Canon Rebel T5/EOS 1200D firmware 1.0.1 released

Canon Rebel T5/EOS 1200D Firmware 1.0.1 Released

Canon released a firmware update for the Canon Rebel T5/EOS 1200D (download here).

Firmware Version 1.0.1 incorporates the following fix:

1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the captured image may exhibit uneven exposure when the camera is used with a TS-E 17mm f/4L or TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II lens which is shifted or tilted during shooting.
 
Firmware Version 1.0.1 is for cameras with firmware Version 1.0.0. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.0.1, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

 

Canon EOS 80D coming with 28MP and new Auto-Focus system? [CW3]

Canon EOS 80D Coming With 28MP And New Auto-Focus System? [CW3]

After all those fake rumors, I was glad to hear news from one of my trusted sources. This source may be wrong but at least it is not intentionally delivering fake rumors.

I have been told (thanks) that the Canon EOS 80D will feature a 28MP sensor. The source mentioned also a “more advanced AF system” (compared to the EOS 70D). I am not sure what to think here. I do not believe the EOS 80D will get the same advanced AF system as the EOS 7D Mark II, but anything is possible. If I am not wrong, there was a rumor floating around the web a month or two ago that also suggested a high resolution for the EOS 80D.

The source also said that the EOS 80D will get some of the features of higher models. The 70D got the AF system of the EOS 7D, and it is usual practice by Canon to add features of higher models in a new mid-level camera. So what can we expect from the EOS 80D? Other rumors I got (by less reputable or unknown sources) suggest the EOS 80D will get the anti-flickering technology employed on the EOS 7D Mark II but I am somewhat sceptical about this feature being implemented on a mid-level DSLR like the EOS 80D. Dual Pixel AF will not get lost, that’s sure. It will likely have a new AF system but it is unclear how advanced it will be. In the past I got a suggestion the EOS 80D may have focus peaking on board (introduced with the EOS M3). That would be a powerful and very welcome addition to the next xxD model, though I do not think Canon will feature it on a DSLR. WiFi and NFC will also be on board, but no GPS. Another suggestion I got, says the EOS 80D will have something around 8fps (the 70D has 7fps), which is a plausible frame rate for this camera. Sure thing that the EOS 80D will have a tiltable display, one memory card slot, and no dual CPU (like 7D2). Please note that it may still be early to have reliable specs for the EOS 80D. Take anything with the usual salt.

The EOS 70D was announced in July 2013. Since the announcement of EOS 60D Canon released a new xxD model every three years. 2016 would be year of the EOS 80D. There have also been some suggestion about the announcement, nothing to take seriously. The EOS 80D will likely be announced in Summer 2016. However, given Canon recent and not foreseen announcements and technological innovations, I wouldn’t be too much surprised if the EOS 80D would be announced before the expected time-frame.

Stay tuned…

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II lens coming? [CW2]

Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L IS II Lens Coming? [CW2]

Latest rumor has it Canon may be working on a new EF 70-200mm L lens. The rumor says nothing about the aperture, it may be a f/2.8 or a f/4 lens. My guess is, if the rumor is reliable, it’s an EF 70-200mm f/4L II lens that could go to market next. The Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II was announced in 2010, the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L in 2006. Following a mere chronological order, then the EF 70-200mm f/4L II is the candidate. It’s also my tip.

Please note that this is a very vague rumor, referring to a product that will be announced somewhen in the future, which is in any case something that will happen, sooner or later. However, the rumor suggests the lens may be announced soon, possibly in November 2015.

Stay tuned…

[via CR]

Canon EOS 5D Mark III killer deal – $1,899 ($2,499 with 24-105mm f/4L IS)

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Killer Deal – $1,899 ($2,499 With 24-105mm F/4L IS)

Seller GetItDigital on eBay (99.7% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III at the lowest price ever seen, $1,899. Compare at $2,499. They also have the 5D3 as kit with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens at $2,499 (select the option from the drop-down menu). Free shipping in the US. Pleas note: this is likely a grey import item.

Amazon Germany Deal: Walimex Pro 8mm f/3.5 Fish-Eye lens (and one deal per day until 10/11)

Amazon Germany Deal: Walimex Pro 8mm F/3.5 Fish-Eye Lens (and One Deal Per Day Until 10/11)

Amazon Germany has an auction program going on where they have one camera or camera accessory deal every day until October 11.

Today Amazon Germany has the Walimex Pro 8mm f/3.5 Fish-Eye lens as Lighting Deal, starting 18:30 CEST. There is more on sale at this link.

  • Ultra Wide-Angle 8mm Fisheye Lens
  • 167º Angle of View
  • High Definition, Aspherical Elements
  • For Use with APS-C Format DSLRs
  • Circular, Vignetted Image on Full Frame
  • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
  • Minimum Focusing Distance of 12″
  • Removable Petal-Type Lens Hood