Canon Battles A New Method To Sell Counterfeit Batteries, And Is Successful

Canon Counterfeit Batteries Ddos Attack

Canon’s battle against counterfeit batteries sees a new episode. Read below to learn what the new method is about.

Canon press release:

Canon U.S.A., Inc. Successfully Stops a New Method of Importing Counterfeit Goods Into the United States

MELVILLE, NY, February 9, 2022Canon U.S.A., Inc., and its parent company, Canon Inc. of Japan, are pleased to announce that they have successfully reached an agreement with one of China’s leading logistics and fulfillment companies in a dispute over the warehousing and shipping of counterfeit “Canon” camera batteries into the United States for China-based sellers. As part of the settlement, the fulfillment/shipping company agreed to cease distribution of infringing products to consumers in the United States.

Over the last two years, Canon’s investigation into counterfeiting uncovered a new shipping method that China-based sellers are using to bring their infringing goods into the United States. Instead of shipping the goods directly to consumers in the United States, China-based sellers are now sending their goods in bulk to large fulfillment warehouses that are located in the United States. These warehouses then ship the infringing goods to consumers in the United States. This new method not only enables China-based merchants to indirectly ship their counterfeit goods swiftly to American and Canadian consumers, but also makes it harder for branded manufacturers to track and prevent the flow of counterfeit goods.

“After we discovered that China-based infringers were using this new shipment method to bring counterfeit Canon batteries into the United States, we started working on a creative strategy to remove these counterfeit products from the market. We were able to find an innovative solution by proceeding directly against the fulfillment/warehouser to halt the distribution of these fake goods in the United States,” said Seymour Liebman, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel of Canon U.S.A., Inc. “We believe that we are the first intellectual property owner to successfully stop this new method of importation and distribution, and we hope other companies will follow our lead and utilize this novel approach to stopping counterfeiters.”

The Canon companies are represented by Mark Schonfeld, a partner in the Boston office of Burns & Levinson LLP, who negotiated the settlement with the U.S.-based fulfillment company.

Canon aggressively pursues counterfeiters in the United States and around the world to protect its customers from potentially unsafe products that unlawfully use the Canon name, as well as to protect the value, trusted reputation and loyalty that the Canon brand has acquired over decades in producing high quality, safe and reliable products.

For more information about Canon’s anti-counterfeiting measures, please visit https://global.canon/en/intellectual-property/anti-counterfeit/.

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Are There Only 9 EF-Mount Lenses Left In Canon’s Catalog?

Eos R7 Eos R10 Canon Cameras Europe Canon Eos R1 Eos R Rf 14-35mm Olympic Games Ef-mount Rudy Winston

We know that Canon is discontinuing EF-mount lenses. It seems it happens at a faster pace than expected.

Photographer Kimio Tanaka (@thisistanaka) on Twitter reports that he found out that Canon reduced the EF-mount lineup from 21 lenses to 9 in one month. Have a look at the image below: the lenses circled in red have disappeared in one month, according to Mr. Tanaka. I guess he did his research on the Japanese market but it is likely that it applies globally.

Canon stated clearly that the future is mirrorless, and that they will discontinue EF lenses. Well, it is happening.

Less and lesser EF-mount lenses on offer.

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An Example Of 180° VR Footage Captured With The Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L DUAL FISHEYE

Canon Rf 5.2mm F/2.8L Dual Fisheye

Here is a showcase of what you can produce with the Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye lens. Even if you don’t have a VR headset you can benefit from the video below.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/16
  • Captures Stereoscopic 3D 180° VR imagery
  • Two Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Super-Spectra & Sub-Wavelength Coatings
  • Fluorine Coating
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • 7-Blade Diaphragm

Experience the video through using a VR headset (for a fully immersive and stereoscopic experience), a mobile device or a computer. Don’t miss the small control wheel on top left. By using it you can move around in the video and change perspective (see image below).

The control wheel

An inspirational story captured by VR Director, Mary Matheson and Director of Photography, Richard Stegmann, and posted by Canon Europe. Enjoy.

You can order the Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye at $1,999: B&H Photo and Adorama. World-wide orders:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L hands-on videos can be found here. More about the lens after the break.

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The RF 5.2mm dual fisheye on a Canon EOS R5
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The Canon EOS R1 Has Not Yet Been Announced, But People Is Imagining How It Might Look (R1 mock-up)

Canon Eos R1

We are still waiting for the Canon EOS R1, Canon’s upcoming mirrorless full frame flagship.

Never the less, fans are already fantasizing about how the Canon EOS R1 might look, which shape or form factor it will have.

User u/mirajoba on Reddit made the Canon EOS R1 mock-up you can see on top. Looks pretty futuristic, doesn’t it?

Canon EOS R3 Firmware 1.1.1 Released And Available For Download

Canon Eos R3 Firmware

Canon released a new Canon EOS R3 firmware update.

Firmware Version 1.1.1 incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:

1. Adds the ability to use Smart phone link adapter AD-P1.

2. Adds the ability, when using EOS Utility or Browser Remote for remote shooting with two cards inserted, to set the recording method and select the card to be recorded to.

3. Adds the ability to cancel [Subject Tracking] by pressing the Quick Control <Q> and then <INFO> buttons.

4. Adds Ukrainian as an option to the language of “Browser Remote”.

5. Improves operation stability during FTP transfer.

6. Fixes an issue that in rare instances, the camera may become inoperable when shooting in the Servo AF setting while operating the <AF-ON> button.

7. Fixes an issue, in which the camera cannot be used as an access point if the camera is being used in a region that only support 2.4 GHz bandwidth for Wi-Fi connections.

You can download Canon EOS R3 firmware 1.1.1 at Canon USA

You can download the Canon EOS R3 user manual from Canon. Or you might read it online. A technical brochure about the EOS R3 is available. You can watch the EOS R3 live-stream again here. More Canon EOS R3 review stuff is listed here. We put together some interesting videos about the EOS R3, listed here. Be sure to check Gordon Laing’s in-depth review of the EOS R3, part 1 and part 2. Oh, and don’t forget to listen how the R3’s 30fps sound. Canon EOS R3 product description after the break.

Order in the USA ($5,999):
B&H Photo | Adorama

All Canon EOS R3 world-wide order links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

Nikon Warns Customer About Phishing Emails

Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Nikon Rumors

Take this seriously. The “signs” described in the press release below, useful to recognize fraudulent emails, are general rules of caution and apply to domains beyond Nikon.

Nikon press release:

WARNING REGARDING SUSPICIOUS EMAILS IMITATING PUBLIC RELATIONS FROM NIKON

It has come to our attention that people pretending to be Nikon representatives are contacting YouTube and Facebook channel owners via email.

The fraudulent correspondence generally carry Nikon’s name, and / or refer to the Nikon public relations department, requesting that the recipient produce a video using a Nikon camera or offer sponsorship opportunities.

These emails bear no relation to Nikon or any members of the Nikon Group.

In light of the increasing frequency of these incidents, Nikon would like to raise awareness of the fact that third parties, representing themselves as Nikon, may attempt to gain personal or financial information and exploit it for financial gain.

Please note: Only official correspondence regarding existing or potential collaborations will come from an official Nikon company email address, ending in @nikon.com

Alternatively, you may also be contacted from one of our agency partners – to verify they are official, we suggest you search for their web presence to check for the following:

• Signs they are legitimate
  – The website is secured by looking at the address bar (URL) to see if there is an “s” in the URL – it should look like this “https://” at the start – or if it has a lock symbol in the address bar
  – The presence of contact details or official distributor details
  – The presence of a privacy policy – such as a request to accept cookies / details of how your data is used
  – Details of their work with the Nikon – a logo or a case study

• Signs that suggest they are fraudulent
  – The absence of any of the above
  – Poor spelling and grammar (including in the domain name)
  – Broken links (or no additional links) to other pages on the site

If in doubt, please do not reply, click on any link or provide any information without confirming its legitimacy.

Instead, please reach out to your local Nikon public relations representative to verify the correspondence – their details can be found in the ‘Press Enquires’ section of the Nikon website. Or, you can reach out to Nikon through our social media platforms – our verified channels will have a blue tick.