Canon Rumors http://www.canonrumors.com You gotta know Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:09:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Sigma 24 f/1.4 Art & 150-600 Contemporary Lens Due to Ship in March http://www.canonrumors.com/2015/02/sigma-24-f1-4-art-150-600-contemporary-lens-due-to-ship-in-march/ http://www.canonrumors.com/2015/02/sigma-24-f1-4-art-150-600-contemporary-lens-due-to-ship-in-march/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:52:51 +0000 http://www.canonrumors.com/?p=18939 sigm2414Sigma has updated their ship schedule for the the 24mm f/1.4 Art lens for Canon and the 150-600mm f/5-6.3 OS contemporary lens for Canon. Both of these lenses should begin shipping some time in March. From Sigma SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art ($849) for Canon EF mount are scheduled to start shipping towards the middle of March. SIGMA...
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Sigma has updated their ship schedule for the the 24mm f/1.4 Art lens for Canon and the 150-600mm f/5-6.3 OS contemporary lens for Canon. Both of these lenses should begin shipping some time in March.

From Sigma

SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art ($849) for Canon EF mount are scheduled to start shipping towards the middle of March.

SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary ($1089) for Canon EF mount are scheduled to start shipping towards the middle to end of March.

via: [TDP] & [Sigma]

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Review: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II http://www.canonrumors.com/2015/02/review-canon-ef-100-400mm-f4-5-5-6l-is-ii-4/ http://www.canonrumors.com/2015/02/review-canon-ef-100-400mm-f4-5-5-6l-is-ii-4/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:26:28 +0000 http://www.canonrumors.com/?p=18930 canon1004002Professional nature photography Kevin Ebi took some time to write an interesting review of the brand new EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II. Here is a summary of some of Kevin’s thoughts. The Mark II doesn’t zoom quite as far. The extreme telephoto end of the new 100-400 is a little more than 2% shorter than...
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Professional nature photography Kevin Ebi took some time to write an interesting review of the brand new EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II.

Here is a summary of some of Kevin’s thoughts.

  • The Mark II doesn’t zoom quite as far. The extreme telephoto end of the new 100-400 is a little more than 2% shorter than the Mark I.
  • There is not a huge difference in image quality at the center of the two generation of lenses, but at the corners, there is less distortion in the Mark II. Sharpness is improved, but it’s not a mind-blowing improvement. (A lot of people on your forums ask how it compares to a 70-200 Mark II with a doubler; it provides a readily visible improvement over that setup.)
  • The 100-400 II does suffer a bit from the “onion rings” phenomenon, but I don’t think it ruins any images. In fact, it’s no worse than the 600mm f/4 IS. The weather conditions that allowed me to photograph the phenomenon evaporated fast, so I couldn’t compare it to the Mark I.
  • A minimum focusing distance of 3 feet/1 meter may seem overkill for a lens primarily used for wildlife, but it has opened new creative possibilities for me. For birds that you are able to get close to — either through opportunity or through remote rigs — it lets you capture sharp subjects with stunningly beautifully backgrounds.

Read the full review | Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II $2199: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

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Canon Cinema EOS C700x Rumor a Fake http://www.canonrumors.com/2015/02/canon-cinema-eos-c700x-rumor-a-fake/ http://www.canonrumors.com/2015/02/canon-cinema-eos-c700x-rumor-a-fake/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:20:23 +0000 http://www.canonrumors.com/?p=18922 cinemaeosc700xA rumor showing a Canon Cinema EOS C700x starting popping up around the web and in our inbox yesterday. We have confirmed our initial suspicions that this is a fake. The camera in the image is the C500 PL mount with some “work” done to fit the larger 34mm sensor and a longer base to...
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A rumor showing a Canon Cinema EOS C700x starting popping up around the web and in our inbox yesterday. We have confirmed our initial suspicions that this is a fake.

The camera in the image is the C500 PL mount with some “work” done to fit the larger 34mm sensor and a longer base to fit the “X”, which in itself makes no sense. We’re also told that most PL lenses wouldn’t work with a 34mm wide sensor.

We have confirmed that the EOS C300 Mark II and EOS C500 Mark II will be coming to NAB 2015 in April. We have not heard of any other “Cinema EOS” branded products coming for the show, but that could change.

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NAB 2015: Cinema EOS C500 Mark II Confirmed http://www.canonrumors.com/2015/02/nab-2015-cinema-eos-c500-mark-ii-confirmed/ http://www.canonrumors.com/2015/02/nab-2015-cinema-eos-c500-mark-ii-confirmed/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:00:44 +0000 http://www.canonrumors.com/?p=18914 canonc500We’ve been told for a while now that we’d be seeing a 4K Cinema EOS C300 Mark II at NAB 2015 in Las Vegas this coming April. We can now also confirm we’ll also get to see a new Cinema EOS C500 Mark II at the show. We weren’t told any specifications for the Cinema EOS C500...
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We’ve been told for a while now that we’d be seeing a 4K Cinema EOS C300 Mark II at NAB 2015 in Las Vegas this coming April. We can now also confirm we’ll also get to see a new Cinema EOS C500 Mark II at the show.

We weren’t told any specifications for the Cinema EOS C500 Mark II.

More to come…

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Patent: Multi Layer AF Sensor http://www.canonrumors.com/2015/02/patent-multi-layer-af-sensor/ http://www.canonrumors.com/2015/02/patent-multi-layer-af-sensor/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:20:37 +0000 http://www.canonrumors.com/?p=18917 patentmultilayerafAnother autofocus related patent has appeared from Canon. This time in the form of a foveon style multilayer AF sensor. Patent Publication No. 2015-37217 Published 2015.2.23 Filing date 2013.8.12 Canon patent AF sensor In the depth direction, I comprises a first layer, the second layer, the photoelectric conversion portion of the third layer The second...
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Another autofocus related patent has appeared from Canon. This time in the form of a foveon style multilayer AF sensor.

Patent Publication No. 2015-37217

  • Published 2015.2.23
  • Filing date 2013.8.12

Canon patent

  • AF sensor
  • In the depth direction, I comprises a first layer, the second layer, the photoelectric conversion portion of the third layer
  • The second layer is for monitoring, detecting the amount of light that is received in real-time, to control the accumulation time
  • The third layer in a bright environment, the dark environment so that the use of the first layer, sensitivity can be switched
  • Furthermore, in a dark environment is used by adding the first and third layers

Source: [Egami]

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Tamrom 15-30 VC f/2.8 vs. Canon 16-35 f/2.8 II vs Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 http://www.canonrumors.com/2015/02/tamrom-15-30-vc-f2-8-vs-canon-16-35-f2-8-ii-vs-nikon-14-24-f2-8/ http://www.canonrumors.com/2015/02/tamrom-15-30-vc-f2-8-vs-canon-16-35-f2-8-ii-vs-nikon-14-24-f2-8/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:56:39 +0000 http://www.canonrumors.com/?p=18910 tamron1530comparisonRoger and Aaron at LensRentals.com have completed a comparison test between the Tamrom 15-30 VC f/2.8, Canon 16-35 f/2.8 II and Nikon 14-24 f/2.8. Some of you may find the results quite surprising. One thing is for certain, the upcoming Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L better be extremely impressive if it costs almost 3 times more than the Tamron...
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Roger and Aaron at LensRentals.com have completed a comparison test between the Tamrom 15-30 VC f/2.8, Canon 16-35 f/2.8 II and Nikon 14-24 f/2.8. Some of you may find the results quite surprising. One thing is for certain, the upcoming Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L better be extremely impressive if it costs almost 3 times more than the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC while being a stop slower.

From LensRentals.com

At the wide end of the zoom range, the optical differences are complex. In the middle 2/3 of the field the Tamron holds its own or is a bit better, but it’s not quite as good in the corners. At the long end (30-35mm) the Canon lens is better than the Tamron. At 23mm, though, the Tamron is as good as the legendary Nikon 14-24, and clearly better than the Canon 16-35. And, of course, the Tamron comes at a significantly lower price than either of the manufacturer’s lenses.

Read the full comparison

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Review: Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD http://www.canonrumors.com/2015/02/review-tamron-15-30mm-f2-8-di-vc-usd/ http://www.canonrumors.com/2015/02/review-tamron-15-30mm-f2-8-di-vc-usd/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:43:39 +0000 http://www.canonrumors.com/?p=18907 tamron1530Dustin Abbott has completed his review of the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens. This is a brand new fast wide angle lens for full frame cameras from Tamron. I have yet to shoot with this lens, but it’s aggressively priced and looks to be a stellar performer. From Dustin “Consider me impressed. Tamron...
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Dustin Abbott has completed his review of the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens. This is a brand new fast wide angle lens for full frame cameras from Tamron. I have yet to shoot with this lens, but it’s aggressively priced and looks to be a stellar performer.

From Dustin

“Consider me impressed. Tamron has brought a lot of goodness to bear here, and this lens is a serious competitor for the best in its class. Some will find the inability to use traditional filters a deal-breaker, and I will confess this is my primary disappointment. I fully suspect that aftermarket square filter systems will fill that void, just as they have for the Nikkor and the Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8. The size will also be a concern for those who are counting the ounces for backpacking and/or travel. But if neither of those things spoil your interest, you will find a lens that is, in my mind, now the most compelling option available if you own a Canon and still very intriguing if you own a Nikon.” Read the full review

Preorder the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC $1199: Adorama | B&H Photo

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Deal: Canon EOS 70D Body $749 http://www.canonrumors.com/2015/02/deal-canon-eos-70d-body-749/ http://www.canonrumors.com/2015/02/deal-canon-eos-70d-body-749/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:35:45 +0000 http://www.canonrumors.com/?p=18905 70DThere must be something in the air with pricing on Canon DSLRs. BigValueInc (99% approval) has the Canon EOS 70D body for $749 (Reg $1099) via ebay. The deal for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III for $1999 is still live from yesterday as well. Canon EOS 70D Body $749 (Reg $1099) *Note These are...
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There must be something in the air with pricing on Canon DSLRs. BigValueInc (99% approval) has the Canon EOS 70D body for $749 (Reg $1099) via ebay. The deal for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III for $1999 is still live from yesterday as well.

Canon EOS 70D Body $749 (Reg $1099)

*Note These are likely grey market items and may not qualify for a Canon USA warranty. Please check with the seller to see if they offer additional warranty.

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Patent: Improved EF to EF-M Adaptor http://www.canonrumors.com/2015/02/patent-improved-ef-to-ef-m-adaptor/ http://www.canonrumors.com/2015/02/patent-improved-ef-to-ef-m-adaptor/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:48:38 +0000 http://www.canonrumors.com/?p=18900 patentefefmadaptorA new patent for an EF to EF-M adaptor has appeared. It looks like the new adaptor will have improved AF speed with EF lenses mounted. As many of you know, the current adaptor is pretty sluggish in that regard. The patent makes a point of saying there will be improved performance for video and...
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A new patent for an EF to EF-M adaptor has appeared. It looks like the new adaptor will have improved AF speed with EF lenses mounted. As many of you know, the current adaptor is pretty sluggish in that regard.

The patent makes a point of saying there will be improved performance for video and liveview. Could the video improvement be for dual pixel AF? Could this patent be related to the GH4 competitor we’ve been told would launch at NAB?

The patent details are after the break….

Patent Publication No. 2015-34903

  • Published 2015.2.19
  • Filing date 2013.8.9

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  • Zoom ratio 2.69
  • Focal length 72.13 135.02 193.99mm
  • Fno. 2.90
  • Half angle ω = 10.72 5.78 4.03 °
  • Image height Y = 13.66mm
  • Overall length of the lens 237.36mm
  • BF 54.00mm

Adapter installed

  • Zoom ratio 2.69
  • The focal length f = 72.12 135.00 193.96mm
  • Fno. 2.90
  • Half angle ω = 10.72 5.78 4.03 °
  • Image height Y = 13.66mm
  • Overall length of the lens 239.70mm
  • BF 16.77mm

Canon patent

  • Fast AF adapter
  • Wobbling corresponding
  • 3-group configuration of positive and negative positive
  • 2 group also serves as a focus group and the anti-vibration group
  • And realize high-speed AF focus group was lighter

Source: [Egami]

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A Suggestion on the EOS-1D C Replacement http://www.canonrumors.com/2015/02/a-suggestion-on-the-eos-1d-c-replacement-cr1/ http://www.canonrumors.com/2015/02/a-suggestion-on-the-eos-1d-c-replacement-cr1/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:14:38 +0000 http://www.canonrumors.com/?p=18892 5d3I missed this a few weeks ago, but over at Northlight, they posted that there would be an EOS 5D C instead of a direct EOS-1D C replacement. This is said to be due to lack of sales for the $12,000 (at launch) cinema DSLR. From Northlight we’re told that the ‘general purpose’ 5D4 will come along...
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I missed this a few weeks ago, but over at Northlight, they posted that there would be an EOS 5D C instead of a direct EOS-1D C replacement. This is said to be due to lack of sales for the $12,000 (at launch) cinema DSLR.

From Northlight

we’re told that the ‘general purpose’ 5D4 will come along with 5D C specialist video DSLR. 1D C sales have not been good enough to get the return on development of a new version.

That idea may shed some light on what we posted yesterday in regards to a test camera that shoots 4K in a 5D sized body. I’ll say again, the source stressed that such a camera may not appear as a consumer product, just that it has been tested.

We will note that Canon has said themselves that they’re going to make more focused products in the DSLR space, and not worry about pleasing everyone with every camera.

Source: [NL]

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Friday Deals: EOS 5D Mark III $1949, EOS 6D $1099, EOS 70D $699, EOS 7D $849, EOS 7D Mark II $1399 http://www.canonrumors.com/2015/02/deal-canon-eos-5d-mark-iii-body-1999/ http://www.canonrumors.com/2015/02/deal-canon-eos-5d-mark-iii-body-1999/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:56:16 +0000 http://www.canonrumors.com/?p=18888 5d3We’re told all of these deals are likely to end by the close of business today, if we hear otherwise, we’ll update this post. The following deals with redemption codes are from BigValueInc (99% approval) & GetItDigital (99.5% approval) via ebay. Canon EOS 5D Mark III $1949 (Reg $2799 after $300 mail-in rebate) Use Redemption Code: CLC10OFF...
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We’re told all of these deals are likely to end by the close of business today, if we hear otherwise, we’ll update this post.

The following deals with redemption codes are from BigValueInc (99% approval) & GetItDigital (99.5% approval) via ebay.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III $1949 (Reg $2799 after $300 mail-in rebate)
Use Redemption Code: CLC10OFF to receive an additional $50 off for a final price of $1949.

Canon EOS 6D $1099 (Reg $1499 after $300 mail-in rebate)
Use Redemption Code: CLC10OFF to receive an additional $50 off for a final price of $1099.

Canon EOS 70D Body $699 (Reg $1099)
Use Redemption Code: CLC10OFF to receive an additional $50 off for a final price of $699.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II $1399 (Reg $1799) via GetItDigital (99.5% approval)
Use Redemption Code: CLC10OFF to receive an additional $50 off for a final price of $1399.

*Note These are likely grey market items and may not qualify for a Canon USA warranty. Please check with the seller to see if they offer additional warranty.

Canon USA authorized retailer B&H Photo is also clearing out the Canon EOS 7D camera bodies. Even after all these years, its still a great camera. The deal on the EOS 7D runs until February 28, 2015.

Canon EOS 7D Body $849 (Reg $1499)

Canon EOS 7D w/28-135 IS $949 (Reg $1699)

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Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L Shipping This Week in United States http://www.canonrumors.com/2015/02/canon-ef-11-24mm-f4l-shipping-this-week-in-united-states/ http://www.canonrumors.com/2015/02/canon-ef-11-24mm-f4l-shipping-this-week-in-united-states/#comments Sun, 22 Feb 2015 21:45:32 +0000 http://www.canonrumors.com/?p=18883 canon1124Canon USA will be shipping the brand new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM on Monday, February 23, 2015 to USA dealers. US retailers will be allowed to start selling/shipping the lens on Thursday, February 26, 2015. Although, some may trickle out to photographers before Thursday. It’s nice to see things happening on schedule. Preorder the...
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Canon USA will be shipping the brand new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM on Monday, February 23, 2015 to USA dealers. US retailers will be allowed to start selling/shipping the lens on Thursday, February 26, 2015. Although, some may trickle out to photographers before Thursday.

It’s nice to see things happening on schedule.

Preorder the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM: Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon

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Possible Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Spec Talk [CR2] http://www.canonrumors.com/2015/02/possible-canon-eos-5d-mark-iv-spec-talk-cr2/ http://www.canonrumors.com/2015/02/possible-canon-eos-5d-mark-iv-spec-talk-cr2/#comments Sun, 22 Feb 2015 15:33:10 +0000 http://www.canonrumors.com/?p=18879 5d3We’re told the following specifications are for a camera that may turn out to be the EOS 5D Mark IV, but for the moment it is just a test camera that may never get to market in this form. We’re expecting a replacement to the EOS 5D Mark III some time in the final quarter...
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We’re told the following specifications are for a camera that may turn out to be the EOS 5D Mark IV, but for the moment it is just a test camera that may never get to market in this form. We’re expecting a replacement to the EOS 5D Mark III some time in the final quarter of 2015.

A camera currently being tested specifications

  • 18mp Full Frame CMOS
  • ISO 100-204,800
  • 61 AF Points (all crosstype)
  • 12fps
  • Dual CFast
  • 4K Video Capture

It was stressed that the above is NOT the EOS-1D X Mark II. There will be a quantum leap in fps, dynamic range and a bump in resolution for that camera. We’re told that there’s a possibility that a replacement to the EOS 5D Mark III could be called the EOS 5D X, but no final decision has been made on that.

I stress again that this is a reported test camera that may never come to market, and it is unknown how old this test camera is.

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More Canon EOS C300 Mark II Talk [CR1] http://www.canonrumors.com/2015/02/more-canon-eos-c300-mark-ii-talk-cr1/ http://www.canonrumors.com/2015/02/more-canon-eos-c300-mark-ii-talk-cr1/#comments Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:10:50 +0000 http://www.canonrumors.com/?p=18871 c300We’re hearing more and more about new Cinema EOS products has we get closer to NAB 2015 in April in Las Vegas, a show we will be attending. We were told the following about the upcoming 4K Canon EOS C300 Mark II Color rendition a top priority Future proof mandate, great dynamic range, codec and...
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We’re hearing more and more about new Cinema EOS products has we get closer to NAB 2015 in April in Las Vegas, a show we will be attending.

We were told the following about the upcoming 4K Canon EOS C300 Mark II

  • Color rendition a top priority
  • Future proof mandate, great dynamic range, codec and usability
  • Canon does not see the FS7 as a competitor, as they expect their camera to be better in every way.
  • New motor zoom lens for C-series coming
  • Shoulder mount system for EOS C300 Mark II coming
  • No more on pricing at this time

More to come…

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