New Lenses from Canon

EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM

EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM

In addition to the EOS 7D Mark II, Canon announced three new lenses. The EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM, the EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM. The EF 400mm f/4 II weighs half of what its EF 400mm f/2.8L counterpart does, and claims four additional stops of shutter speed thanks to Canon’s optical image stabilization.

The EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM also claims four additional stops of shutter speed. Canon calls the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 the slimmest and lightest EF-S lens the company has ever produced. Like the 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 it includes a stepping motor for quiet autofocus performance.

The EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM will be available in November for $6899. Also available in November, the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM will cost $149.99. The EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM will be available in December for $599.99.

Just Announced – Canon 7D Mark II

The long awaited successor to the Canon 7D was just announced at Photokina. The EOS 7D Mark II features a 20.2MP APS-C sensor, increased from the 7D’s 18MP. It also uses the next-generation Dual Pixel AF, 65 all cross-type points, as well as shoots at 10 fps burst shooting rate.

Also included is 1080/60p HD video recording and a new 150,000-pixel RGB+IR 252-zone metering sensor. ANd like the original, has a pop-up built-in flash.

The Canon EOS 7D Mark II will be available in November body-only for $1799. Bundled with an EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM it will cost $2149.

Product Advisory for Canon 5D Mark III

Canon has released a product advisory for some Canon 5D Mark III’s. They state : “In extremely dark environments, if the LCD panel illuminates, the displayed exposure value may change. However, based on the results of extensive testing this change in exposure value will not noticeably affect the captured image.

This does not affect all the Mark III’s. Check the link below to see the affected models.


All New Canon Digital Photo Professional Software

Canon has launched Digital Photo Professional (DPP) 4.0, the first major overhaul of Canon’s RAW processing software since its launch. The latest version of DPP has been updated with a number of key changes to satisfy the most demanding of digital photographers.

Canon software engineers – having the unique advantage of being able to directly harness the power of the Canon sensors, DIGIC processors and lenses – have made the all-new Digital Photo Professional 4.0 a much faster, more dynamic, linear and feature-packed image editing software solution, thanks to the ability to fully utilize 64-bit architecture. The latest version of DPP has been designed and developed from the ground up, tailored to the workflows of professional and high-end amateurs to help them realize the key EOS System concepts of speed, ease of use and high image quality.

New, improved Canon algorithms have been optimized to make the most of the wealth of information delivered by the camera sensors, while productivity has been increased thanks to improved speed of RAW image display and developing that makes real-time image adjustment a reality.

Features :

  • Faster, real-time adjustments.
  • Improved RAW file workflow.
  • Better, more approachable user interfaces.
  • Compatible with 64-bit native environments.
  • Color adjustments for specific color gamuts.
  • Improved highlight recovery provides expanded tonality.
  • Improved shadow recovery function.
  • Support for movie playback.
  • Auto Lighting Optimizer can be applied to JPEG images.
  • Better integration with EOS Utility.

More info :

White Body, New Lenses from Canon

Canon is making available to US customers a white EOS Rebel SL1. Previously available only in Europe, you can now have a matching EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 STM lens along with this compact DSLR. The white EOS Rebel SL1 with kit lens will be available in June for $749.

EF 16-35mm F4L IS USM (left), EF-S 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 IS STM (right)

Canon has also officially announced a pair of new lenses. First is the EF 16-35mm F4L IS USM, an image-stabilised wide angle zoom for full frame SLRs. The IS system offers 4 stops of shake reduction according to CIPA standards.

Also announced is an EF-S 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 IS STM wide angle zoom for APS-C SLRs, which gives a 16-29mm equivalent range. The 10-18mm is smaller, lighter and less expensive than the existing 10-22mm lens, and its stepping motor allows for fast and silent focusing while recording video.

The two lenses will be available next month for $1199 and $299, respectively.