October 24, 2013
Posted in Rumors

Possible Image of the EF 100-400mm II Leaked

EF 100-400mm II

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Hard to say if it is the real thing. It doesn’t look like any other Canon lens. The image showed up on Peter Norvig’s G+ profile. He writes:

For Canon fans, you might find this exciting.  A photographer was using this lens. I assert that the black stripes of the focus and zoom rings are the wrong width and placement to be either the 70-200 or the 100-400; therefore I speculate this is a prototype of the long-rumored 100-400 II.

Any ideas…?

[via CR]

October 24, 2013
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Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 Sample Images

Otus 55mm f/1.4Otus 55mm f/1.4

A big set of sample pictures shot with a Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 can be seen on flickr. The samples were not taken with a Canon camera, a Nikon D800/D800E was used.

For Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 pre-order options click here, Should ship November 2013.

[via NR]

October 24, 2013
Posted in Reviews

Canon EOS 70D and Lensbaby Lens AF Test

YouTube user Daero Lee posted another set of Canon EOS 70D AF test videos (well, some time ago). The video above shows live view AF performance using a lensbaby lens.

Canon EOS 70D price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay

October 24, 2013
Posted in News

Canon USA Delivers Professional Imaging Solutions At PhotoPlus Expo 2013

PhotoPlus Expo

The PhotoPlus Expo 2013 started October 23 in NYC. As for Canon, a lot will revolve around the EOS-1D X (and the upcoming firmware update), the Canon EOS 70D (and it’s Dual Pixel AF), and then PIXMA printers and more.

Canon USA press release:

Significant Upgrades to the Canon EOS-1D X DSLR Camera as well as the Latest Camera and Printer Solutions Will Be On Display

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 23, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will demonstrate its latest digital camera and printer lineup as well as the recently announced firmware upgrade to the Canon EOS-1D X DSLR camera at PhotoPlus Expo at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, October 24 – 26, 2013 in Booth #121. Visitors to the Canon booth can learn about the latest upgrades to be available for the EOS-1D X camera via firmware*, which provides professional photographers with more control and speed so rapidly changing action can be captured with greater ease. Attendees can experience first-hand Canon’s Cinema EOS System, the Company’s latest DSLR cameras including the EOS 70D featuring the revolutionary new Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, the full line of EF lenses, professional and consumer camcorders, PowerShot cameras as well as the PIXMA PRO series of professional inkjet printers and the new PIXMA Printing Solutions (PPS) platform.

Canon will also host an in-booth speaker series featuring live appearances by professional photographers and videographers who will discuss and demonstrate their personal expertise during presentations and live photo shoots including a unique demonstration by professional photographer John Huba who will be shooting live with the EOS-1D C camera. This demonstration will showcase both 4K video and still image extraction from a professional fashion shoot. The in-booth speaker series, which is open to all attendees, will take place on the Live Learning Stage throughout the duration of PhotoPlus Expo. In addition to the live speaker series, the booth will feature a gallery of Canon’s Explorer of Light images printed on imagePROGRAF and PIXMA Pro series printers. Also, a set of images from the Canon New York and Chicago City Senses Events will be shown, intended to inspire exploration of the human senses.

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October 23, 2013
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October 23, 2013
Posted in News

Humor: Canon Fights Back At Sony With New Revolutionary EOS 75D


Sony’s ugly looking new mirrorless full-frame cameras caused a lot of excitement, and put the major camera brands to shame with all that innovative galore Sony promises to deliver. So, Canon has to react and to show that they still are the undisputed leader of all APS-C sensor DSLRs manufacturer. That’s what Canon is set to release soon:

Gloversville, N.Y., October 18, 2013 –In light of Sony’s recent release of a revolutionary new small form factor full-frame camera, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the high-performance EOS 75D Digital SLR camera – bringing a completely new way to capture digital images with an even more revolutionary APS-C sensor SLR. Featuring an innovative new Hyperswivel™ rear screen that provides 14% more tilt and swivel than any other rear screen on the market, the EOS 75D also brings imaging performance to new heights with an improved 20.3 megapixel APS-C Canon CMOS sensor(100,000 more memory-capturing pixels than the 70D), improved Bionic Luminance Undulation Reflex™ double-thickness anti-aliasing filter and Canon’s superb DIGIC 5+ Image Processor.

Wow, sounds uber-cool, can’t wait to have one and to sell my Canon EOS 70D (I absolutely need the 100k more pixel, can’t live without it). The EOS 75D is a new generation of DSLR, super slim:

Canon has inspired a new generation of cameras with the ultra-slim 75D, which reduces depth vs. the outdated 70D by 2.1mm. Even in this small form-factor, the revolutionary TRI Pixel CMOS AF replaces the focus system of the outdated 70D. TRI Pixel CMOS AF provides exceptional tracking performance when photographic and taking videos in the arms-outstretched position, in a manner similar to using the camera’s viewfinder. This system improves on the Dual Pixel CMOS AF by being one better. TRI Pixel CMOS AF supports nearly 27 of the 1031 models of EF lenses, enhancing the well-being and creative vision of photographers of all skill levels.

Want to know more? Then read the whole (fake) press release at leica-boss.com. Enjoy! :)