Deal: Canon EOS RP w/ Adapter – $1046 (reg. $1299, import model)

Canon Eos Rp

Canon EOS RP at a glance:

  • 26.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K and Full HD 1080 Video
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 4779 AF Points
  • ISO 100-40000, Up to 5 fps Shooting
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity

Seller 6ave on eBay (99.6% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS RP with EF adapter on sale at $1,046.60. Compare at $1,299. Please note: this is an import model, 1 year US seller warranty applies. Import models are legally imported from another country through channels other than the maker’s official distribution system. Limited time offer.


Noteworthy Kickstarter projects:

  1. SliderMini portable camera slider
  2. Universal camera strap with lifetime warranty
  3. DUO Daypack, quick access camera bag with lifetime warranty
  4. Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 lens for $199
  5. Peak Design super light travel tripod

Selected and today only deals:

Canon Announces Two Entry-Level Binoculars With Lens-Shift Image Stabilization

Binoculars

New Canon binoculars at a glance:

  • Compact and Lightweight Binoculars with Image Stabilization
  • High-Magnification Ratio of 8x to 10x, respectively
  • High Efficiency Shift-System Image Stabilizer
  • Powered IS Mode
  • Field Flattener Lens
  • Super-Spectra Coating
  • Minimum focusing distance of up to 6.6 feet (2m)
  • Ergonomic design and comfortable grip

They look cool, don’t they? Canon’s new 8×20 IS and 10×20 IS binocular models are scheduled to be available in early November 2019 for an estimated retail price of $499.99 and $549.99 respectively.

Canon press release:

Alerting All Outdoor And Nature Enthusiasts: Canon Announces Two New Entry-Level Binoculars Featuring Lens-Shift Image Stabilization

With Lens-Shift Image Stabilization, Compact, Lightweight Bodies and Affordable Pricing, the Canon 8×20 IS and 10×20 IS Binoculars are the Triple-Threat Tools Necessary for all Viewing Endeavors

MELVILLE, NY, September 19, 2019 – What do birdwatching, hiking, camping and sports watching all have in common? They all need a trusted and high-quality set of binoculars to view and bask in the full experience. Continuing to elevate viewing through impressive optics, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced two new, lightweight entry-level Image-Stabilized Binoculars with an 8×20 IS and 10×20 IS. Specifically, the 8×20 IS binoculars are the world’s lightest binoculars with image stabilization*. These new entry-level models also feature Lens Shift Image Stabilization (IS) technology, a technology that allows users to see an even sharper image by moving the IS lens to help correct shaking from handholding.

“One of the secrets to Canon’s success is the company’s dedication to its strong legacy of optical brilliance and imaging technologies that match the various needs of our customers for today and into the future,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “These new binoculars embody those same principles, enhancing the viewing experiences for our customers, while offering the familiarity and quality they trust in Canon optics.”

The new binocular models both feature Shift Image Stabilization, a feature frequently found in Canon digital cameras and camcorders. This technology incorporates a microcomputer and improved gyro performance that assists in canceling out the effects of user-shake or movement, resulting in an enhanced detailed view of objects. Reducing shake also lessens fatigue when viewing for long periods of time, making them comfortable to use at concerts and events. Canon is offering two models with different zoom powers (8x and 10x) which can handle various situations for a wide range of users.

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Vello LW-100 Extendá Wi-Fi Remote Control Deal – $79.95 (reg. $129.95, today only)

Vello LW-100 Extendá

Vello LW-100 Extendá Wi-Fi Camera Remote Control at a glance:

  • For Select Canon, Nikon & Sony Cameras
  • Transfer Rate: up to 2 MB/s
  • Remotely Capture Photos & Video
  • Apps for iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows
  • Creates Wi-Fi Network with 164′ Range
  • Adjust ISO, Shutter Speed, and Aperture
  • Live View & Touch Focus Functions
  • Intervalometer with Bulb Mode
  • Wireless Streaming of Images for Review
  • Integrated Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery

Only for today (9/19/2019) B&H Photo has the Vello LW-100 Extendá Wi-Fi Camera Remote Control on sale at $79.95. Compare at $129.95. Free shipping.

New to this kind of gear? The 1:36min video below tells you everything (well, almost).

Canon Is Developing An Innovative Photography Solution For Live Events

Photography

Canon is active on a lot of technological domains. Photography automatisation and robots are some of them.

Press release:

Canon Announces The Development Of An Innovative Photography Solution For Live Events

Solution will Enable Remote Operation of Canon’s Interchangeable Lens Cameras in Inaccessible Locations for Photographers

MELVILLE, NY, September 19, 2019 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., is developing a remote-control solution that will allow for operation of the company’s interchangeable-lens cameras. Remote operation of cameras has been growing in popularity among photo agencies and media outlets, as seen in today’s coverage of global sporting and news events. With that growth in mind, Canon is excited to develop a powerful solution that reflects years of testing and feedback from the organizations that will benefit the most from this device.

The solution, currently under development, utilizes a system that enables the camera’s optical axis to be perpendicular to the device’s axis of revolution. This intuitive alignment will provide users with operation capabilities that feel similar to handheld or tripod shooting. The hardware and software solution allows a photographer to control multiple cameras at once, with the ability to control multiple remote-control or static remote systems from a single computer. Photographers will be able to operate each device to pan, tilt or rotate the camera and zoom the lens, and images can transmit via a network connection to a centralized location, a feature that will prove to be very useful for news outlets and agencies.

photography

The new solution will allow for image capture from a variety of angles and viewpoints that might not have not been possible through conventional shooting methods. Moving forward, Canon’s goal is to create a system suited for a wide range of shooting needs that go beyond live sporting and news events, including e-commerce, product photography and more. By developing these types of innovative image-capture solutions, Canon is helping to provide new perspectives to the events that shape the world around us.

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Let’s Talk Eye-controlled Autofocus On Canon Cameras

Eye Controlled Autofocus

Recently a Canon patent application was spotted that discussed technologies for an eye-controlled autofocus system. Something Canon already offered back in the film days with the Canon EOS 3.

Taking inspiration from the above patent, DPReview TV’s Chris and Jordan consider what a modern eye-controlled AF system might mean to photographers. The following topics are discussed in the 5 minutes video below:

  • The Canon EOS 3
  • Eye-controlled AF
  • Eye-controlled AF challenges
  • How a new eye-controlled AF system could work
  • Selecting faces and eyes
  • Do we need updated eye-controlled AF?

Enjoy.

Canon EOS Ra Brochure Leaks Online, FF MILC For Astrophotography Coming

Canon Eos Ra

It’s official. Canon will soon release the Canon EOS Ra, a full frame mirrorless camera dedicated to astrophotography.

The product leaflet already leaked at Canon UK. It’s likely they will put it offline soon. We have a screenshot.

The text in the Canon EOS Ra leaflet reads (see also image on top):

  • This camera has approximately four times the transmittance of hydrogen-alpha light (656 nm) as the EOS R. Photographs of subjects that reflect a lot of infrared light will therefore appear redder than they actually are. Also, as it may not be possible to obtain an appropriate color balance or uneven colors may result, shooting normal subjects with this camera is not recommended.
  • Camera operations are essentially the same as for the EOS R. Refer to the included EOS R Getting Started Guide (booklet). Additionally, you can download the EOS R Advanced User Guide (PDF file) from the Canon website.

It seems a new Canon EOS R camera is coming soon, very soon likely. Will this be a 2019 announcement? Also likely after this leak.

Stay tuned for more.