[Rumor] More Canon EOS 6D (Entry-Level FF) Tidbits And Specs

Most of us expect Canon to announce a new DSLR, eventually this week, or at Photokina. Most people agree that there will be just one DSLR that Canon will introduce for Photokina. But…which one? Rumors have word that it will be an entry-level full frame camera named EOS 6D. After the first (supposed) specs leaked a few days ago, CR is reporting more about the 6D’s (supposed) specifications:

  • 22MP full frame
  • Flip out screen, Built in flash
  • 19 pt AF, 63 zone metering
  • Single Digic 5+
  • 4.9 fps (Also heard 4.5fps)
  • 3 inch LCD (We’d previously heard touchscreen)
  • ISO 12,800
  • New battery and grip – new GPS and WiFi grip option.
  • Built in ‘connectivity and sharing’ software

However, there has immediately been an update:

  • Does not have a flip out screen
  • It’s 4.5fps not 4.9
  • No built in flash

All this specs have to be taken with a pinch of salt. All the rumors (published here and on other sites) seem to come from new sources, and are often contradictory. At least none of my trusted sources told me anything about an upcoming EOS 6D. I am disappointed by the suggested AF system. 19pt/63 zone metering works perfectly, but there a are more evolved options out there.

We will soon know. In the meantime let me know your thoughts.

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[Review] First Review Of The EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM (Lens Is Shipping Now)

The very first EF 24-70mm f/2.8 II USM review comes from ThatNikonGuy. He compares the new 24-70 with the old one. Enjoy! Both B&H (click here) and Adorama (click here) started to ship Canons new EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM!

  • Large f/2.8 Aperture Through Zoom Range
  • UD Lenses Minimize Chromatic Aberrations
  • Reduced Spherical Aberrations
  • Highly Resistant to Dust and Water
  • 9-Blade Diaphragm For Beautiful Bokeh
  • Lens Coatings Minimizes Ghosting
  • Fluorine Coating Reduces Fingerprints
  • Zoom Lock Lever For Safe Transporting

[Deal] Huge Rebel T3i/EOS 600D Bundle (lenses, printer, much more) for $599

Cool deal by B&H. You can get an interesting Rebel T3i/EOS 600D bundle that contains all what you need to start your photographic career. You get an instant rebate of $250 and a mail-in rebate of $400. So, for just $599 (click here) you buy the following items:

  • Canon EOS Rebel T3i Digital Camera (Body Only)
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Autofocus Lens
  • Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens for Digital SLR Cameras
  • Pearstone LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh)
  • Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II Inkjet Printer
  • SanDisk 16GB SDHC Memory Card Ultra Class 10 UHS-I
  • Pearstone USB 2.0 Type A Male to Type B Male Cable – 6′ (1.8 m)
  • Canon Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss 13 x 19″ (50 Sheets)

The Canon Logo – History and Evolution

On the Canon home page you can learn about the company’s logo. How it was born, how it looked in the past, which “intermediate” logos were used before the actual logo.

In 1933, when Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory was established, the name given to cameras manufactured on a trial basis at the time was Kwanon. This title reflected the benevolence of Kwanon, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy, and embodied the Company’s vision of creating the best cameras in the world. The logo included the word with an image of “Kwanon with 1,000 Arms” and flames.

1934 illustration: Canon Logo 1934 The engraved Kwanon logo was used on cameras trial-manufactured by the Company (but not actually released in the market).
1935 illustration: Canon Logo 1935 The Canon logo is registered as a trademark. Prominent features were already inherent in the refinement process.
1953 illustration: Canon Logo 1953 Unification of the logo. The image was further refined to achieve an overall balance.
1956 illustration: Canon Logo 1956 The current logo was the culmination of painstaking and meticulous design efforts.

And then…

A designer specializing in advertising created the original Canon logo in 1935. The “C” was unique in that its top end curved inward, ending in a sharp point. This style of typeface did not then exist in Europe or North America. The Canon name and logo were created to reflect the Company’s global perspectives, which it adopted right from the beginning of its history.

Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory underwent several name changes before the adoption of Canon Camera Co., Inc., in 1947. This change was significant in that Canon brand and company names were unified for the first time in its history. Several versions of the logo were also used, until a unified version was created in 1953. After further refinements, the logo used today was perfected in 1955. It has remained unchanged for nearly half a century.

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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Shipping Tomorrow

B&H will start to ship Canons new EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM by tomorrow! Click here to check price ($2,300), specs and to order the lens.

  • Large f/2.8 Aperture Through Zoom Range
  • UD Lenses Minimize Chromatic Aberrations
  • Reduced Spherical Aberrations
  • Highly Resistant to Dust and Water
  • 9-Blade Diaphragm For Beautiful Bokeh
  • Lens Coatings Minimizes Ghosting
  • Fluorine Coating Reduces Fingerprints
  • Zoom Lock Lever For Safe Transporting
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