Posts Tagged ‘canon’

Canon Acquires Lifecake, A Startup Building a Photo Sharing App for Parents

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Canon Europe has acquired a London-based startup company called Lifecake, which builds a photo-sharing app that’s marketed toward parents of young kids. The service, which launched back in 2013, claims to offer “time travel for parents.”
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Yongnuo Launches Its 35mm f/2 Lens for Canon EF

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We reported late last year that the Chinese Canon clone-maker Yongnuo was planning to launch a new 35mm f/2 lens for Canon EF cameras. The lens has now arrived.
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The Upcoming Canon 5D Mark IV May Come in Photo and Video Versions

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If new rumors in the camera world are to be believed, then Canon is planning to have four different camera models in its 5D lineup rather than three. The latest word is that Canon may announce the upcoming 5D Mark IV as two distinct DSLRs: the 5D Mark IV and the 5D Mark IVc (the “c” may stand for cinema).
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Manfrotto’s Digital Director Turns Your iPad Air into a Display and Remote for Your DSLR

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Manfrotto has just unveiled a CamRanger competitor called the Digital Director that transforms your iPad Air into a display and remote control for your Canon or Nikon DSLR.
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Canon Price Drop Makes 31 EF L Lenses Permanently More Affordable

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If you’ve been eyeing one of Canon’s high-end L lenses but haven’t yet pulled the trigger, Canon just made the decision a little easier for you. The company has announced a permanent price cut on 31 of its popular L lenses and 2 teleconverters, with drops ranging from $50 for some lenses to $800 for others.

If you’re interested in speedy primes, the Canon 24mm, 50mm and 85mm are all $100 cheaper. The biggest drop was for the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS, which is now $800 cheaper at $10,999. You can find the complete list of lenses and price drops here.

Canon XC10 is a Digital Camcorder for Both 4K Video and Still Photos

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Canon has just officially announced its new 4K camera that has been rumored for some time. The new Canon XC10 is a digital camcorder that’s designed for both 4K video recording and 12-megapixel still photographs.
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A Hands-On Review of the Canon 5DS by Peter Hurley for Portraiture

There are only a couple of Canon 5DS cameras floating around in the US for reviewers to play around with prior to the DSLR arriving on store shelves in June. Portrait photographer Peter Hurley managed to get his hands on one of them. In the video above by Resource Magazine, Hurley uses the camera for two headshot shoots and shares his first impressions of the camera’s capabilities.

“Medium format has a ‘look’ to it, and I think the pros who like using medium format cameras are probably going to stick around with the medium format thing,” Hurley says. “But this immediately gets all the professionals who are shooting DSLRs to not have to change all their lenses and to get the file that’s beefy enough to look like a medium format camera.”

Linux Brought to Canon DSLRs by Magic Lantern

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Magic Lantern is announcing that it has passed a new milestone in hacking DSLRs: making Linux run on Canon DSLR cameras.

The news was announced in the group’s forums yesterday, and many people believed it to be an April Fools’ joke, but it turns out the development was actually real (the joke was making it look like a joke).
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Is This a First Look at Canon’s Upcoming Large Sensor PowerShot Camera?

Update: Oops. It turns out the camera was already named and shown by Canon last month. Please see the update below.


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CES 2015 came and went, and there is still no mention of the large-sensor, large-lens PowerShot camera that Canon started teasing late last year. However, a new photo put up on Canon Netherlands’ PowerShot page appears to show a camera that doesn’t officially exist yet — could this be a first glimpse of the upcoming PowerShot for pros?
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A First Glimpse of Canon’s Small 4K Camera

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Canon has long been rumored to have a small 4K camera up its sleeve, and now the world is getting its first glimpse of the new product. The company has unveiled the camera at a press event in China ahead of its rumored official launch in the United States at the NAB 2015 show in Las Vegas next month.
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