Canon and Little League Announces New Partnership with “The Great Wall Of Fandom”

"The Great Wall Of Fandom

Canon press release:

Canon and Little League® Announces New Partnership with “The Great Wall Of Fandom” Utilizing Canon PIXMA Printers and Cloud Technology at the Little League Baseball® World Series

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 13, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of a multi-year partnership with the Little League International, which kicks off with the “Print to the Little League Baseball®World Series” event in South Williamsport, PA. From today through the end of the tournament on August 24, baseball fans from around the world can utilize Canon PIXMA Printing Solutions and cloud technology to share photos and words of encouragement printed on-site to create “The Great Wall of Fandom.” With the new partnership, Canon becomes the official camera and printer sponsor of Little League Baseball and Softball, the world’s largest youth sports organization.

To celebrate the tournament and cheer on all of the competing teams, fans from around the world can submit their supportive comments and images via a custom microsite, thegreatwalloffandom.com. Canon will then print high-quality versions of the photos and messages on a Canon PIXMA MG7120 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One printer, made possible via cloud connectivity, and the Canon team in Williamsport will add them to “The Great Wall of Fandom.” Series attendees will see the photos and messages posted throughout the tournament, and images of how the exhibition evolves will also be shared online daily for the enjoyment of supporters worldwide.

Brand ambassadors will also be available at the World Series sites using Canon EOS Rebel T5i Digital SLR and Wi-Fi® equipped PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Cameras to take photos of attendees and post the content directly to “The Great Wall of Fandom.” In addition, Best Buy has partnered with Canon to lend on-site support at the batting cage installation to answer any PIXMA printer or PPS questions.

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I Told You: No Canon Medium Format Camera!

Canon Rumor

I have always told you there will not be a Canon medium format camera set to be announced soon. Now also others started to correct the rumors they have posted in the weeks before.

While it is more than plausible that Canon is doing research on all kind of sensors (they are always doing it), and hence also on sensors bigger than 35mm, there are no plans to announce or even release such a camera in the near future (if anytime). Several sources told me that all the media format rumors of the last weeks where either wishful thinking or simply taken from unreliable sources.

Sorry for all those who hoped it was true.

Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85 For Canon EOS-M Mount In Stock

B&H Photo has the new Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85 lens for Canon EOS M mount in stock and ready to ship for $2,079.99. Not really a budget lens (and it is a manual lens), but, hey, it’s a f/0.85 lens!

  • Canon EF-M Mount
  • Aperture Range: f/0.85 to f/22
  • 64mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • For APS-C Image Sensors
  • Concave Front Lens Element
  • 250° Manual Focus Throw
  • Ten-Blade Circular Diaphragm
  • Metal Lens Barrel & Integrated Lens Hood
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 2.5′
  • Filter Thread: 67mm

Product description after the break.

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