February 10, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II – $99 (Adorama)



EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Adorama has Canon’s Nifty-Fifty, the EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens on sale for $99 (compare to $125). Price shows up in cart, free shipping and 4% rewards.This is an amazing little gem.

Though is entirely made of plastic, this lens delivers very good optical performance, not to mention that it is an f/1.8. This is the lens every Canon shooter should have.

February 10, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III – $2795

 EOS 5D Mark III Top Rated Plus seller 6ave (99.2% positive ratings) on eBay has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on sale for $2,795. Free shipping and limited quantity.
February 10, 2014
Posted in Rumors

More Tidbits About What Canon Might Announce In The Next Days


This could be the upcoming Powershot G1 X II (but it possibly is a fake)

There has been some anticipation about what Canon is going to announce on Wednesday, February 12th, ready for CP+ (see list below). Now, some more information leaked, and there are interesting things that may come in the next days. Btw, the image above (showing the G1 X II) may be a fake (and most probably is).

In addition to the previously rumored stuff, these gear may be announced:

  • EVF-DC1 (External Viewfinder)
  • WP-DC53 (Water Proof Housing)
  • PowerShot D30
  • PowerShot SX700 HS

More gear to expect (previously leaked):

  • new DSLR below the Rebel SL1
  • PowerShot G1 X II
  • Canon PowerShot S200
  • Canon PowerShot SX280 IS, a new super-zoom compact camera
  • Possibly more PowerShot cameras

I am particularly thrilled by the electronic view-finder. It would be great if this EVF was not only meant for the G1 X II. In other words: will this EVF also work on the Canon EOS M and EOS M2?

Stay tuned.

[via CR]


February 10, 2014
Posted in patents

Canon Patent for 24-85mm and 24-70mm Lenses (with Macro)


Lots of Canon patents surfaced in the last weeks. Here is another one spotted by Egami (translated). If I got the (machine-) translated text right, both lenses should also feature macro capabilities.

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-16464,2014-16465
    • Publication date 2014.1.30
    • Filing date 2012.7.9
  • Example 3
    • Macro when in parentheses
    • Zoom ratio 2.84 (2.87)
    • Focal length f = 24.30-35.10-69.00mm (67.23-60.62)
    • Fno. 4.10 (5.28-5.56)
    • Half angle ω = 41.68-31.65-17.41 ° (17.84-19.64)
    • Image height Y = 21.64mm
    • 134.65-141.04-164.94mm overall length of the lens (162.09-152.75)
    • BF 39.15-46.02-59.68mm (64.95-67.73)
    • β = -0.17 (-0.7)
  • Example 4
    • Macro when in parentheses
    • Zoom ratio 3.42 (2.84)
    • Focal length f = 24.30-35.10-82.99mm (68.22-64.03)
    • Fno. 3.58-4.42-5.89 (5.92-5.87)
    • Half angle ω = 41.68-31.65-14.61 ° (17.60-18.67)
    • Image height Y = 21.64mm
    • 126.64-128.32-155.92mm overall length of the lens (149.57-148.58)
    • BF 39.39-49.31-64.14mm (65.59-65.96)
    • β = -0.17 (-0.6)
  • Canon patents
    • (4, etc. as in Example 3) seven-group zoom of positive and negative positive and negative positive positive and negative
    • (4, etc. the second group, as in Example 3) inner focus
    • implement the macro function by the first group fed out to the object side
February 8, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Canon Powershot G1 X II Picture Leaked (Update: Image Faked?)

Powershot G1 X II

Update: is the image of the G1 X II faked? That’s what Northlight Images states after having examined the picture. The say the end of the zoom ring is too abrupt. Moreover, the camera body appears to less sharp than the lens. See the (edited) pic below. What do you think, fake or real?

Fake or not? (Image courtesy: Northlight Images)

Canon Rumors spotted the first leaked picture of the Canon Powershot G1 X II, the replacement for the PowerShot G1 X. As you can see the G1 X II has an EVF instead of an optical view-finder. The preliminary specs are:

  • Slimmer body, lighter weight
  • External EVF
  • 24-120 f/2-3.9 Lens.
  • DIGIC 6
  • Around $700 USD

[via CR]

February 7, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Canon Announcements To Expect For CP+ Next Week

Canon Announcements

It appears Wednesday, February 12th will be the day Canon is set to announce new gear. The following is rumored to be announced:

  • A new DSLR below the Rebel SL1
  • Canon G1 X Replacement
  • Canon PowerShot S200
  • Canon PowerShot SX280 IS, a new super-zoom compact camera
  • Possibly more PowerShot cameras

The only PowerShot G1 X replacement specs that have been leaked so far, are those leaked some time go on the Chinese Xitek forum:

  • Same design as the G1X, with a slightly longer lens
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 24 – 120mm f/2.8-5.8 lens
  • 20.2MP 1.5″ CMOS sensor
  • New optical zoom viewfinder with better image quality
  • 3.0″ LCD touch screen with 922,000 dots

Additionaly, the G1 X successor could also have WiFi and GPS on board.

[via CR]