16 December 2017

New Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT Flash Released

Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT
Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RTNew External Flash Unit Features Wireless Flash Shooting and Compact Size

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 8, 2015 - Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT external flash unit featuring - for the first time in the Canon 430EX series - radio-controlled wireless flash shooting capabilities1 designed to make creative light control more manageable and versatile for photographers of all levels. This third generation Speedlite is a perfect primary flash unit for amateur and advanced amateur photographers looking to create beautiful portraits with Canon digital cameras such as the EOS Rebel T6i, as well as professional photographers looking for a small and lightweight secondary flash.

"Canon is proud to offer outstanding photographic accessories that help enhance a photographer's overall creative experience when shooting with our EOS DSLR cameras," said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "The new Speedlite 430EX III-RT provides photographers with a very responsive flash unit having new wireless capabilities that enable users to create more professional lighting effects than if they were to rely on their camera's pop-up flash alone."

Featuring enhanced functionality and operability over its predecessor (the Canon Speedlite 430EX II), the new Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT features wireless flash shooting via optical or radio transmission (similar to the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT but slave function only), now with shorter recycling time and quicker firing. This multi-functional flash unit makes more advanced flash shooting easy for any photographer with its intuitive, user-friendly operation, abundant bounce and swivel shooting functions and advanced features including a maximum Guide Number of 43/141 at ISO 100 in meters/feet, auto zooming from 24-105mm, Hi-Speed Sync and Second-curtain Sync. In addition, the Speedlite 430EX III-RT has been reduced in size and weight compared to its predecessor.

Featuring another first for the 430EX series of flash units, the Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT also includes an SCF-E2 Color Filter which helps balance color temperature when shooting in incandescent lighting, an SBA-E2 Bounce Adapter that helps soften light while helping suppress shadows, a built-in Catchlight panel, illuminated dot-matrix LCD, new control dial, light distribution options, multi-camera sync shooting, and remote shutter release. Enhanced functions include broader bounce angle range and flash exposure compensation via the new control dial. Also included are two cases - one for the flash and one for the filter and 

adapter.
New Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT Flash dimensions (Image Canon USA)
Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT Flash Dimensions (Image Canon USA)

Pricing and Availability
The new Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT flash is scheduled to be available in September 2015 for an estimated retail price of $299.99*. 

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Canon Media Source: Canon USA

Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT

Photography Book Recommendation: Canon Lenses

Photography Book Recommendation: Canon Lenses 'From Snapshots to Great Shots'
Book Cover: Canon Lenses
Canon Lenses: 'From Snapshots to Great Shots'
By Jerod Foster 2015 (Hard Copy)

For the new Canon EOS DSLR photographer the extensive range of compatible lenses, lens characteristics and various creative applications can be an absolute mind-bending experience.

Acquiring this book made me more aware of not just the broad selection of Canon EF / EF-S lenses, but assisted a great deal in understanding the specific characteristics and [genre] application for the different Canon consumer and professional DSLR lenses.

This book is highly recommended for any [new] Canon EOS APS-C (crop) and / or Full Frame photographer who needs the low-down on Canon's current consumer and professional lenses.

Canon Lenses: Informative Guidance
Canon EF / EF-S lenses are an integral part of the Canon EOS DSLR system and this 250+ page guide book should be of informative value to all current or prospective Canon EOS camera and lens owners (for increasing knowledge and skills of the interchangeable / scalable Canon DSLR photography system).

This well-illustrated book is a great deal more than just assisting the photographer with Canon lens classification and purchasing decisions, but is also a comprehensive guide for understanding Canon's consumer and professional lens range, photography genre application, characteristics, specifications and visual controls. A selection of lens accessories (teleconverters / extension tubes / filters) and best practice techniques are also comprehensively covered.


Canon Lenses: Chapter Contents
  • The Canon Lenses: Top seven considerations 
  • Depth Of Field And Perspective: Using the visual controls of the lens 
  • Ultra-Wides And Wides: Expansive opportunities 
  • Standard Zooms / Prime Lenses: Image-making with the most popular lenses 
  • Telephoto Lenses: The big glass 
  • Specialty Lenses: Macros and tilt-shifts 
  • Accessorizing: Lens add-ons that work 
  • Best Practices: Lens care and tips for making pictures

From the Back Cover
'Beautifully illustrated with large, compelling photos, this book for beginning-to-intermediate digital photographers will help you get the image you want every time you pick up your camera. And once you have that shot, show it off and join the book's flickr group'

Canon Lens Categories (Canon USA)

  • EF-M (for EOS M) 
  • Macro 
  • Standard Zoom 
  • Standard / Medium Telephoto 
  • Super Telephoto 
  • Telephoto Zoom 
  • Tilt-Shift 
  • Ultra-Wide Zoom 
  • Wide-Angle

Photography Book Recommendation: Canon Lenses 'From Snapshots to Great Shots'
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Canon Lenses Cover Images: From Vernon Chalmers Personal Copy

New Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM Lens Released

New Canon EF-S 35MM F/2.8 Macro IS STM Lens
Up Close and Personal: Canon Announces New EF-S 35MM F/2.8 Macro IS STM Lens to Help Explore the Beauty of Macro Photography

New Compact and Lightweight EF-S Macro Lens Opens Up a World of Photographic Possibilities and Helps Capture Close Subjects with Incredible Detail

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 6, 2017 – Compact and lightweight, the new Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM, announced today by Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is the widest-angle Macro offering in Canon’s popular EF-S lens series. The new lens is designed to help both entry-level and advanced amateur DSLR photographers discover the incredible possibilities of macro photography. Capable of capturing close-up subjects with incredible detail, Canon’s new EF-S macro lens is also the first in the series to feature built-in Macro Lites that allow users to control lighting with ease.

“Macro lenses are an amazing way to explore the worlds that exist all around us, and the new Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM lens is the ideal starting point for amateur photographers eager to capture incredible, up-close details on the go,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Whether capturing a delectable dessert or the subtleties of a backyard flower, users will be challenged to find new colors and shapes that turn everyday moments into art.”

The new Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM captures stunning images and is a terrific companion lens for entry-level users eager to expand beyond their existing Canon EOS DSLR kit lens. Capable of shooting as close as 30mm from the end of the lens to the subject, aspiring photographers can get up close to a fruit or flower for an entirely new perspective, while capturing high-quality images with beautiful background blur. Additional technologies built into the new Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM lens include:
Popular 35mm focal length (56mm equivalent) and wide f/2.8 aperture
Hybrid IS system offers up to four stops* of shake correction
Smooth Movie Servo AF with Lead Screw-type STM ensures quiet AF operation
Full-time Manual Focus

New Canon EF-S 35MM F/2.8 Macro IS STM Lens
In a first for the EF-S lens series, the new Canon EF-S 35mm lens sports built-in Macro Lites that allow photographers to carefully arrange macro lighting without using special equipment. With built-in LED lights on each side of the lens, users can create compelling shadows on either side of a subject or adjust intensity to give images a sense of dimension. Once the scene is set, the lens uses superb rendering performance to capture high contrast, sharp images.

While specialized for high magnification photography, the Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM is still a versatile option for day-to-day use, easily capable of capturing portraits, landscapes or snapshots. As the latest addition to the lineup of EF-S lenses, Canon continues its commitment to providing a wide-range of affordable lens options for photographers of all levels.

The Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM lens is scheduled to be available in June 2017 for an estimated retail price of $349.99**. For more information please visit, usa.canon.com.

Canon Media Source: Canon USA

New Canon EF-S 35MM F/2.8 Macro IS STM Lens Released

10 December 2017

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Digital Camera

Canon PowerSHot SX60 HS Super Zoom Digital Camera
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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Digital Camera
The PowerShot SX60 HS camera gives you the reach to capture it all. The camera's astonishing 65x Optical Zoom (21mm-1365mm) Wide-Angle Lens with Optical Image Stabilizer combines tremendous flexibility with portable ease. Capture close-ups, wide shots and everything in between with beautiful quality thanks to a 16.1 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor and Canon's latest DIGIC 6 Image Processor that together create the Canon HS SYSTEM for excellent low-light performance. Advanced technology including Zoom Framing Assist and Intelligent IS help you track and capture clear, steady long shots. Shoot realistic 1080p Full HD video recorded at 60p. USM and VCM technology help ensure fast, silent zooming and focus during recording, and, in a first for a PowerShot model, you can attach an optional external microphone. And quickly share everything you capture: the PowerShot SX60 HS is Wi-Fi® and NFC-enabled with an easy Mobile Device Connect button. Canon USA


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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Features / Brief Specifications
  • 65x Optical Zoom (21-1365mm) 
  • Wide Angle Lens with Optical Image Stabilizer for outstanding optical performance and versatility for both close-ups and wide shots. 
  • 16.1 Megapixel High Sensitivity CMOS Sensor combined with the DIGIC 6 Image Processor 
  • Canon HS SYSTEM, which helps to provide excellent low-light performance. 
  • 1080p/60p Full HD video in MP4 format 
  • USM and VCM 
  • External microphone input capability. 
  • Wi-Fi® connectivity, built-in NFC (Near Field Communication). 
  • Intelligent IS 
  • Zoom Framing Assist 
  • High Speed AF 
  • Continuous shooting speeds of up to 6.4 fps 
  • 3.0-inch Vari-angle LCD with 922,000 dots 
  • Electronic Viewfinder with 922,000 dots. 

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New Canon EOS / PowerShot Cameras Launched 2017

01 December 2017

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Download the new Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR PDF Product Brochure


Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II
Canon’s amazing PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera features 
a huge 1.5" CMOS sensor that combines with a bright and 
sophisticated Canon zoom lens. Compatible with a number 
of EOS accessories including flashes and a dedicated EVF, 
it’s a powerful compact camera that handles most of any 
photographic situation it encounters.

Canon PowerShot G7 X 
The PowerShot G7 X is a premium high-performance 
camera that puts impressive capabilities into a compact 
body. Its 1.0" CMOS sensor works in concert with a brand 
new 4.2x Optical Zoom lens with EF heritage, and offers 
intuitive manual controls that make the PowerShot G7 X 
an ideal accompaniment to DSLR users.

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Canon unveils PowerShot G7 X Mark II Software Development Kit

Canon unveils PowerShot G7 X Mark II Software Development Kit
Canon unveils PowerShot G7 X Mark II Software Development Kit; enabling developers to build low cost, compact photo solutions

London, UK, 19 April 2017 – Canon Europe, world leader in imaging solutions, today announces the release of a Software Development Kit (SDK) for the PowerShot G7 X Mark II, a powerful compact camera with outstanding image quality¹. Following feedback from Canon’s community of software developers, the SDK allows users to control major functions of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II, such as zoom and exposure; perfect for the likes of ID photograph booths, 3D scanning or medical research.

The SDK is available free of charge to members of the Canon Digital Imaging Developer Programme. Through its online hub, the programme provides development tools for third party software companies wishing to integrate Canon's products into their own solutions.

The SDK is compatible with Windows and Mac OS X and is available now across EMEA under a non-technical/non-warranty policy. For more information, please visit Canon’s Digital Imaging Developer Program: http://www.didp.canon-europa.com/

¹ To ensure compatibility with the SDK, the PowerShot G7 X Mark II will require a firmware update which is included in the SDK package.

Canon Media Source: Canon Europe

Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT User Guide / Manual Downloads

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Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash PDF User Guides / Instruction Manuals.

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Future Firmware Plan for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

From Canon USA:  Future Firmware Plan for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Future Firmware Plan for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
We would like to inform you that release of firmware to enhance functions of the EOS 5D Mark IV, which was originally scheduled for November 29 at the same timing as the firmware updates for six other models has been postponed until late February 2018 for reasons related to firmware preparation:

  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Firmware Ver.1.1.4
  • Canon EOS-1D X Firmware Ver.2.1.0
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Ver.1.3.5
  • Canon EOS 5DS Firmware Ver.1.1.2 
  • Canon EOS 5DS R Firmware Ver.1.1.2
  • Canon EOS 6D Firmware Ver. 1.1.8

We would like to offer our sincere apologies to users of this product who have been inconvenienced.

In the firmware to enhance functions of the EOS 5D Mark IV, we are planning to incorporate the following enhancements:
  • Support will be added for chromatic aberration correction, peripheral illumination correction, distortion correction, and Digital Lens Optimizer when using Digital Photo Professional to process RAW images captured with the following TS-E lenses: TS-E 17mm f/4L, TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II, TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO, or TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO.
  • Support will be added to fix a phenomenon* in which standard exposure may not be obtained, or an irregular exposure may result, when Silent LV (Live View) shooting with the following TS-E lenses: TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO, or TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO.
  • Support for Exif 2.31 will be added.

*This phenomenon occurs when tilt or shift is applied on a TS-E lens (TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO, or TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO) during LV shooting when Silent LV shooting is set (set to Mode 1 or Mode 2 on the menu). For this reason, until the firmware update, when performing viewfinder shooting or LV shooting, please shoot with the Silent LV shooting set to [Disable].

Canon Firmware Source: Canon USA

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