January 13, 2014
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Canon Files Patent For Automated Auto-Focus Microadjustement

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Auto-Focus Microadjustement

Source: Egami (translated)

Canon filed a patent for automatic auto-focus microadjustement of lenses. Pretty cool feature that I would like to see on my DSLRs.

Patent description:

  • Patent Publication No. 2013-254194
    • Publication date 2013.12.19
    • Filing date 2012.5.11
  • Issues surrounding the AF adjustment
    • The looseness of the phase difference AF sensor, because the AF accuracy is worse, need AF adjustment
    • It is not done correctly the AF adjustment in your environment
    • Necessary facilities such as service center
  • Canon patents
    • Automation of the AF adjustment
    • Procedure
      • Let me be the difference adjusted value of the phase difference AF and contrast AF
      • To determine the reliability
January 12, 2014
Posted in Deals

Canon Deal: EOS 6D Body – $1501

 

Canon Deal Top Rated Plus eBay seller getitidigital (99.5% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 6D on sale for $$1,501.43. USA model & warranty. Free shipping.
January 11, 2014
Posted in News

Canon Undisputed Leader in Market Shares for DSLR and Compact Cameras in Japan (BNC Ranking)

BCNranking (google translation here) published the 2013 market share in Japan for various tech categories. Let us have a look how Canon did perform.  As you can see Canon is undisputed leader when it comes to DSLR and compact cameras. More after the break.

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January 11, 2014
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Deal: Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens – $199

 

Rokinon 8mm buydig on eBay (99.5% positive ratings) has the Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens on sale for $199USA model and warranty, free shipping.Very good price for this lens.

 

January 11, 2014
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Canon Rumor: New Canon APS-C Flagship On Its Way?

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Is the successor of the EOS 7D on its way?

A new rumor suggests that Canon may use the concomitance of the Winter Olympics in Sochi (2/7-2/23) and CP+ (2/13-2/16) to announce various new products, among which there will be the replacement for the EOS 7D (price & specs).

The rumor states that speed, auto-focus and high ISO performance are the key elements where Canon wants feedback from their testers (apparently prototypes are out in the wild). The 7D successor should have a rugged build an a high fps. No word about the resolution, just that it will be over 20MP.

My take: Take it with a grain of salt. EOS 7D Mark II rumors have gone wild and sometimes contradictory in the last months. According to my sources there will be an APS-C DSLR positioned above the EOS 7D/70D but it will not be a “7D Mark II”. Canon’s next, new APS-C flagship is said to have a new naming scheme (and groundbreaking features). That fits with other rumors I got, saying Canon is working on a general revamping of their DSLR line-up, one source stated it is “the biggest change in Canon’s history“. I have also been told that there are prototypes undergoing testing.

The latest spec list I got (already published in the past) that could refer to the 7D successor:

  • ~24MP sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Auto-Focus system similar to the EOS 5D Mark III (61 points), possibly the same as 5D3
  • High frame rate, 10-12 fps
  • “high grade” weather sealing, like Canon’s professional DSLRs
  • Dual Digic V+ processor
  • Single card slot
  • WiFi & GPS
  • Innovative video features
  • Price around $2000
  • Very good ISO performance

Only time will tell.

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January 11, 2014
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Canon EOS M2 Got DxOMarked

The Asia-only Canon EOS M2 got DxOMarked. No big surprises here since the EOS M2 sports the same sensor of the Rebel SL1/100D. Interesting to see that the EOS M2 has the same overall score as the EOS M. But the EOS M2 compares well also to more recent Canon APS-C sensors. More after the break.

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