Canon patent for EF-M 55mm f/3.5 macro lens

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A Canon patent for an EF-M 55mm f/3.5 macro lens for the EOS M system.

Canon is working on the future of the EOS M system, and there is a lot to come in 2016. This patent is just a hint about Canon’s mirrorless plans. This is a patent for an APS-C sensor, so the rumored Canon full-frame mirrorless camera is not involved here. However, we spotted a Canon patent for a similar optical formula some time ago (50mm f/3.5 IS). According to my sources, Canon’s full-frame mirrorless camera has been delayed because of mount-related issues. Another rumor we got, states that early prototypes of such a camera are already undergoing lab tests. Hard to say when we really can expect this camera, but I am sure it is coming.

Canon is now taking their EOS M system seriously. The EOS M3 was the right step in the right direction, and is a great camera. Some clickbait sites are saying that the EOS M3 is one of Canon’s worse releases of 2015. That’s utterly dumb and likely the oddest statement about Canon in 2015, and has the sole purpose to get traffic by smashing Canon. I have to say that I am surprised to see how many people feels the urge to smash the Canon EOS M3, as they did before with the EOS M. Guess this is just childish, and profitable. I own both cameras, along  with APS-C and FF bodies. Well, I am now on travel for the next 2 months and guess what camera I have with me? Right, the EOS M3. A great mirrorless camera with an image quality that outperforms most of the competitors.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-215391
    • Published 2015.12.3
    • Filing date 2014.5.8
  • Example 1
    • Focal length 53.73
    • F-number 3.50
    • Half angle (in degrees) 14.26
    • Image height 13.66
    • Overall length of the lens 76.39
    • BF 17.69
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Are you still looking for Canon deals? Here they are!

Are You Still Looking For Canon Deals? Here They Are!

A new round-up for deals and bargains on Canon gear.

Adorama has some heavily discounted Canon bundles on offer. Most bundles below include the following (all include the Printer & Paper), and have mail-in rebates (info):

Adorama has a year end Sigma sale, the link to all Sigma lenses listed below is here:

  • Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport Lens (Various Mounts) – $1,799 (Regular $1,999), you will also get back $72 in Adorama Rewards!
  • Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM “Contemporary” Lens (Various Mounts) – $989 (Regular $1,089), you will also get back $40 in Adorama Rewards!
  • Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART Lens (Various Mounts) – $849 (Regular $949), you will also get back $34 in Adorama Rewards!

Some very good deals are available at B&H Photo:

  • Canon PowerShot G16, bundled with Canon PXMA Pro-100 photo printer and paper – on sale at $229 after $740 mail-in rebate
  • Canon PowerShot G5 X on sale at $740 after $50 instant discount. Plus you get $100 B&H gift card
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens w/Adobe Creative Cloud Photography 12-Month Subscription on sale at $1,799 after $219.88 instant saving +4% Reward
  • Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS Lens for Canon EF Mount on sale at $399 after $150 instant saving

B&H Photo is offering 10% in rewards on a huge list of Canon cameras and lenses – check it out here.

Finally, never miss to check the Canon Store for hot deals:

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II replacement undergoing field tests? [CW2]

EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II replacement coming in 2016?

The replacement for the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II is rumored since a while. Latest murmurings has it that the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L Mark III is already being tested out in the wild by select photographers.

The announcement of the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L Mark III may come along with the announcement of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. But since no one really has a clue when the EOS 5D Mark IV will be announced, it is still nothing but speculation.

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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM review (ephotozine)

ephotozine posted their Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM review. Another review that praises the EF 35mm f/1.4 II, though it outlines also some weakness.

From the conclusion:

There is no doubt that the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L II USM is a very pleasant lens to use and has a very attractive “character” to the images, that indefinable look. This is aided by its high contrast that gives a crisp appearance to images.

This is concentrated on the centre without a doubt, the edges lagging behind, but the fine detail is very good indeed at the centre of the field. The edges are a little disappointing, as is the relatively poor flare control. Overall, a very good lens, not a perfect one, but an excellent, reliable choice for Canon users. Read the review…

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Canon EOS 5Ds and 5Ds R review by DPReview

Canon EOS 5Ds And 5Ds R Review By DPReview

Photography authority DPReview posted their very exhaustive review about Canon’s EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R.

From the conclusion:

Without a doubt, most photographers don’t need 50MP but some do, and this places the 5DS and especially the 5DS R firmly in medium-format territory for studio and fashion photographers. Canon has an excellent family of glass and accessories that pros trust: for example, Canon’s radio-triggered TTL flash system (600EX-RT / ST-E3-RT) is simply unparalleled in its versatility among Speedlites. Landscape photographers are always looking for more resolution for larger prints, and Canon’s excellent new glass in the 11-24 F4L, 16-35 F4L IS, and 70-200 F2.8L II potentially make this camera an easy sell for nature shooters. But the 5DS/R don’t exist in a vacuum, and that makes them a bit of a conundrum. Read the review…

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