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The lens giveaway contest here at Canon Rumors has no come to a close for submissions.
Thanks to everyone that entered, I have a lot of work ahead of me choosing the entries to be judged.
On November 25, 2011 I will present the 10 finalists in each category. I have increased the number to get a better range of photographs to be judged.
You can still view all the entries here.
It could be tested at Euro 2012 before being announced.
CRâ€™s Take A few folks want an EF 400 f/5.6L IS, Iâ€™d think this sort of product would fill the void. Iâ€™d expect it to be optically awesome.
This comes from a pretty solid source, though lenses are always hard to nail down.
We reported a short while ago a suggestion that the next G Series camera would be a departure from what we have now. It won’t just be an S100 with a different body and lens.
There’s speculation about comments Chuck Westfall made recently about the G series camera needing to have better image quality, since it’s priced in the area of entry level DSLRs. It’s suggested by a few people that the G Series may see a larger image sensor and a faster lens.
From Canon USA
Canon USAs site is showing download links to a new 5D Mark II firmware. Version 2.1.1. At the time of posting this, the download links do not work.
No release notes as to what the firmware will fix/add.
Learn about the new AF system now
Canon has posted an official article about the AF system on the new Canon EOS-1D X.
The EOS-1D X has arguably the world’s most sophisticated AF system, with an entirely new 61-point array, and a host of configuration options that tailor it for nearly any professional photographer’s needs. There are many new aspects of this terrific new AF system, so we’ll discuss them in separate articles here on Canon’s Digital Learning Center starting with the camera’s AF points and area selection options.
Cinema EOS FAQ
Canon has also posted a rather extensive Cinema EOS FAQ.
When you get your 5D Mark III…..
Why not convert your 5D Mark II to an infrared camera?
Keith over at Northlight has been using an infrared 5D Mark II for a while now gives his thoughts with examples about the medium
Well it takes practice to get consistently good results. Focus needs care and it helps to bracket exposures to allow for the variable amounts of IR light in a scene compared to what you can see.
The ‘creative’ aspects of IR photography are more difficult to pin down from my own point of view.
There is that initial burst of enthusiasm for something different – that urge to explore and see just what you can do.
APS-C Before Full Frame?
Received word today, that the next planned DSLR announcement from Canon will be in February 2012. It’s a loose date and could happen at the end of January as well. The floods in Thailand are messing with partsÃ‚Â availability.
It will most likely be a camera using the current 18mp sensor, with some modifications. Expect DIGIC V as well.
I’m told from the same person we’ll see a lens announcement before the next DSLR. No word on what.
Again, the same person is saying the next “G” series camera will be a departure from what we have now.
More EF Cine Lenses Coming
According to Erik Allen at Canon there are two more EF Cine prime lenses in the pipeline. An ultra wide solution, as well as a telephoto prime.
ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s also two more of the Cinema Primes, one would be an ultra-wide and one would be a telephoto over and above what we have already announced so we have two more in the pipeline and from there we will see where the market tells us we need to go.
10 Things You May Not Know About the EOS C300 & Future of Cinema EOS
Photographer Dan Carr posted a great article on his site about the C300 and Cinema EOS announcements.
Im guessing there must be a different type of HDMI cable as the one in my ps3 doesnt fit into the camera. There was no HDMI cable in the box :-(
Why does the sun take so long to come back up!
Photo Contest Extended!
The photo contest here at Canon Rumors will be extended until November 22, 2011. I’m heading away to Mexico for a last minute vacation tomorrow, and I won’t be back until the 21st.
If you didn’t know about the contest, read about it here.
I have had a blast looking at all the photos submitted, and I’ve beenÃ‚Â completelyÃ‚Â overwhelmed by the response.
However, some folks have pointed out past [CR3]â€˜s that proved not to be true. The reason is because we used to go up to [CR4]. If you do a search for [CR4] things on Canon Rumors, youâ€™ll find a few.
When I changed the rating system, I guess I never thought about the effect that ditching the [CR4] rating would bring about.
Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
Did this CR3 just totally fall by the wayside? way back in Jan 2009?
EF 17-40 f/4L II [CR3]
January 15, 2009
From a usually solid source. IÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â´m told to expect an update to the 17-40 sometime in 2009. The current lens a cash cow for Canon and any replacement is sure to be a hot seller. The main purpose for the upgrade is to improve full frame performance. The replacement will not have IS.
I agree with Keith at Northlight Images, nothing was said by Canon as to what the form factor would be. I think what they showed was just a 1D X body with a red â€œCâ€ stuck on it for marketing purposes.
I think the camera theyâ€™re speaking of will sit between the 5D Mark III and 1D X. Perhaps an EOS 3C? I do not like the name â€œ3Dâ€ for a camera that doesnâ€™t actually shoot 3D.
I also donâ€™t think it would be a full size EOS-1 body. They just spent a few hours touting the small stature of the C300, I donâ€™t think theyâ€™d make a cinema DSLR bigger than it needs to be. Iâ€™d have to hear from cinematographers & videographers whether or not a camera the size of the 5D Mark II is preferred to the EOS-1 body.
What about photographers? I know a good majority of photographers are pretty tired about hearing about video in DSLRs. A lot of the community is looking for a new â€œphotography firstâ€ full frame DSLR that doesnâ€™t require remortgaging their homes. I think the 5D Mark III will be that camera. Itâ€™ll probably have video features on par with the 1D X, but will be a high resolution, high image quality still photography camera.
Iâ€™ve said before that I think Canon plans to monetize the videographers and video DSLRs, so something like the â€œEOS 3Câ€ makes a lot of sense. Ã‚ Looking at the prices of the new cinema lenses, it seems videographers have no problem spending more.
So donâ€™t be worried photographers, Canon hasnâ€™t forgotten about you and Iâ€™m sure will deliver the product we all know you want.
Itâ€™s going to be a very interesting 2012 to say the least.
This was just an opinion post, please donâ€™t be too hard on me.