How Cool Is This #2: EOS 5D Mark III Tutorials Available For Playback On The Camera’s Display

Thanks to reader jlawr.

Manuals and tutorials for the EOS 5D Mark III can be uploaded on your camera and then viewed on the LCD display. The other Canon camera that comes with this feature is the EOS-1D X. Tutorials for a plenty of the camera’s functionalities are available for download (click here). This is a fine thing, since you can have all the needed references with you, on the cam, without the need of a tablet, notebook etc. The tutorials are covering autofocus settings, audio options, manual controls, compression methods, time code, and more.

EOS 5D Mark III price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA

How Cool Is This: EOS-1D X Manuals And Videos Displayed On Camera LCD

I think it is definitely cool, and was spotted by unitedbyphotography! The EOS-1D X manuals and videos are provided by Canon and can be seen on the camera’s display. The tutorials have been created for the various, different functions. You save the tutorials on the memory card and…voilà: all the knowledge and reference you need out there is on the camera, always with you, and can be seen on the camera’s LCD display. The tutorials can be downloaded here. I wish Canon would do this also for less high-end gear. Quoting the guys at unitedbyphotography:

Canon have produced a handy set of video and pdf tutorials for you to download and keep as reference.
These easy to follow guides explain with step by step instructions on how to operate the Canon 1DX DSLR
camera and better understand the menus and features on it.

The Time Code Custom Operation for DSLR video users and video compression methods options,
allows the user to set readable time code for video editing programs and allow how video is stored and
is compressed according to the needs of the user.

This is in addition to spot metering, finder display, subject recognition and multiple exposure shooting
ideal for HDR photography or combining multiple exposed images to create a composite.

Others include:
Audio Options
AI Servo In-Camera Adjustments
Drive Modes
Manual Selection of AF Points
AF Configuration Tool
AF Area Selection

For the time being the EOS-1D X can be pre-ordered for $6,799.00 at Adorama (click here)B&H (click here)Amazon US (click here) and DigitalRev (click here).

[unitedbyphotography via planet5d]

Voigtländer 28 mm f/2.8 ColorSkopar SL II N Comes With EF Mount

Voigtländer added a new lens to its SL II line-up, the 28 mm f/2.8 ColorSkopar SL II N (machine translated). The lens comes with a Canon EF mount too (the other is for Nikon) and has manual focus. The price will be around €550/$673.

Focal length 28 mm
Aperture ratio 1:2,8
Minimum aperture F 22
Lens construction 7 elements in
6 groups
Angle 74.8 °
Diaphragm Blades 9
Shortest Distance setting 0.22 m
Macro area 1:5
Max diameter 63.3 mm Nikon AI-S
70.0 mm Canon EOS
Length 24.5 mm Nikon AI-S
27.0 mm Canon EOS
Weight 180 g Nikon AI-S
Canon EOS 230 g
Filter Size 52 mm
Color black
Connection AI-S (CPU integrated)
Canon EOS
Model 19 650 Nikon AI-S
19 651 Canon EOS
Retail price 529, – € Nikon 
549, – € Canon
Optional Accessories LH sunvisor 28N

Pixma MG4220 And Pixma MG3220 Support Airprint Wireless Printing

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., July 10, 2012 – Canon USA Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced that its PIXMA MG4220 ($129.99, click here) and MG3220 (79.99, click here) Wireless All-In-One inkjet printers will support AirPrint wireless printing for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. AirPrint allows users to wirelessly print photos, email, web pages and documents without installing device drivers. AirPrint works with iPhone (3GS and later), iPad and iPod touch devices (3rd generation and later) and requires iOS 4.2 (or later).

Pixma MG4220 technical specifications:

  • Built-in automatic 2-sided printing helps the environment and can cut your paper usage by up to 50%
  • AirPrint enabled! Print wirelessly from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch directly to your MG4220, no drivers needed!
  • My Image Garden software makes organizing and printing your photos fun and easy with great facial recognition, Fun Filters, Calendar Organization, Automatic Layout Suggestions and so much more!
  • Enjoy cloud printing convenience with PIXMA Cloud Link and Google Cloud Print
  • View images from your memory cards right on the built-in 2.5-Inch LCD and print

The compact PIXMA MG4220 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One has features that make it an easy choice for the educated consumer. Built-in Wi-Fi technology allows you to easily print and scan wirelessly virtually anywhere around your house. Built-in AirPrintcompatibility allows you to print right from your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch wirelessly and with virtually no setup! Print gorgeous, borderless photos at home up to 8.5″ x 11″ size with a maximum print color resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi, not to mention the convenience and quality of Canon FINE ink cartridges.

My Image Garden software puts all of your favorite printing features, such as Fun Filter Effects like Fish Eye and Blur Background, Full HD Movie Print and more all into one convenient software application. Plus, My Image Garden adds great photo organization convenience with calendar view and facial recognition. With your memories in one place it is easy to print beautiful, borderless photos to share and enjoy. It’s also your creative coach as the software offers creative templates in various color combinations and patterns for your fun photo projects. My Image Garden also gives you access to CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM where you can download exclusive creative projects and content.

The versatile PIXMA Cloud Link feature allows you to conveniently print pictures from online photo albums such as Canon image Gateway and Google Picasa as well as download web templates and seasonal calendars, all right on your printer. You can also take advantage of Google Cloud Printand send items to be printed from virtually anywhere. With the Canon iEPPapp you can also print and scan JPG and PDF files from compatible iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices. On top of all that, you still have built-in Auto Duplex Printing which allows you to automatically print on both sides of the paper and can help reduce paper usage by up to 50%. Also, look for the Canon “Print Your Days” App on Facebook. You can create fun collages to print and share on your timeline.

[Patent] Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 Image Stabilized Lens

Egami (machine translated) found a new Canon patent for a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens with Image Stabilization. They suggest, correctly in my opinion, that Canon has to react to the release of the Tamron AF 24-70mm f/2.8 SP Di USD VC which has image stabilization (called VC, Vibration Compensation by Tamron).

  • Patent Publication No. 2012-123156
    • 2012.6.28 Release Date
    • 2010.12.8 filing date
  • Example 1
    • Zoom ratio 2.46
    • 68.99mm – f = 28.00 focal length
    • Fno. 2.88
    • 17.41 deg – 37.69 half angle of view.
    • Image height 21.64mm
    • 222.38mm – 192.25 full-length lens
    • BF 39.98 – 53.68
    • Effective diameter 74.47mm ball before
    • Effective diameter aperture 31.23mm
    • 19 sheets 12 group lens configuration
    • Three three aspherical surface
    • 2 UD glass sheet
  • Example 2
    • Zoom ratio 2.86
    • 68.70 – f = 24.00 focal length
    • Fno. 2.88
    • 17.48 deg – 42.03 half angle of view.
    • Image height 21.64mm
    • 224.86mm – 191.93 full-length lens
    • BF 39.85 – 55.68mm
    • Effective diameter 77.29mm ball before
    • Effective diameter aperture 32.58mm
    • Lens Construction 12 group 21 sheets
    • Three three aspherical surface
    • 2 UD glass sheet
  • Five-group zoom positive and negative positive positive and negative
  • (For Focusing group 2) Inner Focus
  • (Part 1 of the fourth lens group, anti-vibration unit is L4a) image stabilization
  • Positive refractive power of the first lens group
    • The aberration can be corrected and weaken, the lens is larger
    • Difficult to correct aberration and strengthen
  • The amount of movement of the second lens group and one, the first
    • Must be strengthened to reduce power and refraction, aberration correction is difficult
    • Diameter of the first lens group becomes larger and more