May 17, 2014
Posted in News

Features and benefits of the XF200 and XF205 Professional Camcorders (CPN Article)


Canon XF205

Canon Professional Network posted an article about the recently announced XF200 and XF205 run-and-gun camcorder.

From the introduction:

With today’s large sensor camera systems such as the Canon EOS 70D, 5D Mark III, 1D C and the EOS C100, C300 & C500, it would almost seem like small sensor-based camcorders are irrelevant in today’s production environments. As someone who has a long history with small sensor-based camera systems and still uses them on projects that I produce today, that couldn’t be further from the truth. There are, in fact, many situations where small sensor camcorders are actually better suited for the job at hand and are not only used daily in many facets of television and web-based video production, but also are preferred.

In this article, I will discuss some of these applications and how the CanonXF205 & XF200 represent the next generation of Canon’s small sensor-based camcorder systems that target productions where these cameras excel. I will also focus on some of the key features of the camera, such as its rotating hand grip, Wide DR Gamma, enhanced image stabilization, infrared recording and Wi-Fi features, which, together, make for a unique small sensor-based camcorder that can be used in a wide variety of today’s productions.

Read the article at CPN –>

May 17, 2014
Posted in News, Tips

New Canon EF Lenses 101 – Telephoto Lenses

CanonUSA on YouTube posted a new video of their ongoing series Canon EF Lenses 101: Telephoto lenses

Telephoto lenses let you get close in on a subject. Photographer and educator Matt Kloskowski shows you how to get the most out of your Canon telephoto Lenses.

May 16, 2014
Posted in News

Free Firmware Ugrades for Canon’s Mopria-certified Products

Canon press release:

Canon Announces Free Firmware Ugrades for Company’s First Mopria™-certified Products

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 15, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announces that it will begin offering free firmware upgrades* for four imageCLASS laser multifunction printers and one PIXMA Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One printer that have received Mopria™ certification, allowing for simple and convenient printing from select mobile devices.



imageCLASS MF8580Cdw
Laser Multifunction Printer
Photo All-in-One Inkjet Printer

The Mopria™-certified Canon printer lineup includes the imageCLASS MF6180dw/MF6160dw and Color imageCLASS MF8580Cdw/MF8280Cw laser multifunction printers for home offices and small-to medium-sized businesses, and the PIXMA MG7120 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One printer.

The upgrades allow for automatic detection of these Canon devices over a Wi-Fi connection from Mopria™-certified smartphones, tablets and other compatible mobile devices.** Users can print documents and photos from these mobile devices by simply selecting a detected printer indicated on their device’s screen.

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May 16, 2014
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Posted in Pics

Pic Of The Day (EOS 70D & Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8)

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8

Suspicious by CW Steve on 500px

I finally arrived in New Delhi, India. And that’s my favourite pic today. I was strolling around the Bazar area in Paharganj when I saw here. She didn’t say a word.

Shot with the Canon EOS 70D and the amazing Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art lens – a perfect combination.

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May 16, 2014
Posted in News

3 Shows That Premiered Spring 2014 Were Captured On Canon Cinema EOS Systems

Canon Cinema EOS Systems


Canon press release:

CHICAGOLAND, DEATH ROW STORIES, and MORGAN SPURLOCK: INSIDE MAN Captured On Canon Cinema EOS Digital Cameras and Lenses

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 14, 2014 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that three shows that premiered in spring 2014 chose Canon Cinema EOS Digital cameras and lenses to capture their compelling stories. The three series, airing on CNN/U.S., include CHICAGOLAND, from Executive Producers (EP) Robert Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn and the award-winning Brick City Television, LLC (BCTV) filmmaking team Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin,DEATH ROW STORIES, from Academy Award-winning Executive Producers Alex Gibney and Robert Redford, and MORGAN SPURLOCK: INSIDE MAN, from Oscar-nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock. These television series were developed in 2013 to produce unscripted, informative, and entertaining non-fiction programming for the cable television news channel. Each turned to Canon when making their eight, one-hour long episodes.

“Canon is honored to be the camera of choice for these three television series,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A. “Our Cinema EOS Digital cameras have been designed for use in productions just like these and to be chosen for three docu-series on one network is quite humbling.”

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May 16, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Does Canon Have An f/2.8 Ultra Wide Zoom In Work?

EF 16-35mm f/4L IS

The new EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM

Canon Rumors got word that Canon is working on a new f/2.8 ultra wide zoom. The news came in shortly after the announcement of the EF 16-35mm f/4L IS ($1,199, pre-order at B&H Photo | Adorama).

The rumored lens is said to be wider than 16mm, speculations go for a 12-24mm or 14-24mm lens. It was also suggested that this lens will not be announced any time soon, and that it may be announced within 6 months of a prosumer high-res DSLR.

[via CR]

May 16, 2014
Posted in Reviews

Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Sample Pics Published


Canon China posted a set of sample pics shot with the new EF 16-35mm f/4L IS lens.

The EF 16-35mm f/4L IS lens sells for $1,199 and can be pre-ordered at B&H Photo and Adorama. The lens was announced 5/13.