Canon is front-runner to buy the healthcare business of Toshiba (with a $6.2 billion bid)

Canon Is Front-runner To Buy The Healthcare Business Of Toshiba (with A $6.2 Billion Bid)

Reuters reports:

Toshiba, a laptops-to-nuclear conglomerate seeking cash to restructure after an accounting scandal, prefers the conditions of Canon’s bid to those of Fujifilm Holdings Corp and a coalition of Konica Minolta Inc and European private equity fund Permira [PERM.UL], the financial daily said.

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Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD video-review

Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD Video-review

Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD at a glance:

  • Canon EF Mount/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • One LD and Two XLD Glass Elements
  • eBAND, BBAR, and Fluorine Coatings
  • USD AF Motor, Full-Time Manual Focus
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • 1:1 Max. Magnification, 11.8″ Min. Focus
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Compatible with TAP-in Console

Canada based photographer Dustin Abbott posted his 15 minutes video-review about the new Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD. A cool lens at an affordable price.

Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

[via Dustin Abbott on YouTube]

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS Mark II review (DPReview Gold Award)

Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS Mark II Review (DPReview Gold Award)

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS Mark II (Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA) at a glance:

  • EF Mount L-Series Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • One Fluorite and One Super UD Element
  • Air Sphere and Fluorine Lens Coatings
  • Ring-Type USM AF Motor, Internal Focus
  • Optical Image Stabilizer with 3 Modes
  • Rotating Zoom Ring & Torque Adjustment
  • Weather-Sealed Design
  • Detachable, Rotatable Tripod Collar
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

DPReview posted their review of the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens, and it is a very enthusiastic review. DPReview’s pros list:

  • New optical design delivers high performance

  • Sharp at all focal lengths, at all apertures, and across the frame

  • Sharper than MkI version, and sharpest in class

  • Excellent image stabilization

  • Very close focusing, 0.31x magnification at 400mm, beats all rivals

  • Fast, positive and accurate AF

  • Top-grade weather-resistant build

  • Easy handling for focal length range, now with twist-ring zoom

The most significant statement, possibly, is the following: “[…] it’s hard to see how [the EF 100-400mm] might be further improved in any meaningful way […]“. Well done Canon!

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[via DPReview]

 

Canon EOS 6D deal – $999 (reg. $1,399)

Canon EOS 6D Deal – $999 (reg. $1,399)

Canon EOS 6D at a glance:

  • 20.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Clear View LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 11-Point AF with Center Cross-Type Point
  • Native ISO 25600, Extended to ISO 102400
  • 4.5 fps Shooting at Full Resolution
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and GPS Connectivity
  • iFCL 63-Zone Dual Layer Metering Sensor
  • In-Camera HDR & Multiple Exposure Mode

Seller GetItDigital on eBay (99.5% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 6D on sale at just $999. Compare to $1,399. This is a killer price. However, please note that this may be a grey import item. Free shipping.

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