Posts Tagged ‘canon’

The World’s Fastest Consumer Lens Makes a Very Brief Appearance on eBay

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Apparently NOT April Fools’ joke, the world’s fastest purchasable camera lens looks to have been posted — and now sold — on eBay earlier today. Supposedly in impeccable condition, with all caps and T-mount adapter included, the Canon 50mm f/0.75 went for a rather measly $500 in a quick “Buy It Now” purchase. Read more…

The Canon EOS 1 Smartphone, Powered by Android … and Sprinkled With Fairy Dust

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From the looks of a recent rumor over on Canon Rumors, we might soon see a Canon branded smartphone. While there’s no information on what cell phone manufacturer they’re working with, it’s safe to say with Canon entering the market, this device may become the smartphone camera to beat.

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Canon Australia Knocks it Out of the Park With Stunning #WhatDoYouSee Promo

Nothing like starting hump day off with some visual inspiration, and this promo video, released by Canon Australia earlier this week, certainly fits the bill.

Put together as part of the company’s #whatdoyousee campaign, the video is made up entirely of reflections in people’s eyes that answer the campaign question, “What do you see?” Read more…

Why Does Canon’s New Industrial Camera Feature a Nikon F Mount?

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At first blush, the news that Canon just released an industrial camera that features a Nikon F mount might confuse you a bit. But once you dig a bit deeper than the surface-level of the announcement, it starts to make more sense. Read more…

Deal Alert: Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II for Only $1,800 ($500 Off)

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The Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II is a great lens, but with a normal price tag of $2,300 it can be hard to justify over some third-party alternatives. Once in a while, though, a great deal comes along that substantially narrows that gap, and such a deal is on at B&H Photo right now. Read more…

Two New 600mm Lens Patents from Canon Reveal Interesting Possibilities

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Although it is a niche market to say the least, the world of super telephoto lenses is a rather demanding one, with both sports and wildlife photographers depending on this massive and expensive glass to capture crisp images from far away.

Canon users seem to get a bit better treatment in this department than most, with prime glass ranging from their $11,000 400mm f/2.8L IS II to their $13,200 800mm f/5.6L IS. However, today’s point of interest is going to be the glass that falls smack dab between those two, the 600mm range. Read more…

Canon Reportedly Pulling Out of the Cheap Point-and-Shoot Game

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Last week, Nikon executives said in an interview that they see smartphones as an opportunity in the compact camera game. By integrating more connectivity features, they seem to believe they’ll make the point-and-shoot relevant again.

Canon is taking a different approach. According to an article by Nikkan Kogyo (Google translated), the company is throwing in the towel where cheap (read: under $200) compacts are concerned. Read more…

5D Mark III vs 6D: Which is Better For You?

If you’re in the market to purchase a new full-frame camera from Canon, but aren’t sure whether to go with the 6D or 5DMIII, the folks over at DSLR Video Shooter have created the above video to help you compare and contrast the two offerings from Canon and decide if the 5D is going to be worth the extra dinero for you. Read more…

Nikon Poster Shows Sixty Years of Camera Evolution in One Image

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While planning to originally write up an article about an infographic sent to Nikon Rumors that showed every camera created by Nikon from 1948 to 2005, we came across an even more thorough collection of Nikon cameras in the form of a poster, created by none other than Nikon itself. Read more…

Canon Admits that It Has ‘Kept Its Distance’ from the Retro Design Movement

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Don’t expect Canon to come out with any retro-styled cameras. According to a brochure on the design process that went into the recently released Canon G1 X Mark II, the company prefers function to form, which is why it has ‘kept its distance’ from the retro design movement. Read more…