Deal: Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS Lens for Canon EF-M Mount – $279 (reg. $349, today only)

Rokinon 12mm F/2.0
  • Canon EF-M Mount/APS-C Format
  • 19.2mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.0 to f/22
  • Three ED and Two Aspherical Elements
  • Nano Coating System

Eventually, a deal for the Canon EOS M system. Get the Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS lens at $279. Compare at $349. On offering at this price today only in B&H Photo’s DealZone. The black Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS Lens is a prime wide-angle lens designed specifically for use with APS-C sized image sensors. Providing a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 19.2mm and a broad 98.9° angle of view, this lens is well-suited for architectural, interior, and landscape images. Its fast f/2.0 maximum aperture is further beneficial to working in low-light conditions.

Three extra-low dispersion elements and two aspherical elements have been incorporated into the optical design to minimize chromatic aberrations and distortion in order to produce sharper images. Additionally, a Nano Coating System (NCS) has been applied to the lens elements in order to reduce surface reflections and prevent lens flare and ghosting for improved light transmission and more contrast-rich imagery

  • Prime wide-angle lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 19.2mm, making it ideally suited for architectural and landscape subjects.
  • Fast f/2.0 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions.
  • Three extra-low dispersion elements and two aspherical elements reduce chromatic aberrations and distortions in order to produce sharper images.
  • Nano Coating System improves light transmission and suppresses lens flare and ghosting for more contrast-rich, color-neutral images.

There is more to check if you’re looking for good deals. Have a look at the following links. Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBayAdorama, and refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store (check the refurbished listings at Canon Store whenever you have time for it, the best deals hide there).

Is the Canon EOS M1 the company’s upcoming full-frame mirrorless camera? [CW2]


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We were first to report Canon’s working on a full-frame mirrorless camera, and that early prototypes were undergoing first tests. Well, there are some news.

A new rumor suggests those prototypes have gone out of the labs and are no longer accessible only to Canon’s engineers. Though, so it is told, no prototype has been handled to trusted photographers so far. This camera is murmured to have the moniker EOS M1.

Apparently there will be a big marketing push when the EOS M1 will go to market. Which makes sense. If Canon is set to launch a prosumer mirrorless camera with a FF sensor and a serious set of features, then they will do it with much fanfare.

The rumor isn’t very clear if the EOS M1 will have an APS-C or a FF sensor. However, speculation points to a FF sensor, and to a seriously pro-oriented feature set. Let’s hope it is true.

We know Nikon is now seriously committed to mirrorless (s0 they say), it wouldn’t come as a surprise if Canon eventually does the same.

We still have only a few tidbits about Canon’s mirrorless camera, these:

  • Different sources and sites were reporting that early prototypes exist, at least to be tested inside Canon’s labs. This intel came in 2016 and early 2017.
  • Canon is possibly working on a full-frame mirrorless camera with EF mount. There have been rumors saying that Canon is delaying this camera because of issues in implementing the EF mount. There is a lot of talk about this. If Canon manages to engineer a full-frame mirrorless camera with EF mount, thus allowing us to use our beloved EF lenses on a smaller and hopefully performing body, it will be a winner. Imagine what you could do with a MILC that goes along with your EF lenses. There is serious a chance we may see this.
  • The latest bit of info I got suggests Canon will announce a full-frame mirrorless camera with a sensor having a resolution of 36-38MP.
  • A possible announcement date is around Photokina 2018, which happens in September.

A Canon FF mirrorless camera is coming. Stay tuned.


Canon’s next mirrorless camera is the EOS M20, to be announced in August 2017

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We knew Canon would release a new entry-level mirrorless camera since registration at a certification authority leaked over the web. And we anticipated it might be named EOS M20.

New rumor has it that Canon will announce the EOS M20 at the end of August 2017.

No specifications so far. Being the replacement for the EOS M10 and an entry-level MILC, it will not be a powerhouse, though some of the tech and features of the EOS M5 and EOS M6 might be on board.

Stay tuned.

Canon EOS M6 review (Photography Blog)

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Canon EOS M6 at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Up to 9 fps Shooting and ISO 25600
  • Combination 5-Axis Image Stabilization

Photography Blog reviewed Canon’s latest addition to the company’s mirrorless line-up, the Canon EOS M6.

From the conclusion:

All the key manual controls are quick to hand – aperture, shutter speed, ISO and focusing. And that is before we have even got to the responsive touchscreen, which is particularly useful for spot focusing. Being able to touch the part of the scene that you want to focus on increases the hit rate of sharp shots. […]

Once again, Canon has delivered when it comes to image quality. JPEGs straight out of the camera are crisp and vibrant, with faithful colour rendition.

Overall, the EOS M6 tick a lot of boxes and sees Canon continue to move in the right direction with its EOS-M range of compact system cameras.

Photography Blog gives the Canon EOS M6 a ratings of 4/5. Read the review…

Canon EOS M5 Firmware Version 1.0.1 released (minor fixes)

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Canon UK made Canon EOS M5 firmware 1.0.1 available for download. Firmware Version 1.0.1 incorporates the following fixes:

1. Corrects a phenomenon in which, when the playback grid is set to “6×4”, and a vertical image is displayed, or a horizontal image is rotated to be displayed vertically, the grid does not display correctly.
2. In languages other than Japanese, the phrase “no. of shots” has been corrected to “value” in the “Time-lapse movie settings > Interval/Shots” setting screen.

Firmware Version 1.0.1 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.0.0.
If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.0.1, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

More information and download and install instructions at Canon UK.

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New Canon Video Creator Kits released and available (Canon EOS M6 and Rebel T7i)

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New Canon Video Creator Kits are available and ready to ship. The new Canon Video Creator Kits are build around the EOS M6 and Rebel T7i.

The kits are designed to get users shooting almost right away, and include standard kit zoom lenses, an 18-55mm for the T7i and a 15-45mm for the M6, which offer coverage for some of the most commonly used focal lengths. On top of this, the kits pack in a RØDE VideoMic GO on-camera microphone for capturing cleaner audio and a 32GB SDHC memory card for storage.

The new Canon Video Creator Kits are available at Adorama | B&H Photo. The new Video Creator Kits are not yet available on Amazon US.

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