June 17, 2014
Posted in News

Officially Announced: Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM For EOS M


Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM

Leaked yesterday, Canon’s new EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM for the EOS M system (price & specs) is officially presented on Canon’s New Zealand site:

A compact telephoto zoom lens that inherits the EF-M lens design and portability.

With design and portability characteristics of the EOS M series, you can easily enjoy the world of telephoto zoom lens shooting in a compact and lightweight body with the EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM. This EF-M lens features a built-in Image Stabilizer so you can capture images from a distance in sharp, crisp quality and a built-in stepping motor (STM) for silent and smooth Autofocus. Used in combination with an EF-M standard lens, a wide range of shooting scenes can be covered with the EOS M series.

There is a product brochure you can download here.. Sample pics are also available, click here and scroll down.

  • Compactness and precision image quality is achieved through a new type of 5-group zoom system making use of short back focus and aspheric lens
  • Uses a UD lens to correct chromatic aberration for excellent image quality throughout the zoom range
  • The focusing mechanism employs a stepping motor and lead screw to provide quiet and smooth movie servo AF for shooting movies
  • Image Stabilizer equivalent to a shutter speed 3.5 settings faster
  • Maintains the EF-M lens design concept of projecting from the mount in a straight form
  • Lens disposition and coatings are optimized to minimize ghosting and flare
  • Uses a 7-blade circular aperture for exquisite blurred areas
  • Fast autofocus is achieved for still images using a rear focus system, high-speed CPU, and optimized AF algorithm
Focal length 55-200mm
Max Aperture f/4.5-6.3
Lens Construction 17 elements in 11 groups
Aperture Blades 7
Minimum Focusing Distance 1.0m
Maximum Magnification 0.21x
Dimensions 60.9 x 86.5mm
Weight Approx. 260g
Included Accessories Lens cap E-52 II, Lens dust cap EB
June 16, 2014
Posted in News, Rumors

New Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens For EOS M System Coming In Few Days

EF-M 55-200mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM

Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens will be announced in a few days

Digicame-info (translated) spotted the leak.

EF-M 55-200mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM

– […] molded aspherical lens and one UD lens
–  22% shorter compared to the EF-S 55-250mm IS STM
– 31% lighter than the EF-S 55-250mm IS STM
– image stabilisation up to 4 stops
– Faster AF thru optimisation of the algorithm of the drive system
– Full-time manual focus
– Hood ET-54B

The EF-M 55-200mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM is compact and lightweight lens, 22% shorter and 31% lighter than the EF-S 55-250mm IS STM. The lens weights 260g and has a total length of 87mm. Appears to be a pretty compact and light tele zoom. And with optimised AF speed. Great news for EOS M owners. And no one saw it come ;-)

Let’s hope Canon will release this lens world-wide, and not just for the Asian market as they did with the EOS M2.

[via DCI]

June 14, 2014
Posted in News

Canon Acquires Milestone to Make Major Advance in Network Video Surveillance Business


Canon press release:

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 13, 2014 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced Canon Europe has signed an agreement to acquire Denmark-based Milestone Systems A/S, a world leading provider of open platform video management software, via its subsidiary Canon Europa N.V. The new combination will create a formidable player in the fast growing network video surveillance market by combining the strengths of Canon’s innovative imaging technology with Milestone’s best-in-class video management software expertise.

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June 13, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM – $385

Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6

Adorama has the Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM lens on sale for $385 after using coupon code 1SIGMASALE at checkout. Offer expires 6/17.

June 13, 2014
Posted in Tips

Canon EOS 6D Tutorials: Auto-Options and Image Quality (Canon videos)

CanonUSA on YouTube posted 2 tutorial videos for EOS 6D owners. Image Quality (above) and Auto-Options (below).

Canon EOS 6D price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

June 12, 2014
Posted in News

Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85 Pre-Order & Ships World-Wide (Fastest Lens For EOS M)

Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85

Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85

  • Canon EF-M Mount
  • Aperture Range: f/0.85 to f/22
  • 64mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • For APS-C Image Sensors
  • Concave Front Lens Element
  • 250° Manual Focus Throw
  • Ten-Blade Circular Diaphragm
  • Metal Lens Barrel & Integrated Lens Hood
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 2.5′
  • Filter Thread: 67mm

The world’s fastest lens with native Canon EOS M mount, the Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85,  can be pre-ordered at B&H Photo for $2,079.99, and ships to everywhere (shipping costs depend by your location). For other mount types click here.

Image samples can be found at handevision.de/en/impressions/.

Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85

Product description after the break.

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