July 8, 2014
Posted in Reviews

Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Video Review (DigitalRev)

The Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM (16-28.8mm equivalent) is one of those lenses where Canon shows what they can do (when they want) and how much engineering skills they have when it comes to lenses. DigitalRev’s Kai reviews the EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM in a hands-on video review.

The Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM was announced a few weeks ago, and is a high performing ultra-wide angle lens for APS-C DSLRs at a bargain price. The EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM sells for $299/€280 and is in stock almost everywhere (check links below). Kudos to Canon for making such a good lens and for selling it at an affordable price.

Photozone‘s verdict on the EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM:

[...] Canon showed once more that the quality crown still belongs to DSLR systems – even and especially regarding low cost lenses. The Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM may be very slow but it is darn sharp in the relevant aperture range. In fact it is every bit as good as the Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM here … at half the price! The amount of lateral CAs is well controlled. In critical scenes (e.g. architecture) you will be able to spot some barrel distortions at 10mm but we’ve seen a lot worse here. The only significant weakness is vignetting especially at 10mm.

At a price of $299 the EF-S 10-18mm delivers a lot of band for the bucks!

Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay

EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6

Product description after the break.

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July 8, 2014
Posted in News

Canon USA Introduces Mobile Print Solution for Android And HP Slate Devices

Mobile Print Solution

Canon press release:

Canon U.S.A. Introduces Canon Print Service, Mobile Print Solution for Android Version 4.4 (KitKat) and HP Slate Devices

Delivers Easy-to-Use Solution for Current and Future Customers to a Variety of imageCLASS, PIXMA, imageRUNNER, and imageRUNNER ADVANCE Systems

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 7, 2014 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced Canon Print Service, a mobile print offering that enables users to print from any Android version 4.4 (KitKat) enabled devices as well as select HP Slate devices to select Canon models. Canon Print Service works on top of Android’s recently announced printing framework and enables users to print their business documents, personal documents and photographs to Canon printing systems over a wireless network. The addition of Canon Print Service to Canon’s mobile solutions portfolio expands easy Android device printing support.

Canon Print Service is an ideal solution for existing and new Canon customers, as users who already own compatible Canon systems don’t need to upgrade their printers, nor download new driver software. Users will enjoy printing with options, including paper size, number of copies and orientation, to name a few.

“As the growth in mobility among individuals and businesses around the world expands exponentially, Canon U.S.A. continues to deliver to our customers the technology they need to remain productive and successful,” said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. “With the release of Canon Print Service, we are demonstrating our commitment to existing Canon customers especially by offering them a valuable solution they didn’t have when they originally bought their product.”

The Android KitKat plug-in can be downloaded from the Google Play Store at:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.canon.android.printservice.plugin.

The HP Slate plug-in can be downloaded from the Google Play Store at:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.canon.android.print.printserviceplugin.g.

To learn more about Canon Print Service, including model support, please visit:http://usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/standard_display/mobile_printer_plugin.

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July 7, 2014
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Pic Of The Day: Biking The Himalayas (EOS 70D & Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8)

EOS 70D & Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8

Biking The Himalayas by CW Steve on 500px

Shot after the Rohtang Pass while heading to Keylong, Himalach Pradesh, India. Canon EOS 70D and the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM. Post-processed with Adobe Lightroom 5.


July 7, 2014
Posted in Deals

Hot Deal: Canon EOS 6D – $1400


EOS 6D Top Rated Plus eBay seller 6ave (99.2% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 6D on sale for just $1,399.99.Free shipping in US. Limited quantity.
July 7, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS – $698

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS Top Rated Plus eBay seller getitdigital (99.4% positive ratings) has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM on sale for $697.99.


July 7, 2014
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New Candidate Announcement Date For Canon EOS 7D Replacement Is September 5

Canon EOS 7D Replacement

CR reports they got word that the NDAs (aka embargo) on the successor of the Canon EOS 7D will end on Friday, September 5, 2014 EST. That’s 10 days before Photokina 2014 starts. Sounds plausible.

Since last Sunday the EOS 7D and kits get massive instante discounts (up to $600). That’s a fire sale and a great opportunity.

Check out all EOS 7D kits on sale at Amazon.

Check out all EOS 7D kits on sale at B&H Photo.

Check out all EOS 7D kits on sale at Adorama (also kits with accessories for the same price).

More Canon EOS 7D price checks: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay

[via CR]

July 7, 2014
Posted in patents

Canon Patents For 55mm f/1.4 Lens And Other Primes

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Egami (translated) spotted a patent filed by Canon for a 55mm f/1.4, a 35mm f/1.4, and other fast primes.

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-123018
    • Publication date 2014.7.3
    • Filing date 2012.12.21
  • Example
    Example Focal length Fno. Half angle The overall length of the lens BF MOD
    One 49.53 1.45 23.60 99.46 38.10 450
    Two 35.88 1.45 31.09 126.92 38.77 300
    Three 55.42 1.45 21.33 100.44 40.24 450
    Four 50.75 1.45 23.09 98.17 38.29 450

    Image height = 21.64mm

  • Canon patents
    • Positive and negative Shibomake positive
    • Inner focus

[via Egami]