Archive for the ‘Canon Hybrid’ Category

New Canon DSLR PL-Mount

No Destruction of Camera Neccessary
Zunow have released a new PL-Mount for Canon DSLR’s that doesn’t require you to mangle your 5D Mark II’s. There will be no moving the sensor, changing electronics or the best part, no voiding your warranty.

The news you want to know? It’s going to set you back about $2800 USD. The mount uses optical glass to achieve its goal.

From Zunow

This is the very first PL Mount where you don’t have to modify your Canon DSLR camera. This means you don’t have to send it away and hope it will get back to you in one piece. Also your standard Canon warranty will still be in affect when you use this adapter.

Thanks to the high quality optical glass inside the PL Mount we can create a perfect 35mm light circle around your full frame sensor. So you can film with your Canon DSLR without any distorsion or lost in depth of field.

The Zunow PL Mount 5D comes standard with a V-lock support plate. This will support your PL Mount with a heavy cinematic lens attached. Thanks to the V-lock system you can mount you DSLR onto every quick release adapter. So easy to use onto your tripod.

If you like to know more regarding this PL Mount please fill in our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

From Cinescopophilia via Zunow

thanks David


1Ds Mark IV & A New “Hybrid Flagship” [CR1]

File this under “I was speaking to….”
“the person said that Canon’s primary focus with the 1Ds Mark IV was per pixel sharpness and dynamic range.”

Expect an announcement “soon”.

Hybrid Flagship
The 2nd part of the same email spoke of “A dream camera for any pro photographer and cinematographer that needs the ultimate image and movie quality in difficult light environment”

The camera has been in testing for a short time now.

- A lower mp full frame Sensor
- Dynamic range optimized
- Raw video
- Continuous focus on video mode
- Smaller form factor than 1D series.

CR’s Take
Does that sound too good to be true? I would have said “yes” a year ago, not now though.

If Canon had spent $5 on market research, they would have discovered there is a massive market for a low megapixel/high iso performance professional hybrid DSLR.

Take this with a big grain of salt. However, such a camera is very possible.


Lasers Can Damage Your Sensor

Lasers can damage your Canon HDSLR camera’s CMOS sensor
An interesting story on Planet5D in regards to CMOS sensors and laser lighting.

Lasers used in a light show have damaged a Canon EOS 5D Mark II CMOS sensor and I sure didn’t know it was possible, but I thought I’d get a warning out since it appears to have damaged this guy’s sensor.

Check out the video at Planet5D.

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New Hybrid Camera & More

Hybrid Camera
I received an email today that stated Canon has a new Hybrid camera (video & stills) coming in September.

It wasn’t stated whether or not it was a new DSLR or a new form factor camera.

It was supposed to be used around the globe shooting promotional video, but due to budget constraints it will not leave Japan.

I am trying to get a bit more info as to what is being classified a “hybrid” camera.

Sony and Panasonic have both shown us new types of camcorders, maybe this is in the same area.

iPad, 5D Mark II and Space Shuttles
This is a fun read.

An Apple WiFi iPad, a Canon 5d Mark II with a WFT-4e II A, a three-year-old linksys broadband router, a first gen REV. A, a Sprint Aircard and some duct tape … watch out, Macgruber, you’ve got nothing on us. And what did all of the above give us? A camera that took wicked awesome photos on an iPad out the window of the Reuters trailer at the Kennedy Space Center and all from the comfort of the Hampton Inn in Titusville, Florida.

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thanks Scott

More Shuttle Stuff
The following is one of our lenses at Lens Rentals Canada that made the voyage to the last space shuttle launch. This is courtesy of Sean Tamblyn

Lens Rentals Canada - 800 f/5.6L IS