UPDATE – Official White House photographer and Canon user Pete Souza says he is “trying out the new full frame update”

UPDATE: sorry guys, guess I got a bit overexcited about this 🙂 As many readers pointed out, Pete Souza is most likely referring to the Instagram update that enables new image ratios. Pete Souza itself stated this in another post on Instagram.

Original post:

Pete Souza, the current Chief Official White House photographer for President Barack Obama and the director of the White House Photography Office, and notoriously a Canon shooter, made an interesting post on Instagram, saying:

Trying out the new full frame update and wanted to see how a vertical looked. This is during the President’s round table briefing in New Orleans yesterday. DSLR FYI.

As far as I am informed, Pete Souza is using Canon gear. A “full-frame update” is mentioned. Firmware I guess. The only firmware update for Canon FF DSLR I heard about was for the EOS-1D X.

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Win one of 50 pairs of Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets with Canon

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Get closer to the action at Rugby World Cup 2015 with Canon

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 27th August 2015: As Official Sponsor of Rugby World Cup 2015, Canon is giving customers the chance to win one of 50 pairs of tickets when they buy a selected Canon product. Lucky winners will receive a pair of tickets to attend a Rugby World Cup 2015 match held at one of 13 venues around England and Wales.

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Canon patent for flexible and expandable LCD screen for DSLR and MILC

Canon Patent For Flexible And Expandable LCD Screen For DSLR And MILC

Curious Canon patent for a flexible and expandable LCD screen for DSLR and mirrorless cameras. The LCD screen is expanded by rotating a movable grid. According to patent drawings, the technology appears to apply both for DSLRs and compact/mirrorless cameras. The machine translated patent literature seems to suggest that you may have a larger monitor just when you need it.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-154223
    • Published 2015.8.24
    • Filing date 2014.2.14
  • Canon patents
    • Rotatable operation unit
    • The first state is a rear LCD expands and contracts, the operating face of the operating unit faces behind
    • The second state, the rear LCD is extended, the operation surface of the operation portion faces to the right
[via Egami]

Canon Professional Services at the 2015 US Open Tennis Championships in NY



  • August 31, 2015 – September 13, 2015


  • Photographer’s Lounge
  • Media Center in Arthur Ashe Stadium
  • USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
    Flushing Meadows Corona Park Rd
    Flushing, New York 11368

Canon Professional Services will be on site at the Tennis Center providing support for photographers covering the 2015 US Open. All photographers must hold valid credentials issued by the event’s organizers in order to gain entry.

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Canon EOS M3 sample video and making-of published (and all US pre-order links)

Today Canon announced they will introduce the Canon EOS M3 to the US market. To accompany the event, Canon released a sample video shot using the EOS M3 and a score of lenses (EF-M and EF/EF-S). The video above is the sample movie itself, below (after the break) you can watch the making-of of the video, and find all the pre-order links.

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