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Friday, September 11, 2015

Canon EXPO 2015 in New York City, Day Two

The Canon Expo 2015 show is in its second day in New York City. Much has been written about
the Cinema EOS System 8K camera and a still-image single-lens reflex camera equipped with a CMOS sensor featuring approximately 120 million effective pixels.

Canon CinemaEOS 8K prototype camera with EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens 

I like to point out the Expo is, first and foremost, a dog-and-pony show, bringing together Canon's most powerful products, cutting-edge innovations and inspirational ideas for one incredible exhibition. It is basically a showcase to demonstrate how Canon strives to improve the lives of all who interact with their brand.

There are crazy rumors running around saying Canon might bring back the APS-H sensor with the 120MP count and put it in a new camera. Many of the prototype products demonstrated will not make it to the market or may come with different specs, if and when they do go on sale, years from now.

However, the most promising product exhibited is the EF 600mm f/4 DO BR lens, equipped with the brand new Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics technology. My readers know I am a big proponent of Diffractive Optics technology. The recently released EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II is my favorite Super Telephoto lens for hand-held, wildlife photography.  Even Nikon is trying to get on the bandwagon now by introducing their version, called Phase Fresnel. Unfortunately for them, they are over a decade too late. Canon is way ahead in this space. I am ready to buy this lens as soon as it is announced, hopefully late 2016.

Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO BR prototype lens

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