This Canon lens mug stirs your coffee for you

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Self-stirring lens mug

Lens mugs are nothing new and can be bought for a few dollars. However, this Canon 24-105mm F4 lens mug adds something new to the game: it stirs your drinks, as you can see in the video below. It’s surprising how much the lens mug looks like the original EF 24-105mm F4L IS lens.

The self-stirring EF 24-105mm F4L IS lens mug is available for around $13 at Amazon.

[via PetaPixel]

Canon CEO “very dismayed” by BREXIT

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The day before yesterday was history, and will give Europe a new shape. The UK decided to leave the European Union. It appears Canon’S CEO is not very happy with the decision the Brits took, as Reuters reports:

Canon Inc […] Chief Executive Fujio Mitarai said on Friday he was “very dismayed” by Britain’s shock decision to leave the European Union, saying the move hurt Japan’s economic growth prospects.

“In Japan, while we can expect to see a temporary surge in the value of the yen, the U.K.’s decision could also bring a halt to the economic recovery that had been underway,” Mitarai, head of the camera and printer maker, said in a statement.

“We look to the Japanese government to implement strong monetary measures.”


Up to $200 cashback on select mirrorless cameras at Canon Store

Up To $200 Cashback On Select Mirrorless Cameras At Canon Store

The Canon Store started a cashback promotion for select EOS M cameras. Purchase an eligible Canon mirrorless camera between 2nd June 2016 and 28th August 2016 and receive up to $200 cashback!  Click here for full terms and conditions. Claims must be submitted by 2nd October 2016. Retain original receipt. Submit your claims here.

The eligible kits are just 3 for the time being, all EOS M3.

I also reccomend you have a look at the Canon Store’s refurbished gear listings, that’s where the best deals can be found.

Canon patent for 28-500mm F2.8-4 zoom lens (for Powershot 1″ sensor series?)

28-500mm F2.8-4

Canon patent for an optical formula that appears to be for a 1″ sensor, and for a 28-500mm F2.8-4 lens. Canon makes Powershot cameras with an 1″ sensor, the patent may point to a future super-zoom Powershot camera.

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-99548
    • Published 2016.5.30
    • Filing date 2014.11.25
  • Example 1
    • Zoom ratio 17.50
    • Focal length 9.76 104.00 170.79
    • F-number 2.88 3.77 3.90
    • Half angle of view (degrees) 36.48 4.51 2.75
    • The image height 7.22 8.20 8.20
    • The total lens length 196.17 196.17 196.17
    • BF 7.33 7.33 7.33
[via Egami]

Still Live: Canon EOS 5D Mark III deal at $1,899 (reg. $2,599)

Still Live: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Deal At $1,899 (reg. $2,599)

Canon EOS 5D Mark III at a glance:

  • 22.3 MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
  • 3.2″ 1.04m-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • Native ISO 25600, Extended to ISO 102400
  • 6 fps Shooting in RAW+JPEG
  • 63-Zone Dual Layer Metering Sensor
  • Magnesium Alloy Body, SD/CF Card Slots

Top Rated Plus seller ElectronicsValley on eBay (99.6% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on sale at $1,899. Compare at $2.599. Free shipping. Please note: this is an import model with 1 year seller warranty.

Canon Direct Store listings stocked up, additional discounts added

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It’s a good time to check the Canon Direct Store’s listings of refurbished gear. Almost all itemns are in stock, and there are additional instant discounts (up to >$300). And I never will get tried to stress that this is the place where you find the best deals.