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June 16, 2014
Posted in News, Rumors

New Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens For EOS M System Coming In Few Days

EF-M 55-200mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM

Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens will be announced in a few days

Digicame-info (translated) spotted the leak.

EF-M 55-200mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM

- [...] molded aspherical lens and one UD lens
-  22% shorter compared to the EF-S 55-250mm IS STM
- 31% lighter than the EF-S 55-250mm IS STM
- image stabilisation up to 4 stops
- Faster AF thru optimisation of the algorithm of the drive system
- Full-time manual focus
- Hood ET-54B

The EF-M 55-200mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM is compact and lightweight lens, 22% shorter and 31% lighter than the EF-S 55-250mm IS STM. The lens weights 260g and has a total length of 87mm. Appears to be a pretty compact and light tele zoom. And with optimised AF speed. Great news for EOS M owners. And no one saw it come ;-)

Let’s hope Canon will release this lens world-wide, and not just for the Asian market as they did with the EOS M2.

[via DCI]

June 14, 2014
Posted in News

Canon Acquires Milestone to Make Major Advance in Network Video Surveillance Business


Canon press release:

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 13, 2014 - Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced Canon Europe has signed an agreement to acquire Denmark-based Milestone Systems A/S, a world leading provider of open platform video management software, via its subsidiary Canon Europa N.V. The new combination will create a formidable player in the fast growing network video surveillance market by combining the strengths of Canon’s innovative imaging technology with Milestone’s best-in-class video management software expertise.

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June 12, 2014
Posted in News

Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85 Pre-Order & Ships World-Wide (Fastest Lens For EOS M)

Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85

Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85

  • Canon EF-M Mount
  • Aperture Range: f/0.85 to f/22
  • 64mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • For APS-C Image Sensors
  • Concave Front Lens Element
  • 250° Manual Focus Throw
  • Ten-Blade Circular Diaphragm
  • Metal Lens Barrel & Integrated Lens Hood
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 2.5′
  • Filter Thread: 67mm

The world’s fastest lens with native Canon EOS M mount, the Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85,  can be pre-ordered at B&H Photo for $2,079.99, and ships to everywhere (shipping costs depend by your location). For other mount types click here.

Image samples can be found at

Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85

Product description after the break.

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June 10, 2014
Posted in News

25 Years Since The First Canon EOS-1 Camera


Canon commemorates 25 years since launch of flagship-model EOS-1 series SLR cameras.

Canon press release:

TOKYO, June 10, 2014—Canon Inc. today commemorated the 25th anniversary of the EOS-1 series, the flagship-model lineup of the Company’s EOS series of interchangeable-lens cameras, which debuted in 1989.

In 1987, Canon launched EOS, the world’s first AF (autofocus) single-lens reflex camera to employ a fully electronic mount system, using electrical signals to control such functions as autofocusing and aperture adjustment. Two years later, in 1989, the Company introduced the top-of-the-line professional-model EOS-1. Created to satisfy the advanced demands of professional photographers, the camera marked the inaugural model of Canon’s EOS-1 series. Based on the EOS concept of delivering automated performance in accordance with the will of the user, the EOS-1 featured cutting-edge technologies, class-leading levels of performance, high durability, robustness and reliability.

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June 6, 2014
Posted in News

100 Million EF Lenses – And Canon Ambassadors Name Their Favourites

100 Million EF Lenses

Just recently Canon reached another milestone: 100 million produced EF lenses.

On CPN, some of the Canon Ambassadors name their favourite lenses, depending by the type of photography they embrace.

In April 2014 Canon announced it had reached the historic production landmark of 100 million EF-series interchangeable lenses manufactured since the launch of its iconic EOS SLR System in March 1987. For decades Canon has been a leader in innovative lens technologies, including the Ultrasonic Motor (USM), Image Stabilizer (IS) and a Multi-Layer Diffractive Optical (DO) Element. To help to celebrate the lens landmark CPN spoke to the Canon Ambassadors about their favourite ever EF lens, their favourite image taken with that lens and their recommended lenses for their genres of photography.

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