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July 31, 2014
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L No Longer Listed On Canon Germany Site

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It appears that since a few days the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L lens is no longer listed on Canon Germany’s website. Just a mistake or a sign for a replacement coming soon?

The EF 50mm f/1.2L was introduced in 2001.

July 30, 2014
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Canon Set To Announce A Lot Of Products For Photokina (?)

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I have been told (thanks) that Canon will announce many new products for Photokina. Not only the replacement for the EOS 7D, but also a bunch of lenses. The 7D replacement is said to come with a lot of high-end features, and again a “new sensor technology” was mentioned.

The rumor appears to be pretty plausible, others also got similar information. See also the teaser by Canon India, which appears to point to the replacement for the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS lens, or at least for a new lens (pic above).

It’s getting hot, we will see a lot of leaks in the next weeks. Stay tuned…

 

July 30, 2014
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Canon India Teaser For “Something Big” That’s Coming

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Thanks Karol

This teaser just showed up on Canon India’s Facebook page: “Get your camera ready, something BIG is coming”.

Maybe a lens? If we should “get our camera ready” then a lens is a possible candidate. Maybe the long rumored EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens?

What do you think?

July 27, 2014
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Canon EOS 7D Discontinued On Amazon US

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Another sign that something new is coming from Canon, and hopefully soon.

Amazon US lists the Canon EOS 7D as discontinued. The EOS 7D is still available from third party sellers.

The replacement for the 7D is expected to be announced shortly before Photokina 2014.

[via Photorumors]

July 24, 2014
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Canon Mentions The Possibility Of A High-Resolution Sensor In Interview

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The interview was conducted by DC.Watch (translated), and the topic are Canon’s new EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM and EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USMS lenses.

When pointed to the fact that the resolution figures of Canon’s “L” lenses are much higher than the EOS 5D Mark III’s 22MP sensor needs, the Canon executive said (machine translated):

I to higher pixel unnecessarily is the opposite, but there is also a feeling if there is a high-performance lens that matches the number of pixels (pixel pitch), and wanting to take a look at the descriptive power of its true. By ultra-wide-angle zoom image quality is good came out to the periphery, and we look forward to the advent of high-resolution model of the EOS.

Sounds like Canon is realising that customers want higher sensor resolutions on their professional bodies.

[DC.Watch via CR]

July 14, 2014
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Canon EOS 7D Replacement Will Push Dual Pixel AF To New Levels

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Whatever Canon is going to announce on September 5th (the most likely announcement date) it will be something groundbreaking. Most rumor sites, CW included, think there will be an entirely new sensor technology that is coming. Recent patents filed by Canon point to Foveon-like sensors (3 patents in a row), one patent refers to a 5-layer sensor.

Details about the sensor technology Canon is supposed to announce are by now in the realm of pure speculation, no serious specs have leaked so far. However, I have been told (thanks) that the EOS 7D replacement will not just feature Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS Auto-Focus, it will push its capabilities to new boundaries. We had a patent that points in this direction, i.e. to the next evolutive step of the Dual Pixel AF technology. It is also pretty plausible that Dual Pixel AF will show all its power with a new generation of CPUs. This fits with the rumors stating that the EOS 7D replacement will feature very advanced functionalities for videography, since Dual Pixel AF delivers a lot for videographers.

This rumor sounds very credible to me. Dual Pixel AF is a major milestone in Canon’s technological sensor evolution. And Dual Pixel AF is for sure not relegated to the more affordable Canon DSLRs (as the EOS 70D, where it was first implemented): Canon didn’t waste time in offering it also on the professional-graded EOS C100 and C300 (where it was already implemented on the sensor but had to be unlocked via firmware). Dual Pixel AF is a technology we will see in many future Canon cameras, and hopefully eventually also on a serious mirrorless camera.

Note that I prefer to use the definition “EOS 7D replacement” instead of “EOS 7D Mark II”. For the time being there are no hints it will be the next iteration of the 7D, pertinent rumors surfaced in the past.

Stay tuned, there will be more and more leaks in the next weeks.

 

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