July 24, 2013
Posted in News

The Italians Are Coming – Fiat 500L Commercial Shot Using a Canon EOS 6D (and Tamron Lenses)


The Italians Are Coming is the title of a commercial for the Fiat 500L, shot with a Canon EOS 6D and a set of Tamron lenses, the SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD, the SP 70-200mm f/2.8 DI VC USD and the SP 90mm F/2.8 DI MACRO 1:1 VC. The commercial was shot at 60fps and with shutter speed 1/125. I think it is rather interesting that such professionally made commercials are shot with a relatively inexpensive DSLR as the Canon EOS 6D is. That tells a lot about the performance and image quality of this kind of gear, about the results you can obtain. Moreover, third party lenses were used. Another sign of how well third party lens producer are catching up with the brand counterparts, the best example being the innovative Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM. Btw, the Tamron SP 70-200 f/2.8 lens is on sale at B&H for $1399 (click here) after a $100 mail-in rebate.

There is also a “behind the scenes” video after the break.

[via slrlounge]

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July 24, 2013
Posted in News

Canon DSLRs Rank High On Amazon US and Amazon Germany Best Seller List

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Three Canon DSLRs among the six first ranked on Amazon US DSLR Best Sellers list. The Rebel T3i (EOS 600D) is ranked first, the EOS 60D is ranked second, and the Rebel T3 (EOS 1100D) is ranked fourth. Similar situation on Amazon Germany DSLR Best Seller list: first is the Rebel T3i/EOS 600D, the new Rebel T5i/EOS 700D is ranked third, and the Rebel T3/EOS 1100D is ranked fourth.

Amazon US compact system camera best seller list is firmly lead by the Canon EOS M.

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July 24, 2013
Posted in patents

Canon Patent: 50mm f/1.8 Image Stabilized Lens

Egami (translated) spotted a Canon patent for a 50mm lens with f/1.8 and image stabilization. The patent does in some way fit with a rumor regarding a new image stabilized Canon 50mm lens said to be announced in 2013. Another Canon patent for a 50mm lens I reported about can be seen here. Canon has three 50mm lenses in their line-up: the EF 50mm f/1.2L, EF 50mm f/1.4 and the inexpensive EF 50mm f/1.8. The lens described in the patent will not replace the 50mm f/1.2L nor the 50mm f/1.8, most probably it will replace the 50mm f/1.4 (I don’t think Canon will add a fourth 50mm lens to their line-up).

  • Patent Publication No. 2013-142782
    • Publication date 2013.7.22
    • Filing date 2012.1.11
  • Example 1
    • Focal length f = 51.51mm
    • Fno. 1.85
    • Half angle ω = 22.78 °
    • Image height 21.64mm
    • The overall length of the lens 76.78mm
    • BF 37.84mm
    • 8 pieces of 7 lens configuration
  • Canon patent
    • (Optical system of the anti-vibration unit is located between the aperture and the front lens group) and vibration-proof
July 24, 2013
Posted in News

A Bit Of Everything (and a hands-on video with the EF 1200mm f/5.6L)

Video above: Hands on with the Canon EF 1200 f/5.6L Lens

Canon press releases:

  • Canon U.S.A Celebrates Official Grand Opening of its Canon Americas Headquarters with Chairman and CEO of Canon Inc. and Local Officials – Canon USA
  • New PIXMA All-In-One Printers from Canon U.S.A. Provide High-Quality Output to Encourage Creativity –  Canon USA
  • Canon U.S.A. Adds Apple AirPrint Compatibility to Newest PIXMA Wireless All-In-One Printer – Canon USA
  • Canon U.S.A. Brings Images to Life with Interactive Solutions at SIGGRAPH Conference – Canon USA
  • Canon U.S.A. Services Local Community With Customer Service Center – Canon USA


Video above: Kickass Bokeh Glass – Sigma 35mm f1.4 Review


  • Canon Auctions Five Phantom of the Opera themed Canon PowerShot Ns – superadrianme
  • Lenstag: A New Layer of Security For Your Camera Gear and an Interview with Creator Trevor Sehrer – The Phoblographer
  • Canon plans to expand, possibly in NYS – newsday
  • Hahnemühle teams up with Canon in the “Try My Photo” program. Have you ever wondered what your image will look like printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag or Hahnemühle William Turner? Now you can get a free print through Canon’s “Try My Photo” program from select Canon PIXMA PRO printers – photoghraphyblog
  • The Photographer’s Fascination With Being “NEW” (Developing Your Own Style) – photofocus

Video above: Magic Lantern RAW Dual ISO (100 and 400) hack v ISO 100 RAW

July 23, 2013
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon EOS 60D w/ Pixma Pro-100, Photo Paper – $530 (after $400 MIR)



eBay seller buydig (99.5% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 60D with Pixma PRO-100 printer and photo paper on sale for $529.99 (click here) after a $400 mail-in rebate. Limited stock, free shipping.

July 23, 2013
Posted in Rumors

Canon Rumor: Does Canon’s 75MP DSLR Have A Non Bayer Multilayer Sensor?


That’s what the latest Canon big megapixel rumor suggests, that the rumored 75MP are a ‘total usable photosite’ count and refers to a non Bayer multilayer sensor. Some time ago I reported a Canon patent that refers to such a sensor (this patent). Previous cover of the rumor here.

[via NL]