The Canon EOS M50 may be a midrange MILC, comes in 2 colors & 2 kits (and there is also an EOS 2000D/Rebel T7 coming)

The Canon EOS M50 May Be A Midrange MILC, Comes In 2 Colors & 2 Kits (and There Is Also An EOS 2000D/Rebel T7 Coming)

Registrations of unreleased Canon gear showed up at the Eurasian Economic Commission. You can see the document above.

We already know that Canon will announce a new MILC named EOS M50. From the document above we learn the EOS M50 will come in two colors (black and white), and in two kits, respectively with the 15-45mm IS STM and the 18-150 IS STM lenses. The EOS M50 registration document can be seen here

Where will the EOS M50 be positioned in Canon’s mirrorless line-up? Given the two digits in the name, the the EOS M50 will most likely be positioned between the EOS M100 and the EOS M5/M6. A midrange MILC from Canon, so to say.

Another Canon camera was registered at the Eurasian Economic Commission, the EOS 2000D. Given that the EOS 2000D will replace the EOS 1300D (Rebel T6 in USA) it’s no surprise it comes as a kit with the  EF-S 18-55mm IS II lens. The EOS 2000D will most likely be named Rebel T7 in the States. The EOS 2000D registration document is here.

eos 2000d

Canon EOS 2000D/Rebel T7 registration document

[via LetsGoDigital-1 and LetsGoDigital-2)

Black Friday 2017: Save up to $550 on select Canon lenses at Adorama

For Black Friday 2017, authorised Canon retailer Adorama has discounts on a huge set of Canon lenses, up to $550. The rebates are are made up from instant discounts and coupon code CAUJDQ3E1 (you enter it at checkout, and it’s only there you’ll see the final price). I made some tries and learned that the discount coming from the coupon code depends by the price of the lens. For instance, on the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III you’ll get $199.90 discount from the coupon code, on the EF 11-24mm f/4L you get $269.90. The rebates from the coupon code add to the instant discounts. Take it while it lasts!


Our select Black Friday 2017 deals are listed here.

Amazon EU and Amazon US Black Friday pages are already up and running and first deals are online. Have a look: Amazon US, Amazon CA, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon ES and Amazon IT.

B&H Photo has a Black Friday 2017 page   –   Adorama has a Black Friday 2017 page   –   Canon USA has a Black Friday 2017 page

All B&H Photo’s Canon deals for Black Friday are listed here   –   All Adorama Canon deals for Black Friday are listed here.

You may also be interested in these Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and EOS 6D Mark II bundle deals by Adorama and similar bundle deals at B&H Photo.

If you’re hunting deals it’s a good idea to regularly check the page of your interest.

Canon announce new low-light network camera, the ME20F-SHN

Canon Announce New Low-light Network Camera, The ME20F-SHN

We anticipated it a few weeks ago, now the ME20F-SHN has been announced.

Canon press release:

Capture Full HD images and complete colour in the dark with Canon’s leading low-light network camera, the ME20F-SHN

London, UK, 21 November 2017: Canon Europe, world leader in imaging solutions, today announces the launch of the ME20F-SHN, a low light network camera with remarkable performance. As a sister product to the ME20F-SH, the ME20F-SHN which now features network capability, further enhances Canon’s Multiple Purpose camera line-up with a solid proposition in producing full colour and Full HD resolution images in limited light scenarios. Perfect for critical surveillance operations, the ME20F-SHN packs incredible low light performance, network capability and built-in video analytics into a lightweight and compact body.

Incredible low-light performance
Equipped with a 2.26MP Full Frame 35mm CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV 4 processor, the ME20F-SHN delivers sharp, low noise, Full HD colour video in extreme low light conditions. The sensor’s pixels and readout circuitry use Canon’s proprietary technologies to achieve both reduced noise and exceptionally high sensitivity. With a maximum ISO in excess of 4 million (+75db), which delivers amazing low-light sensitivity, the ME20F-SHN can capture subjects illuminated with less than 0.0005 lux. Even greater detail can be captured in low-light environments by removing the IR cut filter when shooting in infrared mode.

Much like Canon’s Cinema EOS range, this network camera offers Canon Log and Wide DR from the Custom Picture menu, which enables a wide dynamic range of up to 12 Stops (800%), delivering high-quality images across a range of lighting scenarios. The Custom Picture menu has been upgraded, with the addition of the Crisp Img function, which obtains sharp images in well-lit environments and low noise image under low light conditions. These features are invaluable for users needing to capture clear and accurate images.

Enhanced network capability for surveillance applications
Featuring Ethernet, 3G/HD-SDI and HDMI ports, the ME20F-SHN caters for a plethora of video outputs based on users’ application requirements. For local monitoring, the ME20F-SHN has 3G/HD-SDI and HDMI ports; while an Ethernet connection enables remote operation of camera settings, monitoring and recording via web browsers, mobile devices or other video management software. The microSD card slot supports record and playback directly from a microSD card. For unmanned and cost-efficient surveillance, the 6 built-in video analytics functions and Alarm I/O interface enables automated recording and output to external devices triggered by video motion detection and alarm input.

With the Area-specific Data Size Reduction (ADSR) function, the ME20F-SHN enables users to capture absolute detail in selected areas of interest while reducing bit-rates in the other areas of the image to save network bandwidth. For ease of integration into existing video surveillance systems, the ME20F-SHN supports a wide range of video management software through Canon WebView and ONVIF protocols.

Flexible installation capabilities
Operators can select the ideal lens for each shooting and equipment scenario, taking aspects such as angle of view and level of brightness into account. Featuring an EF mount with Cinema Lock, the ME20F-SHN is compatible with a broad range of lenses across the Canon line-up, including zooms, primes and selected Cine Servo lenses for greater control. With PoE+ support, the data transmission via Ethernet and power supply are provided with a single LAN cable, which facilitates simple and rapid installation of the camera. The compact body and lightweight design are invaluable for users needing both a fixed and portable camera.

ME20F-SHN key features:

  • Sharp, low noise colour video in extreme low light
  • Network capable remote configuration and monitoring
  • Supports a wide range of surveillance applications
  • High-quality Full HD output
  • Flexible installation

Black Friday 2017: Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D at $899 (reg. $949)

Black Friday 2017: Venus Optics Laowa 12mm F/2.8 Zero-D At $899 (reg. $949)

At a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Rectilinear Design, Low Distortion
  • Frog Eye Dust & Water-Repellent Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Floating Optical Design
  • Built-In Petal-Shape Lens Hood

Another Black Friday 2017 discount went live today. The Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D got $50 off and now sells for $899 at Adorama and B&H Photo. “Zero-D” stays for zero distortion, that’s what this lens promises to deliver at 12mm on a full-frame DSLR. According to reviews (see two video reviews below), the Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D holds up to the expectations.


Our select Black Friday 2017 deals are listed here.

Amazon EU and Amazon US Black Friday pages are already up and running and first deals are online. Have a look: Amazon US, Amazon CA, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon ES and Amazon IT.

B&H Photo has a Black Friday 2017 page   –   Adorama has a Black Friday 2017 page   –   Canon USA has a Black Friday 2017 page

All B&H Photo’s Canon deals for Black Friday are listed here   –   All Adorama Canon deals for Black Friday are listed here.

You may also be interested in these Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and EOS 6D Mark II bundle deals by Adorama and similar bundle deals at B&H Photo.

If you’re hunting deals it’s a good idea to regularly check the page of your interest.

Black Friday 2017: Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II lens for EOS M at $479 (reg. $599)

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Black Friday 2017: Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm F/0.95 Mark II Lens For EOS M At $479 (reg. $599)

Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II at a glance:

  • Canon EF-M Mount/APS-C Format
  • 56mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/0.95 to f/16
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Two Extra-High Refractive Index Elements
  • One High Refractive Index Element
  • Manual Focus Design
  • De-Clicked Aperture Ring
  • Depth of Field and Distance Scales
  • Nine-Blade Diaphragm

One of the more exotic lenses for Canon’s EOS M system, the Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II got a substantial discount for Black Friday 2017. The Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II is on sale at $479 at B&H Photo , and it’s $599 elsewhere. Below your see a video of what is the fastest lens available for the EOS M system.

Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II

Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II


Our select Black Friday 2017 deals are listed here.

Amazon EU and Amazon US Black Friday pages are already up and running and first deals are online. Have a look: Amazon US, Amazon CA, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon ES and Amazon IT.

B&H Photo has a Black Friday 2017 page   –   Adorama has a Black Friday 2017 page   –   Canon USA has a Black Friday 2017 page

All B&H Photo’s Canon deals for Black Friday are listed here   –   All Adorama Canon deals for Black Friday are listed here.

You may also be interested in these Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and EOS 6D Mark II bundle deals by Adorama and similar bundle deals at B&H Photo.

If you’re hunting deals it’s a good idea to regularly check the page of your interest.


Mitakon Zhongyi 35mm F/0.95 Overview after the break.

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A Master at Work: Don McCullin in Kolkata

Don McCullin

Sir Don McCullin (Image from Wikipedia)

One of the greatest living photographers, war photography legend, and the man who always has been an inspiration for me (not just in photography), Sir Don McCullin, has been portrayed in a new documentary, McCullin in Kolkata.

In this article at Canon Europe, film director Clive Booth, cinematographer Chris Clarke and Sir Don McCullin’s manager, Mark George, tell the behind-the-scenes story of how they made the documentary film, McCullin in Kolkata.

Don McCullin has been filmed discussing his photography many times during his long career, but rarely has he been shown shooting in the field. So when plans were mooted for making a documentary showing him in action, with the world’s most renowned photojournalist keen on the concept, they knew they had a rare opportunity that would make the photographic world sit up and take note. The questions was, where did Don want to turn his lens…

“We initially planned to film Don in Lebanon, but ISIS moved into the area and it was too dangerous,” says Mark. “We considered filming him photographing Roman buildings in Turkey, but his name has been made shooting people, so we really needed to show him doing that.

“Then Don said, ‘If you want people, we should go to Kolkata. It’s the most unbelievable city in the world.’ When Don tells you that, you know you’re on safe ground.”

Well, yes, Kolkata, a city I visited two times, is for sure on of he most unbelievable cities in the world. But then: this applies to most of India. Btw, Sir Don McCullin used a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV in Kolkata.

Be sure o have a look at the video below. Don McCullin is not your ordinary photographer. This man is what legends are made of.