The Canon 90D Unveiled Through Leaked Promo Video – Photography Article

After months of rumors and speculation surrounding Canon’s new DSLR offerings, we finally have something certain to report: The specs of the Canon 90D, as indicated by a promotional video leaked from Canon. If you’re a Canon user, you’re going to want to pay attention. Because the Canon 90D is a seriously impressive piece of kit, one that seems to be a combination of the Canon 80D line and the Canon 7D line, and one that will carry on many…

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Canon Leaks Full Product Brochures for the Canon 90D and EOS M6 Mark II – Photography Article

Canon Australia sprung a massive leak last night, when the product pages for the un-released Canon 90D and Canon EOS M6 Mark II both went online by accident. We’ve already shared the promo videos for both cameras that were posted there, but that wasn’t all—Canon leaked its own product brochures, too. There’s very little mystery left about either of these two cameras, which are allegedly scheduled to be announced next week. We don’t know the exact release date, sales start…

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Canon May Produce an Unprecedented 50-80mm f/1.1 Lens – Photography Article

Are you a Canon user? If so, you’ll be happy to know that Canon continues to push the boundaries of camera gear innovation. Because earlier this month, a Canon patent was published, one that detailed plans for a new lens: a 50-80mm f/1.1 zoom. Yes, you read that right. According to the Canon patent, the lens would have a fixed maximum aperture across its entire focal length range, maintaining its f/1.1 maximum aperture from 50mm to 80mm. A fixed-aperture f/1.1…

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32.5MP Sensor, 4K Video, 30fps RAW Burst – Photography Article

In addition to the Canon 90D promo video we just shared, Canon Rumors has also gotten received a seemingly-official promo video for EOS M6 Mark II, showing what Canon has in store for this compact APS-C mirrorless camera. According to the leaked video, the current Canon EOS M6 is getting a serious overhaul, with more resolution, higher speed, better controls, and higher-quality video all on the list. The Canon EOS M6 Mark II maintains the M6’s compact size and lack…

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32.5MP Sensor, 10fps, 4K Video – Photography Article

Canon Rumors has gotten ahold of the official promo video for the upcoming Canon 90D. The video was leaked just minutes ago, and it reveals all of the key specs and design elements for what may be Canon’s new flagship APS-C DSLR. Previous rumors indicated that the EOS 90D would replace both the Canon 80D and the Canon 7D Mark II, making it Canon’s new APS-C flagship DSLR. While it doesn’t seem that the upcoming 90D will totally fill the…

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Your Canon DSLR Might Be Hacked; Here’s What You Should Do – Photography Article

Do you use a Canon DSLR? If so, watch out. Because hackers can exploit your camera and hold your images hostage. Seriously. Let me explain: Ransomware is malicious software that hackers can use to infect your camera. Once the ransomware gains access to your camera, it encrypts your images, making them completely inaccessible to you. That’s when the hacker makes a demand: If you ever want to see your photos again, you must pay a sum of money. In return,…

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Canon Drops Ambassador Barbara Davidson for ‘Racist’ Tweet – Photography Article

Pulitzer Prize and Emmy-winning photojournalist Barbara Davidson has been booted from the Canon Explorers of Light program after an insensitive tweet aimed at Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro sparked outrage on social media. In the tweet that kicked off the controversy, Davidson mocked the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for not being able to speak Spanish. “You can’t even speak Spanish and you were born and raised in Texas,” read her initial Tweet. “That speaks volumes.” Castro responded,…

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Did Nikon and Canon Follow Micro Four Thirds’ Lead? – Photography Article

I was excited when Canon and Nikon finally stepped into the mirrorless game seriously more seriously, releasing their full-frame mirrorless cameras in 2018. Nikon launched their Z6 and Z7 with the new Z-Mount, while Canon released the EOS-R with a new RF-Mount. Taking a closer look to the mount design, both companies adopt very similar approach, and I can’t help but notice the similarities and be reminded of what Four Thirds promised and delivered in 2003 when Olympus DSLR E-1…

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Canon Designed a Crazy 50-80mm f/1.1 Lens – Photography Article

Canon is apparently hard at work developing some never-before-seen lenses. A newly published patent shows that the camera company has at least toyed with the idea of a crazy 50-80mm f/1.1 lens.First spotted by Northlight Images, the patent (US20190243111) shows designs for a number of ultra-fast 50-80mm zoom lenses, including a f/1.8, f/1.6, f/1.4, f/1.2, and f/1.1. Canon has offered an f/1.0 lens before in the rare 50mm f/1.0, but offering a fixed f/1.1 aperture on a zoom lens of…

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Searching for the ‘Ideal’ Image Sensor – Photography Article

Like it or not, much of the conversation around image quality these days revolves around sensor size. When Sony announced the a7R IV, it boasted image quality that “rivaled medium format.” When people defend Micro Four Thirds, they show off their ultra-portable system and claim the images are “indistinguishable from full-frame.” And then you have tweets like this: Full-frame has all-but taken over as the professional ‘standard.’ But why? And does it even deserve that title? I don’t think it…

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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Uses Bigger Sensor & Canon EF Mount – Photography Article

Blackmagic is shaking up the cinema camera industry once again with the new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K. Sold alongside the 4K version, the BMPCC 6K features a larger Super 35mm 6K HDR image sensor and uses the Canon EF mount, opening up a huge number of stills and cinema lens options for BMPCC users. The newly released Canon EF-mount cinema camera boasts a 6144 x 3456 Super 35mm HDR image sensor, which translates into just over 21MP of usable…

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Canon to Release RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS and 24-70mm f/2.8L IS this Month – Photography Article

Canon announced the development of the so-called “holy trinity” of zoom lenses for the RF mount back in February, and it looks like they’re about ready to release two of the three. According to the latest rumors out of Japan, the RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS and RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS will both be available for pre-order later this month. The report comes from the ever-reliable Nokishita, who tweeted that both lenses “have been added to Canon’s latest product list” and…

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Canon Patents Eye-Controlled AF and Wireless Charging for Cameras – Photography Article

Canon is one of the most prolific companies in the world when it comes to filing patents, making it hard to judge what’s actually coming down the pike. But we really hope its two most recent patents—one for Eye-Controlled Autofocus and another for Wireless Charging—become a reality. The Japanese patent for Eye-Controlled Autofocus was spotted by Canon News, and it aims to bring the old Canon technology to mirrorless cameras. It describes a system that tracks your eye position, using…

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Why I Won’t be Switching to the Fuji X-T3 – Photography Article

I’m a big Fuji fan. I love my X100F and have been thinking about switching to Fuji for my professional work for a while now. The X-T3 is a fantastic camera: fun to use, well-built, excellent image quality and focus. I love it, but I can’t use it. One of the reasons I want to move to a crop-sensor mirrorless camera is the smaller form factor and reduced weight. Carrying all that gear for an 8-hour wedding day can be…

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Canon Plans to Rejoin the ‘Spec Wars’ with an 80MP EOS R Camera: Report – Photography Article

With the release of the 61MP a7R IV, Sony officially raised the resolution bar, eclipsing Canon’s 50MP 5DS and 5DS R DSLRs. But according to a new report, Canon may soon reclaim that crown and re-enter the “spec wars” in a big way. According to a report at Canon Rumors, the Japanese camera giant is expected to discontinue the 5DS and 5DS R in favor of an ultra-high-megapixel full-frame mirrorless EOS R camera. CR’s source, which they did not name,…

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Canon and Nikon Will Release DSLRs With In-Body Image Stabilization – Photography Article

In-body image stabilization (IBIS) has long been resisted by the two DSLR giants, Nikon and Canon. But recent rumors indicate that both Canon and Nikon will be breaking into new territory, with IBIS technology added to upcoming DSLRs for both brands. Up until now, in-body image stabilization has been confined to Nikon’s mirrorless lineup. And while reports indicate that the followup to the (mirrorless) Canon EOS R will include IBIS, there was no definitive information about DSLR in-body stabilization. Then,…

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Canon Will ‘Definitely’ Add IBIS to ‘Select’ DSLRs Soon: Report – Photography Article

We’ve known for several months now that Canon was working on IBIS for its full-frame mirrorless EOS-R system, but a recent patent and a new rumor indicates that this tech might make its way into Canon’s DSLRs as well… and soon. The first indication of this possibility was a patent spotted by Northlight Images last week, but since a patent only rarely indicates a soon-to-be-released technology we decided to hold off on reporting about it. But now, Canon Rumors is…

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Nikon Takes the Crown, Sony G Master Needs Work – Photography Article

Roger Cicala at LensRentals is on a quest. A quest to MTF everything that moves… or in this case zooms. After putting off zoom lens comparisons as long as possible, Roger finally bit the bullet and published his 70-200mm f/2.8 MTF chart comparison. What’s an MTF Chart? For those of you who need a refresher, MTF charts measure a lens’ contrast and resolution from the center all the way out to the corners, putting hard numbers to a lens’ overall…

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500px Blog » Top cameras and lenses for different styles of photography – Photography Article

The last few years have brought a wave of transformation in the field of digital photography, from the emergence of high-quality smartphone cameras to the mirrorless revolution. With so many options available to rent or buy, it’s an exciting time to be a photographer. Trends come and go, but great cameras and lenses stick around and leave their mark. Here’s a look at just eight pieces of gear that prove their worth time and again. If your specialty is landscape…

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Venus Optics Brings 15mm f/2 and 10-18mm Lenses to Canon RF and Nikon Z – Photography Article

Chinese lens maker Venus Optics is bringing two of its ultra-wide angle lenses to Canon and Nikon’s full-frame mirrorless systems. The Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D, which is now available for both the Canon RF and Nikon Z mounts, and the Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Zoom, which will only be released for the Nikon Z system. Venus Optics made a name for itself with its “Zero-D” line of ultra-wide lenses with minimal distortion, and now the brand is trying to expand its…

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Massive Decline in Digital Camera Sales, Plus Nikon Sees Market Share Decrease – Photography Article

Earlier this week, Nikkei revealed the latest digital camera market trends. And for camera manufacturers, things are looking dismal. The market share breakdown First, let’s take a look at the market share breakdown: Canon: 40.5% (an increase of 3.9% from 2017) Nikon: 19.1% (a decrease of 2.7%) Sony: 17.7% (a decrease of 0.7%) Fujifilm: 5.1% (an increase of 1.3%) Olympus: 2.8% (an increase of 0.1%) Notice that Canon had the biggest gains, followed by Fujifilm and Olympus. Nikon’s market share…

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Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.4 IS is First Full Frame Lens with Dynamic IS – Photography Article

Canon has officially announced the new RF 24-240mm f/4-6.4 IS lens, a new 10x all-in-one lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras with an “entry-level price tag.” The new lens is the 6th in the RF lineup and the first telephoto zoom lens. Nano USM in the lens provides users with fast and precise autofocusing when shooting both still photos and videos. It provides full-time manual focusing, allowing photographers to make adjustments while in AF mode. A pioneering feature of the lens…

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Canon Unveils the PowerShot G7 X III and G5 X Mark II – Photography Article

Canon has announced two new PowerShot G-Series point-and-shoot cameras, the G7 X III and G5 X Mark II. The cameras are successors to the PowerShot G7 X II and PowerShot G5 X, respectively. Both cameras feature 20-megapixel 1-inch stacked CMOS sensors backed by DIGIC 8 image processors. They can shoot at up to 20fps with a maximum ISO of 12,800. For video recording, both cameras can capture 4K/30p, 1080/60p (and 120p), HDR, and high frame rate movie with no crop.…

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Is Canon’s New RF 85mm f/1.2L Lens Worth It? – Photography Article

Ever since Canon and Nikon debuted their latest lens mounts, there’s been a lot of talk about the “optical advantages” of the shallower, wider Z and RF-mounts. Canon even released a video more-or-less shaming their own EF lenses by comparison. But does this translate into meaningful real-world results? Photographer Matt Granger recently set out to answer this question by comparing the tried and true Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II on the Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR against the brand new…

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Canon Increased Market Share in 2018 But Camera Market Continues to Bleed – Photography Article

Nikkei published its 2018 digital camera market trends report yesterday, and the news is grim. While Canon, Fuji and Olympus all saw their global market share increase last year, total sales volume for digital cameras dropped by a whopping 22%. The story is perhaps rosiest for Canon, whose 40.5% market share represents an increase of 3.9% over 2017. Meanwhile, its closest competitors both saw market share drop, with Nikon logging 19.1% (a decrease of 2.7%) and Sony at 17.7% (a…

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How to Do Back Button Focusing on Your Canon DSLR or Mirrorless – Photography Article

Back button focusing involves decoupling a camera’s autofocus from the shutter button and moving it to a button under the right thumb on the back. Here’s a helpful 4.5-minute video by Canon Australia showing how you can get started with this next-level focusing technique on your Canon DSLR or mirrorless camera. Canon Collective Ambassador Kass Brumley starts out by explaining what back button focus is and what its advantages are (e.g. being able to easily lock focus when needed through…

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More Companies Like Canon Should Use Crowdfunding Websites – Photography Article

When I first learned that Canon was planning on using a crowdfunding website to launch a new product, I thought to myself “this is going to be a PR disaster.” My knee jerk reaction was to think that it’s unacceptable for a company like Canon to use websites like Indiegogo in order to launch a product. Surely it has more than enough money available to develop products without asking for it from the public. Now that I’ve had a little…

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Canon is Crowdfunding a ‘Clippable’ Camera Through Indiegogo – Photography Article

Canon took the photography world by surprise this week when the imaging giant announced that it would try to fund one of its upcoming cameras through the crowdfunding website Indiegogo. The mysterious IVY REC will be a “clippable, go anywhere camera” that Canon has deemed interesting enough to try, but not necessarily promising enough to pay for ahead of time. Details about the upcoming campaign are sparse. For now, the only info available on the IVY REC exists on an…

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I Switched from Canon to Sony 4 Years Ago. Here Are 8 Things I’ve Learned. – Photography Article

I switched to Sony from Canon on December 31, 2014. Since then, I’ve cranked through over 50,000 frames on my Sony cameras in the past 4+ years of shooting. I upgraded to the Sony a7 III in October 2018, following a brief stint where I considered a switch to Fujifilm or Olympus. So now’s a good time to take a look back at the pluses — and minuses — of my switch to Sony from Canon. Let’s start with something…

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This is Why RF Lenses Are ‘Outstanding’ – Photography Article

Canon made this 4.5-minute video explaining the technology of its new RF lens mount for full-frame mirrorless cameras. “[W]hat makes these lenses so outstanding?” Canon writes. “This video introduces the innovative features of RF lenses that open up new possibilities in photographic expression.” Canon says that RF lenses are superior to conventional lenses when it comes to minimizing aberrations caused by refraction, especially at the outer edges of photos. If the “back focus” distance between a lens’ rear element and…

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