Canon patent for built-in flash with bounce only functionality

canon patent

Hope I got it right. Canon patent for a buit-in flash that can operate as a bounce flash without popping-out the flash. If you just need the bounce effect, there is no need to pop-out the flash, you just have to rotate the light bulb.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-166789
    • Published 2015.9.24
    • Filing date 2014.3.4
  • Canon patents
    • Rotatable light-emitting part
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A new, entry-level EOS M body coming in October? [CW2]

A New, Entry-level EOS M Body Coming In October? [CW2]

This comes pretty as a surprise. Latest murmurings have it that Canon may announce a new EOS M body in October, an entry-level camera positioned below the EOS M3 (our review) and selling for $200 less.

While this is not entirely implausible, it’s a somewhat odd rumor. The EOS M3 was introduced to the European and Asian market in Spring 2015, and was just announced to the US market a few months ago. It would be an unusual move by Canon to announce another EOS M mirrorless camera in such a short time. However, anything is possible. So far there are no specs, and honestly I do not know what to think about this rumor.

[via Canon Rumors]

4K Time-Lapse: Container Ship Traveling From Vietnam to China (plus loading process, EOS 5D Mark III)

It’s time for a new time-lapse video. The impressing video above was made by Toby Smith, and shows the trip of container ship Gunhilde Maersk from Ho-Chi Minh, Vietnam to Ningbo, China. The time-lapse video was produced shooting 78,500 pictures with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with an EF 17mm tilt-shift lens mounted. The EOS 5D Mark III was mounted in a solar powered, special housing that can withstand harsh marine weather conditions.

[via Laughing Squid via Twisted Sifter]

Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM review, it’s a no-brainer (photozone)

Canon EF-M 22mm F/2 STM Review, It’s A No-brainer (photozone)

Well known lens testing site Photozone reviewed the Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM pancake lens.

Canon did a good job once more. The Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM may be a tiny lens but it is an impressive performer nonetheless. The center quality is great throughout the relevant aperture range and the borders are also very impressive. There’s some softness in the image corners at large apertures though and this is somewhat emphasized by a bit of field curvature. Stopping down lifts the corner performance significantly. […] Image distortions are negligible and lateral CAs are well controlled. In critical scenes you may spot some purple fringing at f/2 but that’s rather normal for a such a large aperture lens. On the downside the vignetting is on the high side even when stopped down. The bokeh is Okay for a moderate wide-angle lens but you will notice some smearing effects in difficult scenes. Read the review.

The EF-M 22mm f/2 STM is a razor-sharp lens, and the one of the two interesting lenses for the EOS M system (the other one is the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM). At $160 it’s definitely a no-brainer. It’s my prefered lens on the EOS M3. Canon Watch’s EOS M3 review is here.

Unfortunately for us, Canon managed to release just four lenses for the EOS M system. However, there is a rumor suggesting Canon may soon announce a score of new EF-M lenses.

Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

EOS M3

[via Photozone ]