Canon patent for 9-20mm f/4.5-5.6 image-stabilised lens for APS-C DSLRs

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Canon patent for a new lens, an ultra-wide angle and image-stabilised 9-20mm f/4.5-5.6 lens. The described optical formula refers to an APS-C sensor.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-31869
    • Published 2015.2.16
    • Filing date 2013.8.5
  • Example
    • Zoom ratio 2.07
    • Focal length 9.50 14.52 19.70
    • F-number 4.64 5.21 5.80
    • Half angle (in degrees) 55.17 43.26 34.74
    • Image height 13.66
    • Overall length of the lens 143.95 134.71 134.11
    • BF 38.00 47.58 56.42
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Rokinon announce 50mm f/1.2 and 21mm f/1.4 prime lenses for EOS M (and other MILCS)

Rokinon Announce 50mm F/1.2 And 21mm F/1.4 Prime Lenses For EOS M (and Other MILCS)

Samyang/Rokinon announced two fast primes for mirrorless cameras, the 50mm f/1.2 and 21mm f/1.4.

The new primes are available for Canon EOS M mount, and for all other mirrorless mount types too. B&H Photo is accepting pre-orders

There is an article at B&H Explora introducing the new primes. Specifications and lens overview after the break.

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Canon refurbished gear deals (up to 65% off, Canon Direct Store)

Canon Refurbished Gear Deals (up To 65% Off, Canon Direct Store)

The Canon Direct Store has discounts up to 65% on refurbished items, and they stocked up. Almost everything is in stock. Some examples:

Check the links below to access the different sections. The best deals won’t last long!

Canon showcases a world of new possibilities at IBC 2015

Canon Showcases A World Of New Possibilities At IBC 2015

Canon showcases a world of new possibilities at IBC 2015

The International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) show held at the RAI conference and exhibition centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from 11-15 September, was packed with broadcast and filmmaking technology and Canon really made its presence felt with its 4K HDR workflow, groundbreaking 4 million ISO camera, new 4K broadcast lenses and much more, as CPN Editor David Corfield discovered… 

Canon’s commitment to its various industry partners was highly visible at this year’s IBC Show and workflow was the central theme on a newly-designed stand which reflected its ‘Come and See’ message.

Wider aisles and better access to ‘touch and try’ equipment along with shooting and grading zones featuring Canon products used by third parties allowed visitors to really see a wide variety of technical advances. The new ME20F-SH Full HD low-light video camera, which was being demonstrated in a special darkened room, also got everyone buzzing with its incredible ISO 4 million capability and proved to be a star attraction.

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Canon Deals: EOS 70D & 18-55mm IS STM at $779, EOS 5Ds at $2,800

Canon Deals: EOS 70D & 18-55mm IS STM At $779, EOS 5Ds At $2,800

Thanks Alex. Two very good deals by reputable sellers on eBay.

  • Top Rated Plus seller ElectronicsValley (99.2% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 70D with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM lens on sale at $779, compare at $1,099
  • Top Rated Plus seller GetItDigital (99.7% positive ratings) has the new Canon EOS 5Ds on sale at $2,799.99. Compare at $3,699

Free shipping in the US. Please note: these are likely grey import items.


Canon aids relief efforts following heavy rains in eastern and northern Japan

Heavy flooding is going on in Japan, caused by Typhoon Etau. Damage is huge. Canon aided $41,700 to bring relief to the victims.

TOKYO, September 16, 2015—Torrential rainfall in early September brought about by Typhoon Etau caused widespread damage throughout eastern and northern Japan. We at Canon would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by this disaster and our thoughts go out to those suffering in its aftermath.

While we realize that the road to recovery will be challenging and time-consuming, we hope that the region will soon be able to begin the rebuilding and healing process. 

To aid in the relief efforts for the flood victims, the Canon Group is making a donation of 5 million yen (approximately US$41,700) to the Central Community Chest of Japan. 

Note: Currency translation based on exchange rate of US$1=JPY120.