August 20, 2014
Posted in News

Canon PIXMA MG6620 Commercial


CanonUSA posted a video about the Canon PIXMA MG6620 printer, announced yesterday.

The Canon PIXMA MG6620 Wireless Inkjet Photo AIO printer features a Passive NFC version of PIXMA Touch & Print technology, with similar functionality as Active NFC except that both the mobile device and printer will have to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network in order to print. The printer also features a three-inch LCD touchscreen and produces stunning, high-quality images along with sharp documents for the home or home office thanks to a five-color hybrid ink system. Available in black, white and burnt orange with a matte finish, the PIXMA MG6620 printer will have an estimated retail price of $149.998.

August 20, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Samyang Will Soon Announce The Lens “Of Your Dreams” (50mm f/1.2) – Update

Update: There was a typo: the lens is f/1.2 not f/2

Update #2 (thanks jevgeni): There is more than one lens coming, the English teaser says “Dreams Come True! On August 26th, your dream lenses are coming“. See the image at the end of the post.

Samyang (aka Rokinon, and other brand names) is set to announce a new Cine lens. Rumors suggest it will be a 50mm f/1.2 lens, and Samyang puts it in their VDSLR line-up.

Samyang touts the lens as “the dream will soon be true. At Aug. 26, the lens you are dreaming will come out”

So, there is something interesting coming on August 26th. Samyang made some amazing lenses in the last years, I am sure this one will also be awesome.

The news came via Dicahub (translated), more information and comments at slrclub.

August 20, 2014
Posted in Tips

How To Manual Focus And Canon STM Lenses

CanonUSA on Youtube posted a video about what makes Canon’s STM lenses different from other lenses, and how to manual focus. STM stands for Stepping Motor, a new method to drive the auto-focus on lenses.

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM, currently selling for $149 on Amazon US

August 20, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III – $2,700 (1 Year USA Warranty)

 EOS 5D Mark III Top Rated Plus seller getitdigital (99.4% positive ratings) on eBay has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on sale for $2,699.99. 1 year USA warrantyFree shipping in US and limited quantity.
August 19, 2014
Posted in News

Canon Announces Apple Air Print Support For 3 New PIXMA Printers


Canon press release:

Canon U.S.A. Announces Apple AirPrint Support for Three New Models in the PIXMA Printer Lineup

Delivers Seamless, Convenient Mobile Printing From iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 19, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that the newest PIXMA Wireless1 Inkjet Photo All-In-One (AIO) printers – the PIXMA MG7520, MG6620, and MG5620, now support Apple AirPrint® wireless technology. Beneficial for consumers and home office professionals alike, AirPrint2 allows users to seamlessly print photos, email, web pages and documents wirelessly from iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod touch® devices, without downloading or installing any device drivers.

In addition to these three new printers, other recent PIXMA printer models now compatible with AirPrint wireless technology include:

  • PIXMA MX922 Wireless Office All-In-One Printer
  • PIXMA MX532 Wireless Office All-In-One Printer
  • PIXMA MX472 Wireless Office All-In-One Printer
  • PIXMA iX6820 Wireless Inkjet Business Printer
  • PIXMA iP8720 Wireless Inkjet Photo Crafting Printer
  • PIXMA PRO-100 Wireless Inkjet Professional photo printer
  • PIXMA PRO-10 Wireless Inkjet Professional photo printer

For a full list of all the printers from the Canon PIXMA lineup that support AirPrint wireless technology, please visit

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August 19, 2014
Posted in News

Canon Announces 3 New Cloud-Connected PIXMA All-In-One Printers

Cloud-Connected PIXMA All-In-One Printers
The Canon PIXMA MG7520 Wireless Inkjet Photo AIO printer

Canon USA press release:

Canon U.S.A. Expands Cloud-Connected Printer Line with Three PIXMA All-In-One Printer Models

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 19, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the addition of three PIXMA Wireless1 Inkjet Photo All-In-One (AIO) printers – the PIXMA MG7520, MG6620, and MG5620 printers – that make wireless, cloud-connected printing easy. Each model works easily with the PIXMA Printing Solutions2 (PPS) application and the new mobile-friendly Canon Easy-PhotoPrint+3 web application, which provide easy solutions for cloud-connected printing as well as for the editing and personalization of treasured photos.

A convenient feature included with these models, PPS provides direct access to the cloud from compatible printers, mobile devices and tablets. Users can easily print and scan images and documents from several of the most popular online social platforms and services, such as Facebook®, Twitter®, Flickr®, Photobucket®, Dropbox®, Evernote®, Creative Park and Creative Park Premium along with the newly supported Google Drive™ and Microsoft® OneDrive™. With PPS, users can also check ink model number information, online printer user manuals and other important printer information.

Enhancing the cloud capabilities of the new printer lineup is Easy-PhotoPrint+. This free web-based application provides users with access to photos from their local drive or social platforms to create a large variety of editing options on different mediums, including photo prints, collages, calendars, cards, layouts and stickers. With Easy-PhotoPrint+, accessible on mobile devices and computers (PC and Mac), projects can be started and saved on one device, and completed on another device at a later time.

Helping the end user increase their productivity through wireless capabilities, other key functions of the new printers include the updated PIXMA Cloud Link4, for sharing scanned documents and photos easily by scanning data directly to email, or attaching scanned data to a draft email in their webmail account. Additionally, PictBridge5(Wireless LAN) functionality allows select Canon digital cameras to connect directly to the printer – eliminating the need of a computer. With Access Point Mode, users can also connect their compatible mobile device to their PIXMA printers directly through Wi-Fi® without needing to be connected to a router.

“With the introduction of these three PIXMA printers, Canon aims to provide high-quality output and cloud-connectivity features that are important for the day-to-day convenience of our customers,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, President and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Ideal for the home or home-office use, the new PIXMA lineup of printers offer users an array of built-in features and connectivity options to fit any price-point or use.”

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