Canon EOS 7D Mark II with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM deal – $1,499 (reg. 1,849, open box)

Canon EOS 7D Mark II With EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Deal – $1,499 (reg. 1,849, Open Box)

Adorama has the Canon EOS 7D Mark II with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM lens on sale for just $1,499. Compare at $1,849 after $300 MIR. This is an “open box” deal. Full 1 year Canon USA warranty.

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Canon Ranks Among Top Three U.S. Patent Holders For 2015

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Canon press release:

Canon Ranks Among Top Three U.S. Patent Holders For 2015

Company Reaches New Annual Record With More Than 4,100 Patents Granted

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that its parent company, Canon Inc., has yet again, ranked third for U.S. patent holders in 2015. According to patent results issued by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, Canon was granted a total of 4,134 patents in 2015, a new record annual high for the Company. This is the 30th consecutive year that Canon Inc., has been ranked among the top five U.S. patent holders and for the 11th consecutive year, ranked first among Japanese companies for the number of U.S. patents granted.

“Research and development play a vital role to the innovation and growth of our company. As a top leader in patents year after year, we continue to provide advanced technologies and solutions to our customers and are able to strengthen our position in new markets,” said Seymour Liebman, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel, Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon puts great emphasis on providing technology that is ever-changing. Through close cooperation between Canon’s technology and intellectual property divisions, the Company aims to improve its technological capabilities while further enhancing its intellectual property rights.

For more information on Canon and its products, please visit www.usa.canon.com.

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Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art review (Camera Labs)

Sigma 24-35mm F/2 DG HSM Art Review (Camera Labs)

Camera Labs reviewed the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art lens. One of Sigma’s latest addition to their highly regarded “Art” line-up. Once more, a review that praises the virtues of this lens. Please note: the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 was tested on a Nikon D810.

If you’re looking for a wide-angle lens on a full-frame body you may consider the Sigma 24-35/2.0 DG HSM Art the ideal candidate: It covers three customary focal lengths (24/28/35mm) in one bright f2.0 zoom that performs as you would expect from a member of Sigma’s highly acclaimed “Art” series: It’s sharp at all focal lengths, has relatively little vignetting for such a wide-angle lens and shows only little longitudinal CAs and moderate coma. The build-quality supports Sigma’s claim to have developed and manufactured a lens to professional standards although there’s no weather sealing at the lens-mount. But other than that the Sigma 24-35mm f2.0 DG HSM Art plays on a very high level and as such earns our Highly Recommended rating. Read the review…

Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM ART key features:

  • EF Mount Lens/Full Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to 16
  • FLD & Special Low Dispersion Elements
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor
  • Internal Focus; Manual Focus Override
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Thermally Stable Composite Material
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

Canon EOS-1D C replacement to feature 8K? [CW3+]

Canon EOS-1D C Replacement To Feature 8K? [CW3+]

I’ve been told (thanks) that the Canon DSLR rumored to be announced in 2017 and to feature 8K video, will be a sort of successor or replacement for the Canon EOS-1D C. For the time being I can not confirm it will be named Canon EOS-1D C Mark II, nor do I have any other hint about specs and moniker.

An EOS-1D C replacement with 8K makes sense. The EOS-1D C was announced in 2012 and released in 2013. The EOS-1D C was the first DSLR to meet the European Broadcasting Union HD Tier 1 requirements for use in HD broadcast production. And it is a highly regarded professional DLSR in this domain (and for professional still photography). Something that reflects in the price, $8000. The EOS-1D C features 4K, so it’s likely that Canon will add 8K in its successor.

8K video means that every frame has a 33MP resolution. While this will have a great impact on the processing capabilities of your computer, it means also that new ways to make photography are coming. Just think you can shot an 8K video in a complex setting, and afterwards choose the frames you want to have as photos. Not bad, eh?

Tokina 14-20mm f/2.0 AT-X Pro DX lens available for pre-order at $899

Tokina 14-20mm F/2.0 AT-X Pro DX Lens Available For Pre-order At $899

Adorama has the new Tokina 14-20mm f/2.0 AT-X Pro DX lens in stock and ready to ship for $899.

Tokina 14-20mm f/2.0 AT-X Pro DX overview:

  • Fast F2.0 Zoom lens
  • Includes aspherical lens element
  • Compact Lens
  • One-touch Focus Clutch Mechanism allows the photographer to switch between AF/MF simply by sliding the focus ring, forward side for AF and back toward the camera for MF.
  • Focal Length14 – 20 mm
  • ApertureMaximum: f/2, Minimum: f/22
  • Format Compatibility: APS-C
  • Angle of View: 91.68 deg. – 71.78 deg
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 11.02″ (28 cm)
  • Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 1:8.36
  • Groups/Elements: 11/13
  • Diaphragm Blades: 9
  • Autofocus: Yes
  • Filter Thread: 82 mm
  • Dimensions (Diameter x Length): 3.5 x 4.17″ / 89mm x 106mm
  • Weight: 25.55 oz / 725g

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II specifications surface [CW3+]

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Specifications Surface [CW3+]

A list of specifications for the upcoming Canon EOS-1D X Mark II leaked on the web. While there is still nothing granted, I think the following list is likely what we will see on the EOS-1D X Mark II.

  • Resolution: 22mp
  • Media: 1 CFast / 1 CompactFlash
  • LCD: Some touchscreen functionality
  • Video: 4K at 60fps (other video specifications unknown)
  • Feature: GPS
  • Feature: Intervalometer
  • Price: $5999
  • Announcement: First week of February 2016
  • Shipping: April 2016

I expect the EOS-1D X Mark II to be announced in the first week of February. Stay tuned for more…

[via Canon Rumors]