March 20, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Another Mention Of Canon’s High Megapixel DSLR (75MP, and to be announced soon) – Update

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After a while I got an email with some new tidbits about the long rumored high megapixel Canon DSLR. The interesting fact: 75MP are again mentioned as the possible sensor resolution, while the most recent rumors were all referring to a 45MP sensor. The rumors referring to a 75MP sensor were mentioning a Non Bayer Multilayer sensor.

It is not clear if the 75MP are the full output resolution or if the sensor has 2 photodiodes for each pixel (like Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology). A previous rumor suggested that 75MP are a ‘total usable photo site count’. In the past Canon filed a patent for a 3 layer, Foveon image sensor. Since this kind of sensor uses 3 layers for each color, the effective resolution could be 25MP (as pointed out by a reader in the comments section).

The big megapixel DSLR should be announced soon, so says the rumor. Does soon mean at the NAB Show 2014 in Las Vegas (4/5-4/11)? I can’t say that, but it could be. If this megapixel monster is thought for videography, then NAB 2014 could be the stage to announce it. All this comes from a new source, so the usual grain of salt is required.

In any case, Canon will announce at least one new DSLR at NAB 2014, and it should be a Cinema EOS camera. I think we will soon know more. Stay tuned.

Update: Others also had word that Canon will announce at least one camera at NAB 2014 (if not 2 cameras). The reported rumour also suggests that it will be a Cinema EOS camera (said to have CFast 2.0 and PL mount version). There may also be an important firmware update for the Canon EOS-1D C (B&H | Adorama). That’s a bit strange since the latest firmware update for the 1D C was a few months ago (november 2013).

March 19, 2014
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Canon Deals: EF 70-200mm f/4L IS And EF 85mm f/1.2L II

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Two Canon lens deals at Adorama, both get 2% rewards and ship free in the US.

  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS on sale for $1,148 after a $150 mail-in rebate. Note: the price drops to $1,298 when the item is added to the cart, the you claim the $150 MIR.
  • Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II on sale for $2039 after a $150 mail-in rebate. Note: the price drops to $2,189 when the item is added to the cart, the you claim the $150 MIR.
March 19, 2014
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New Samyang Teaser For Upcoming Lenses (10mm f/2.8 or 35mm with AF?)

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A new teaser for the lenses Samyang is supposed to announce on March 21st showed up on Samyang Korea’s Facebook page.

According to DicaHub (translated), a new page has been put online at Samyang Korea, and it’s a page dedicated to the 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens. So, we still do not know what lenses Samyang will announce on Friday, a 35mm with auto-focus is also rumored.

At least the rumor about Samyang’s new logo was true, as you can see in the image above.

Samyang’s new logo

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Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS

March 19, 2014
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Deal: Canon EOS 6D w/ 24-105mm f/4L IS – $1999 (Amazon and other authorised retailers)

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Once again the Canon EOS 6D kit with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens is on sale for just $1999 at all major retailers. That’s a killer price for this kit, even more if you consider that these are authorised Canon retailers. Note: the final price shows up when the item is added to the cart. This offer will not last long.

Canon EOS 6D with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS on sale for $1999 at (click shop name): Amazon | Adorama | B&H Photo

Today Canon released a firmware update for the EOS 6D.

Specifications and description after the break.

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March 19, 2014
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Limited Time: Canon EOS 60D w/ 18-135mm IS – $909/€797

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For a limited time DigitalRev has the Canon EOS 60D with EF-S 18-135mm IS  lens on sale for $909/€797.

Please note that the price above is computed for Germany and the USA. The price for other EU countries may be slightly different. In any case all custom taxes and shipping costs are inclusive for EU and Asia customers. US customers have to check if there are customs since it depends by the state.


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March 19, 2014
Posted in Reviews

New Canon EF Lenses 101 Video – STM Lenses

CanonUSA on YouTube posted part 3 of the 9 parts series about Canon EF lenses, this video is about STM lenses:

Canon STM lenses have stepping motors that allow you to focus quietly and follow your subject smoothly. Photographer and educator Matt Kloskowski demonstrates the quiet smoothness of Canon’s STM technology.

See the first 2 videos here.

March 19, 2014
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Canon Releases New Firmware For EOS 6D (ver. 1.1.4)

Canon released a new firmware version for the Canon EOS 6D (price & specs). The update fixes a problem with the EOS Utility and some errors with German and Korean language. The firmware update can be downloaded here.

Affected Product
EOS 6D Digital SLR Cameras

Details
Firmware Version 1.1.4 incorporates the following fixes:

1. Fixes a phenomenon in which some images cannot be transferred to mobile devices running the EOS Remote app.
2. Corrects an error in the German language Feature Guide.
3. Corrects an error in the Korean language Feature Guide.

Firmware Version 1.1.4 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.1.3. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.1.4, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

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