Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT Flash And Canon EF-M 28MM f/3.5 MACRO IS STM Lens officially announced

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Canon announced their new Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT Flash and the first macro lens for the EOS M system, the Canon EF-M 28MM f/3.5 MACRO IS STM with built-in LEDs. The Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT is scheduled to be available through authorized Canon dealers in June 2016 for an estimated retail price of $579.99. Canon’s EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens is scheduled to be available through authorized Canon dealers in June for an estimated retail price of $299.99.

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Canon press release:

Accessorize This Spring With The Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT Flash And Canon EF-M 28MM f/3.5 MACRO IS STM Lens With Built-In Macro Lites And Image Stabilizer

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 11, 2016 – Spring is all about having the right look and Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is giving photographers of all levels two new options that can improve their creativity and versatility; the Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT flash and the Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens.

Photographers looking to take rapid-fire flash images will appreciate the improved recycling time in the new Canon Speedlite-600EX II-RT flash. Those looking to explore the world of macro photography will appreciate the stylish compact look of the new Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens, the first EF-M Macro Lens for the Canon EOS M Camera System, which features Image Stabilization and a pair of built-in miniature Macro Lites to enhance image quality during close-up photography.

The Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT flash Offers Improved Recycling Time and More

The Speedlite 600EX II-RT flash is compatible with most EOS cameras. It replaces Canon’s top-of-the-line Speedlite 600EX-RT, and improves recycling time by approximately 1.1 to 1.5 times* during continuous flash shooting when using AA batteries and up to 2 times* when adding the new optional Compact Battery Pack CP-E4N.Additional Speedlite 600EX II-RT flash features include:

  • Zoom flash head covers wide focal length range of 20–200mm; maximum guide number is 197 ft./60m at ISO 100, making Speedlite 600EX II-RT flash the most powerful flash unit in the EOS system.
  • Wireless flash shooting support is available for both radio and optical transmission with compatible Canon Speedlites, offering users greater functional range when using flash.
  • Multiple flash system support allows control of up to five groups of compatible Canon Speedlites.
  • Dust- and water-resistant body for reliable operation in harsh environments.
  • Flash-readiness indicator on the display panel, simplified button and dial operation and variable manual flash output.
  • New, specially designed accessories supplied include a built-in bounce adapter, plus SCF-E3 hard-type color filter sets, and a soft case. The new Compact Battery Pack CP-E4N is available as an optional accessory for faster recycling time and more flashes per charge.
  • Illuminated dot matrix LCD panel for enhanced display information, including flash mode and usable distance ranges plus C.Fn (Custom Function) and P.Fn (Personal Function) settings.

First Macro Lens in the Canon EF-M lens series

Photographers looking for a compact, lightweight macro lens should look no further than the Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens, the first Canon Macro Lens specifically designed for the EOS M Camera System.

The new lens features a pair of built-in miniature Macro Lite electronic flash units that illuminate close-up subjects as needed, helping to freeze movement, enhance color accuracy and provide a better sense of depth and dimension. Two curved flash units surround the front element of the lens, with the ability to illuminate both simultaneously, or one at a time. Users are also able to adjust the brightness of the Macro Lites between “bright” and “dim” settings.

The standard focusing range of the Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens extends from infinity to life-size (1 time). Additionally, a Super Macro Mode allows shooting at even higher magnifications up to 1.2 times. This feature allows you to capture smaller details that really make your subjects stand out against the background.

Additional features of the Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens include:

  • Hybrid IS, the same feature as found on Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens, helps reduce camera shake for enjoyable handheld photography.
  • Stepping motor (lead screw-type STM) helps provide smooth and quiet focusing operation when taking photos, and near-silence when shooting videos.
  • One UD lens and two aspherical lenses** help deliver outstanding image quality at all distance settings by reducing chromatic and spherical aberrations.
  • Angle of view similar to a 45mm standard lens (35mm equivalent) provides flexible image capture of various subjects and scenes at macro distances and beyond.
  • Tapered lens top shape makes it easy to capture high-quality images at close range without casting shadows.

The Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT electronic flash unit is scheduled to be available through authorized Canon dealers in June 2016 for an estimated retail price of $579.991. Canon’s EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens is scheduled to be available through authorized Canon dealers in June for an estimated retail price of $299.991.

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Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT image and more detailed specifications leaked [CW5]

Speedlite 600EX II-RT

Image and more specifications of the upcoming Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT leaked over the web.

  • Guide number is a 200mm 60 (ISO100)
  • Cover the angle of view of 20-200mm (wide panel when using: 14mm)
  • Auto zoom, manual zoom
  • Head 90 degrees upward, 7 degrees in the downward direction, 180 degrees moving to the left and right direction
  • Custom Function 15 (36 settings)
  • Personal function 6 (12 settings)
  • Dust and water resistant
  • The size of 78.7mm x 143.2mm x 122.7mm
  • Weight 435 g
  • External battery pack CP-E4N
  • Adoption of a strong material to heat. Continuous emission number in comparison with the old model is a 50% increase. Battery Pack CP-E4N when using twice the continuous emission is possible
  • The liquid crystal panel of the dot matrix type
  • New charge indicator
  • New accessories: color filter SCF-E30R1, SCF-E30R2. Bounce adapter SBA-E3
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Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM images leaked [CW5]

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So, here is the first macro lens for the EOS M system, the EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM with built-in LED lights.

The EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM seems to have a compact and retractable design (you can see the switch). The specifications leaked earlier today:

  • The world’s lightest macro lens
  • Image stabilisation (IS)
  • Hybrid IS
  • Standard lens of conversion 45mm corresponding to the flexible for a variety of subject
  • Built-in macro light. It can automatically illuminate when needed
  • Maximum magnification is 1.2 times
  • AF motor stepper motor
  • One UD lens and two aspheric lenses

The EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM will be announced very soon. Stay tuned…

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Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT specs leaked [CW5]

Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT Specs Leaked [CW5]

Specification of the upcoming replacement for the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT surfaced on the web, it’s the Speedlite 600EX II-RT (sorry no pics so far)

  • Cover the angle of view of 20mm-200mm
  • Guide number is 197ft / 60m (ISO100)
  • Continuous emission is 1.5 times faster from 1.1 (CP-E4N 2 times faster at the time of use)
  • You can control the flash of up to 5 groups
  • Dust and water resistant (weather sealed)
  • New design of the accessories group
  • Dot matrix type liquid crystal panel of
  • 15 types of custom fine action
  • 6 types of personal function
  • Also it can rotate 180 degrees in either direction

The announcement is a matter of a few days, stay tuned…

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