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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Development Continues [CR2]

Mo, 12/03/2018 - 14:00
We continue to hear that an EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS is in development, while we don’t believe it’s on the 2018 road map at this time, we are confident such a lens is coming. The latest source claims that the lens is in the final stages of development and that the next phase will be Read more...

Article: The 5 Reasons Why I Switched Back to Canon From Sony

Mo, 12/03/2018 - 09:32
There has been a lot of stories over the last year or so from people that have left Canon for Sony, only to return later. A few of the big reasons we’ve seen for the return to Canon center around support, reliability, professional services and repair times. The latest article seems to center around Canon’s Read more...

A Prototype Full Frame Mirrorless From Canon Exists [CR1]

Sa, 10/03/2018 - 07:06
We reported back in January that Canon had a mystery camera with a new body style in prototype form. We’re now being told by the same source that the camera in question is a full frame mirrorless camera prototype. We were told a few things about the appearance of the camera. It has a top Read more...

Canon Patent Application: Apodization Filter lenses

Do, 08/03/2018 - 18:01
Canon has applied for a patent on some apodization lenses for the EF mount.  The following lens embodiments are included in the patent application; 50mm 1.4 35mm 1.4 24mm 1.4 US Patent Application 2018-0067333  

Venus Optics launches the Laowa 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro

Do, 08/03/2018 - 17:44
Laowa officially announces the Laowa 25mm 2.5-5x macro. Keith at Northlight who has already done a review of the Laowa 25mm f2.8 2.5-5x macro had this to say about the macro lens; From an image quality point of view, there was little I could fault the lens with. It shows a slight bit of longitudinal Read more...

Canon U.S.A. Lends Its Support to Women Photograph, an Initiative Created to Promote the Representation of Female Photojournalists

Do, 08/03/2018 - 17:13
MELVILLE, N.Y., March 8, 2018 – In conjunction with International Women’s Day (IWD), the global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce their association with Women Photograph, a movement created to promote the representation of female photojournalists. Canon will work Read more...

Northlight reviews the TS-E 135mm F4L Macro

Mi, 07/03/2018 - 17:37
Keith, tilt-shift expert extraordinaire has posted his review of the TS-E 135mm F4L Macro. Detailing not only sample images, but details on why you’d use such a lens in the real world, Keith’s review is a must read if you are thinking of purchasing the TS-E 135mm. His conclusions; What a lens – in many Read more...

Canon USA donates to Wisconsin CART Team

Mi, 07/03/2018 - 15:54
Looking through past news articles I see donations made to Chippewa Falls, Sawyer County and this article from Eau Claire County.   I would guess that Canon USA donates to all the CART (Child Abduction and Response Teams) in the USA, and never mentions it.  They just do it. While they don’t get top of the line Read more...

Canon updates the 15-45, 18-150 and 55-200mm for the M50’s Dual Sensing IS

Di, 06/03/2018 - 18:52
Canon has released updates for the three EF-M lenses to support dual sensing IS – which is a combination of both in camera body and lens based shake detection which is used by the lens to determine the amount of stabilization required. Right now, only the EOS-M50 supports dual sensing IS. The firmware can be Read more...

PetalPixel: How CPS Saved the Day and My Photo Job

Di, 06/03/2018 - 18:10
It’s too easy to get caught up with the latest breathless release from various manufacturers, not to mention the ever present race to compare specification sheets.  In those times, we tend to forget the intangibles that make Canon great at doing what they do. This a great article from Dave Reid on how CPS went Read more...

Elinchrom announces the ELB 500 TTL: The world’s most powerful portable TTL flash system

Di, 06/03/2018 - 15:59
Elinchrom Introduces the ELB 500 TTL, The Most Powerful Portable TTL Light Ever. The new ELB 500 TTL is the most powerful and portable TTL light ever designed for adventurous portrait photographers shooting both in studio and on location. Today, Elinchrom introduces the ELB 500 TTL, an incredibly portable and powerful battery pack combining 500Ws Read more...

Mitakon Speedmaster 50/.95 shows up at CP+

Di, 06/03/2018 - 15:41
The leaked Mitakon SpeedMaster 50mm .95 for the Canon EF mount was shown at the CP+ event. There’s no word on the pricing or availability as of yet.

Canon: Continued support of Yellowstone Forever

Mo, 05/03/2018 - 15:48
Imaging company celebrated as “single largest funder of wildlife conservation and research” in Yellowstone National Park MELVILLE, N.Y., March 5, 2018 – In celebration of its robust corporate social responsibility program, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has been recognized with a 2018 Partnership Award from the Public Lands Alliance for the company’s Read more...

Canon makes moves into .. Lettuce Farming?

So, 04/03/2018 - 17:37
I’m beginning to think that Canon Electronics does a lot of really cool things.  As you may have remembered, they are also partnered up for Japan’s private company launch facilities, rocket and satellite programs. Here, they are working with a company in Japan to help mass produce lettuce in factories. As the article from Nikkei Read more...

OpticalLimits reviews the Canon EF-M 18-55 STM IS and EF-M 55-200mm STM IS

So, 04/03/2018 - 17:14
OpticalLimits formerly called, has decided to dust off their copies of the EF-M 18-55 and EF-M 55-200 and give it a go. As long suspected by EF-M users, this lens is actually pretty good.  While Canon has stopped shipping the 18-55 included in with new EOS-M kits. It’s still pretty readily available via ebay Read more...

Canon Moves Quickly Into Robotics [CR4]

Fr, 02/03/2018 - 23:01
While the EOS Rebel T7 and EOS Rebel T100 may not have lit the ethusiast world afire, Canon robotics just might. I spotted this guy while visiting customer service at Canon Canada today. The choice of using the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS as the legs was a solid one to allow for adjustable height. After Read more...

Northlight reviews the Laowa 25mm f2.8 2.5-5x Ultra Macro

Fr, 02/03/2018 - 15:50
Keith over at Northlight Images just posted a detailed review of the Laowa 25mm Ultra Macro complete with some pretty fascinating sample images. I’ve always found Keith’s reviews to be quite detailed and chock full of great sample images, and this one is no different. Oh, and about the Laowa? Keith has this to say; Read more...

Article: Canon’s 4000D and the Race to the Bottom

Fr, 02/03/2018 - 15:07
Fstoppers’s Wasim Ahmad posted an article today on the 4000D, Canon’s new entry level of entry level cameras. Needless to say, he’s pretty put out over Canon coming out with a brand new camera for under $400 dollars. Products like these show a fundamental misunderstanding of the camera market today. Instead of lowering the bar, Read more...

Canon U.S.A. Builds on Success of the “One Canon” Strategy

Fr, 02/03/2018 - 03:01
MELVILLE, N.Y., March 1, 2018 – Canon U.S.A., Inc. a leader in digital imaging solutions, concluded its One Canon Event, held February 12-14 in Hollywood, Florida. The annual gathering of esteemed industry analysts and press commemorated the Company’s inclusive and inventive approaches to its diverse customers and the continued success of the One Canon business strategy. Read more...

Canon Patent Application: APS-C zoom lenses for compact cameras

Do, 01/03/2018 - 23:32
Canon news discovered an APS-C zoom lens patent today, and noted this patent applies only for Canon’s powershot lineup. This patent application includes three zoom lenses; 18-85 2.8-7.6 18-105 2.5-7.3 15-105 1.8-6 Canon News notes; These would have to be compact cameras because the image circle at the wide end is not 13.66mm meaning some Read more...