Samyang Launches World’s First AF 14mm F2.8 for Canon RF Mount
October 25th 2019 – Seoul, South Korea: Global optics brand Samyang Optics has announced the world’s first ‘AF 14mm F2.8 RF’ specifically designed for RF mount.
Samyang Optics, known for its wide-angle lenses, packs 113.9 degree ultra-wide angle and excellent optical performance into a compact lens designed for mirrorless cameras.
The World’s First AF 14mm F2.8 for RF mount
Samyang launched the first manual focus lenses for RF mount (MF 14mm F2.8 and MF 85mm F1.4) in February to meet consumer demand for lenses to fit Canon mirrorless RF cameras and now this new AF lens follows in its footsteps. Samyang Optics, which first introduced autofocus lenses for Sony FE mount in 2016 and in the 3 year since, it has become known for being the world’s first third-party lens manufacturer to release lenses for new camera mounts, making it one of the world’s leading companies in the global lens industry. In 2018, Samyang also launched autofocus lenses for Canon EF mount and Nikon F mount. The new RF lens has been added to the line-up as the Canon RF mirrorless camera market grows.
Outstanding Performance from the Master of Wide Angle Lens
From the world-renowned master of wide angle lenses, Samyang’s AF 14mm F2.8 RF has 14 lens elements in 10 groups, with 6 special elements including 3 aspherical, 1 high refraction and 2 extra-low dispersion elements. These special optics provide minimum distortion and outstanding image quality from corner to corner, with 113.9 degrees of wide angle. Also the 7 aperture blades create soft and circular bokeh with sharp light-rays.
Light and Compact Mirrorless AF Lens
Previously, Canon RF camera users had to put an RF adapter onto their Canon EF lens to enjoy a 14mm wide-angle, making a size and weight that is not ideal for use with a mirrorless camera. The new Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 RF is designed exclusively to prioritise the user experience of mirrorless cameras. As a result, the length of the flange back was reduced and so the length and weight of the lens were also lowered to maximise the handling experience. Also minimised is the weight of the focusing system, for fast and accurate AF performance.
User-oriented Lens Device Design
The new lens is equipped with a switch that allows easy changing between AF and MF when manual focus is required, or for fine adjustments. Dust and moisture resistant weather sealing ensures a more secure experience under outdoor conditions. There is also a rear filter holder on the mount to create more diverse images and a new Lens Station which allows USB updating of firmware and other lens settings.
Available in November
The Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 RF lens will become available during in November 2019 with a suggested retail price of £629 (including VAT).
Canon launches a world first RF lens – the third addition to its F2.8L trinity series – and a new portrait lens for the RF mount
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 24 October 2019 – Canon Europe, world leader in lens manufacturing, launches the RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS, delivering on its commitment to introducing six RF lenses for the EOS R System to the market in 2019. Completing Canon’s F2.8L trinity series for the RF mount, the RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM is the world’s shortest and lightest[i] interchangeable lens with a focal length of 70-200mm f/2.8 for interchangeable lens cameras[ii] with a 35mm Full Frame image sensor. The RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS sits in the new RF line-up as a complementary lens to the RF 85mm F1.2L USM. Sharing the same optical excellence, but with an added Canon unique DS coating, the RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS does not compromise on quality while achieving the desired soft bokeh look. With its shallow depth of field capabilities, it’s an ideal choice for capturing portrait shots with smooth backgrounds and drawing attention and focus on the subject.
Both lenses join Canon’s innovative RF lens line-up enabling photographers and videographers to capture high-quality still and moving images across all genres – from landscape and architecture, to portrait and nature, or sports and media. Offering incredible quality, durability and versatility there’s now a lens for all photographers – from enthusiasts to professionals – looking to expand their skill set and take stunning shots with the EOS R System in any shooting scenario.
The RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM – a lighter, shorter and trinity staple lens
Following the announcement of the RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM in August this year, the RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM completes Canon’s F2.8L zoom trinity lens series – three kit bag essential RF lenses enabling professionals and enthusiasts to capture subjects in practically any scenario with their large, bright f/2.8 aperture and zoom range.
The RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM is a great example of Canon’s commitment to supporting photographers with kit that helps push creative boundaries, futureproofing their content with the EOS R System. Weighing approximately 1,070g and is 146mm in length at its shortest – that’s around 28 per cent lighter and 27 per cent shorter than the existing EF mount model – photographers have the flexibility to shoot for longer periods of time, comfortably to capture the winning shot. The first RF lens with a white heat shield coating, the RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM will perform at a premium high standard whatever the weather.
The RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM is the first Canon lens to support an electronic floating focus control that drives the two lens groups individually with Dual Nano USMs – with this a high degree of quietness, power saving, and high-speed operation is achieved without sacrificing the lens’ compact size.
Equipped with Dual Nano USMs, the RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM also achieves high-precision still image AF and smooth movie AF in combination with the EOS R series Dual Pixel CMOS AF. This combination reduces focus breathing for video shooting. Coupled with 5 Stop IS (Image Stabilizer), images will be pin-sharp even when slowing the shutter speed down and in dark scenes – expanding the possibilities for handheld shooting.
The RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS – a picture perfect portrait lens
Retaining the stunning image quality and ease of use of the RF 85mm F1.2L USM, the addition of RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS to Canon’s RF line-up is its response to the variety of portrait photographers’ needs. Combining the large, maximum aperture of f/1.2 and close-up shooting, with a minimum focusing distance of 85cm, with its DS coating the RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS achieves greater expression – its dramatic blurring capabilities makes the subject ‘pop’ more than ever before.
This bokeh effect is made possible thanks to Canon’s original DS coating – a vapor-deposited coating technology that has a high transmittance at the center and a low transmittance toward the periphery. Without compromising on quality, the DS coating applied on the front and rear surfaces of the lens softly and smoothly blurs the entire outline of bokeh – not just on one side which is common of similar lenses on the market.
Not only is the RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS perfect for portraiture photography, the resulting bokeh effect this lens produces is perfect for achieving the desired ‘cinematic’ look many video content creators, across multiple genres from documentary to film, strive for. Dull, flat talking head videos are a thing of the past and the RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS is a RF lens that helps eradicate that.
Lenses which optimise Canon’s optical excellence
The RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM’s world’s first lens of its category status is made possible with Canon’s innovative new optical design. Utilising a large diameter and short back focus the degree of freedom in lens design, compared to conventional EF lenses, helps achieve exceptionally high image quality. Ensuring images are of premium quality, each aberration is successfully corrected by glass-molded aspherical lenses, UD lenses and Super UD lenses. In addition to this, SWC – a coating that achieves anti-reflectivity reducing flaring and ghosting – is used.
Mirroring the optical excellent standard of the rest of the RF line-up, by combining Canon’s proprietary technologies such as BR[iii] optics and UD lenses, chromatic aberration is thoroughly suppressed in the RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS enabling photographers to also achieve the highest of image quality. With its ASC anti-reflective coating reducing flaring and ghosting and the effective arrangement of ground aspherical lenses, the RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS, like the RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM and the rest of Canon’s RF lens line-up, enables professionals and enthusiasts to achieve outstandingly optically excellent images in their desired style.
Designed with professionals and enthusiasts in mind
As with all Canon products the RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS have been designed using customer feedback. Both lenses are dust and water-resistant enabling photographers to handle all weather conditions – giving peace of mind that, whatever the scenario, the kit will withstand the pressures and produce optically excellent images.
The highly customisable control ring of the RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS makes it possible to assign aperture, shutter speed, ISO speed, and exposure compensation as desired. The RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM features, a newly designed compact tripod mount which can be removed with a simple operation, to quickly change the vertical and horizontal framing when using a tripod.
Pricing & Availability:
The RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS will be available from December with the following RSPs:
RF 85mm f/1.2 DS: £3,249.99 / €3799.99
RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS UMD: £2,699.99 / €3149.99
For product information on the RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS please visit:
World’s shortest and lightest[iv] interchangeable lens with a focal length of 70-200mm f/2.8 for interchangeable lens cameras[v] with a 35mm Full Frame image sensor – ideal for sports, wildlife and portraits
Fast f/2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range
5 Stop IS (Image Stabilizer ) for shake free images
Fast-focusing with Dual Nano USMs
L- series quality and weatherproofing
RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS Key Features
High-performance 85mm prime lens
DS Coating for soft, smooth and defocused rendering
Large f/1.2 aperture
Customisable control ring – giving direct control over Tv/Av/ISO settings
L-series quality and weatherproofing
[i] Based on Canon research and as of October 2019
The new action hero: Canon Inc. announces development of the EOS-1D X Mark III
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 24 October 2019 – Canon Inc. today announces the development of the highly anticipated EOS-1D X Mark III – the successor to the world-renowned EOS-1D X Mark II. Perfect for sports and wildlife, the flagship DSLR is being developed using feedback from the worldwide community of EOS-1D X and EOS-1D X Mark II photographers, including extensive real-world testing with professional photographers globally. Boasting Canon’s rich heritage creating optically excellent products, the EOS-1D X Mark III offers an impressive step change in autofocus, with dramatically improved image quality, video and communications. Using the camera, professionals have the confidence they will get ‘the shot’ and can deliver it at a competitive speed – faster than ever before – ideal for the increasingly fast-paced industry.
Canon’s DSLRs continue to dominate professional photography. Speed, autofocus and high-speed communications are at the heart of the EOS-1D X Mark III making it ideal for professionals – especially in sports or wildlife – that are under pressure to capture and deliver optically excellent images of action that could be over in a fraction of a second.
Unrivalled: a step change in autofocus
The EOS-1D X Mark III is blisteringly fast – offering exceptional precision, reliability, high-performance autofocus and subject tracking – giving photographers a greater choice when it comes to the perfect shot selection. The camera’s new autofocus algorithm improves stability and tracking – with both optical viewfinder and Live View shooting – using deep learning technology to ensure accurate focus tracking for every shot. When using the optical viewfinder the EOS-1D X Mark III makes use of a new autofocus sensor offering approximately 28x the resolution in the centre of the sensor than the one in the EOS-1D X Mark II – the current go to camera for professional photographers.
Richard Heathcote, Senior Sports Photographer, Major Events, Getty Image said:“The new autofocus algorithm in the EOS-1D X Mark III takes subject tracking to a new level, with an intuitive controller and accurate results. It delivers as you would expect from the ultimate professional sports photography camera.”
Offering expanded AF brightness range with greater precision, the EOS-1D X Mark III has a range of autofocus capabilities enabling photographers to get ‘the shot’. In Live View users can make use of 525 AF areas using the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system covering approximately 90×100 percent of the image sensor. Using the same AF algorithm as when shooting with the optical viewfinder, it ensures enhanced flexibility when framing subjects, whether it’s a race car on a track or a bird in flight. The EOS-1D X Mark III supports significantly faster frame rates with full AF and AE, using either the optical viewfinder (up to approx. 16fps mechanical shutter) or Live View (up to approx. 20fps mechanical or electronic shutter), in addition to this the camera’s CFexpress card slots enable five times the RAW burst depth of its predecessor.
Challenge creativity – capture everything
A clear example of Canon’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovative imaging with optically excellent technology, the EOS-1D X Mark III supports an all new, Canon-developed, CMOS sensor and DIGIC processor, delivering greater image quality, at even higher ISOs, with the ability to capture stills in 10bit using the HEIF file format. The power of 4K resolution brings stories to life with the capabilities to shoot cinematically with 4K movies including 4K60p with 10bit Canon Log internal recording. Reducing the amount of equipment needed for professionals on any given project, the EOS-1D X Mark III also shoots in RAW for both movie and stills.
Content delivery, quicker than ever before
For professionals, content delivery is just as important as image capture – the EOS-1D X Mark III makes it easy, featuring built-in Wi-Fi and low-energy Bluetooth in addition to GPS. To keep pace with ever-shortening deadlines, the camera transfers data at twice[i] the speed of the EOS-1D X Mark II when using the built in ethernet, or the new optional wireless file transmitter – the WFT-E9 – which is also compatible with Canon’s recently launched Cinema EOS C500 Mark II camera. Coupled with simpler network set-up, the EOS-1D X Mark III greatly enhances the professional workflow.
An extension of the professional kit bag
Existing EOS-1D series users will be comfortable handling the EOS-1D X Mark III, allowing seamless navigation with trusted ergonomics – whilst the magnesium alloy body offers the durability expected from Canon’s EOS-1 cameras. Professional photographers can expect the same impressive build-quality as the EOS-1D X Mark II – phenomenal weather-sealing allows the camera to stand up to harsh conditions, including wind, rain and humidity. With incredible low-light shooting capabilities, the EOS-1D X Mark III’s illuminated buttons allow for precision operation in challenging, dark and dimly-lit conditions. The camera also offers a new additional control for selecting AF points, built into the AF-ON button, allowing photographers to change AF points on-the-fly for the best composition – further simplifying their work. Dramatically improved battery life – with the same LP-E19 – also allows professionals to shoot for longer periods of time, without having to change batteries, reducing the chance of missing a shot.
The Canon PowerShot SX70 HS features a powerful 65x fixed lens zoom with DSLR-style looks and true portability
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Thursday 20th September 2018 – Canon Europe announces the launch of the PowerShot SX70 HS, a bridge camera with a powerful 65x optical fixed lens zoom, equivalent to a 21-1365mm focal length. Featuring DSLR-style looks and handling, a 7.5 Vari-Angle LCD screen, 20.3 Megapixel sensor and 4K Ultra High Definition video, the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS is an ideal all-in-one camera, capable of handling all types of shooting scenario, without the need to carry multiple lenses.
Featuring cutting-edge technology to produce high-resolution images and 4K Ultra HD video
The PowerShot SX70 HS’s 65x zoom extends to an impressive 2730mm equivalent focal length with Canon’s ZoomPlus functionality, ideal for capturing distant scenes from afar. With a focal length of this strength, the camera is well equipped to capture everything from a concert, graduation ceremony or even the details on a distant plane. The 0cm macro mode enables users to focus on objects that are virtually touching the lens, ideal for capturing the intricate detail of a watch face, plate of food or wild flowers in bloom. The Zoom Frame Assist Lock function helps maintain framing when taking super-telephoto images, suitable for capturing fast-moving sports or wildlife.
The classic DSLR-style ergonomics of the camera and its high-resolution OLED electronic viewfinder delivers sturdy handling and control when composing photographs, particularly helpful at popular tourist attractions or while on the move.
The power of the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS lays with the cutting-edge and superfast DIGIC 8 processor, which produces high resolution images, 4K Ultra High Definition video and a continuous shooting speed of 10 fps (frames per second). The autofocus is highly responsive and adaptive, even in low-light and continuous autofocus is possible when shooting at 5.7 fps, allowing spontaneous moments to be captured with ease.
The DIGIC 8 processor also powers the cameras 4K Ultra HD video capabilities, including 4K time-lapse and 4K frame grabs, so stunning landscapes or special memories can be captured and preserved in the highest of resolutions.
The camera’s enhanced 20.3MP 1/2.3-type CMOS sensor delivers a 25 per cent increase in resolution, compared to the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS predecessor, the SX60 HS at 16.1MP, bringing a new level of detail and vividness to images. This sensor upgrade also means that large photo prints look beautiful when taken on the camera, doing justice to precious family memories as they take pride-of-place on the wall.
In addition to sharp JPEGs, the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS can capture images in RAW or compact RAW format, opening a world of professional post-production techniques, providing limitless ways to impress with optimised photographs.
It has never been easier to sync images or videos to a smart device, PC or Mac1 via the Auto Image Sync and Transfer mode using the Canon Camera Connect app (iOS/Android), or Image Transfer Utility 2 for PC and Mac. The PowerShot SX70 HS also features Remote Live View, which enables images to be taken remotely via a smartphone2, meaning no-one is ever left out of a family portrait.
Canon’s new premium bridge camera delivers a truly portable and versatile shooting experience, capable of capturing everything from a vlog to wildlife on the African Savanna or a portrait of a loved one at a family occasion. This multi-purpose camera will get users closer to the action, when it matters.
The Canon PowerShot SX70 HS will be available to purchase from November 2018
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
22.3mm x 14.9 mm CMOS
Approx. 24.20 megapixels
Approx. 25.80 megapixels
EOS integrated cleaning system
Colour Filter Type
Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens
Optical Image Stabilizer on compatible lens
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:
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
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
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
Selected on lens
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
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)
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.
+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).
3 shots +/-2 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments
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
Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
Automatic white balance with the imaging sensor
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
+/-3 levels in single level increments
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.
Fixed (Translucent LCD screen for information overlay)
Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF 600mm f/4 IS USM or shorter)
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.
Vari angle touchscreen 7.7 cm (3.0″) 3:2 Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040 K sRGB dots
Viewing Angle (horizontally/vertically)
Adjustable to one of seven levels
(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings
Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters)
Built-in Flash Coverage
up to 18mm focal length (35mm equivalent: approx. 29mm)
Built-in Flash recycle time
Approx. 3 seconds
Auto, Manual flash
Yes – with red-eye reduction lamp
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/- 2 EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Flash Exposure Bracketing
Yes, with compatible External Flash
Flash Exposure Lock
Second Curtain Synchronisation
HotShoe/ PC terminal
External Flash Compatibility
E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless optical multi-flash support
External Flash Control
via camera menu screen
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
Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
sRGB and Adobe RGB
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)
Resize, Crop (JPEG only)
Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s +remote)
Max. Approx. 5fps.
Live View Mode
Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
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
Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor.
Evaluative metering, partial metering, spot metering, center-weighted average metering.
Grid overlay (x3), Histogram
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
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
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
Max duration 29min 59sec
New folders can be manually created and selected
(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset
11 Custom Functions
User copyright information (can be set in camera)
Image rating (0-5 stars)
LCD Panel / Illumination
Yes / Yes
Intelligent Orientation Sensor
1.5x – 10x
(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
Choose images with Image Search
Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10/20 seconds
Background music: On/Off
Transition effect: Off, Slide in 1, Slide in 2, Fade 1, Fade 2, Fade 3
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 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
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese
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
BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy Technology)
Video output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC compatible), External microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack)
Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
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
Digital Photo Professional 4 (RAW Image Processing)
EOS Lens Registration Tool
EOS Web Service Registration Tool
EOS Sample Music
Picture Style Editor
Camera Connect app available on iOS and Android devices
1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E17
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%)
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
Rubber Frame Ef
E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses
Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15II
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
All EF and EF-S lenses
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)
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
[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.
Sleek, slim and stylish – introducing the PowerShot G9 X Mark II
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 4 January 2017 – Canon today refreshes its acclaimed PowerShot G-series with the PowerShot G9 X Mark II, a super slim, pocketable powerhouse. Offering superfast continuous shooting speeds of up to 8.2 fps, a large 1.0 type 20.1-megapixel sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 7 processor, the camera delivers responsive performance and stunning results with every press of the shutter. Whether you’re an enthusiast looking for a trusted companion, or ready to upgrade from a smartphone, the PowerShot G9 X Mark II is the camera to be carrying.
Power, performance, precision
With a DIGIC 7, and CMOS sensor at the heart, the PowerShot G9 X Mark II offers significantly improved performance and high quality results. Dual sensing image stabilisation offers 3.5-stop correction using parallel stabilisation processing, great for shooting on the go and keeping the frame steady even when your hand isn’t. For spontaneous moments – from surprise animal appearances to street performers – sustained continuous shooting at 8.2 frames per second, coupled with 0.14 second auto-focus ensures you’re always ready and have a camera that keeps up. To keep everything in the shot, the PowerShot G9 X Mark II packs a 3x optical zoom and 28mm wide angle lens, great for striking portraits and beautiful landscapes alike.
Memorable moments are captured with perfect clarity, whatever the light. The sensor significantly reduces noise and improves dynamic range for consistent performance day or night, while the f/2.0 lens lets in more light, giving you the freedom to use lower ISO or higher shutter speeds, and create beautiful background blur. For motion blur while capturing moving objects, the new Auto ND filter restricts light reaching the shutter, letting you use longer shutter speeds without over-exposure.
Create professional quality movies
Unleash your budding videographer and capture incredible Full HD movies; DIGIC 7’s improved subject tracking ensure you capture everything, from big, sudden movements to changes as small a change in facial expression.
Whether you’re climbing a mountain or exploring a city, there’s no need to stand still. Canon’s Dynamic Image Stabilisation automatically corrects camera shake, helping you shoot from any angle or on the move. For unique creations the PowerShot G9 X Mark II includes Time-Lapse movie capture, with a variety of settings to give you creative control.
A pocketable powerhouse
The PowerShot G9 X Mark II delivers amazing performance in a minimalist design and retro style, with an elegant and compact aluminium body – 25 per cent thinner than the G7 X Mark II. Weighing just 206g, it’s perfect for pockets and won’t weigh you down. The camera embodies a minimalist design, with the intuitive LCD touchscreen providing full control and access to settings, without adding bulky buttons, while the Lens Control Ring gives you greater control over aperture, shutter speed and zoom.
Stay connected and share your creations
Stay in touch with connectivity at your fingertips via the Wi-Fi button. Dynamic NFC lets you quickly connect and transfer images to compatible smart devices, including the Canon Connect Station, to easily share and safely store your photos and movies. The new Bluetooth compatibility means you can maintain a constant camera connection, so you can see and share your photographs via a phone or tablet even when your camera is tucked away. The features also mean smart devices can be used for Wireless Remote Shooting, helping you get in front of the lens for group shots and stand out selfies. With USB charging, you can conveniently charge anywhere your adventures take you.
PowerShot G9 X Mark II key features:
Pocketable premium image quality in any light
Take beautifully simple control
Easily capture superb, shareable Full HD movies
Designed for effortless creativity
Share your creations with the world – instantly
Pricing and availability
The PowerShot G9X Mark II will be available from February 2017 with an RRP of £449.99/€569.99.
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Capture the moment with Canon’s new easy-to-use compact cameras
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 4 January 2017 – Canon today unveils three new compact cameras that help you get ready to capture any spontaneous moment, with the introduction of the slim and stylish IXUS 185 and IXUS 190, and the mini-bridge superzoom, the PowerShot SX430 IS. The new IXUS models are the slimmest in the range, perfect if you want a camera to carry with you wherever you go, with image quality that wows. The PowerShot SX430 IS’s massive 45x zoom is perfect for families looking for a camera to take them closer to all their special moments, so they can be relived again and again.
The power of quality and zoom, in your pocket
Each new camera captures moments in impressive 20 Megapixel quality, as well as movies in HD 720p, with powerful optical zooms that give you the freedom to get closer to the detail. The IXUS 185’s 8x and the IXUS 190’s 10x optical zooms recline back into their bodies, which are so compact they can easily be slipped into a pocket or bag, while ZoomPlus digital doubles the zoom range, perfect for getting those hard to reach shots while still at full resolution. For really long distant scenes, the PowerShot SX430 IS’s impressive 45x optical zoom puts you at the heart of the action, while the 90x ZoomPlus takes you even closer.
To help you capture every friend, family or scene in the best light, the IXUS’s new Easy Auto feature automatically selects the best camera settings for you, and locks buttons to help you avoid pressing anything by mistake.. For added ease, Auto Zoom intelligently selects the best framing for stills and movies, all dependent on the number of people in shot.
With each press of the shutter, Canon’s Intelligent IS helps to ensure images are crisp, with minimal blur. Eight modes constantly adapt to the scene that’s being captured, from on a tripod to panning whilst shooting a child running, while Dynamic IS supports during movie shooting.
Create, share and remember
Newly introduced to each of the cameras is the new Date Button, which adds a date and time stamp to images for a visual reminder of when precious moments took place. Gone are the days of lengthy edits and slow uploads; you can easily share your snaps directly to social sites with the built in Wi-Fi or, with the IXUS 190 and PowerShot SX430 IS, by tapping the camera and your phone together to make an automatic wireless connection, thanks to Dynamic NFC.
IXUS 190 key features:
· Focus on the style with an easy, ultra-slim IXUS
· High quality results for all your best moments
· Seamless connectivity to share and shoot remotely
· Creative and easy with point and shoot simplicity
· Superb HD movies with one touch of a button
IXUS 185 key features:
· Easy, slim IXUS you can keep in your pocket
· Brilliant results for all your best memories
· Just point and shoot for beautifully easy results
· Have fun with easy creative modes
· Superb HD movies with one touch of a button
PowerShot SX430 IS key features:
· Big zoom you’ll want for every occasion
· Superb results for your proudest moments
· Seamless connections for easy sharing
· Effortless point and shoot creativity
· Superb HD movies at the touch of a button
Pricing and availability
· The IXUS 190 will be available at selected retailers from February 2017 with an RRP of £169.99/€219.99.
· The IXUS 185 will be available from February 2017 with an RRP of £119.99/€149.99
· The PowerShot SX430 IS will be available later this year at selected retailers with a RRP of £229.99/€299.99.
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Record and share with the new LEGRIA HF series
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 4 January 2017 – Canon today unveils a refreshed LEGRIA HF series with the introduction of the LEGRIA HF R806, LEGRIA HF R86 and LEGRIA HF R88. Offering an easy-to-use, quality HD video camera experience for families and memento seekers, the updated line retains the features of their predecessors and adds more creative control including flexible slow and fast motion effects, enhanced low light capability for clear and colourful movies and an all new body finish.
Creative features with class leading technology
Each of the camcorders now offer the ability to change framerates mid-recording with the new ‘Flexible’ slow and fast motion effects. Whether you’re slowing down at the crucial moment candles are blown out, or speeding up as your loved one dives from the board, you can add comic or dramatic effects with ease. To ensure your videos look natural and well lit, the Highlight Priority mode is backed-up with an improved Backlight Correction, which can now be selected directly when shooting. The combination of the two settings helps the camcorder analyse the scene to ensure all the detail is captured and the contrast between light and dark is sharper, even in bright scenes.
To help you navigate every setting the colourful 7.5cm high-res touch screen offers access to an easy-to-use interface, while Automatic scene takes the pressure away by intelligently changing the settings for you. With a long battery life, these camcorders keep going, and the LEGRIA HF R86 and LEGRIA HF R88 include built in storage to let you capture more.
The entire LEGRIA HF line is equipped with powerful Intelligent IS with 5 axis stabilisation, which helps balance out any camera shake, even at high levels of zoom. Whether you’re capturing your baby’s first steps or holiday fun in the sun, your video will stay steady while you rush to keep up with the action. Let far-away details come closer with the 32x optical zoom, an impressive 57x Advanced Zoom and reliable Auto Zoom Framing Assist to make sure you never miss a shot. For sound that brings your videos to life, Audio Scene Select adds the optimum setting for any scene to get the best audio quality.
The LEGRIA HF R88 also contains the WA-H43 wide angle lens adapter to provide an even wider angle of coverage, great for situations where you are shooting in a confined space or for capturing a stunning landscape.
The connectivity features of the new LEGRIA HF series let you to share your videos in an instant. The LEGRIA HF R86 and LEGRIA HF R88 both include built-in Wi-Fi and Dynamic NFC, and are now fully compatible with the Canon Camera Connect App and Canon Connect Station CS100. For a range of connected features the LEGRIA HF R806 is FlashAir compatible.
LEGRIA HF R806 key features:
· Full HD, 57x Advanced Zoom
· Optical Intelligent IS
· Supports FlashAir cards
· Slow & Fast Motion Recording
LEGRIA HF R86 key features:
· Full HD, 57x Advanced Zoom
· Optical Intelligent IS
· Wi-Fi & NFC, 16GB internal memory
· Long-life rechargeable battery
LEGRIA HF R88key features:
· Full HD, 57x Advanced Zoom, wide-angle adaptor
· Optical Intelligent IS
· Wi-Fi & NFC, 16GB internal memory
· Long-life rechargeable battery
Pricing and availability
· The LEGRIA HF R806 will be available from February 2017 with an RRP of £249.99/€329.99
· The LEGRIA HF R86 will be available from February 2017 with an RRP of £319.99/€429.99
· The LEGRIA HF R88 will be available from February 2017 with an RRP of £329.99/€449.99
ZY Optics releases the Zhongyi Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5X Super Macro Lens for high magnification shots
Shenyang China, Dec 19, 2016 – Zhongyi Optics (ZY Optics) has released a new compact Super Macro Lens for full frame cameras, the Zhongyi Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro Lens and it features a high reproduction ratio up to 4.5:1.
Zhongyi Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5X Super Macro Lens is very compact in its class which allows photographers to capture extremely fine details or patterns with ease. The lens is capable of creating unbelievable macro images ranging from 4x to 4.5x magnification. Users no longer need to DIY or use any extension tubes to reach high magnification shooting. It incorporates a 6pcs of elements in 4 groups structure which delivers impressive resolution from corners to corners. Weighing merely 0.5 lbs (230g) and 6cm long, it is a perfect companion for wildlife and outdoor shooting. The wide angle of view and close focusing distance allows you to compose creative images with more information included into the frame. Greater magnification (up to 13:1) can also be achieved by stacking extension tubes or bellows. The high magnification is also extremely useful for scientific purposes.
The enclosure of the lens is made of metal to strengthen its durability. Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony FE, Sony Alpha, Pentax K, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds, Fuji X mounts are available.
Pricing & Availability
Zhongyi Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5X Super Macro Lens is now available to ship and purchase at ZY Optics authorized resellers and at our official website (http://www.zyoptics.net/). The Recommended Retail price is USD 199.