June 20, 2013
Posted in Rumors

Canon Rumor: New EF 14-24 f/2.8L Lens and Replacement for EF 16-35 and EF 17-40 Before End 2013

Canon Rumor

A new Canon rumor concerning a new L lens and a possible replacement for both the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II and the very popular EF 17-40mm f/4L IS lenses surfaced. The new lens is said to be a 14-24 f/2.8L lens. The replacement lens is said to be an EF 16-50 f/4L IS lens.

[via CR]


June 20, 2013
Posted in Reviews

Video: Canon EOS 10D Exploded View

Matthew Farrell, Michelle Pang, Michael Tom, engineering students of Engineering 128 class from University of California, produced an exploded view (and re-assembling) of a Canon EOS 10D (eBay) with a 24-85mm F/3.5-4.5 lens to show how complex a digital DSLR is. The video was made 4 years ago. It is not entirely clear if they used blue-prints from Canon but I guess they did the whole modelling on their own. Kudos!

The EOS 10D was introduced February 2003. It had 6.3 MP sensor, a 7-point AF system, magnesium alloy body, ISO 100-1600 (3200), 3fps.


[via diyphotography]

June 19, 2013
Posted in News

More Canon EOS M Firmware 2.0.2 Test Videos (by Canon itself)

 EOS M Firmware 2.0.2

More EOS M firmware 2.0.2 test videos by Canon Korea, five of them. You can use Google translation but the videos will not show up. The linked page appears to be an introduction to the bells and whistles of the upcoming firmware update for the Canon EOS M. There are also instructions for the download of the firmware, but you have to be registered at Canon Korea :-)

[via chzycamera.com]

Canon EOS M & EF-M 22mm f/2 STMAmazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay

EOS M Firmware 2.0.2


June 19, 2013
Posted in Deals

Canon Rebel T3i Kit (2 lenses + printer, $597) and Refurbished EF-S 18-200mm IS ($329)

Rebel T3i

Adorama has a Canon Rebel T3i kit on sale. After $400 mail-in rebate you will pay $597 for

  • Canon EOS Rebel T3i Digital SLR Camera
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens
  • EF-S 55-250mm lens
  • Canon Pixma Pro-100 and Canon photo paper.

To get the kit for $597 clickBuy together and save” and select the package with the 55-250mm & Pixma Pro-100 & the photo paper (scroll down the list).

Adorama also has refubrished Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lenses bundled with a $50 Adorama gift card for $329 (click here)

June 19, 2013
Posted in News

UPDATE – Video: Canon EOS M Firmware Version 2.0 In Action (Yes, AF Is FASTER!!)

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M & EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay

UPDATE: It turned out there are more videos (click here) testing the EOS M auto-focus with the upcoming firmware 2.0.2. The AF is tested both in the FlexiZone Multi and FlexiZone Single settings. 12 videos, I posted 6. Thanks to reader spy-spy-spy for this.

Thanks to the reader who sent me the links, greatly appreciated!

Have a look at the videos (by YouTube user Daero Lee) below to see what the upcoming firmware update (ver. 2.0.2) for the Canon EOS M is going to deliver :) The EF-M 18-55mm IS STM is tested with the old and new firmware, as is the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM. And – YES! Helluva! – the Auto-Focus is much faster than with the current firmware. Flexizone-Multi AF was used for the tests. You can see that AF using firmware 2.0.2 is a bit faster in the 18-55mm.

Let’s start with the firmware 1.0.6 (first video) vs 2.0.2 (second video) comparison using the EF-M 18-55mm at 18mm:

More videos after the jump.

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June 19, 2013
Posted in News

How Did Magic Lantern Achieve What They Did? (Video)

Quoting from nofilmschool, Magic Lantern took

[...] a lot of work from a lot of dedicated people working for free in their off hours in order to experiment and squeeze every last ounce of potential out of these cameras. Those thinking this has been some sort of conspiracy on Canon’s part can take a look at the video above and see the exponential increase in development over the last 6 months. Just as with anything, developments can be slow in the beginning, but as things get going, they can really take off.