February 7, 2014
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Canon Congratulates Imaging Professionals Who Captured Best Super Bowl Moments

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Canon press release:

Canon Congratulates the Team of Imaging Professionals Who Captured the Iconic Moments of the Big Game

MELVILLE, N.Y., February 6, 2014 – On February 2nd imaging professionals from across the country gathered in New Jersey to cover the big game between teams from Seattle and Denver. Prepared to battle the potential elements, these professionals provided football fans with images documenting monumental moments and plays that can be watched, enjoyed and relived for years to come.

“We are honored to have seen so many photographers using our equipment to capture images of the big game this past weekend. Canon is committed to ensuring our products and support live up to the needs and expectations of our customers, and it is always humbling to see Canon equipment being used in such high profile events,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.

Canon U.S.A., Inc. was on site in New Jersey with its Canon Professional Services (CPS) team to provide these professionals with convenient access to support personnel, equipment maintenance, and product loans. “I have personally been impressed with Canon’s proactive, prompt and thoughtful support for professionals,” said Tom Hauck, freelance sports photographer who photographed the game and has shot over 350 professional football games in his career. “Before the game, I sent all my gear to Canon’s Irvine service facility to be cleaned and checked and I got everything back in about two days. And at the game, Canon’s CPS staff was on site providing information on how to better understand and get the most from my equipment as well as peace of mind.”

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February 7, 2014
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Replacement For Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS Set To Be Announced Soon?

A new rumor suggests Canon may announce the replacement for the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS in the next weeks, possibly the last week of February or the first week of March. Availability may not be immediate. Take with a grain of salt.

The EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS has just been examined by DxOMark. A replacement is long overdue.

[via CR]

 

February 6, 2014
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Tamron Announces 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di VC Lens For Full-Frame DSLRs

 

28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD

Second announcement for Tamron today, after the 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 for APS-C DSLRs.

Tamron press release:

Tamron is developing an advanced new all-in-one™ wide-angle to telephoto zoom lens for full-frame DSLR cameras

Innovative all-in-one™ zoom integrates state-of-the-art optical design, PZD (Piezo Drive)*1 and Tamron’s exclusive VC (Vibration Compensation)*² system to achieve superb image quality in a remarkably compact, lightweight package.

February 6, 2014, Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Morio Ono), a leading manufacturer of precision optics, has announced the development of 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD (Model A010), an advanced new all-in-one™ zoom lens for full-frame DSLR cameras. The lens sample will be on display at the Tamron booth at the CP+ 2014, which will be held from February 13 to 16 in Yokohama, Japan.

Since the launch in 1992 of the 28-200mm (Model 71D) high-power zoom lens – which featured a revolutionary compact, lightweight design – Tamron has been continually expanding its portfolio of world class optics to benefit consumers.

Having revolutionized the optical design of the previous 28-300mm (Model A20), Tamron is developing a powerful new, high-power zoom lens for full-frame DSLR cameras that enhances image quality and incorporates the PZD (Piezo Drive)*¹—a standing-wave ultrasonic motor system optimized for swift, quiet AF—and the acclaimed VC (Vibration Compensation)*² mechanism in an amazingly compact configuration.

Featuring a new, sophisticated external finish, this lens complements the performance and style of full-frame DSLRs, while delivering the practical advantages of an all-in-one™ zoom lens.

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February 6, 2014
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Tamron Announces New Superzoom Lens For APS-C (16-300mm F/3.5-6.3)

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Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO (Model B016)

Tamron announced a new 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 lens for APS-C DSLRs. Price and availability to be announced.

Tamron press release:

Tamron is developing a cutting-edge high-power zoom lens, with expanded focal lengths at both wide-angle and telephoto ends of the zoom range, providing the world’s first* a zoom ratio of approximately 18.8X.

16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO (Model B016)

A high-performance, high-power zoom lens that delivers focal lengths extending from an unprecedented 16mm at the wide-angle end up to a long-range telephoto 300mm! 

Incorporates PZD (Piezo Drive)*1 and Tamron’s exclusive VC (Vibration Compensation)*2 system to further enhance the real-world performance of this next-generation “all-round lens”, which makes taking photographs more convenient and enjoyable.

February 6, 2014, Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Morio Ono), a leading manufacturer of precision optics, has announced the development of an advanced new all-in-one™ zoom lens exclusively for digital SLR cameras with APS-C size image sensors that provides an amazing 18.8X zoom ratio. The lens sample will be on display at the Tamron booth at the CP+ 2014, which will be held from February 13 to 16 in Yokohama, Japan.

Since the launch in 1992 of the 28-200mm (Model 71D) high-power zoom lens – which featured a revolutionary compact, lightweight design – Tamron has been continually expanding its portfolio of world-class optics to benefit consumers.

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February 6, 2014
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Canon Celebrates 70 Million EOS DSLRs

Canon press release:

Canon celebrates production of 70 million EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras

TOKYO, February 6, 2014—Canon Inc. announced today the achievement of a camera-manufacturing milestone as combined production of the company’s film and digital EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras surpassed the 70-million mark on February 5.

Production of Canon EOS SLR cameras began in 1987 at Canon Inc.’s Fukushima Plant (now Fukushima Canon Inc.) with the EOS 650, later moving to such production bases as Oita Canon Inc. and Canon Inc., Taiwan. Following the spread of digital SLR cameras in the early 2000s, production rapidly increased, surpassing the 60-million-unit mark in October 2012 and now, approximately one year and four months later, reaching the 70-million-unit threshold.

EOS, which stands for “Electro Optical System,” also carries the name of the Greek goddess of the dawn. Introduced in March 1987 as a new generation of AF SLR cameras, EOS cameras were the world’s first to incorporate an electronic mount system enabling complete electronic control not only between the lens and body, but throughout the entire camera system.

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February 5, 2014
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Deal: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM – $301 (Adorama)

Adorama has a special bundle on sale for a limited time. You can get the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM for $301.11 (click here). All you have to do is to click on “buy together and save” and add the Calculator, the final price shows up in cart. Compare to $649.

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