Price increase for Canon gear coming June 19 [CW4]

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As anticipated a month ago (though we were wrong on the exact date), Canon will raise prices for their products after June 19.

According to my information there will be a general price increase by 2.7% on all imaging products, with some exceptions. Six mid-range DSLR models will see an increase between 6% and 11.5%, and 38 lenses will increase between 11% and 12.7%.

Mail-in rebate schema may also change.

Is this the patent for the next EF 24-105mm F4L IS lens?

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A few weeks ago a rumor suggested that Canon may announce a new EF 24-105mm F4L IS lens along with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. Both are expected to be announced in August, ready for Photokina 2016.

This may easily be the pertinent patent for the new EF 24-105mm F4L IS Mark II.

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-71283
    • Published 2016.5.9
    • Filing date 2014.10.1
  • Example
    • Zoom ratio 4.13
    • Focal length 24.70 32.04 102.11
    • F-number 4.10
    • Half angle of view (degrees) 41.22 34.03 11.96
    • Image height 21.64
    • The total lens length 148.96 152.86 207.64
    • BF 35.80 36.22 53.51
[via Egami]

New Canon EF 24-105 F4L IS lens coming with EOS 5D Mark IV, rumor suggests [CW3]

New Canon EF 24-105 F4L IS Lens Coming With EOS 5D Mark IV, Rumor Suggests [CW3]

A new rumor suggests Canon will announce a replacement for the venerable Canon EF 24-105mm F4L IS USM lens.

The Canon EF 24-105mm F4L IS Mark II is expected to be announced before Photokina 2016, together with the upcoming Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, also expected to be announced in August 2016.

The Canon EF 24-105mm F4L IS USM was announced in 2004, a new version is entirely plausible. The EF 24-105mm F4L IS was the typical kit lens for Canon’s full-frame DSLRs.

A few days ago, we had a possible leak of an image of the EOS 5D Mark IV. The picture was posted on Instagram and soon after it was removed.

Stay tuned for more!

[via Canon Rumors]

Did the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV inadvertently leak, is this the real thing?

Edit: the original Instagram post was deleted

The picture above was posted on Instagram by user levi_siver. It’s a team working on a Red Bull sponsored surf footage. If you read the text at the bottom of the image, it says “working on a windsurf feature for the new unreleased Canon camera“. When asked by another user if it is the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, levi_silver answered “yes“, and added a smiley.

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Is this the Canon EOS 5D Mark iV?

You can’t really see or recognise very much of the camera. However, it is totally possible that this is the real thing. If we believe in an announcement before Photokina 2016 (and we do), then it is likely that Canon is already working on the promotion material for the EOS 5D Mark IV.

Stay tuned!

[via EOSHD]

Replacement for Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM non-L lens coming in August? [CW4]

Replacement For Canon EF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS USM Non-L Lens Coming In August? [CW4]

New reports suggest Canon will soon announce a new version of the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens.

No specs are available for the time being, nor is the price which I guess will be below $500. The announcement is expected for August 2016. I think this rumor is pretty solid.

The EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM that’s going to replace has these specs:

  • EF Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/4-45
  • Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Two Mode Optical Image Stabilization
  • Ultrasonic Autofocus Motor
  • Circular Aperture Diaphragm
  • Zoom Ring Lock Lever
  • Super Spectra Lens Coating
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 4.9′
  • 58mm Filter Thread Diameter
[via Canon Rumors]

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV tested in the field (?), and yet another mention of 4K [CW3]

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New murmurings surfaced on the Internet suggest the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is undergoing field-tests by select photographers. That’s likely if we take the August announcement as pretty certain (I do).

The rumor also mentions the EOS 5D Mark IV will have 4K (leaked first here on CW in 2014), and 1080p video at 120 fps. While the possibility of 4K wasn’t taken seriously at the beginning, despite we insisted on it, now it appears people can’t get enough about posting that the EOS 5D Mark IV will feature 4K. Yeah, it will. Definitely.

Please be aware that it is still very early for reliable EOS 5D Mark IV specs. Since Canon has become extremely secretive some years ago, we do not get anything reliable until a few weeks before the announcement. For the time being we can’t even be sure about the sensor resolution. 24MP is what rumors suggest. However, I am pretty sceptical about this resolution, and have been told that the EOS 5D Mark IV will have a higher resolution, possibly 28MP.

Stay tuned…

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV mockup by zol.com.cn

[via Canon Rumors]