Canon EOS-1D X Mark II user manual available for download

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II User Manual Available For Download

If you want a closer look at the features of Canon’s new full-frame flagship, the EOS-1D X Mark II, then it might be a good idea to get the user manual. The EOS-1D X Mark II user manual can be downloaded from Canon Europe. Thanks for the tip!

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Canon Watch deal: get 72% off DENOISE projects professional software ($35 instead of $129)

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I am very happy to offer this deal to all Canon Watch readers. We offer a huge rebate on the pretty amazing and truly powerful DENOISE projects professional software. Until March 31 you save 72% on the retail price, paying just $35 instead of $129! Not bad, eh?

This software is 100% developed in Germany, and removes all forms of image noise: luminance noise, colour noise, banding, hot pixels and more. It can be used as a stand-alone program or as a plug-in (on both, Windows or Mac).

You can buy the discounted DENOISE projects professional software here, and learn more about the software here.

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Canon mirrorless camera coming with 4K? [CW3]

Canon Mirrorless Camera Coming With 4K? [CW3]

After having ridiculed each and any rumor we posted about Canon’s plans with 4K technology, some of the rumor sites now started to post one Canon 4K rumor after the other. Funny.

The latest bits suggest Canon will release a prosumer mirrorless camera with 4K on board. The rumor is a bit confusing since it refers to three different models, at least one featuring 4K. Canon might announce two mirrorless cameras with an APS-C sensor (already rumoured), and one with a full-frame sensor (leaked first here one CW; see here too). A Canon mirrorless camera with fixed lens is also rumoured (something like the Leica Q and Sony RX1 R).

Canon Watch’s take: with Canon already investing in 8K technology, and given the ubiquity of 4K from smartphones to cameras, it is a safe bet to assume that a Canon full-frame mirrorless camera to be announced in 2016 will indeed have 4K on board. Canon itself talked about their mirrorless plans in a recent interview, and then in another interview.

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Canon EOS M3 – will we see more Canon mirrorless cameras in 2016?

[via Canon Rumors]

Canon EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS “Actuator Nano USM” technology explained (video)

Canon EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS “Actuator Nano USM” Technology Explained (video)

Canon’s new EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM lens features a new AF motor technology, named Actuator Nano USM. The neat video below by Canon Imaging Plaza gives a 1 minute overview on this new tech. The previous version of this lens, the EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM, featured Canon’s STM technology.

The EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM is also made to work with Canon’s Power Zoom adapter (shown below).

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Canon EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM with Power Zoom adapter

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The video below shows how the EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM works together with the Power Adater.

Canon EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM overview after the break.

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Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art real-world sample pictures (DPReview)

Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8

Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8

DPReview posted a real-world sample gallery shot with Sigma’s latest marvel, the Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens. What so special with this lens (and with the awesome Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8?). It’s the following:

Sigma’s F1.8 zooms for APS-C are ground-breaking in the following sense: F1.8 on APS-C gives you around the depth-of-field control of F2.7 on full-frame. That makes Sigma’s 18-35/1.8 and 50-100/1.8 roughly equivalent to 27-53/2.7 and 75-150/2.7 lenses on full-frame, in terms of both DOF and noise (in low light) control […]. For some, these lenses go a long way in addressing some of the inherent disadvantages of the smaller sensor format.

If you want to go deeper into this, there is an article by DPReview here. The new Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 Art sells for $1,099, pre-order: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon