A new EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 STM coming (next APS-C kit lens)?


EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6

Egami (translated) spotted a patent filed by Canon for an EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. This lens will replace the EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS (released 2009). We got some rumors saying that this lens will come with STM on board. Egami itself suggests it could be the next kit lens for Canon’s high-end APS-C bodies.

Machine translated patent description:

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-75570
    • Published 2015.4.20
    • Filing date 2013.10.8
  • Example
    Example Zoom ratio Focal length Fno. Half angle Image height Overall length BF
    One 4.61 18.00 27.48 83.00 4.00 4.58 5.80 37.1 26.3 9.3 13.6 133.1 140.0 160.0 37.1 41.6 50.3
    Two 4.88 17.00 26.34 83.00 3.99 4.49 5.80 38.66 27.31 9.31 13.6 127.12 133.64 154.74 35.00 39.12 48.89
    Three 5.28 15.50 22.82 81.84 3.60 4.10 5.85 41.39 30.91 9.48 13.66 128.40 134.55 169.41 35.48 43.51 66.65
    Four 5.26 15.60 22.19 82.00 3.50 3.97 5.84 41.21 31.62 9.46 13.66 128.18 134.63 171.19 36.37 43.38 67.86

    Image height Y = 21.63mm

  • Canon patents
    • Positive and negative grain positive and negative positive 5-group configuration (Examples 1 and 2)
    • 4-group configuration of positive and negative grain-positive-positive (Examples 3 and 4)
    • Inner focus (the second group)

EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS



Canon releases English-version PERSTEXT application for iOS


Canon releases English-version PERSTEXT application for iOS

TOKYO, Japan, May 12, 2015—Canon Marketing Japan Inc. announced today that it has released its English version of PERSTEXT for the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia. PERSTEXT is a free iOS application that provides users with a new way of having fun with their photos. The Japanese language version of PERSTEXT debuted on November 5, 2014, and by the 22nd of the same month, reached the number one spot in the free Photo & Video category of the Japan App Store.

Free application lets users add text with a sense of perspective to images

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Canon updates Digital Photo Professional, EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor

Image:  © Canon

Image: © Canon

Canon added support for the Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R to their Digital Photo Professional (DPP) and other photo software. Changes for Digital Photo Professional 4.2.31: –

  • Supports EOS 5DS, EOS 5DS R
  • Supports the camera’s Auto: White priority function in the “White balance” setting
  • Supports the new picture style “Fine Detail” (With the exception of EOS M3, this can be applied to images captured by all the supported models.)
  • Adds a Compositing Tool
  • Adds an HDR Tool.

The new versions of Digital Photo Professional, EOS Utility and Picture Style Editor can be downloaded here (you have first to choose your operating system).

Canon Demonstrates that Success Begins and Ends with its Customers at the 2015 CREATE Event

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Canon Demonstrates that Success Begins and Ends with its Customers at the 2015 CREATE Event

CREATE team provides valuable insight on industry trends, business priorities and strategic direction

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 12, 2015 – Helping to ensure the Company’s business strategy is in sync with its customer’s needs, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced the conclusion of the Company’s Spring 2015 CREATE (Canon Reach-Out Advisory Team) session, which took place April 12 – 17 in Venlo, the Netherlands and Poing, Germany. The event is another example of Canon’s commitment to bringing innovative technology to the market through the collaborative relationship the Company has built with its customers.

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Firmware 1.04 for Canon EOS 7D Mark II avalaible for download (fixes AF issues)


A new firmware update for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is available by Canon. Firmware 1.04 can be downloaded from Canon Asia (Windows | Mac OS X). What has changed:

  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera’s AF function may not operate properly at a focal length of approximately 100mm when used with the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which, in rare instances, the reduction of the flicker effect cannot be achieved when in AI servo AF mode, despite the “Anti-flicker shoot” function being set to “Enable”.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the Picture Style settings may not be applied to the captured image when the camera is set to custom shooting mode C1, C2 or C3.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which, in very rare cases, the first still image captured in live view mode may not record the correct date and time.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which, in very rare cases, image noise may appear in JPEG images when brightness or contrast is corrected by the Auto Lighting Optimizer function.

Don’t be worried because you are downloading the firmware from Canon Asia instead of Canon US or EU – it is the same piece of software.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II price check: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Henry Canada | Newegg Canada | Alibaba | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon product advisory for classic EOS 5D (mirror detachment issue)

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Canon product advisory for the Canon EOS 5D Mark I.

Thank you for using Canon products.

Please note that the after-sales service period (service reception period) for this product will end on September 30, 2015. The free repairs are also scheduled to end on the same day. 

We have discovered that, in rare instances, the main mirror of some EOS 5D Digital SLR cameras may detach due to deterioration in the strength of the adhesive. Accordingly, we would like to convey the details and our service policy concerning this phenomenon.

We offer our sincerest apologies to those customers who have been inconvenienced by this issue. Canon always strives to provide the highest quality products to our customers and we will spare no effort in our quality management to make sure our customers can use our products with confidence. We hope our efforts will earn your understanding.

The main mirror of the camera detaches and images cannot be viewed through the viewfinder.

Affected products
EOS 5D Digital SLR cameras whose main mirror has detached.

User Support
We will repair and reinforce the mirror portion of the affected products free of charge. If you own one of the affected products, please contact our Customer Support Center.

We appreciate your patience, and we offer our sincerest apologies to the customers using these products who have been inconvenienced by this issue.

This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.

Contact Information for Inquiries
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Customer Support Center
Phone: 1-800-OK-CANON (toll free)
Email: carecenter@cits.canon.com
Support options and hours of operation: www.usa.canon.com/support