December 7, 2012
Posted in Rumors

Canon Set To Release An EF 800 f/5.6L IS II Lens In 2013?

Canon Rumors has been told that Canon could release a new 800mm in 2013. The EF 800 f/5.6L IS II lens could have a newly developed 6 stops image stabilization system. The weight is said to be less than the EF 600 f/4L IS II

Moreover, there are rumors about new supertelephoto zooms and 400mm primes. No timetable or schedule was suggested.

Finally the 1.4 teleconverter sported on the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x is said to get featured on more lenses in the future, at least the technology appears to be tested on other lenses.

[via CR]


December 6, 2012
Posted in Deals

New Tamron 70-200mm in Stock via BH and Adorama.

The new Tamron 70-200mm lens is in Stock for the first time at Adorama and Bhphoto!

December 6, 2012
Posted in News

Weird issue on the new 6D: Videos will not play on youtube!

Canon Japan just released a somewhat surprising statement. Videos shot on the new 6D and uploaded on youtube will simply not play!!! While they are working on a fix they also explain how to get around the issue

  1. Download 6D video files on your computer.
  2. Start ImageBrowser EX.
  3. Select the video you want to upload, and click “Edit Video” from the “Edit” tab at the top of the screen of EX prgram.
  4. “MoiveEdit Task” will start, click the “Save” button.
  5. Upload to youtube

That’s it!

December 6, 2012
Posted in News

Canon EOS 6D Service Notice (Movie Files Will Not Playback On Youtube)

Canon EOS 6D Product Advisory:

Thank you for using Canon products.


We have identified a phenomenon which prevents movie files shot using Canon EOS 6D Digital SLR cameras from being played back on YouTube.

Affected Product

EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera


While we continue to investigate this phenomenon, please follow the instructions outlined below to upload Canon EOS 6D movie files to YouTube. After our investigation is complete, we will make an update to this announcement.

1. Download the movie file(s) from the EOS 6D camera to your computer.

2. Start ImageBrowser EX, an application bundled with the EOS 6D.

3. After selecting the movie file(s) to be uploaded, select [Edit Movies] in the [Edit] tab from the menu bar of ImageBrowser EX.

4. “MovieEdit Task” will start. Save the movie using the [Save] menu on the screen.

5. Upload the saved movie to YouTube.

This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.

Please register the EOS 6D. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email when service updates are available.

Thank you,

Customer Support Operations

Canon U.S.A., Inc

Contact Information for Inquiries

Canon Customer Support Center

Phone: 1-800-OK-CANON


TDD: 1-866-251-3752


For additional support options:


December 6, 2012
Posted in News

In Stock: Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP Di VC USD And 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD

B&H has both the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP Di VC USD ($1499 click here) and the Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD ($749 click here) in stock and ready to ship. Limited quantity available.


December 5, 2012
Posted in Reviews

Canon EF-M 18-55mm STM Lens Review (The Digital Picture), And Pictures From Myanmar


The Digital Picture published a review about the EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. ISO 12233 chart, flare, distortion and vignetting test results along with measurements & specifications are considered.

I am currently abroad in Myanmar (former Burma). Internet in Myanmar is a major problem. When it works, it is so slow that you can't upload any pics, neither you can load any pages. Sometimes it takes up to 5 minutes just to send an email. That's why I am seldom able to post anything here at CanonWatch. I am using the lens while abroad in Myanmar, and I am fully satisfied (well, I am missing a more powerful zoom). More to come (Internet permitting).

Suprisingly, the only thing that really works here in Myanmar is Flickr (don't know why). So, as an emergency solution and in order to be able to show you my pics I have to use it. I do not have an account, all the pics are hosted by a good friend (thanks GrandWazoo). Check my Canon EOS M travel pics here.

Canon EOS M price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay