EOS 7D Mark II Shipping October 30, 2014 Everywhere

EOS 7D Mark II Shipping October 30, 2014 Everywhere

We’ve received confirmation from various retailers around the globe that their EOS 7D Mark II inventory is on its way and will be shipping to customers on October 30, 2014. This includes, B&H Photo, Amazon, Adorama and various other retailers I’ve spoken to in Canada, UK and Germany. We’re told by a few retailers that all their preorders will be filled and they’ll have some stock remaining for more purchases on launch day.

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Deals: EOS-1D X, EOS 5D Mark III & EOS 6D Bodies

Deals: EOS-1D X, EOS 5D Mark III & EOS 6D Bodies

GetItDigital (99.3% approval) has the same deals going on for these Canon DSLR bodies via ebay this weekend.

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EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS Replacement Coming in November [CR2]

EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS Replacement Coming in November [CR2]

We’re told that demo versions of the upcoming replacement for the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS have hit select photographers hands for field use.

The new design resembles the EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS with a thin focus ring at the base, and a wider zoom ring near the front element. The aperture range for the lens will remain at f/4.5-5.6. Another mentioned feature is in the lens hood for the lens. It sounds like there will be a retractable opening near where a filter would be, so you could turn your circular polarize easily if you needed to.

As with anything regarding this oft rumoured lens, we take things with a grain of salt. That being said, things are lining up with a lot of consistent information.

Hoping to hear more soon.

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Canon U.S.A. Brings Its Digital Imaging Solutions To PhotoPlus Expo 2014

Canon U.S.A. Brings Its Digital Imaging Solutions To PhotoPlus Expo 2014

On Display for the First Time in the U.S. will be the New Cinema EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera, EOS 7D Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Digital Cameras along with the Latest in Lenses and Professional Printing Solutions

NEW YORK, October 23, 2014 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will demonstrate its latest digital camera optics and printer lineup, including the recently announced EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera, at PhotoPlus Expo 2014 in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, October 30 – November 1, 2014 in Booth #121.

Visitors to the Canon booth will have the opportunity to see the new EOS C100 Mark II, the latest addition to the Company’s Cinema EOS line of professional Super 35mm digital cameras. Additionally, PhotoPlus Expo attendees can try, firsthand, the powerful new EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera, the full line of Canon EOS and Cinema EOS cameras, EF and CN-E lenses, Canon’s professional and consumer camcorders, and the latest in PowerShot cameras including the new PowerShot G7 X. The Company will also be showing its gallery of PIXMA PRO and imagePROGRAF large format professional inkjet prints and will feature stunning images from Canon’s Explorers of Light, as well as live printing demonstrations throughout the show.

For the first time at PhotoPlus Expo, the Canon booth will feature images from the Austin, TX, and Seattle, WA, portions of the 2014 PIXMA PRO City Senses Tour. Attendees can experience this interactive image gallery that brings the printed image to life through the senses of touch, taste, smell and sound. The PIXMA PRO City Senses Tour began in 2013 and this year traveled to three new cities — Boston, MA, Austin, TX, and Seattle, WA, with celebrity hosts and photographers Donnie Wahlberg, Michael B. Jordan, and Joel McHale.

Canon will continue its Live Learning Stage educational series with a combination of lectures and live photo shoots featuring professional photographers, videographers and Canon Explorers of Light. Professionals such as Scott Kelby, Alex Buono, Peter Read Miller, Adam Jones and Michele Celentano will discuss and demonstrate their personal expertise and share their experience with audiences. The Live Learning Stage presentation series, which is open to all attendees, will take place throughout the duration of PhotoPlus Expo. Canon will also host demonstrations of portrait lighting using Canon’s Speedlite system, time lapse video shooting, 4K video for still-frame output to PIXMA PRO-100 and imagePROGRAF iPF6400 printers, and an EOS 7D Mark II demonstration.

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4K Products Coming From Canon [CR2]

4K Products Coming From Canon [CR2]

We’re told to expect “a bunch” of 4K products from Canon, starting in early 2015. There will be products in the EOS line, Cinema EOS line and possibly the VIXIA line.

Both the EOS C300 and EOS C500 will see updates in 2015, with the EOS C300 replacement gaining at least 4K. We have no idea if Canon will follow ARRI into 6K territory or not, but judging by Canon’s strategy thus far, I don’t see that happening. Though a good source keeps telling us Canon has its sight set on being the “A camera”, and that there could be a different form factor Cinema EOS product shown at NAB.

As for 4K DSLR’s, we weren’t told which camera(s) would get the capability. I asked if the 7D Mark II could possibly get 4K via firmware, to which there was no clear answer.

More to come…

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Preorder: Canon CINE SERVO 50 1000mm T5.0-8.9 Ultra-telephoto Zoom Lens

Preorder: Canon CINE SERVO 50 1000mm T5.0-8.9 Ultra-telephoto Zoom Lens

I’ve had at least zero people ask me when they can preorder the new $70,200.00 Canon CINE SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 Ultra-telephoto Zoom lens. So for all of you, here it is!

B&H Photo: EF Mount | PL Mount – Adorama: EF Mount | PL Mount

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Canon Announces the Cinema EOS C100 Mark II

Canon Announces the Cinema EOS C100 Mark II

Well, this came a little sooner than we thought it would. Canon has announced the replacement to the Canon Cinema EOS C100 with a Mark II version.

Highlights

  • Super 35mm 8.3MP CMOS Sensor + EF Mount
  • 1920×1080 60/50i, 24/25p, PF30, PF23.98
  • Built-In Dual Pixel CMOS AF Hardware
  • AVCHD + MP4 Recording
  • Dual SDHC/SDXC Media Card Slots
  • HDMI Output with Timecode & Canon Log
  • ISO 320 to 80,000
  • Canon Log and Wide DR Gamma
  • Two XLR Audio Connectors
  • Built-In 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz WiFi Capability

Preorder the Canon EOS C100 Mark II: B&H Photo | Adorama

Press release and features after the break.

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Canon Announces New Cinema EOS C100 & C300 Kits

Canon Announces New Cinema EOS C100 & C300 Kits

October 20, 2014, B&H Photo, New York City – After updating its popular EOS C100 and C300 cameras to feature Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology earlier in the year, Canon now offers two unique kits for each model. The C100 kit pairs the camera with an Atomos Ninja 2 monitor/recorder, while the C300 kit adds Zacuto accessories to give the camera an ENG-style design.

The C100 kit includes the camera body, 24-105mm f/4L lens, and an Atomos Ninja 2 external monitor/recorder to take advantage of the camera’s uncompressed 1080p 8-bit 4:2:2 HDMI output. The Ninja 2 then gives you the option of recording that signal in 10-bit Apple ProRes LT, 422, or HQ codecs to an included 240GB SanDisk Extreme SSD. An HDMI cable and an articulating arm for attaching the Ninja 2 to the C100 round out the kit.

The new Canon C300 EF-mount kit is designed to provide a complete shoulder-mounted shooting solution by outfitting the camera with Zacuto accessories. The first accessory is the C300/500 Helmet and Coldshoe Handle Kit, which screws into the top of the camera and provides additional threaded accessory holes and a wooden top handle. The next accessory is Zacuto’s Z-Finder for the C300/500, which slides over the camera’s LCD screen, turning it into an electronic viewfinder. To better position the monitor for shoulder-mounted use, the Z-Finder comes with a mounting kit for attaching to the Helmet. To place the camera on your shoulder, Zacuto’s VCT Universal Baseplate is provided, featuring a cushioned shoulder pad and 15mm rods to support additional accessories. Completing the kit is a Grip Relocator, which lets you mount the C300’s grip on the baseplate’s 15mm rods for comfortable handling and camera control.

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Canon Cinema EOS C100 Kit | Canon Cinema EOS C300 Kit

If you’re interested in a C100 or C300, then these new kits from Canon offer out-of-the-box solutions designed to improve the capabilities and functionality of each model.

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Review: Canon EOS 7D Mark II by Gizmodo

Review: Canon EOS 7D Mark II by Gizmodo

Gizmodo has completed their review of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. I’m not sure Gizmodo should be reviewing such a camera, especially with comments like “It’s still a large and heavy DSLR that is a pain to carry around” & “focusing is fast as hell “, they should probably stick to reviewing smartphone cameras.

“If you shoot athletes or animals and are trying to keep it under $2000 for a new body, I would wholeheartedly recommend the 7D Mark II. Besides the increase in low light performance and an obsession with the full-frame “look,” there aren’t many reasons to go all-in on a 5D Mark III which is almost double the price. The 7D Mark II shoots faster and focuses better. You’re getting near the performance of the cameras NFL photographers use without having to spend seven grand on a body.”

Read the full review | Canon EOS 7D Mark II $1799: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

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Review: Canon PowerShot G7 X

Review: Canon PowerShot G7 X

PhotographyBlog has completed their review of the Canon PowerShot G7 X and came away impressed for the most part.

“The new Canon PowerShot G7 X is an excellent pocket camera for enthusiast photographers, offering a wealth of options for shooting both still and video, excellent image quality, speedy auto-focusing, intuitive and configurable handling, and solid construction. It can’t quite match the bigger and heavier G1 X Mk II in terms of performance at higher ISO speeds, but it does offer most of that camera’s functionality in a smaller package, and even out-performs it in some areas.”

Read the full reviewCanon PowerShot G7 X $699: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

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