October 26, 2013
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October 25, 2013
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The Canon EOS 7D Mark II May Be Announced in March 2014

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Fake EOS 7D Mark II (mock-up)

We got a first candidate date (thanks) for the announcement of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, and some specs confirmation too. According to our source Canon is set to announce the successor of the EOS 7D in March 2014. We didn’t get an exact date, but according to our source it should happen somewhen in the mid of March.

No concrete news about the specs. Rumors still suggest Canon is prototyping two different sensor (though both will have Dual Pixel AF), a 20MP and a 24MP sensor. Which one will do it into the 7D Mark II is still uncertain. However, all rumours suggest the 7D Mark II will not have the same sensor as the Canon EOS 70D. That looks a bit weird to me. If the 7D Mark II gets a 20MP sensor I can hardly figure out why and how it should be a different sensor than the one featured on the 70D. Maybe different aliasing filters or other very small differences in the engineering of the sensor.

For the time being the following sill is the most credited specification list:

  • ~20MP or ~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

That’s all for now. Have a great day.

October 25, 2013
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How To Get Accurate Colors in Difficult Light Using a Filter (White Balance)

White Balance

You all know the following situation: difficult light settings confuse the white-balance of your camera and you’ve to use a grey card to calibrate the WB. Not a big issue but prone to errors and sometimes uncomfortable (think rain). Another way to get the WB right in such settings is to use a filter on top of your lens that acts as a neutral diffusion filter that passes 18% of the ambient light to the cameras light meter. What you have is a grey frame you can comfortably use to calibrate the WB.

Adorama has the ExpoImaging ExpoDisc Digital White Balance filters all 50% off the regular price, starting from $34.99 for the 52mm filter up to 52.49 for the 82mm filter.

Product description after the break.

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October 25, 2013
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Another Great Lens for an Affordable Price – Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS Price Unveiled ($899)

Sigma 24-105mm f/4

 

Eventually Sigma announced the price of its recently announced 24-105mm f/4 DG OS lens (“Art” line-up) to the world: $899. And it is once more (after the 18-35mm f/1.8) a price for the masses, for a lens that hopefully will deliver the same awesome properties of the 18-35mm f/1.8 (price & specs). The 24-105mm is interesting also because there are (non confirmed) rumours floating around saying that Canon may discontinue the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM (price & specs). The Sigma has image stabilisation, the Canon not.

More information, details, pics and specs after the break.

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October 25, 2013
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Are These Canon Lens Patents For The EOS M System?

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50mm f/1.8

Egami (translated) spotted Canon patents for three lenses that could been thought for the EOS M mirrorless system, a 5omm f/1.8, 50mm f/1.4 and 35mm f/1.4. Egami’s analysis of the patents suggests this interpretation, i.e. that these lenses are made for an APS-C mirrorless system. Sound exciting, having such primes for the EOS M would at least allow us to think that Canon is committed to their mirrorless system. More details and specs after the break.

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October 24, 2013
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May We have Your Attention: Another Bunch of Excellent Canon Deals (Hot 6D Deal, 70D)

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Uh, it’s deals time since a few days. May this be the Sony full-frame mirrorless effect? Fact is, Canon’s full-frame gear is consistently discounted since some days. And I am not talking just about eBay deals. The major, authorized Canon dealers are as well discounting the 5D3 and 6D.

Let us start with authorised Canon reseller B&H. They have some pretty interesting deals live (in addition to these 5D3 deals), all come with the accessories displayed in the pics above and get a MIR rebate.

  • This is hot: Canon EOS 6D body only and SanDisk 16GB SDHC Memory CardCanon 200DG Deluxe Gadget Bag,Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod, and aWatson LP-E6 extra Battery for $1573 (click here). No mail-in rebate, just $1573 that show up after check-out.
  • Canon EOS 6D with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS Lens and PIXMA Pro-100, photo paper , and SanDisk 16GB Extreme Class 10 – $1999 (click here) after a $400 mail-in rebate (final price shows up after checkout)

  • Canon EOS 70D DSLR Kit with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens and PIXMA Pro-100, photo paper , and SanDisk 16GB Extreme Class 10 – $1249 (click here) after a $300 mail-in rebate (final price shows up after check-out)

Not bad, eh? These are good times to get a Canon full-frame DSLR, or the awesome EOS 70D with Dual Pixel AF. I bought my 70D w/ 18-135mm for shy of $1200 with no printer, memory card and bag.

Have a great day or evening or morning wherever you are!

October 24, 2013
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Canon and Ron Howard Launch Project Imaginat10n – 10 Films Inspired By User Photographs

Canon USA press release:

Canon U.S.A. And Ron Howard Launch “Project Imaginat10n” Film Festival On Yahoo Showcasing Ten Films Inspired By User Submitted Photographs

“A Ron Howard Presentation” Features Ten Short Films Directed by Jamie Foxx, Eva Longoria, Georgina Chapman, James Murphy, Biz Stone and the Five Winning Consumer Directors of the Canon Project Imaginat10n Film Contest

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 24, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, and two-time Academy Award® winner Ron Howard, are officially launching the “Project Imaginat10n” Film Festival, which will kick off with the global premiere of ten short films at Lincoln Center in New York City today. Following the premiere, screenings will be held in Los Angeles, CA hosted by Bryce Dallas Howard, the first graduating director of Canon’s Project Imagin8ion as well as in Brooklyn, NY hosted by James Murphy, a celebrity director for Project Imaginat10n. Yahoo Screen will continue celebrating the Film Festival from October 25, 2013 through the end of the year where consumers can view each of the 10 films.

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