canon 8.85 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
  • Dual Canon DIGIC DV5 Image Processors
  • Canon XF-AVC H.264 Codec
  • Internal 4K/2K/Full HD Recording
  • Twin 3G-SDI Outputs for up to 30p 4K
  • Full Manual Control
  • 1.77 Megapixel Color OLED EVF With Adjustable 60o Tilt Angle
  • Uses All Canon CN-E Cinema Prime and Zoom Lenses
  • Uses All Canon EF and EF-S Photo Lenses (Including Specialty Tilt-Shift and Other Models)
  • Built-In Mono Microphone
  • Removable LCD Monitor and Control Panel with XLR Inputs
  • Removable Hand Grip
  • Improved Low-Angle Camera Handle Extension
  • Built-in Dual-Band Wi-Fi for Remote LiveView Display and Camera Control

Guess the Canon C300 Mark II didn’t sell as expected. Canon dropped the C300 Mark II price by $4,000, now it is on sale to $11,999 (B&H Photo | Adorama).

A firmware update is expected for July, bringing C-Log 3 to the C300 Mark II.

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II deal – $1,649 (reg. $2,099)

Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS II Deal – $1,649 (reg. $2,099)

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II at a glance:

  • One Fluorite and One Super UD Element
  • Air Sphere and Fluorine Lens Coatings
  • Ring-Type USM AF Motor, Internal Focus
  • Optical Image Stabilizer with 3 Modes
  • Rotating Zoom Ring & Torque Adjustment
  • Weather-Sealed Design
  • Detachable, Rotatable Tripod Collar
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Top Rated Plus seller ElectronicsValley on eBay (99.6% positive ratings) has the amazing Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens on sale at $1,649. Compare at $2,099 after all possible discounts. Free shipping. Please note: this is an import item with 1 year warranty by US seller.

Canon Professional Technology and Support Center Relocating To Burbank, California

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Canon press release:

Canon Professional Technology & Support Center Relocating To Burbank, Calif.

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 28, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that the Canon Hollywood Professional Technology & Support Center currently located at 6060 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Calif., will be relocating to 3400 West Olive Ave., Burbank, Calif.

In this new central location, Canon will greatly enhance its already award-winning service and support to further assist the growing number of professional filmmakers and broadcast production clients in Southern California. The Burbank facility will also serve as a hub for product training, educational events, expedited repairs and hands-on technical support for Canon’s business partners, rental houses and professional clients.

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Canon Advisory: EOS-1D X Mark II image corruption with some SanDisk CFast cards, firmware update may come in July

Canon Advisory: EOS-1D X Mark II Image Corruption With Some SanDisk CFast Cards, Firmware Update May Come In July

Canon released a product advisory concerning image corruption occurring when using certain SanDisk CFast with the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II. Canon states that it “has been confirmed that this phenomenon is caused by SanDisk CFast cards“. Never the less, Canon “is considering releasing camera firmware on the Web for a download service in early July“.

Service Notice: EOS-1D X Mark II: image corruption with some SanDisk CFast cards

Thank you for using Canon products.
It has been confirmed that when shooting still images with the EOS-1D X Mark II digital SLR camera launched in April 2016 with SanDisk CFast cards, the following phenomenon will occur.

We would like to offer our sincere apologies to users who have been inconvenienced by this issue.

If a SanDisk CFast card is inserted into the camera or a card reader, the bottom part of still images recorded may be corrupted.
This phenomenon is confirmed in images recorded in both the RAW and JPEG formats.
In the RAW file, the image corruption may appear in the bottom right corner of the image.
In the JPEG file, the image corruption may appear in the lower third area of the image.

Please Note:
Movie recording is not affected by this phenomenon.
Still images or movies recorded to CF cards are not affected by this phenomenon.


This phenomenon is caused by SanDisk CFast cards. The camera does not cause this phenomenon.

Affected Products

SanDisk CFast cards.

Image corruption may be experienced with the cards listed below:
The “xxx” at the end of the product number varies depending on the sales region.
SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast2.0 64GB (SDCFSP-064G-xxx)
SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast2.0 128GB (SDCFSP-128G-xxx)
SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast2.0 64GB (SDCFSP-064G-xxxA)
SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast2.0 128GB (SDCFSP-128G-xxxA)
SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast2.0 64GB (SDCFSP-064G-xxxB)
SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast2.0 128GB (SDCFSP-128G-xxxB)

Market Support

Although it has been confirmed that this phenomenon is caused by SanDisk CFast cards, to prevent the occurrence of this phenomenon, Canon is considering releasing camera firmware on the Web for a download service in early July.
We would like to apologize for the inconvenience, but we would like to ask our customers to refrain from using SanDisk CFast cards when shooting still images until the new camera firmware becomes available.


It is our understanding that image files of 16MB or larger recorded immediately before the camera’s power is turned off may become corrupted. Below are  the methods available to help avoid image corruption when powering off the camera:

The Camera can be powered off in four ways:

  1. When the power switch is set to OFF
  2. When the card slot cover is opened
  3. When the power is turned off due to the Auto Power Off setting
  4. When the battery is removed

 The phenomenon can be prevented by performing the procedure below:

Before powering the camera off, please take extra shots*1 because the extra shots taken immediately before the camera is powered off may experience the corruption and not the images taken before the extra shots were taken.

*1 The table below shows the most popular file types used and how many extra shots are recommended.

File Size (Approx.) How many extra shots do I need to take

in order to meet the 16MB or larger requirement?

<RAW> 23.2MB 1
<JPEG> L:6.2MB 3
<JPEG> M1:4.3MB 4
<JPEG> M2:3.4MB 5
<JPEG> S:2.2MB 8

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

Contact Information for Inquiries
Canon Customer Support Center
Phone: 1-800-OK-CANON
TDD: 1-866-251-3752
Email: carecenter@cits.canon.com 
For additional support options:  www.usa.canon.com/support

Canon EOS 6D Mark II to feature a 28MP sensor? :: With Poll [CW2]

Canon EOS 6D Mark II To Feature A 28MP Sensor? :: With Poll [CW2]

I got a new suggestion (thanks) saying the Canon EOS 6D Mark II will feature a 28MP sensor.

Previous rumors mostly pointed to a 24MP sensor. However, since EOS 6D Mark II rumors started coming in, it always has been said the EOS 6D Mark II would have it’s own sensor, and not just the same sensor featured on the upcoming EOS 5D Mark IV (rumored to have a 24MP sensor, and to be announced in August).

I reccomend a big grain of salt here. While it is possible that the entry-level EOS 6D Mark II will have a higher resolution than the pro-oriented EOS 5D Mark IV, it’s still unlikely in my opinion. However, so far the EOS 5D Mark IV’s 24MP resolution is a matter of speculation, no reliable rumors have emerged for the time being. Anything is possible.

The Canon EOS 6D Mark II is expected to be announced in 2017. It’s early for reliable specs. Stay tuned.

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