Canon Receives CompTIA Managed Print TrustmarkTM

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Canon press release:

Canon Receives CompTIA Managed Print TrustmarkTM

MELVILLE, N.Y. June 2, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the Company has received the CompTIA Managed Print Trustmark™, a respected industry credential that signifies adherence to best practices for technology service delivery and customer interaction, designed specifically for technology businesses offering on-premise print services via a managed services business model.

“Earning this credential identifies Canon U.S.A. as a business that meets or exceeds the best business practices the IT industry has to offer,” said Nancy Hammervik, senior vice president, industry relations, CompTIA.

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Canon Europe extends Cash-Back program to Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R

EOS 5DS R

Thanks Andrea!

As anticipated 2 weeks ago, Canon Europe has a cash-back program for Canon EOS 7D Mark II, EOS M3, and EOS 750D and 760D b bundles. Now also the EOS 5D Mark III and the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R are listed for the program. Cash-back goes up to $300. Please note: not all sites have yet updated their landing page but it should be a matter of a few days.

See terms and conditions in your language and for your country:

Another sign that the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R will start shipping soon :-)

Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art lens announced

In 2013 Lomography announced the the replica of the 19th century Petzval lens. Now they announced a new Petzval-type lens, the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art lens.

Boasting newly developed features such as swirly bokeh control and a 58mm focal length, the New Petzval 58 is perfect for everything from landscape and street photography to portraits and beyond! And it’s available in both Canon EF and Nikon F mounts, so it works right off the bat with loads of different analogue and digital SLR cameras. Not to mention it’s compatible with many other cameras using adapter mounts!

Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art

The new cool feature on this lens is the “Bokeh Control Ring” wich allows for different degrees of background bokeh. See pic below.

Petzval 58

Different degrees of bokeh

Did you know Petzval lenses are handmade?

Featuring the finest quality Russian glass optics, the New Petzval 58 delivers crystal clear images with deeply strong color and character. But the magnificence of the New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens extends far beyond the photos it takes. A welcome addition to the luxurious Lomography Art Lens Family, the lens is manufactured by hand and is available in a brass or black finish. The lens also features a Waterhouse Aperture system with plates ranging from f/1.9 to f/16 and a Gear Rack Focusing Knob for smooth and fast focusing.

Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art

Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art

On Lomography’s site there are many sample pictures.

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Canon patent for Tilt-Shift lens with image stabilisation

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Egami (translated) spotted a patent filed by Canon for a tilt-shift lens with built-in image stabilisation.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-99216
    • Published 2015.5.28
    • Filing date 2013.11.18
  • Canon patents
    • Anti-vibration possible tilt-shift lens
    • Possible anti-vibration while maintaining the tilt
    • A first vibration proof group corresponding to the tilt, the second of vibration proof group corresponding to the shift
    • Carry out the tilt vibration isolation of a shift anti-vibration, the telephoto side in the wide side

If this patent hits the market, Canon would produce the world’s first image stabilised Tilt-Shift lens.