September 20, 2014
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Canon EOS 7D Mark II Preview And Comparison With Other EOS Cameras (and more sample pics, Gizmodo)

Gizmodo posted a video comparison of the EOS 7D Mark II vs. the EOS 70D and the 5D Mark III.

Basically the 7D Mark II inherits the video quality of the 5D Mark III. It lacks moire, and its sharpness is almost equal (maybe every-so-slightly softer). However, it’s a whole lot better than the 70D, especially in low light. While its noise levels don’t quite reach the standard of the full-frame sensor on the 5D Mark III, it’s still terrific in the dark.

 

The folks at Gizmodo also made a short photo-walk with the EOS 7D Mark II and shot some sample pictures.

[via gizmodo]

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September 19, 2014
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Canon Updates Cloud-Based Image Management Service Irista

Every image, everywhere – Canon updates irista
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 15 September 2014 – Canon today unveils exciting new updates to its cloud-based image management service irista, part of the next development phase of the platform originally launched in June. With a host of enhanced new features, including a newly-designed and optimised user experience for tablets, the ability to create your own photo book from within irista and direct integration with Canon’s Wi-Fi enabled cameras, the updates make irista more connected and easier to use than ever before.
 Irista

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September 19, 2014
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Hot Deals With 3 Years Service Plan: EOS 6D ($1,576), EOS 5D Mark III ($2,720), EOS 5D Mark III w/ 24-105mm f/4L IS ($3,350)

 6d Top Rated Plus seller getitdigital (99.3% positive ratings) on eBay has the Canon EOS 6D + 3 years extended service plan on sale for $1,575.95. Free shipping and limited quantity.
 5d3 Top Rated Plus seller allnewshop (99.4% positive ratings) on eBay has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III + 3 years extended service plan on sale for $2,719.99. Free shipping and limited quantity.
 EOS 5D Mark III Top Rated Plus seller getitdigital (99.3% positive ratings) on eBay has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS + 3 years extended service plan on sale for $3,349.99. Free shipping and limited quantity.
September 19, 2014
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Zoner Photo Studio 16 PRO Free For 2 Days

Zoner Photo Studio 16 PRO, an alternative to Adobe Lightroom, is free for the next 48 hours (i.e. during the weekend). The software normally retails for $89.

You can download Zoner Photo Studio 16 Pro for free by visiting this page. Hey it’s the “PRO” version that you get for free :-) Click here to see what’s new in version 16. The software runs on Windows computers.

September 19, 2014
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Canon EOS 7D Mark II Highlights and Features Explained (in German)

For the German readers here at CW. Canon product-manager Jörg Ammon talks about the EOS 7D Mark II for 12 minutes.

In Germany Wex Photographie is accepting pre-orders for the EOS 7D Mark II (€1,6999).

The new EOS 7D Mark II can be pre-ordered also in the USA. Shipment is expected for November 2014 and orders will be shipped on a first come first serve basis::

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

[via photokina on Youtube]

September 19, 2014
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Canon EOS 7D Mark II Studio Sample Pictures

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Imaging Resource posted a set of sample pictures shot with Canon’s new EOS 7D Mark II. All pics can be downloaded as JPGs or RAWs and are high resolution

The new EOS 7D Mark II can be pre-ordered. Shipment is expected for November 2014 and orders will be shipped on a first come first serve basis::

Chuck Westfall

 

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September 19, 2014
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Canon Product Advisory for EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II, EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II, EF 500mm f/4L IS II, and EF 600mm f/4L IS II Lenses (firmware update)

Canon Product Advisory
EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II

Canon advisory:

To the Users of the EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM, and EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM Interchangeable Lenses for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

UPDATE:
Please see the changes to the “Identification Procedure” section below regarding the criteria for affected serial numbers. The identification procedure has been enhanced to include the first, second and third digits from the left in order to more precisely identify affected products.

Thank you for using Canon products.

Canon has released a firmware update for EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF400mm F2.8L IS II USM, EF500mm f/4L IS II USM and EF600mm f/4L IS II USM lenses. This firmware update will be performed by Canon Service Centers. Please contact us using the contact information listed at the bottom of this page.

Firmware changes:
Firmware Version 1.1.1 incorporates the following enhancement:

1. Changes the control algorithm of the focus drive, and enhances the drive’s responsiveness for more precise focus and adjustments. In particular, the new firmware enhances the AI servo AF capability of the lenses to track objects that move irregularly in sports events, such as soccer or rugby.

Affected Products:
Firmware Version 1.1.1 is for lenses with Firmware Version 1.0.0. If the lens’ firmware is already Version 1.1.1, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

Identification Procedure:
The first, second, and third digits from the left in the serial number (10 digits) for lenses equipped with Firmware Version 1.0.0 are as follows:

Lens name Serial numbers of affected products
(x presents any optional numbers)
EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM 790xxxxxxx through 913xxxxxxx
EF400mm f/2.8L IS II USM 790xxxxxxx through 913xxxxxxx
EF500mm f/4L IS II USM 880xxxxxxx through 910xxxxxxx
EF600mm f/4L IS II USM 880xxxxxxx through 910xxxxxxx

Lenses with serial numbers other than those listed above are equipped with Firmware Version 1.1.1 or later.

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