Canon EOS-1D C killer deal, $3000 off, now on sale at $4,999 (expires soon)

Canon EOS-1D C Killer Deal, $3000 Off, Now On Sale At $4,999 (expires Soon)

Canon EOS-1D C at a glance:

  • 18.1Mp CMOS Sensor
  • 4K Cinematic Quality Video
  • 1920 x 1080 Full HD Video
  • Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors
  • 3.2″ LCD Screen
  • Eye-Level Pentaprism Viewfinder
  • Dual CF Card Recording Media
  • Canon EF Lens Mount
  • Magnesium Alloy Body
  • 61-Point High Density Auto Focus

B&H Photo has the Canon EOS-1D C discounted by $3000. The EOS-1D C is on sale at $4,999. Expires 7/31, or when supply runs out.

EDIT: Adorama also has the EOS-1D C at $4,999.

Tamron patent for 20mm f/2 image stabilised lens

Tamron 20mm f/2

Tamron 20mm f/2 Di VC USD

Tamron filed a patent for what may become a rather interesting lens: a 20mm f/2 with image stabilisation (called VC, vibration control by Tamron).

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-126279
    • Published 2016.7.11
    • Filing date 2015.1.8
  • Example
    • f = 20.60
    • FNo. = 2.05
    • ω = 46.81
    • Ym = 21.633
    • BF 38.2971 – 38.3188
  • Tamron patent
    • Negative ShiboTadashi
    • Rear focus
    • Anti-vibration (a part of the first group)
[via Egami]

Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM hands-on reviews and sample pictures

Canon EF-M 28mm F/3.5 Macro IS STM Hands-on Reviews And Sample Pictures

Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

At a glance:

  • EF-M Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 44.8mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Maximum Aperture: f/3.5
  • One UD Element & Two Aspherical Elements
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Hybrid IS Image Stabilization
  • Maximum Magnification: 1.2x
  • Super Macro Setting for 3.7″ Min. Focus
  • Built-In Macro Lite LED
  • Retractable Design for Compact Profile

The Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM appears to fly a bit under the radar. But what looks like a rather “meh” lens (given a slow f/3.5) may turn out to be much cooler than most people thinks. It’s also the first maco lens for the EOS M system.

The EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM has a retractable design, built-in led lights, it’s image stabilized, and it has a 1:2 super-macro mode. So, it’s not just another 28mm lens with a slow aperture. Last but not least: it comes at an affordable price (under $300).

Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM hands-on review at DPReview

Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM Real world sample pictures at DPReview

Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM sample picture by Dustin Abbott

Below: Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM | First Look and Features

Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon cuts profit forecast as post-Brexit yen strength bites, Reuters reports

canon rumors

Reuter reports:

Canon Inc cut its full-year profit forecast on Tuesday, becoming Japan’s first major technology company to report a weaker outlook on the yen’s surge following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

The world’s biggest maker of cameras and printers forecast group operating profit of 265 billion yen ($2.54 billion) for the year through December, from 300 billion yen estimated three months prior.

The new forecast, Canon’s second downward outlook revision this year, is below market expectations of 297 billion yen, based on estimates of 17 analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters.

The company also said that for the quarter through June, operating profit fell 35 percent to 68.6 billion yen, missing the 81.9 billion yen average of five analyst estimates.

Read the story at Reuters…

“Vorticity” is a jaw-dropping tornado time-lapse (shot with EOS 5Ds R)

“Vorticity” Is A Jaw-dropping Tornado Time-lapse (shot With EOS 5Ds R)

I featured works by Mike Olbinski in the past. He makes amazing time-lapse videos like this one. Vorticity is Olbinski’s latest time-lapse video, and it is all about chasing tornados. He writes:

I had three goals this spring: Get a tornado on time-lapse, capture the best footage I possibly could, and chase as much as my schedule would allow. That ended up totalling 18 chase days. 20,000 miles driven. Almost 60,000 time-lapse frames shot. Nine total states. Hours and hours and hours of editing. All between April 15th and June 15th.

Mike Olbinski shot Vorticity using a Canon EOS 5Ds R, EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 11-24mm f/4, EF 16-35mm, and 35mm, 50mm, 135mm lenses. You can read Olbinski’s description of Vorticity here. Enjoy the video!

Canon Powershot G7 X Mark II review (Camera Labs)

Canon Powershot G7 X Mark II Review (Camera Labs)

Powershot G7 X Mark II: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

At a glance:

  • 20.1MP 1″ CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 4.2x Optical Zoom f/1.8-f/2.8 Lens
  • 24-100mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting LCD Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • Expanded ISO 25600, Up to 8 fps Shooting
  • Intelligent IS Image Stabilization
  • Manual Control Ring, Time Lapse Movie

Camera Labs reviewed the Canon Powershot G7 X Mark II, a powerful, enthusiasts-oriented compact camera with a large sensor and a pretty rich feature set. As with all reviews I saw so far, this one too is very positive about the Powershot G7 X Mark II.

From the conclusion:

Superficially the G7 X Mark II may seem similar to its predecessor, but Canon’s made a number of useful enhancements which make it a much more compelling camera overall. The body is essentially the same size with the same control layout as before, but the addition of a grip on the front makes it much more comfortable to hold. The lens may share the same 4.2x / 24-100mm range and f1.8-2.8 focal ratio, but there’s now an Auto ND filter option for stills and the chance to de-click the lens ring for smooth or stepped adjustments – great for stills and movies. As before the lens is a little soft in the corners at 24mm, especially when focusing close, but the optical quality quickly improves as you zoom-in. The screen may be the same size with the same well-thought-out touch interface, but as well as tilting up to face the subject, it’ll now also tilt down for easier composing at high angles. Meanwhile the camera can now be charged over USB, although Canon still supplies an AC battery charger if you prefer. Read the review…

The review comes with a large set of sample pics and discusses all aspects of the Powershot G7 X Mark II. The videos below may also give you an idea of what the Powershot G7 X Mark II can deliver.

powershot g7 x mark iiPowershot G7 X Mark II: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

[via Camera Labs]