March 28, 2014
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Canon Is The Biggest DSLR Manufacturer World-Wide (11th straight year)

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Yesterday we learned that Canon surpassed the 250 million manufactured units milestone. The latest press release tells us that Canon is the No. 1 when it comes to global interchangeable-lens digital cameras.

Canon press release:

Canon celebrates 11th straight year of No. 1 share of global interchangeable-lens digital camera market

TOKYO, Japan, March 27, 2014—Canon Inc. today announced that the Company’s interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLR and compact-system cameras) have maintained the No. 1 share worldwide in terms of volume within the interchangeable-lens digital camera market for the 11-year period from 2003 to 2013.1

In addition to the interchangeable lenses, Canon also develops the key components—the CMOS image sensors and image processors—employed in its interchangeable-lens cameras. The most advanced of these technologies are incorporated in the Company’s flagship EOS-1D series. By applying these technologies to other models as well, Canon has successfully created a powerful product lineup that effectively responds to the needs of a wide range of users, from professionals to entry-level users, which has enabled Canon to maintain the top global share.

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March 28, 2014
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Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens – $199

 Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Top Rated Plus seller bestpriceoptics (99.8% positive ratings) on eBay has the Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Ultra Wide Fisheye Lens on sale for $199.Free shipping and limited quantity. Compare to regular $299.
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March 27, 2014
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Discover The Canon Autofocus Systems For Shooting EOS Movies.

The Canon EOS 70D features the innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF

The Canon Professional Network published a short technical article about Canon’s auto-focus systems when shooting movies, including Hybrid CMOS AF and Dual Pixel CMOS AF.

For a large part of the time, autofocus is not as useful for movie shooting as it first appears. When shooting movies, manual focus can appear more natural and is therefore easier to watch for a viewer.

All EOS cameras that feature an EOS Movie mode have had a form of autofocus that works in Movie mode, however their method of focusing meant that the autofocus is neither smooth nor natural during recording.

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March 27, 2014
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Last Days To Save On Canon L Lenses And DSLRs (B&H Photo)

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The discount program expires March 29th. Save up to $200 via mail-in rebate on a set of selected Canon “L”-grade lenses at B&H Photo. There are more lenses on sale than pictured above.

The rebates on selected Canon DSLR bundles are also expiring March 29th,

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March 27, 2014
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Canon’s Professional Network Twitter Quiz

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Canon started a Twitter quiz () about their Canon Professional Network.

[...] we are launching a Twitter quiz and would like to invite you all to take part. So, how well do you think you know CPN? From Canon Ambassadors to zoom lenses our Twitter quiz will really test your knowledge! Simply follow CPN on Twitter at: @CanonProNetwork and look out for the first of our five quiz questions, starting today, Thursday 27 March 2014.

A new question will be posted each day and once you think you know the answer simply @reply to the tweet! The answers can all be found within the CPN website and all five answers will be revealed on the CPN Twitter channel on Tuesday 1 April 2014. Can you answer all five questions correctly? Why not have a go? Good luck!

Be sure to follow @CanonProNetwork on Twitter to take part to the quiz

March 27, 2014
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Deal: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II – $99 (Amazon US)

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

 

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Amazon US has the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens, also known as the “nifty fifty”, on sale for just $99. Note that the price shows up during the checkout process. Compare to $125. Free shipping in the US.

Though this is an inexpensive lens, and a lens made entirely out of industrial plastics (except for the optics), it is well-regarded for the bright aperture and the surprising (given the price) optical performance. In other words: That’s a lens every Canon shooter should have in his or hers bag, and at that price it is a no brainer.

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