March 18, 2013
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Yasuhara Nanoha Macro Lens 5:1 for Canon EOS M Ready To Ship

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The Yasuhara Nanoha Macro Lens 5:1 for the Canon EOS M system (price & specs) is available and ready to ship at B&H for $499.99 (click here).

Press release (or see here for a review):

Yasuhara introducing the new NANOHA x5 for Canon EOS M.

Canon is the last manufacturer entering the market with the EOS M. It’s based around a new ‘EF-M’ lens mount, and two matched lenses are available to begin with: the EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM zoom, and the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM ‘pancake’ prime.

Yasuhara Nanoha

Yasuhara Co. Ltd.  reflecting the market and evolution of the new type of digital cameras has introduced  two special lenses in 2012.  Its NANOHA x5 macro lens and the MADOKA 180 circle fisheye lens is designed for micro 4/3 and Sony E mount systems. But…

NANOHA x5 is available also for Canon EOS M

After Canon’s introduction of the new EOS M camera, Yasuhara is coming to the market with the NANOHA x5 macro lens with the Canon M mount. The new NANOHA(C) lens is introduced today and ready for use also for Canon EOS M owners.

What is the difference between NANOHA x5 for Sony E, micro 4/3 and for Canon EOS M mount

Basically, the only difference is the mount system. NANOHA(E), NANOHA(M) and NANOHA(C) have the same optical system. Considering the size of the image sensor, the resulting picture of the NANOHA(C) is just like the one of the NANOHA(E). The outer dimensions of the NANOHA(C) are just like NANOHA(E)’s, but the weight of it is just like NANOHA(M)’s. For more information see the specifications below.

Yasuhara Nanoha

Yasuhara Nanoha

March 18, 2013
Posted in Rumors

Canon – EOS-b full specs!


This could be the specs of the super small new Canon DSLR named “Eos-b”.

Specs: Details: Description:
Warranty Terms – Parts 1 year limited
Height 3.6 inches
Width 4.6 inches
Depth 2.7 inches
Weight 13.1 ounce
Megapixels (Effective) 18.0 A camera’s image sensor resolution measured in millions of tiny dots (pixels). Effective megapixels — the number of megapixels actually used to capture the image — is typically slightly lower than the number of total available megapixels.
Image Resolution Up to 5184 x 3456 The clarity of a digital image, determined by multiplying the number of pixels wide by the number of pixels high (e.g., 640 x 480).
Digital Zoom None This is not true zoom, it is merely simulating zoom by enlarging the existing image’s pixels by cropping. The actual length of the lens does not change. Digital zooming results in reduced image quality, and should generally be avoided or turned off on your camera altogether. Optical zoom is recommended to ensure crisp, detailed photos.
Lens Features EF-S 18 – 55mm f/3.5 – 5.6 IS zoom lens
Lens Focal Length(s) 35mm equivalent 18 – 55mm (with included lens) The distance (in millimeters) from a camera’s image sensor to its lens, usually given in terms of the 35mm (film camera) equivalent. Cameras with optical zoom have a range of focal lengths, while cameras without optical zoom have a fixed focal length.
LCD Screen Size 3″ Size of the LCD screen, in inches, measured diagonally from corner to corner.
LCD Screen Features Color TFT-LCD touch screen
Viewfinder Optical with 95% coverage and approximately 0.87x magnification Provides the photographer with an approximation of what the lens is seeing. In addition to a conventional optical viewfinder, most digital cameras also provide a color LCD panel.
Image Stabilization Yes, optical Digitally compensates for camcorder shake so videos appear steady.
Face Detection Yes
Burst Mode Yes Also referred to as continuous shooting, burst mode captures multiple shots in rapid succession with a single click of the shutter. This is a useful feature when shooting subjects in motion.
Panorama Mode No
Image Stitching No
Internal Memory None Memory that is built into a digital camera for storing images.
Compatible Memory Formats Secure Digital (SD)|Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)|Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Number of images that can be stored on a digital camera’s built-in memory and/or included removable memory cards. This number varies depending on the resolution of each image. The higher the resolution of the image, the more storage space it takes up.
Shutter Speeds 30 – 1/4000 sec. The rate (typically measured in fractions of a second) at which a camera shutter opens and closes to capture an image. Slow shutter speeds are used for low-light conditions, while faster speeds are best for action shots.
Aperture Range f/3.5 – 5.6 (with included lens) The range, expressed in f-stop numbers, from a camera’s largest lens opening setting to its smallest. The greater this range, the more manual control and creative license available to the photographer in regard to light and focus.
White Balance Auto, preset (daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten light, white fluorescent light, flash), custom white balance correction, white balance bracketing Settings that assess and compensate for color conditions in any given lighting to ensure true-to-life color. Most digital cameras feature automatic white balance settings as well as the option to manually override such settings.
Flash Modes Auto, flash on, flash off, red-eye reduction on/off, slow sync Flash settings. Common modes include Auto (camera decides when the flash is needed), Red-Eye Reduction (minimizes eye reflections) and Fill (reduces deep shadows in bright sunlight).
External Flash Mount Yes (Also referred to as a hot shoe.) Available on some higher-end digital cameras (usually SLR digital cameras) to allow the addition of an external flash for extra light.
Focus Range 9.8′ – infinity Distance over which the camera is capable of focusing on the subject.
Movie Mode Yes Captures short, low-resolution video clips, sometimes with sound.
ISO Equivalent Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12,800, 25,600 Measurement of a digital camera’s light sensitivity, which is equivalent to a conventional camera’s film speed. The higher the ISO, the clearer the image in low-light conditions.
Camera Dock Not included
Image Storage Capacity Varies Number of images that can be stored on a digital camera’s built-in memory and/or included removable memory cards. This number varies depending on the resolution of each image. The higher the resolution of the image, the more storage space it takes up.
Batteries 1 battery pack LP-E12 (included)
Imaging Sensor Type CMOS Type of element used to convert light into a digital image. The most common types are CCD (charge-coupled device) and CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor).
Imaging Sensor Size 22.3mm x 14.9mm Size of the CCD or CMOS image sensor, usually measured in fractions of an inch (e.g., 1/1.8″ or 2/3″). In general, the larger the sensor, the better the picture quality.
Touchscreen Yes
Color Category Black
HD Movie Mode Yes
Smile Mode No
Waterproof No
Coldproof No
Shockproof No
Product Depth 2.7″
Low-Light/High Sensitivity Yes
Max ISO 12801 and higher
Frames Per Second 1 – 4
UPC 013803222654

via PR, Bestbuy!

March 17, 2013
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Canon Rumors Round-Up: What To Expect For Next Week

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Last week we got a lot of speculations about new Canon gear that may be announced next week. Most of us are pointing to March 21st or 22nd for an important Canon announcement. First, there were invites sent out for a press announcement on March 21 & 22. Next, a few days ago, Canon sent out another invite. This time the invite came as a pen (pic above) that acts as a projector showing the invite information.

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The interesting thing: the pen shows an Ixus/PowerShot logo, no mention of EOS. That’s strange, because we are expecting Canon to announce at least two DSLRs next week. Things are getting even more confusing, since we were also expecting Canon to announce the EOS 70D, but new informations at Canon Rumors suggest that the EOS 70D could be announced later in Spring.

So, what can we expect for March 21/22? The latest rumors suggest that Canon will announce two new DSLR. One should be the entry-level and extra-small DSLR Canon is supposed to work on and we reported about. We got some specs from a well known and reliable source:

  • 18MP sensor (same sensor featured on the EOS M and EOS 650D)
  • DIGIC 5 image processor
  • Touchscreen similar to the EOS M (possibly same 3″ size)
  • 9 focusing points
  • A new hybrid CMOS auto-focus
  • 98% viewfinder
  • 6fps
  • ISO up to 25,600
  • EF and EF-S lens support
  • HD video

The source stated that this DSLR will feature a lot of the technology used on the EOS M (price & specs). We didn’t get a model name for this extra small DSLR. However, in the last days the name EOS 100D was suggested. I think it is rather plausible Canon will announce this DSLR next week. Other sources have told me that there are “more than just prototypes” around. That’s to say that this DSLR is beyond the development stage, that it is ready to go to market.

The other DSLR Canon is supposed to announce next week is still a major mistery. No name, no specs, nothing, except that it should not be the EOS 70D. I am not sure this other DSLR will not be the EOS 70D: there have been too much signs that Canon could announce it by the end of March.

[via NP, CR]

March 14, 2013
Posted in News

Canon U.S.A. Announces Live Learning Educational Events For Imaging Professionals And Enthusiasts


Press Release:

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 14, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the 2013 Canon Live Learning (CLL) workshops and programs schedule. The on-site education program, now in its fourth year, is aimed at helping both advanced imaging enthusiasts and professionals elevate their knowledge of photography, filmmaking, and the technologies within Canon’s professional imaging and printing devices. CLL programs feature the EOS Immersion Seminars, EOS Destination Workshops, and Canon Professional Development Seminars and Workshops. Each of the programs offer an educational experience that will provide informative classes and hands-on instruction by a number of imaging professionals including Canon’s Explorers of Light (EOL).

“The Canon Live Learning program is an example of the emphasis Canon puts not only on the quality of its products, but also on the importance of educating customers so they maximize their imaging experience,” stated Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “The goal of these educational programs is to empower our customers to expand their creative visions.”

CLL programs are available throughout the United States and, as in previous years, the 2013 EOS Immersion series of seminars and workshops will be presented in a weekend format with the EOS Immersion Seminar on Saturday, followed by the choice of two EOS Immersion Workshops on the following Sunday. The EOS Immersion Workshop hosts participants in a studio setting where they will be taught photographic and HD Video techniques, and where they are encouraged to try Canon’s latest EOS equipment, and accessories in order to gain a greater knowledge of Canon’s imaging products.

Canon representatives will be on-hand to provide technical assistance at all CLL events to help ensure that any questions and concerns can be answered accurately and immediately. For more information on CLL, including the schedule of classes and pricing information, visit

In 2013, the first half of the Canon EOS Immersion series is currently set to be held in the following cities:

Location Dates
Los Angeles, CA March 23rd – March 24th
Boston, MA April 20th – April 21st
Seattle, Wash. May 18th – May 19th
New York, NY June 8th – June 9th
EOS Immersion Seminars and Workshops

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March 14, 2013
Posted in News

A Bit Of Everything

March 13, 2013
Posted in Rumors

Breaking News: First Specs Of Canon’s Super-Small DSLR Showed Up

The extra-small DSLR Canon is working on appears to be real. A very trustworthy source sent me a list of specifications, and it appears that there are already prototypes out in the wild undergoing testing.

The spec list I got:

  • 18MP sensor (same sensor featured on the EOS M and EOS 650D)
  • DIGIC 5 image processor
  • Touchscreen similar to the EOS M (possibly same 3″ size)
  • 9 focusing points
  • A new hybrid CMOS auto-focus
  • 98% viewfinder
  • 6fps
  • ISO up to 25,600
  • EF and EF-S lens support
  • HD video

It looks the new DSLR will feature some of the technology that is already used on the EOS M.