Canon and Bear Grylls invite fans to come and see the power of image in rugby (with a G3 X)

Canon has announced a collaboration project with Bear Grylls and Dave Rogers, Getty Images’ leading rugby photographer. You are invited to look behind the scenes of the upcoming Rugby World Cup. The other star in the video is the Canon PowerShot G3 X, well suited for the action.

As part of Canon’s sponsorship of Rugby World Cup 2015, fans are also being offered the opportunity to win a ‘money can’t buy’ experience of shadowing a Getty Images photographer at an official Rugby World Cup 2015 training session for one of the participating nations, as well as winning tickets to RWC 2015 matches.  More information on this competition is available at http://www.canon.co.uk/canonrugbywin.

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PowerShot G3 X price check: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Press release:

LONDON, 10 August 2015 – Canon, a leader in imaging solutions and Official Sponsor of Rugby World Cup 2015, has announced a new collaboration with renowned adventurer and dedicated rugby fan Bear Grylls and Dave Rogers, Getty Images’ leading rugby photographer. Together, Canon, Bear and Dave invite fans from across the world to take a close look behind the scenes of the upcoming Rugby World Cup through a video that explores the power of image in sport and gives tips on how to capture some of the Tournament’s greatest moments.

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Canon patent for new Cine lenses (CN-E 18-85mm f/2.8)

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CN-E 18-85mm f/2.8

Another Canon patent. This time we have a patent for a new Cine lens, CN-E 18-85mm f/2.8. The patent for the 18-85mm seems to share the same optical formula as the already released CN-E 15.5-47mm f/2.8 lens.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-4917
    • Published 2015.1.8
    • Filing date 2013.6.24
  • Example 1
    • Zoom ratio 2.80
    • Focal length 16.00 29.68 44.80
    • F number 2.80
    • Half angle (in degrees) 43.15 26.81 18.51
    • Image height 15.00
    • Overall length of the lens 263.54
    • BF 39.04
  • Example 2
    • Zoom ratio 4.50
    • Focal length 18.50 45.61 83.25
    • F number 2.80
    • Half angle (in degrees) 39.04 18.20 10.21
    • Image height 15.00
    • Lens length 263.78 263.78 263.78
    • BF 46.93 46.93 46.93
  • Canon patents
    • 5-group zoom of positive and negative negative-positive-positive
    • Inner focus (part of the first group)
    • Inner zoom
CN-E 15.5-47mm f/2.8

CN-E 15.5-47mm f/2.8

Samyang/Rokinon XEEN 24mm, 50mm and 85mm cine lenses available for pre-order ($2,495)

Samyang/Rokinon XEEN 24mm, 50mm And 85mm Cine Lenses Available For Pre-order ($2,495)

Samyang/Rokinon’s new XEEN cine lenses are available for pre-order at $2,495.

XEEN 24mm T1.5 lens, pre-order at Adorama | B&H Photo

  • 24mm Lens Covers Full-Frame Sensors
  • Internal Focus Design
  • Multi-Coating for Color Consistency
  • Dual Side Focus and T-Stop Scales
  • 11 Blade Iris
  • Cinema Gearing for Focus and Iris
  • 200° Focus Rotation
  • 114mm Front Diameter
XEEN 50mm T1.5

XEEN 50mm T1.5

XEEN 50mm T1.5 lens, pre-order ta Adorama | B&H Photo

  • 50mm Lens Covers Full-Frame Sensors
  • Internal Focus Design
  • Multi-Coating for Color Consistency
  • Dual Side Focus and T-Stop Scales
  • 11 Blade Iris
  • Cinema Gearing for Focus and Iris
  • 200° Focus Rotation
  • 114mm Front Diameter
XEEN 85mm T1.5

XEEN 85mm T1.5

XEEN 85mm T1.5 lens, pre-order at Adorama | B&H Photo

  • 85mm Lens Covers Full-Frame Sensors
  • Internal Focus Design
  • Multi-Coating for Color Consistency
  • Dual Side Focus and T-Stop Scales
  • 11 Blade Iris
  • Cinema Gearing for Focus and Iris
  • Manual Focus & Iris
  • 200° Focus Rotation
  • 114mm Front Diameter

Still live: EOS 7D Mark II ($1,150), EOS 5D Mark III ($1,999), EOS 6D ($1,197)

Still Live: EOS 7D Mark II ($1,150), EOS 5D Mark III ($1,999), EOS 6D ($1,197)

Three very good deals on eBay, all by a top rated seller.

Top Rated Plus seller GetItDigital on eBay (99.7% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 7D Mark II on sale at $1,149.99. Compare at $1,499. Free shipping in the USA. Please note: this is likely a grey import item.

Same seller also has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on sale for $1,999. Compare at $2,499. Here too: most likely a grey import item, free shipping in the USA.

Same seller again. Canon EOS 6D on sale at $1,197. Compare at $1,399. Grey import and free shipping in the USA.

More Canon deals on eBay.

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Canon EOS-1D X Mark II to shoot 14fps in raw mode? [CW3]

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New tidbits about the upcoming Canon EOS-1D X Mark II emerged.

The EOS-1D X Mark II is said to shot a 14 fps burst in full raw mode. And it’s murmured it will do it with a 24MP sensor.

When set to its Continuous High Speed setting, the EOS-1D X does 12 fps with an 18MP sensor. Doing 14 fps at 24MP would be a great achievement for Canon, and a feature that will excite professional sport photographers.

The rumour says nothing about ISO range. The EOS-1D X has an ISO range of 100–51200 (up to 204800 in H2 mode), so I guess the 1D X Mark II will do at least 100-102400 (if not 100-204800), and who knows where it will go with the H2 mode).

The EOS-1D X Mark II will be Canon’s next great professional tool for sport and action photographers. It is still unclear when to expect the announcement. Most hints point to an announcement towards the end of 2015. The EOS-1D X Mark II will likely be announced before the EOS 5D Mark IV and EOS 6D Mark II, both expected in Q1 2016.

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Canon News Round-up (EOS C300 MKII, 7D MkII, Sigma 24-35mm, G3 X, …)

Canon News Round-up (EOS C300 MKII, 7D MkII, Sigma 24-35mm, G3 X, …)

The remains of the week….

An In-Depth Look at the Canon C300 Mark II, Plus Brand New Footage – No Film School

Ongoing Canon C300 Mark II review part II: Ergonomics and hardware – News Shooter

Review of the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 Art Series – LensRentals

The Sigma 24-35mm f/2 Art Series is an incredible lens, with incredible sharpness and the fastest f-stop available in a full frame zoom lens. That said, I was left still scratching my head as to why. To my knowledge, I don’t see a purpose for owning both a 24mm and 35mm, so this lens fixes a problem that many people don’t have. While the functionality of the lens is great, I can’t imagine people who already own a 35mm or 24mm interested in what this lens has to offer. But if you’re looking for a discounted price yet capable wide angle lens, and versatility beyond a 24mm or 35mm, the Sigma 24-35mm might be the lens for you

Best lenses for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Part 2 – Prime Lenses – DxOMark

Canon: DIY Photo Jewelry – CanonUSA

Review: Tamron 15-30mm f2.8 Di VC USD (Canon EF) – The Phoblographer

Canon Powershot G3 X Review – ephotozine

The camera body has good handling with a good size rubber hand grip, and along with weather sealing, the camera will be well suited to shooting in a variety of conditions where you wouldn’t normally want to be shooting.

Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens Review: 25 years later, the ‘nifty fifty’ receives much-needed updates – Imaging Resource

Canon EOS M3 sensor review: Attractive option for existing Canon users? – DxOMark

Postcards (Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Mark III) – Fotostacja