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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Blinking Red AF Point Information

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Blinking Red AF Point Information | Technical & Social News | Scoop.it

Posted by CanonRumors on November 15, 2012

 

Firmware Coming?
"There has been a lot of questions wondering when Canon will release a firmware update similar to the EOS-1D X that adds the blinking red AF point when in AI servo mode. While I figured they were working on it, I wasn’t quite sure why it hadn’t been brought to market or included with the announced and upcoming firmware update.


This is a direct quote of what I have been told:"

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Canon EF 28 mm f/2.8 IS USM review

Canon EF 28 mm f/2.8 IS USM review | Technical & Social News | Scoop.it

The Canon company started 2012 with three launches of lenses. They announced introducing a new journalistic zoom, the EF 24–70 mm f/2.8L USM II and two fixed-focus lenses: the EF 24 mm f/2.8 IS USM and the EF 28 mm f/2.8 IS USM. Not so long ago we published the test of the 2.8/24 model, now we invite you to read the test of its 28 mm focal length brother.


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Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 USM IS - Full Format Review / Test

Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 USM IS - Full Format Review / Test | Technical & Social News | Scoop.it

The (old) Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 is a relic of the earliest days of EOS. This year it celebrated its 25th(!) year in production which is nothing short of amazing for an AF lens. However, 2012 is finally also the year of its successor - the Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 USM IS. As you may notice the focal length and speed remained the same but Canon added a modern USM (Ultrasonic) AF as well as an image stabilizer. While USM is not really a killer argument (the micro-motor AF drive was fast enough after all), the IS certainly widens its usage scope specifically with respect to low light photography. As such it is an obvious choice e.g. for street or indoor photography. Given its focal length and speed it certainly faces stiff competition from the zoom lens gang here but some users may prefer to have a smaller and more light-weight option here.


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46.1mp Canon DSLR Previewed at PhotoPlus 2012?

46.1mp Canon DSLR Previewed at PhotoPlus 2012? | Technical & Social News | Scoop.it

Posted by Canon Rumors on September 22, 2012


"The Big Megapixel EOS. Similar information has been sent to [NL], that a 46.1mp Canon DSLR will be previewed at PhotoPlus 2012 in New York City between October 24 – October 27, 2012.

We’ve had a couple of sources confirm that a 46mp prototype Canon DSLR is in the wild, though not claimed to be anywhere near production ready. Do not expect availability until well into 2013.

The Specs":

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Canon announces 24-70mm f/4L IS USM and 35mm f/2 IS USM EF lenses

Canon announces 24-70mm f/4L IS USM and 35mm f/2 IS USM EF lenses | Technical & Social News | Scoop.it

Canon has announced two lenses for its EOS system. The EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM is designed as a relatively compact image-stabilized standard zoom for full frame SLRs, and will be offered as a kit with the EOS 6D. It includes a Macro setting offering an impressive 0.7x magnification, backed up by Canon's Hybrid IS that promises increased effectiveness at close distances. It's also weather-sealed, and will be available from mid-December at an RRP of $1499 / £1499.99 / €1459. Meanwhile the EF 35mm f/2 IS USM features an all-new optical design, and includes image stabilization and an ultrasonic focus motor. It will be in on sale early December for $849.99 / £799.99 / €849. Both lenses will work on full frame and APS-C cameras.

Canon has also introduced a new design of lens cap that includes a center-pinch mechanism for easier handling with lens hoods in place. Other brands have been offering this type of cap for years, but at least Canon has finally caught up. The new caps will eventually be supplied with all new Canon lenses, starting from January 2013.


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For those that care: Canon EOS-1D X DXOMark Sensor Scores

For those that care: Canon EOS-1D X DXOMark Sensor Scores | Technical & Social News | Scoop.it

Posted by Canon Rumors on October 11, 2012

 

"I was sent an email claiming the results of DXOMark’s testing of the Canon EOS-1D X. I have not yet seen it on their site, so don’t take these numbers as official until they’re up.

(...) I know people love to debate the numbers from DXOMark."

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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM L II - Full Format Review / Test Report

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM L II - Full Format Review / Test Report | Technical & Social News | Scoop.it

The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM L (I) was a bit of a nightmare for us here at photozone. We experienced centering defects in several tested samples and up to a degree where we almost considered it to be enough. Now the new Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM L II has entered the market and according to the Canon press release things look a little more promising in this respect: "The mechanical structure of the lens has been improved to offer enhanced zoom durability and greater shake and shock resistance within the lens barrel". Good and I can positively report that the tested sample had a decent centering quality this time.
The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM L II is certainly one of the more mainstream professional grade lenses in the Canon line up and it surely continues the sales success story of its predecessor. On full format DSLRs it's a fast standard zoom lens covering everything from moderate ultra-wide angles up to short tele settings. Unfortunately Canon felt the need to increase the price substantially with a current street price beyond 2100EUR. As such it is the most expensive standard zoom lens among the conventional DSLR manufacturers.


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