December 30, 2013
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Canon Patents for New EF-M Lenses (16-120, 18-55, 18-200)

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Egami (translated) spotted a patent filed by Canon that appears to refer to new lenses for the EOS M system: 16-120mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. All lenses are image stabilised and have stepping motors.

  • Patent Publication No. 2013-257507
    • Publication date 2013.12.26
    • Filing date 2012.6.14
  • Example 1
    • Zoom ratio 2.87
    • Focal length f = 18.58 – 27.82 – 53.36mm
    • Fno 3.60 -. 4.27 – 5.69
    • Half angle ω = 36.33 – 26.15 – 14.36 °
    • Image height Y = 13.66mm
    • 86.23 – – 104.79mm 78.22 overall length of the lens
    • BF 0.50mm
    • 13 pieces of 11-group lens configuration
    • Three four-sided aspherical
  • Example 3
    • Zoom ratio 10.39
    • Focal length f = 18.60 – 60.12 – 193.23mm
    • Fno 3.55 -. 5.59 – 6.60
    • Half angle ω = 36.29 – 12.80 – 4.04 °
    • Image height Y = 13.66mm
    • 151.48 – – 184.39mm 118.58 overall length of the lens
    • BF 0.50mm
    • 18 pieces of 14-group lens configuration
    • Three three-sided aspherical
    • One UD glass
  • Example 4
    • Zoom ratio 7.14
    • 51.87 – – 117.70mm 16.48 focal length
    • Fno 3.60 -. 5.30 – 5.88
    • Half angle ω = 39.65 – 14.75 – 6.62 °
    • Image height Y = 13.66mm
    • 138.55 – – 162.35mm 114.75 overall length of the lens
    • BF 0.50mm
    • 17 pieces of 13-group lens configuration
    • Two two-sided aspherical
    • One UD glass
  • Canon patents
    • Vibration control
    • Inner focus

December 29, 2013
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Warning: Canon EOS 6D w/ 24-105mm f/4L IS – $1850

 EOS 6D

A steal! eBay seller bestopsteals (98.3% positive ratings) has the EOS 6D with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens for ridiculous $1849.99 (click here). Bargain price for Canon’s entry-level full-frame DSLR. New USA model, free shipping in the US.

December 28, 2013
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Amazon UK and DE Gold Box Deals: EOS M Kits and 18-85mm IS Lens

There are two good deals for EU visitors that are live, both are Gold Box deals:

December 28, 2013
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Canon Print Plugin App For New Kindle Fire HD and HDX

Canon Print Plugin

Canon released a free print app for Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX to wirelessly print documents, photos, emails and calendar events from the devices. More information, list of supported printers and download link here.

Canon USA press release:

Canon U.S.A. Announces Availability Of Print Plugin App For New Kindle Fire Devices

MELVILLE, N.Y., December 26, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced availability of a print plugin app for Amazon’s all new Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX, expanding Canon’s already extensive mobile printing capabilities. Customers can now easily integrate the new Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX tablets into their daily printing activities with the ability to wirelessly print documents, photos, emails and calendar events from their device, allowing for convenient printing in the home or office.

The Canon Print Plugin app is compatible with select imageCLASS laser printers and multifunction printers, imageRUNNER and imageRUNNER ADVANCE devices and select PIXMA inkjet printers. The Canon Print Plugin app is available for download in the Amazon Appstore.

For more information on the support models and other details, please visit
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/standard_display/mobile_printer_plugin_am

December 27, 2013
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Canon Deal: EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II – $1799 (after MIR)

EF 70-200mm

The excellent Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II is still on sale for $1799 at Adorama (click here) and B&H (click here) after $300 mail-in rebate. The price goes down to $2099 during the checkout process. $1799 is a killer price for this lens.

Specs:

  • EF Mount L-Series Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8-32
  • Fluorite & Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Two Mode Optical Image Stabilization
  • Ultrasonic Focus Motor
  • Super Spectra Multi Coating
  • Manual Focus Override
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 3.9′
  • Eight Blade Circular Aperture
  • Dust & Moisture Resistant Sealing
December 27, 2013
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Hot Deal: Canon EOS 6D w/ 24-105mm – $2048 (Amazon)

Canon EOS 6D

Amazon has the Canon EOS 6D with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens discounted to $2048. Pretty good price for this kit. The EOS 6D body only goes for $1499. Still a good price, but the kit is the better bargain.

December 27, 2013
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Canon Rumor: New EF 400mm IS on the Way?

Canon Rumor

Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

It appears that stocks for the EF 400mm f/5.6L USM are getting low in some regions, and promptly there is a rumor suggesting a new EF 400mm f/5.6 with image stabilisation may be on its way. There had previous rumours that 2014 could be a “year of the lenses” for Canon, with lot of glass set to come. We haven’t heard anything about a possible successor of the EF 400mm, but then: the EF 400mm was released in 1993 so a makeover has some plausibility. As usual take it with a grain of salt and keep in mind that only time will tell.

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