April 5, 2014
Posted in Patents

Canon Patent To Make Display Of RAW Images Quicker


Canon Patent

Egami (translated) found a patent filed by Canon to accelerate the display of RAW files. The machine translated text says:

By using an extracted region of the focus area in focus, it is placed at the beginning of the file, the display of the file seems to be faster in practice

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-53701
    • Publication date 2014.3.20
    • Filing date 2012.9.6
  • Canon patents
    • From the in-focus position, to determine the area to be displayed in preference
    • To be recorded in the file rearranges the area
    • Face detection, or if you have focused on the focus area of ​​multiple consideration
April 4, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deals: Canon DSLR Rebates Extended And More


The Canon DSLR bundle rebates have been extended at both Adorama (click here) and B&H Photo (click here). You can save up to $250 on dozens of items.

Amazon also started new discounts on selected Canon DSLRs (click here). These are instant rebates and apply immediately. The Canon EOS 70D, for instance, is on sale for $1,099.


April 4, 2014
Posted in News

Interview With Canon Master Yann Arthus-Bertrand

The Canon Professionale Network published an interview with photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand.

Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s moment of truth; the defining moment that will forever be the point at which his life changed forever, came in 2000. Following a number of years criss-crossing the planet taking jaw-dropping images, he had successfully amassed a portfolio of images that would make him who he is today.

Each image was taken from a unique perspective that cleverly combined colour, form and geography wrapped up in distinctive narrative. The project had taken Bertrand to five continents and 60 countries and all of the photographs were shot from above.

The interview comes with a showcase of 6 beautiful pictures and the description of the gear Yann Arthus-Bertrand is using.

April 4, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon EOS 6D – $1600


EOS 6D Top Rated Plus eBay seller getitidigital (99.4% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 6D on sale for $1,599.99.USA model & warranty. Free shipping. Limited quantity.
April 4, 2014
Posted in News

Canon Further Expands Its Ambassadors Programme (CPN)


Canon Professional Network press release:

Canon Europe has expanded its Ambassadors Programme with the addition of a new, third tier – the ‘Masters’, who come from not just the world of photography, but a far wider visual perspective, bringing vision and experience to the already well-proven Ambassadors Programme – plus the arrival of one new ‘Ambassador’ and eight new ‘Explorers’ from the worlds of photography and filmmaking.

The Canon Masters are industry influencers and spokespeople who are not only world renowned photographers and filmmakers but also come from the wider imaging community, including sectors such as education, photography curating and commissioning. Through the expanded Ambassadors Programme Canon is now able to further inspire, educate and motivate generations of photographers and filmmakers with the Masters sharing their knowledge, skill sets and opinions, as well as giving a wider perspective to the imaging making community as a whole.

Read the rest at CPN ->

April 4, 2014
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Do The Canon EOS-1D X (and 1D C) Have An Autofocus Issue In Cold Weather?


It seems they have, at least the Canon EOS-1D X (price & specs). And since the EOS-1D C shares the same mechanical structure of the mirror box, the EOS-1D C may be affected too.

That’s what Canon Rumors is reporting, both in their forum and citing a notice they got from an anonymous source. Note that there is no official Canon statement so far. The notice, which looks pretty much like an internal memo and dates back to 2013, says:

Camera “does not autofocus”, “does not search in AF”, or “does not focus in AF search” depending on the reporter or the camera settings; specifically, the focus cannot be achieved in low temperatures (under 0 degree Celsius).

This phenomenon is due to the Locking Claw of the Sub Mirror (mirror for AF) going over the Locking Pin. The Sub Mirror’s angle becomes deviated and the light rays for AF does not fall on the AF sensors, causing the “does not autofocus” phenomenon.

Reading the rest of the text it seems as if Canon knows of the issue. There are two passes that are significant:

If the user complains about this specific phenomenon (does not autofocus in low temperature), replace the Mirror Box Ass’y with the ones to be shipped in the future (CY3-1661-010 or CY3-1687-010)


Handling of general repairs: If the user does not mention this phenomenon, please handle as normal repair.

Which simply means Canon will not recall the affected batches but rather repair them only if the customer reports the issue. Let’s wait for an official Canon advisory.

[via CR]

April 3, 2014
Posted in News

Portraits Based On Respect And Understanding


If the picture doesn’t load please refresh the page or click here. The picture is by Alessandra Meniconzi, the Canon Professional Network article where she presents her work is here.