Humor: Watch HSN Selling a Canon Rebel T3i, and Have a Good Laugh

The Phoblographer spotted this cute little video. Watch HSN selling a Canon Rebel T3i/EOS 600D on TV back in 2012. This must be the camera all Canon fans missed, since it is Canon’s “flagship camera”, ready for “professional use”. There are more comical highlights. Watch the video and have a good laugh.

Btw, the Rebel T3i isn’t bad at all. It’s among Flickr’s most popular DSLRs and still holds up well.

Canon Rebel T3i/EOS 600D price check:

[via The Phoblographer ]

Canon Patent for EF-EF-M Adapter with Improved Auto-Focus Speed


Egami (translated) spotted what could be Canon’s best move to push their mirrorless cameras. A new EF-EF-M adapter that should deliver better AF speed when using EF and EF-S lenses. While the AF performance of Canon’s new EOS M3 is excellent with the native EF-M lenses, AF performance is limited when using EF lenses via the currently available adapter. If Canon puts such an adapter on the market it would a huge selling point for the EOS M3. Access to Canon’s extended lens lune-up, and same AF performance as with native lenses!

Machine translated patent description:

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-34903
    • Published 2015.2.19
    • Filing date 2013.8.9
  • Master lens
    • Zoom ratio 2.69
    • Focal length 72.13 135.02 193.99mm
    • Fno. 2.90
    • Half angle ω = 10.72 5.78 4.03 °
    • Image height Y = 13.66mm
    • Overall length of the lens 237.36mm
    • BF 54.00mm
  • Adapter installed
    • Zoom ratio 2.69
    • The focal length f = 72.12 135.00 193.96mm
    • Fno. 2.90
    • Half angle ω = 10.72 5.78 4.03 °
    • Image height Y = 13.66mm
    • Overall length of the lens 239.70mm
    • BF 16.77mm
  • Canon patent
    • Fast AF adapter
    • Wobbling corresponding
    • 3-group configuration of positive and negative positive
    • 2 group also serves as a focus group and the anti-vibration group
    • And realize high-speed AF focus group was lighter

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens Review (DigitalRev)

DigitalRev’s Kai reviews the new Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens.

A lens with good build quality that offers a lot of bang for the bucks. Photozone gave the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM a “highly recommended”.

  • EF-S Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 38mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Optimized Lens Coatings
  • STM AF Motor Supports Movie Servo AF
  • Micro-Stepping Drive Aperture Mechanism
  • Full-Time Manual Focus Override
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
  • Slim Design Measures Less Than 1″-Thick

Canon’s EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens is shipping for $149: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay


Canon Publishes Many Quick Tip Videos

CanonUSA posted a set of quick tips videos on Youtube. Each video lasts between 1 and 2 minutes. Enjoy!