Canon is Selling a USB Drive That Looks Like Its 1950s Rangefinder

Want a beautiful USB drive to store or deliver some photos with? Check out this Canon USB flash drive. It’s designed to look like a miniature replica of the Canon IV SB rangefinder camera that was sold in the 1950s. The Canon IV was a rangefinder camera series that was compatible with Leica screw mount lenses, produced in the early- and mid-1950s before being replaced by the Canon V series. Canon’s new USB drive measures 2.8×1.4×1.4 inches and faithfully mimics the look of the classic camera — it’s made of metal and plastic and has 8GB of
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Canon’s new 4K UHD portable zooms for broadcast offer highest zoom ratio

Canon’s new 4K UHD portable zooms for broadcast The new Canon CJ45ex9.7B 4K UHD portable zoom Lens provides users with the highest zoom ratio in its class, and the CJ45ex13.6B 4K UHD features both the highest zoom ratio and longest focal length in its class. The new zoom broadcast lenses feature 45x Zoom, the highest zoom ratio in their class, as of October 31, 2017, based on a Canon survey. The two new portable 4K UHD broadcast lenses are for use with broadcast cameras featuring 2/3-inch sensors. The Canon CJ45ex9.7B features a wide-angle focal length of 9.7 mm to 437 mm and the CJ45ex13.
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Canon Compact Zoom Lens Review: 18-80mm and 70-200mm

When I started this career I was told to never ever, under no circumstances, use a camera’s autofocus. Just do not use it. Back then, this was more than a suggestion; it was a hard and fast rule. Professionals pull their own focus. Well, it seems the times have changed. Large sensor cameras are much more common and Canon’s autofocus has come a very long way. So I ask myself, do Canon’s two new Compact Zoom lenses make sense for me and my next shoot? Compact Zoom Canon jumped into the Compact-Zoom game to fulfill a much-needed niche of good and relatively
Compact Zoom
Compact Zoom
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Compact Zoom
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Youngnuo Releases First Lithium-ion Powered Flash for Canon RT

Yongnuo, the popular Hong Kong camera gear manufacturer that’s known for creating cheaper “clones” of lenses for Canon and Nikon, has released its first lithium-ion powered flash for the Canon RT system. The flash is called the YN686EX-RT, which rolls nicely off the tongue, and was actually quietly released a couple of months ago. It’s compatible with Canon E-TTL and E-TTL II. The flash has a guide number of 197′ at ISO 100 and 200mm. The head tilts from -7° to 90° and rotates left and right 180°. It has an integrated 2.4Ghz transceiver, a 2,000 mAh Li-ion
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Yongnuo Releases Its First Lithium-ion Powered Flash for Canon RT

Yongnuo, the popular Hong Kong camera gear manufacturer that’s known for creating cheaper “clones” of lenses for Canon and Nikon, has released its first lithium-ion powered flash for the Canon RT system. The flash is called the YN686EX-RT, which rolls nicely off the tongue, and was actually quietly released a couple of months ago. It’s compatible with Canon E-TTL and E-TTL II. The flash has a guide number of 197′ at ISO 100 and 200mm. The head tilts from -7° to 90° and rotates left and right 180°. It has an integrated 2.4Ghz transceiver, a 2,000 mAh Li-ion
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Canon’s Mirrorless Sales Increased by Over 70% in the Past Year

Canon has released its second quarter report, and things are looking better for sales of its mirrorless cameras. With both Canon and the rest of the world having a sense of uncertainty as far as the global economy goes, Canon is looking to continue expanding and scaling its existing businesses to survive the turbulence. “For cameras, we will work to achieve sales growth – for the first time in five years – by expanding sales of new models and promoting a shift to high value-added cameras,” says Toshizo Tanaka, Executive Vice President & CFO, in talking about projections for
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Astounding Passion Project! Abraham Joffe’s ‘Ghosts of the Arctic’ is a Must See

Every time I get an email from Abraham Joffe, I open it immediately because I know I'm going to be impressed and his latest project ‘Ghosts of the Arctic' is an absolute must see. Normally, I post the video at the top, but I think you really should know the background before you watch as it makes it just that much more impressive. And frankly I'm not sure I could bear the kinds of temperatures they experienced in shooting this!

Photographer Joshua Holko: “The product of more than two years of planning Ghosts of the Arctic was filmed exclusively in the

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Discover the Canon C200 in Burbank

Discover the Canon C200 in Burbank Mark August 22 in your calendar, and confirm your presence. An event organized by the Digital Cinema Society will reveal products from Canon, but also from many other names in the industry. The invitation is clear: join the Digital Cinema Society to see the latest Canon camera, the C200, featuring in-camera 4K RAW recording capability, and the latest cameras from Canon, at Canon’s new technical service and support center in Burbank. August 22, from 7 until 9 PM, there will be a lot of activity at Canon’s new facility, built from the ground up to support cinema and photography professionals. Continue reading "Discover the Canon C200 in Burbank"

Canon 6D Mark II Dynamic Range is a Big Disappointment

The first dynamic range tests of the new Canon 6D Mark II DSLR are trickling onto the Web, and one thing seems to be clear: the results are very disappointing for Canon fans. In fact, Canon appears to have taken a step backwards. Camera tester William J. Claff of Photons to Photos published its Dynamic Range vs ISO chart for the 6D Mark II. Here’s the camera compared to other Canon DSLRs: As you can see, the 6D Mark II has a dynamic range that’s similar to the original 6D, slightly better at higher ISOs but worse at lower ISOs.
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Canon 6D Mark II Dynamic Range is a Big Disappointment

The first dynamic range tests of the new Canon 6D Mark II DSLR are trickling onto the Web, and one thing seems to be clear: the results are very disappointing for Canon fans. In fact, Canon appears to have taken a step backwards. Camera tester William J. Claff of Photons to Photos published its Dynamic Range vs ISO chart for the 6D Mark II. Here’s the camera compared to other Canon DSLRs: As you can see, the 6D Mark II has a dynamic range that’s similar to the original 6D, slightly better at higher ISOs but worse at lower ISOs.
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iClone 7: unmatched in the industry

iClone 7: unmatched in the industry It’s a tour de force that is unmatched in the industry, says Jeff Jasper, Oscar-winning team member/FX Supervisor Interstellar, referring to iClone 7, available for Windows from Reallusion, from $199.00. After months of preparation,  Reallusion releases iClone 7, the biggest update ever in the iClone real-time 3D evolution. This giant leap empowers iClone users with the latest PBR/GI visuals, unlimited creation for 3D characters, professional animation for morph and curve editing, real camera system, as well as several significant technology integrations with industry leaders. iClone 7 is now a virtual production platform with community inclusive tools and massive aggregation
iClone 7: unmatched in the industry
iClone 7: unmatched in the industry
iClone 7: unmatched in the industry
iClone 7: unmatched in the industry
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Canon Explorer of Light Bruce Dorn Mentors 5 Ambitious Shooters And You

Bruce Dorn (Canon Explorer of Light) has created a series of 6 videos for Canon on the ‘creative abilities' of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
My latest Canon video series, “Brucie Interrupted” is now online!! Yay!!! vimeo.com/channels/1270642 Watch and follow along as I interrupt my busy schedule to mentor five ambitious shooters. Join us as we explore and exploit a small sampling of the creative capabilities of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. As you'll see, I'm a very busy man with lotsa important stuff to do but I always have time to teach. We had a blast! If
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Canon 85mm f/1.4L IS and Three More Lenses On The Way, Report Says

It looks like image stabilization is coming to the world of Canon’s 85mm lenses for the first time. Canon will reportedly be announcing a new 85mm f/1.4L IS lens and three other lenses in late August 2017. Canon Rumors reports that new 85mm was among a collection of not-yet-announced Canon equipment that was submitted for certification over in Japan. While specs and pricing are not yet known for this 85mm f/1.4L IS, what’s known is that it will not be a direct replacement for the Canon 85mm f/1.2 II, which will continue to be produced and
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DSLR Sales Down – Nobody Is Buying Stand Alone Cameras Any More!

dslr sales downDSLR sales were down in 2016 – but before you put on your “see mirrorless is taking over the world” hat, mirrorless sales were down too (tho they were less down than DSLR sales)! Yesterday, I was thinking about the new Light L16 I've been telling you about (and have a new site covering this incredible new technology called lightRumors) and they're about to start shipping the first production cameras this Friday, and I've been thinking a lot about the future of cameras. And so when I found this video by Mark over at The Photo/Video Show, it really hit home. People
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Canon’s new Support Center in Burbank

Canon's new Support Center in Burbank Evolving from what began at Canon’s original Hollywood facility, the new state-of-the-art Canon Burbank becomes dedicated location for studios, post-production facilities, suppliers and professional organizations. Continuing its support of professional clients in the filmmaking and still imaging communities, Canon officially opened its doors to its newest Professional Technology & Support Center in Burbank, Calif. The new state-of-the-art Canon Burbank facility provides these customers with enhanced technical environments and accessible service and support. Canon Burbank is poised to support Canon’s clients’ productivity through a dynamic mix of product evaluation and testing, product & workflow training, industry events and expedited repairs. Every
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Torture Test: See the Moment a Canon DSLR Shutter Dies

DSLRs generally have life expectancies based on how many “actuations” (i.e. openings and closings) their shutters can handle before they die and need to be replaced. To see what happens when a DSLR “dies” in this way, ContinueCrushingTech decided to torture test a Canon 7D Mark II with non-stop shooting until the shutter fails. Warning: Spoilers of the test are below. ContinueCrushingTech had a broken 7D Mark II that needed to be sent to Canon for part replacements anyway, so the camera was a perfect guinea pig for seeing the results of shutter failure.
The Canon 7D Mark
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Photographer Travels the Globe to Capture ‘The World in Faces’

Alexander Khimushin is a Queensland, Australia-based photographer who has been on the road for 9 years. During that span, he visited 84 countries. 10 months out of a year he’s on the road shooting photos in remote places. He’s currently working on a series titled “The World in Faces.” “The World in Faces is a project that I started in 2014,” Khimushin tells PetaPixel. “I was writing a story for My Planet TV, a Russian TV channel when I was looking for some pictures of landscapes. I saw there were many portraits from the different places I had visited.
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Two Camera Updates from Canon – The Canon EOS 6D Mark II and the Canon Rebel SL2

Canon just announced 2 updates that many people will want to pick up – the Canon EOS 6D Mark II and the Canon Rebel SL2 (more on that in another post) The Canon EOS 6D Mark II is a very nice upgrade from the prior model and is the FIRST Canon Full Frame DSLR with an articulating screen! That's huge news. I think the only other full frame camera on the market with a ‘flippy' screen is the Sony A99 II (note the Pentax K-1 and the Nikon D750 have articulating screens, but they only move a little – they don't
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Canon 6D Mark II Unveiled: A Cheaper Full-Frame DSLR for Enthusiasts

After weeks of rumors and leaks, Canon has just officially announced the new 6D Mark II. It’s a new full frame DSLR offered at a relatively affordable price point.
Canon says the new camera “is ideal for budding photographers looking to take their creative DSLR photography skills to the next level by shooting with a Full-frame CMOS sensor DSLR camera to capture beautiful high-quality portraits and striking landscapes, even in low-light situations.” The 6D line is designed to bridge the gap between Canon’s crop sensor DSLRs and its higher-end professional full frame DSLRs. At the core of the
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