Canon USA and Design Interactive Partner to Bring Mixed Reality Technology to High Risk Training Market

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Canon press release:

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 13, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is pleased to announce that Design Interactive, a leading provider of training system development and experts in human-machine interaction, has been selected as the first value added reseller of the MREAL system for Mixed Reality in the United States. The MREAL System for Mixed Reality is a visualization tool that seamlessly combines the real and virtual worlds for a powerful immersive experience. Design Interactive, based out of Orlando, Florida, will leverage the MREAL system’s capabilities to provide an end-to-end solution to enable cutting-edge training to power new levels of performance and preparation.

“We are pleased to welcome Design Interactive as a Canon MREAL reseller,” said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, BISG, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Through Canon’s MREAL System for Mixed Reality and integrated Training Management System, users in high-risk industries will be able to visualize a potentially dangerous scenario before they have to encounter it in the real-world, helping them gain the critical experience necessary in their respective fields.”

High risktraining refers to specialized training for tasks involving a high degree of risk in terms of safety or cost, or relating to environments that are normally dangerous or inaccessible. The MREAL system’s ability to immerse users in virtual scenarios while allowing them to still see the real world – including their hands, tools, colleagues, and instructor – is uniquely suited to these demanding requirements.

Eileen Smith, Director, E2i Creative Studio at the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation & Training, said “High risk environments are multi-layered, and involve understanding how events put in motion will resolve themselves. Context is key in training, and the MREAL system allows the context to be altered easily and frequently to challenge a trainee throughout their journey toward excellence.”

Dr. Kay Stanney, CEO at Design Interactive said “Design Interactive is excited to work with Canon U.S.A. on the MREAL technology. The MREAL system provides a truly seamless and compelling blend between the virtual and real worlds. We are confident that it will help us deliver effective, engaging and value-added training solutions to government and industry clients.”

As the first Canon MREAL reseller, Design Interactive will provide an integrated training solution to its customers comprised of three key parts:

  • The newest-generation of the MREAL system, the MREAL Display MD-10. The MD-10, released in the United States in July 2016, features an expanded field of view and higher resolution enabling trainees to immerse in the training scenario while seeing real objects clearly and precisely alongside the virtual content;
  • The integrated MREAL Training Management System (MREAL TMS), which acts as a central dashboard to collect and measure key performance metrics. The MREAL TMS enables instructors to review key data points and benchmarks, in order to assess the trainee’s overall performance and retention. The MREAL TMS also integrates with select Learning Management Systems to allow instructors to incorporate the data into a broader curriculum;
  • The MREAL Plug-In for Unity 3D, which enables instructors to leverage existing 3D content for the training scenarios, easily launching the content as an immersive experience within the MREAL system.

With these combined solutions, Canon and Design Interactive will bring next-generation capabilities enabling clients to reach mastery on complex tasks that can later be used in life threatening situations in the field.

Click here to learn more about how the Canon MREAL System for Mixed Reality enables training with deep levels of immersion and interactivity.

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Canon publishes free EOS AF Microadjustment Guidebook


Canon Digital Learning Center published the Canon EOS AF Microadjustment Guidebook, and made it available for free. You can download the Canon EOS AF Microadjustment Guidebook it here. The guidebook comes as PDF file or mobile version.

AF Microadjustment has been a feature in mid-range and high-end Canon EOS D-SLRs for some time now. But there have been questions, and more than a little confusion, about the best process to test and perform these adjustments.

Canon Inc. engineers have provided a guidebook that shows the steps a typical camera owner can perform to indeed test his or her lenses, and determine whether adjustment is needed.  And, it describes how to carry out the adjustment procedure.  This guidebook applies to any Canon EOS digital SLR with built-in AF Microadjustment, and applies to all Canon EF and EF-S lenses.  We hope it clarifies some points for our customers, and shows that the Microadjustment procedure doesn’t need to be a long, technical process.

The guide applies to all Canon DSLRs featuring AF microadjustment.

Canon EF-M 18-150mm IS STM lens specifications leaked

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The Canon EF-M 18-150mm IS STM looks good on the EOS M5

A new lens for the EOS M5. After some images now also the specifications of the upcoming Canon EF-M 18-150mm IS STM lens leaked at Nokishita.

  • Color: Black, Silver
  • Lens construction: 13 group 17 sheets (one UD lens, 2 aspherical lens)
  • Aperture number of blades: 7 sheets (circular aperture)
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.25m (wide angle), 0.45m (telephoto)
  • Maximum photographic magnification: 0.31 times
  • Camera shake correction effect: about four stages
  • Filter diameter: 55mm
  • The maximum diameter × length: 60.9 × 86.5mm
  • Weight: about 300g
  • Hood: EW-60F
  • Stepping motor
  • Full-time manual focus

We expect the Canon EF-M 18-150mm IS STM to be announced on September 15th, along with the EOS M5 and other gear. Stay tuned!


Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM specifications leaked

Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM

Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM

After the images also the specifications of the upcoming Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM lens leaked at Nokishita.

  • Lens construction: 12 group 17 sheets (one UD lens)
  • Aperture number of blades: 9 sheets (circular aperture)
  • Minimum focusing distance: 1.2m
  • Maximum photographic magnification: 0.25 times (at 300mm), 0.07 times (at 70mm)
  • Camera shake correction effect: about four stages
  • Filter diameter: 67mm
  • The maximum diameter × length: 80mm × 145.5mm
  • Weight: about 710g
  • Lens hood: ET-74B
  • Nano USM
  • Full-time manual focus

We expect the Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM to be announced on September 15th, along with the Canon EOS M5 and other stuff.

Last day! Giveaway: Win a COSYSPEED CAMSLINGER Streetomatic bag and tickets for Photokina


Last hours to enter our giveaway!

COSYSPEED just launched a new version of the CAMSLINGER Streetomatic camera bag for mirrorless cameras. A whole black model and the CAMSLINGER Streetomatic Streethunters Edition. €10 of each Streethunters Edition bag that’s sold are going to a project of Terre des Hommes to support unaccompanied refugee Children.

We’d like to offer to our readers two PHOTOKINA tickets packed in the fastest camera bag of the world, a shiny new CAMSLINGER Streetomatic Black. Use the box below to enter the giveaway, and remember: the more you follow and like the more chances you have to win a COSYSPEED CAMSLINGER bag and two tickets for Photokina.

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B&H has a promotion on the CAMSLINGER Streetomatic ($49,95).

Canon EF-M 18-150mm IS STM and EF 70-300mm IS II USM lens images leaked

EF 70-300mm IS II

EF 70-300mm IS II

EF 70-300mm IS II

EF 70-300mm IS II

Images of the upcoming Canon EF 70-300mm IS II USM and EF-M 18-150mm IS STM lenses leaked at Nokishita. Both lenses are expected tp be announced on September 15th, along with the Canon EOS M5.

As you can see, the Canon EF 70-300mm IS II features a LCD display.

EF-M 18-150mm IS STM

EF-M 18-150mm IS STM

EF-M 18-150mm IS STM

EF-M 18-150mm IS STM