At a glance:
- Ultra Wide-Angle 8mm Fisheye Lens
- 167º Angle of View
- High Definition, Aspherical Elements
- For Use with APS-C Format DSLRs
- Circular, Vignetted Image on Full Frame
- Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
- Minimum Focusing Distance of 12″
- Removable Petal-Type Lens Hood
A possible replacement for the Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS gets another mention. The Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS II is said to be the “first Canon lens with an LCD display built-in” but it is not clear yet “what information will be present on the digital display“. The lens is rumored to feature Nano USM and Canon’s latest image stabilisation technology.
I have to say that this rumor comes a bit as a surprise to me. I (and others) always thought the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS was the replacement for the EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS. It’s true that the former is an “L” lens and the latter is not. However, the non-L EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS has some “L”-lens elements, and hence it sounded plausible to consider the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS as the replacement for the EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS.
Stay tuned…![Digicame-Info via Canon Rumors]
Based on feedback from large photo organizations, news photojournalists, and so on, Canon has delivered a significant firmware upgrade for the EOS-1D X Mark II camera. Firmware upgrade version 1.1 clearly targets professional users and organizations, but as you’ll see, some of these features may be useful to individual working pros or even serious photography enthusiasts. We’ll examine what’s new in this firmware upgrade in this article.
In a nutshell: what’s new and different?
This new upgrade (version 1.1) addresses specific issues that professional news and photojournalism organizations have brought to Canon’s attention — we understand that not all of these will be important in more ordinary, everyday use to individual photographers. That said, the changes and new features that this firmware adds to the EOS-1D X Mark II camera are the ability to:
Install up to 39 items of IPTC information into the camera, and to add data (or deliberately not apply it) to images you take
Add set-up information for up to 40 new Wi-Fi® networks to a memory card, and load that data as a full set of possible Wi-Fi networks to select from for connection
Transfer only “protected” images via Wi-Fi
Retain GPS position data: Continue to apply last known GPS location information to images subsequently taken, even if GPS connection is lost (photographer went inside a building, etc.)
Change LCD color tone (four pre-defined settings), to either approximate display from other cameras you’re working with, or to shift color tone based on ambient lighting as the LCD monitor is being used
Will Adobe support Dual Pixel RAW files of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV? This was a big question soon after we learned that the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV would have this killer feature named Dual Pixel RAW.
“We’re working on it,” Adobe spokesman Roman Skuratovskiy said Thursday. He declined to say when Adobe would add the update to Lightroom and its cousin, Photoshop, though.
If you want to learn more about the innovative Dual Pixel RAW and what it can do, have a look at this article by CDLC, or watch the short video below.[via C|net]
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV pre-orders links
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV body
UK – £3,599 – Park Cameras
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with 24-105mm f/4L IS II lens
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with 24-70mm IS USM Lens
Battery Grip for 5D Mark IV (BG-E20)
UK – £329.99 – Park Cameras
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens
UK – £2,349 – Park Cameras
Germany – WEX Cameras
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM
UK – £1,129 – Park Cameras
Germany – WEX Cameras
Canon W-E1 WiFi adapter
UK – Park Cameras
Authorised Canon retailer B&H Photo has a set of Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Canon EOS 6D bundles with great rebates, made of instant discounts and mail-in rebates (info). All bundles come with a Canon PIXMA Pro-100 photo printer and 50 sheets of photo paper. he offer expires 8/31. The bundles are:
- Canon EOS 7D Mark II body only, on sale at $1,249 after all discounts
- Canon EOS 6D body only, on sale at $1,199 after all discounts
- Canon EOS 7D Mark II with EF-S 18-135mm IS lens bundle, on sale at $1,549 after all discounts
- Canon EOS 6D with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens bundle, on sale at $1,749 after all discounts