Canon COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm T4.4 overview video

Canon COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm T4.4 Overview Video

Canon COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm T4.4: Adorama | B&H Photo

Canon COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm at a glance (taken from Adorama’s product page, pre-orders possible):

  • Covers 18-80mm Focal Length with Servo Control Capability: The lens is equipped with an electronic zoom that delivers smooth, quiet and stable zooming from high speed to low speed across the entire 18 80mm zoom range.
  • High-level 4K Optical Performance: Designed to fulfill contemporary 4K production standards, the lens provides superb optical performance with 4K support through the entire zoom range, from the center to the perimeter of the image.
  • No-step Iris Mechanism for Motion Picture Shooting: Smooth, no-step iris operation can be controlled manually or electronically. The iris can be closed at the minimum aperture.
  • Focus Breathing: Featuring zoom and focus mechanisms suitable for video shooting, the variance in angle of view during focusing is minimized
  • Newly Developed Servo Drive Unit: The newly developed servo drive unit allows you to control zoom, focus and iris over servo.
  • Compact and Lightweight: For Increased Mobility and Versatility
  • Autofocus Function: The lens is equipped with an ultrasonic motor (USM) to support Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Auto-Focus) and the Dual Pixel Focus Guide.
  • Image Stabilization: Featuring optical-shift image stabilization, this lens provides strong IS from low to high frequencies to help enable stable shooting
  • EF Communication Functions Ideal for Video Shooting: The lens supports various EF communication functions via the electronic contacts of the EF mount

Canon’s Technical USA Advisor Brent Ramsey discusses the features and benefits of the Canon COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm T4.4 EF. This lens can be ideal for the cinematographer moving up from EF lenses, combining the functionality of EF lenses with the video shooting features of Cinema lenses, as well as benefits of compact size and lightweight (only 2.7 lbs.) for outstanding mobility.

Canon ME200S-SH Multi-Purpose Camera Overview Video

Canon ME200S-SHCanon ME200S-SH: B&H Photo | Adorama

Canon ME200S-SH at a glance (taken from Adorama’s product page):

  • CANON SUPER 35MM CMOS SENSOR: Geared to meet a wide range of video production needs, the ME200S-SH camera’s Super 35mm Canon CMOS Image Sensor allows for cinematic image capture
  • DUAL PIXEL CMOS AF (AUTO-FOCUS): The ME200S-SH camera’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Auto-Focus) technology helps provide smooth and consistent autofocus,
  • VERSATILE BOX-STYLE DESIGN: The ME200S-SH Multi-Purpose Camera was designed for a wide variety of applications.
  • COMPATIBLE WITH EF-MOUNT LENSES: The ME200S-SH Multi-Purpose Camera is compatible with select Canon EF mount lenses.
  • RC-V100 REMOTE CONTROL: The ME200S-SH Multi-Purpose Camera can be controlled via either of the two remote terminals offering a mini-pin or RS-422 connection that utilize Canon’s OK protocol, and are compatible with the optional Canon RC-V100 Remote

Canon USA’s Technical Advisor Brent Ramsey gives an overview of the ME200S-SH multi-purpose camera. Ramsey discusses the main camera features as well as the plethora of applications and scenarios that this camera can be used for.

Canon launches new global website using new ‘.canon’ top-level domain name

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Press release:

Canon launches renewed global website using new ‘.canon’ top-level domain name

TOKYO, May 16, 2016—Canon Inc. announced that the Company has gone live today with a renewed global website employing a web address that departs from the traditional location-specific “www.canon.com” to the new “global.canon” proprietary domain name. The launch marks Canon’s first use of the “.canon” top-level domain1 (TLD) since acquiring it in February 2015.

Because “.canon” can only be used by Canon Group companies and services, visitors to sites that use the new TLD can easily confirm their authenticity and be assured that the information they contain is reliable. Additionally, by leveraging the simplicity of the TLD, which is easy to remember and easy to understand, Canon aims to enhance the Company’s global brand value.

Canon begins using new “.canon” top-level domain

The TLD “.canon,” which makes use of Canon’s company name in the right-most side of the web address, is based on the new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) Program.2 With the launch today of the “global.canon” website,3 Canon is providing information to a global audience with a new online presence.

Canon renews global website

Canon conducts business activities around the world, providing information and services over the Internet to not only the Company’s customers, business partners and shareholders, but to all stakeholders in countries and regions across the globe. In addition to the English-language version of the “global.canon” website launched today, Canon will introduce other languages to the site in the future to share brand messages and other information globally.

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Canon patent for EF-M 15-50mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens

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A Canon patent for what appears to be another possible kit lens for the EOS M system, a EF-M 15-50mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.

I do not think Canon will release another kit lens for the EOS M, after the EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and the newer EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM. Guess this is one of the many patents that never will hit the market.

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-75742
    • Published 2016.5.12
    • Filing date 2014.10.3
  • Example
    • Zoom ratio 2.94
    • Focal length 16.00 27.43 47.04
    • F-number 3.62 4.50 5.82
    • Half angle of view (degrees) 37.55 26.47 16.19
    • Image height 12.30 13.66 13.66
    • Overall length of the lens 78.86 74.05 77.88
    • BF 20.48 27.14 37.06
[via Egami]

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III set to be announced next month? [CW4]

Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8L III Set To Be Announced Next Month? [CW4]

New reports suggest the replacement for the highly regarded EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM lens may be announced in June 2016.

The upcoming Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III will for sure top the lens it replaces. Quoting the source of the rumor:

A person who has used the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III says it’s every bit as good as the recent L offerings from Canon and “solves the most glaring weaknesses of the current version.”

I think this rumor has a high probability to be reliable. Stay tuned…

[via Canon Rumors]

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV coming with 32MP and 24MP mode? (no, it’s not)

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Coming With 32MP And 24MP Mode? (no, It’s Not)

This so called rumor was posted to a forum 3 days ago and has now been picked up and pushed to be an EOS 5D Mark IV rumor. It’s not reliable in my humble opinion.

The forum entry says:

I’ve just had a friend of mine (who works for Canon) suggest that although they’ve had no “official” info, his Rep said the 5d4 will be at photokina this year and he hinted at 32mp with 24mp mode. He hadn’t heard anything about a new battery though.

In my experience it never happened that a forum entry turned out to say something reliable about an upcoming product.

I wouldn’t normally post such stuff but it’s making the rounds since some sites picked it up and unfortunately are pushing it as rumor. Sorry guys, it’s nothing to write home about.

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is expected to be announced in August (ready for Photokina) and to be available in October. We should soon have some reliable leaks and maybe even some pics. Stay tuned on Canon Watch to know more.