March 24, 2014
Posted in News

Canon Announces The M15P-CL – An Industrial Camera With Nikon F Mount



Canon Japan announced the M15P-CL, a monochrome industrial camera with 15MP, and a Nikon F mount!

After the break you can read the machine translated press release, and you won’t find any mention of Nikon F mount. According to Dicahub (translated), who did a fair share of research work, Canon adopted the Nikon F mount because it is the mount type with the largest share in the industrial camera market. This is backed up by the folks at

The M15P-CL has a low noise CMOS sensor and should ship by the end of March. It is compatible with the Camera Link Interface. The Japanese product brochure can be downloaded here (hint: you can translate it via Google translator).

Below you see a pic of Nikon’s F mount (via Wikipedia), and indeed it seems the Canon M15P-CL has an F mount.

The Nikon F of 1959 embodies the original F-mount (via Wikipedia)

[via DicaHub]

Machine translated press release after the break.

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March 24, 2014
Posted in Tips

Canon Quick Tips – Learn From Canon’s Technical Advisors

Canon Quick Tips

Screenshot from video

The Canon Digital Learning Center added the latest video to their series named “Canon Quick Tips“.

In our new Quick Tips series, you get to watch and learn right from Canon Digital Learning Center experts!

Each video will feature a Canon Technical Advisor offering a helpful imaging tip, sharing a unique product insight, or explaining a key technology. New videos will be added regularly, so check back to keep expanding your Canon knowledge base.

The topic of the newest video is “High Speed Sync” and how to use it with Canon’s Speedlite Flashes:

See how this Speedlite feature can allow you to shoot at any shutter speed, up to the camera’s maximum, whether in sunlight or indoors.

[via CDLC]

March 23, 2014
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Deals: Canon Rebel T3 w/ 18-55mm IS II and 75-300mm III Lenses – $420

Rebel T3 Good deal!

eBay seller beststopdeals (98.5% positive ratings) has the Canon Rebel T3/EOS 1100D with the 18-55mm IS II and 75-300mm III lenses on sale for $419.99. Free shipping in the US.

Specs and product description after the break.

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March 23, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Refurbished Canon Gear Discounted Up To 20 Percent

Refurbished Canon Gear

The Canon Direct Store has stocked up their inventory of refurbished gear, and a lot of the items are 20% off their regular price. Good deals on a large stock of gear. Refurbished Canon gear purchased in the Canon store has a warranty of 1 year.

March 23, 2014
Posted in Reviews

Canon Publishes Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II Guidebook

Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II

The Canon Digital Learning Center published the Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II Guidebook (download here):

Have you been intrigued by the possibilities of close-up and macro shooting, but felt limited by your understanding of lighting? Canon has long provided the EOS photographer with two specialized flashes for close-up shooting, but their operation and possibilities have been a bit of a mystery to users who haven’t experienced them first-hand.

With the launch of Canon’s latest macro flash — the Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II — Canon, Inc. has developed a guide that explains the unit’s operation and how it can be realistically applied in different situations. Whether you simply want to document a hobby, photograph small objects to display or sell on-line, or even shoot portraits, the combination of this new Macro Ring Lite and a Canon macro lens may be all you need to get creative results.

Written for the photographer who is new to macro shooting, this opens the door to how macro flash may be a lot easier to use than he or she may have previously thought. Examples are as easy to understand as the manner in which the guide is written. Canon’s hope is that with this guidebook, the possibilities and fun of macro shooting with flash will be even more within reach of the casual EOS photographer, as well as the dedicated macro enthusiast.

The Canon MR-14EX II Macro Ring Light can be purchased for $549 at B&H Photo and Adorama.

March 23, 2014
Posted in News, Reviews

Canon Powershot G1 X Mark II Technical Article (Canon Camera Museum)

Powershot G1 X Mark II

The Canon Camera Museum published a technical article about the Canon Powershot G1 X Mark II (price & specs).

Developed as the successor to the PowerShot G1 X, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II (Photo 1) is a new model that delivers a higher level of image quality and functionality thanks to the synergy of the DIGIC 6 imaging processor and the 1.5-type CMOS sensor with approximately 12.80 effective megapixels (maximum image size).

The development aim of this new model is stated as:

• Realize a flagship compact camera packaged with uncompromising image quality and functionality

The article’s index:

The Canon Powershot G1 X II has been officially announced February 12th, and can be pre-ordered for $799 at Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama.

March 22, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon PIXMA PRO-100 – $40 (Adorama)

Canon PIXMA PRO-100

Adorama has the Canon PIXMA Pro-100 Photo Printer on sale for just $40 after a $300 mail-in rebate.

Please note: the price goes down from $388 to $340 when the printer is added to the cart, then you apply the $300 MIR. As a bonus you get 50 sheets Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13×19.

Product description and specifications after the break.

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