More sample pics shot with Canon’s brand new EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens posted by dc.watch (translated). Sample photos can be viewed full size. There are also comparisons at different f values. An EOS 5D Mark III DSLR was used. It looks like Canon made a good job with the new EF 50mm f/1.8 STM.dc.watch]
Egami (translated) spotted a patent filed by Canon for an EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. This lens will replace the EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS (released 2009). We got some rumors saying that this lens will come with STM on board. Egami itself suggests it could be the next kit lens for Canon’s high-end APS-C bodies.
Machine translated patent description:
- Patent Publication No. 2015-75570
- Published 2015.4.20
- Filing date 2013.10.8
embodiment Example Zoom ratio Focal length Fno. Half angle Image height Overall length BF One 4.61 18.00 27.48 83.00 4.00 4.58 5.80 37.1 26.3 9.3 13.6 133.1 140.0 160.0 37.1 41.6 50.3 Two 4.88 17.00 26.34 83.00 3.99 4.49 5.80 38.66 27.31 9.31 13.6 127.12 133.64 154.74 35.00 39.12 48.89 Three 5.28 15.50 22.82 81.84 3.60 4.10 5.85 41.39 30.91 9.48 13.66 128.40 134.55 169.41 35.48 43.51 66.65 Four 5.26 15.60 22.19 82.00 3.50 3.97 5.84 41.21 31.62 9.46 13.66 128.18 134.63 171.19 36.37 43.38 67.86
Image height Y = 21.63mm
- Canon patents
- Positive and negative grain positive and negative positive 5-group configuration (Examples 1 and 2)
- 4-group configuration of positive and negative grain-positive-positive (Examples 3 and 4)
- Inner focus (the second group)
Canon releases English-version PERSTEXT application for iOS
TOKYO, Japan, May 12, 2015—Canon Marketing Japan Inc. announced today that it has released its English version of PERSTEXT for the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia. PERSTEXT is a free iOS application that provides users with a new way of having fun with their photos. The Japanese language version of PERSTEXT debuted on November 5, 2014, and by the 22nd of the same month, reached the number one spot in the free Photo & Video category of the Japan App Store.
Free application lets users add text with a sense of perspective to images
Canon added support for the Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R to their Digital Photo Professional (DPP) and other photo software. Changes for Digital Photo Professional 4.2.31: –
- Supports EOS 5DS, EOS 5DS R
- Supports the camera’s Auto: White priority function in the “White balance” setting
- Supports the new picture style “Fine Detail” (With the exception of EOS M3, this can be applied to images captured by all the supported models.)
- Adds a Compositing Tool
- Adds an HDR Tool.
The new versions of Digital Photo Professional, EOS Utility and Picture Style Editor can be downloaded here (you have first to choose your operating system).
Canon Demonstrates that Success Begins and Ends with its Customers at the 2015 CREATE Event
CREATE team provides valuable insight on industry trends, business priorities and strategic direction
MELVILLE, N.Y., May 12, 2015 – Helping to ensure the Company’s business strategy is in sync with its customer’s needs, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced the conclusion of the Company’s Spring 2015 CREATE (Canon Reach-Out Advisory Team) session, which took place April 12 – 17 in Venlo, the Netherlands and Poing, Germany. The event is another example of Canon’s commitment to bringing innovative technology to the market through the collaborative relationship the Company has built with its customers.