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 Monday, August 29, 2016
Canon has extended their previous instant rebate program through October 1 with a few minor changes (mostly positive).
 
Gear Added to the Instant Rebate Program
 
  • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM ($200.00)
  • Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT ($50.00)
  • Canon Speedlite 270EX II ($30.00)
  • Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX ($60.00)
  • Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II ($50.00)
Lens Rebates which Increased by $50.00
 
  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
  • Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro
Lenses No Longer Qualifying for Instant Rebates*
 
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
* While these lenses do not qualify for instant rebates, they do qualfiy for mail-in rebates (see below).
 
As usual, the DSLR rebates vary depending on whether or not you get a bundled lens, Video Creator Kit or Connect Station CS100. Note that the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II Premium Kit is still discounted by $300.00, but it's not actually listed in the rebate documents I found. Also not listed is the Canon EOS 1D X's $700.00 instant savings. Therefore, we're not sure just how long these discount will last (although the 1D X's discount will likely remain until stock is depleted).
 
Canon Instant Rebates
 
ModelRebate Amount
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Buy$300.00
Canon EOS 5Ds Buy$200.00
Canon EOS 5Ds R Buy$200.00
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Buy$200.00
Canon EOS 6D Buy$200.00
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Buy$300.00
Canon EOS 80D Buy$100.00 - $500.00
Canon EOS 70D Buy$200.00 - $450.00
Canon EOS Rebel T6s / 760D Buy$150.00 - $300.00
Canon EOS Rebel T6i / 750D Buy$150.00 - $350.00
Canon EOS Rebel T5i / 700D Buy$150.00 - $300.00
Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Buy$50.00 - $200.00
Canon EOS Rebel T5 / 1200D Buy$150.00 - $300.00
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 / 100D Buy$150.00 - $350.00
Canon EOS M3 Buy$200.00 - $550.00
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Buy$20.00
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Buy$70.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens Buy$70.00
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash Buy$50.00
Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT Flash Buy$50.00
Canon Speedlite 270EX II Flash Buy$30.00
Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Flash Buy$60.00
Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II Flash Buy$50.00

In addition to the instant rebates found above, Canon is also offering mail-in rebates on a huge selection of lenses when qualifying DSLRs are purchased at the same time.
 
Qualifying DSLRs
 
Available Mail-In Rebates
 
LensMail-in
Rebate
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM $100.00
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM $25.00
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM $25.00
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM $100.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM $100.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM $100.00
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM $100.00
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM $25.00
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM $50.00
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS $25.00
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM $100.00
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM $100.00
Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM $25.00
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM $100.00
Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM $100.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM $100.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM $100.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM $100.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM $100.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM $25.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM $50.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM $100.00
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM $100.00
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x $100.00
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM $100.00
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L $100.00
Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM $25.00
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM $100.00
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM $25.00
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II $100.00
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM $25.00
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM $25.00
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM $100.00
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM $100.00
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM $25.00
Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 $25.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM $100.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM $50.00
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM $50.00
Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo $25.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM $100.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM $50.00
Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 $25.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM $25.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM $100.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM $25.00
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM $100.00
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM $100.00
Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM $100.00
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM $100.00
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM $100.00
Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM $25.00
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM $100.00
Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM $100.00
Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM $100.00
Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM $100.00
Canon Extender EF 1.4x III $25.00
Canon Extender EF 2x III $25.00

Buying a qualifying DSLR with a lens listed above will usually result in doubling the instant savings (if it qualifies for both), making this one of the best times for considering gear upgrades or additions. As always, please use the site's links to support the our efforts!
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Post Date: 8/29/2016 7:14:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, August 26, 2016
The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV owner's manual is now available for download. (thanks David)
 
676 pages of educational/leisure reading for the weekend!
 
If you have not already done so, preorder the new Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and other new gear here.
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Post Date: 8/26/2016 4:05:36 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The arrival of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV has sparked an upgrade interest for many DSLR owners. For those currently shooting with a 5D Mark II or III, the upgrade path is reasonably clear (although the 5Ds and 5Ds R still deserve consideration); however, if a photographer is currently using a Rebel-series or xxD model, there are still reasons to consider the very capable EOS 5D Mark III as one's upgrade of choice.
 
Let's look at some of the major differences between the 5D Mark IV and 5D Mark III:
 
5D Mark IV5D Mark III
Resolution30.4M22.3M
ISO Speed100–32000 (L: 50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400)100–25600 (L: 50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400)
Focus Points61 points (41 cross-type points, 61 points at f/8)
Vertically expanded AF area
61 points (41 cross-type points, central single point at f/8)
Metering RangeEV -3 – 18EV -2 – 18
Sensor AFDual Pixel CMOS AFContrast AF
MirrorMotor-drivenSpring-driven
Auto Exposure SensorApprox. 150,000 RGB + IR metering sensor with Anti-Flicker timingIFCL Metering System with 63-zone dual-layering metering sensor
Continuous ShootingApprox. 7fpsApprox. 6fps
Video Recording[4K] 4096 x 2160: 30p
[Full HD MOV] 1920 x 1080: 60p
[Full HD MP4] 1920 x 1080: 60p
[HD] 1280 x 720: 120p
(High frame rate movie: without sound)
[Full HD] 1920 x 1080: 30p
[HD] 1280 x 720: 60p
[SD] 640 x 480: 30p
Video Compression[4K] Motion JPEG
[Full HD / HD MOV / MP4] MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
Video ISO Speed[Full HD] 100–25600 (H2: 102400)
[4K] 100–12800 (H2: 102400)
[Full HD] 100–12800 (H: 25600)
4K Screen GrabYesN/A
LCD MonitorTouch panel 3.2-inch (3:2) / 1,620,000 dots3.2-inch (3:2) / 1,040,000 dots
USB3.02.0
Wi-Fi / NFC / GPSBuilt-inGPS / Wi-Fi via accessories

Here is the full EOS 5D Mark IV vs. 5D Mark III specifications comparison.
 
The increase in resolution is a big one – the difference is noticeable. The increase in the base ISO setting range will not likely make the differentiation list for most, but improvements in high ISO noise levels will. A frequently asked question is if I'm disappointed that the 5D IV noise improvements were not more noticeable. My answer has been "No". I'm generally an optimistic realist and I know that increasing resolution this much makes controling noise at the pixel level more challenging. When compared at the pixel level, the 5D Mark IV shows slightly less noise than the 5D Mark III. Downsize the 5D Mark IV image to 5D Mark III dimension and the 5D Mark IV shows a considerably advantage in regards to noise. As a rough generalization, you can have lower noise or you can have higher resolution. A higher resolution camera gives you the option of both.
 
The 5D IV's new AF system is a significant differentiator, especially in low light and when f/8 max aperture lenses are being used. Few are going to complain about an increased frame rate.
 
Dual Pixel AF is a game changer for video and the improved video capabilities, including 4k capture, must be considered. As this will be a popular camera for wedding photographers, the flicker-avoidance capabilities are going to be highly valued by some. I photographed two under-the-lights soccer matches at different stadiums soon after the 5D Mark IV arrived. The difference this technology makes in the results is anything but subtle.
 
Those who need Wi-Fi, NFC and/or GPS capabilities are going to strongly favor the 5D IV's built-in features. Not included in the above list is the 5D Mark IV's Dual Pixel RAW capabilities. While we see this as a good feature and its benefits are ... subtle and the resulting 2x file sizes must be considered.
 
Clear is that the 5D Mark IV is the better camera. The question is whether or not the 5D IV is worth the additional cost over the 5D Mark III, or the upgrade expense for those coming from the 5D Mark III. If any of the 5D IV's upgraded features are "must-have's," then there really isn't any choice. But what about customers without such demanding requirements? What is important here is the incremental value of those differentiating factors and whether or not the 5D IV investment is worth the price difference to a potential camera buyer.
 
The EOS 5D Mark III is a solid camera. It has been used and loved by a huge number of photographers (including me for years) and it remains a solid upgrade from many other cameras. Its low noise full frame sensor image quality alone differentiates it from all of the APS-C models.
 
Put succinctly, the primary benefit of purchasing a 5D Mark III over a 5D Mark IV is lower price. The 5D Mark IV will likely be selling at its introductory price for quite some time. However, the 5D III currently sells for $900.00 less for a new/retail model with Canon USA instant savings applied. And if you're willing to purchase a Canon-refurbished model (these are like new), you can save even more.
 
In short, if you want a solid, versatile full-frame body at a bargain price, get the 5D Mark III. If you want/need the latest and greatest features, some being significant, get the 5D Mark IV. If upgrading to a 5D-series camera from any of the APS-C models, you won't likely be disappointed either way.
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Post Date: 8/26/2016 7:13:29 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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Post Date: 8/26/2016 6:32:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, August 25, 2016
Live Now: B&H is hosting a live panel discussion on the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV announcement starting at 2pm ET today. Guests include:
 
  • Ken Sklute - Explorer of Light
  • Denis Reggie - Wedding Photographer, Explorer of Light
  • Larry Becker - Canon and Kelby Advisor
  • Brent Ramsey - Canon Technical Advisor
  • Rudy Winston - Canon Technical Advisor
B&H carries the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II.
 
Update: B&H will be giving away one Canon EOS 5D Mark IV to a lucky customer who preorders during the live broadcast.
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Category: B&H News
Post Date: 8/25/2016 12:59:08 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R users who have longed for a quick and simple way to add Wi-Fi capability to their cameras, rejoice! Canon is introducing a new and affordable way to enable wireless connectivity to compatible mobile devices, and even communicate with Windows or Mac computers — the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1.
 
This wireless adapter is going to open up new possibilities to users of these cameras — from casual shooters to working professionals. Being able to quickly view and store your DSLR images on a mobile device makes it easier to share images you’ve just taken with family members, friends, or even professional clients.
 
This device will be available separately as an optional accessory for owners of any of the above-mentioned EOS camera models. And from Fall 2016 onward, the EOS 7D Mark II will be sold with this Wi-Fi Adapter included in the box. We’ll go into detail about that below. First, some basics about this new Wi-Fi unit.
Read the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center
 
B&H has the Canon W-E1 Wi-Fi Adapter available for preorder.
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Post Date: 8/25/2016 10:55:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
Based on feedback from large photo organizations, news photojournalists, and so on, Canon has delivered a significant firmware upgrade for the EOS-1D X Mark II camera. Firmware upgrade version 1.1 clearly targets professional users and organizations, but as you’ll see, some of these features may be useful to individual working pros or even serious photography enthusiasts. We’ll examine what’s new in this firmware upgrade in this article.
 
In a nutshell: what’s new and different?
 
This new upgrade (version 1.1) addresses specific issues that professional news and photojournalism organizations have brought to Canon’s attention — we understand that not all of these will be important in more ordinary, everyday use to individual photographers. That said, the changes and new features that this firmware adds to the EOS-1D X Mark II camera are the ability to:
 
  • Install up to 39 items of IPTC information into the camera, and to add data (or deliberately not apply it) to images you take
  • Add set-up information for up to 40 new Wi-Fi networks to a memory card, and load that data as a full set of possible Wi-Fi networks to select from for connection
  • Transfer only “protected” images via Wi-Fi
  • Retain GPS position data: Continue to apply last known GPS location information to images subsequently taken, even if GPS connection is lost (photographer went inside a building, etc.)
  • Change LCD color tone (four pre-defined settings), to either approximate display from other cameras you’re working with, or to shift color tone based on ambient lighting as the LCD monitor is being used
Keep in mind that the EOS-1D X Mark II differs from other Canon EOS models in that it not only permits network communication and transfer of images via Wi-Fi (using the optional WFT-E8A or WFT-E6A wireless file transmitters), but also via wired ethernet connection — there’s a dedicated ethernet port on the camera for this purpose. This allows similar network connectivity, but without some of the variables users can encounter on-location with Wi-Fi transmission. Firmware v. 1.1 doesn’t change this; we only want to remind users of it here.
Read the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
 
Note: The firmware is not yet availble for download on Canon USA's website.
 
B&H carries the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II.
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Post Date: 8/25/2016 10:29:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Canon Digital Learning Center has added a couple of in-depth articles highlighting new features in the EOS 5D Mark IV:
 
I found the Dual Pixel RAW information especially intriguing. [Sean]
 
B&H has the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV available for preorder. Click here for all the latest preorder links.
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Post Date: 8/25/2016 9:12:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Japan has posted official sample pictures for the EOS 5D Mark IV. [thanks Paul]
 
You might also want to check out Canon USA's 5D Mark IV dedicated site for more details on this versatile new body.
 
B&H has the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV available for preorder. Click here for all the latest preorder links.
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Post Date: 8/25/2016 5:45:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
As we anxiously await the arrival of the awesome just-announced Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and L lenses, I am assembling my expectations for the new gear along with a lot of product information, images and comparisons. There remains much work to be done here, but there is a lot of information on these pages already.
 
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens
 
Please note: these pages will be updated rapidly as new information becomes available and/or clarifications are made.
 
Important: Using this site's links to place your preorders provides the support we need to keep this site maintained. Thanks for that!
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Post Date: 8/25/2016 2:30:25 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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Post Date: 8/25/2016 2:22:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Preorders for newly announced gear can be found below. We expect the high demand for a lot of this gear, so preorder now to ensure your order ships when stock hits the shelves.
 
Preorders
 
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Body – B&H | Adorama | Amazon | Wex Photographic
 
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens – B&H | Adorama | Amazon
 
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with 24-70 f/4L IS USM Lens – B&H | Adorama | Amazon
 
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens – B&H | Adorama | Amazon | Wex Photographic
 
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens – B&H | Adorama | Amazon | Wex Photographic
 
Canon Battery Grip BG-E20 – B&H | Adorama | Amazon
 
Canon Rain Cover ERC-E5L (Large) – B&H | Adorama | Amazon
 
Canon Rain Cover ERC-E5M (Medium) – B&H | Adorama | Amazon
 
Canon Rain Cover ERC-E5S (Small) – B&H | Adorama | Amazon
 
Canon Protecting Cloth PC-E1 – B&H | Adorama | Amazon
 
Canon Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 – B&H | Adorama | Wex Photographic
 
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Body with W-E1 – B&H | Adorama
 
Canon EOS 7D Mark II + 18-135 IS STM & W-E1 – B&H | Adorama
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Category: Preorders
Post Date: 8/25/2016 1:16:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
 
Developed for Professional Wedding, Portrait, and Nature/Wildlife Photographers as well as Filmmakers, the EOS 5D Mark IV Delivers Excellent Image Quality and 4K Video Recording
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., August 25, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce the EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera, the next generation of the popular and versatile 5D series of Canon professional DSLR cameras. Building on this legendary legacy, the EOS 5D Mark IV propels the series forward with a fusion of features and enhancements targeted to please even the most discerning creative eyes. The camera's 30.4 megapixel 35mm Full Frame Canon CMOS sensor offers stunning image quality while the DIGIC 6+ Image Processor delivers 4K 30P video and up to and seven frames per second (fps) continuous shooting. To make video shooting even easier, the camera also features Canon's propriety Dual Pixel CMOS AF, even when shooting 4K to help ensure sharp focus and subject tracking.
 
In addition, Canon is also introducing two new L-series EF lenses – the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Standard Zoom Lens– offering fantastic edge-to-edge sharpness across the imaging plane, as well as improved durability and performance.
 
"Canon's EOS 5D series of DSLR cameras has a history of being at the forefront of still and video innovation. And today, we add to this family of cameras the EOS 5D Mark IV– the first in our 5D series to offer 4K video and built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity," said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "In developing this new DSLR camera, we listened to the requests of current EOS users to create for them a modern, versatile camera designed to help them create and share beautiful still and video imagery."
 
"Outdoor photographers will really appreciate the new EOS 5D Mark IV, as it offers more resolution, better detail in the shadows, and improved speeds in autofocus and frame rate," reported acclaimed nature photographer and Canon Explorer of Light George Lepp. "With the fabulous resolution of 4K video and the ability to make beautiful prints from a frame of that video as an added bonus, this camera sets a new mid-range standard for nature photography."
 
EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera Specifications:
 
  • New 30.4 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor for versatile shooting in nearly any light, with ISO range 100–32,000; expandable up to 50–102,400.
  • 4K Motion JPEG video (DCI cinema-type 4096 x 2160) at 30p or 24p; in-camera still frame grab of 4K 8.8-Megapixel images; multiple video options include Full HD up to 60p, and HD up to 120p.
  • Superb Dual Pixel CMOS AF for responsive and smooth AF during video or Live View shooting; LCD monitor has full touch-screen interface, including selection of AF area.
  • Excellent performance — up to 7.0 fps continuous shooting speed with high performance DIGIC 6+ Image Processor for improved speed and excellent image quality.
  • 61 AF points with expanded vertical coverage with 41 cross-points, and AF possible at all 61 AF points with many lens + extender combinations effective at f/8.
  • 150,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor helps provide precise exposure metering, helps detect flickering lights and allows for enhanced scene recognition and face detection capabilities.
  • Dual Pixel RAW***, in-camera Digital Lens Optimizer during JPEG shooting and Diffraction Correction technologies.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity provide easy sharing to compatible smart devices, select social media sites and the Canon Connect Station CS100 device.
  • Built-in GPS provides geotag information including auto time syncing with Universal Time Code (UTC) via satellites.
"I have owned every camera in the 5D line, so the new EOS 5D Mark IV feels like an old friend in my hands, only better" exclaimed renowned wedding photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Clay Blackmore. "It has everything a professional photographer needs to create outstanding, quality images every time. Between its ability with still images and video capture, it is the complete package and—in my opinion—the best wedding camera on the planet."
 
"When working with macro beauty photography, I need fast and precise autofocus. With each breath of the subject I need to be able to check the exact placement of focus, whether on the tips of the eyelashes, the pupils or other detail of her face. The EOS 5D Mark IV gave me exactly the speed and precision required to capture the detail and stunning color that is a signature of my beauty work," remarked celebrated fashion and beauty photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Lindsay Adler. "I'm always looking for ways to create visuals that help me stand out from the competition. Cinemagraphs, also known as 'living images,' allow me to combine still frames and video to create captivating images. Because of the EOS 5D Mark IV's 4K and slow motion capabilities, I now have the ability to create high quality and visually compelling cinemagraphs without having to invest in an expensive cinema camera!"
 
The Next Generation of EOS 5D Cameras
 
In addition to the new Full Frame sensor, the new EOS 5D Mark IV includes a 61-point High-Density Reticular AF II system, similar to the one found in the flagship EOS-1D X Mark II, with all AF points selectable by the user (and up to 41 cross-type points depending on the lens in use). The AF system, improved over previous Canon 5D series models, includes expanded coverage across the frame that supports AF at maximum apertures up to f/8 with all 61 points for high-precision autofocus even when using EF super-telephoto lenses with an EF extender. Standard ISO range for the EOS 5D Mark IV is ISO 100-32,000 and is expandable to 50-102,400.
 
The EOS 5D Mark IV also introduces a new 150,000 pixel RGB+IR metering sensor with enhanced precision and performance compared to its predecessor, improving upon facial recognition and tracking as well as nature and sports scenes with fast-moving action. AF sensitivity in low light is EV-3 and EV-4 when in Live View mode. The EOS Scene Detection System can detect and compensate for flickering light sources that are often used in gymnasiums and swimming pools. When enabled, this anti-flicker system automatically adjusts shutter release timing to help reduce disparities in exposure and color especially during continuous burst shooting.
 
Following the groundbreaking video recording capabilities introduced in the EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 5D Mark III, the EOS 5D Mark IV takes the next leap forward offering DCI 4K video recording. Adding to the versatility of capturing 4K video, is Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF. This proven autofocus system allows for continuous focus tracking of subjects, and can be customized by the user for optimal performance. Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology not only enhances 4K video recording, but also helps create crisp focus for 4K Frame Grab extraction of 8.8 megapixel still JPEG images, all done in camera.
 
Mobile Connectivity
 
For the first time in an EOS 5D series DSLR camera, the EOS 5D Mark IV features built-in Wi-Fi and Near-Field Communication (NFC) providing for the easy transfer of images and MP4 movies to compatible mobile devices, as well remote shooting when using the Canon Camera Connect App. The EOS 5D Mark IV also includes a built-in GPS receiver with compass for precise geo-tagged information of latitude, longitude, and elevation. This is especially valuable to wildlife photographers and photojournalists who need to track their locations, as well as providing sports and wedding photographers the ability to sync a multiple-camera setup with extreme accuracy and precision. The camera's built-in GPS can also be used to sync the camera's time to the atomic clock, an invaluable feature when multiple photographers are covering the same event.
 
Pricing and Availability
 
The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR is currently scheduled to be available in early September 2016 for an estimated retail price of $3,499.00 for the body only. It will also be sold as part of body-and-lens kits with the EF24-70mm f/4L lens ($4,399.00, scheduled to be available early September) and the EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens ($4,599.00, scheduled to be available late October) .
 
For an exclusive, hands-on preview, the camera will be available at the customer support centers shown below. Visitors can experience the camera firsthand while Canon technical experts demonstrate new product features, answer questions, and spotlight the benefits of Canon products and service.
 
New Canon EF Lenses and EOS Accessories
 
In addition to the new EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR, Canon is also introducing two EF-Series L-series lenses as well as a variety of EOS accessories. The new EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens features a large diameter GMO dual surface aspherical lens and ground aspherical lens, f/2.8 aperture throughout the entire zoom range, fluorine coating, improved durability and is dust and water resistant. The new EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Standard Zoom lens features an improved four-stop image stabilization as well as ghosting and flare reduction with air sphere coating. The Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens is scheduled to be available late in October for an estimated retail price of $2,199.00 and the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Standard Zoom Lens is scheduled to be available in late October for an estimated retail price of $1,099.00.
 
Additional EOS accessories include the Canon Battery Grip BG-E20, Canon Rain Cover ERC-E5S/E5M/E5L and Canon Protecting Cloth PC-E1.
 
Preorders*
 
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Body – B&H | Adorama | Amazon | Wex Photographic
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens – B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with 24-70 f/4L IS USM Lens – B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens – B&H | Adorama | Amazon | Wex Photographic
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens – B&H | Adorama | Amazon | Wex Photographic
Canon Battery Grip BG-E20 – B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon Rain Cover ERC-E5L (Large) – B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon Rain Cover ERC-E5M (Medium) – B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon Rain Cover ERC-E5S (Small) – B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon Protecting Cloth PC-E1 – B&H | Adorama | Amazon
 
* Links will be filled in once they become available. Note that the BG-E20 battery grip is listed at a significantly lower price at B&H ($349.00 vs $490.00 at Adorama/Amazon).
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/25/2016 12:44:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
 
New Bundle Also Includes Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., August 25, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the new Canon EOS 7D Mark II Kit, featuring the new SD card-sized Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1. This new Wi-Fi adapter, when placed in the camera's SD card slot, provides the EOS 7D Mark II with Wi-Fi capabilitiesi like easy transferring of images and MP4 videos as well as use of the Canon Camera Connect App for remote capture of still images via a compatible smartphone or tablet.ii
 
The Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 will be sold with the EOS 7D Mark II body as well as sold separately, and can also be used with the EOS 5DS and 5DS R as well as previously purchased EOS 7D Mark II camerasiii. When used with EOS 5DS and 5DS R cameras, the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 functionality is limited to the transfer of still images only. The W-E1 will support 802.11 b, g and n using the 2.4 GHz band.
 
Additionally, for the first time the EOS 7D Mark II camera will be conveniently bundled with the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens. This lens has been optimized for high-speed autofocusing when shooting stills and quiet and smooth zoom when shooting video. This is the first Canon lens equipped with Nano USM technology providing high-speed autofocus for shooting stills and silent, smooth autofocus when shooting video. The Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens also provides up to four stops of optical image stabilization.
 
The new Canon EOS 7D Mark II Lens Kit is currently scheduled to be available in October 2016 for an estimated retail price of $2,449.00*, with the body-only version also currently scheduled to be available in October 2016 for an estimated retail price of $1,849*. The Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 is scheduled to be available in early September 2016 for an estimated retail price of $50.00*. A firmware update to enable compatibility with the W-E1 for previously purchased cameras is currently scheduled to be available in early September 2016 for the EOS 7D Mark II camera and November 2016 for the EOS 5DS and 5DS R cameras.
 
Preorders:*
 
Canon Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 – B&H | Adorama | Wex Photographic
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Body with W-E1 – B&H | Adorama
Canon EOS 7D Mark II + 18-135 IS STM & W-E1 – B&H | Adorama
 
* Links will be filled in once they become available.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/25/2016 12:15:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, August 24, 2016
From Digital Imaging Reporter:
 
August 23, 2016—Upper Saddle River, NJ—Manfrotto Distribution Inc., Lino Manfrotto +Co S.p.A., Mamiya America Corporation (MAC Group) and Benro Precision Industrial Co., Ltd., announced that they have resolved Manfrotto’s patent infringement lawsuit.
 
The lawsuit had been pending in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
 
Manfrotto and Lino Manfrotto had sued both MAC Group and Benro. They contended that Benro’s GoClassic and GoTravel tripods infringe Manfrotto’s U.S. Patent No. 6,164,843. That patent is for a photographic tripod providing support in various axes.
 
Consequently, MAC Group and Benro denied that their tripod products infringe the patent. Additionally, they countered that the Manfrotto patent was itself invalid.
 
Manfrotto is dismissing the litigation with prejudice. As a result, Benro and MAC Group have agreed not to import or sell the accused product in the United States until the expiration of the ’843 patent. The patent will expire on November 12, 2018. The terms of the settlement are otherwise confidential.
 
B&H carries Manfrotto and Benro tripods.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 8/24/2016 2:04:27 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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