January 27, 2014
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Canon Patent for Curved Diaphragm

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Egami (translated) spotted another patent filed by Canon (we had more Canon patents lately: 1 | 2 | 3).

The patent refers to the implementation of a curved diaphragm. I guess this could be very useful for miniaturization purposes. Is there another super-small DSLR like the Rebel Sl1 (price & specs) coming?

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-13363,2014-13365
    • Publication date 2014.1.23
    • Filing date 2012.6.6
  • Canon patents
    • The iris of the dome-shaped
January 26, 2014
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Deal: Canon EOS 70D Super-Charged Kit – $2449 (and Sandisk deals)

EOS 70D

Adorama has a super-charged Canon EOS 70D bundle on sale for $2449 (compare to $3036). Free shipping and 2% rewards.

The kit contains:

  • EOS 70D body
  • EF-S 18-135mm IS STM lens
  • EF 70-300MM f/4-5.6 IS USM lens
  • EF 40 f/2.8 STM pancake lens
  • Canon 600EX-RT SPEEDLITE
  • Sandisk 32GB Extreme SDHC 45MB/S Class 10
  • Lowepro ADVENTURA 170 shoulder case

 

Adorama also has some Sandisk memory card deals going on (free shipping, exp 2/8):

  • SanDisk 16GB Extreme Compact Flash Memory Card, Transfer speed up to 120MB/s on sale for $49.65 (instead of $50.95)
  • SanDisk 32GB Extreme Compact Flash Memory Card, Transfer speed up to 120MB/s on sale for $74.95 (instead of $84.95)
  • SanDisk 64GB Extreme Compact Flash Memory Card, Transfer speed up to 120MB/s on sale for $129.95 (instead of $149.95)
  • SanDisk 128GB Extreme Compact Flash Memory Card, – Transfer speed up to 120MB/s on sale for $263.95 (instead of $289.95)

 

January 26, 2014
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Deal: Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 – $319

 Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 buydig on eBay (99.4% positive ratings) has the Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 wide-angle lens on sale for $319. New item, USA warranty.

 

January 25, 2014
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Canon EOS-1D X Firmware Update Article By Canon Digital Learning Center

EOS-1D X Firmware

Two weeks ago Canon released an important firmware update for the Canon EOS-1D X. This is a big update that brings improvements for auto-focus, exposure control, and more.

The Canon Digital Learning Center published a long and detailed article to explain all what you need to know about the firmware update. The highlights that come with the update:

  • Autofocus: improve low-light focus capability when tracking moving subjects in AI Servo AF
  • Autofocus: expanded range of Accel./Decel. Tracking settings toimprove AI Servo AF stability when focus-tracking subjects moving at a consistent speed.
  • AF point management: Orientation Linked AF adds a new option toregister only AF points rather than AF point plus area; Auto AF point selection in AI Servo can now start from the same AF point used last during Manual AF point selection.
  • Exposure control: Make Auto ISO even more viable (two important new changes), and a new option to maintain consistent manual exposure, even if aperture changes (such as if a tele extender is removed and shooting immediately begins after it’s removed)
  • Customization: New “back-button” options to instantly change AF characteristics on-the-fly
January 25, 2014
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How To Get Notified When The Samyang 10mm f/2.8 Will Be Available

Samyang 10mm

In December 2013 Samyang announced a new, exiting ultra-wide angle lens, the Samyang 10mm f/2.8 The lens will be available for Canon’s EF and EF-M mount (among other mount types). For some sample pics head over to Samyang’s website.

The lens is not yet available for pre-order, but you can get notified when you can order it:

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January 25, 2014
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Canon Patent for 11-24mm f/4 Lens

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Egami (translated) spotted a patent filed by Canon for an 11-24mm f/4 wide-angle lens for full-frame sensors.

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-10286
    • Publication date 2014.1.20
    • Filing date 2012.6.29
  • Example 1
    • Zoom ratio 2.06
    • Focal length f = 11.30-18.00-23.30mm
    • Fno. 4.10
    • Half angle ω = 62.42-50.24-42.88mm
    • Image height Y = 21.64mm
    • 172.19-161.28-162.86mm overall length of the lens
    • BF 38.82-52.31-63.15mm
January 24, 2014
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Warning: Canon EOS 6D – $1350

Well, that’s a hell of a deal (thanks Bobe)!

  Top Rated Plus eBay seller 6ave (99.2% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 6D on sale for $1349.99. New item, free shipping. Limited quantity.

 

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