October 29, 2014
Posted in News

Canon Released Q3 2014 Financial Results



Doesn’t look good for Canon. You can read two PDF documents, I suggest you go for the easier to read presentation material:

The “Results” document is far more exhaustive, and more difficult to read.

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[via TDP]

October 29, 2014
Posted in patents

Canon Patent for 35mm f/1.4 Lens


Egami (translated) spotted a Canon patent for a 35mm f/1.4 lens.

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-202952
    • Published 2014.10.27
    • Filing date 2013.4.5
  • Example 1
    • Focal length f = 34.20mm
    • Fno. 1.45
    • Half angle ω = 32.32 °
    • Image height Y = 21.64mm
    • Lens length 129.16mm
    • BF 39.35mm


October 29, 2014
Posted in Reviews

Canon Powershot SX60 HS Review (Camera Labs)

Camera Labs posted their exhaustive review of the Canon Powershot SX60 HS. From the verdict:

The PowerShot SX60 HS is the latest in a long line of very popular and successful DSLR-styled super-zooms from Canon – and that success isn’t going to stop anytime soon. After a two year wait, Canon has surpassed expectations (unless you were taken in by the nonsense 100x rumours) with a 65x zoom range that beats all comers, for now at least.

[...] the [Powershot SX60 HS] makes improvements in all the key areas with a better viewfinder and screen, built-in Wifi, better video, much improved continuous shooting and a new front dial. The new Seek assist auto mode which helps you keep track of moving subjects when zoomed in is an innovation of the sort that Canon used to magic out of the hat frequently, but has been absent in its compact releases lately. It’s good to see a return to this kind of form.

[via Camera Labs]

Canon Powershot SX60 HS price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

Powershot SX60
Canon Powershot SX60 HS specs (from B&H’s product page):

  • 16.1MP High Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 65x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 21-1,365mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Full HD 60p Video & External Mic Input
  • 3.0″ 922k-Dot Vari-Angle LCD
  • 922k-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • High Speed AF System & RAW Image Capture
  • Intelligent IS & Zoom Framing Assist
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC


October 28, 2014
Posted in News

Deal: Canon EOS 70D with Accessories – $999 (B&H)


B&H Photo has the Canon EOS 70D on sale with a $200 instant discount. For $999 (click here) you get the following bundle:

  • Canon EOS 70D body
  • SanDisk – 16GB Ultra UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Class 10)
  • Ruggard – Commando 36 DSLR Shoulder Bag
  • Watson – LP-E6 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh)
  • FxHome HitFilm 2 Express (Download)


October 28, 2014
Posted in Deals

Hot Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III – $2,560

 EOS 5D Mark III Top Rated Plus seller getitdigital (99.3% positive ratings) on eBay has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on sale for $2,560.Free shipping in US and limited quantity.

More good deals on Canon gear on eBay

October 28, 2014
Posted in News

Canon Ambassador Ziv Koren Takes a New Angle on the Holy Fire

By Canon Ambassador Ziv Koren on Canon Pro Network:

When I first got the Canon EF 8-15mmzoom lens I thought it was an interesting gimmicky ‘toy’ that could make an amazing image in the right location, but it took me about a year to take it out for the first time for something that I thought would be perfect for this super, ultra-crazy wide angle lens.


Due to the interesting round shape of the church and the tomb in the middle I thought that this ceremony would be just right for the 8-15mm lens, which could give me a very different perspective than anything else I’d ever seen from this location. Even the 15mm lens I used in the past couldn’t give me the full interior of the church. Working with such a wide angle doesn’t always work but when it does, it blows you away!

Read the story at CPN –>

October 28, 2014
Posted in patents

Canon Patent For 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens For EOS M System


Egami (translated) spotted a patent for a 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens with EF-M mount. Curious because there is already an EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens for the EOS M system.

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-199421
    • Published 2014.10.23
    • Filing date 2013.3.13
  • Example
    • Zoom ratio 4.36
    • Focal length 56.14-134.30-245.00mm
    • Fno. 4.50-5.09-6.45
    • Half angle ω = 13.67-5.81-3.19 °
    • Image height Y = 13.66mm
    • Overall length of the lens 119.39-157.52-184.41mm
    • BF 22.04-27.75-50.36mm
    • Positive and negative positive and negative negative 5-group zoom
    • Inner focus (group 4)