January 20, 2014
Posted in Patents

Canon Patent For New EOS M Pancake Lenses (18-40, 18-55, 10-20, 9-18)


EOS M Pancake

EOS M Pancake

Egami (tranlated) spotted a patent filed by Canon that appears to refer to new pancake lenses for the EOS M system18-40mm f/3.5-5.6, 18-55mm f/4-8, 10-20mm f/4-5.6, and 9-18mm f/4-5.6.

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-6275
    • Publication date 2014.1.16
    • Filing date 2012.6.21
  • Example 1
    • Zoom ratio 2.28
    • Focal length f = 18.10-29.78-41.20mm
    • Fno. 3.60-4.70-5.88
    • Half angle ω = 36.92-24.55-18.27 °
    • Image height Y = 13.60mm
    • 54.22-49.85-51.81mm lens length
    • BF 0.50mm
  • Example 7
    • Zoom ratio 3.00
    • Focal length f = 18.10-37.01-54.30mm
    • Fno. 4.20-6.20-8.20
    • Half angle ω = 36.92-20.17-14.06 °
    • Image height Y = 13.60mm
    • 64.74-56.63-62.13mm lens length
    • BF 0.50mm
  • Example 8
    • Zoom ratio 1.91
    • Focal length f = 10.30-15.00-19.70mm
    • Fno. 3.90-4.83-5.76
    • Half angle ω = 52.98-42.31-34.74 °
    • Image height Y = 13.66mm
    • 58.84-53.45-52.25mm lens length
    • BF 0.50mm
  • Example 10
    • Zoom ratio 1.91
    • Focal length f = 9.27-13.49-17.71mm
    • Fno. 4.12-4.93-5.76
    • Half angle ω = 55.84-45.36-37.65 °
    • Image height Y = 13.66mm
    • 60.98-55.27-53.91mm lens length
    • BF 0.50mm
  • Canon patents
    • The possible vibration damping by the second lens group
    • Feeding whole, front focus, focusing, rear focusing, etc.
January 18, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III – $2869


eBay seller rythercamera (99.6% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on sale for $2869.


January 18, 2014
Posted in News

Canon Sponsors 2014 Sundance Film Festival


Canon USA press release:

Canon U.S.A. Supports the Craft of Filmmaking as a Sponsor of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

PARK CITY, UT, January 17, 2014 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the company will return as a Sustaining Sponsor to the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival-which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, marking three decades of fostering a vibrant independent film community-will be held in Park City, Salt Lake City, Sundance, and Ogden, Utah from January 16-26, 2014.

The Festival’s diverse roster includes nearly 200 films, of which approximately 20 percent were shot using Canon equipment. Blue RuinSong OneMemphisThis May Be The Last TimeCesar’s Last FastHappy ValleyLast Days in VietnamLife Itself,WHITEY: United States of America v. James J. BulgerMittAlive Inside, and Ivory Tower are just a few of the Canon-shot films screening in 2014.

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January 18, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Adobe Lightroom for iPad Coming (99$/year cloud subscription)?

Lightroom for iPad

Is Adobe going to launch a Lightroom version for tablets, specifically for Apple’s iPad? It appears that an official launch is planned for the coming weeks. More after the break.

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January 17, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Rumor: A Canon Entry Level DSLR for CP+?



Canon may soon announce a new, entry level DSLR, which most probably means they will announce it at CP+ (2/13-16). The DSLR that’s going to be announced is said to be positioned below the Rebel SL1/EOS 100D, and to be a brand new model. The announcement appears to be quite likely to occur for the CP+ show.

The same rumor states that there will be 2 more DSLRs that will be announced this year, one of them should be the replacement of the EOS 7D, the other, third one is not specified.

No specs nor other information for the entry level and the other DSLRs.

[via CR]

January 16, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro – $669 (B&H)

Sigma 105mm f/2.8

B&H Photo has the well-regarded Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro lens on sale for $669 after $300 instant rebate, plus 4% rewards and free shipping, no sales tax in US – Except NY. Pretty good deal!

  • Life-Size (1:1) Magnification
  • “Focus-Free” Mechanical Design
  • 12.3″ (31 cm) Close Focusing Distance
  • Non-Rotating Front Lens
  • Optical Stabilizer (OS)

Full Specs and product description after the break.

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January 16, 2014
Posted in Deals

Adobe Extends Photoshop Photography Program Again (exp. 2/28)

Photoshop Photography Program

So this is the third (or fourth) time Adobe extends the special introductory price for their Photoshop Photography Program. Once more you can get Photoshop and Lightroom via Creative Cloud for $9.99/month (everyone). However, this time the offer is only available for those who own CS3 or later products.

This is your opportunity to step into Adobe’s Photoshop Photography Program for 9.99 a month (12-month commitment).

  • Photoshop CC
  • Lightroom 5
  • 20GB of online storage
  • Behance ProSite
  • Access to training resources on Creative Cloud Learn
  • Ongoing updates and upgrades

[via Photography Bay]