Canon press release:
Canon Signs Global Partnership With Volkswagen For Managed Print Services
TOKYO, May 14, 2014—Canon Inc. announced today that the Company has signed a global service agreement with German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen AG for the provision of multifunction office systems and solutions. Over the next few years, Canon will serve as a global partner to Volkswagen, providing managed print services through Canon multifunction office systems and solutions to Volkswagen group operating bases worldwide.
Through the comprehensive agreement, Canon will deliver Canon multifunction office systems and laser printers to global Volkswagen group offices and factories and provide assorted solutions and services. About the partnership, Mr. Andreas Wiedemann, Head of Printing Service Governance, Volkswagen AG, said, “VW are very pleased to be working with Canon for the supply and management of our printing requirements across our sites globally.”
The EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM is Canon’s first ultra-wide L-series lens to feature Canon’s signature optical Image Stabilizer (IS) technology, offering a four-stop advantage over non-IS lenses, helping to ensure that shots are always captured with precise detail. Designed to deliver the highest image quality, the lens’s optical structure includes two Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) elements to minimise chromatic aberration and eliminate colour blurring plus a newly-designed IS system features gyro sensors for greater accuracy and stability.
EF 16-35mm f/4L IS key features:
- Ultra wide-angle 16-35mm zoom range.
- Superior L-series performance with precision EF optics.
- Sharp, high-contrast images with UD lens elements and Super Spectra Coating.
- Constant f/4 maximum aperture.
- 4-stop optical Image Stabilizer.
- Silent, high-speed autofocus with full-time manual override.
- 9-blade circular aperture.
- Minimum focusing distance of 0.28m.
- Easy attachment of filters with non-rotating front element.
- Weather sealed against dust and moisture
On May 1st, Canon and the NYC College of Technology (City Tech) hosted a panel event about the dangers of counterfeits with experts from Canon, City Tech, Underwriters Laboratories, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and a Consumer Affairs Specialist. Watch the highlights from the event.
[via CanonUSA on Youtube]
I just got an email from a known source saying; stay ready for the next announcement it will be the Powershot SX60 HS IS.
Unfortunately there were no specs sent in by the source, and I doubt that the specs pointing out a 60x zoom I got the last time are accurate. Other rumors suggest a 100x zoom, and there is a patent leading in this direction. A zoom beyond 60x seems plausible to me. I am still sure the Powershot SX60 HS IS will be announced before summer 2014.
Just a small rumor saying the Powershot SX60 HS IS will be announced soon. Nothing more. For the time being.
All pictures used with permission, courtesy of Camera Pro AU.
With a thick and surprisingly responsive focus ring (the old Sigma 50mm was a struggle in manual) the new ART lens was a breeze to use and good for tricky situations. As far as comparing this to other 50s on the market, it is just as good if not better with focusing
About the value you get for the money:
The Sigma really is the best 50mm lens on the market, only slightly ousted by the Zeiss Otus in sharpness at the widest apertures, after this you have to be extremely good to tell apart two images side by side from both cameras and 99 of 100 people would not be able to split them. The Otus is nearly 5 times the price and did I mention that it is manual focus only
Sigma has upped their game in the past few years and some of the big Camera companies really need to take note. There is a new nifty fifty king on the market and while it is a heavy crown, it is one that is affordable and usable by commoners like myself. You just need to have a play with one of these. Get one in to your hands and wait for the smile to follow.
There is more in Camera Pro’s review (also sample pics).
To see all my coverage of this killer lens that sells at a killer price click here. The Sigma costs a fourth of the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 ($4000) and has a performance that comes seriously close to the Zeiss.
Canon announced 2 new wide angle lenses. The Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM and the EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM ultra-wide zoom lenses are scheduled to be available in June for estimated retail prices of $1,199.00 and $299.99, respectively.
- EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM ($299, pre-order at B&H Photo | Adorama)
- EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM ($1,199, pre-order at B&H Photo | Adorama)
Canon press release:
Canon Broadens Its Imaging Lineup with Two New EF Ultra Wide-Angle Zoom Lenses and White EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR Camera
High Performance Lenses Offer Optical Image Stabilizer and a Refined Compact Design; Lightweight EOS Rebel SL1 SLR Kit in White Available Soon
MELVILLE, N.Y., May 13, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce two new wide-angle lenses and a new white color model of the EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR camera, just in time for summer. The introduction of the new Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM and the EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM wide-angle zoom lenses provides Canon digital SLR camera users with the ability to capture stunning photographs and videos of spacious landscapes and many other iconic scenes. The EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM lens is the first L-series wide-angle zoom lens equipped with image stabilization, providing professional photographers with expanded creative options, especially in low light. The EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM wide-angle lens is an affordable option for entry-level DSLR users looking to enhance their images and videos with unique and creative perspectives.
Since its introduction in March 2013, the EOS Rebel SL1, the world’s smallest and lightest digital SLR camerai, has provided photographers of all levels with a high-performance digital SLR in a small, compact camera body. The new white EOS Rebel SL1 Camera Kit is complemented by a matching white EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens and offers a stylish alternative for photographers who like to stand out from the crowd.
“Having just reached a milestone of producing 100 million EF lenses, Canon is dedicated more than ever before to its heritage of creating outstanding optics for photographers of all levels,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM and EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM ultra-wide zoom lenses, when paired with Canon EOS Digital SLR cameras, are powerful tools that can enhance any photographer’s creativity. And new to the U.S. market, the white EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR camera with its companion white lens, provides users with high-quality images in a small, compact body that is easy to bring along on all their summer adventures.”
EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
Fully compatible with all EOS Digital SLR cameras including full-frame models like the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 6D Digital SLR cameras, the compact and lightweight EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM ultra wide-angle zoom lens offers high image quality and an Optical Image Stabilizer (IS) for shake correction up to four shutter speed stepsii, making handheld shooting possible in dimly lit scenes where camera shake can occur. In addition, an intelligent CPU in the lens automatically selects the optimal IS mode by recognizing differences between normal handheld shots and panning. This technological advancement supports a greater range of creative expression for photographers in otherwise difficult shooting situations, such as dark indoor scenes where flash photography is prohibited, or in places where a tripod cannot be used, or when shooting at low ISO speeds.
The EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM ultra wide-angle zoom lens features newly developed, high quality Canon optics that incorporate three GMo (Glass-Molded) aspheric lens elements, including a large-diameter aspheric lens, which help improve image quality by correcting aberrations. Two additional UD lens elements help reduce chromatic aberration from edge to edge throughout the entire zoom range for excellent image quality with high resolution and contrast. The lens also features enhanced fluorine lens coatings on the front and rear lens surfaces to repel dust particles and help ensure superb color balance while minimizing ghosting. The inner focusing and ring USM offer silent, fast and accurate autofocusing. Full-time manual focus adjustment is available in autofocus (AF) mode. A nine-blade circular aperture creates beautiful, soft backgrounds. A new compact four-group zoom system provides a minimum focusing distance of 0.28m/11 inches throughout the zoom range and a maximum magnification of 0.23x at the telephoto end for outstanding performance.
EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
Created to be a great companion lens for the Canon EOS 70D, EOS Rebel T5i, EOS Rebel SL1 and other EOS Digital SLR cameras with APS-C size image sensors, the EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM lens expands Canon’s line of Stepping Motor (STM) lenses. For entry-level users, this affordable wide-angle lens offers the ability to shoot creative, high-quality images and video in tight indoor locations such as a cozy corner table in a restaurant or unique vacation photos where the subject is close up, yet the surrounding area can still fill the frame.
The EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM ultra wide-angle zoom lens features a compact and lightweight design with an Optical Image Stabilizer for shake correction up to four shutter speed stepsiii, enabling handheld shooting in low light. The lens’ stepping motor and newly designed focus mechanism are ideal for Canon EOS Movie Servo AF (available on EOS 70D, EOS Rebel T5i and EOS Rebel SL1 cameras) to provide smooth, quiet and continuous autofocusing during video shooting, as well as when taking photos.
The EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM ultra-wide zoom lens features one UD lens element to help reduce chromatic aberration throughout the zoom range for excellent image quality with high resolution and contrast. It also features enhanced multi-layer lens coatings to help ensure superb color balance while minimizing ghosting and flare, while a seven-blade circular aperture creates beautiful, soft backgrounds.
Compared to the EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM wide-angle lens, the EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM ultra wide-angle zoom lens is nearly 20% smaller and 38% lighter. When combined with a compact digital SLR, such as the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 camera, the smaller size makes it very convenient to carry with the camera when traveling. The compact four-group zoom optical system provides a maximum magnification of 0.15x at the telephoto end. The wide-angle zoom range of the new EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM is a perfect complement to the currently available EF-S 18-55mm IS and EF-S 55-250mm IS STM zoom lenses.
The Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM and the EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM ultra-wide zoom lenses are scheduled to be available in June for estimated retail prices of $1,199.00 and $299.99, respectively. For more information about Canon EF Lenses visit: www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup.
The Canon EOS Rebel SL1 and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens kit in white is scheduled to be available at the end of June for an estimated retail price of $749.99. For more information about the white Canon EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR Camera kit and the full list of product specifications, visit www.usa.canon.com/eos.