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We reported a few weeks ago that the “5D” line would be split into the 3 cameras, the two 5DS cameras as well as the 5D Mark IV.
Today we were told that the 5D Mark IV is indeed coming in 2015 and will focus on being a lowlight event and sports type of camera with good enough image quality for pretty much anything else you throw at it. The camera could also be the next Canon DSLR to get 4K video recording, along with new video features. We haven’t heard anything in regards to an EOS-1D C replacement, which lends some credence to the rumors that the next 5D Mark XX will take over where the 1D C will leave off, though we don’t want to say that’s a for sure thing right now.
Northlight reports that the camera is currently scheduled for an announcement in August and will see a modest increase in megapixels.
The first thing people have noticed is the maximum ISO of 6400 for both the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R.
We’re told this is because of a much stronger CFA which will produce much greater color accuracy than anything currently in the Canon lineup.
The EOS 5D Mark IV will be the camera geared to sensitivity and lowlight performance and we will see one sometime in 2015.
More to come…
The specifications for the long rumoured Canon EF 11-24 f/4L USM have finally been revealed.
Canon EF 11-24 f/4L USM (Google Translated)
- Ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for full-size
- Weather Sealing
- SWC coating
- ASC coating
- Fluorine coating
- One large diameter grinding aspherical lens, large-diameter glass molded aspherical lens one, glass mold aspherical lens two, one Super UD lens, one UD lens
The brand new Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX is now available for preorder at B&H Photo for $599. This lens is for APS-C cameras.
- EF Mount Lens/APS-C Format
- 17.5-32mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
- P-MO & Glass-Molded Aspherical Elements
- Three SD Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
- Multi-Layer Lens Coatings
- Internal Focus; One-Touch Focus Clutch
- Nine-Blade Diaphragm
Firmware Version 2.0.7 incorporates the following functional improvements and fixes.
- Improves the AF controllability when shooting in Live View mode with a wide-angle lens (fixed focal length or zoom).
- Fixes a phenomenon in which, when shooting long exposures (several minutes), vertical lines appear on the right edge of captured images (still photos).
- Fixes a phenomenon in which the Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) may not perform as intended when in continuous shooting mode and where the shutter speed is longer than 1 second.
- Improves the reliability of the control mechanism for the Picture Style Auto setting.
- Fixes a phenomenon in which the electronic level indicator does not work correctly.
- Fixes a phenomenon in which, when using the “Save and read camera settings” function, the color space data that is selected in “Custom shooting mode (C1-C3)” is not saved. *1
- Corrects some incorrect indications on the “English” and “Russian” menu screens.
Firmware Version 1.3.3 incorporates the following improvement and fix.
1. Improves the AF controllability when shooting in Live View mode with a wide-angle lens (fixed focal length or zoom).
2. Corrects some incorrect indications on the “English” and “Russian” menu screens.
Firmware Version 1.3.3 is for cameras with Firmware Version 1.2.3 or earlier. If your camera’s firmware is already Version 1.3.3, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
When updating the firmware of your camera, please first review the instructions thoroughly before downloading.
Every few weeks, we get told that Canon will be using a Sony sensor in the upcoming high resolution Canon DSLR. Today was another one of those days.
“Canon will buy sony sensors for the next full frame cameras. but they are more a joint venture from Canon and Sony. Sony will make them and they will have EXMOR technology, for Canon they will get the DualPixel AF. So it’s a patent exchange that helps both companies. Sony will still sell the sensors to Nikon, but only without the DualPixel technology. Sony has the capacity to produce two lines of these 53MP sensors.”
I have yet to hear this from someone I know, it’s all coming from new and unknown sources. Take this with a salt truck. Thankfully, we won’t have long to wait to find out if this is true.
We’re told the embargo/NDA expires on Friday, February 6, 2015 for these upcoming products. These products would line up with the CP+ show in Japan next month.
- The two high megapixel cameras, with and without an AA filter. Resolution is said to be 53mp (though the pixel count is not CR3)
- The EOS Rebel T6i/750D.
- EF 11-24 f/4L
- EOS M3 Camera
- Various PowerShot cameras
We weren’t given any specifications for any of the cameras, just that they’d be made public at the end of next week.
We don’t know the availability of the cameras, though we had heard March for the big megapixel bodies, which we reported as the announcement date. This could in fact be the availability date.
More to come…
Dustin Abbott has completed his review of the Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15mm ultra wide angle lens for Canon.
I own and absolutely love this lens. It is far and away the best ultra wide angle lens you can get for your Canon DSLR and I know you’ve heard that before.
“I’ve shot with a similar focal length for several years and have learned a certain familiarity with it. The degree of challenge associated with the focal length pays dividends in the incredible image quality you can achieve with it. The Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15mm is a very expensive lens, but those who make the investment find a highly rewarding lens that produces images inferior options cannot match. You would be hard pressed to find an owner of the lens who would not say that it was worth its high price tag.”
Florida based photographer Sylvia Cacciatore has started to drum up public support to hopefully get Canon to pay attention to the needs of left handed photographers. Sylvia doesn’t have use of her right arm and shooting with her left hand on a right handed camera proves to be difficult at times.
She contacted Canon about her issue and received a response that sadly I’m not all that surprised about. Someone at Canon told her she should try out the PowerShot line of cameras. This has motivated her to try and get some public support for her cause, a cause I think could affect a lot of people around the globe.
“My name is Sylvia and I am writing this as someone who is disabled and is also left-handed, and I am asking for the consideration of the development of left-handed cameras. I suffered from a brachial plexus injury at birth that caused complete paralysis of my right arm, which also caused my arm to never fully develop. Living in a world that mainly caters to those who are right-handed and have use of both their arms is not easy. There are many things I am able to do using one arm, but there are times when some things are difficult to do. “ You can read her entire story at Change.org and sign the petition.
For all the south paws out there, would you pay a premium for a left handed version of a 5D Mark III from Canon?
We’ve heard a few times that there are going to be 2 version of the upcoming high megapixel camera, one with a low pass filter and the other without. Nothing has changed on that front, as we continue to hear that will be the case.
We’ve been told a few times that this is coming in the first half of 2015, now we’re hearing the cameras will be announced in March. So by the sounds of things, don’t expect anything high megapixel related at CP+ in Japan next month.