September 4, 2013
Posted in News

Canon Announces New CN-E35mm T1.5 L F Cine Lens (and firmware update for C500, C300, C100, XF305 and XF300)


Canon announced a new 35mm cine lens, and firmware updates for the EOS C500, , C300, C100, XF305 and XF300. The firmware for the EOS cine cams is scheduled for November 2013, for the XF305 and XF 300 it is scheduled in early 2014. Click here to learn the details of the firmware update.

Canon press release for the CN-E35mm T1.5 L F:

Canon Expands Its Cinema Prime Lens Family to Six Models with the Introduction of the New CN-E35mm T1.5 L F for Single-Sensor 35mm Cameras

Designed for Film-Style Operation, the Canon Cinema Prime Lenses Deliver Exceptional 4K / 2K / HD Imaging Performance and a Broad Range of Focal Lengths

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 4, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced today the new CN-E35mm T1.5 L F single-focal-length Cinema prime lens designed for large-format single-sensor digital cinematography cameras employing Super 35mm or full-frame 35mm imagers. Delivering outstanding optical performance in contemporary 4K / 2K / HD motion imaging, the new Canon CN-E35mm T1.5 L F prime lens is the sixth member of Canon’s line of compact, precision-matched EF-mount Cinema prime lenses, which also includes 14mm, 24mm, 50mm, 85mm and 135mm EF-mount models.

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September 4, 2013
Posted in Reviews

Canon EOS 70D Reviewed by ephotozine


Canon EOS 70D
Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

More and more Canon EOS 70D reviews show up. This time it is UK based ephotozine to provide a review. They outline the excellent colours and image quality, very good battery life (920 shots, although if not using live view, which consumes more battery), AF micro-adjustement, the robust body, and obviously the Dual Pixel CMOS AF (among other outstanding features). An excerpt from the conclusion:

For videographers the 70D with touch screen control over focus point will be extremely appealing, and the microphone socket is useful, although no doubt some will wish for a headphone socket as well. For those that are looking for a true Digital SLR with an optical viewfinder, combined with very good live view, and excellent video focus (with STM lenses), the Canon EOS 70D delivers, whilst also delivering that all important Canon feature: High Image Quality. The Canon EOS 70D delivers excellent colour and has almost everything you could wish for in a Digital SLR.

But the EOS 70D is impressive also if you are just interested in shooting stills. I want one soon! :-)

The Canon EOS 70D is already part of a lens bundle discount program at B&H, with discounts up to $300. Click here to check all offered bundles.

September 4, 2013
Posted in Rumors

More Hints That Canon Could Soon Announce the Next EOS M (two of them)

Canon Deals

More cues that we could soon see a/two new Canon EOS M camera(s). The latest rumor suggests that Canon could announce an entry level and a more feature-rich EOS M body at the same time. The more pro oriented body should be available with some interesting accessories, as an EVF and a new flash. The basic model is said to come with more color options as the actual EOS M and to have a concretely lower price tag. Hints that these rumors are solid are also given by the fact that more and more shops lists the EOS M as discontinued. FInally, there should be a new telephoto lens for the EOS M system.

I have been told (and am pretty sure) that Canon will announce the new EOS M before X-Mas- Stay tuned.

B&H still has some EOS M kits and all are heavily discounted, same for Amazon.

[via CR]

September 3, 2013
Posted in News, Rumors

Another Sign That the Next Canon EOS M Could Soon Be Announced

Now also B&H lists the Canon EOS M kit with the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM lens as discontinued. It appears more every week more obvious that stocks are emptied. Adorama does no longer have any EOS M kit available, while B&H still has some EOS M kits and all are heavily discounted, same for Amazon.

The latest related rumor suggests there will be at least one new EOS M system before X-Mas.

September 2, 2013
Posted in Reviews

Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Analysed by DxOMark

DxOMark published their in-depth analysis of the Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens (price & specs), one of the three available lenses for the Canon EOS M system (price & specs). The EF-M 18-55mm scores a good 13 points, figures for distortion, vignetting and chromatic aberration are very good as is the sharpness of this relatively inexpensive lens ($199).

Tested against the competition – i.e. the Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 and the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ – the EF-M 18-55mm still scores very good and gets one more point.

I guess the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM (price & specs) and the awesome EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM (price & specs) will also soon been analysed by DxOMark.

The Canon EOS M kit with the EF-M 18-55mm f/3.4-5.6 IS STM is on fire sale at Amazon for $327.99 (click here), the kit with the super sharp EF-M 22mm f/2 STM pancake for $399 (click here).


September 2, 2013
Posted in News, Rumors

Samyang Soon to Announce a 10mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon EOS and EOS M Systems


The news comes from Fujirumors: Samyang is set to announce a new 10mm f/2.8 lens for all mirrorless systems, Canon EOS and EOS M included. No word about the price. The specs:

Specification 1:2.8 10mm ED AS UMC CS
Aperture Range F2.8 ~ 22
Optical Construction 14 Element in 10 Groups (2 ASPHERICAL LENS)
Angle of View 109.5˚(APS-C)
Minimum Focusing Distance 0.25m (0.82ft)
Filter Size NONE
Length 76.7 ~ 105.5 mm
Maximum Diameter Ф86mm
Weight 710 ~ 740g
Mount Canon EOS, Canon M, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, Sony-E, FUJIFILM X, Samsung NX, Four-thirds, Micro Four-thrids
Lens Coating Multi-coating

[via mirrorlessrumors]

September 1, 2013
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III for $3000

eBay seller getitdigital (99.4% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body for $2999.99 (click here). Free shipping.