June 4, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon PIXMA MG7120 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One Printer – $99 (Amazon)



Amazon has the  Canon PIXMA MG7120 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One Printer on sale for just $99 (instead of $199). Good deal.

  • PIXMA Printing Solutions (PPS) lets you print directly from Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, Flickr, Dropbox
  • 3.5″ Touchscreen LCD and Intelligent Touch System – only the buttons you need illuminate
  • Compatible with Individual/Combo CLI-251 XL Ink Tanks (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Grey, Black) & PGI-250 XL Pigment Black Ink Tanks. Only Replace The Inks That Run Out!
  • AirPrint: Print wirelessly and effortlessly from your compatible iPhone?, iPad?, or iPod touch?- no drivers needed!
  • Superior 9600 x 2400 dpi photo resolution and gray ink. Load plain and photo paper right into of the printer at the same time!
June 4, 2014
Posted in Reviews

Nanoha x5 5:1 Super Macro Lens Review (LensVid)

The folks at LensVid reviewed a very unique lens, the Nanoha x5 super macro lens with a 5:1 magnification.

The review is also an excellent introduction to super macro photography. It’s a long article with many samples, very well done. The (hand-made) Nanoha x5 is available for the Canon EOS M mount, and sells for $499 (B&H Photo | Adorama). A super-specialised studio lens that will not break your bank.


The leds in front are charged via USB

From LensVid’s conclusion:

During our time with the lens the Nanoha functioned exceptionally well. The build quality was very good, its small and relatively light and its optical quality was very good even at a closed aperture […]

Like more or less any lens, the Nanoha has some drawbacks as well. The most obvious one is its short working distance. If we measure from the front of the plastic element (where the LEDs are located) you get only about 5 mm to your subject. We definitely believe that this distance should be increased (4-5 cm is much more sensible). A second drawback, although arguably less important, has to do with the range of the macro magnification. While the Canon MP-E 65mm goes from 1:1 up to 5:1, the Nanoha 5X can only do 4:1 up to 5:1 […]

To sum things up, the Nanoha 5X is a pretty unique lens with a very specific target audience. If you already have some experience with super macro, reversed lenses, extension tubes etc. and anything beyond 1:1 macro magnification and you are using (or considering) going mirrorless, the Nanoha will be a useful high quality option with a price tag that will not break the bank […]

Be sure to check the many sample pics that come with the review. If you own a Canon EOS M and would like to explore super macro photography, then this is the lens for you.

[via LensVid]

June 4, 2014
Posted in News, Tips

Canon EF Lenses 101 Video – Lens Accessories

CanonUSA on YouTube posted the last video of the Canon EF Lenses 101 series: Lens Accessories.

Photographer and educator Matt Kloskowski takes a look at some lens accessories gives some helpful tips about how to care for your lenses. In this final video on the Canon EF 101 series, you’ll discover lens hoods, filters, extenders and more.

June 3, 2014
Posted in News

Canon To Exhibit Latest Digital Cinema Technologies At The 2014 Cine Gear Expo In Los Angeles

2014 Cine Gear Expo

Highlights Include Demonstrations of the New CINE-SERVO Zoom Lens and DP-V3010 4K Reference Display, and In-Depth Seminars and Workshops

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 29, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its full line of professional motion picture equipment at the 2014 Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles, CA from June 6-7, 2014. At Booth 12, Canon will offer visitors the opportunity to demo Canon Cinema EOS and DSLR cameras, Canon HD Video Camcorders, and Canon optics, including the new CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95 zoom lens. Canon will also exhibit cinema workflow solutions including the EOS C300 and EOS C100 Digital Cinema Cameras featuring the Dual Pixel CMOS AF Feature Upgrade, new XF205 and XF200 Professional Camcorders, and the DP-V3010 4K Reference Display, now available for purchase.

Industry Seminars
Canon will host three informative seminars featuring renowned cinematographers and industry leaders, who will showcase their work created using Canon equipment, while sharing their best practices and real-world insights into the art and craft of cinematography.

The seminar schedule is as follows:

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June 3, 2014
Posted in Patents

Canon Patent Visually Guides You While Manually Focusing


To be honest I am not 100% sure I got this right, since I read Google’s automatic translation.

However, Egami (translated) spotted a patent filed by Canon that visually guides you thru the in camera display system while manual focusing (fine focusing, I suppose). Any help to better understand this patent would be appreciated.

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-89329
    • Publication date 2014.5.15
    • Filing date 2012.10.30
  • Canon patents
    • I get information on the rotation direction of the focus ring
    • I get the image of the near side and the image of the far side of the optimum than the current position
    • I displays an image corresponding to the direction of rotation of the focus ring
    • Upon detecting the rotation of the focus ring, to release the image display
June 2, 2014
Posted in Deals

Save Big On Sandisk 128GB Memory Cards (only today)


One day deal for Sandisk memory cards at B&H Photo – click here to see the deals.

June 2, 2014
Posted in Tips

How To Take Care Of Your Camera (Canon Call Center Video)

Watch Holly from the Canon Call Center as she shares common recommendations to help you take good care of your Canon cameras and lenses. For more information, visit:http://usa.canon.com/support