Canon announcement for August 14th, Rebel SL2 and two lenses coming? [CW3]

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Canon Rebel SL1/EOS 100D

The latest Canon rumor that surfaced on the web states that Canon is set to announce a DSLR and 2 lenses on August 14th.

I do not think this announcement will regard the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV or the Canon EOS 6D Mark II. Both DSLRs are expected for Q1 2016. However, given Canon’s secrecy and the fact that as good as all Canon rumors of the last 2-3 years got it right only a few weeks before an announcement, it is still possible that we will see the 5D4 and 6D2.

Could the Canon Rebel SL2 be announced in August? There was a rumor back in May 2015 suggesting a Rebel SL2 announcement for August. The Rebel SL1/EOS 100D was announced March 21st, 2013. That’s almost two and half year away. If the rumor of an August 14th announcement is reliable, then this announcement might indeed regard the Rebel SL2. I think a 50% chance is likely for this rumor.

What about the lenses? We heard that the EF 35mm f/1.4L Mark II is ready for production. Other lenses that are rumored to get announced soon are the EF-M 85mm f/1.8 IS STM, a new EF-M 18-55mm IS STM, and the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L Mark II.

Stay tuned, we will soon know more. What do you think?

[via NL]

Canon Store Independence Day special sale event, 3 days left

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The Canon Direct Store’s special sale event for July 4th is live for 3 more days. There are many deals waiting for you, from refurbished DSLRs and lenses (with additional event discounts), to instant rebates on select camera kits and bundles, and then more.

All deals are listed on this Canon Store landing page.

Canon EOS 6D Mark II rumor (and user poll), two test-units out in the wild? [CW2]

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In the past we had rumors pointing to different sensor resolutions for the Canon EOS 6D Mark II: 24MP and 28MP. A new rumor I got (thanks) suggests that Canon is still testing both scenarios.

Is this likely? I guess it is a bit late to make tests to decide if it is better to release a 24MP EOS 6D2 or a 28MP EOS 6D2. Most of us agree that the EOS 6D Mark II will be announced by Q1 2016. Canon still testing the EOS 6D Mark II doesn’t sound very likely to me.

However, we do not yet have reliable rumors about the EOS 6D Mark II sensor resolution. Here at CW we got rumors about a 28MP sensor, other suggest it may have 24MP sensor. Might this post start some new EOS 6D2 rumors.

There are also rumors suggesting the EOS 6D Mark II will go upmarket. There is some misunderstanding or confusion here. The EOS 6D2 is not “going upmarket”, it will just have all the new features that technology can offer in 2015-16. The EOS 6D Mark II will be Canon’s next entry-level, full-frame DSLR.

While I do not give much credit to a rumor stating Canon is still testing two possible models of the EOS 6D Mark II, I am pretty curious to learn what you think will be the sensor resolution of the Canon EOS 6D Mark II. And feel free to let me know what you think in the comment section.

Canon EOS 6D Mark II sensor resolution

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About our rumour rating:

  • CW1 – probably fake rumor, not reliable (less than 15% chance to be real)
  • CW2 – rumor from an unknown/new source, but otherwise at least a plausible rumor (15%-40% chance to be real)
  • CW3 – around 50% chance to be real, coming from a known source, or from new source with good insight in Canon’s business
  • CW4 – rumor from a known source that was right in the past, high probability to be true (60%-80% chance to be real)
  • CW5 – as good as certain to be true

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New Canon videos celebrate 10 years anniversary of EOS 5D series

Canon released 2 new videos to celebrate the 10 years anniversary of the company’s winning EOS 5D series. The video below shows highlights of an interview with the developers of the EOS 5D series. You may also be interested in a long series of technical articles dedicated to the EOS 5D and its successors.

The EOS 5D line was a game changer in many aspects. Just think what the EOS 5D Mark II made for videographers. And we are looking forward to another milestone with the upcoming EOS 5D Mark IV.

The latest addition to the EOS 5D series are the Canon EOS 5Ds (Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA) and EOS 5Ds R (Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA).

[via Photography Blog]

Canon patent for EF 15-105mm f/2.8-5.6 lens

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Canon filed a patent for an EF 15-105mm f/2.8-5.6 lens.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-118141
    • Published 2015.6.25
    • Filing date 2013.12.17
  • Example
    embodiment
    Example Zoom ratio Focal length Fno. Half angle Image height Overall length of the lens BF
    1 4.12 24.75 52.09 101.92 3.60 4.81 5.83 41.16 22.56 11.98 21.64 146.25 166.83 195.25 38.99 58.34 73.70
    2 6.81 15.40 22.95 104.92 2.88 3.39 5.60 41.57 30.76 7.42 13.66 149.46 154.42 222.88 38.13 46.49 77.97
  • Canon patents
    • Positive and negative positive and negative positive and negative positive 7-group zoom
    • Inner focus (fourth group)
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