Remembering Loved Ones with Canon (video)

Memorial Day is getting closer (Monday, May 25), and CanonUSA on YouTube posted a neat little video about remebering the loved ones.

Memorial Day is set aside to honor the memory of those that have passed before us. Check out Jen Hadfield’s simple idea that she and her family use to commemorate their loved ones.

More tips from the “Get Creative with Canon” series can be seen here.

Canon refreshes binocular range with the launch of image-stabilised 12×36 IS III and 10×30 IS II models

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Canon press release:

Canon refreshes binocular range with the launch of the 12×36 IS III and 10×30 IS II

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 12 May 2015 – Canon today adds two new powerful models to its long-standing binocular range – the 12×36 IS III and 10×30 IS II. Ideal if you’re looking for a stable and superb-quality view of your subject, these high-magnification binoculars – offering 12x and 10x magnification respectively – combine Canon’s optical heritage and innovative Image Stabilizer technology. Both models deliver exceptional quality and a new standard of performance, whether you’re catching the action on safari, at an air show or exploring the outdoors.

Get closer from a distance
The binoculars deliver a high quality viewing experience, thanks to a combination of Canon’s Porro II prism based optics and Super Spectra Coating. Both feature doublet field-flattener lenses, providing edge-to-edge sharpness, excellent resolution and ultra-low distortion across your entire field of view, so regardless of where the subject is, you’ll be able to see it in pin-sharp detail. The Super Spectra lens coating, also found in Canon’s EF lens range, delivers first-class colour reproduction, helping you to easily distinguish one breed of bird from another, in addition to suppressing visible flare and ghosting.

The 10×30 IS II offers 10x magnification with a 30mm diameter front optic, while the 12×36 IS III lets you get even closer with 12x magnification and 36mm front optic. Both models provide vivid detail and stunning quality for when you’re watching long distant action and movement.

View the world clearly: Image Stabilizer
Canon’s binocular range features an active optical Image Stabilizer, steadying the view when you’re walking, in the back of a bumpy safari truck or in a hot air balloon, enabling you to clearly see in front of you. The vari-angle prisms reduce handshake, steadying the subject and minimising eye-strain, great for lengthy sporting events where you don’t want to miss the action and use the binoculars over long period of time. The Image Stabilizer can be activated immediately, with the simple press of a button. Additionally, whether you’re bird watching, or trekking through a jungle wildlife spotting, it’s easy to track a bird in flight, thanks to the binoculars providing smooth panning support.

Balanced, comfortable design
The binoculars offer a lightweight design, comfortable ergonomics and ruggedness in a compact size that easily fits in your bag. Easy to hold, weighing just 660g and 600g, the 12×36 IS III and 10×30 IS II are ideal for you to take anywhere, so you’re ready for every adventure. A soft-touch silicon rubber eyecup ensures comfort and can be easily adjusted to match your eyesight, or you can use the binoculars whilst wearing glasses, without the field or view distorting or visible vignetting. Perfect for bird watching amongst flora, both models have an anti-reflective coating on the body, making the binoculars even more discreet than predecessors.

Both models are powered by AA batteries, providing approximately nine hours of operation¹, with battery consumption significantly reduced compared to predecessor models.

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Hot Deal: Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS STM – $280 (compare at $549)

Authorised Canon dealer CameraLand on Ebay (99.8% positive ratings) has the excellent EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM on sale for just $279.99. Compare at $549 on Amazon. Please note: this is a white box item, as the seller states This lens is BRAND NEW that was taken out of a Camera Kit. The customer only wanted the camera body”. 

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Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports for Canon in stock at B&H Photo (but for how long?)


If you are looking out for the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens then B&H Photo may be the place to visit. They have the lens in stock and ready to ship for $1,999. I doubt the lens will be in stock for long, so act quickly if you want it fast. B&H Photo ships internationally, and sincer short to Canada with the same conditions as for the US.

  • Canon EF Lens/Full Frame
  • Aperture Range: f/5-6.3 to 22
  • Two FLD and Three SLD Elements
  • Hyper Sonic Motor AF System
  • Optical Stabilizer with Accelerometer
  • Zoom Lock & Manual Override Switches
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 102.4″
  • Splash and Dust Proof Mount
  • Lens Hood & Rotatable Tripod Collar
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

Product description after the break.

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Canon UK starts cash-back program for Summer 2015

Canon press release:

Shots worth sharing wherever the summer takes you with Canon cashback

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 20th May 2015 – Bring Canon with you on your adventures and get shots worth sharing wherever the summer takes you with Canon cashback. Starting today you can get up to up to £50/€60 cashback on selected products in the UK and Ireland.

 As the days grow longer and lighter, now’s the time to get outdoors and start exploring. Whether you’re looking for a superzoom camera with the PowerShot SX710 or a small and light DSLR like the EOS 100D, with great cashback offers on selected Canon products until 19th August 2015 you can choose your perfect companion to capture and share your pictures and movies this summer and beyond.

To see the entire range included in the offer and work out what best suits you, simply visit

The offer runs from 20th May 2015 to 19th August 2015 for eligible products purchased from UK or Republic of Ireland retailers*.

Eligible products:

DSLR Cashback
EOS 1200D £20/€25
EOS 100D (excludes DC Kit versions) £30/€35
EOS 700D £50/€60
EOS M3 18-55mm £50/€60
Lens/Accessories Cashback
EF S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM £25/€30
EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM £50/€60
EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM £50/€60
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM £25/€30
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM £50/€60
EF 55-250 f/4-5.6 IS STM £25/€30
EF 40mm f/2.8 STM £25/€30
EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM £25/€30
Speedlite 430EXII £40/€45
Speedlite 270EXII £25/€30
Compact cameras Cashback
PowerShot SX530 £30/€35
PowerShot SX710 £30/€35
PowerShot SX610 £20/€25
PowerShot D30 £30/€35
IXUS 275 £20/€25
Video Cashback
LEGRIA HF R606 £20/€25
LEGRIA HF R66 £30/€35
LEGRIA HF R67 £30/€35
LEGRIA HF R68 £30/€35
LEGRIA G25 £50/€60
Printers Cashback
PIXMA iP8750 £30/€35
PIXMA MG6650 £15/€20
PIXMA MG7550 £20/€25
SELPHY CP910 £15/€20

[CW2] Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and EOS-1D X Mark II delayed because of new flash system?

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I have been told (thanks) that the announcement of both the EOS 5D Mark IV and the EOS-1D X Mark II may be delayed because of the new TTL system and new flashes Canon is deveolping.

It seems Canon wants to be sure that the 1D X Mark II and 5D Mark IV are working flawlessly with the new flash system, and hence has extended the developing and testing period of both cameras.

Though the rumour comes from a new source I consider it plausible. There have been rumors of a new flash system that’s developed by Canon, and for sure the company wants to be sure this new system works with their flagship cameras.

About our rumour rating:

  • CW1 – probably fake rumor, not reliable (less than 15% chance to be real)
  • CW2 – rumor from an unknown/new source, but otherwise at least a plausible rumor (15%-40% chance to be real)
  • CW3 – around 50% chance to be real, coming from a known source, or from new source with good insight in Canon’s business
  • CW4 – rumor from a known source that was right in the past, high probability to be true (60%-80% chance to be real)
  • CW5 – as good as certain to be true