Canon Takes Over Canadian Chipmaker Redlen For $270M

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As you fine and well-informed folks surely know, there is a chip shortage going on. Blame the pandemic, as usual.

Nikkei Asia reports that Canon is about to acquire the Canadian chip maker Redlen. For $270M. It’s not much about cameras but for computer tomography (CT( scanners.

Canon is developing CT scanners that reduce radiation exposure to one-tenth by leveraging Redlen technology that efficiently detects X-rays.

Redlen Technologies, created in 1999, currently employs around 200 workers. It does not disclose its annual sales. Canon has a 15% stake in the Canadian company and appears to have agreed with other shareholders to buy the remaining 85%.

The acquisition is expected to be completed this fall.

Canon would be able to make the needed chips on their own.

Save 10% On Selected Canon (and Nikon) Gear At KEH

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Starting today and expiring July 10th, KEH is offering 10% discount on selected Canon and Nikon gear. Just use code ON7A at checkout.

Click here to see all eligible items (and don’t forget code ON7A when checking out).

Noteworthy Kickstarter projects:

  1. DUO Daypack, quick access camera bag with lifetime warranty
  2. Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 lens for $199
  3. Peak Design super light travel tripod

More selected deals:

More hand-picked deals are listed here.

Authorised Canon retailer B&H Photo has discounted EOS 5D Mark IV and EOS 6D Mark II bundles on offer for the holidays.

We offer 10% discount to subscriptions to Pixpa all-in-one platform for photographers.

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

Canon Europe stores have a cash back promotions going on:

Refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store (best deals to be found here)

Save $10 on Luminar 4 and/or Aurora HDR 2019 using our code “WATCH” at checkout.

Canon Selected To Outfit Largest Esports Stadium In USA

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Canon U.S.A. Selected By City Of Arlington To Outfit Largest Esports Stadium In United States

Go Canon, you guys rock! Press release:

MELVILLE, NY, January 23, 2019 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its state-of-the-art broadcast lenses will be capturing the action at Esports Stadium Arlington in Arlington, Texas—the country’s largest esports stadium. To outfit the stadium’s 4K UHD broadcast cameras, the City of Arlington purchased three Canon UHD-DIGISUPER 66 4K UHD field box lenses, four CJ24ex7.5B 4K UHD telephoto zoom lenses and one CJ14ex4.3B 4K UHD wide angle zoom lens. 

Located in the heart of Arlington’s Entertainment District, Esports Stadium Arlington is a $10 million, 100,000 square-foot facility built to serve the unique and technologically advanced demands of the esports industry. Designed by award-winning architectural firm Populous and brought to life with build partner Shawmut Design and Construction, the stadium features a competition space with a built-in 85 foot-long, LED wall accompanied by an immersive sound and theatrical lighting system.

Providing 4K optical performance for cameras that feature 2/3-inch sensors, the UHD-DIGISUPER 66 mid-range telephoto zoom lens features a 66x zoom ratio, making it ideal for sports and live-event productions. Leveraging Canon’s Optical Shift Image Stabilizer (Shift-IS), this lens provides both handling and operational controls similar to existing field-zoom lenses for HDTV broadcast cameras, offering stable imaging and comfortable maneuverability during indoor and outdoor sports broadcasting.

“Canon’s ability to supply lenses that met our 4K visual needs, budget constraints, support and time requirements helped us succeed in building this industry-changing facility,” says Corey Dunn, Executive Producer with NGAGE Esports, who oversaw all operations and production for Esports Stadium Arlington. “Working with Canon has been great and has afforded us the maximum flexibility for a facility of this size.”

The City of Arlington also purchased four CJ24ex7.5B 4K UHD telephoto zoom lenses and one CJ14ex4.3B 4K UHD wide angle zoom lens, notable for their compact size and low weight, supporting high-mobility shooting often involved in sports-entertainment production. All the lenses, which are being paired with Grass Valley cameras, will enhance current HDTV optical-imaging performance, while solidifying a place for the shift to 4K production.

“We chose Canon’s broadcast lenses not only for their superb 4K optical quality, but for the Company’s leading service and support offerings,” said Marc Scarpa, founder and executive producer of Simplynew, the systems integrator for the stadium. “This is more than an one-time equipment purchase—it’s the start of a new relationship with Canon as we look to shape the future of esports.”

For more information on Canon’s broadcast solutions, visit www.usa.canon.com/broadcast. For more information about Esports Stadium Arlington, visit http://www.arlington-tx.gov/esports.

The Most Popular Photo Gear Rentals at Lensrentals, Canon Dominates

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Lensrentals posted some stats about the gear they rent. As expected Canon has quite a presence.

  1. Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II
  2. Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II
  3. Canon 5D Mark IV
  4. Canon 5D Mark III
  5. Sennheiser G3 Wireless Mic Kit -Freq A
  6. Sony Alpha a7S II
  7. Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM
  8. Canon 35mm f/1.4L II
  9. Canon 50mm f/1.2L
  10. Sony Alpha a7 III
  11. Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS
  12. Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L
  13. Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro
  14. Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2 3-Axis Stabiliser
  15. Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L III
  16. Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II
  17. Panasonic GH5
  18. Sony Alpha a7R III
  19. GoPro HERO6 Black
  20. Nikon D750

And here is the share of camera brands:

Brand This Year Last Year
Canon 41.57% 44.90%
Sony 26.31% 24.67%
Nikon 15.28% 15.06%
Panasonic 9.41% 6.72%
FujiFilm 4.27% 4.65%
Leica 1.49% 1.72%
Olympus 0.95% 1.47%
Pentax 0.49% 0.60%
Hasselblad 0.22% 0.22%

 

Canon set to announce a new flash, the Canon Speedlite EL-100

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Nokishita reports that Canon will announce a new flash, the Canon Speedlite EL-100.

Size of the Canon Speedlite EL-100 64.6 x 91.7 x 71 mm, and the weight is 190g. This is a very small and light SpeedLite. Maybe for Canon’s new EOS R system? Size and weight make the Speedlite EL-100 similar to the Speedlite 270EX II. The name is bit weird for a Canon Speedlite.

September 5th, 2018 is the day – save the date. Canon will announce a lot of new gear, most notably their first full frame mirrorless system, the Canon EOS R, which already has leaked with all the bells and whistles. More information about the upcoming Canon gear can be seen here and here and here.