June 6, 2014
Posted in News

100 Million EF Lenses – And Canon Ambassadors Name Their Favourites

100 Million EF Lenses

Just recently Canon reached another milestone: 100 million produced EF lenses.

On CPN, some of the Canon Ambassadors name their favourite lenses, depending by the type of photography they embrace.

In April 2014 Canon announced it had reached the historic production landmark of 100 million EF-series interchangeable lenses manufactured since the launch of its iconic EOS SLR System in March 1987. For decades Canon has been a leader in innovative lens technologies, including the Ultrasonic Motor (USM), Image Stabilizer (IS) and a Multi-Layer Diffractive Optical (DO) Element. To help to celebrate the lens landmark CPN spoke to the Canon Ambassadors about their favourite ever EF lens, their favourite image taken with that lens and their recommended lenses for their genres of photography.

Read the story at CPN –>

June 6, 2014
Posted in Deals

Just Until Tomorrow (6/7) – Save 40% On Sandisk Memory Cards

Sandisk Memory Cards

This deal expires tomorrow, June 7th at midnight EST.

Save 40% on Sandisk memory cards – click here to see all cards on offer.

June 6, 2014
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Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Review (Photozone)

EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

The new Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM already got Photozone’s attention.

And once more the very good performance of this inexpensive lens are stated. The Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM sells for $299 and is in stock at Adorama and B&H Photo.

In the conclusion, Photozone writes:

The mirrorless gang may have all the attention at the moment. However, Canon showed once more that the quality crown still belongs to DSLR systems – even and especially regarding low cost lenses. The Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM may be very slow but it is darn sharp in the relevant aperture range. In fact it is every bit as good as the Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM here … at half the price! The amount of lateral CAs is well controlled. In critical scenes (e.g. architecture) you will be able to spot some barrel distortions at 10mm but we’ve seen a lot worse here. The only significant weakness is vignetting especially at 10mm.

Yeah, Canon once more showed what they can do with this lens.

Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM price check for you country: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay

[via Photozone]

June 6, 2014
Posted in News

Canon’s Project1709 Becomes Irista, A Cloud-Based Repository For Photographers

Formerly known as Project1709 (while in beta status), it is now irista – a cloud based platform for photographers.

  • Up to 10GB: No cost, full functionality
  • Up to 50GB: €4.99 per month, or €49.00 per year
  • Up to 100GB: €10.99 per month, or €109.00 per year

Canon press release:

London, 5 June 2014 – Canon today reveals irista – an advanced, cloud-based image management platform that allows users to access, enjoy and manage their photo libraries like never before.

People today take thousands of digital photographs which have become scattered across multiple devices, irista is built to help curate entire image libraries in one central location. Previously known in beta-form asProject1709, irista makes it easy to find any picture or any memory – regardless of which device it was shot on – camera or smartphone.

irista has been created around four consumer needs:

  • Simple to use: Making it quick and easy to find any image in a photo collection
  • Connected: Share images directly with popular social networks and keep track of likes and comments
  • Inspired: A single place for people to interact with their images, enhance their photography skills and get the most out of their pictures
  • Puts everybody in control: All images stored securely in one location so they can be accessed anytime, anywhere

Built using Canon’s unrivalled heritage and imaging expertise, irista has been designed for anybody looking to manage their memories. The unrivalled user experience, coupled with its design, puts people back in control of their image collections.

The service supports a wide range of file types, has no file size limitations and automatically uploads new additions to image collections. A sleek user-interface is supported by a powerful search index, which allows people to locate an image based on a wide range of criteria. The clean, tiled design features a customisable timeline ribbon and tag-based filtering options that make it easier to find shots using dates, location, custom user tags, lens type and much more. Social integration with Facebook® and Flickr also allows users to publish images on both platforms, as well as track social comments, directly from the irista interface.

“People are taking more photos on more devices than ever before, but it can be difficult to enjoy your images when they’re stored in different places,” said Alessandro Stanzani, Head of Consumer Imaging Group, Canon Europe. “With irista, we’ve created a platform that solves that problem. It’s currently the only service of its type and is built entirely around the needs of the user – reflecting a lot of the feedback received during the beta phase. It’s an invaluable resource for those who love their images, and will only get better as we add more and more features over time.”

irista is available to everyone, with tiered storage options to suit a range of different needs. The ‘entry’ tier offers 10GB of cloud storage space completely free-of-charge. It offers casual or hobbyist photographers full use and functionality of the irista platform, providing them with an ideal place to manage libraries or specific photography projects. Advanced enthusiasts or professional users, who require larger capacities, can also choose from two further storage options, with 50GB and 100GB tiers available for a monthly or annual cost.

irista subscription tiers are as follows:

  • Up to 10GB: No cost, full functionality
  • Up to 50GB: €4.99 per month, or €49.00 per year
  • Up to 100GB: €10.99 per month, or €109.00 per year

The full irista service is now live. People can sign up by visiting: www.irista.com

June 6, 2014
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Canon EOS-1D C Firmware 1.3.5 Released

EOS-1D C

Canon EOS-1D C (Adorama | B&H Photo)

Canon product advisory:

Thank you for using Canon products.

Details
Firmware Version 1.3.5 incorporates the following improvements.
Fixes a phenomenon in which the line-level audio input function of some EOS-1D C cameras does not operate as expected with Firmware Version 1.3.4.

Firmware Version 1.3.4 incorporates the following improvements.
1. Peripheral Illumination and Lens Aberration Correction data has been added for Canon EF-mount Cinema lenses. *1) *2)

*1) EOS Utility Version 2.13.25 (or later) is required to upload the correction data to the camera. The latest update for this software can be downloaded from our web site.

*2) Does not apply to Canon EF Cinema zoom lenses CN-E 14.5-60mm T2.6 L S and CN-E 30-300mm T2.95-3.7 L S.

2. A line-level audio input accepting a mini 3.5mm connector has been added.

Firmware Version 1.3.5 includes all improvements and fixes provided in previous firmware versions.

Affected Product
The phenomena described above will occur in cameras running Firmware Version 1.3.4 whose sixth digit from the left of the serial number is “1”, “2”, “3”.
Examples of affected serial numbers are: “xxxxx1xxxxxx”, “xxxxx2xxxxxx”, “xxxxx3xxxxxx”.

Support
Canon USA will perform Factory Updates on the EOS-1D C free of charge. Shipping and handling charges may apply. Please contact the Canon Customer Support Center for details.

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.

If you have not already done so, please register your Canon EOS-1D C Cinema EOS Camera. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email about future announcements.

Contact Information for Inquiries
Canon Customer Support Center
Phone: 1-855-CINE-EOS (toll free)
1-855-246-3367
TDD: 1-866-251-3752
Email: CinemaEOS@cits.canon.com
For additional support options: pro.usa.canon.com/support
June 5, 2014
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The Canon EOS 7D Replacement In Use At FIFA 2014 – True Or Not?

FIFA 2014

Fake EOS 7D Mark II (mock-up)

It’s making the rounds that the replacement for the Canon EOS 7D (price & specs) is in use by selected photographers at FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. We reported it first, and others also got this information.

For the sake of good reporting, I have to say that while I got some more bits about the 7D replacement being in use at FIFA 2014, I also got some mails from (supposed) Canon press photographers that were saying it is not true, that no 7D replacement is undergoing final tests in Brazil, that no selected photographers are using it.

Hard to say what to believe and what not. The replacement for the EOS 7D, i.e. Canon’s next APS-C flagship, is expected to be announced for Photokina. It’s now 5 years since the EOS 7D was announced, a long time and a replacement is due.

To see all rumors about the EOS 7D replacement click here.

Stay tuned.

 

June 5, 2014
Posted in News

Handevision 40mm f/0.85 For Canon EOS M In Stock In Germany (world’s fastest lens for mirrorless systems)

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The world’s fastest lens with native EOS M mount is in stock.

The Handevision 40mm f/0,85 for Canon EOS M systems is in stock at eBay Germany for €1.799. Head  over to Deals Runner for the links. Image samples can be found at handevision.de/en/impressions/.

According to Handevision press release (Handevision.de) the lens will soon start to ship world-wide.

To see previous coverage of the Handevision 40mm click here.

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