July 20, 2014
Posted in Patents

Canon Patent For 45x Zoom For Waterproof Powershot D Cameras


The Canon Powershot D30 (price & specs)

4.62-205mm f/4.0-9.0

Bending optical system

Bending optical system

Egami (translated) spotted a patent filed by Canon that refers to a 45x zoom that appears to be for the water and dustproof PowerShow D compact camera series.

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-109664
    • Published Date 2014.6.12
    • Filing date 2012.11.30
    • Related 2014-109665,2014-109666
  • Example 1
    • Zoom ratio 44.41
    • Focal length f = 4.62-13.02-205.00mm
    • Fno. 3.91-6.14-9.00
    • Half angle ω = 36.14-16.58-1.08 °
    • The overall length of the lens 99.33-103.38-113.64mm
    • BF 12.11-10.81-4.28mm



July 18, 2014
Posted in Tips

Canon’s New DPP 4.0 Works With SL1/100D, T4i/650D, EOS M, 70D, and T5i/700D Raw Files (with a little trick)

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Canon DPP 4.0

A few weeks ago Canon released Digital Photo Professional (DPP) 4.0, a completely new version of  Canon’s well-known RAW conversion software. And the disappointment was big when it turned out that DPP 4.0 supports only Canon’s new full-frame bodies (EOS-1D X, EOS-1D C, EOS 5D Mark III, and EOS 6D). No support for the rest of us?

Slrclub user T.K_Photo (spotted by DicaHub) found a way to make DPP 4.0 work with RAW files from the following Canon DSLRs:

The trick is pretty simple, indeed. All you have to do is to change a value of the EXIF data. It works only for the above mentioned cameras because these cameras use Canon’s “Color Data Version = 10″ (which is stored in the EXIF data). You need a tool to edit EXIF data (ExifTool by P. Harvey is a very good one). All you have to do is:

ExifTool Windows interface


  • select the CR2 file to modify
  • click the “ExifTool direct” button
  • Enter the following command: -Canon:CanonModelID=”EOS 5D Mark III”
  • Ignore the warning

Mac OS X interface


  • Load the CR2 file to modify
  • Go to “Your commands” tab
  • In the “Parameters” box enter: -Makernotes:CanonModelID=”EOS 5D Mark III”
  • Click the “Go” button

Your camera model is still stored in the EXIF, the parameter you are going to change is a specific one. It should also work if you enter “EOS 6D” or one of the other supported FF bodies. ExifTool can be downloaded here, a graphical interface for MAC OS X can be found here. A note: when you download DPP 4.0 you have to enter the serial number of your Canon DSLR. I downloaded DPP 4.0 from the EOS 5D Mark III support page using my EOS 70D’s serial number.

Is it worth the effort? Judge by yourself with the 2 images below, which show the results on a RAW file from an EOS M (image credit: T.K_Photo/Slrclub). The first one is DPP 3.14, the second one DPP 4.0. Head over to Slrclub to see full size images, but even from the samples below you can note that the file produced by DPP 4.0 has more details and is sharper.

EOS M RAW file imported in DPP 3.14

EOS M RAW file imported in DPP 4.0

[SlrClub via DicaHub]


July 18, 2014
Posted in Tips

Canon EOS HD Video How TO: Follow Focus Systems

CanonUSA on Youtube posted another tutorial in their EOS HD Video series:

Explore the features and functions of video production with Canon’s EOS HD SLR cameras in these educational tutorials, shot on location and hosted by Canon Digital Learning Center contributor Jem Schofield with special guest instructors. In this video you’ll learn how to build and operate a follow focus rig.

For more EOS HD Video tutorials click here.

July 17, 2014
Posted in Deals

Canon EOS C300 and Kits Are $2,000 Off Retail Price

The Canon EOS C300 is discounted by $2,000 through instant discount (not mail-in rebate), all kits are $2,000 off – click here to see them all.


July 17, 2014
Posted in Deals

Hot Deal Live Again: Canon EOS 5D Mark III – $2,560

 Canon EOS 5D Mark III Top Rated Plus seller 6ave (99.3% positive ratings) on eBay has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on sale for just $2,559.99.Free shipping in the US and limited quantity.
July 17, 2014
Posted in News

Canon Supports Broadcast Professionals With New Standards At IBC 2014

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Canon to support broadcast professionals in setting new standards at IBC 2014
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 17 July 2014 – Canon today announces the details of its presence at IBC, the leading global tradeshow for media and broadcast professionals held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. An IBC exhibitor for more than three decades, Canon will be showcasing its entire line-up of broadcast solutions and technologies, including the recently announced CN7x17 KA S – the company’s first-ever cinema lens to feature a servo drive unit.
With growing consumer demand for Ultra High Definition content, there’s never been more focus on the industry to provide the equipment and services required to move professional broadcasting to the next generation. To reflect this, visitors will be able to experience Canon’s full range of cutting-edge solutions as well as live demonstrations including 4K output from studio camera configurations and live colour grading enabled by its 4K reference monitors.“We’ve already seen some dramatic shifts in the industry this year and Canon’s presence at IBC 2014 is a reflection of changing times,” said Kieran Magee, Marketing Director, Professional Imaging, Canon Europe. “The bar for quality content is rising every year. Canon is at the forefront of the creative industry, providing products and solutions that professionals need to craft outstanding content, whether in HD or 4K. Helping our customers to capture and tell stories has never been more important. The portfolio of products, and expertise, we’re displaying this year is a demonstration of the tools that they are using to set new standards every day.”

Highlighting the company’s commitment to providing an unrivalled choice of creative products and solutions, attendees can experience Canon’s extensive range of professional lens and camera technologies, including the full power of its optics portfolio. Broadcast professionals will be able to get hands-on with over 100 lenses and a vast array of focal lengths and types, from ENG to cinema to EF lenses. The stand will also display the entire line-up of Canon’s X-series camcorders, providing visitors the opportunity to touch and try the recently announced XF205 and XF200, as well as the company’s pioneering range of Cinema EOS products.

In addition to Canon’s on-stand experts, a selection of independent industry professionals will also be on-hand to present on an exciting array of topics, sharing their experiences of using Canon products and answering visitors’ questions.

Canon’s stand location at IBC 2014 will be Hall 11, Stand E50.

For more information regarding Canon’s professional products and services please visit, http://cpn.canon-europe.com/