June 4, 2014
Posted in News, Tips

Canon EF Lenses 101 Video – Lens Accessories


CanonUSA on YouTube posted the last video of the Canon EF Lenses 101 series: Lens Accessories.

Photographer and educator Matt Kloskowski takes a look at some lens accessories gives some helpful tips about how to care for your lenses. In this final video on the Canon EF 101 series, you’ll discover lens hoods, filters, extenders and more.

June 3, 2014
Posted in News

Canon To Exhibit Latest Digital Cinema Technologies At The 2014 Cine Gear Expo In Los Angeles

2014 Cine Gear Expo

Highlights Include Demonstrations of the New CINE-SERVO Zoom Lens and DP-V3010 4K Reference Display, and In-Depth Seminars and Workshops

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 29, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its full line of professional motion picture equipment at the 2014 Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles, CA from June 6-7, 2014. At Booth 12, Canon will offer visitors the opportunity to demo Canon Cinema EOS and DSLR cameras, Canon HD Video Camcorders, and Canon optics, including the new CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95 zoom lens. Canon will also exhibit cinema workflow solutions including the EOS C300 and EOS C100 Digital Cinema Cameras featuring the Dual Pixel CMOS AF Feature Upgrade, new XF205 and XF200 Professional Camcorders, and the DP-V3010 4K Reference Display, now available for purchase.

Industry Seminars
Canon will host three informative seminars featuring renowned cinematographers and industry leaders, who will showcase their work created using Canon equipment, while sharing their best practices and real-world insights into the art and craft of cinematography.

The seminar schedule is as follows:

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June 3, 2014
Posted in Patents

Canon Patent Visually Guides You While Manually Focusing


To be honest I am not 100% sure I got this right, since I read Google’s automatic translation.

However, Egami (translated) spotted a patent filed by Canon that visually guides you thru the in camera display system while manual focusing (fine focusing, I suppose). Any help to better understand this patent would be appreciated.

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-89329
    • Publication date 2014.5.15
    • Filing date 2012.10.30
  • Canon patents
    • I get information on the rotation direction of the focus ring
    • I get the image of the near side and the image of the far side of the optimum than the current position
    • I displays an image corresponding to the direction of rotation of the focus ring
    • Upon detecting the rotation of the focus ring, to release the image display
June 2, 2014
Posted in Deals

Save Big On Sandisk 128GB Memory Cards (only today)


One day deal for Sandisk memory cards at B&H Photo – click here to see the deals.

June 2, 2014
Posted in Tips

How To Take Care Of Your Camera (Canon Call Center Video)

Watch Holly from the Canon Call Center as she shares common recommendations to help you take good care of your Canon cameras and lenses. For more information, visit:http://usa.canon.com/support


May 31, 2014
Posted in News, Tips

Canon EOS-1D X Firmware 2.0 – Learn How To Set Up And Use With These 3 Videos

CanonUSA on YouTube posted 3 videos about firmware 2.0 for the Canon EOS-1D X. The first video above is about setting up the firmware, below the videos about AI servo controls and AF point management and exposure options.

There is also a long and detailed article at Canon Digital Learning Center about the firmware.

EOS-1D X Firmware
May 30, 2014
Posted in Deals

Save Big On Sandisk Memory Cards (Adorama)


Adorama has a discount program on a lot of Sandisk memory cards – click here to see all offers.

You can never have enough memory cards in your bag.