January 27, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Is Canon Working On A Global Shutter For A 2.5K Video DSLR?


Global Shutter

Canon Rumors reports a new, interesting rumor. It appears that people working in the video domain is selling their gear because they are looking forward to a global shutter technology that’s able to deliver 2.5k video footage. No information about the DSLR that might employ the technology.

This would be a great step forward for Canon’s commitment to the film-making industry. We know that Canon is heavily pushing video in their DSLR line-up, the Canon EOS 70D‘s Dual Pixel Auto-Focus being the latest, great innovation in this area. This trend started with the EOS 5D Mark II, got almost mature with the EOS 5D Mark III, and we will see more advancements in the next years. Not to mention where Magic Lantern is able to push your Canon DSLR.

This rumor is sort of new. Does it have a connection with the murmured hybrid viewfinder enabled DSLR? Maybe. I think the rumor is plausible, given Canon’s confirmed commitment to the video world. However, take it with a grain of salt (as usual). Canon is secretive and conservative about their technologies and developments, but you should never forget that they have the knowledge to innovate, the labs to experiment, and the facilities to produce all the rumored tech that has been reported in the last year.

January 27, 2014
Posted in Patents

Canon Patent for Curved Diaphragm

Curved Diaphragm Curved Diaphragm

Egami (translated) spotted another patent filed by Canon (we had more Canon patents lately: 1 | 2 | 3).

The patent refers to the implementation of a curved diaphragm. I guess this could be very useful for miniaturization purposes. Is there another super-small DSLR like the Rebel Sl1 (price & specs) coming?

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-13363,2014-13365
    • Publication date 2014.1.23
    • Filing date 2012.6.6
  • Canon patents
    • The iris of the dome-shaped
January 26, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon EOS 70D Super-Charged Kit – $2449 (and Sandisk deals)


Adorama has a super-charged Canon EOS 70D bundle on sale for $2449 (compare to $3036). Free shipping and 2% rewards.

The kit contains:

  • EOS 70D body
  • EF-S 18-135mm IS STM lens
  • EF 70-300MM f/4-5.6 IS USM lens
  • EF 40 f/2.8 STM pancake lens
  • Canon 600EX-RT SPEEDLITE
  • Sandisk 32GB Extreme SDHC 45MB/S Class 10
  • Lowepro ADVENTURA 170 shoulder case


Adorama also has some Sandisk memory card deals going on (free shipping, exp 2/8):

  • SanDisk 16GB Extreme Compact Flash Memory Card, Transfer speed up to 120MB/s on sale for $49.65 (instead of $50.95)
  • SanDisk 32GB Extreme Compact Flash Memory Card, Transfer speed up to 120MB/s on sale for $74.95 (instead of $84.95)
  • SanDisk 64GB Extreme Compact Flash Memory Card, Transfer speed up to 120MB/s on sale for $129.95 (instead of $149.95)
  • SanDisk 128GB Extreme Compact Flash Memory Card, – Transfer speed up to 120MB/s on sale for $263.95 (instead of $289.95)


January 26, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 – $319

 Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 buydig on eBay (99.4% positive ratings) has the Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 wide-angle lens on sale for $319. New item, USA warranty.


January 25, 2014
Posted in News

Canon EOS-1D X Firmware Update Article By Canon Digital Learning Center

EOS-1D X Firmware

Two weeks ago Canon released an important firmware update for the Canon EOS-1D X. This is a big update that brings improvements for auto-focus, exposure control, and more.

The Canon Digital Learning Center published a long and detailed article to explain all what you need to know about the firmware update. The highlights that come with the update:

  • Autofocus: improve low-light focus capability when tracking moving subjects in AI Servo AF
  • Autofocus: expanded range of Accel./Decel. Tracking settings toimprove AI Servo AF stability when focus-tracking subjects moving at a consistent speed.
  • AF point management: Orientation Linked AF adds a new option toregister only AF points rather than AF point plus area; Auto AF point selection in AI Servo can now start from the same AF point used last during Manual AF point selection.
  • Exposure control: Make Auto ISO even more viable (two important new changes), and a new option to maintain consistent manual exposure, even if aperture changes (such as if a tele extender is removed and shooting immediately begins after it’s removed)
  • Customization: New “back-button” options to instantly change AF characteristics on-the-fly
January 25, 2014
Posted in News

How To Get Notified When The Samyang 10mm f/2.8 Will Be Available

Samyang 10mm

In December 2013 Samyang announced a new, exiting ultra-wide angle lens, the Samyang 10mm f/2.8 The lens will be available for Canon’s EF and EF-M mount (among other mount types). For some sample pics head over to Samyang’s website.

The lens is not yet available for pre-order, but you can get notified when you can order it:

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January 25, 2014
Posted in Patents

Canon Patent for 11-24mm f/4 Lens


Egami (translated) spotted a patent filed by Canon for an 11-24mm f/4 wide-angle lens for full-frame sensors.

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-10286
    • Publication date 2014.1.20
    • Filing date 2012.6.29
  • Example 1
    • Zoom ratio 2.06
    • Focal length f = 11.30-18.00-23.30mm
    • Fno. 4.10
    • Half angle ω = 62.42-50.24-42.88mm
    • Image height Y = 21.64mm
    • 172.19-161.28-162.86mm overall length of the lens
    • BF 38.82-52.31-63.15mm