Canon Professional Network Europe Starts Promotion Page (and offers €1000 cashback to start)

Canon Professional Network Europe

Canon Professional Network Europe started a page where they “occasionally post details of superb new promotions”. You can save big money when you buy a Canon EOS-1D X or EOS 5D Mark III and add selected lenses.

It works as follows:

  1. Buy either the EOS 5D Mark III or EOS-1D X DSLRs by 30 June 2014 and register by 31 July 2014.
  2. Buy any qualifying lens by 30 September 2014 and register it by 31 October 2014 to claim your cashback.

You can choose to buy either one or two of the professional lenses, with up to €1000 cashback available on a combination of selected lenses (up to a maximum of two).

NOTE: to get access to the effective promotion pages click here, then scroll down until you find the links to various Canon country promotional websites. On these sites you will find all details of the cashback promotion (including the applicable products), how it works and the full terms and conditions of the promotion.

For your convenience, I put the links to Europe’s Canon country promotional websites here: Canon France – Canon Germany – Canon Italy – Canon Netherlands – Canon Spain – Canon Portugal – Canon Sweden – Canon Finland – Canon Norway – Canon Denmark – Canon Hungary – Canon Slovakia – Canon Poland – Canon Czech Republic – Canon Estonia – Canon Latvia – Canon Lithuania – Canon Austria – Canon Switzerland – Canon Belgium – Canon Luxembourg

Canon Patent For 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 Lens


100-400mm f/4.5-5.6

Egami (translated) spotted a patent for a 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens with diffractive optical elements. We saw other patents for a 100-400mm in the past. The patent refers also to a 70-300mm  f/4.5-5.6 lens.

Is this the patent for the replacement for the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS? Don’t think so, since the patent refers to a lens without IS. Just recently a rather weak rumor surfaced suggesting that the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS replacement could be the next “L” lens Canon is going to announce, the latest rumor in a long series for this lens that hopefully will be seen one day.

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-89385
    • Publication date 2014.5.15
    • Filing date 2012.10.31
  • Example 1
    • Zoom ratio 3.78
    • Focal length f = 103.00-200.00-388.94mm
    • Fno. 4.63-5.24-5.83
    • Half angle ω = 11.86-6.17-3.18 °
    • Image height Y = 21.64mm
    • 228.82-273.58-303.10mm total length
    • BF 69.48-90.93-105.73mm
  • Example 6
    • Zoom ratio 4.00
    • Focal length f = 72.50-135.00-289.99mm
    • Fno. 4.44-5.04-5.85
    • Half angle ω = 16.62-9.10-4.27 °
    • Image height Y = 21.64mm
    • 143.91-177.69-203.15mm total length
    • BF 39.10-39.10-39.10mm
[via Egami]

Visa Pour l’Image International Festival Of Photojournalism (CPN article)

Visa Pour l’Image International

More from CPN Europe:

First details of the exhibition and screening programmes for the 26th Visa pour l’Image international festival of photojournalism – which takes place in Perpignan, France, from 30 August to 14 September 2014 – have been confirmed.

This year’s exhibitions will follow the same well-loved layout and itinerary, making use of the city of Perpignan’s finest churches and buildings to display stories or anthologies on wars, nature, the environment, people, religious issues, social phenomena, plus the great scourges of our time.

Read the story at CPN –>