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I know this news will make your day! Canon launched two new color version of their EOS-M2 camera which is available in Asia only (here on eBay)! That was it :(

via CanonWatch.

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  • July 10, 2014 01:58, dick ranez said:

    putting new feathers on this turkey still won't make it an eagle.

  • July 09, 2014 19:26, Ingolfur Hallgrimsson said:

    For the Canon folks with Canon lenses any update to the EOS mirrorless I guess would be nice - I sold my Canon DSLRs and lenses a while back or once I realized how much I like mirror-less for size and weight yet still nice IQ - I find it amazing ...

  • July 07, 2014 12:51, J Shin said:

    At the same time? I hope not! Of course, I was gonna say "no self-respecting American woman would do that in this decade," but, then again, I was wearing magenta and blue jeans yesterday. If I dress like I am *two* EOS Ms, what does it say about m...

This is a new lens patent describing a new EOS-M 22-46mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-63025
    • Publication date 2014.4.10
    • Filing date 2012.9.21
  • Example 7
    • Zoom ratio 2.09
    • Focal length f = 22.10-34.22-45.19mm
    • Fno. 3.60-4.59-5.60
    • Half angle ω = 31.72-21.76-16.48 °
    • Image height 13.66mm
    • 65.76-62.07-64.72mm lens length
    • BF 28.16-36.88-45.09mm

Found via CanonWatch.

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  • April 21, 2014 11:17, Simen1 said:

    It looks like the length is in operational mode. When turned of i expect it to retract to less then 20 mm. There is also very little glass in this lens. That indicate very low cost and weight. I guess it will be a new kit zoom for the EOS-M series...

  • April 21, 2014 10:53, Andrew said:

    Unless the lens retracts significantly from the quoted lens length when not in use and provides extraordinary iq, I really don't see any benefit this would bring over the 18-55 kit lens.

I was curious to see how different the results would be between Canon’s 85mm F1.2 and the Fuji 56mm F1.2. Both are considered to be top in quality for both companies and are meant to be a top notch portrait lens. In the case of the 85mm, we get a true 85mm F1.2 on a full frame camera while with the 56 F1.2, we get an 84mm F1.8 equivalent on a 1.5x APS-C cropped sensor. I tested the 85mm using the Canon 5D Mark III and the 56mm F1.2 using the Fuji XT-1.

On paper, this should mean that the images from the full frame sensor should look more rich, have more detail and should have shallower depth of field. At least this is what one who knows camera gear would guess. The one thing that holds true is that the 85mm does indeed have the ability to have a more shallow depth of field. Other than that…

Follow the link to see my findings:

http://andrewvanbeek.com/fuji-vs-canon-lenses/

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  • May 01, 2014 08:33, Romulus Locke said:

    I think the XT-1 and 56/1.2 really nails the focus every time. It must be the PDAF+CDAF combo.

  • April 22, 2014 14:32, Mike said:

    The Canon lens definitely produces the better images.

    However the full frame vs. crop sensor bokeh advantage only really comes into play at wider angles, not at 85mm. Put some 24/1.4, 35/1.4 and 50/1.2 lenses on that Canon body and Fuji has...

  • April 17, 2014 05:09, bousozoku said:

    It's shocking that the Canon exposures all seem to be off. The one thing I expect with the 5DMkIII is that it's incredibly accurate. Could it just be an Adobe problem?

In an interview with the Dpreview team Canon explained why they don't bet high on mirrorless:

DSLRs can capture the moment better than mirrorless, because you're viewing directly, not through an LCD.

Another reason is:

In the US, in terms of total number of cameras sold, mirrorless cameras account for less than 20%.

But Canon "will continue to produce new mirrorless cameras and although our competitors in this field are very strong, we hope we won't be beaten by them."

Well these are the official answers from Canon. But I do believe they know that if they would go serious with Mirrorless they would have two negative side-effect:

1) They would compete against their own DSLR cameras. Not a smart move seen that they are the king of the market.

2) They would have to publicly the Mirrorless cameras and this would bring attention to a market segment where the competition is very strong.

My two cent: Canon (and Nikon) will only make a serious mirrorless system camera if Sony-Fuji-MFT will start to erode their DSLR market. That's it.

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  • March 06, 2014 08:24, tecnoworld said:

    Ppl voting the 'unlike' to me should say why they don't like my posts. They are just ridicolous, otherwise. :-)

  • March 06, 2014 04:05, J Shin said:

    Ha!

  • March 06, 2014 01:30, Sil said:

    Exactly right.... Does anyone remember Kodak?!?!

Well, the big players Canon and Nikon keep showing their back to the mirrorless world. Imaging Resource received a message from Canon USA confirming that they do "not have plans to sell the EOS M2 (in US) at this time".

I believe Canon and Nikon will bring serious mirrorless cameras only if Sony and Fuji will manage to erode some of their DSLR market shares. And this is not happening yet.

 

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  • March 05, 2014 23:44, Rick Cox said:

    I'm curious what language on this planet can equate the quote:

    "not have plans to sell the EOS M2 (in US) at this time".

    and come up with a statement of:

    "Canon EOS M-2 will never be sold in USA!"

  • March 03, 2014 17:47, Lou Dallara said:

    Really interesting article and think it's right on.

  • March 03, 2014 16:31, JohnHoppy said:

    Apologies - Reichmann's article is entitled "Nobody knows anything".......!

Our reader "Zetton" sent us this pictures of the new Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 and Ibegon 12mm f/2.8 lenses. The Ibelux is the fastest native  mirrorless system camera lens to date and will ship for $2,000 in March. The Ibegon will cost a bot over $600 but launch date is unknown yet.

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  • February 18, 2014 12:28, Zetton said:

    thank you for picking up my photos!
    They were taken at CP+ 2014.

  • February 18, 2014 09:36, madmax said:

    He just said a "vast majority of people willing to buy this" and I agree. Maybe some pros really need to buy this. Anyway, probably better option than a Leica Noctilux for $11.000

  • February 18, 2014 09:04, Ulli Burer said:

    Just that people buying such lens doesn't mean you can predict how they are or what they will do with it. I could also say that I predict a sense of frustration in your words, but prob you are a capable photographer anyway?

The new Canon G1X mark II can be preordered at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.

And here are some links to early tests and hands-on to learn more about the new camera:

Ziv Koren shared his G1X mark II impressions on a Youtube video. Hands-on at Pocket-Lint. First Look at WhatDigitalCamera. Spanish first look at DSLRmagazine. Preview at Imaging Resource. Preview at CameraLabs.

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  • February 14, 2014 17:38, Michael Hunt said:

    Looks like a nice camera, fast zoom lens and nice features, but I don't see what pushes this above other cameras. It's pricey, priced above the RX100 and just below the RX10 with EVF, the video just looks okay, and while the images look very nic...

  • February 14, 2014 06:04, angus chan said:

    well..... what i think is.... if you can use US$1100 buy a M43 camera & lens..... with lens of equf. 24-120 F2-3.9.... then please go head....

    P.S.: the lens of 12-40 (i.e. 24-80) F2.8 is cost US$ 910 at amazon..... and lot bigger.

  • February 14, 2014 05:16, Rico said:

    Thank you angus, that seems promising!

    @madmax: I totally agree with you but the alternates I was thinking about would be a Panasonic GX7 (smaller sensor) or the new, yet to be released OMD-EM10 (again m43 sensor) or the new Sony a6000.