June 17, 2014
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New Canon DPP 4.0 And EOS Utility Officially Announced (available June 26)

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The new Canon DPP 4.0

Canon Japan announced that Canon’s new photo software DPP 4.0 and an also new version of EOS Utility will be available for download starting June 26. The update is free, and according to Canon it is s “significant update”.

Machine translated text of the press release after the break.

[via DCI]

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June 17, 2014
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Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Construction And MFT Charts

Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM

EF-M 55-200mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens construction

Canon Japan posted the lens construction and MFT charts for the new EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM for EOS M systems.

[via DicaHub]

EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM MFT charts

  • Compactness and precision image quality is achieved through a new type of 5-group zoom system making use of short back focus and aspheric lens
  • Uses a UD lens to correct chromatic aberration for excellent image quality throughout the zoom range
  • The focusing mechanism employs a stepping motor and lead screw to provide quiet and smooth movie servo AF for shooting movies
  • Image Stabilizer equivalent to a shutter speed 3.5 settings faster
  • Maintains the EF-M lens design concept of projecting from the mount in a straight form
  • Lens disposition and coatings are optimized to minimize ghosting and flare
  • Uses a 7-blade circular aperture for exquisite blurred areas
  • Fast autofocus is achieved for still images using a rear focus system, high-speed CPU, and optimized AF algorithm
Angle of view (horizontal, vertical, diagonal) 23 ° 20 ‘~ 6 ° 30′ · 15 ° 40 ‘~ 4 ° 20′ · 27 ° 50 ‘~ 7 ° 50′
Lens constitution 17 pieces in 11 groups
Number of blades diaphragm 7 pieces
Minimum aperture 2-32
Minimum focusing distance 1m
Maximum magnification 0.21 times
Filter diameter 52mm
Maximum length × diameter φ60.9 × 86.5 mm
Weight 260g
Camera shake compensation effect 3.5 stages
(CIPA guideline compliant)

 

June 17, 2014
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Officially Announced: Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM For EOS M

Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM

Leaked yesterday, Canon’s new EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM for the EOS M system (price & specs) is officially presented on Canon’s New Zealand site:

A compact telephoto zoom lens that inherits the EF-M lens design and portability.

With design and portability characteristics of the EOS M series, you can easily enjoy the world of telephoto zoom lens shooting in a compact and lightweight body with the EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM. This EF-M lens features a built-in Image Stabilizer so you can capture images from a distance in sharp, crisp quality and a built-in stepping motor (STM) for silent and smooth Autofocus. Used in combination with an EF-M standard lens, a wide range of shooting scenes can be covered with the EOS M series.

There is a product brochure you can download here.. Sample pics are also available, click here and scroll down.

  • Compactness and precision image quality is achieved through a new type of 5-group zoom system making use of short back focus and aspheric lens
  • Uses a UD lens to correct chromatic aberration for excellent image quality throughout the zoom range
  • The focusing mechanism employs a stepping motor and lead screw to provide quiet and smooth movie servo AF for shooting movies
  • Image Stabilizer equivalent to a shutter speed 3.5 settings faster
  • Maintains the EF-M lens design concept of projecting from the mount in a straight form
  • Lens disposition and coatings are optimized to minimize ghosting and flare
  • Uses a 7-blade circular aperture for exquisite blurred areas
  • Fast autofocus is achieved for still images using a rear focus system, high-speed CPU, and optimized AF algorithm
Focal length 55-200mm
Max Aperture f/4.5-6.3
Lens Construction 17 elements in 11 groups
Aperture Blades 7
Minimum Focusing Distance 1.0m
Maximum Magnification 0.21x
Dimensions 60.9 x 86.5mm
Weight Approx. 260g
Included Accessories Lens cap E-52 II, Lens dust cap EB
June 16, 2014
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New Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens For EOS M System Coming In Few Days

EF-M 55-200mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM

Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens will be announced in a few days

Digicame-info (translated) spotted the leak.

EF-M 55-200mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM

– […] molded aspherical lens and one UD lens
–  22% shorter compared to the EF-S 55-250mm IS STM
– 31% lighter than the EF-S 55-250mm IS STM
– image stabilisation up to 4 stops
– Faster AF thru optimisation of the algorithm of the drive system
– Full-time manual focus
– Hood ET-54B

The EF-M 55-200mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM is compact and lightweight lens, 22% shorter and 31% lighter than the EF-S 55-250mm IS STM. The lens weights 260g and has a total length of 87mm. Appears to be a pretty compact and light tele zoom. And with optimised AF speed. Great news for EOS M owners. And no one saw it come ;-)

Let’s hope Canon will release this lens world-wide, and not just for the Asian market as they did with the EOS M2.

[via DCI]

June 14, 2014
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Canon Acquires Milestone to Make Major Advance in Network Video Surveillance Business

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Canon press release:

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 13, 2014 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced Canon Europe has signed an agreement to acquire Denmark-based Milestone Systems A/S, a world leading provider of open platform video management software, via its subsidiary Canon Europa N.V. The new combination will create a formidable player in the fast growing network video surveillance market by combining the strengths of Canon’s innovative imaging technology with Milestone’s best-in-class video management software expertise.

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June 13, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM – $385

Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6

Adorama has the Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM lens on sale for $385 after using coupon code 1SIGMASALE at checkout. Offer expires 6/17.

June 13, 2014
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Canon EOS 6D Tutorials: Auto-Options and Image Quality (Canon videos)

CanonUSA on YouTube posted 2 tutorial videos for EOS 6D owners. Image Quality (above) and Auto-Options (below).

Canon EOS 6D price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

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