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1D Mark IV Information

Arrival in North America?
I’ve heard from a couple of people we should see the cameras starting to appear tomorrow or Thursday. I can’t let you know where as their stock is already called for and they don’t need 3000 phone calls tomorrow. :)

I’m still waiting to see when Adorama and B&H will have them.

1D Mark IV Mini Review
Brad Mangin had the privilege to shoot with the Mark IV at an NFL football game.

I don’t think he could have been happier with the performance of the camera and especially the autofocus system.

Read More: http://manginphotography.net/2009/12/

Thanks Brad

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1D Mark IV Unboxed!

Under the weather
Sorry for the delay, I had a nice bout with some bad chicken or stomach virus.

Mark IV Unboxings!
This is from Andrew Hobbs. He received his Mark IV in Melbourne, Australia.

Rudolph The Mark IV Lover

This comes from Jesper in Denmark

1D Mark IV Box

1D Mark IV Unboxed!

Time off

I’ll be off to Ireland on Friday, I’ll be tied up travelling on Christmas Day and sleeping off the jet lag on the 26th.

Everyone have a great and safe Christmas/other holiday/Friday.

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1D Mark IV’s Available.

Various Reports
I have reports from Bern, Switzerland and Oslo, Norway that Mark IV’s are being sold to consumers.

I’d like to see an unboxing and/or some high ISO files.

Send it to buzz@canonrumors.com

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1D Mark IV Street Dates

Coming Soon

Coming Soon!

As usual with hotly anticipated camera releases, delivery times are all over the place.

This is what I have been told.
- Hong Kong has a release date of December 23, 2009
- A Swiss rep has said dealers in Switzerland should expect a couple of cameras to show up before Christmas.
- In Canada I`m told to be prepared for mid January for the first consumer deliveries. Professional customers may receive cameras before that.
- In the States, I hear lots of conflicting stories. All of which say the camera should start shipping after new years.

We usually see cameras trickle out in Asia before most other places. We`ll be keeping a close eye on that.

I`m exciting for the first unboxings!

Thanks W

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Odds & Ends

1D Mark IV Delivery?
I’ve received a couple emails that state Canon will begin shipping Mark IV’s mid next week. I have nothing 100% confirmed.

EOS 60D
Lots of 60D questions. I haven’t received any super solid information.

Some things that have popped up over the last month or so. I [CR1] all of this.

1) 60D will be launched in the Spring 2010 and shipping before summer
2) Upgraded 15.1mp sensor
3) 720P video at 24, 25, 30 & 60 fps (No 1080p mode)
4) Same AF system as the 50D with some AI tweaks.
5) 6.3fps remains.

As I said, not much is too solid at this point.

Lenses
I’ve had a lot of emails saying how happy people would be if a 600 f/4 DO actually gets made. If they correct the low contrast shown in the 400 DO, we could have a big winner.

I did receive an email saying we’d see 2 new fisheyes launched in 2010. One for APS-C and one to replace the 15mm fisheye.

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1D Mark IV in Slow Motion

Very Nice
Dan Chung got to test drive a couple prototype 1D Mark IV’s for a night at the horse track.

Take a look at the results:

Canon 1DmkIV _ The races from Dan Chung on Vimeo.

Read More: http://www.dslrnewsshooter.com/….

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Video Aliasing Issues

Video Aliasing Issues
The EOS 5D Mark II, 7D and 1D Mark IV (no word on the T1i) appear to be affected by the issue.

What’s the deal?
“The article by Barry Green is about the oft-reported “aliasing” artifacts in video from the Canon HDSLRs (5D Mark II, 7D, 1D Mark IV). Barry does a great job of backing up a few steps and defining the term aliasing.

Aliasing occurs when you sample something infrequently enough that you create an impression of something that wasn’t there. Imagine a blinking light in a room with a door. You must open the door to check the status of the light. If you open the door often enough, you get a pretty good picture of the status of the light, maybe something like on, on on, off off off, on on on, etc. Your samples are frequent enough to accurately represent the light’s activity.”

Read all about it at Planet5D

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“The article by Barry Green is about the oft-reported “aliasing” artifacts in video from the Canon HDSLRs (5D Mark II, 7D, 1D Mark IV). Barry does a great job of backing up a few steps and defining the term aliasing.

Aliasing occurs when you sample something infrequently enough that you create an impression of something that wasn’t there. Imagine a blinking light in a room with a door. You must open the door to check the status of the light. If you open the door often enough, you get a pretty good picture of the status of the light, maybe something like on, on on, off off off, on on on, etc. Your samples are frequent enough to accurately represent the light’s activity.”

1D Mark IV Arrival?

USA
We’re been told that a certain business was told by Canon to expect their order of 5 1D Mark IV bodies on December 15, 2009.

Canada
I’ve been told to expect the bodies to be available the first week of January in Ontario. That’s from 1 store, looking for confirmation from others.

EU
We should start seeing them appearing in various parts of Europe around the 15th of December.

Asia
I’ve received no information about the Asian market… as usual, they’ll probably get a few first.

Thanks Mark

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1D Mark IV in the Field.

From Jeff Ascough
Jeff had a chance to take the new 1D Mark IV on location to a wedding to test the lowlight AF and higher ISO quality. I can’t think of too many people more qualified to do so. He doesn’t use a flash 99% of the time when shooting a wedding.

Check his thoughts and samples: http://jeffascough.typepad.com/….

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1D Mark IV White Paper

Came out yesterday
Here’s a link the white paper for the 1D Mark IV and other Canon cameras.

http://www.usa.canon.com/dlc/controller?act=GetArticleAct&articleID=1787

They’re good reading if you’re bored.

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