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 –>

LOOKbetween 2014, Canon Mentoring The Magic

LOOKbetween 2014

Coming from CPN:

From New York to China to Tanzania, LOOK3 will bring many of the world’s leading early career photographers to LOOKbetween 2014. Taking place only once every four years, LOOKbetween is the anchor event of the LOOK3 mentorship programme. Alumni describe it as “a career-defining experience,” and this year’s event runs from 13-15 June 2014.

LOOKbetween identifies and fosters early career photographers with exceptional skill, commitment, and vision and brings them together with industry professionals for an immersive mentorship experience. Held at Deep Rock Farm (30 minutes from Charlottesville, North Carolina, USA), LOOKbetween provides a forum for in-depth exploration of photographic practice. Attendees participate in presentations, discussions, collaborative projects, and much more.

Read the story at CPN –>

Canon Announces Patent Infringement Complaints In Germany

Canon press release:

TOKYO, May 23, 2014—Canon today announced the filing of two patent infringement complaints in Germany with the District Court of Düsseldorf against “wta Carsten Weser GmbH” and “KMP PrintTechnik AG” for infringement of the German portion of Canon’s European patent 2 087 407 relating to a drum unit and a process cartridge by, inter alia, the manufacturing, offer and sale of certain toner cartridges for use in various models of Canon and Hewlett-Packard German laser beam printers. Canon is seeking injunctive relief and damages. 

Throughout the development, sales and marketing process, Canon respects the intellectual property rights of other companies and individuals and expects others to do the same. Canon remains committed to taking legal action against anyone who does not respect Canon’s intellectual property rights.