Canon EOS M3 to be released March 26 in Japan

The Canon EOS M3 will go on sale on March 26 in Japan, according to Akihabara News. Four kits will be available (Amazon JP):

  • EOS M3 body only – around ¥56,800
  • EF-M18-55IS STM Lens Kit – around ¥71,800
  • Double Lens Kit (with EF-M18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM / EF-M22mm F2 STM lenses) – around ¥85,800
  • Double Zoom Kit (EF-M18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM / EF-M55-200mm F4.5-6.5 IS STM lenses) – around ¥96,800

Unfortunately it appears to be true that the EOS M3 will be available in Europe only as kit with the EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens (Amazon ItalyAmazon GermanyAmazon UK). You can pre-order the M3 also at DigitalRev (ships internationally)DigitalRev’s price at checkout is inclusive of all taxes and customs for customers from Asia and the EU (and possibly a better price than Amazon), for customers from the US taxes depend by the state. Detailed M3 specification can be read here. A round-up of hands-on and previews:

Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L Review, and new Sample Pictures (ephotozine & DPReview)



ephotozine posted their review of the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L lens. Many things make this lens highly regarded: excellent optical performance and build quality, well controlled distortion, fast autofocus, and obviously Canon’s advanced weather sealing.

In the verdict ephotozine writes:

Those simply looking for a high quality wide angle lens, may be looking at this optic with great interest, and the high levels of sharpness, reasonable distortion and good control of CA may have these people tempted. The price of £2800 puts this lens into a category of it’s own. If you really don’t need the 11mm focal length, your needs may be better served by Canon’s 16-35mm f/4 optic.

Those who do need such a wide lens will not be disappointed by the performance of this lens. Inner-city estate agents will be able to make those hard-to sell bedsits look like a warehouse with this lens, landscape photographers may also appreciate the extreme perspective that can be created with this lens too.

ephotozine‘s review comes with test charts and many sample pics. And there are even more new EF 11-24mm f/4L sample pics, courtesy of DPReview.

Canon’s new EF 11-24mm f/4L sells for $2,999 and is available for pre-order at Amazon US.  More pre-order link: Adorama | DigitalRev | B&H Photo. Sample pics at ephotozine, product images at Photography Blog and DPReviewDavid Norton on the EF 11-24mm f/4L. Sample pics at Canon UK.

Canon EOS 5DS R Promo Video (Georges Antoni)

Low light performance, billboard-ready ultra-high resolution and super crisp images: impossible? Not with our brand new 50.6 megapixel full frame DSLR cameras: the Canon EOS 5Ds and 5DsR.

Canon Australia on YouTube posted a promo video for the Canon EOS 5DS R. Photographer Georges Antoni does some twilight  shots to test the EOS 5DS R.

More about the EOS 5DS and 5DS R. Canon Asia posted a two part article about the new EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R:

EOS 5DS and 5DS R previews and hands-on: Canon Japan’s EOS 5DS image and video samples and EOS 5DS R image samples. EOS 5DS and 5DS R preview at Photography Blog, hands-on and sample pics at ephotozine, preview at DPReviewCPN Europe ArticleThe Digital Picture. A tip about which lenses are best for the EOS 5DS at The Phoblographer. A more technical and in-depth article by CPN. First impression from the videographer’s point of view at EOSHDFotosidan interview with Mike Burnhill at CPS, Canon Europe to talk about the upcoming, high resolution Canon Eos 5Ds and 5Ds R (12min video). Hands-on video in Italian. Hands-on video in German.

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330 Still Photos used to Make a Minute-long Movie about NYC (Rebel T2i & 18-135mm IS STM)

The video above was made by Ynon Lan, an Israeli artist, when he visited NYC. He shot approximately 3600 pics and select 330 to make up the video. Have a different, artistic eye on never resting NYC.

In an interview with DIY Photography , Ynon Lan said:

I was looking for a way to portray all the different types of scenery and people that I saw as well as keep the constant energy of the city

Ynon didn’t use high-end gear for this project, a Canon EOS 550D/Rebel T2i with an EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM kit lens did the job, Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects have been used for postprocessing. The ambient sounds were recorded with the 550D’s  built-in microphone.

[DIY Photography via PetaPixel]


Tales By Light – Canon Australia’s first TV series on the National Geographic Channel

Canon Australia and National Geographic Channel team up to create Tales by Light, a TV series about the work of five Australian photographers: Art Wolfe, Darren Jew, Krystle Wright, Richard I’Anson and Peter Eastway. It’s the first time Canon produces a television series.

[via Imaging Resource]

Live Again: Canon EOS 5D Mark III with PIXMA Pro-100, and more stuff – $2,250


B&H Photo has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III bundled with PIXMA Pro-100 photo printer, 50 sheets Canon photo paper, a camera bag, a 32B memory card, and a spare battery – all on sale for $2,249 after $300 instant rebate and $250 mail-in rebate. Not to miss if you are on the fence for a 5D3.