YouTube Content Creator Anna Akana Leads Workshop Showing Teens How to Stand-Up to Bullying for Canon Rebel With A Cause Campaign

Canon press release:

Akana Partnered with The Groundlings Comedy Troupe to Build Confidence in Victims of Bullying Through Humor, as Documented on Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Cameras

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 5, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is showcasing YouTube video creator and anti-bullying advocate Anna Akana as its latest Canon Rebel With A Cause. Since first sharing her personal story on YouTube after her sister’s suicide as a result of bullying, Akana has used comedy as her own form of therapy. Her ability to put a unique spin on typically uncomfortable topics led Canon to select her as a Rebel With A Cause, in honor of the 25th anniversary of the first EOS Rebel SLR camera. Anna’s cause focuses on using comedy to build confidence in youth that have been bullied, and the video of her cause, shot entirely on Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR cameras, can be seen here: [more after the break]

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“Monsoon III” is a jaw-dropping time-lapse of the North American monsoon


I featured works by Mike Olbinski in the past (1 and 2), and here is another stunning video by him. Monsoon III is a 7 minutes time-lapse of the North American Monsoon.

Olbinski spent 35 days and shot over 85,000 frames to produce the video. He used a Canon EOS 5Ds R, two EOS 5D Mark III, EF 11-24mm f/4L, EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM, 35mm, 50mm and 135mm lenses. Processed using Lightroom, LR Timelapse, After Effects and Premiere Pro.

You can follow Mike Olbinski on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or check his website.

Canon Introduces Exclusive Printable Coloring Pages Designed by Johanna Basford, Blue Star Coloring and Design Originals

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At the very first moment I thought it was a joke 🙂

Canon press release:

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 4, 2016 – For adults looking to de-stress, for a creative release or a nostalgic connection, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today an exclusive new line of adult coloring pages created by leading coloring content creators available to current PIXMA printer owners. Canon U.S.A. has partnered with Johanna Basford, one of the leading creators of coloring content, along with Blue Star Coloring and Design Originals. These industry leaders will provide Canon users with over 120 coloring pages through PIXMA Cloud Link on the Canon PRINT app and the LCD screen on select models.

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Sustainability Report Highlights Canon’s Commitment to the Environment and Society

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Canon press release:

Canon exceeds 2015 goal for lifecycle CO2 emissions improvement.

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 30, 2016 – Highlighting the company’s approach towards creating a sustainable global society, Canon Inc., the parent company of Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, released its annual Sustainability Report. For 2015, Canon exceeded its goal of a 3 percent lifecycle CO2 emissions improvement index per product 1 over 2014 figures through efforts to make products more compact, lightweight, and energy efficient, as well as through improved efficiencies during manufacturing and transportation. The Company has also been recognized with multiple awards for its corporate environmental sustainability efforts.

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Samyang will make auto-focus lenses for Canon mount, interview suggests


Samyang AF 50mm for Sony FE mount

French photography site Focus Numerique interviewed Mr. Jeong Min Shin, head of product planning at Samyang. Korean manufacturer Samyang is now committed to produce AF lenses for Canon and Nikon mounts, Mr. Jeong Min Shin says:

We started the implementation of an autofocus optical FE [lens] and we are adapting to of other mounts, like Canon and Nikon. We also believe in Fujifilm and Micro 4/3, but these markets are not very important.

Until now Samyang makes two AF lenses, a 50mm f/1.4 and a 14mm f/2.8, both for the Sony FE mount. According to the interview, Samyang will adapt existing AF lenses for the Sony FE system to Canon and Nikon m0unts.

Samyang lenses are known for their very good optical performance and for the affordable price, with the compromise that you have to focus manually on a Canon DSLR.

[via Focus Numerique]