18 February 2017

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens Zoom Test - Cape Town

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens Zoom Test - Cape Town
Canon EOS 6D / EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens : Different Focal Lengths Test

Objective: Demonstrating four different focal lengths using the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens (paired with the Full Frame Canon EOS 6D) across the Diep River, Milnerton Lighthouse and Table Mountain, Cape Town.

Note: All photos in Av mode (f/8), handheld and no cropping (except the last image). Canon lens profile correction and minimal post-processing via Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7. No filters used.


Canon EOS 6D Av Mode - Aperture Priority Settings
  • f/8 
  • ISO 100 
  • Auto-Focus on (body / lens)
  • Lens IS on / Handheld

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Canon EOS 6D / EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens @ 24mm
Canon EOS 6D / EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens @ 24mm

Canon EOS 6D / EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens @ 35mm
Canon EOS 6D / EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens @ 35mm

Canon EOS 6D / EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens @ 50mm
Canon EOS 6D / EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens @ 50mm

Canon EOS 6D / EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens @ 70mm
Canon EOS 6D / EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens @ 70mm

Canon EOS 6D / EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens @ 24mm Cropped
Canon EOS 6D / EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens @ 70mm
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Field Tests with Canon EOS 6D / Various Canon EF Prime and Zoom Lenses


Canon EOS 6D / EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Birds in Flight Test
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Canon EOS 6D / EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Ultra-Wide Lens Zoom Test Cape Town
Canon EOS 6D / EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Ultra-Wide Lens Zoom Test Cape Town>>


Canon EOS 6D / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM  High ISO Test Cape Town
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Canon EOS 6D / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens - Birds in Flight Test

Canon EOS 6D / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens - Zoom Test

Canon EOS 6D / EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens - Aperture Test

14 February 2017

Canon EOS 77D - Free Your Creativity - Canon Australia Video



Canon EOS 77D - Free Your Creativity - Canon Australia Video
Offering both control and ease, the EOS 77D is Ideal for first time DSLR shooters wanting to get creative with their photography.

Learn more: https://www.canon.com.au/cameras/eos-77d


Introducing the EOS 77D Digital Camera - Official Canon Video




Introducing the EOS 77D Digital Camera

Join Rudy Winston from Canon USA as he introduces the new EOS 77D DSLR camera with insight into major features for both still and video modes such as up to 45-point All Cross-type Autofocus system, Built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth™ technology, HDR Movie & Time Lapse Movies, Dual Pixel AF modes for both still and video, and much more.

Learn more about the Canon EOS 77D Digital Camera: usa.canon.com/eos77d

Canon EOS 77D Digital Camera Specifications:

  • Optical Viewfinder with a 45-point All Cross-type AF System.
  • Fast & Accurate Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Phase-detection.
  • 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) Sensor.
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor, ISO 100–25600.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi®, NFC and Bluetooth®.
  • Vari-angle Touch Screen, 3.0-inch LCD.
  • 7560-pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor.
  • Anti-flicker Shooting.
  • Movie Electronic IS.
  • HDR Movie & Time-Lapse Movie.
  •  High-speed Continuous Shooting at up to 6.0 fps


Canon Video Source: YouTube

Introducing the EOS 77D Digital Camera - Official Canon Video

Canon EOS 7D PDF User Guide / Manual Downloads

Canon EOS 7D PDF User Guide / Manual Downloads
Canon EOS 7D PDF User Guides / Instruction Manuals.

Download: Canon EOS 7D PDF User Guides / Manuals

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13 February 2017

Canon congratulates winner of the World Press Photo of the Year

© Burhan Ozbilici, The Associated Press - Canon congratulates winner of the World Press Photo of the Year
© Burhan Ozbilici, The Associated Press
LONDON, 13 February 2017 – Canon Europe, a leader in imaging solutions, today sends its congratulations to Burhan Ozbilici winner of the World Press Photo of the Year. The winning photograph depicts the shooting of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, at an art gallery in Ankara, Turkey.

The World Press Photo Contest, now in its 60th year, is internationally seen as the world’s most prestigious competition for photojournalists. The judges of the contest, which has been sponsored by Canon since 1992, selected one image out of a total of 80,408 photos submitted by 5,034 professional photographers from 125 countries as the winning Photo of the Year. There were 8 themed categories open for contestants to enter this year.

“We are proud to support the World Press Photo in its 60th year of celebrating the outstanding visual storytelling abilities of photojournalists around the world,” comments Kieran Magee, Director, Professional Imaging, Canon Europe. “Images such as Ozbilici’s are stark reminders of the tough conditions people in this industry face, but also celebrates their bravery in capturing the important stories that need to be told, which is why we have been sponsoring this competition for the past 25 years.”

Burhan Ozbilici captured his winning image on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and EF24‑105mm f/4L IS USM lens. The winning photograph also won first place in the Spot News category. Other category winning entries taken on Canon cameras include:

  • Contemporary Issues category: ‘Taking a stand in Baton Rouge’ shot by Jonathan Bachman with a Canon EOS-1D X and EF16‑35mm f/2.8L II USM lens in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
  • Daily Life category: ‘The Silent Victims of a Forgotten War’ shot by Paula Bronstein, with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Spot News category: ‘Pakistan Bomb Blast’ shot by Jamal Taraqai with a Canon EOS 700D in Quetta, Pakistan
  • General News category: ‘Offensive on Mosul’ shot by Laurent van der Stockt with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II and EF24‑105mm f/4L IS USM lens in Mosul, Iraq
  • Sports News category: ‘Grand National Steeplechase’ shot by Tom Jenkins with a Canon EOS‑1D X and EF24‑70mm f/2.8L II USM lens in Liverpool, Great Britain
  • People category: ‘009-war’ shot by Magnus Wennman with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and TS‑E45mm f/2.8 lens in Debaga refugee camp, Iraq.
  • Nature category: ‘Caretta Caretta Trapped’ shot by Francis Pérez with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and EF15mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain 

As winner of the World Press Photo of the Year, Burhan Ozbilici will receive a cash prize of €10,000 from World Press Photo at an awards ceremony in Amsterdam on 22nd April, 2017. In addition, Canon Europe will award him with a selection of Canon products.

The prize-winning pictures are presented in an exhibition visiting 95 cities in over 45 countries over the course of the year and seen by more than 3.5 million people worldwide. This year’s first 2017 World Press Photo exhibition opens in Amsterdam on 14th April. This year’s exhibition displays will be printed on Canon large-format and Arizona flatbed printers.

In addition, in partnership with World Press Photo a series of lectures entitled “Reflections” will run in cooperation with universities across Europe telling the story of professional photo journalism and the power of photography.

Canon Media Source: Canon Europe

11 February 2017

CP+ 2017 Camera & Photo Imaging Show 23 - 26 Feb 2017 Yokohama

CP+ 2017 Camera & Photo Imaging Show 23 - 26 Feb 2017 Yokohama
CP+ 2017 Camera & Photo Imaging Show

23- 26 February 2017 Yokohama, Japan 

Cp+ 2017Camera & Photo Imaging Show Website
Cp+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show Website

Information of Exhibition
Information of Exhibition

Exhibitions List
Exhibitions List

Pre-Registration for Visitors

Pre-registration for Visitors

New Canon EOS / PowerShot Camera Releases 2017
Its expected that Canon will release new EOS and PowerShot cameras during the event. 


Go here for some of the expected Canon EOS / PowerShot Camara Releases

CP+ 2017 Camera & Photo Imaging Show 23 - 26 Feb 2017 Yokohama

CP+2017 Event Overview: 23 - 26 February 2017 Yokohama Japan

Event titleCP+[siːpiːplʌs] 2017
Event periodThursday, February 23 to Sunday, February 26, 2017
Event time10:00-18:00 (17:00 on the last day)
Press Time (10:00-12:00) on February 23 is only open to VIPs, members of the press, and Press Time invitation holders
VenuePACIFICO YOKOHAMA (Exhibition Hall, Annex Hall, Conference Center)/BankART Studio NYK
OrganizerCamera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA)
SponsorJapan Photo and Video Accessory Association
SupporterMinistry of Economy, Trade and Industry/Japan Tourism Agency/Kanagawa Prefecture/City of Yokohama/Yokohama Chamber of Commerce & Industry/Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Special cooperatorJCII Camera Museum/The Japan Newspaper Museum/Yokohama Museum of Art
CooperatorAll Japan Federation of Commercial Photographic Materials/Camera Journal Press Club/Japan Advertising Photographer's Association/Japan Camera Industry Institute/Japan Electronics Packaging and Circuits Association/Japan Optomechatronics Association/Japan Photo Culture Association/Japan Photo Imaging Association/Japan Photographic Studio Equipment/Japan Professional Photographers Society/JAPAN TELESCOPE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION/Joint PhotoImaging Enterprises Association International/MAGNUM PHOTOS TOKYO/PACIFICO YOKOHAMA/Professional Photographers of Japan/The Division of Photonics An Affiliate of Japan Society of Applied Physics/The Optical Society of Japan (The Japan Society of Applied Physics)/The Photographic Society of Japan/The Society of Photography and Imaging of Japan/Tokyo Press Photographers Association/Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau/Yokohama Photographers Association
Admission¥1,500 (incl. tax) (Free of charge for visitors pre-registered via the official website)
Free admission for disability certificate holders and children of age 12 or younger
  • * Above is the current information

09 February 2017

Canon designs recognized with internationally renowned iF Design Awards 2017

Canon designs recognized with internationally renowned iF Design Awards for 23rd consecutive year
Canon designs recognized with internationally renowned iF Design Awards for 23rd consecutive year

TOKYO, February 9, 2017—Canon Inc. announced today that six Canon product designs were recognized by iF International Forum Design GmbH with prestigious 2017 iF Design Awards.

iF Design Award 2017 (Product) winners

Canon designs recognized with internationally renowned iF Design Awards for 23rd consecutive year


Established in 1953, the iF Design Awards are recognized internationally as one of the most prestigious awards within the field of design, with outstanding industrial designs chosen from all over the world each year. This year 5,575 entries from 59 countries and regions were judged by internationally active design experts across seven disciplines: product, packaging, communication, service design, architecture, interior architecture, and professional concept.

This year marks Canon's 23rd consecutive year of winning iF Design Awards. Encouraged by the recognition of the Company's design excellence, Canon will continue striving to realize products that combine the highest levels of performance and design.

  1. 3rd generation refers to any imageRUNNER ADVANCE-series models released in or after February 2016. The imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5560i was launched in Japan as the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5560 and C5560F.
  2. The i-SENSYS LBP350 series was launched in Japan as the Satera LBP351i and LBP352i, and the i-SENSYS LBP710 series was launched in Japan as the Satera LBP712Ci.
  3. Sales of the XEED 4K500ST have ended. The XEED 4K501ST was launched in Japan as the Power Projector 4K501ST.

Canon Media Source: Canon Global

07 February 2017

Canon EOS DSLR Cameras / EF Lenses at the Big Game in Houston

Canon EOS DSLR Cameras and EF Lenses Touch Down on the Sidelines of the Big Game in Houston
Canon EOS DSLR Cameras and EF Lenses Touch Down on the Sidelines of the Big Game in Houston

MELVILLE, N.Y., February 7, 2017 – On February 5th, top sports photographers from across the country gathered in Houston to cover the Big Game between the teams from New England and Atlanta. With an estimated 75 percent* of the photographers in the Houston stadium using Canon EOS DSLR cameras and EF lenses, Canon’s iconic white lenses filled the sidelines from the opening kickoff to the final whistle. In addition to the EOS DSLR cameras and EF lenses on the sidelines, Canon’s line of HD broadcast lenses were also used extensively to help deliver the game to more than 110 million television viewers.

“It’s an honor to see yet another major sporting event where the country’s most talented and acclaimed sports photographers captured exciting moments with Canon equipment. These images will be seen by millions of people around the world and will forever be etched in sports history. We understand there are many equipment options for professional photographers and Canon is honored to serve these professionals and provide assurances that both our products and support live up to the requirements and expectations of our devoted customers,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc.

A full complement of friendly and knowledgeable staff from the Canon Professional Services (CPS) team, a fixture at major sporting events throughout the year, were on site at the stadium for most of the week leading up to game day providing comprehensive equipment maintenance, extensive equipment loans and expert technical support to the major photo agencies and individual professional (or media) photographers covering the game.

For veteran sports photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Damian Strohmeyer, this was his 30th time covering the big game as a professional, and he was well stocked with Canon cameras and lenses. "Leading up to the game, I always make sure to meet with the Canon Professional Services team to run through my settings and firmware, and ensure that my gear is as ready for the big game as the players are," Strohmeyer said. "During the game, there's so much action that you can't be worried about how your equipment will perform. Depending on where the play is, I need to stay prepared for anything that may happen, with no time to switch lenses. For this reason, I used three EOS-1D X Mark II cameras, equipped with EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, and EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lenses. After the game, I switched to an EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM wide angle lens for post-game reaction shots. Everything performed fabulously, and my images came out looking great!"

Canon Professional Services will be proudly attending to professional photographers at over 30 events this year including major sporting, auto racing, Hollywood, and political events throughout the year.

For more information about CPS: www.cps.usa.canon.com


Canon Media Source: Canon USA
Canon Professional Services

01 February 2017

Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs EOS 7D Specification Comparison

Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs EOS 7D Specification Comparison

Specification Comparison: Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs Canon EOS 7D DSLR

Canon Canon
Features EOS 7D Mark II EOS 7D
Body Type DSLR APS-C DSLR APS-C
Lens Mount EF / EF-S EF / EF - S
Megapixels 20.2 18
Image Processor DIGIG 6 x2 DIGIG 4 x2
Sensor CMOS CMOS
(22.3 x 14.9 mm) (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Display 3" Fixed LCD 3" Fixed LCD
Viewfinder Pentaprism Pentaprism
AF System TTL TTL



AF Points 65 Cross-type 19 Cross-type
ISO 100-16000 100-6400
Shutter Speed 30 - 1/8000 s 30 - 1/8000 s
Continuous Speed 10fps 8fps
Video Full HD 1920 x 1080 Full HD 1920 x 1080
Hotshoe Yes Yes
GPS Yes No
Battery Life 800 shots 800 shots
Battery Type NP-E6 LP-E6
Dimensions 149 x 112 x 78 mm 148 x 111 x 74 mm
Weight 820g (Body) 820g (Body)
In The Box Camera Camera
Lens Cap Lens Cap
Battery Battery
Battery Charger Battery Charger
Neck Strap Neck Strap

Detailed Canon EOS Specifications
Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Canon USA
Canon EOS 7D - Canon USA

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital Camera Body
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Body
Canon EOS 7D Digital Camera Body
Canon EOS 7D Body

Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs Canon EOS 7D DSLR

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Firmware Update: Version 1.1.0

 Canon EOS 7D Mark II Firmware Update, Version 1.1.0

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Firmware Update, Version 1.1.0 Windows / MAC

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Firmware Update, Version 1.1.0 Windows / MAC>>

File Name
eos7d2-v110-win.zip
File Version
1.1.0
File Size
31.68 MB
File Languages
English | Spanish | French | Japanese | Chinese
Post Date
09/08/2016
Download and Installation Instructions
Firmware Version 1.1.0 incorporates the following functional enhancements and improvements:

1. Supports Wi-Fi adapter W-E1.
2. Adds a setting to enable or disable automatic storage of the lens if it is extended out when a gear-driven STM lens*1 is attached, and the power switch is turned to [OFF].
 *1 EF 40mm f/2.8 STM, EF 50mm f/1.8 STM, or EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lenses


Firmware Version 1.1.0 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.0.5. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.1.0, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

When updating the firmware of the camera, please review the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.


Please note:

(1) The firmware cannot be updated when Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 is inserted into the camera. 

(2) EOS 7D Mark II cameras with Firmware Version 1.1.0 require the latest version of EOS Utility and Camera Connect. EOS Utility Version 3.5.0 or later can be downloaded from our Web site.
    Camera Connect 1.3.10 or later can be downloaded from App Store or Google Play.

* Versions of application software that support Firmware Version 1.1.0 of the camera
 EOS Utility 3.5.0 or later
 Camera Connect 1.3.10 or later

* EOS Utility is supported on the following OSes:
 Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7
* Camera Connect is supported on the following OSes:
 iOS 8.4 / 9.3, Android 4.1-4.4 / 5.0-5.1 / 6.0

(3)  Download the latest version of the Instruction Manual which contains information regarding the enhancements provided in this firmware update.

Q&A:
Preparations for a firmware update:

Windows
1. After the downloaded compressed file (.zip file) is extracted, a firmware folder is created.

*Extracting the downloaded file: 
Right-click the zip file, and then select Extract All to extract the file. 

2. The extracted folder contains the firmware (File Name: 7D200110.FIR, File Size: 31,480,736 bytes) and instructions on the firmware update procedures (a PDF file in five languages: Japanese, English, French, Spanish, and Simplified Chinese). 

Before starting the firmware update operations, please confirm the contents of the download, and carefully read through the firmware update procedures.


Q: Please tell me about the changes made in Firmware Version 1.1.0?
A: The following fixes have been included:

1. Supports Wi-Fi adapter W-E1.
2. Adds a setting to enable or disable automatic storage of the lens if it is extended out when a gear-driven STM lens*1 is attached, and the power switch is turned to [OFF].
 *1 EF 40mm f/2.8 STM, EF 50mm f/1.8 STM, or EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lenses

(The following is the history of past firmware updates)

Q: Are the improvements from previous firmware versions included in Firmware Version 1.1.0?
A: Yes, the following improvements from the previous version are included:

(Previous) Version 1.0.5 improvements:

1. Improves AF accuracy when used in combination with the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM lens or EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens.
2. Fixes a phenomenon in which, in very rare cases, the "Peripheral illumination correction" is applied inconsistently.
3. Fixes a phenomenon, in which, while performing an EF lens firmware update, the progress bar displayed on the LCD monitor may freeze at 100% even though the update has been completed.
4. Fixes a processing error in relation to the leap second for the "Geotag information appended to image" and "Log data" GPS functions.
5. Fixes a phenomenon, where at the time of shooting in very rare cases "Err 70" occurs, or the shutter does not release.

Please note:
After updating the firmware, you should reconfirm any AF Microadjustments you may have set for your 
EF 16-35mm f/2.8 USM or EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens.

(Previous) Version 1.0.4 improvements:

1. Fixes a phenomenon whereby the AF does not operate properly at a focal length of about 100 mm when used in combination with an EF 70-200 mm F2.8L IS II USM lens.
2. Fixes a phenomenon in the AI servo AF whereby, in rare cases, a reduction in the flicker effect cannot be obtained when Flicker Reduction is set to "On". 
3. Fixes a phenomenon whereby the Picture Style settings are not reflected properly in custom shooting mode (C1/C2/C3).
4. Fixes a phenomenon whereby, in very rare cases, the shooting date/time in the shooting information of the first picture is not recorded correctly.
5. Fixes a phenomenon whereby, in very rare cases, when brightness or contrast is automatically corrected by the Auto Lighting Optimizer function, there is noise in JPEG images.

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Canon EF Lens Technology - Video
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Triggy: Intervalometer for WiFi enabled Canon DSLRs

Triggy: Intervalometer for WiFi enabled Canon DSLRs
Intervalometer for WiFi enabled Canon DSLRs
Never miss a great time-lapse opportunity again! With this app in your pocket the days of forgetting your intervalometer are over! Or even if you remember it – having a spare one ready is never a bad thing – why not get the extra angle with your other camera?


Triggy on the App Store


Features:

  • Releases your DSLRs shutter with a configurable interval.
  • Optimized for low battery consumption – all-day shoots are no problem!
  • Control and monitor the time-lapse on your Apple Watch.
  • Configurable shutter-sound – monitor that timelapse from another room.
  • Does not disturb the normal usage of you phone – keeps running even if you make or receive phone calls.

Supported Canon EOS Camera Models:

  •  Canon EOS Rebel T6i / 750D
  •  Canon EOS Rebel T6S / 760D
  •  Canon EOS 70D
  •  Canon EOS 7D
  •  Canon EOS 6D
  •  Canon EOS 5D Mark III*
  •  Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

*WiFi Adapter required (EyeFi/FlashAir cards not supported)

If you have a WiFi enabled Canon camera that is not listed here and are interested in getting support for it send us an email at triggy@yellowagents.com and we'll be happy to work with you to get it implemented.


Triggy on the App Store

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Triggy Screen Shots (click image to enlarge)

Triggy: Intervalometer for WiFi enabled Canon DSLRs LookingTriggy: Intervalometer for WiFi enabled Canon DSLRs Connecting


Triggy: Intervalometer for WiFi enabled Canon DSLRs RunningTriggy: Intervalometer for WiFi enabled Canon DSLRs Settings