March 5, 2015
Posted in News

Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens Movie


CanonAsia on YouTube posted this movie. Witness the stunning shots captured using the EF 11-24mm f/4L lens and be astounded by the impressive landscapes delivered by Canon’s widest zoom lens ever and see how effortless such shots can be now.

Canon’s new EF 11-24mm f/4L is now available for pre-order at Amazon US. The Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L is available and ships for $2,999. More pre-order link: Adorama | DigitalRev | B&H Photo.

Sample pics at ephotozine, product images at Photography Blog and DPReviewDavid Norton on the EF 11-24mm f/4L. Sample pics at Canon UK.

March 5, 2015
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Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R Going on Sale June 29 at B&H Photo


B&H Photo updated their product pages for the new 50MP full-frame Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R. The new expected date for the 5DS and 5DS R to go on sale is June 29 2015. However, both DSLRs are still not available for pre-order (see below).

EOS 5DS and 5DS R previews and hands-on: Canon Japan’s EOS 5DS image and video samples and EOS 5DS R image samples. EOS 5DS and 5DS R preview at Photography Blog, hands-on and sample pics at ephotozine, preview at DPReviewCPN Europe ArticleThe Digital Picture. A tip about which lenses are best for the EOS 5DS at The Phoblographer. A more technical and in-depth article by CPN. First impression from the videographer’s point of view at EOSHDFotosidan interview with Mike Burnhill at CPS, Canon Europe to talk about the upcoming, high resolution Canon Eos 5Ds and 5Ds R (12min video). Hands-on video in Italian. Hands-on video in German.

Pre-orders. Note: pre-orders are not yet open. Sign up to be notified when Adorama starts accepting pre-orders, or check the links below to subscribe to the notification.


March 5, 2015
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Posted in Reviews

“Pastry Chef” Movie highlights Canon EOS 760D/Rebel T6s Hybrid CMOS AF III Performance

Canon Imaging Plaza on YouTube posted “Pastry Chef”, a short movie shot with Canon’s new Rebel T6s/EOS 760D camera. The movie highlights the performance of Hybrid CMOS AF III auto-focus. The new Rebels (announcement) are scheduled to be available at the end of April 2015. Pre-orders:


March 5, 2015
Posted in Tips

How To Use Canon EOS Utility 3 (Overview and Tethered Shooting, Video Tutorials)

CanonUSA on YouTube posted two video tutorials about their EOS Utility 3. The video above is about “Software Overview and Interface Tour”, the video below (over 13 minutes) teaches you everything about tethered shooting.

March 5, 2015
Posted in Patents

Canon Patent for 12-32mm T3.5 and a 15-47mm T2.8 Cinema Lenses


Egami (translated) spotted a patent for two Cinema lenses, a 12-32mm T3.5 and a 15-47mm T2.8 lens.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-34858
    • Published 2015.2.19
    • Filing date 2013.8.8
  • Example 1
    • Zoom ratio 2.50
    • The focal length f = 12.50 18.75 31.25mm
    • Fno. 3.50
    • Half angle ω = 51.21 39.67 26.45 °
    • Image height Y = 15.5mm
    • Overall length of the lens 193.59
    • BF 42.84
  • Example 2
    • Zoom ratio 2.81
    • Focal length 16.00 26.88 45.00
    • Fno. 2.80
    • Half angle of 44.18 30.05 19.06
    • Image height Y = 15.5mm
    • Overall length of the lens 247.38
    • BF 43.27
  • Canon patent
    • Negative positive and negative positive 4-group zoom
    • Inner zoom (the second group)
    • Inner focus (rear group of the first group)
March 4, 2015
Posted in Rumors

A new Nifty-Fifty on the Way – Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens Coming in March/April 2015?

EF 50mm f/1.8
Canon’s 50mm f/1.8 II – The Nifty-Fifty

Canon may announce a new 50mm f/1.8 STM lens very soon, according to Canon Rumors:

We’re told production of the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM has commenced and we can expect an announcement in late March or early April with availability coming soon after.

I rate the rumour CW3.