December 7, 2013
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Deal: Canon EOS 70D w/ 18-135mm IS STM – $1199 (Amazon US)

EOS 70D

Amazon US has the EOS 70D with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM lens for $1199. Compare to $1449. Price shows up after having added the item to the cart.

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EOS 70D

December 7, 2013
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Canon Patent for EOS M System Adapter (with accessory shoe and can get a grip mounted on)

EOS M System Adapter

Back in October Egami (translated) spotted a pretty interesting patent filed by Canon: an adapter for the EOS M system that not only can be used to attach lenses with a different mount type (back-focus), but also has an accessory shoe and can get a grip attached to. WOW! What’s that?

Is this for the pro-oriented EOS M camera that is rumored? The patent was filed in April 2012. I am curious if this piece of gear will ever hit the shelves. This adapter would open a world of possibilities on the EOS M system, especially because of the accessory shoe which could accommodate an EVF (?), or an external microphone. I guess the grip will be useful with big lenses attached to. Looking at the pic below it seems as if a battery pack is attached to the adapter.

[via eos-m world]

EOS M System Adapter

December 6, 2013
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Hot Deal: Canon EOS 6D – $1415 (Amazon US – updated)

EOS 6DUpdate: price is now $1499. For $1499 you can get it at B&H with the following bundled accessories: SanDisk 16GB SDHC Memory Card Ultra Class 10, Canon 200DG Deluxe Gadget BagWatson, LP-E6 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh), Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod

Super deal on Amazon US: get the Canon EOS 6D for a new all times low price: $1415 (click here). Price shows up after having added the item to the cart.

December 6, 2013
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A Bit of Eveything

 

December 6, 2013
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Samyang Announces 10mm f/2.8 Lens for APS-C Cameras (updated)

10mm f/2.8

Samyang officially announced the 10mm f/2.8! Some specs: Weight: 580 g (1.28 lb) - diameter: 86 mm (3.39″) - length: 77 mm (3.03″) - no AF - aperture ring - DOF scale. It will be available from the end of January 2014. Suggested retail price of £429.99. Will come for EF and M mounts.

Image samples can be seen at Samyangs website (Click here).

Samyang press release:

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December 6, 2013
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Canon Patent for 200-400mm Teleconverter Lens

Canon Patent

Source: Egami (translated).

Canon filed a patent for a 200-400mm lens with built-in teleconverter and image stabilisation.

  • Patent Publication No. 2013-238827
    • Publication date 2013.11.28
    • Filing date 2012.5.17
  • Example 1
    • Zoom ratio 1.90
    • Focal length f = 205.00 – 389.99mm
    • Fno. 4.12
    • Half angle ω = 6.02 – 3.18 °
    • Image height Y = 21.64mm
    • The overall length of the lens 389.84mm
    • BF 68.49mm
    • Teleconference insertion
      • Focal length f = 287.00 – 545.98mm
      • Fno. 5.77
      • Half angle ω = 4.31 – 2.27 °
  • Example 2
    • Focal length f = 585.10mm
    • Fno. 4.12
    • Half angle ω = 2.12 °
    • Image height Y = 21.64mm
    • The overall length of the lens 467.32mm
    • BF 83.15mm
    • Teleconference insertion
      • Focal length f = 819.00mm
      • Fno. 5.77
      • Half angle ω = 1.51 °
  • Example 3
    • Zoom ratio 1.90
    • Focal length f = 307.50 – 585.00mm
    • Fno. 5.88
    • Half angle ω = 4.02 – 2.12 °
    • Image height Y = 21.64mm
    • The overall length of the lens 405.00mm
    • BF 75.70mm
    • Teleconference insertion
      • Focal length f = 427.00 – 812.33mm
      • Fno. 8.17
      • Half angle ω = 2.90 – 1.53 °
  • Canon patents
    • Teleconverter BF is the same in insertion and after insertion before
    • Vibration control
    • Teleconference to be inserted into the appropriate location, teleconverter can be miniaturised

Canon Patent

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