August 27, 2014
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Canon Supports Relief Efforts Following Heavy Rains In Western Japan

Canon press release

Canon supports relief efforts following damage caused by heavy rains in western Japan

TOKYO, August 27, 2014 — Torrential rains since early August in and around the city of Hiroshima in western Japan have caused extensive damage and loss of life across the region.

We at Canon extend our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by this catastrophe and our thoughts go out to the victims and their families. Although the road to recovery will be challenging and take time, we hope that the region will soon be able to begin the rebuilding and healing process.

To aid in the relief efforts for the victims of this disaster, the Canon Group is making a donation of 5 million yen (approximately US$48,000) through the Central Community Chest of Japan.

August 27, 2014
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Metabones Canon EF to Micro Four Thirds Speed Booster Adapter Announced

Metabones

Metabones® announced a new Canon EF to MFT Speed Booster adapter with the following features:

  • Increase maximum aperture by 1 stop.
  • Increase MTF.
  • Makes lens 0.71x wider.
  • Build-in electronics to control lens aperture.
  • The lens aperture is set by the controls on the camera body.
  • Powered by camera body. no external power source required. (also accept 3rd party external power supply via MicroUSB socket)
  • High performance 32-bit processor and efficient switched-mode power supply.
  • The tripod foot is detachable and compatible with Arca Swiss, Markins and Photo Clam ball heads.

Optics designed by Caldwell Photographic in the USA (patent pending)

A first hands-on review can be seen at EosHD. More details on Metabones‘ site.

Supported Not supported 
EF lensesImage stabilization (IS) lensesElectronic manual focusing (e.g. EF 85/1.2L II and discontinued EF 50/1.0L)EXIF (focal length, aperture, zoom range)Distance and zoom display on camcorders (see note 1)Contax N mount lenses modified to Canon EF by Conurus (see note 2)Contax 645 NAM-1 adapter modified to Canon EF by Conurus (see note 2)

Sigma, Tamron and Tokina lenses in Canon EF mount (see note 2)

External 5 Volt power supply (see note 6)

Autofocus EF-S lenses (some EF-S lenses may need modification)Lens correction such as peripheral shading, CA and distortionFocus confirmation “chip” (e.g. Dandelion)M42 screw mount adapters (see note 4)Stacking non-Metabones/non-Conurus mount adapters on top (see note 5 and list of lenses which require modification below.)

Metabones

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August 27, 2014
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Refurbished Canon EOS 5D Mark III In Stock At Canon Store ($2,719)

Refurbished Canon EOS 5D Mark III
The Canon Direct Store has refurbished EOS 5D Mark IIIs in stock for $2,719.20. Free ground shipping in the USA.

Fore more refurbished Canon DSLRs listed at the Canon Store click here.

August 27, 2014
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Canon Powershot Camera Clearing At Canon Direct Store (starting at $80)

Canon Powershot Camera

The Canon Direct Store is clearing Powershot stocks. Many refurbished Canon Powershot cameras are on sale, starting at $79.99. Need a gift for someone you love?

August 27, 2014
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Canon Supports Creative Photojournalism At Visa pour l’Image 2014

 Visa pour l’Image 2014

For the German press release click here, for the French press release click here. An English CPN article on Visa pour l’Image is here.

 Visa pour l’Image 2014

Canon EU press release:

Canon champions creative photojournalism at Visa pour l’Image 2014

London, UK, 27 August 2014 – Canon today announces its activity programme at Visa pour l’Image 2014, the annual festival of photojournalism held in Perpignan, France. Championing the festival for 25 years, Canon is a long-running supporter of the illustrious event and will showcase its leading range of products and services at the show, whilst offering expertise to the 3,000 accredited professional photojournalists registered to attend.

Canon will be running an exciting interactive programme of events throughout the 7 day festival that highlights the very best in photojournalism and reflects the company’s passion for powerful images. The Canon programme will include: Canon experience zone

The Canon experience zone at the festival will display Canon’s vast range of professional products – from image capture through to printing – with the opportunity for photographers to experience the latest products for themselves. Accredited photographers can also visit the CPS depot where there will be the opportunity to have their equipment checked, cleaned and have small repairs undertaken, all for free.

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August 27, 2014
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The Canon Lens Experience – A New, Incredibly Useful Online Tool

Canon Lens Experience

B&H Photo started an online resource named Canon Lens Experience, a site dedicated to an exhaustive look at various Canon lenses.

Features of the lenses are presented in an interactive way. There is also a series of interviews with 15 well-known photographers about how to take pictures in different settings (and what gear they are using).

The Canon‬ Lens Experience from B&H is a premium content project that features detailed articles about fifteen professional photographers—who all share a love for Canon glass.

There is much more, and this is a very useful tool and resource to learn more about your Canon gear, and about the best way to use it.

Canon Lens Experience

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