Canon published Sustainability Report 2015

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Canon posted their Sustainability Report 2015, available for download from the Canon CSR website.

Press release:

TOKYO, July 22, 2015—Canon Inc. is pleased to announce that it has published Canon Sustainability Report 2015.

The Canon Group promotes its CSR activities in line with the basic policy of contributing to the realization of a better society as a good corporate citizen, effectively leveraging the Company’s advanced technological strengths, global business deployment and diverse, specialized human resources.

This year’s Sustainability Report presents various CSR activities carried out in 2014 in an easy-to-understand manner through a combination of data and specific examples. The first half of the Report includes an overview of Canon’s CSR initiatives during the year, highlighting the following five CSR activities.

CSR Activity Highlights:

  1. The 3E’s Project in India—Contributing to local communities in the three key fields of eye care, education and the environment
  2. The TMT (Thirty Meter Telescope) Project—Utilizing Canon’s world-leading optics technologies in the field of astronomy
  3. Canon’s Toner Cartridge Recycling Program—Celebrating 25 years of success
  4. The Tsuzuri Project—Creating high-quality reproductions of cultural assets with advanced Canon technologies
  5. The Canon Segametsi Solar Light Project—Donating solar-powered LED lighting to South African communities that lack electricity
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Canon EOS 6D deal – $1,194 (or big 6D bundle for $1,399)

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Top Rated Plus eBay seller GetItDigital has the Canon EOS 6D on sale for $1,194.20. Free shipping in the US. Please note: this is likely a grey import item. More Canon deals on eBay.

This is a pretty good price for the EOS 6D. However, you can take advantage of a recent Canon promotion and recent instant rebates, and get the EOS 6D for $1,399 bundled with 1-Year memberships to Adobe Creative Cloud and Kelby Online Training (expires 10/3/15), plus

  • SanDisk 16GB Ultra UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Class 10)
  • Ruggard Commando 36 DSLR Shoulder Bag
  • Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod
  • Watson LP-E6N Lithium-Ion Battery Pack

For more details about this bundle head over to B&H Photo.

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Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens DxOMarked

Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens DxOMarked

DxOMark published their test results for the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens. From the conclusion:

As the replacement for the original model, Canon have improved just about everything they can from operation through to optical quality. However it’s the performance at the long-end that’s crucial and while Canon have made advances most of the gains are in the outer field where users of Canon’s crop bodies aren’t so likely to benefit. Sure the chromatic aberration is lower and sharpness at the edges is better than the old model but users aren’t going to see any improvement in the center.

The new model is also up against a capable and more accessibly priced rival in the form of the Tamron 150-600mm though it’s larger still and somewhat disappointing at 600mm. For all that, the Canon is an attractive option and a strong choice for the long term. Read DxOMark’s review.

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II price check: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

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