Category Archives: Canon

The latest firmware updates from Panasonic, Fuji, Canon and Sony

Panasonic announced on their website that the previously promised GH4 firmware update will be delayed till January, 2015. Fujifilm released major new firmware updates for their X-Pro1, X-E1, X-E2 and X-T1 mirrorless cameras with several new improvements. For more details, see the release notes in the links provided. Canon released firmware update 1.1.6 for the EOS […]

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This new Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 lens is an exact copy of the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8

A reader sent me those pictures of a new Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 lens (available on Amazon and eBay) that is almost an exact copy of the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens:

Yongnuo 50mm f:1.8 lens 2
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New price drops: Canon 5D Mk III and 6D – $300, Nikon D810 – $300, D610 – $500

New price drops were just announced on the following Nikon and Canon DSLR cameras: Nikon D810 – now $300 off (includes free accessories, free expedited shipping) Nikon D610 – another $100 off, totaling $500 off the original price (includes free accessories, 2% in rewards, free expedited shipping) Canon 5D Mk III – now $300 off (2% in rewards, […]

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What else is new?

→ New price drop: Fuji X-E1 camera + lens kit for $699 (regular: $1,129) valid till December 9, 2014. → The new Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens will start shipping on December 12th, 2014. → Amazon Gold Box deal of the day: over 55% off the Sony NEX-5T camera with 16-50mm lens. […]

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The latest patents from Fuji, Ricoh and Canon

Fuji filed a patent for a 27mm and 30mm f/2.8 pancake lenses designed for APS-C mirrorless camera that could be a replacement for the Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8 lens. Ricoh filed a patent for an adjustable translucent mirror where the amount of reflected and transmitted light can be adjusted (0-50%; 50-100%). Ricoh filed a patent for a […]

Fuji 30mm f:2.8 pancake lens patent
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The latest patents from Sigma, Canon and Panasonic

→ Sigma filed a patent for a 17-55mm f/2.8 OS lens. → Canon filed a patent for a 11-24mm f/3.5-4.5 lens. → Canon got a new patent for a Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 lens. → Canon filed another half-mirror/translucent mirror patent.

Sigma 17-55mm f:2.8 OS lens patent
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Canon Germany leaked the EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens on their website

With the new EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens, Canon Germany also had a listing for the previously rumored EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens on their website earlier today (see screenshot above). The text is now removed, but here is the translation:

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