Happy 2014 everyone!! As promised back in September 2013 the Technoclopedia once again delivers up to date information as of today. What's been essentially new in 2013? Well, speaking of trends here, it's been definitely the year of the bare bulb flashes. And with the release of the Jinbei MF 200 I'm finally pretty sure we will see a lot more models to emerge in the future, looking at the trend in trigger development also with a wider emphasize on more advanced functions. That said, there was a huge step in advanced radio trigger technology with more and more products supporting High Speed Sync - or at least Hyper Sync. With the Pixel King II the trend even goes towards fully supported E-TTL. Dual Pixel CMOS AF was another key word in development dropped by Canon - introduced with the EOS 70D and afterwards announced as an upgrade for the C100. Speaking of trademarks it seems like the Samyang universe of rebadges became centered around / restricted a little more to Bower, Rokinon and Walimex. The other Elvises more or less left the building. Anyone not having been reading the term crowd funding or Kickstarter at least 5 times this year can be considered an illiterate anyway. And yes ... we got another Photokina year. That means, we can expect another rush of announcements out of the wild in September, and a few additional ones until then to make us thirsty. As soon as I can, I'll check my possibilities to make it to Cologne.
Did I mention crowd funding? The Canon EOS Technoclopedia needs more picture material! Check out the support page and use it! If you would like to support the project but want to meet up first, Photokina might be a good opportunity.
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The first Nikon F mount model to be released will be the Canon EOS C300N cine camera (spoiler below). A Canon EOS N80D DSLR announcement will follow during the next few days.
The Canon DV Luke announced in 2008 featured a classic Canon camcorder design.
Canon system owners will in no way have to worry about their existing lens collections. Classic Nikon F mount lenses will flawlessly mount on the new camera family without the need of using adapters. Furthermore proving their greatness towards their most faithful followers, Canon additionally announced the Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS N to be released. The adapter will provide full electronic control for all existing Canon EF lenses including support for Electronic-Manual driven models and Image Stabilizer functions. While the Nikon F mount does not feature any electronic coupling, the adapter is wired to the camera's USB port to deliver communication between camera and lens. Canon engineers confirmed, that there will be absolutely no drawback in performance. Quite the contrary is the case - tests performed with prototypes by an independant laboratory proved an AF speed increasement of up to 10%.
To those customers still prefering the dated Canon EF mount, Canon will offer a mount conversion service at very reasonable pricing. The service fee will include a body cover exchange showing the model type inscription without the additional N as well as shipping to Canon's factory in Japan, where highly complex mount measurements and readjustments will be applied. Customers chosing personal pickup afterwards are granted a free tour through the production grounds and a set of numbered bonus gimmicks including an enormous 3D engraved super sprectra coated lens element showing a picture of themself proudly holding their new camera. The glass is mounted to a very exclusive holder plate designed by Luigi Colani.
Long Live Canon!