Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS replacement coming this year? [CW3]

EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS

A possible replacement for the Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS gets another mention. The Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS II is said to be the “first Canon lens with an LCD display built-in” but it is not clear yet “what information will be present on the digital display“. The lens is rumored to feature Nano USM and Canon’s latest image stabilisation technology.

I have to say that this rumor comes a bit as a surprise to me. I (and others) always thought the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS was the replacement for the EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS. It’s true that the former is an “L” lens and the latter is not. However, the non-L EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS has some “L”-lens elements, and hence it sounded plausible to consider the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS as the replacement for the EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS.

Stay tuned…!

[Digicame-Info via Canon Rumors]

Firmware update for Canon EOS-1D X Mark II coming soon, Canon article suggests

Firmware Update For Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Coming Soon, Canon Article Suggests

It seems Canon will soon release a firmware update for the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, a recent Canon Digital Learning Center article suggests.

Based on feedback from large photo organizations, news photojournalists, and so on, Canon has delivered a significant firmware upgrade for the EOS-1D X Mark II camera.  Firmware upgrade version 1.1 clearly targets professional users and organizations, but as you’ll see, some of these features may be useful to individual working pros or even serious photography enthusiasts.  We’ll examine what’s new in this firmware upgrade in this article.

In a nutshell: what’s new and different?

This new upgrade (version 1.1) addresses specific issues that professional news and photojournalism organizations have brought to Canon’s attention — we understand that not all of these will be important in more ordinary, everyday use to individual photographers. That said, the changes and new features that this firmware adds to the EOS-1D X Mark II camera are the ability to:

  • Install up to 39 items of IPTC information into the camera, and to add data (or deliberately not apply it) to images you take

  • Add set-up information for up to 40 new Wi-Fi® networks to a memory card, and load that data as a full set of possible Wi-Fi networks to select from for connection

  • Transfer only “protected” images via Wi-Fi

  • Retain GPS position data:  Continue to apply last known GPS location information to images subsequently taken, even if GPS connection is lost (photographer went inside a building, etc.)

  • Change LCD color tone (four pre-defined settings), to either approximate display from other cameras you’re working with, or to shift color tone based on ambient lighting as the LCD monitor is being used

The firmware is not yet available.

Adobe Lightroom will support Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Dual Pixel RAW

Adobe Lightroom Will Support Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Dual Pixel RAW

Will Adobe support Dual Pixel RAW files of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV? This was a big question soon after we learned that the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV would have this killer feature named Dual Pixel RAW.

Adobe will support this feature (and file format) in upcoming versions of Lightroom 6 and Photoshop, C|net reports.

“We’re working on it,” Adobe spokesman Roman Skuratovskiy said Thursday. He declined to say when Adobe would add the update to Lightroom and its cousin, Photoshop, though.

If you want to learn more about the innovative Dual Pixel RAW and what it can do, have a look at this article by CDLC, or watch the short video below.

[via C|net]

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV user manual download

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV pre-orders links

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV body

USA – $3,499 – Adorama | B&H Photo | Canon Store | Amazon

UK – £3,599 – Park Cameras

Germany – WEX Cameras | Calumet

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with 24-105mm f/4L IS II lens

USA – $4,599 – Adorama | B&H Photo | Canon Store | Amazon

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with 24-70mm IS USM Lens

USA – $4,399: Adorama | B&H Photo | Canon Store | Amazon

Battery Grip for 5D Mark IV (BG-E20)

USA – $490: Adorama | Canon Store | Amazon

UK – £329.99 – Park Cameras

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens

USA – $2,199: Adorama | B&H Photo | Canon Store | Amazon

UK – £2,349 – Park Cameras

GermanyWEX Cameras

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM

USA – $1,099: Adorama | B&H Photo | Canon Store | Amazon

UK – £1,129 – Park Cameras

GermanyWEX Cameras

Canon W-E1 WiFi adapter

USA Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon

UK Park Cameras

Save big on Canon EOS 7D Mark II and EOS 6D bundles

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Authorised Canon retailer B&H Photo has a set of Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Canon EOS 6D bundles with great rebates, made of instant discounts and mail-in rebates (info). All bundles come with a Canon PIXMA Pro-100 photo printer and 50 sheets of photo paper. he offer expires 8/31. The bundles are:

  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II body only, on sale at $1,249 after all discounts 
  • Canon EOS 6D body only, on sale at $1,199 after all discounts
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II with EF-S 18-135mm IS lens bundle, on sale at $1,549 after all discounts
  • Canon EOS 6D with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens bundle, on sale at $1,749 after all discounts 

All Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Canon EOS 6D bundles are listed here.

Canon mirrorless cameras coming, registrations at certification authority suggest

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Nokishita Camera published a set of registrations code that seem to point to upcoming Canon cameras. Among the list below is one DSLR, two possible mirrorless cameras, and Powershot cameras. The cameras were registered at Russian certification authority Novocert. As you can see below, there are also SKUs listed.

DS126651
Single-lens reflex camera
Bluetooth · Wi-Fi equipped

PC2258
SKU: 1279C002AA, 1279C012AA, 1279C022AA
Body Kit 1 Kit 2
Color: one color
Bluetooth · Wi-Fi equipped (PDF document)
Mirror-less camera?

PC2279
SKU: 1724C002AA, 1724C012AA, 1724C022AA, 1725C002AA, 1725C012AA, 1725C022AA
Body Kit 1 Kit 2
Color: 2 colors
Mirror-less camera?

PC2323
SKU: 1717C002AA, 1718C002AA
Color: 2 colors
Kondeji

PC2334 / PC2335
SKU: 1790C002AA, 1879C001AA
Color: 2 colors
Kondeji

PC2329 / PC2332
SKU: 1794C001AA, 1797C001AA, 1800C001AA
Color: three colors
Kondeji

PC2333
SKU: 1803C001AA, 1806C001AA, 1809C001AA
Color: three colors
Kondeji

Canon Weekend Only deals On EOS 7D Mark II and Rebel T5/T5i/T6i bundles

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Adorama has some good deals on a set of Canon APS-C DSLRs. All have $350 Mail-In rebate (info). Alls items on offer ship free and prices will expire Sunday afternoon 8/28

  • Canon Rebel T6 DSLR 2 lens kit, on sale at $429.99 after $350 Canon MIR, includes:
    • Canon EOS Rebel T6
    • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II & EF 75-300mm F4-5.6 III lenses
    • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer
    • Canon LU-101 Photo Paper Pro Luster, 13×19″, 50 Sheets
    • Canon 100-ES EOS Shoulder Bag (Black)
  • Canon Rebel T5i with 18-55mm IS STM and EF 75-300mm F/4-5.6 III AF lenses, on sale at $499.99 after $350 Canon MIR. Includes:
    • Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with 18-55mm IS STM Lens
    • Canon  EF 75-300mm F/4-5.6 III AF Lens
    • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer
    • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13×19″, 50 Sheets
    • Canon 100-ES EOS Shoulder Bag (Black)
  • Canon Rebel T5i with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, on sale at $599.99 after $350 Canon MIR. Includes:
    • Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
    • Canon EF 75-300mm F/4-5.6 III Autofocus Telephoto Zoom Lens – USA
    • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer
    • Canon LU-101 Photo Paper Pro Luster, 13×19″, 50 Sheets
    • Canon 100-ES EOS Shoulder Bag (Black)
  • Canon Rebel T6i Video Creator Kit with EF-S 18-55 lens, Rode VIDEOMIC GO Mic, 32GB Card, on sale at $649 after $350 Canon MIR. Includes:
    • Canon EOS T6i Video Creator Kit w/18-55 EFS Lens, Rode VIDEOMIC GO Mic, 32GB Crd
    • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer
    • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13×19″, 50 Sheets
    • Canon 100-ES EOS Shoulder Bag (Black)
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II Camera Body Bundle, on sale at $1,699 after $350 Canon MIR. Includes:
    • Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera Body
    • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer
    • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13×19″, 50 Sheets
    • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens, USA