Canon EOS 80D best selling DSLR on Amazon Germany

Canon EOS 80D Best Selling DSLR On Amazon Germany

At a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 45-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Expanded ISO 25600, Up to 7 fps Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • RGB+IR 7560-Pixel Metering Sensor

The amazing Canon EOS 80D, a camera I own and are very satisfied with, is the top selling DSLR on Amazon Germany. No wonder, since the EOS 80D is a fantastic all-rounder.

Canon Germany has a cashback promotion going on. Click here and scroll down for inrformation.

Canon EOS 80D: Amazon USA, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA


Canon patent for a variable optical lowpass filter on AE sensor (better subject recognition)

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Canon patent for a variable optical lowpass filter for the AE sensor in the viewfinder. If I got the machine translation right, this should provide for better subject tracking by reducing “false colors”. This patent seems to be related to another one, refering to the AE sensor in the viewfinder.

An excerpt from the patent literature:

An imaging device which is provided with the following and characterized by changing a spatial frequency limit effect of the aforementioned low pass filter according to an output of the aforementioned thermometer.
A finder optical system for observing an object image formed because object light flux which passed a taking lens (102) images on a focusing screen (108) arranged on a primary image formation face.
A photometry device (110) which measures the strength of the light by making a different optical path from an optical path of the aforementioned finder image secondarily the aforementioned object image formed on the aforementioned focusing screen.
A photometry sensor (117) which outputs a plurality of photometry information which the aforementioned photometry device divides into two or more regions light flux of the aforementioned object image formed on the aforementioned focusing screen, and is related with luminance of the aforementioned object image.
A light measurement lens (115) which makes the aforementioned photometry sensor image the aforementioned object image formed on the aforementioned focusing screen, an object recognition means to perform a color and shape recognition of an object using an output of the aforementioned photometry sensor, a low pass filter (116) with a spatial frequency limit effect strange, good, and a thermometer.

canon patent

Patent description:

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-173437
    • Published 2016.9.29
    • Filing date 2015.3.17
  • Canon patent
    • Performing object recognition using an image sensor AE sensor
    • Using a variable OLPF for false color reduction
    • Image quality decreases when focus deviation occurs is generated by the temperature, is detected object recognition is erroneous
    • It suppresses the effect of the variable OLPF according to the temperature, suppressing the influence of the deterioration in image quality
[via Egami]

Yongnuo announce inexpensive 100mm f/2 lens for Canon mounts ($170)

Yongnuo Announce Inexpensive 100mm F/2 Lens For Canon Mounts ($170)

At a glance:

  • Aperture range: f/2 – f/22
  • Number of blades: 9
  • Focus mode: AF, MF
  • Maximum magnification: 0.140x
  • Focal length: 100mm
  • Lens size: 76.6 x 122mm
  • Full frame:Yes
  • Model number: YN100mm F2.0 C
  • Filter size: 58mm
  • Weight: 400-500g

Yongnuo, well known for their inexpensive flashlights, made a new lens after the 50mm f/1.8 and 35mm f/2. The company announced at Photokina that they will soon release a 100mm f/2 for Canon DSLRs. No official announcement has so far surfaced on the web, just a small set of pictures on Yongnuo’s site.

The Yongnuo 100mm f/2 looks similar to Canon’s EF 100mm f/2, but is said to have a lower price, $170. The video below (by Photogearnews) gives you a quick look on the Yongnuo 100mm f/2.

For the time being the Yongnuo 100mm f/2 is available only on AliExpress for $171. Should be available at US retailers soon.

[via fstoppers]

SAMYANG 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC deal – $269.95 (reg. $329.95, today only, B&H Photo)

SAMYANG 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle F/2.8 IF ED UMC Deal – $269.95 (reg. $329.95, Today Only, B&H Photo)

At a glance:

  • Ultra Wide-Angle 14mm Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8-22
  • Compatible with APS-C Cameras
  • Compatible with Full-Frame Cameras
  • Hybrid Aspherical Lenses — Sharp Images
  • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
  • Manual Focus Lens
  • Built-In Petal-Type Lens Hood

B&H Photo has the SAMYANG 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC lens as today’s DealZone deal. It’s on sale at $269.95. Compare at $329.95. Free shipping in the US.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBay and Adorama

Amazon Germany deal: Canon EOS M5 with EF-M 15-45mm f/3,5-6,3 IS STM lens and free EF/EF-S to EF-M adapter – €812

Amazon Germany Deal: Canon EOS M5 With EF-M 15-45mm F/3,5-6,3 IS STM Lens And Free EF/EF-S To EF-M Adapter – €812

Cool deal by Amazon Germany. Get the Canon EOS M5 with EF-M 15-45mm f/3,5-6,3 IS STM lens and the Canon EF/EF-S to EF-M adapter for €812. Free shipping in Germany. The same offer (free adapter) is also available for the EOS M5 body only kit at €734. The adapter alone usually sells for over €100.

Update: there are some doubts if this seller is legitimate. See in the comment section.

Thanks Alaska

Canon release Digital Photo Professional 4.5.10 and EOS Utility 3.5.10 (EOS M5 and lenses added)

Canon Release Digital Photo Professional 4.5.10 And EOS Utility 3.5.10 (EOS M5 And Lenses Added)

Canon EOS M5: Amazon USA, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

Canon released updated to their software suite. Click here to download the updates (don’t forget to choose your operating system). Support for the EOS M5 and recently announced lenses has been added.

Changes for EOS Utility 3.5.10:

  • Supports EOS M5
  • Supports EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM, EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM.

Changes for Digital Photo Professional 4.5.10:

  • Supports EOS M5
  • Supports EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM, EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
  • Improves accuracy of the lens data of Digital Lens Optimizer for EF35mm f/1.4L II USM.

Updates for Picture Style Editor (ver. 1.17.10) and other software are also listed.