April 2, 2013
Posted in Deals

Canon Deals: Rebel T3, Rebel T4i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS And EF 24-70 f/2.8L

Canon Deals

Another round of good deals by top rated plus eBay seller getitdigital (>40000 ratings, 99.6% positive). All items ship free and have USA warranty.

  • Canon Rebel T3 body only with a spare battery and a 16GB memory card for $299.99 (click here)
  • Canon Rebel T4i body only for $546.87 (click here)
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens for $2,028 (click here)
  • Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS USM lens with an UV filter and lens cap holder for $859.99 (click here)
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April 2, 2013
Posted in Rumors

Next Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specification List

EOS 7D Mark II

DigitalRev published an article where they compare the Nikon D7100 to the upcoming Canon EOS 7D Mark II, the successor of the highly popular Canon EOS 7D (price & specs). While discussing the features and more of both DSLRs, they also posted a list of supposed specs of the EOS 7D Mark II taken “from various sources in the know, (a.k.a. employees working in Japan who can’t keep their mouths shut)“. The specs are a bit different from the specs we published some days ago. Here they are:

  • 24.1 megapixel APS-C sensor
  • New 61 point AutoFocus system
  • Larger 3.2” screen with 100% coverage
  • Dual DIGIC V processors
  • 10 fps continuous shooting
  • Dual Memory Card slots
  • ISO and build quality close to the 5D Mark III
  • GPS and Wi-Fi built in
  • Around US$2,200

Still sounds plausible, maybe even more than the previously reported specs.

Canon EOS 7D price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay, or rent it here.

[gvia DigitalRev]

April 2, 2013
Posted in News

History And Growth Of Canon And Nikon (Infographic)

Good overview about history and growth of Canon and Nikon, the two largest and oldest camera manufacturer, based on IDC data.

Canon has a global market of 19.6 Billion whereas on the other hand, Nikon has a global market of 6.7 Billion. Infact worldwide, Canon was at the top when it comes to the digital camera market shares as per the 2012 records are concerned. Nikon was on the third position of this list whereas Sony occupied the second spot.

History And Growth Of Canon

Via Digital Picture Zone

April 2, 2013
Posted in Rumors

Rumor: Canon EOS-1D C Firmware Update Screenshot

Canon EOS-1D C Firmware

It appears that the firmware update for the Canon EOS-1D C is field-tested (beta tested) by selected photographers. The source that sent me the picture above told me that the firmware update for the EOS-1D C is set to be released immediately after NAB 2013.

The EOS-1D C is sold for $11,999 at the following shops: B&H and Adorama, and you can rent it here.

Canon EOS-1D C Firmware

April 1, 2013
Posted in News

Canon EF 16-600mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens Exists And Is Shipping

No rumor surfaced and no specs leaked, but here is the proof that the lens is real! Canon surprised all with a brand new lens no one was expecting, the EF 16-600 f/2.8L IS USM lens. A lens that should cover all your focusing needs, going from ultra wide angle to super telephoto zoom with a constant f/2.8. No pre-order options so far.

[source Canon Norway]


March 31, 2013
Posted in News

Remains of the Day

March 30, 2013
Posted in patents

Canon Files Patent For New Primes (45mm, 50mm, 60mm)

50mm f/1.4

50mm f/1.2

Egami spotted another patent filed by Canon. The patent refers to s 50 mm F1.4 , 50 mm F1.2 , 45mm F1.6 and 60 mm F1.8 lenses, and describes an apochromatic design that aims to reduce chromatic aberration.

Patent description (machine translated):

  • Patent Publication No. 2013-57802
    • 2013.3.28 Release Date
    • 2011.9.8 filing date
  • Example
    Focal length Fno. Angle of view Focus
    One 51.7 1.45 45.4 Floating rear focusing +
    Two 51.7 1.45 45.4 Fed whole
    Three 51.7 1.25 45.4 Floating rear focusing +
    Four 51.7 1.25 45.4 Fed whole
    Five 45.0 1.6 51.4 Fed whole
    Six 60.0 1.85 39.7 Fed whole
  • In many large-diameter Gaussian secondary spectrum of axial chromatic aberration
    • This problem occurs when using glass and others with the same Abbe number, a lens that is different partial dispersion ratio
    • When used in a positive lens lanthanum flint glass small partial dispersion ratio
    • When used in a negative lens of flint glass titanium large partial dispersion ratio
  • Canon patent
    • Using a lens with a partial dispersion ratio appropriate correcting the axial chromatic aberration secondary spectrum
    • The concave lens surface adjacent to the aperture, coma aberration correction, the sagittal flare

[via egami]