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Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 mirrorless lens for just $169

Product information from SainSonic:

Kamlan 50mm F1.1 APS-C Large Aperture Manual Focus Lens, Standard Prime Lens for Canon EOS-M Mount Mirrorless Camera

Christopher Frost has published an interesting video review on YouTube

Quick Overview

Amazing Large Aperture- Designed with high quality multi-coated optical glass. Exquisite body features amazing maximum aperture of F1.1, which creates fascinating background blur effect and sharper image quality. No worry about the low-light & night scene, just shoot and enjoy the safe and fast shutter speed.

Premium Optical Design- 11 circular aperture blade, 5 groups 5 elements lens stricture with high quality multi-coated optical glass, ensures low image distortion, excellent image sharpness and contrast. 50mm focal length is equivalent to 75mm on APS-C camera. Perfect for portraits shooting with fascinating background blur effect.

Compatibility- Compatible with EOS-M Mount Digital Cameras, Such as Canon EOS M3 M2 M5 M6 M10

Easy to Use- With the focal length scale and smooth focal ring. After a short term learning, it’s very easy to focus what you want and feel the unique charm of the manual lens, and lets you more concentrate on the image itself.

What You Get- Lens, lens hood, lens front & rear caps and microfiber cleaning cloth.

Nokia smartphones to feature ZEISS optics

Press release issued by HMD Global:

  • Exclusive collaboration sees ZEISS innovating in imaging experience on Nokia smartphones
  • Rekindles commitment to set new imaging standards for Nokia smartphone consumers

OBERKOCHEN/Germany, ESPOO/Finland, 2017-07-06.

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, and ZEISS today jointly announced the signing of an exclusive partnership that aims to set new imaging standards within the smartphone industry. This long-term agreement builds on the shared history and expertise between ZEISS and Nokia smartphones.

Florian Seiche, HMD Global and Andreas Back, ZEISS

With a joint ambition to advance the quality of the total imaging experience on smartphones spanning the entire ecosystem from software, services, through to screen quality, and optic design, the partnership will see ZEISS and HMD Global co-develop standard-defining imaging capabilities and will bring the ZEISS brand back to Nokia smartphones. This pledge to constantly improve consumers’ imaging experience is a reflection of the shared values between both businesses – a single minded commitment to quality, true craftsmanship and a desire to improve real life experience.

The relationship between ZEISS and Nokia phones began more than a decade ago, and is founded on a shared passion for innovation and always delivering the best for the consumer. The past collaboration saw ZEISS and Nokia phones driving technology innovations such as the world’s first multi-megapixel mobile phone and many more standard-setting devices, from the Nokia Nseries to those featuring Nokia PureView technologies. This renewed relationship is a long-term commitment to build on that technology innovation over the years to come.

Dr. Winfried Scherle, ZEISS and Pekka Rantala, HMD Global

Arto Nummela, CEO, HMD Global:

“Collaborating with ZEISS is an important part of our commitment to always deliver the very best experience for our customers. Our fans want more than a great smartphone camera, they want a complete imaging experience that doesn’t just set the standard but redefines it. Our fans expect it and, together with ZEISS, we’re delivering it – co-developed imaging excellence for all.”

Dr. Matthias Metz, Member of the Executive Board of ZEISS Group:

“The collaboration of HMD Global with ZEISS for Nokia smartphones will again enhance consumers’ holistic imaging experience based on excellence and innovation. Our partnership is built on a solid foundation. Together, we look forward to an exciting journey into the future of sophisticated smartphone imaging.”

New screw-in filter range from Irix

Press release issued by TH Swiss:

Edge ND, CPL and UV screw-in filters – are officially announced!

Baar, Switzerland, July 5th,2017

TH Swiss company informs about the official launch of Irix Edge series of screw-in filters, which consists of UV & Protector, Circular Polarizer and ND filters with various densities. These filters are designed especially for Irix lenses, but not only! The aesthetic design of Edge filters harmonizes with all Irix products. Since now it  is possible to  fully  enjoy  Irix  15mm  f/2.4  functionality  and  its  unique  features. TH Swiss is starting to send the first deliveries of these new products to Irix dealers.

Perfect protection and high light transmission in Irix Edge UV & Protector filter

This ultra-slim UV filter offers extraordinary light transmission thanks to the high quality optical glass and multi-layer antireflective coating. It’s additional waterproof NANO coating helps keeping the glass surface free of stains and water droplets. Irix UV filter also provides decent protection of the front lens under extreme circumstances. Irix UV filter has been designed especially for Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens. It’s low-profile frame and knurled edges provide very good grip. The additional waterproof coating helps keeping the glass surface free of water droplets under rainy weather.

Irix Edge CPL, ND, UV filters

Reducing the reflections with Irix Edge Circular Polarizer filter

Irix Edge Circular Polarizer (CPL) filter reduces reflections from non-metallic surfaces, emphasizes details and increases colour density of the pictures. Thanks to the slim and ultralight aluminium frame with knurled edges, filter is easy to operate through filter window and causes no vignetting on Irix 15mm f/2.4. The glass surfaces of Irix polarizer are covered by multi-coated antireflection layer that keeps the image clear and full of natural colors.

Diversion of long exposure photography thanks to Irix Edge Neutral Density filters

Irix Edge Neutral Density filters (ND) are an essential tool for long exposure photography and depth of field’s manipulation. They reduce the light that is passing through the lens by 3-stops (3EV), 5-stops (5EV), 7-stops (7EV) or 10-stops (10EV) and help creating astonishing and surreal images. Their additional waterproof and oil repellent NANO coating prevents from stains, fingerprints and enable using in extreme weather conditions.

 

 

Irix Edge CPL, ND, UV filters

Filter type UV & Protector
Thread size 95mm x 1.0
Additional thread at the top of the frame: 95mm x 1.0
Transmittance 99.30%
Frame thickness (without thread) 3.5 mm
Antireflection coatings multi-layer coating
Special type coatings double side waterproof coatings

 

 

Filter type Circular Polarizer
Thread size: 95mm x 1.0
Additional threat at the top of frame: 95mm x 1.0
Transmittance 38,60%
Frame thickness (without thread) 5.1 mm
Antireflection coatings multi-layer, double sides
Special type coatings waterproof and oil repellent

 

 

Filter type Neutral Density
Thread size: 95mm x 1.0
Density 0.9, 1.5, 2.1, 3.0
Light reduction 3-stops, 5-stops, 7-stops, 10-stops
Frame thickness (without thread) 3.5 mm
Antireflection coatings multi-layer NANO coating
Special type coatings double side waterproof and oil repellent

 

Recommended retail prices are:

Irix Edge UV & Protector Filter                           76 EUR (tax incl)

Irix Edge Circular Polarizer Filter                       105 EUR (tax incl)

Irix Edge Neutral Density Filter  ND8                               115 EUR (tax incl)

ND32               115 EUR (tax incl)

ND128              117 EUR (tax incl)

ND1000            117 EUR (tax incl)

Photobucket free account users left high and dry

Potentially millions of users caught out by Photobucket’s radical change to its Terms of Service

Photobucket is currently subject to a storm of social media protests

Photobucket is one of the biggest online services for storing your photos. The company claims to have around 100 million customers and to host some 15 billion images. Unfortunately, many of those customers are discovering that their photos hosted on Photobucket but also linked to and displayed on third party sites, are no longer visible. Instead, they have been replaced by a generic graphic explaining that 3rd party hosting has been temporarily suspended. Photobucket users are, unsurprisingly, furious. The change means millions of images on third party sites from blogs to discussion forums and even on e Commerce sites like Amazon and eBay, are now not being shown.

 

What’s happened is that Photobucket changed its Terms of Service for users of its free service accounts. From this month users of basic free Photobucket accounts can’t deep-link their images on third party sites. The problem is that the block is retrospective and very few Photobucket users noticed the radical change buried deep in the Terms of Service, never mind the potential consequences.

At the time of writing the only obvious way to reverse the effects of the image ban was to upgrade to a paid-for Photobucket Plus account, which costs $399 per year.

Are you affected by the Photobucket policy change? Let us know what your thoughts are in the comment section below.

Less eyesores for landscape photographers

Project map is first of its kind in the UK

 

The country’s largest electricity distributor, is the first in the industry to launch an online map showing where over 100 miles of overhead cables have been undergrounded.

The interactive project demonstrates the electricity company’s achievements in restoring many historic views across the countryside, showing where power lines have been undergrounded in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and National Parks.

The project map also encourages people to suggest which others power lines could be considered in the East and South East of England, where UK Power Networks delivers power (it also keeps the lights on in London where most electricity cables are underground).

Viewers can log on to learn about completed projects totaling 170km (under orange ‘pins’) and planned projects (blue ‘pins’). The map is constantly updated as projects are planned, started and finished.

The map was the result of UK Power Networks’ working in collaboration with Yes&Pepper, a London-based ideas agency. The tool was built based on client-supplied information and continuous tests, with weekly calls and regular reviews in place for further development. The team managed to turn it around in ten weeks.

The inspiration for the project map came from the success of UK Power Networks’ existing power cut map, which enables people to see the progress to restore supplies after any power cuts throughout London, the South and South East of England. Since last summer, relevant customer tweets have been to the map in real time, and other power companies have started to follow its lead.

Jenny Carter from the digital team at UK Power Networks oversaw the map design. She said: “Ofgem encourages us to carry out undergrounding works in AONBs by providing special funding, but we wanted to take this one step further and share the positive impact this initiative has on the UK’s protected countryside, and engage further with local communities.

“We provide the expertise and manpower to underground these lines, allowing local residents and tourists to fully appreciate the surroundings. Such work also increases the reliability of power supplies in the area and this map celebrates all that hard work. We’re looking forward to hearing what people think of it, and will continue to update and improve the online map in future.”

Ross Peet, managing partner at Yes&Pepper, said: “When dealing with large data, it’s vital for the information to be reported in a visual manner, to allow easy access and offer an overall understanding in a matter of seconds. We’ve been working hand in hand with our client to build this innovative, user-centric project, always fine-tuning it for an optimal experience online. It’s been a real technical challenge for Yes&Pepper to pull everything together so quickly and accurately during testing, but the end result is incredibly efficient.”

See: www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/aonb/map.html

Photo captions: Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty where UK Power Networks has removed overhead power lines.

 

Ends

 

 

For further information please contact UK Power Networks press office on 03301 591712.

 

Notes to editors:

 

  • UK Power Networks is the country’s biggest electricity distributor, making sure the lights stay on for more than eight million homes and businesses across London, the South East and the East of England.

 

Network operators aren’t the same as energy suppliers; network operators manage local power lines and substations, while energy suppliers sell the electricity that runs through the power lines.

 

UK Power Networks is the first electricity distributor to be named in the Sunday Times’ Top 30 Best Companies to Work For, and made industry history by becoming first company to win Utility of the Year two years running (2015 and 2016, also 2012).

 

The company invests more than £500 million in its electricity networks every year, offers extra help to vulnerable customers at times of need, and is undertaking trials to ensure that electricity networks support the transition to a low carbon future. It also moves cables and connects new electricity supplies. If you have a power cut ring 105, see www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk or tweet us @UKPNnews

3 Legged Thing launches universal QR11 brackets

Press release issued by 3 Legged Thing:

3 Legged Thing is proud to introduce …
The QR11-LC & QR11-LG

British Tripod brand, 3 Legged Thing has launched its latest Universal L Bracket. The QR11-LC and QR11-LG are the result of six months of research and development, offering universal compatibility, accessory attachment and flat storage.

What’s the story?

The QR11 comes with triangular pads, designed to tessellate and provide as much surface contact as possible on the baseplate, which translates to more grip and a more secure connection. The base itself is the optimal length for most cameras, enabling more compatibility and better access to cable sockets. It features a quarter-inch threaded hole on the upright, for attaching other accessories, and a strap connector on both aspects.

“I really wanted to produce something cross-compatible with as many cameras as I could. I wanted to make something that is more than just an L-Bracket. Our Mission at 3 Legged Thing has always been to add as much value in innovation as we can to our products, and the QR11 is no exception,” said 3 Legged Thing’s Founder and Chief Executive, Danny Lenihan (pictured).

“I also wanted to produce something that was affordable,”said Lenihan. “So many L Brackets are upwards of $150 to $250, which is a lot of money for a student or any photographer, really. It’s important that we are as inclusive as we can be, so that photography enthusiasts on smaller budgets, can still have the opportunity to use an L Bracket. At $49.99, I think we’ve achieved that.”

The QR11-LC on a Canon 5d Mark IV. Image courtesy of 3LT Team Pro, Ben Eaton-Williams.

The QR11 also has another neat trick – it can be disassembled in seconds, using the included multi-tool (3LT-TOOLZ) and stored flat, making it easier to transport and stow. It also comes in two colour options: Equinox Copper and Eclipse Grey, to suit your style.

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Headquartered in a converted chicken shed (The Chicken Shed) on Kinsbourne Farm, in Stagsden, Bedfordshire, 3 Legged Thing is a small, British company of passionate people, creating and innovating camera support systems for photographers and videographers.

New mid-range EOS-200D DSLR from Canon

Press release issued by Canon UK:

Enter a world of high-quality, creative photography; Canon launches newest DSLR, EOS 200D

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 29 June 2017 – Canon, world-leader in imaging solutions, has today launched EOS 200D, the latest DSLR camera enabling you to tell stories of your experiences like never before. Designed to take your photos to the next level of creativity and image quality, EOS 200D is a perfect replacement for the avid smart phone photographer looking to step up to their first camera.

ched for those looking for a stylishly lightweight and easy to use upgrade. Whether you’re taking photos or making movies, this is the ideal choice for anyone wanting to capture and share stories of every part of their life. Whether you’re shooting the sunset over the Taj Mahal or your family and friends at home, EOS 200D’s compact size means it’s the right option for any occasion.

Top-range, new technology for 2017
The world’s lightest Canon DSLR with a vari-angle screen1, EOS 200D features the newest technology from 2017 and shares features with top of the range Canon cameras, ensuring only the best image quality every time. From shadows to highlights, and stunning resolution, EOS 200D ensures control over depth of field so you can achieve the most beautiful blurred backgrounds throughout all your imagery.

EOS 200D features the world’s fastest2 Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus ensuring the camera quickly and accurately focuses so that subjects are the sharpest they can be. The newest APS-C sensor improves low-light performance allowing beautiful imagery to be taken when the sun goes down and the stars come out.

What’s more, the DSLR features Canon’s latest processor, DIGIC 7. The brain of the camera optimises settings automatically in any situation making it easy to get exceptional image quality, with reduced image noise, every time.

Easy to use and exceptional image quality
EOS 200D boasts a viewfinder as well as a vari-angle screen with touchscreen capabilities, all of which are advantageous for those purchasing their first DSLR. Get close to your subject with ultimate clarity through the viewfinder, whilst using your vari-angle screen to capture those tricky to reach shots from any position. Being able to switch easily between screen and viewfinder, the perfect shot is never far away, whilst the touchscreen capability ensures the transition from your smartphone to camera is easy and familiar.

EOS 200D has an intuitive interface to explain its functions to the user as they go. Guided UI, the easy visual guide tutorial, helps to educate by explaining the effect that changing settings will have on the photography, but it can of course be turned off once you become an expert.

Stylish exterior and compatible with smart phones3
The first Canon DSLR camera to come complete with a selfie mode, EOS 200D features skin smoothing and background blurring for all Instagram addicts. Fashionistas can also express their style before they even take their first shot, with the EOS 200D being available in three distinctive colours: the classic Canon Black, a bold look in White and vintage inspired Silver & Tan.

Compatible with smart phones4, and featuring built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth®5, those on the go can rapidly share high quality photos to social media with the use of the Canon Camera Connect app.

This wonderfully lightweight and convenient camera features the latest technology from Canon. Easily compatible with Canon’s EOS ecosystem of lenses, flashes and accessories, EOS 200D helps you achieve whatever shot you require; nothing is out of reach. With a stylish, on-trend exterior, EOS 200D is perfect for smartphone and compact camera users wanting to take their creativity to the next level.

Pricing and availability

  • The EOS 200D will be available in July 2017 with an RRP of £579.99/€719.99 body only
  • The EOS 200D can also be purchased with an EF 18-55mm kit with an RRP of £679.99/€839.99

* excluding EOS 10D, D30, D60

Protecting Cloth PC-E1
The Protecting Cloth PC-E1 is a simple and convenient padded cloth that allows the user to keep their EOS 200D, or any entry-level EOS camera and lens, safe and accessible when out and about. The padded protective cloth is simple to use and can be easily attached to the camera strap so users always have it at hand. Ideal for photographers on-the-go the Protecting Cloth PC-E1 offers effortless protection and can be wrapped around the camera easily with the elastic strap.


1 World’s Lightest DSLR
Lightest APS-C sensor DSLR with Vari-angle screen. Claim relates to black model: Approx. 453g, measured to CIPA testing standard. As of 28th June 2017, based on research by Canon, Inc.

2 World’s Fastest AF
* Among interchangeable-lens digital cameras with APS-C sized sensors with phase-difference detection AF on the image plane as of 14th February 2017, based on Canon research.
Measured using CIPA-compliant guidelines, and internal measurement method with the lens EF-S18-55mm F4-5.6 IS STM mounted and set at 55mm using 1-Point AF with centre point selected, one-shot AF, Live View with image captured via Shutter Button. Manual modes in use, EV12 (ISO 100 at room temperature).

3 Running iOS 8.4 or Andoid 5.0 operating systems or higher. Canon Camera Connect app available from Apple App Store or Google Play.

4 Running iOS 8.4 or Andoid 5.0 operating systems or higher. Canon Camera Connect app available from Apple App Store or Google Play.

5 Always-on connection between smart device and camera via Bluetooth® requires initial set up with Canon Camera Connect app. Stability of the Bluetooth® connection depends on model of smart device and other environmental factors. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth® SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Canon Inc. is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. Requires Bluetooth® version 4 or later and iOS 8.4, Android 5.0 or higher.

Specifications in detail

Image Sensor

Type

22.3mm x 14.9 mm CMOS

Effective Pixels

Approx. 24.20 megapixels

Total Pixels

Approx. 25.80 megapixels

Aspect Ratio

3:2

Low-Pass Filter

Built-in/Fixed

Sensor Cleaning

EOS integrated cleaning system

Colour Filter Type

Primary Colour

Image Processor

Type

DIGIC 7

Lens

Lens Mount

EF/EF-S

Focal Length

Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens

Image Stabilisation

Optical Image Stabilizer on compatible lens

Focusing

Type

Via optical viewfinder:
TTL secondary image-forming phase-difference detection system with AF-dedicated sensor
Via Live View on LCD screen:
Dual Pixel CMOS AF System. Phase detection pixels built onto imaging sensor1

AF System/ Points

Via optical viewfinder:
9 points
Center AF point is AF cross-type supporting f/5.6.
Center AF point is vertical line-sensitive supporting f/2.8.
Other AF points is vertical line-sensitive or horizontal line-sensitive AF supporting f/5.6.2
Via Live View on LCD screen:
Maximum 49 AF points (Fixed location on 7×7 grid) via camera automatic selection3
Freely position 1 AF point/ 1 AF Zone (9 points, 3×3 grid) via manual selection4

AF working range

Via optical viewfinder:
EV -0.5 – 18 (center AF point)5
EV 0.5 – 18 (other AF points)6
Via Live View on LCD screen:
EV -2 – 18 (at 23 °C & ISO 100) with One-Shot AF

AF Modes

AI Focus
One Shot
AI Servo (AI Servo II algorithm)

AF Point Selection

Via optical viewfinder:
Automatic selection: 9 point AF
Manual selection: Single point AF

Selected AF point display

Indicated by a transmissive LCD in viewfinder and Quick Control screen

Predictive AF

Yes7

AF Lock

Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode or AF-ON Button is pressed.

AF Assist Beam

Intermittent firing of built-in flash (effective range up to 4.0 m) or emitted by optional dedicated Speedlite

Manual Focus

Selected on lens

Exposure Control

Metering modes

Via optical viewfinder:
63 zone dual-layer metering sensor with Evaluative, partial, spot (centre only) and centre-weighted average available
Via Live View on LCD screen:
(1) Evaluative metering (315 zones)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 6.0 % of LCD screen)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 2.6 % of LCD screen)
(4) Center-weighted average metering

Metering Range

Via optical viewfinder:
EV 1-20 (at 23 °C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO 100)
Via Live View on LCD screen:
EV 1-20 (at 23 °C, ISO 100, evaluative metering)

AE Lock

Auto: In One-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.
Manual: By AE Lock Button in creative zone modes.

Exposure Compensation

+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).

AEB

3 shots +/-2 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments

ISO Sensitivity

Auto (100-25600), 100-25600 (in whole stop increments) ISO can be expanded to H: 51200
During Movie shooting: Auto (100-12800), 100-12800 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments) ISO can be expanded to H: 256008

Shutter

Type

Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter

Speed

30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)

White Balance

Type

Automatic white balance with the imaging sensor

Settings

AWB (Ambience priority, White priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White
Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature Setting.
White balance compensation:
1. Blue/Amber bias +/-9 levels
2. Magenta/ Green bias +/-9 levels

Custom White Balance

Yes, 1 setting can be registered

WB Bracketing

+/-3 levels in single level increments
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.

Viewfinder

Type

Pentamirror

Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)

Approx. 95 %

Magnification

Approx. 0.87x9

Eyepoint

Approx. 19 mm (from eyepiece lens centre)

Dioptre Correction

-3 to +1 m-1 (dioptre)

Focusing Screen

Fixed (Translucent LCD screen for information overlay)

Mirror

Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF 600mm f/4 IS USM or shorter)

Viewfinder Information

AF information: AF points, focus confirmation, AF area selection mode
Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB.
Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light.
Image information: Card information, maximum burst (1 digit display), Highlight tone priority (D+).
Composition information: Grid, Aspect Ratio
Other information: Warning icon, Flicker Detection

Depth of field preview

Yes, with Depth of Field preview button.

Eyepiece shutter

On strap

LCD Monitor

Type

Vari angle touchscreen 7.7 cm (3.0″) 3:2 Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040 K sRGB dots

Coverage

Approx. 100%

Viewing Angle (horizontally/vertically)

Approx. 170°

Brightness Adjustment

Adjustable to one of seven levels

Display Options

(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings

Flash

Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters)

9.8

Built-in Flash Coverage

up to 18mm focal length (35mm equivalent: approx. 29mm)

Built-in Flash recycle time

Approx. 3 seconds

Modes

Auto, Manual flash

Red-Eye Reduction

Yes – with red-eye reduction lamp

X-sync

1/200 sec

Flash Exposure Compensation

+/- 2 EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments

Flash Exposure Bracketing

Yes, with compatible External Flash

Flash Exposure Lock

Yes

Second Curtain Synchronisation

Yes

HotShoe/ PC terminal

Yes/ No

External Flash Compatibility

E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless optical multi-flash support

External Flash Control

via camera menu screen

Shooting

Modes

Scene Intelligent Auto (Stills and Movie), No Flash, Creative Auto, SCN(Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Group Photo, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control, Food, Kids, Candlelight), Creative filters, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual (Stills and Movie), Self Portrait

Picture Styles

Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)

Colour Space

sRGB and Adobe RGB

Image Processing

Highlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)
Multi Shot Noise Reduction
Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination, Chromatic aberration correction, Distortion correction, Diffraction correction
Creative filters (Grainy B/W, Soft focus, Fish-eye effect, Water painting effect, Toy camera effect, Miniature effect, HDR art standard, HDR art vivid, HDR art bold, HDR art embossed)
Multi-exposure
Resize, Crop (JPEG only)

Drive modes

Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s +remote)

Continuous Shooting

Max. Approx. 5fps.

Live View Mode

Coverage

Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)

Frame Rate

29.97 fps

Focusing

Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Face detection and Tracking AF, FlexiZone-Multi, FlexiZone-Single)
One-shot AF and Servo AF selectable for Stills and Movie

Metering

Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor.
Evaluative metering, partial metering, spot metering, center-weighted average metering.

Display Options

Grid overlay (x3), Histogram

File Type

Still Image Type

JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.30 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0)
RAW: 14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording

RAW, RAW + L possible.

Image Size

JPEG 3:2: (L) 6000 x 4000, (M) 3984 x 2656, (S1) 2976 x 1984, (S2) 2400×1600,
JPEG 4:3: (L) 5328×4000, (M) 3552×2664, (S1) 2656×1992, (S2) 2112×1600,
JPEG 16:9: (L) 6000×3368, (M) 3984×2240, (S1) 2976×1680, (S2) 2400×1344,
JPEG 1:1: (L) 4000×4000, (M) 2656×2656, (S1) 1984×1984, (S2) 1600×1600,
RAW: (RAW) 6000×4000

Movie Type

MP4 (Video: H.264 inter frame, Sound: Linear PCM / AAC, recording level can be manually adjusted by user)
MOV (Video: H.264 All-I Full HD, no sound) – time-lapse movie only

Movie Size

1920 x 1080 (59.94, 50 fps) inter-frame
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.98 fps) inter-frame
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25) lite inter-frame
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps) inter-frame
1280 x 720 (29.97, 25) lite inter-frame
640 x 480 (29.97, 25) inter-frame
640 x 480 (29.97, 25) lite inter-frame

Movie Length

Max duration 29min 59sec

Folders

New folders can be manually created and selected

File Numbering

(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset

Other Features

Custom Functions

11 Custom Functions

Metadata Tag

User copyright information (can be set in camera)
Image rating (0-5 stars)

LCD Panel / Illumination

Yes / Yes

Intelligent Orientation Sensor

Yes

Playback zoom

1.5x – 10x

Display Formats

(1) Single image with information (2 levels)
(2) Single image
(3) 4 image index
(4) 9 image index
(5) 36 image index
(6) 100 image index
(7) Jump Display

Slide Show

Choose images with Image Search
Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10/20 seconds
Repeat: On/Off
Background music: On/Off
Transition effect: Off, Slide in 1, Slide in 2, Fade 1, Fade 2, Fade 3

Histogram

Brightness: Yes
RGB: Yes

Highlight Alert

Yes

Image Erase/Protection

Erase: Select image, select range, all images in folder, all images on a card, all found images (during image search)
Protection: Single image, select range, all images in folder, all images on a card, all found images (during image search)

Menu Categories

Menu interface adjustable by the user between standard and guided
(1) Shooting menu
(2) Playback menu
(3) Setup menu
(4) Display Options menu
(5) My Menu

Menu Languages

25 Languages
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Firmware Update

Update possible by the user.

Interface

Computer

Hi-Speed USB

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi (2.4GHz) Channels: IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11g, IEEE802.11n

Wi-Fi Security

Camera Access Point: WPA2-PSK with AES encryption or open
Infrastructure: Shared key, with WEP encryption, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK with TKIP/AES encryption or open

Bluetooth

BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy Technology)

NFC

Included

Other

Video output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC compatible), External microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack)

Direct Print

Canon Printers

Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge

PictBridge

Yes

Storage

Type

SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible)

Supported Operating System

PC & Macintosh

Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 (With Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 is installed)10
Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11 / 10.12

Software

Image Processing

Digital Photo Professional 4 (RAW Image Processing)

Other

EOS Utility
EOS Lens Registration Tool
EOS Web Service Registration Tool
EOS Sample Music
Picture Style Editor
Camera Connect app available on iOS and Android devices

Power Source

Batteries

1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E17

Battery life

Viewfinder: Approx. 650 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)11
Viewfinder: Approx. 620 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Live View: Approx. 260 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Live View: Approx. 240 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)

Battery Indicator

4 levels

Power saving

Power turns off after 10/30 (10 sec viewfinder/30 sec Live View, functions, image playback etc.) sec, 30 sec, 1, 2, 4, 8, or 15 mins.

Power Supply & Battery Chargers

AC Adapter AC-E6(N), DC coupler: DR-E18, Battery charger LC-E17

Accessories

Viewfinder

Eyecup Ef
Rubber Frame Ef
E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses
Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15II
Magnifier MG-Ef
Angle Finder C

Wireless File Transmitter

Built in Wi-Fi transmission with Bluetooth and NFC
Connectivity to Smart devices is possible with Android version 4.0-4.4/5.0-5.1 or iOS 7.1/8-8.3.
NFC connectivity is possible only with compatible Android devices

Lenses

All EF and EF-S lenses

Flash

Canon Speedlites (90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 430EX III-RT, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)

Remote Controller/ Switch

Remote Switch RS-60E3, Remote Controller BR-E1, Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3 via Remote Controller Adapter RA-E3

Other

Hand Strap E2, GP-E2, Directional Stereo Microphone DM-E1, Protecting Cloth PC-E1, PC-E2, HDMI Cable HTC-100, Interface Cable IFC400PCU, IFC-200U/500U

Weight and Dimensions

Body Materials

Chassis: Aluminum alloy and polycarbonate resin with glass fiber

Exterior: Polycarbonate resin with glass fiber and special conductive fiber

Operating Environment

0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity

Dimensions (W x H x D)

122.4 x 92.6 x 69.8mm

Weight (including battery and card)

Black: Approx. 453g Silver: Approx. 454g White: Approx. 456g

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.

Subject to change without notice.

  1. Dual Pixel CMOS AF – AF is possible over an area of approx. 80% Vertical x 80% Horizontal of the frame
  2. Peripheral Cross type AF points will not function as a cross type AF points with the following lenses: EF 35-80mm f4-5.6 (II/III/USM), EF35-105mm f4.5-5.6 (USM). EF 80-200mm f4.5-5.6 (II)
  3. Maximum number of AF frame is dependent on selected image aspect ratio
  4. Dual Pixel CMOS AF – AF is possible over an area of approx. 80% Vertical x 80% Horizontal of the frame
  5. With One-Shot AF, at 23°C/73°F, ISO 100, Based on Canon’s testing standards and environment)
  6. With One-Shot AF, at 23°C/73°F, ISO 100, Based on Canon’s testing standards and environment)
  7. With EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM at 50kph
  8. Recommended Exposure Index
  9. With 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 dpt
  10. Software applications compatible with Windows 10 in Windows 10 Desktop Mode only
  11. Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated

Canon EOS 6D Mark II unveiled

Press release issued by Canon UK:

Canon reveals the highly anticipated EOS 6D Mark II – Realise your creative vision with the latest generation full frame DSLR camera

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 29 June 2017 – Canon has today unveiled the highly anticipated EOS 6D Mark II, the latest addition to Canon’s full frame DSLR line up, designed for both passionate hobbyist and professional photographers.

Successor to Canon’s EOS 6D, the EOS 6D Mark II features Canon’s latest generation technologies and is designed for a range of specialist photography categories, from travel to portraits. It offers huge advancements to users allowing greater shooting possibilities, additional control and flexibility to achieve their photography vision.

The EOS 6D Mark II has been developed following feedback from users, and as such, will enable photographers to go beyond their limits as they take their creations further. With its new full frame 26.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC 7 processor, 45 point AF system and Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, the EOS 6D Mark II delivers the highest quality images fulfilling the needs of both professionals and hobbyists alike.

Push the boundaries with the latest generation technology

With a new 26.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor, the EOS 6D Mark II offers unrivalled image quality and improved performance.

Its high dynamic range ensures exceptional exposure latitude so users can push boundaries when shooting in bright light conditions.

The improved ISO 40,000, expanding to ISO 102,400, allows flexibility so documentary photographers can snap scenes with the confidence that details will be retained even in the darkest nights.

The latest DIGIC 7 processor creates high quality files straight from the camera.

With the EOS 6D Mark II users can achieve greater control over their creative vision thanks to the 45 point AF system, which can be customised and allows more precise tracking.

Alongside DIGIC 7’s image processing advancements, the EOS 6D Mark II can predict the movement of a subject across the frame and respond rapidly. When combined with the 6.5 fps, the EOS 6D Mark II opens a whole new range of possibilities.

The EOS 6D Mark II’s new AF system retains the ability to accurately lock onto subjects even in the lowest lighting, perfect for portraits in diminishing ambient lights.

Canon’s renowned Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology allows for high performance tracking as well as smoother focusing, and shorter focusing times, for movies. These features are a great advantage for shooting macro and product photography aided by the Live View screen.

The EOS 6D Mark II is the first full frame EOS camera to include built-in 5-axis movie stabilisation that counteracts shake when footage is captured hand-held and on-the-move.

The vari-angle LCD touch-screen allows users to switch focus at the tap of the screen and reach tricky angles when shooting unusual perspectives or in a crowd.

Offering even smarter connectivity, the EOS 6D Mark II boasts Wi-Fi and Bluetooth[i] for an always on connection. Giving users even more flexibility when transmitting images to smart devices, users can easily share their work to speed up their workflow. Its capabilities allow photographers to control their camera from their smartphone to shoot images or video remotely; advantageous for users cautious of distracting their subject with movement, such as a resting butterfly. The built-in GPS keeps track of location, allowing you to automatically chronicle the destinations in which you create your stories.

The EOS 6D Mark II is a compact and lightweight full frame DSLR camera. It is resistant to dust and moisture, making it ideal for on-the-go shooting whilst offering top performance to complement users’ needs.

The EOS 6D Mark II is the first camera from Canon to have both 4K time-lapse movie mode and intervalometer for more diverse movie making. Getting creative is made even easier and capturing footage in up to 4K resolution is ideal for shooting star-scapes in brilliant detail. The built-in intervalometer gives users maximum possibilities when editing their time-lapse movies.

BATTERY GRIP BG-E21

BG-E21 is a bespoke battery grip for EOS 6D Mark II which can hold two battery packs simultaneously, and is compatible with both LP-E6N and LP-E6 battery packs. By improving the camera’s battery life BG-E21 doubles the number of possible shots. BG-E21 replicates the buttons of the top right body of EOS 6D Mark II. This means that the camera can be used in exactly the same way when shooting vertically, ensuring the ergonomics is not hindered.  Users will also help to provide better handling and balance when shooting with heavier lenses.

Pricing and availability

  • The EOS 6D Mark II will be available in July 2017 with an RRP of  £1,999.99/€2,499.99 body only
  • The EOS 6D Mark II can also be purchased with an EF 24-105 STM kit with an RRP of £2,379.99/€2,944.99

ENDS

[i] Always-on connection between smart device and camera via Bluetooth® requires initial set up with Canon Camera Connect app. Stability of the Bluetooth® connection depends on model of smart device and other environmental factors. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth® SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Canon Inc. is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. Requires Bluetooth® version 4 or later and iOS 8.4, Android 5.0 or higher.