March 31, 2014
Posted in Patents

Canon Patent For New 85mm, 100mm, and 50mm Lenses


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Egami (translated) spotted a new patent filed by Canon.

The patent refers to 85mm f/1.8, 85mm f/1.2, 50mm f/1.4, and 100mm f/2 lenses. The next reiteration of some of Canon’s lenses?

Patent Publication No. 2014-52412

  • Publication date 2014.3.20
  • Filing date 2012.9.5

Example embodiment
Example     Focal length     Fno.     Length     BF
One             85.00     1.24     125.55     38.98
Two            85.00     1.80     113.57     39.50
Three         51.70     1.41     88.04     39.00
Four         100.00     2.00     120.00     39.60
Image height = 21.64mm


March 31, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Canon Powershot G17 To Be Announced Soon? (and leaked spec list)

Powershot G17

The Canon Powershot G16

One of the compact cameras Canon is expected to announce in the next time is the replacement of the Powershot G16 (price & specs), supposedly named Powershot G17.

A rumor surfaced on the web stating that Canon will announce the Powershot G17 during May 2014. That means less than a year after the announcement of the Powershot G16. Unusual but not implausible.

A short specification list also came with the rumor. The Powershot G17 could have the following specs:

  • A 24-200mm f/1.4-2.0 lens
  • A new developed 1″ Sensor
  • an all magnesium body with comfortable grip

At least the f/1.4-2.0 lens is an exciting news.

[via CR]

March 31, 2014
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Posted in Reviews

Canon Rebel T5/EOS 1200D Video Review (DigitalRev)

DigitalRev posted their video-review of the Canon Rebel T5 (EOS 1200D in EU).

The Canon Rebel T5/EOS 1200D has been officially announced and is available at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

  • 18MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens Included
  • Digic 4 Image Processor
  • Full HD 1080p Video
  • 3″ LCD Screen
  • 100-6400 ISO
  • 9-Point Autofocus System
  • 3 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Scene Intelligent Auto Mode
  • Compatible with Canon EF and EF-S Lenses

March 30, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Is This A New Canon Cinema Lens? (pic leaked)

Canon Cinema Lenses

Picture via Canon Rumors

Canon Rumors spotted an image of what could be one of the new Cinema lenses Canon is rumored to announce at NAB 2014. The lens is said to be servo driven, it’s the lens in the front with the red ring.

March 30, 2014
Posted in News

New Samyang/Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS Available With Limited Stock

10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS

The recently announced Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS is available on eBay by seller bestpriceoptics (99.8% positive ratings).

The Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS for Canon mount is sold for $529 (click here), and there is a limited stock available. You may want to have a look to the product page of the 10mm f/2.8.

Please note that Samyang lenses can have different brand names (SamyangWalimexRokinonOptekaFalconVivitarBower)


March 30, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Canon Powershot SX60 HS IS Rumored Again (100x zoom, announcement soon)

Powershot SX60

Canon Powershot SX50 HS

Canon Rumors received a new rumor about the upcoming Canon Powershot SX60 HS IS, the successor of the popular Powershot SX50 HS IS (price & specs).

The rumor states that the Powershot SX60 will have a 100x zoom (and not a 60x zoom as I was told from one of my sources), and that the camera could be announced soon, possibly before summer. This candidate announcement date was told to me too. The 100x zoom is said to cover  a whooping 20-2000mm range. In the past a Canon patent for a 100x zoom was spotted. Never the less, I think the rumor about a 100x zoom is non-sense.

March 29, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Refurbished Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS – $640

Canon EF 24-105mm It’s the same Adorama we know, but selling on eBay.

Adorama has refurbished Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM on sale for $639.99. Compare to $1099 on Amazon US.

Free shipping in the US. Refurbished by Canon. 1 year warranty.