Canon Announces EOS 50D
August 25, 2008
Canon has answered the call from advanced amateur photographers looking for a solid all-around lens with the introduction of the new EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens. With an incredible focal length range equivalent to 29-320mm in the 35mm format, the new EF-S 18-200mm lens will make an excellent addition to any camera bag, and it gives shooters a great lens to capture both standard as well as telephoto images.
Canon New EF-S 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 IS Lens
The new lens features Canon’s built in Optical Image Stabilization system which gives the equivalent effect of a shutter speed roughly 4 steps faster, for better image clarity, even in shaky shooting conditions. With a minimum focusing distance of 0.45m/1.5 ft. at all zoom settings, this new lens should prove to be ideal for those situations where swapping lenses isn’t an option. An ideal complement to the EOS 50D SLR camera and all other EF-S compatible EOS SLR cameras, the EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens is scheduled to be in stores this October at an estimated selling price of $699.00.
Some similarity between the EOS 1000D and EOS 1D Mark III are 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor, powered by DIGIC III Image processor and has a built in EOS Integrated Cleaning System. Apart from the EOS 1000D’s only 3 frame per second shooting rate, this camera are suitable for most photographers to act as a backup body. The continuous shooting mode however has virtually no limit on shooting Large or Fine JPEGs at 3888 x 2592 pixels each as it can shoots as much as 514 images.
Here are the official sample images taken by the new Canon EOS 1000D using lenses including EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS (The kit lens), EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM, and EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM.
|Focal Length & Maximum Aperture||200mm f/2|
|Lens Construction||17 elements in 12 groups|
|Diagonal Angle of View||12° (on full-frame sensor camera)|
|Focus Adjustment||Inner focusing system with USM, AF with manual focus option|
|Closest Focusing Distance||6.2 ft. / 1.9m|
|Filter Size||52mm (Drop-in Gelatin Filter Holder)|
|Max. Diameter x Length, Weight||5.0 in. x 8.2 in./ 128mm x 208mm (maximum lens length); 5.6 lbs./2,520g|
Below are some sample photos of this lens mounted on a Canon EOS 5D full frame dslr. Photos are taken in JPEG mode and 100% cropped samples are available.
If you are staying in any of the following countries then you are entitled for a 2 years warranty for your 1D Mark III and 1Ds Mark III:
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
The EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark III cameras are Canon’s benchmark for absolute quality and professional performance. To express our pride in our flagship products, we’re making you this attractive offer.
For a limited time only, Canon is offering in addition to its standard warranty a one-year extended warranty absolutely free. This gives you a total warranty period of two years from date of purchase.
The offer is valid on all purchases made before 31 December 2008. So, whether you already own the EOS-1Ds Mark III or EOS-1D Mark III for a little while, or just bought it, you will benefit from the one-year extended warranty.
The deadline for registration is 31 January 2009.
(TechCentral)- CANON Marketing Malaysia has officially opened its first Canon EOS Pro Centre concept store at Berjaya Times Square in Kuala Lumpur. Liew Sip Chon, Canon president and chief executive officer, said the new EOS Pro Centre is the first of its kind in Malaysia and South East Asia.
The Canon EOS Pro Centre features a wide range of EOS (DSLR) professional cameras and accessories, allowing customers to try, touch and feel the products.
The centre can become an avenue for customers to come and discuss issues regarding their camera equipment. While they are here, customers can even try out new lenses and even purchase them,” said Liew.
Canon said the flagship concept store would also double up as a training centre offering seminars and photography workshops for both amateur and professional photographers.
“Aside from meeting the needs of our customers, photo associations can organise workshops and activities such as studio shooting sessions at the EOS Pro Centre,” said consumer imaging and information division assistant director, Calvyn Laang.
“We hope this new centre will act as a bench mark for other EOS Pro Centres in the near future,” said Liew.