February 18, 2014
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Sigma 24-105mm F/4 DG OS HSM Back In Stock At B&H Photo

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The Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM lens is back in stock at B&H Photo for $899 (limited stock). This is the lens DxOMark called the new reference standard for professionals. See all the Sigma 24-105mm f/4 coverage here.

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February 18, 2014
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Warning: Canon EOS 5D Mark III – $2550

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That’s a killer deal! Top Rated Plus eBay seller 6ave (99.2% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III for ridiculous $2549.99. Free shipping in the US. if you are on the fence for the 5D3, then this is a good chance to get it for a steal. Compare to $3,083.37 on Amazon.

February 18, 2014
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Canon Dominates World Press Photo Award

This is a pretty interesting infographic made by the people at hastalosmegapixeles. The graphic shows a breakdown of the cameras used for the World Press Photo 2014 awards, won by Canon photographer John Stanmeyer. Canon dominates.

58% of the cameras used are Canon cameras, 28% are Nikon cameras. Canon is prominent with the Canon EOS-1D X (8%), the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (7%), and even with the relatively old Canon EOS 5D Mark II (7%). No surprise here: Canon rules the professional photographers world.

Nice to see that an entry-level camera, the Canon Rebel T3/EOS 1100D, is also part of the game (1%). The original article (translated) claims that 86% of the winners used Canon gear, but I can not see it in the info graphic. Finally, there is still people using film (2%), and mirrorless cameras do not appear to play any role (3%), but some are using compact cameras (2%).

[via The Phoblographer]

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February 18, 2014
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Moving Portraits Of Fashion Industry’s Famous People Shot In 4K With The Canon EOS C500

Canon’s commitment to the fashion world is well known. The Canon Professional Network published an article/interview with Canon Explorer Clive Booth about filming leading people in the fashion world:

For a new series of moving portraits looking under the skin of some of the fashion industry’s most famous and influential people, photographer, filmmaker and Canon Explorer Clive Booth turned to the Cinema EOS C500 Digital Cinema Camera. For the first film in the series – focusing on fashion designer Henry Holland – he was looking to take advantage of the C500’s 4K shooting capabilities, and a whole lot more. Clive Booth tells CPN writer James Morris about his long-standing relationship with the Canon EOS System, and how the C500 has enabled shooting capabilities that weren’t possible before…

The video above is the first film in the series, and the film is a portrait of fashion designer Henry Holland. You may be more interested to see the behind the scenes video, which can be seen here (scroll down to the bottom).

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February 18, 2014
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Canon Is Not Interested In Retro Design (official statement, no rumor)

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Some days ago I posted a download link for a brochure entitled ”Story of the PowerShot G1 X Mark II Development”. The brochure gives an interesting insight into the design and development philosophy Canon embraced for the new Powershot G1 X II.  The G1 X II can be pre-ordered for $799 and is expected to ship in April-May 2014.

The brochure contains a detail that confirms a rumor I posted back in November 2013, i.e. that Canon is not interested in retro design for their cameras. On page 14 of the brochure you can read that…

currently there is a trend towards designing premium compact cameras like classic cameras. However, Canon has kept its distance from this trend. As a result, the design is not pretentious, and it also does not look like a so-called compact camera, and achieves a great balance between traditional and new.

More after the break.

[the.me via Photo Rumors]

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February 18, 2014
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Canon Celebrates A Year In Fashion (and the power of image)

Canon press release:

‘Canon: A Year in Fashion’ documentary celebrates the power of image in fashion
London, 12 February, 2014 – Canon Europe, world leader in imaging solutions has today released ‘Canon: A Year in Fashion’ a documentary film celebrating the integral relationship between images and fashion. The film launches today to build excitement in the run up to London Fashion Week February 2014, which Canon is the Official Sponsor of for the ninth year.
Presented by Andy Torres, the blogger from StyleScrapbook.com, the film tells the story of the relationship between photography and fashion as seen by those working behind the scenes – from photographer, filmmaker and Canon Explorer Clive Booth,  photographer Tony Wellington,  through to leading designer Henry Holland and Caroline Rush, CEO of the British Fashion Council. The film also features those who are just about to enter the fashion industry – the young student photographers who shot catwalk shows from the photographers’ pit for the first time in 2013.James Leipnik, Chief of Communication, Canon Europe, Middle East and Africa, commented: “We are very proud to present the ‘Canon: A Year in Fashion’ documentary to those who share our passion for fashion and the power of image. The new film gives great insights into the creative work that goes on behind the scenes of London Fashion Week and shines a bright spotlight on talented professionals whose work we all admire; and through social media, we can now share it with a wider audience than ever before.”

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