Digital Photo Professional (DPP) 4.1.1 Supports Canon EOS 7D Mark II

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Canon DPP 4.x

Thanks for the tip Simon.

Digital Photo Professional (DPP) 4.1.1 is listed on Canon EOS 7D Mark II’s software page. This is the first APS-C DSLR that is officially supported by DPP 4.x.

DPP 4.1.1 officially only supports the new EOS 7D Mark II and Canon’s recent full-frame bodies, (EOS-1D XEOS-1D C, EOS 5D Mark III, and EOS 6D). However, with an easy trick you can use DPP 4.x also on some of Canon’s recent APS-C cameras (see here how to).

All EOS 7D Mark II coverage here. The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is shipping in the US:

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Ever Thought of a Canon DSLR as Action Camera? EOS 7D Mark II Skydiving Auto-Focus Test

When you think action camera you think small gear like GoPro’s Hero cameras, right? Think again. There is people wanting to try the EOS 7D Mark II’s auto-focus while skydiving with the DSLR mounted on the helmet (found at Action Camera Rumors).

Christian Anderl and Wolfgang Lienbacher, both Austria based photographers, together with the Red Bull Skydive Team, got the point:

[…] if this Autofocus works while you’re jumping out of a plane with it, chances are high it will work everywhere

Curious? Watch the EOS 7D Mark II‘s auto-focus performance while falling down to earth at about 200km/h (124miles/h). The 7D2’s AF holds up to what you expect from a game changer. Once more Canon is showing what they do best: cranking out real tools for real photographers (you’re right Wade).

More about the story behind the video at Christian Anderl’s blog.

EOS 7D Mark II

All EOS 7D Mark II coverage here. The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is shipping in the US:

[Christian Anderl via Action Camera Rumors via CR]

World-wide order links after the break

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Canon Committed to Customer Support Opens 2 New Customer Service Centers in the Western US

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Canon press release:

Canon U.S.A. Demonstrates Commitment To Customer Support With The Openings Of Two Customer Service Operation Centers In The Western U.S.

The Canon Experience Center in Costa Mesa, California and Canon Information Technology Services in Albuquerque, New Mexico Celebrate Grand Openings

MELVILLE, N.Y., November 7, 2014 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the grand openings of two new Customer Service and Support Operation Centers – the Canon Experience Center in Costa Mesa, California and the Western expansion of Canon Information Technologies Services, Inc. (CITS), a customer call center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The openings of these centers symbolize Canon’s commitment to providing customers with top-quality service, support and education from coast to coast.

The Canon Experience Center, a new branch of the Canon Americas Marketing Engineering Technology Center (METC), opened its doors on November 5 to celebrate the grand opening of the facility and the customer-focused features and offerings within the space. Following the opening of the Canon Experience Center, the Company celebrated the grand opening of the CITS customer call center on November 6. Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry marked the occasion, along with Canon executives and staff.

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Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II Specs Leaked

EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II

The first specs of Canon’s upcoming EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens leaked at Digicame-info (translated).

This is a substantial evolution of the previous model. The EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II adopts a brand new lens coating (ASC), which is machine-translated to Air Sphere coating, and should reduce lighting artefacts. The minimum focusing distance is 0.98m vs 1.8m of the predecessor.

EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II specs (machine translated):

  • One fluorite lens, the one Super UD glass to use
  • For the first time adopted a new development of the Air Sphere coating (ASC)
  • IS unit effect of a shutter speed four stages
  • Equipped with the IS mode 3 for sport shooting
  • A minimum focusing distance of 0.98m
  • Maximum magnification of 0.31 times
  • The diaphragm blades nine circular aperture
  • AF motor the ring-type USM
  • Rotate zoom
  • Zoom touch adjustment ring
  • Detachable tripod mount
  • Dust and water structure
  • Fluorine coating
[via Digicame-info]