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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Unreleased Canon Photography Products Waiting For Certification




The following items have been submitted by Canon for certification. More information once I have further clarification to report.

DS 126701 (Rebel 1400D/Kiss X90)

  • Single-lens reflex camera
  • SKU: 3011C001AA, 3011C002AA, 3011C003AA
  • Made in Taiwan
  • Wi-Fi installed (Bluetooth not installed)
  • Size: W129.0 mm × H 101.6 mm × D 77.1 mm

DS 126741

  • Single-lens reflex camera
  • Wi-Fi installed (Bluetooth not installed)

PC 2328

  • Digital camera
  • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
  • New wireless module installed ( WM 600 )

Interchangeable Lens 1

  • SKU: 2309C005AA
  • Made in Japan

Interchangeable Lens 2

  • SKU: 2439C005AA
  • Made in Japan

DS 401141

  • Electronic flash
  • SKU: 1757C003

Monday, October 30, 2017

More Canon PowerShot and Cinema EOS C400 cameras Coming?


Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III camera


Canon announced the PowerShot G1 X Mark III camera on October 16, 2017. You can see sample photos taken with a pre-production camera here.

Canon is also expected to announce more G series PowerShot camera just before the CES Show in January, 2018 in Las Vegas. In addition, a new camera, the Cinema EOS C400 may also be announced some time in the first half of 2018. The new camera will fill a void between the C300 Mark II and the C500 and may have resolution slightly higher than 4K but not 8K.

Key Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Specifications

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 3x Zoom Lens, 24-72mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Built-In Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Image Stabilizer
  • ISO 25600, 9 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth
  • Dust- and Water-Resistant Construction

Friday, October 27, 2017

Canon Japan Announced 2017 Third Quarter Results




2017 Third Quarter in Review

Looking back at the global economy in the third quarter of 2017, the U.S. economy continued to grow steadily as employment conditions continued to improve and consumer spending was stable. In Europe, unemployment rate decreased and capital investment showed signs of recovery mainly in such developed countries as Germany. The Chinese economy rallied due to public investments and the economies of emerging countries continued to realize moderate growth due to strong exports. In Japan, corporate earnings improved and consumer spending showed signs of recovery. As a result, the global economy overall continued to realize moderate growth……..

Results by Segment :

Within the Imaging System Business Unit, although sales volume of interchangeable-lens digital cameras declined compared with the previous year, owing to the shrinking market, unit sales of such newly launched models as EOS 6D Mark II enjoyed solid demand, allowing Canon to maintain the top share in the U.S., Japan, and major countries in Europe. As for digital compact cameras, sales of high-value-added models enjoyed solid demand; supported by healthy demand for the newly launched G9 X Mark II, part of the high-image-quality PowerShot G-series lineup, leading to an increase in unit sales from the same period of the previous year…….

Outlook

As for the outlook in the fourth quarter, the U.S. economy is expected to continue to recover as employment conditions and corporate earnings steadily improve. The European economy is expected to recover slowly due to increasing uncertainty surrounding the U.K.’s decision to leave the EU. Looking at China, the economy is expected to stabilize through changes in fiscal policy, while emerging economies, such as those of Southeast Asia, Russia and Brazil, are expected to recover along with the rising price of natural resources. With regard to the Japanese economy, the outlook indicates a trend of gradual recovery supported by improved employment conditions. Overall, the pace of recovery of the global economy is expected to grow stronger, despite such concerns as increasing geopolitical risks….

Read the full reports from Canon Inc. in PDF here.

Canon Patents Rear Screen Concept For DSLR Camera



I am back from my Wildlife Photography tour of the Pantanal, Brazil. It was quite a successful trip and the equipment functioned perfectly. I brought the EOS-1D X Mark II, EOS-1D Mark IV, EF 200-400mm f/4L IS with 1.4x extender and the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II lens.

Below are a few pics from my trip. You can follow my travels on Facebook  and Twitter , see my equipment bag and works on MichaelDanielHo.com


Jaguar drinking from the river bank in the Pantanal


Toco Toucan in flight over the Pantanal


Capybara mom feeding pups on river bank


Tequila Sunrise in the Pantanal


An interesting patent has emerged from Canon Japan. It involves a new rear screen design. Many of us are used to the high resolution OLED screens found on high end smartphones.

It is logical that high end DSLR cameras eventually may go that way as well. The new patent also cover some kind of pivoting mechanism for the LCD screen. Apparently some of the buttons found on the rear panel of today's DSLRs may be built into the screen instead.

If so, and depending on which button may disappear, I may not be a fan of that. Canon is a conservative company and I suspect they will not introduce something that 'radical' on their top of the line models, like the EOS-1. Instead, it may come as a 'special' model in the EOS-5 line. Notice how Canon always introduce their latest processors in the lower end PowerShot cameras first before putting them on the high end models.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Canon EOS-6D Mark II Camera Tutorial Series


Canon EOS-6D Mark II camera with BG-E21 grip and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens

Canon officially announced the EOS-6D Mark II camera on July 6, 2017. Below is a series of tutorial videos on the camera from Canon USA. They make rather good viewing for those new to the body and full frame photography.









Saturday, October 21, 2017

Canon Milestone - 90 Million EOS Cameras, 130 Million EF Lenses




17th October 2017- Canon Inc. announced today that the Company has reached two major production milestones—a cumulative total of 90 million interchangeable-lens EOS cameras and 130 million¹ EF-series interchangeable lenses. The EOS 5D Mark IV was the 90 millionth EOS Series camera range to be produced, while an EF16-35mm f/2.8L III USM became the Company’s 130 millionth interchangeable lens.

Canon’s EOS system debuted alongside the EF series of interchangeable lenses in March 1987 as the world’s first fully-electronic mount system for film AF SLR cameras. Over the years, both product lines have continued to expand, gaining support among users ranging from first-time users to professionals. Production accelerated in the early 2000’s with the spread of digital SLR cameras. Canon’s interchangeable-lens digital cameras have maintained the No. 1 share of the global market for 14 consecutive years since 2003.2

Since its conception, the EOS series has continued to develop revolutionary technologies under the series concept of “speed and comfort”. Canon has since developed every key device in-house including the CMOS sensors, image processors and interchangeable lenses—employed in the EOS series. Particularly noteworthy are the Company’s EF lenses, which lead the industry in sales and feature such world-first3 innovations such as the Ultrasonic Motor (USM), Image Stabilizer (IS) technology and a multilayered Diffractive Optical (DO) element.

Canon will continue to strengthen and expand the EOS series and EF lens lineups by refining its imaging technologies, by striving to combine optics, stills, video and network technologies. The Company will also continue its pursuit of manufacturing products that are both stylish and reliable.

CanonThe EOS series of interchangeable-lens cameras began with the EOS 650 SLR camera, released in March 1987, that not only featured the world’s first electronic lens mounting system, but also fully digitized communication between the camera body and lens to produce a new generation of autofocus technology.

As film cameras boomed, Canon launched several models covering a wide range of user needs, including the EOS-1 in 1989, aimed at professionals, and the EOS 500 in 1993, which achieved a compact, lightweight design and greatly expanded Canon’s user base. Then in 2003, during the early years of the digital camera age, the Company released the groundbreaking EOS 300D Digital, an entry-level digital SLR camera that offered a compact, lightweight body at an affordable price.

This move would trigger a massive expansion of the camera market, with Canon claiming the overwhelming lead in market share that same year. With the later release of the EOS-1D Series for professionals and the EOS 5D series, which helped popularize video capture using SLR cameras, Canon has continued to release epoch-making products that have enabled the Company to maintain the No. 1 share of the global interchangeable-lens digital camera market for 14 consecutive years from 2003 to 2016.

CanonSince the release of the first EF lens, launched alongside the EOS series in 1987, Canon has produced EF lenses featuring world-first technologies such as the EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM with IS in 1995, the EF400mm f/4 DO IS USM with a DO lens in 2001 and the EF24mm f/1.4L II USM, treated with highly antireflective

Subwavelength Structure Coating (SWC) in 2008. In 2015 Canon released the EF11-24mm f/4L USM, the world’s first4 ultra-wide-angle zoom lens to achieve an 11mm focal length.

Today, Canon boasts 93 lenses in its rich EF lens lineup that comprises of lenses such as an ultra-wide-angle 8 mm focal length lens, an 800mm focal length super-telephoto lens and EF Cinema Series lenses for video production. With a wide selection of lenses for every purpose including zoom lenses, IS-equipped lenses, fast-aperture lenses, macro lenses and even the TS-E tilt-shift lenses, Canon is well-positioned to meet the needs of various users.

Wildlife Photography Tour in The Pantanal, Brazil, Day 9


Jaguar drinking from the Cuiaba river in the Pantanal, Brazil

I am still in the Pantanal, Brazil on a wildlife photography tour. The wildlife sightings, especially Jaguars are very good this year.  You can follow my travels on Facebook  and Twitter , see my equipment bag and works on MichaelDanielHo.com

Just a quick note to let my readers know Canon has upgraded the CPS Platinum membership to offer a one day turn around for service and repairs. Gold membership will enjoy a two day turn around time.

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 19, 2017 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, continues its mission to deliver industry-leading speed and quality of service offered through Canon Professional Services (CPS), its award-winning service and support program for professional photographers. CPS Platinum members will now enjoy next-day service, with equipment serviced and shipped the business day after an estimate is approved. For repairs that will take longer, Canon will offer next-day loaner equipment. In addition, CPS Gold members’ benefits will now be enhanced with two-day service turnaround.

“For professional photographers, sending equipment in for service can mean lost income while their gear is being repaired, and we are committed to do everything in our power to minimize their downtime,” noted Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Canon has long been delivering fast, high-quality service and customer satisfaction, and this bold new level of performance sends a clear message to photographers that we remain dedicated to providing professional-level service and support.”

This next-day service will officially launch at PhotoPlus Expo 2017 in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, Oct. 26-28, 2017, where Canon U.S.A. is showcasing its latest in digital imaging products for photographers of all skill levels, in addition to hosting educational seminars from booth #121. At the Expo, Canon Professional Services will once again host its always-popular CPS Lounge where Platinum, Gold, and Cinema CPS members can have their Canon equipment (up-to-two current Professional DSLR bodies or lenses)2 cleaned and checked during Expo hours from Thursday, Oct. 26, through Saturday, Oct. 28, in Room 2D12.

CPS Lounge Hours during PhotoPlus Expo 2017:

  • Oct. 26: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
  • Oct. 27: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
  • Oct. 28: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM (equipment pickup only, no new items accepted)

In the Canon booth, attendees can observe factory-trained technicians performing Canon maintenance service, highlighting Canon’s commitment to providing world-class service and support for professionals. For more information on the Canon CPS program, including the new service times, please visit the CPS web page at: www.cps.usa.canon.com. For more information on Canon maintenance service, including a list of eligible products, visit usa.canon.com/maintenance.

Canon Products at the PhotoPlus EXPO

Also at the booth, will be the tradeshow debut of the brand-new Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III, Canon’s first PowerShot Digital Camera to feature an APS-C CMOS Sensor and Canon’s revolutionary Dual-Pixel CMOS Auto Focus. As always, PhotoPlus Expo attendees will have the opportunity to touch and try Canon’s wide array of digital imaging solutions, including the recently announced EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera, EOS M100 Digital Camera and EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM lens. The booth will also feature the full line of Canon EOS and PowerShot Digital Cameras, EF Lenses, imagePROGRAF PRO, PIXMA PRO, PIXMA and SELPHY printers and REALiS projectors.

Officially Licensed Merchandise from Canon

Canon will also showcase its line of “Canon Gear,” available for purchase to visitors of the Canon booth. This line will feature a collection of officially licensed Canon merchandise, including miniature Canon model cameras, Canon-branded thermal water bottles and backpacks, collectible photographer teddy bears and much more. The full line of Canon Gear is scheduled to be available for purchase on October 26 at shop.usa.canon.com.

Enjoy a taste of the Canon Live Learning experience with free 45-minute sessions on the show floor. The sessions will have something for everyone—including portraits, lighting, macro, action and more. Each session features hands-on training by a pro photographer, inspiring subjects to capture, sample gear to try, a free print and a tote full of Canon swag. Space is limited to eight students per session; register here: learn.usa.canon.com/resources/articles/2017/cll_photoplus_workshops.shtml.

The booth will also feature a curated gallery of photographs by Explorers of Light, showcasing the skill and talent that earned them a place in this elite program. Included is a special collection of images from a campaign for the Too Young to Wed organization with Canon Explorer of Light Stephanie Sinclair telling the true story of young women across the globe—many still children—who are forced into marriage.

Follow Canon throughout the PhotoPlus Expo show @CanonUSApro. To see the full details of Canon’s presence at PhotoPlus Expo, please visit: usa.canon.com/photoplus2017.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Images and Specifications Leaked


Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III camera


I am on another wildlife photography tour. In September, I was in the high Arctic and this time I will be photographing Jaguars and other fauna down in the Pantanal, Brazil. You can follow my travels on Facebook  and Twitter , see my equipment bag and works on MichaelDanielHo.com

As reported earlier, the Canon PowerShot G1X Mark III will be coming on October 16, 2017. Below are the final specifications. This will be Canon's PowerShot flagship model.

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III final specs :

  • APS-C CMOS sensor (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
  • Dual pixel CMOS AF
  • Number of effective pixels: 24.2 million pixels (Total number of pixels: 25.8 million pixels)
  • Lens: converted 24-72mm f/2.8-5.6
  • DIGIC 7
  • Full HD 60p
  • Continuous shooting: about 9 frames / sec, servo AF about 7 frames / sec
  • ISO speed: 100-25600
  • Minimum shooting distance (from the lens tip): 10 cm (W), 30 cm (T)
  • EVF: 0.39 type 2.36 million dots
  • Back side liquid crystal: 3.0 type 1.04 million dot touch panel Bali angle angle LCD
  • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth · NFC installed
  • Battery: NB-13L
  • Number of storable pictures: 200 pictures, in eco mode 250 pictures
  • Recording medium: SD / SDHC / SDXC card
  • Size: 115.0 x 77.9 x 51.4 mm
  • Weight: 375 g (body only), 399 g (including battery and SD card)
  • List price $1,299 in the U.S.

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 16, 2017 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced a new flagship addition to its acclaimed G-series of premium compact cameras, the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III. Lightweight and portable without sacrificing the very best in Canon digital imaging technologies, the new G-series flagship features a 24.3- megapixel* APS-C CMOS sensor and Canon’s revolutionary Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Auto-Focus) technology, both firsts for a Canon point-and shoot compact camera offering.

“As we continue to evolve the popular Canon PowerShot G-series line, we remain committed to incorporating both our latest innovations and the features photographers are looking for in an advanced, compact camera,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A. “With the new PowerShot G1 X Mark III, users will appreciate the quality and overall performance made possible using a APS-C sensor, alongside upgraded capabilities that can enable the capture of amazing photo and video, even in lowlight conditions.”

Ultimate in Compact Image Quality

The new Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III offers dramatic improvements from the series’ previous flagship, the PowerShot G1X Mark II, headlined by a larger, 24.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, resulting in fantastic image quality in both stills and video. This dramatic sensor upgrade pairs with a wide-angle 24-72mm** (3x zoom) lens with Optical Image Stabilization featuring a wide f/2.8-5.6 aperture to allow for maximum brightness and increased sharpness in images and an ISO range of 100-25,600. This provides users with the versatility to shoot in low-light scenarios like a dimly lit restaurant which can frame subjects with beautiful background blur.

Technology commonly found in Canon DSLRs and advanced cameras has now arrived for the first time in the PowerShot G-series, as the G1X Mark III will feature Canon’s acclaimed Dual Pixel CMOS AF system. This feature, popular amongst enthusiast and professional users, provides extremely fast and smooth autofocus capabilities across nearly the entire focal plane, allowing for more creative compositions when framing a subject away from the center of a shot.

Versatile and Intuitive Operation

Dust and water resistant, the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is a compact and powerful imaging companion ready for a variety of challenging shooting scenarios. Designed for enthusiast and professional users, it offers a host of useful features to help inspire creativity and improve operability. 

These include :
  • 2.36 million dot Organic LED Electronic Viewfinder provides customization options to match nearly any shooting style or scene
  • Touch & Drag AF allows for intuitive operation linking the Electronic Viewfinder and touch panel monitor to quickly adjust focus targeting without looking away from the viewfinder, or using Smooth Zone AF to effortlessly track subjects with the touch of a finger.
  • 3.0 inch Vari-angle Touch LCD Monitor helps capture the perfect shot from a variety of challenging angles, including overhead or low-angle shooting.
  • The G1 X Mark III is capable of fast continuous shooting up to approximately 7 frames per second (fps), or up to 9fps with AF fixed – working easily with Dual Pixel CMOS AF to track even the most fleeting of subjects with ease.
  • A New Shutter Release function offers a sophisticated sense of operation, similar to high-end EOS models, providing a comfortable hold during continuous shooting

Canon Technologies Worthy of a Flagship

With technology ranging from HD video capabilities to the latest in connectivity features, the G1 X Mark III is versatile enough to achieve high-level performance on the go. Additional features include:

  • Instantly connect to a smart device* via built-in Wi-Fi***, NFC^ or Bluetooth^^ to facilitate easy sharing with friends and family or utilize the Camera Connect app to shoot remotely.
  • Panoramic Shot Mode functionality allows users to easily capture panoramic photos, simply be swinging the camera while shooting either vertically or horizontally.
  • Capture Full HD 1080/60p Video with high ISO speed shooting and smooth accurate focus when used alongside Canon’s Dual Pixel AF technology, while 5-axis movie IS helps reduce the effect of camera shake when shooting handheld
  • Easily capture picturesque Time-Lapse Movies with intuitive settings that help determine intervals and exposure.

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is scheduled to be available in November 2017 for an estimated retail price of $1299.00¹. In addition the Canon Lens Hood LH-DC110, Waterproof Case WP-DC56 and Deluxe Leather Case PSC-6300 for the PowerShot G1 X Mark III will be available for an estimated retail price of $59.99, $499.99 and $99.99 respectively ¹. For more information please visit usa.canon.com.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

My Canon EOS-7D Mark III Camera Specifications Wish List



My readers know me as The Wildlife Ho-tographer. I have been using Canon equipment for almost three decades. Through the years, I have owned and used almost all of Canon professional and consumer grade gear and have tested many of them on global wildlife photo tours.

As you know, I have picked the EOS-7D as the best APS-C camera on the market for action and wildlife photography fours years in a row after it was announced in 2009. The Mark II model came out in 2014 followed by the Nikon D500 in January, 2016.

Read my comprehensive review of the Mark II DSLR. For those interested in comparing the EOS-7D Mark II to the EOS-80D, read my earlier post. You can follow my travels on Facebook  and Twitter , see my equipment bag and works on MichaelDanielHo.com

I will be going on another wildlife photography tour very soon. In September, I was in the high Arctic and this time I will be photographing Jaguars and other fauna down in the Pantanal, Brazil.

Although the Mark II camera is a dramatic improvement over the earlier model, the Nikon D500 gave the Canon camera a real challenge and of course, the EOS-7D Mark III is just 'around the corner'. The test cameras are already out of the labs and into the wild for beta testing.

There are crazy rumors flying around saying the new camera will have a 30MP sensor and burst rate of 12+ fps, etc. Frankly, that is a lot of photography noise so early in the guessing game. I do not expect the Mark III to be announced earlier than late Q1, 2018 but the trend in the past few years has been to speed up the replacement cycle of higher end cameras.

Since the EOS-7D has always been the leader in Canon's APS-C camera lineup, it is very logical the Mark III will again come with a new generation of APS-C sensor. Many photographers are clamoring for everything under the sun and a list price of $1,499. One has to be more realistic about the business of manufacturing photography equipment.

My personal opinion is the Mark II is already a very good camera but a few improvements will make it an even better prosumer DSLR body.

Here is my wish list for the EOS-7D Mark III :

  • A slight increase in megapixels, low to mid 20s for the sensor.
  • 10 fps is adequate but if technologically feasible, 12 fps is welcomed.
  • 4K video and C-Log is unnecessary for me but it's de rigueur for any prosumer camera
  • Since 4K video will be included, a tilting or variable LCD screen is expected
  • Additional AF points to below 100
  • Increase in high ISO and Dynamic Range performance is critical

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Camera and Accessories Pricing




As reported earlier, the Canon Powershot G1 X Mark III camera is expected to be announced in mid October with a list price of about $1,249. The new camera is similar to the EOS M5 but with a built-in lens. Additional PowerShot models, like the G3 X Mark II are coming around the Consumer Electronic Show on January 9, 2018.

Rumored PowerShot G1 X Mark III camera specs :

  • 24.2MP APS-C Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Processor
  • 24-70mm f/2.8-5.6 lens (rough 35mm equivalent)
  • Built-in OLED Electronic viewfinder 
  • WiFi Certified
  • Dynamic IS
  • Touch screen AF
  • Dust and water resistant
  • WP- DC56 Waterproof Case - $499
  • Lens Hood LH-DC110 - $49
  • PSC-6300 - $99

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Camera - $5,172 Shipped




There is a top rated seller on eBay with a new Canon top-of-the-line EOS-1D X Mark II camera for $5,172 including free shipping. Hurry, it won't last. This is a very good deal. I bought this camera when it first came out and have taken it on many global photo tours.

Read my comprehensive review of this amazing DSLR. For those who are interested in comparing the EOS-1DX2 to the Nikon D5, read my earlier post. You can follow my travels on Facebook  and Twitter , see my equipment bag and works on MichaelDanielHo.com

You will not find a link to this item because I am not receiving any compensation from any company. I do not accept any ad or commissioned link on my blog or website. You can easily find the item by Googling it yourself. I am completely unbiased in my recommendation and have no conflict of interest.

I will be going on another wildlife photography tour very soon. In September, I was in the high Arctic and this time I will be photographing Jaguars and other fauna down in the Pantanal, Brazil.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Sigma To Announce New Lens Before PDN PhotoPlus Expo




Ronkonkoma, NY – October 4, 2017 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, will showcase its full line up of Sigma Global Vision lenses, including a brand-new addition to the line, at the upcoming PDN PhotoPlus Expo 2017 Expo held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City from October 26-28, 2017 (booth 837).

The company will also have on hand its breakthrough optics for the cinema market – the Sigma Cine high-speed Primes and Zooms – as well as the Foveon sensor-based sd Quattro and Quattro H cameras. “Sigma has had a landmark year with the introduction of seven new lenses across our Global Vision and Cine product lines,” states Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “Our research and development team is dedicated to creating superior optics that meet the ever-growing requirements of today’s high resolution cameras, taking advantage of every possible design and element to capture the greatest picture detail for both still and moving images.

We look forward to showcasing the culmination of what has been a remarkable year in optical advancements for Sigma at this year’s PPE event.” Sigma 2017 introductions include the award-winning 14mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art, 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art, 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Sigma Global Vision lenses and the new Sigma Cine FF High Speed 14mm T2 and 135mm T2 prime lenses.

Sigma Special PPE Presentation – Sigma Pro Phenom Jen Rozenbaum

Sigma Pro Jen Rozenbaum will take the PPE stage on Wednesday, October 25, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM to deliver a PPE Master Class on “How to make every woman look amazing.” Jen will share with attendees her vast experience in boudoir photography, providing top tips and secret tricks – from wardrobe to posing – that flatter all women. Jen’s presentation will help attendees understand how to best dress and pose any woman of any size and shape as well as gain confidence behind the camera whether they are shooting boudoir, wedding or seniors!

Master Photographers Take the Sigma Stage

Showcasing the very best in photography craft, the expanded Sigma Pro family will headline the Sigma stage and offer attendees a behind the lens look at the techniques and technology that captured some of the year’s most outstanding photographs in the areas of aviation, editorial, glamour, landscapes, travel and weddings.

This year’s prestigious Sigma Pro PPE stage line-up includes outdoor sports and adventure travel photographer Liam Doran, aviation photo expert Jim Koepnick, renowned bird and travel photographer Roman Kurywczak, fearless woman photographer Jen Rozenbaum, and glamour and wedding photographer Jim Schmelzer.

For the Sigma Pro presentation schedule days and times, please visit : https://blog.sigmaphoto.com/event/photoplus-2017/

Sigma Super Giveaways at PPE 2017

PPE 2017 attendees who visit Sigma at booth 837 will have a chance to enter and win a Sigma grand giveaway – a 24-70mm f/2.8 Art lens – a MSRP value of $1,299.00 USD.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Canon Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Will Come With Brand New Sensor




As reported earlier, Canon's next full frame mirrorless camera will most probably have a brand new sensor, perhaps in the mid 20 to 30 MP range.

Nikon is also planning to announce their full frame mirrorless camera, perhaps some time in mid 2018. Canon is expected to be cautious again and let Nikon take the lead in the new camera introduction. The earliest Canon may announce their full frame mirrorless camera is probably late August 2018, just before the Photokina Show in Germany.

Canon is a huge conglomerate and the biggest photography equipment manufacturer in the world. They have multiple full frame mirrorless projects in their labs. However, unless Canon decides to bring out their full frame mirrorless body with the EF mount, they will still be playing catch up to Sony's formidable line of full frame mirrorless cameras. The successor to the highly acclaimed Alpha A9 will be on the market by then.

The only way Canon can differentiate itself from the pack is to announce a top-of-the-line, full frame mirrorless camera that will interest professional sports and wildlife photographers, and the ace in Canon's pocket is a mirrorless camera with the EF mount, enabling photographers to use the vast array of EF lenses on the market without any cumbersome adapter.