More About the EOS 6D Mark II Shows Up for Certification

By Canon Rumors Below are some recent products that have appeared at a certification body. Below we have the EOS 6D Mark II and the EOS Rebel SL2, both of which are expected to be announced this July. EOS 6D Mark II Specifications Below: Wi-Fi Bluetooth Vari-Angle LCD A slightly taller and deeper body over the current EOS … → continue…

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DPP: a free RAW photo editor for Canon users

By Jose Antunes

DPP: the free RAW photo editor for Canon users

Canon’s Digital Photo Professional (DPP), which reached version 4 in 2014, continues to be a popular workflow tool for those photographers dedicated to maintaining an all-Canon workflow from capture to print.

Recently expanded to 11 video guides, available with pdf notes that extend the information available to photographers, Canon’s Digital Photo Professional (DPP) is a free, and surprisingly powerful, image organising and editing application that ships in the box with every EOS camera. While some photographers have never touched it – some are not even aware it exists – the program is included on the EOS Digital Solution Disk, which includes other useful Canon developed software, such as EOS Utility.

If you’ve never tried the software and don’t know where your EOS Digital Solution Disk is by now, you just have to visit Canon’s website and download the latest version of DPP selecting your product from the EOS camera or PowerShot range page. A helpful user manual for DPP is also available for download from the same location by selecting the manuals tab. One important note: you’ll need to enter your product serial number to access the download.

DPP: the free RAW photo editor for Canon users

When Canon launched the Digital Photo Professional (DPP) 4.0, photographers were surprised by the news: the new version could only be used with new and full frame DSLRs. At the time, only four FF models compatible with DPP 4.0 existed: the EOS-1D X, EOS-1D C, EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 6D. It seemed as though the millions of users of models like the EOS 7D, EOS 70D and others were left with an update of DPP 3.14 that did not offer the same features or engine. It was a strange decision, especially when DPP 4.0 represented the first time the program → continue…

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II firmware 1.1.1 removed over communication bug

Canon has revoked firmware version 1.1.1 for the EOS 7D Mark II, citing a communication bug that appears when using Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1. The firmware was released on April 27 and brought with it a couple of enhancements and bug fixes, including improved communications reliability with the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7 B. Unfortunately, 7D cameras updated with the latest firmware from v1.0.5 or earlier aren’t able to shoot remotely with the related Camera Connect App.

According to Canon, there are two exceptions to the issue, with the first being that cameras updated from firmware 1.1.0 to 1.1.1 won’t experience the bug, nor will cameras that were sold with firmware 1.1.1 already installed. Other cameras, however, must be rolled back to firmware 1.1.0 to remove the bug until a corrected update is released in early June. Canon has re-released firmware 1.1.0 for download.

Via: CanonRumors

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Canon Pulls Firmware v1.1.1 for the EOS 7D Mark II

By Canon Rumors In a move that doesn’t happen very often, Canon has pulled firmware version 1.1.1 for the EOS 7D Mark II, although a lot of cameras running v1.1.1 won’t experience the issues that a small group of users may run into. From Canon Europe: A communication error has been discovered when using the EOS 7D Mark II running … → continue…

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Canon EOS M6 Review

The Canon EOS M6 is a compact 24MP APS-C mirrorless digital camera with twin dial controls and a touch screen interface. Starting at $779 for the body, it takes the guts of the EVF-equipped EOS M5 and puts them in an updated version of the M3 body. It sits in Canon’s M lineup between the M3 and M5, and is sold with the 15-45 and 18-150mm lenses as kit options for $899 and $1,279 respectively.

Key Features:

  • 24MP APS-C sensor with max ISO of 25600
  • Dual Pixel on sensor PDAF
  • Electronic video stabilization combines with in-lens IS to give 5-axis IS
  • 7 fps continuous shooting (9 fps with focus and exposure locked)
  • Wi-Fi with always-connected Bluetooth

As usual, Canon has a different view of the market from everybody else, leaving the M6 as either an expensive, better-built alternative to entry-level mirrorless rivals or as a mid-level/enthusiast model shorn of a viewfinder. Either way, it looks a bit pricey. Its level of build and controls puts it up against the throwback style of the Olympus PEN F, Panasonic’s 4K-capable GX85/80, Sony’s value-tastic a6000 and Fujifilm’s rather aged X-E2s.

It’s also interesting to compare it with Canon’s own Rebel series. With its twin control dials and very similar underlying hardware, the M6 is essentially an EOS 77D but without the bulk/utility of an optical viewfinder and with a smaller choice of lenses (unless you forfeit some of the size benefit and use an adapter). The difference in list price is $120 or you can get an M6 kit for the price of a body-only 77D.

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Canon EOS M6 Sony a6000 Panasonic GX85 Canon EOS 77D
(base kit lens)
$899 $599 $799 $1049
Sensor 24MP APS-C 24MP APS-C 16MP Four Thirds 24MP APS-C
Image stabilization Lens-based Lens-based In-body
The Canon EOS 5 (known as the EOS A2/A2E in the Americas) was the world’s first SLR camera with eye-controlled focus.

Over the past few years, we’ve become spoiled by a lot of great autofocus technologies like face detection, tap-to-focus, and subject tracking. But before we had those things, we had Canon’s eye-controlled focus, a technology that made its appearance in film SLRs, but which never quite made the jump to digital cameras.

For those unfamiliar with eye-controlled focus, let me provide a quick primer. The system made its debut way back in 1992 on the EOS A2E, and remained part of the Canon system until the EOS Elan 7NE in 2004. It promised ‘focus where you look’ functionality, meaning you could activate your AF point of choice just by looking at it.

As I recall, there were generally two sets of users when it came to this technology: those for whom it worked, and those for whom it absolutely didn’t. There weren’t many in between.

Even today, whenever we review a Canon camera, someone will post a comment expressing a desire for Canon to bring back eye-controlled focus. And I have to admit, I’m right there with them. I have great memories of it.

The Canon EOS Elan IIE, introduced in 1995, had a 3-point autofocus system with eye-controlled focus.

I got my first taste of eye-controlled focus on the EOS Elan II E, and instantly fell in love with it. In fact, I liked using it so much that I switched from a Nikon to a Canon system. The ability to focus by eye was just too much to resist.

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‘The only camera that ever got me a date’ – Remembering the Canon EOS-1D Mark II

I dropped it because I was drunk. It was a brand new Canon EOS-1D Mark II, and I was drunk because I hadn’t eaten any dinner. It fell from hip-height onto the sand-covered floor of a shipping container, which had been converted into a tiki bar at an outdoor music festival. It was 2005 – tiki bars were a thing back then.

The camera survived the fall, but the attached 24-70mm F2.8 did not. The lens took most of the impact, and jammed badly and permanently at around 50mm. A sobering (literally) lesson was learned, and in the subsequent weeks I shot quite a few jobs at 50mm before I could afford to send it in for repair.

Another lesson from what I came to remember as ‘The Tiki Bar Incident of 20051‘ was that no matter how carelessly it was treated, the Canon EOS-1D Mark II was a very hard camera to kill. Based on the chassis of the original EOS-1D, the Mark II seemed to have been hewn from a solid lump of magnesium alloy. Like a Henry Moore sculpture, there wasn’t a straight line or hard corner anywhere. Also like a Henry Moore sculpture, it was large, expensive and heavy as hell.

Compared to the EOS 10D, the 1D Mark II was actually capable of proper flash metering – quite a novelty for me, back in 2005. That said, with the benefit of hindsight there’s no excuse at all for this slow sync zoom effect.

For me, upgrading from an EOS 10D to the 1D Mark II was like entering an entirely different world. The 10D wasn’t cheaply built by any means, but the 1D series has always been in → continue…

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Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review

The Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D is the latest incarnation of Canon’s hugely popular mass-market range of DSLRs. This latest model is built around a 24MP sensor that uses Canon’s Dual Pixel AF system to offer improved autofocus in live view and video (more on that later).

At its core, it shares a lot with the more expensive EOS 77D but the differences become apparent when you first turn them on: both models feature a simplified ‘skin’ over the user interface, but only the T7i has these guiding functions switched on by default.

Key Features

  • 24MP APS-C sensor with Dual Pixel design
  • 45 AF points, all of which are horizontally and vertically sensitive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi with Bluetooth and NFC
  • 1080p video at up to 60 fps with electronic IS
  • Fully articulated 1.04M-dot rear LCD

Click here to see the Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D’s full specifications

This should make immediately apparent who Canon is targeting with this camera: casual and family photographers buying their first DSLR and people who want to learn a little more about photography. It’s these two audiences we’ll focus on in this review.

The rivals

The Canon Rebel series (as it’s known in North America) is the best-selling series of DSLRs in the World, but it’s not without its rivals. A couple of these stand out, to us. Nikon’s D5600 is another 24MP camera that aims to offer a lot of capability in a relatively straightforward way.

Sony, meanwhile, offers two mirrorless cameras to target these users: the a5100 is a simpler, more point-and-shoot orientated camera while the a6000 has a little more of its raw power on display, for those who have the time to learn how to use it. Fujifilm again focuses on the photographer looking for a camera to grow into with its X-T20. Similarly, the → continue…

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New Canon USA rebates, Including the EOS 5D Mark IV, EOS 77D EOS M5 and More

By Canon Rumors Canon USA has introduced new instant rebates on select DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, PowerShot cameras and added new lenses to the instant rebate program. Full Frame DSLRs Canon EOS 5D Mark IV $3299 (Reg $3499) Canon EOS 5D Mark IV w/24-70mm f/4L IS $4049 (Reg $4399) Canon EOS 5D Mark IV w/24-105mm f/4L IS II $4199 … → continue…

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