Canon Rebel T6i/EOS 750D review (DPReview)

Canon Rebel T6i/EOS 750D Review (DPReview)

DPReview posted their full review of the Canon Rebel T6i/EOS 750D. From the conclusion:

Now that Canon has released two Rebels simultaneously, the biggest question for many is less likely to be ‘Should I get a Rebel?’ and more likely to be ‘Which Rebel should I get?’ From our perspective the answer is pretty clear. The T6i is a nice introduction to Canon glass, but unless you’re really stretched to spend the extra $100, the T6s gives you quite a bit more camera for your money. That hundred dollars gets you a rear thumb wheel, top plate LCD, and continuous AF in live view. In fact, if you desire things like automatic face detection and tracking of people and faces no matter where they move to within your frame, then the T6s’ ability to do exactly this in live view alone justifies the extra cost. And more usable live view is arguably desirable for a camera of this class, as its demographic may desire more automation and could do without the focus accuracy issues that can plague viewfinder AF. Read the full review at DPReview.

The Rebel T6i/EOS 750D gets a rating of 75%. I totally agree that you should get the Rebel T6s/EOS 760D if $100 more are not an issue.

Canon EOS 760D price check:Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay | Canon EOS 750D price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

Ian Parry Scholarship 2015: entries invited (Canon UK sponsored)

Canon press release:

If you are a photographer under the age of 24 or in full-time photographic education, or have just graduated, you have until Tuesday 14 July 2015 to apply online for this year’s Ian Parry Scholarship. A £3,500 prize plus incredible career opportunities await you…

Photojournalist Ian Parry died, aged 24, while on assignment for The Sunday Times during the Romanian revolution in 1989. Aidan Sullivan, The Sunday Times’ picture editor at the time plus Ian’s friends and family, established the Scholarship to honour his memory and help young emerging photojournalists.

Says last year’s winner, Alejandro Cegarra from Venezuela: “Three years ago when I started my photography career in a Venezuelan newspaper, I never thought that I would be where I am today and I wouldn’t be where I am without the scholarship. It has been a unique opportunity in every way.”

“The Scholarship put my work on the map: assignments, editors, you meet photographers who you admire, and that makes you grow. It is like finally opening your eyes.”

Cegarra added: “Ian Parry’s brother told me ‘No matter what you do or who you are in the future, from now on you will always be part of the Parry family’ and since then I always try to honour those beautiful words and the Ian Parry legacy.”

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Take a look at how the partnership between Canon and The Arbor Day Foundation is making a positive impact in local communities – CanonUSA

Canon Patent for EF/EF-S adapter for full-frame mirrorless camera

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This is a very interesting patent, a patent that hopefully points to something that will hit the market.

The patent refers to an adapter for a full-frame mirrorless camera. The adapter has a switch to change between EF and EF-S lenses.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-118208
    • Published 2015.6.25
    • Filing date 2013.12.18
  • Canon patents
    • Flange back is shorter body
    • Flange back is long, a lens having the same image circle as the image pickup device body
    • Flange back is long, a lens with a smaller image circle than the image pickup device body
    • Mount adapter to change the diameter of the flare cut stop, depending on the image circle of mounting the lens

May a full-frame mirrorless camera by Canon finally be on its way?

[via Egami]

Canon product advisory for counterfeit 600EX-RT Speedlites

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Canon published a product advisory regarding counterfeit 600EX-RT Speedlites. [via TDP]

Canon product advisory:

We have confirmed that there are counterfeit Speedlite 600EX-RT flash products in circulation in the market. It has been reported that these products are being sold through various online marketplace websites. These counterfeit products have not been designed or manufactured by Canon, but fraudulently display the Canon logo, and may also fraudulently display other Canon and third party trademarks. Furthermore, these counterfeit products have not been manufactured or tested under the safety standards established by Canon, so we are unable to make representations concerning their safe operation, and there is a possibility that using one of these counterfeit products may cause adverse affects such as generation of fire and/or smoke.

The safety of our consumers is our utmost concern. Unlike genuine Canon products, counterfeit products may not meet government and industry safety standards. To ensure that you’re buying genuine Canon products, we recommend purchasing from a Canon Authorized Dealer or directly from Canon. Please be advised that Canon is not responsible for any malfunction, accident, or damage related to the use of any counterfeit product.

It has also been confirmed that the radio transmission wireless shooting function incorporated into genuine Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT flashes is not incorporated into the counterfeit product. This missing feature will limit the performance of the counterfeit flash, as compared with a genuine Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT flash.

We truly appreciate your attention to this matter and thank you for being a valued Canon customer.

The following tips may help you to identify a counterfeit Speedlite 600EX-RT flash. Please note, however, that other counterfeits may display other, or additional, differences from genuine Canon products. As such, you should contact Canon using the contact information below if you have any questions about whether you are using a genuine Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT flash.

  • The counterfeit product fraudulently displays the Canon logo and may fraudulently display other Canon and third party trademarks.

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  • The position to release the mounting foot lock lever is different.
  • The position to release the mounting foot lock lever on a genuine unit is towards the left (see the green arrow), and the position to release the mounting foot lock lever on a counterfeit unit is towards the center (see the red arrow).

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  • The display on the Custom Function screen is different. Follow the steps in the Speedlite 600EX-RT Instruction Manual to access the Custom Function screen.

Thank you for using Canon products.

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