May 30, 2014
Posted in News

Canon USA Announces Canon In Action Tour 2014

The Canon In Action Tour is a brand-new educational roadshow designed to unleash your creativity. It will give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence to create the images you’ve always dreamed of. As usual there is a dedicated site.

Canon press release:

Educational Roadshow Helps Photographers and Filmmaking Enthusiasts Build Their Skills and Unleash Their Creativity

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 29, 2014 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has kicked off its Canon In Action Tour, an educational roadshow ideal for advanced amateur DSLR users and filmmaking enthusiasts. The tour includes live-learning seminars and workshops in several major U.S. cities now through November 23, 2014.

Tour attendees will have the opportunity to take part in an in-depth Imaging Essentials Saturday seminar, and/or intensive Sunday training workshops for a nominal fee. The classes are taught by renowned professional image makers Jack Reznicki, Jim DiVitale and Amina Moreau. Reznicki and DiVitale are full-time professional photographers and members of Canon’s acclaimed Explorers of Light program, and Moreau is the co-founder of the Emmy® award-winning Stillmotion production company.

Each Saturday seminar covers still-imaging topics ranging from lens selection and composition, to understanding histograms and flash photography with Canon’s versatile Speedlite system. Throughout the seminar, video recording topics and techniques will be incorporated, simultaneously introducing DSLR video to traditional still-image shooters, and providing insights for EOS photographers who have already begun to include video in their imaging.

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May 30, 2014
Posted in Tips

Canon EOS C100 Tutorial Series – External Recording

CanonUSA on YouTube posted a new video of their Canon EOS C100 tutorials series - External Recording.

Learn how to set up and record an uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2 signal via HDMI to the AJA Ki Pro Mini and Atomos Ninja 2 external recorders — including the lockable HDMI feature, setting up timecode form the camera, and basic recorder settings.

The Canon EOS C100 just recently got the Dual Pixel CMOS Auto-Focus, a milestone technology that only Canon could deliver. Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology is featured also on the amazing EOS 70D, so you don’t have to break your bank to use this amazing technology.

You may also be interested to learn what Philip Bloom thinks about the Dual Pixel AF on the C100.

Canon EOS C100: Adorama | B&H

Canon EOS C100

May 29, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal Alert: Canon EOS 5D Mark III – $2,751

 Canon EOS 5D Mark III Top Rated Plus seller bigvalueinc (99.3% positive ratings) on eBay has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on sale for $2,750.93.Free shipping in the US and limited quantity.

Pretty good deal, not the best we had here on CW but still a good one.

May 29, 2014
Posted in News

Rokinon 10mm T3.1 Cine Lens In Stock And Ready To Ship (B&H)

Rokinon 10mm T3.1 Cine Lens

B&H Photo has the brand new Rokinon 10mm T3.1 Cine Lens in stock and ready to ship for $579 (click here).

Specifications and product description after the break.

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May 29, 2014
Posted in News

Canon Announces Another Patent Infringement Suit In Europe (France)

This follows a patent infringement suite filed in Germany.

Canon press release:

TOKYO, May 29, 2014—Canon today announced the filing of a patent infringement suit in France before the Paris First Instance Court against Zephyr SAS, whose trade name is Green Eco, and the Hong-Kong and Chinese companies that both use the name Aster Graphics Company Limited, for infringement of Canon’s European Patent (FR) number 2 087 407 by, inter alia, the importation, offer and sale of certain toner cartridges for use in various models of Hewlett-Packard 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.

May 29, 2014
Posted in Reviews

Want To Know What The Canon EOS M Can Do? Then Read This Review

canon eos M

Canon EF-M 22mm f/2,0 STM – Iso 100 f/3,5 – 1/750 sec – EV +0,5

All pics © by and used with permission.

After the sad fact that Canon removed the EOS M from their USA site, this review is more than appropriate. The Canon EOS M got so many unfounded critics, often made by people that did barely use it. It started badly because the not-so-good auto-focus performance of the original firmware (which became much better with the firmware update). And most reviewers never considered all the other virtues of this fantastic camera, i.e. color rendition, solid build, light-weight, and much more. Not to mention that you can use all Canon EF and EF-S lenses thru the adapter.

At they posted a serious and well done review, testing the EOS M in real world settings with a lot of lenses (not only with native EF-M lenses). This is a review I totally agree about, and what they write is what I experienced with the EOS M. The reviewer writes that he just can’t stop using it - same for me. I think there is no other camera manufacturer that invest so much resources as Canon when it comes to color accuracy.

Some more good points:

We’re on the same level of the Fuji X series and Sony Nex cameras as far as the sensor is concerned. What really makes the difference here is the lens lineup, or rather the lack of a lens lineup in Canon’s system compared to what the other manufacturers can offer.

[...] the camera’s best performances are “hidden” behind what justifies a camera to exist, the image quality itself.

[...] there is no reason to worry up to ISO 1600. ISO 3200 is still usable

Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS STM @55mm - Iso 100 - f/8 - 1/250 sec. - Macro mode

Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS STM @55mm – Iso 100 – f/8 – 1/250 sec. – Macro mode

In the conclusion the reviewer writes:

The camera itself with the three dedicated lenses is already capable of producing great results and it’s a pity Canon decided to provide only these three lenses. It’s even worse that the prime lenses lineup is not a lineup, there’s only the 22mm F2.0 that showed to be a great perfomer.

Despite all of that the M system is already enough to cover many shooting conditions with a small and inexpensive package.

A great addition to the system is the EF mount adapter that allows to use the existing EF and EF-S lenses with this camera. As I said before this allows to have a small and inexpensive package that can be easily used when the speed and accuracy of a DSLR is not needed.

Be sure to check riflessifotografici’s review. There is more information about the EOS M and the review comes with a massive set of sample images, shot with the native EF-M lenses and some EF and EF-S lenses. Definitely worth to be read and seen.

Finally, consider that the EOS M and EOS M kits are a bargain for the time being. Check the links below to get an idea about the price for your country:

Canon EOS M price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay
EF-M 18-55mm IS STM price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay
EF-M f/2 22mm IS STM price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay
EF-M 11-22mm IS STM price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay