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 Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Canon Celebrates Production of 90 Million EF Interchangeable Lenses
MELVILLE, N.Y., May 29, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced its parent company, Canon Inc., has reached a new lens-manufacturing milestone with the production of its 90-millionth EF-series interchangeable lens for EOS cameras. Canon turned out its 90-millionth lens, an EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM (released in September 2012), on May 23, 2013.
 
The production of interchangeable EF lenses for Canon EOS-series AF (autofocus) single-lens reflex film cameras began in 1987 at the Company's Utsunomiya Plant. Since that time, supported by a wide range of users, demand has steadily increased and production has expanded. Today, Canon produces EF lenses at four of the Company's manufacturing bases, including Canon Inc., Taiwan; Canon Opto (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.; and Oita Canon Inc. in southern Japan.
 
EF lens production surpassed the 10-million-unit mark in 1995, doubled to 20 million lenses in 2001, and went on to reach 30 million units in 2006 and 40 million units in 2008. Afterward, due to the rapid spread of EOS digital SLR cameras, production of EF lenses gained further momentum, crossing the 50-million-unit threshold in 2009, reaching 60 million units in January 2011, and hitting the 70-million-unit mark in October of the same year. In August 2012, lens production reached 80 million units and now, a little over nine months later, the company commemorates its latest manufacturing milestone of 90 million lenses.
 
Canon's proprietary EF lenses, launched in March 1987 along with the EOS SLR camera system, have continued to evolve since their introduction, leading the industry through the incorporation of a wide range of innovative technologies, including the Ultrasonic Motor (USM), Image Stabilizer (IS) technology, a multi-layered diffractive optical (DO) element, and Subwavelength Structure Coating (SWC) anti-reflection technology.
 
With the introduction in May this year of the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x, super-telephoto zoom lens with a built-in 1.4x extender that makes possible a 200-560 mm focal length range, along with EF Cinema Lenses for digital cinematography, Canon's extensive EF lens-series lineup now comprises a total of 84 models.
 
Canon will continue refining its diverse imaging technologies based on its core optical technologies, striving to produce exceptional and reliable lenses and cameras that cater to the varying needs of photographers-from first-time users to advanced amateurs and professionals-while contributing to expanding the photographic and video imaging culture.
 
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B&H carries Canon EF Lenses.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 5/29/2013 6:26:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Canon has released EOS 1D Mark IV firmware versions 1.1.3.
 
Details:

  1. Enables the center AF point to autofocus when the camera is used with the EF 200-400mm F4L USM Extender 1.4X lens and an Extender, whose combined maximum aperture is f/8.
  2. Fixes a phenomenon in which abnormal images may result when continuous shooting mode is enabled and the image size is set to “RAW” or “RAW+JPEG.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/28/2013 8:39:54 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon has released EOS 1Ds Mark III firmware versions 1.2.2.
 
Details:

  1. Enables the center AF point to autofocus when the camera is used with the EF 200-400mm F4L USM Extender 1.4X lens and an Extender, whose combined maximum aperture is f/8.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/28/2013 8:39:13 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Sigma USB Dock
B&H expects a shipment of Sigma USB Docks to hit their inventory on or before Thursday. If you haven't already placed your preorder, now would be a good time to get in line.
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 5/28/2013 5:29:49 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon PowerShot G12 Digital Camera
Through tonight, the Canon Store has the Refurbished Canon PowerShot G12 Digital Camera on sale for 20% off – only $279.99 with free shipping.
 
Check out the other select Refurbished Canon PowerShot Cameras that are also on sale.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/28/2013 1:41:01 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
SanDisk Extreme Solid State Drive
Adorama has the SanDisk Extreme Solid State Drive (480GB) available for $324.00 with free shipping. They also have the SanDisk Extreme Solid State Drive (240GB) available for $159.95 with free shipping.
Post Date: 5/28/2013 1:28:41 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT
B&H now has the Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT in stock.
 
If you don't have a Canon 600EX-RT, check out the Vello Dome Diffusers for other flash models
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/28/2013 1:09:31 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC Lens
Samyang has just announced a new lens for APS-C sensor cameras – the Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC Lens – via its Facebook profile.
 
The new lens will feature 13 elements in 11 groups, 2 aspherical lenses, and a 77mm filter mount. A Facebook comment left by Samyang hinted at a late-June to mid-July release date.
 
To see the original announcement, click on the "Photos" section of the Facebook profile.
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 5/28/2013 7:58:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Camera Museum Logo
The Canon Camera Museum has published a technical report on the EOS Rebel T5i and SL1 DSLR cameras.
 
B&H carries the Canon EOS Rebel T5i and SL1 DSLR cameras.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/28/2013 7:28:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens
Use coupon code GTONZZX6 ($10.00 off) at DigitalRev to get the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens for $819.00. Compare at $1,149.00.
 
The same coupon code will get our UK visitors £10.00 off to receive the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens for a final price of £549.99. Compare at £819.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/28/2013 6:56:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 60D DSLR Camera
For our UK visitors, use coupon code YWUE8WMA (£20.00 off) at DigitalRev to get the Canon EOS 60D DSLR Camera for £449.99. Compare at £607.00.
 
The same coupon code will get our USA visitors $20.00 off to receive the Canon EOS 60D for a final price of $659.00. Compare at $699.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/28/2013 6:19:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera
For our UK visitors, use coupon code ATSLSC7A (£50.00 off) at DigitalRev to get the Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera for £798.99. Compare at £995.00.
 
The same coupon code will get our USA visitors ($50.00 off) to receive the Nikon D7100 for a final price of $1,149.00. Compare at $1,196.95.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 5/28/2013 6:11:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, May 27, 2013
Nikon COOLPIX S30 Waterproof Digital Camera
Adorama has the Refurbished Nikon COOLPIX S30 Waterproof Digital Camera (White) available for $49.95. Regularly $69.95.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 5/27/2013 3:52:30 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Westcott Photo Basics 40
Adorama has the Westcott Photo Basics 40" 5-in-1 Collapsible Reflector (2-Pack) available for $49.90 with free shipping. Regularly $79.98.
Post Date: 5/27/2013 3:38:18 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Built Large Cargo Camera Bag (Neoprene, Blue)
Adorama has the Built Large Cargo Camera Bag (Neoprene, Blue) available for $29.95 with free shipping. Regularly $59.95.
Post Date: 5/27/2013 3:27:53 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
While Google Glass is certainly an intriguing and promising piece of technology, I'm not quite sure it's well-suited for replacing traditional camera equipment for up-and-coming photographers. ;-)
Post Date: 5/27/2013 10:17:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon AF-S Nikkor DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Nikon AF-S Nikkor DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens available for $889.00. Compare at $996.95.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 5/27/2013 9:36:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Even if you've been shooting for several years, there's a good chance you may never have worked in a studio environment. This AdoramaTV video by Mark Wallace highlights ten things you should know when working in a studio environment.
 
Be sure to watch the video all the way to the end to see some humorous outtakes.
 
Gear Used in the Video:

Category: AdoramaTV
Post Date: 5/27/2013 9:17:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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