Canon patent for 50mm f/3.5 IS macro lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras

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Canon patent for a neat lens. An image-stabilised Canon 50mm f/3.5 IS maco lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. And yes, there are rumors about a Canon full-frame mirrorless camera. The latest of those rumors says Canon’s full-frame mirrorless camera has been delayed because of mount-related issues.

Patent Publication No. 2015-215494

  • Published 2015.12.3
  • Filing date 2014.5.12
  • Example
    • Focal length 48.58
    • F-number 3.50
    • Half angle (in degrees) 24.01
    • Image height 21.64
    • Overall length of the lens 85.71
    • BF 27.79
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 and EF 50mm f/2.5 compact macro listed as “production ended” at Canon UK

Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 And EF 50mm F/2.5 Compact Macro Listed As “production Ended” At Canon UK

Both the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 and the EF 50mm f/2.5 compact macro lenses are listed with a “production ended” tag at Canon UK.

Both lenses have not yet been officially discontinued by Canon. However, the EF 50m f/1.4 is rumored to get replaced, and there is a pertinent patent for a possible EF 50mm f/1.4 II. The Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM was released back in 1993. A replacement could be on its way. The EF 50mm f/2.5 compact macro is a niche lens, I wonder what is going to replace it, and if Canon is going to replace it.

[via Canon Rumors via Canon UK]

Canon U.S.A. Officially Announces A Newly Designed Website

We reported about Canon’s new website one month ago. Today Canon published a press release for the new site.

Canon U.S.A. Unveils A Newly Designed Website

MELVILLE, N.Y. — A company’s website is an important tool customers utilize to research products and services in order to make educated purchasing decisions. Canon U.S.A., Inc., has recently launched a new design for its company website,, with a responsive design that offers an inviting and enjoyable experience for its customers. This new design features beautiful, vivid imagery befitting of Canon’s position as a leader in the imaging industry. The website homepage provides an attractive, easy-to-navigate interface with featured content focused on the company’s mission to provide customers with up-to-date product information and knowledgeable insights in the area of digital imaging solutions.

“One of the main goals we wanted to achieve when designing the new website was to help our customers and business partners get to know us better and get a feel for who we are as a company,” states Ellen Pitchford, vice president and general manager, Digital Marketing Services Division of Canon U.S.A., Inc. “This new website enhances the power of the Canon brand and further demonstrates our commitment to our customers and business partners.”

Seamlessly viewable from any compatible device, customers will have access to engaging stories, informative video content and in-depth product details. The new website is optimized to be viewed across a variety of platforms – desktop, tablet or mobile – and makes it easier for visitors to get the information they need no matter what type of compatible device they are using to connect to the Internet.

Built with bringing a fun, intuitive, user-friendly customer experience in mind, features include:

  • The ‘Product Showcase’ section shows visitors the full breadth of product offerings.
  • The ‘Explore’ section demonstrates how Canon products can be used in daily life, workplace and industry settings.
  • The ‘Learning Center’ features tips, tricks and tutorials on how to make the most of Canon’s products.

Visitors also have the option of creating a ‘My Canon’ account, in order to manage their product library, expedite product registration and quickly gain access to order status.

Visit the new website at

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Canon Rebel SL2 eventually coming for CES 2016? [CW3]

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Thanks for the tip! Where is the Canon Rebel SL2? Expected in Fall 2015, the replacement for the world’s smallest DSLR is still on the run. Latest suggestion I got say Canon will announce the Rebel SL2 at CES 2016. That’s plausible. The Rebel SL2 is a consumer product, CES may be the right spot to announce it.

This is the second hint I get about a possible Rebel SL2 announcement in January 2016. There is no doubt that there will be a Rebel SL2. The question is: why is Canon delaying the announcement?

Will we see other Canon gear at CES 2016? Unlikely. Some sites report that a possible replacement for the Canon EOS 70D may be announced at CES. I do not think this is likely. CES will also not be the stage where Canon might announce the EOS 5D Mark IV and EOS-1D X Mark II.

For the time being, these are the Rebel SL2 specs I got:

  • 24MP, same sensor as T6i/T6s
  • Smaller than SL1
  • Wireless battery charging, old charger still supplied and works as before
  • 19 point AF system
  • Hybrid CMOS AF III
  • Digic 6
  • New battery type

Canon Celebrates The 25TH Anniversary Of The EOS Rebel SLR Camera Line With Launch Of “Rebel With A Cause” Initiative

Canon celebrates 25 years since the first Canon EOS Rebel camera hit the market. Press release:

Canon U.S.A. Celebrates The 25TH Anniversary Of The EOS Rebel SLR Camera Line With Launch Of “Rebel With A Cause” Initiative

Profiling Modern Day Rebels Including Daredevil Nik Wallenda and Music Producer Swizz Beatz, “Rebel With A Cause” Campaign Filmed Entirely with Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Cameras

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Celebrating 25 years since the introduction of Canon’s first EOS Rebel SLR camera, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is pleased to honor this milestone by introducing its new “Rebel With A Cause” campaign. In 1990, the iconic “Image is Everything” campaign introduced the Canon EOS Rebel, an SLR camera born with a cause — to put the power of pro photography into the hands of the public and level the playing field forever. 25 years later, Canon launches “Rebel With A Cause,” embarking on a journey to follow modern day rebels who challenge convention in their own unique way, capturing their causes through the eye of a Canon EOS Rebel DSLR. “Rebel With A Cause” will invite people into their worlds, celebrating the imagery that makes their causes shine and motivating others to join their movements.

The campaign kicks off today featuring American daredevil Nik Wallenda followed by GRAMMY® Award winning record producer Swizz Beatz.

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Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS deal – $799 (reg. $999)

Canon EF 24-70mm F/4L IS Deal – $799 (reg. $999)

Authorised Canon retailer Adorama has the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens on sale for $799. Compare at $999. Plus, you receive $31.96 in Adorama Rewards. Expires 12/12

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM key features:

  • L-Series standard zoom lens delivers superb image quality in a compact, lightweight design.
  • 2 aspheric and 2 UD lens elements for high image quality throughout the entire zoom range.
  • Full macro shooting mode with up to 0.7x magnification, easily accessible with aone touch switch at the extreme telephoto end.
  • Image stabilization effective up to 4 shutter speed stops and Hybrid IS compensates for both angular and shift types of camera shake for macro shooting.
  • Resistant to dust and water, enabling shooting even in harsh and rigorous conditions.
  • Circular diaphragm (9 blades) delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds.
  • Inner focusing and ring USM for silent, fast autofocusing.
  • Fluorine coating on front and rear lens surfaces reduces smears and fingerprints.
  • Minimum focusing distance of 1.25 ft. / 0.38m across the entire zoom range (excluding macro).