Canon Ambassador Ziv Koren Takes a New Angle on the Holy Fire

By Canon Ambassador Ziv Koren on Canon Pro Network:

When I first got the Canon EF 8-15mmzoom lens I thought it was an interesting gimmicky ‘toy’ that could make an amazing image in the right location, but it took me about a year to take it out for the first time for something that I thought would be perfect for this super, ultra-crazy wide angle lens.


Due to the interesting round shape of the church and the tomb in the middle I thought that this ceremony would be just right for the 8-15mm lens, which could give me a very different perspective than anything else I’d ever seen from this location. Even the 15mm lens I used in the past couldn’t give me the full interior of the church. Working with such a wide angle doesn’t always work but when it does, it blows you away!

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Canon Patent For 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens For EOS M System


Egami (translated) spotted a patent for a 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens with EF-M mount. Curious because there is already an EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens for the EOS M system.

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-199421
    • Published 2014.10.23
    • Filing date 2013.3.13
  • Example
    • Zoom ratio 4.36
    • Focal length 56.14-134.30-245.00mm
    • Fno. 4.50-5.09-6.45
    • Half angle ω = 13.67-5.81-3.19 °
    • Image height Y = 13.66mm
    • Overall length of the lens 119.39-157.52-184.41mm
    • BF 22.04-27.75-50.36mm
    • Positive and negative positive and negative negative 5-group zoom
    • Inner focus (group 4)

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Studio Samples (Dpreview)


DPreview posted a set of studio sample pictures to their first impression review.

Click here for EOS 7D Mark II coverage on CW.

The shipping date for the EOS 7D Mark II is October 30. In Germany Wex Photographie is accepting pre-orders for the EOS 7D Mark II (€1,699).

World-wide pre-order links after the break


Still Live: Canon Rebel T5 w/18-55 IS II, 75-300, PIXMA PRO-100 – $358 (Adorama)

Rebel T5

Great deal by Adorama. For just $358 (after mail-in rebate) you get the following bundle:

  • Canon EOS Rebel T5 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens
  • Canon EF 75-300mm F/4-5.6 III Autofocus Telephoto Zoom Lens – USA
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13×19″, 50 Sheets

Click “Add to Bundle”. Then click “Add bundle to cart”. Instructions for the MIR are here.