Canon eventually getting serious with the EOS M system? [CW2]

Canon Eventually Getting Serious With The EOS M System? [CW2]

A new rumor surfaced, again suggesting Canon will get serious about the EOS M system… next year.

It’s not the first time that rumors suggest a break-through EOS M camera. in 2014 we were told that Canon would take the EOS M system seriously in 2015. Though the EOS M3 appears to be a good attempt (waiting for mine to be delivered), it’s still not convincing anyone Canon is taking it seriously. It’s true that you can virtually use any EF or EF-S lens with the adapter, but having only four native lenses isn’t a sign of great commitment to the cause.

Read more

Canon patent for EF-S 100-300mm f/4-5.6 IS lens

canon patent

Canon filed a patent for a EF-S 100-300mm f/4-5.6 image-stabilised zoom. According to the patent, the lens will fit APS-C DSLRs. As usual with patents you can never be sure the described product will hit the market. If it does, this could be a new budget zoom lens.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-138178
    • Published 2015.7.30
    • Filing date 2014.1.23
  • Example 1
    • Focal length 102.00 195.50 291.20mm
    • F number 4.16 5.14 5.88
    • Half angle of 7.63 4.00 2.69 °
    • Positive and negative positive and negative four-group zoom
    • Anti-vibration (part of the second group)
[via Egami]

Canon EOS 5D Mark III bundle deal, 64GB Lexar card, PIXMA Pro-100 and much more – $2,149

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Bundle Deal, 64GB Lexar Card, PIXMA Pro-100 And Much More – $2,149

Adorama has a killer deal on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. If you are comfortable with mail-in rebates, then this bundle will be hard to beat. The EOS 5D Mark III bundle is on sale for $2,149 ($2,499 – $350 MIR) plus Free Shipping. Plus you get around 6% Adorama rewards. The bundle includes:

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13×19″, 50 Sheets
  • Green Extreme LP-E6/N Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (2000mAh 7.4V)
  • Lexar 64GB Professional Class 10 600x UHS-I U1 SDXC Memory Card
  • Lowepro Nova Sport 17L AW Shoulder Bag for DSLR
  • New Leaf PLUS – 1 Year Digital Camera Service Plan with Accidental Damage Coverage (for Drops & Spills)
  • 1-Year Adobe Photography Plan and KelbyOne Online Training Subscription (info here)
  • $149.94 in Adorama Rewards

Zeiss 85mm CP.2 T2.1 and Rokinon Xeen 85mm T1.5 lenses teardown

Zeiss 85mm CP.2 T2.1 And Rokinon Xeen 85mm T1.5 Lenses Teardown

All images © Roger Cicala/LensRentals and used with permission.

LensRentals’ Roger Cicala published pics and text of the latest teardown he performed in his lab. The Zeiss 85mm CP.2 T2.1 and the brand new Samyang/Rokinon Xeen 85mm T1.5, two Cine lenses, are the victims.

Read more