The Change Log: News, Additions & Supplements in 2010 - Canon EOS Technoclopedia

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Last update in 2010. Lots of small revisions and additions this time, including Canon EF production code decoding list.


  • Reflecta announces the ImageBox LCD9 Film Scanner
  • Tamron adds an AF 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 Di-II LD VC PZD to the lineup

More Additions:

  • Metz Mecablitz 32 CT-3 and CT-4 added
  • found another Sigma 12mm F8 Fisheye rebadge by Prinz


There isn't really anything going on at the moment, therefore no updates here. DPReview posted an indepth review for the EOS 60D. Canon announced a delay for some of their new lenses (the fisheye zoom and two tele lenses). That's it on side of facts. There is an additional rumor about an EF 100-400mm lens coming in 2011, which is somehow confirmed (it's not said, who confirmed it ... see for more). There also will be some more Zeiss lenses, but that's all more on the wishlist's side of life.


More Photokina Leftovers:

  • Nissin announced Di622 and Di866 Mark II versions and a ring flash MF18 micro
  • Polaroid rebadges of Tumax flashguns found: PL-108AF, PL-126PZ and PL-144AZ Studio Series

More Additions:

  • revised Misc 3rd Party Flash List and added manufacturer informations for many contract productions
  • Luxon 132 AF-C, Miranda C-AF 28, 32 & 36
  • Phoenix SmartFlash 92C
  • Suntax TTL flashes 132AF, 638AF, 926AF and 928AF (think I'm still missing something like a 728AF model here)
  • Vivitar TTL flashes 729AF, 730AF, 850AF and RF 6000AF


Photokina News:

  • Elicar presented a MF 300-600mm F4.5-6.3 rotary type zoom prototype
  • Kenko presented a KFS-900 film scanner (with completely unknown tech specs)
  • Kowa offered a manual Prominar 500mm F5.6 FL modulary tele lens, which can be turned into a 350mm F4.0 or a 850mm F9.6
  • Metz just introduced a Mecablitz 24 AF-1, a 36 AF-5 and a 44 AF-1 Digital
  • Phottix presented Helios radio triggers
  • Reflecta released the x5 Scan stand-alone film scanner
  • Samyang came up with a V-DSLR version of its 8mm F3.5 Fish-Eye
  • Sigma announced an AF 150mm F2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Macro and an AF 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM, as well as two new flash guns - the EF-610 DG ST and DG Super
  • Sky Wise Mold announced a MeiKe Speedlite FN-950 system dedicated flash (tech specs still missing)
  • Starblitz presented the SDI 30 ETTL (Tumax rebadge)
  • Sunblitz popped out of the nothing and presented new Suntax flash clones including the DAF 4500C
  • Tumax added DPT Series 5 flashes
  • Tonta Electro Optical presented their new Lens2scope (see Fun Stuff)
  • VistaQuest introduced a VQ-FS503 Film Scanner

More News:

  • added a new section called Misc Stuff dealing with selected bags (Lowepro), cases (B+W Outdoor.Cases), power cells (Sanyo Eneloop) and more
  • Phottix Strato radio triggers released
  • Samyang released a 35mm F1.4 AS UMC
  • Schneider-Kreuznach announced new Tilt-Shift lenses for 2011 including a 50mm F2.8 PC-TS Super-Angulon and a 90mm F4.0 PC-TS Makro-Symmar
  • Sky Wise Mold released the MeiKe Flash Quick TX/RX radio triggers (aka RC7)

More Additions:

  • Hähnel Combi TF radio flash triggers (released back in June)
  • Kenko finally added the DGX version of their Teleplus 2x MC4 to the catalog
  • Marumi DPZ420AFC found
  • MeiKe C-AF Extension Tubes and 46 - 68mm Vario Extension Tube found at Photokina
  • Reflecta added a big format film scanner called MittelformatScanner MF5000
  • VistaQuest VQ-FS501 found
  • Walimex sneaked in with its Pro 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC EOS Samyang clone sister
  • YongNuo announced a Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2 and gave out first samples for testing

Coming soon:

  • UW housing stuff
  • some more product pictures
  • some lens comparisons



There are a lot of things changing in my real life at the moment. Things include a new camera - I just bought an EOS 5D II :) - and thus new plans to reactivate my photo blog, a new job coming along, a new home coming along and a newly awakened addiction to windsurfing, that raised since a while. Therefor I will spend less time for this project for a while. Also, to ensure its availability during moving house and stuff I will leave the mirror at Webuda in charge of everything.


  • Zeiss announced a 35mm F1.4 Distagon T* to be available in early 2011


  • new entries for the Equipment Documentation list



  • Back from Spain. Stumbled across a shop selling a Tokura DPZ420AF. Google adds a Tokura PF-30X. Added.
  • Canon USA announced an EOS 7D Studio Version available on special order, that has also been shipped within the US in a very small number (see Galbraith).
  • Canon announced a bunch of EOS line-up additions to heat up for Photokina: the EOS 60D, an EF 8-15mm F4 L USM Fisheye, an EF 70-300mm F4.0-5.6 L IS USM, an EF 300mm F2.8 L IS II USM, an EF 400mm F2.8 L IS II USM as well as updates to the Tele Extenders, the EF 1.4x III and EF 2x III.
  • Canon additionally announced the development of an EF 500mm F4.0 L IS II USM and an EF 600mm F4.0 L IS II USM, which will both be available as prototypes at Photokina.
  • Metz are going to update their Mecablitz flash series with the 50-AF 1 and 58-AF 2 (announced for Photokina 2010).

Misc Additions:

  • PhotoZone Test of the Voigtländer 20mm F3.5 Color Skopar SL II
  • EISA Awards 2010-11


HTML Tweaking:

  • added a small script to automatically show last modified dates


  • further extended equipment documentation list
  • Canon Lens Coffee Mugs
  • Novoflex EOS/NIK-NT mount adapter added
  • Pixel Knight TR-332
  • Phottix Atlas Pro Radio Flash Triggers



  • Yay!! Holidays!!! Like advertised, I'll upload everything to the mirror at Webuda tomorrow.
  • Went through the Canon White Papers and digged the web for some correct info on Canon SLR AF sensor details. Feel like reading a crystal ball. If you have any valuable sources on that topic, please let me know.


New Tests from PhotoZone:

  • Samyang 8mm F3.5 Fish-Eye CS
  • Samyang 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC
  • Sigma AF 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM
  • Sigma AF 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG HSM

Other Changes:

  • further extended equipment documentation list
  • Electrophysics Night Vision stuff moved into its own section



  • further extending equipment documentation list



  • Avigilon Video Surveillance Camera / Recording System (feat. C/EF mount)


HTML Tweaking:

  • added some descriptional <noscript> content to the index file for plaintext users and Google indexing


  • further extending equipment documentation list
  • Tumax DSS03 and SS01 slave shoes added



  • Tokina just announced that new 16-28mm F2.8 SD FX AT-X AF PRO (with complete tech specs) to be released to the markets.


  • further extending equipment documentation list
  • split up Sunpak and Sigma Flashes from the general flash list to their very own listings
  • PocketWizard AC3 Zone Controller, AC9 AlienBees Adapter and Power ST4
  • Soligor PZ-42 AF
  • Soligor FT-3 IR flash trigger module
  • Sunpak auto 622 Pro
  • Sunpak MZ 440 AF



  • list for equipment documentation wildly extended
  • Promaster Electronic Flash Triggers
  • Promaster FTD 4500AF, FTD 5500 and 5700


  • Promaster FA 1000
  • Promaster FT 1700 (both Thyristor "only" flashes)



  • Added a new list for equipment documentation available on the net, plus some links for where to find which files.



  • Panagor 90mm F2.5 M42 (no clue where I found this, never seen again)


  • Sigma 55mm F2.8 Multi (Coated) Macro Focusing Standard YS (migrated from AddLog)
  • Sigma 100mm F2.8 XQ Macro System Focusing (migrated from AddLog)


and ... more code opting:

  • rewrote the Menu using CSS instead of tables in tables
  • some more bits and pieces here and there
  • Good thing about it: It's CSS.
  • Bad thing about it: That new code didn't work too well in Quirks Mode. Thus I finally completely dropped support for Scrollbar Color Styles for Opera, since Opera only supports them in Quirks Mode. I really feel sorry for that, since I both like Opera and Scrollbar Styles (that said, I could do well without lame Firefox instead).


and ... more code opting:

  • rewrote the Menu using CSS instead of tables in tables
  • some more bits and pieces here and there
  • Good thing about it: It's CSS.
  • Bad thing about it: That new code didn't work too well in Quirks Mode. Thus I finally completely dropped support for Scrollbar Color Styles for Opera, since Opera only supports them in Quirks Mode. I really feel sorry for that, since I both like Opera and Scrollbar Styles (that said, I could do well without lame Firefox instead).


HTML Code Opting again:

  • optimized the XTHF scripting stuff a bit (the script I use to keep the table headers in sight when scrolling down)
  • put some layout stuff into css and saved some more bits
  • finished "tagging" the picture section for Google & co
  • Google Site Search was removed, never worked like expected

New Additions:

The first bunch of Samyang 14mm F2.8 duplicates became available:

  • Polar 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC
  • Rokinon 14mm F2.8 ED Aspherical IF
  • Walimex Pro 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC

Bower and Falcon were the first to list them. Bower annonced a 14mm F2.5 a good while ago, while now they do announce a 14mm F2.8 (not that it will matter, I just mention it out of curiosity). Falcon had it on their website with the first Samyang announcements in 2009 already and still has a pic and sample shots of it as a first test, but for now it's disappeared from Falcon's pages. Lenstip claims to have received the sample from FoxFoto, well ... bad people claim lenstip belongs to FoxFoto ;).

Vivitar and Opteka don't seem to care about a release for now.

More News:

  • Bower SFD52 dual flash / ring flash was released


Just stumbled across another worthy third party flash listing at


  • Brilliant DMAF 18ETTL, DMAF 20ETTL and PZ 46 ETTL
  • Brilliant Multiplex MXU
  • Godox Reemix RMI
  • YongNuo YN465, YN467 and YN468 Speedlites
  • Zeikos ZE-440EX, ZE-680EX and ZE-MR26EX


HTML Code Opting:

  • Just revised some of the HTML and JPG code to speed up site loading processes. Most of the .js code is now included with each page to lower the number of server requests per page load, also sent all the jpg files through JPG & PNG Stripper (it deletes Exif data, color profile etc. and thus shrinks files to a serious amount ... from my understanding, if you edit everything in sRGB before, there will not be a difference in onscreen viewing). Hope it helps.
  • Process Logs now open in popup windows.
  • Technoclopedia tag addded to all page headers' title sections. I'm curious whether Google will alter search result listing for strings like EOS Tec etc.



Second bunch of equipment pictures sent to me by Henrik Möller followed (see last news). Many thanks for these shots:

  • Canon EOS 1N
  • Canon EOS 10
  • Canon EOS 100
  • Canon EOS 1000
  • Canon EOS 1000F
  • Canon EOS 3
  • Canon EOS 30
  • Canon EOS 300 (to follow later)
  • Canon EOS 300X
  • Canon EOS 3000
  • Canon EOS 3000N
  • Canon EOS 5
  • Canon EOS 50
  • Canon EOS 50E
  • Canon EOS 5000
  • Canon EOS RT
  • Canon EOS 620
  • Canon EOS 650
  • Canon EOS 750 (to follow later)
  • Canon EOS 850
  • Canon EOS IX7
  • Canon EOS IX



Back in November I shot a bunch of equipment pictures, that I finally managed to postprocess. Not to forget, some visitors contributed shots, too. Thanks to Rokas Kundrots (the guy behind the Rokas Photo & Video Ebay store), Volker Bartheld and Markus Bydolek in this place. The following equipment got pictured:

  • Canon EF-M
  • Canon EOS 300 (Date Model)
  • Canon EOS 500N (Silver & Black Editions)
  • Canon EOS 750QD
  • Canon EOS 1000FN
  • Canon EOS 300D
  • Canon EF 28-80mm F3.5-5.6 II
  • Canon EF 35-105mm F4.5-5.6 USM
  • Canon EF 50mm F1.8 II
  • Cosina AF 19-35mm F3.5-4.5
  • Exakta AF 75-300mm F4.5-5.6
  • Promaster AF 28-105mm F4.0-5.6
  • Quantaray AF 28-105mm F3.8-5.4 Aspherical IF
  • Sigma AF 28-80mm F3.5-5.6 Aspherical Macro
  • Sigma SAF 28-200mm F3.8-5.6
  • Tamron AF 70-300mm F4.0-5.6 (172D)
  • Tamron AF 80-210mm F4.5-5.6 (178D)
  • Tokina 28-210mm F3.5-5.6 EMZ 282 AF
  • Voigtländer AF 28-210mm F4.2-6.5 VMV APO-Zoomar
  • Porst MF 24mm F2.5 Extrem-WW MC Auto I
  • Metz Mecablitz 34 AF-3C

Another bunch of photos was sent to me by Henrik Möller, a collector from Switzerland. I hope to postprocess these within the next few days, so they will follow soon.


Server News:

  • My own server is (and hopefully stays) back to normal business, that means the root addy is fully and exclusively working again. I left a referrer at the webuda servers. Google labs doesn't show faster access times (opposite is the case), so I don't see an advantage to keep it up as regular mirror.


General News:

  • Maybe some of you might have noticed the recent change of internal adresses (the part): 2 weeks ago I catched some really freaky virus and had to do the Format C:\ type of rescue action. Since then I decided to upgrade my server hardware, so some flaws in accessibility were to be expected. Thus I moved the page over to some webspace for the meantime.
    Please do NOT bookmark these links, I will take it down again, after the server is running properly again in a few days.

Rant of the day:

  • Yes, hey ... I love that kind of BOFH stuff. Photodo webmasters just played russian roulette with all their product IDs resulting in links formerly leading to correct lenses now leading to everything else but what you are looking for. Great job, guys. Thanks a lot for making the web a bit more "flexible". Btw. ... that color scheme still is grandma's favorite.
    Well, I changed all Photodo links to lead to their site search, since they don't even provide a usefull site index. Can't afford the time at the mo to look up all the correct links again. Sorry for that.

New Tests from PhotoZone:

  • Canon TS-E 17mm F4.0L
  • Canon EF 24mm F1.4L II USM
  • Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8L IS II USM
  • Canon EF 85mm F1.2L II USM
  • Carl Zeiss 18mm F3.5 Distagon T* ZE
  • Carl Zeiss 25mm F2.8 Distagon T* ZF (on a 5D II, added to the Non-C/EF Standard Lenses)
  • Carl Zeiss 28mm F2.0 Distagon T* ZF (on a 5D II)
  • Carl Zeiss 35mm F2.0 Distagon T* ZF (on a 5D II)
  • Carl Zeiss 100mm F2.0 Makro-Planar T* ZF (on a 5D II)
  • Tamron AF 17-50mm F2.8 SP XR Di-II LD VC Aspherical
  • Tamron AF 60mm F2.0 SP DI-II Macro
  • Samyang 85mm F1.4 Aspherical IF
  • Sigma AF 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM
  • Sigma AF 17-70mm F2.8-4.0 DC Aspherical OS HSM Macro
  • Voigtländer MF 58mm F1.4 Nokton SL II (on a 5D II, added to the Non-C/EF Standard Lenses)


The News:

  • Canon announced the release of an EOS 550D Jackie Chan Eye of Dragon Special Edition produced exclusively for the chinese market.

More Additions:

  • Jay-Tech FS-170 Filmscanner


The News:

  • Zeiss announced the new series of Compact Prime CP.2 lenses and the Lightwight Zoom LWZ.2 optimized for shooting movies with both PL mount cine cameras and SLR photo cameras (C/EF as well as N/F available). The lenses simply feature an exchangeable mount piece. To be released in summer.
  • TIPA Awards 2010 are out and added.


Update for the Film Scanners list:

  • Hasselblad Flextight X5
  • Plustek Opticfilm 7600i
  • Reflecta MemoScan
  • Reflecta Proscan 7200
  • Reflecta x - x4 Scan

More Additions:

  • Mediax SilverScan
  • Reflecta CrystalScan 2700
  • Reflecta SilverScan 3600


More additions:

  • Canon Screw-On Color Filters
  • Skink Pinhole Pancake


More additions:

  • Olympus 24mm F3.5 and 35mm F2.8 Zuiko Shift SC / MC versions and their Sinaron equivalents


The News:

  • Vivitar list a new dedicated flash model, the Pro 648 Series 1 (released back in December).
  • Bower's website is working again and now shows product listings. They will come up with a 14mm F2.5 Samyang rebadge.

More additions:

  • Coastal Optical Systems 60mm F4.0 UV-VIS-IR Apo Macro and 105mm F4* UV-Micro-Apo opened the new special app lens list
  • Asahi Ultra Achromatic UV-IR lenses
  • Nikon UV-Nikkor lenses
  • Suntax RF18AF


  • Voigtländer MF 58mm F1.4 Nokton SL II leaked, but did not show up yet, so was removed for now


The News:

  • Tamron announces its first lens with ultrasonic drive technology since a while, the AF 70-300mm F4.0-5.6 SP Di VC USD. Release dates are not yet published.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: I still have problems to get the main content of the Tech Section (Canon EOS equipment and EF / AF lenses) delivered via Google serch results. Thus I tried something new and changed the address to You can still use the old addy, but I recommend to update your links and bookmarks for faster access. Otherwise you will go through a redirector each time.


Yeah, long time no see ... but not many things actually happened.

  • Canon released the EF 70-200mm F2.8L IS II USM in January and the EOS 550D in February. That's the only news, that indeed happened. The rest are (still very interesting) announcements for the future:
  • Cosina will release a new Voigtländer series 90mm F3.5 SLII Close Focus lens.
  • Samyang announced the final release of that new 14mm F2.8 ED Aspherical IF for March (that one was first expected for winter last year).
  • Sigma announced a bunch of new lenses at the recently held PMA: an 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM, a 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM, a 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG APO OS HSM, a 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM and an 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM. No marketing dates are known, but expect them sometime this year, since they are already listed in Sigma's lens lineup.
  • Tokina also announced a new 16-28mm F2.8 SD (IF) FX superwide zoom lens at PMA, but they couldn't even show a working demo version of it nor tell any tech specs. Be prepared, but don't count on it. Iirc Tokina announced a few lenses in the past this way, that were never released or at least took years to be released. But after all they are kinda overdue with new releases.

More additions:

  • finally found custom made pictures of the Photex 80mm F2.8 S&T-Lens proving its existence, added


Happy new year all. I'm pretty lazy at the moment, although I should postprocess and upload the latest equipment shots. But hey ... this update is about the 2009 access stats only:

I'm missing logs about January and almost the whole February, too. So this is only to be taken as approximately as always.

  • there were 633753 total requests including 188606 page requests
  • 19884 different IPs were recorded - the peak per week I recognized was 950 in the first half of December
  • 8.65GB were uploaded (sent), while the total disk space of the project is 230MB