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EOS Bodies / Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D Specs [CR2.5]
« on: May 17, 2012, 12:33:24 PM »
The Next Rebel
I received a good bit of info about the next Rebel. I put it at CR2.5 just until I receive a bit more confirmation.

An announcement is slated for June.

Canon EOS Rebel 650D/T4i

  • 18mp (no word on whether or not its a new or modified 18mp sensor)
  • 9 AF Points, all cross-type
  • Touchscreen LCD
  • Continuous AF in LiveView & Video Recording
  • June Announcement



EOS Bodies / Canon to Announce 2 Cameras in June [CR2]
« on: May 16, 2012, 08:43:00 AM »
June is the month
Received information from various places that Canon will announce 2 new cameras in June (not including PowerShot updates).

One camera will be an EOS (650D) and the other will be a mirrorless entry.

I’m sure we’re going to start seeing more information in the coming weeks. I also expect Canon to spend a bit of marketing dollars on a mirrorless camera. Maybe we’ll see some teasers.


From Canon USA
To Users of the EF200mm f/2L IS USM and EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM Lenses with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera.

Thank you for using Canon products.

We have confirmed that when the EF200mm f/2L IS USM and some units of the EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM lenses are used with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera, the Lenses may emit an abnormal noise.

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera does not need to be repaired as a result of this phenomenon.

The support measures for this phenomenon have been decided and they are as described below.

If either of the lenses is attached to the camera with the Image Stabilizer switch on the lenses set to ON, the Image Stabilizer will synchronize with the autofocusing (AF) function and an abnormal noise may occur. This abnormal noise does not affect captured images.

This phenomenon only occurs when the camera is used with either of the lenses, and does not occur when the camera is used with other lenses.

Affected Products

  • EF200mm f/2L IS USM Lens
  • EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM Lens

*This phenomenon does not occur with cameras other than the EOS 5D Mark III.

*If the fifth and sixth digit of the six-digit alphanumeric number that is imprinted on the lens mount of the above EF lenses is of any of the following numbers, the lens is affected.

  • EF200mm f/2L IS USM: If the fifth and sixth digit is 00, 01, or 02.
  • EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM:If the fifth and sixth digit is 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, or 06.

How to Identify Affected Products:
Please check the six-digit alphanumeric number as indicated in the image below.

The Canon lenses affected by this phenomenon will be inspected and repaired free of charge starting from May 21, 2012. If you own one of the affected lenses, please contact our Customer Support Center.

This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.

Thank you,

Customer Support Operations

Canon U.S.A., Inc

What if you’re not in the USA?
Other countries should follow suit shortly.


Canon to let robots build you camera.
Canon has announced it will take all the humans off the production line for cameras, and replace them with robots. This switch could happen as early as 2015. Fear not though, the production line employees will move to other areas in the company and not be laid off.

No mention of lens manufacturing, I’m sure that sort of things does need human interaction.

No word on when Canon will replace the photographer with robots.

Source: [EG]

Lenses / Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Officially Discontinued?
« on: May 15, 2012, 11:54:55 AM »
Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L
A few reports around the globe about the EF 24-70 f/2.8L being officially discontinued. This was an inevitable event.

I’ve had at least 2 suggestions that have said the version II delay has been to dump excess stock of the version 1. How plausible is that? I don’t know.

Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L @ B&H for $1579

There has been no mention of another delay for the version II. It’s still slated to start shipping in July. You can still preorder it at B&H for $2299. Do not expect any sort of price drop on the version II for quite some time.


EOS Bodies / Canon EOS-3D Surfaces Again [CR1]
« on: May 15, 2012, 11:48:53 AM »
3D for the megapixel lover
The Canon EOS-3D has been a rumored camera since before rumor sites, and every so often a flurry of new rumors under the moniker “EOS-3D” surface.

Recently a suggestion that a new “high megapixel” camera will be around by spring 2013 has come about. It’s reported that at least a couple of test bodies are being used in the US and in Asia.

While I don’t doubt high megapixel sensors are in testing, it’s probably too early to nail down exact specs. I also dislike the name “3D” if a product doesn’t actually shoot 3D.

Another suggestion is the 1D C isn’t going to be the only Cinema EOS DSLR by the end of 2013.

Source: [NL] & CR


Video & Movie / Incident on Marmont Avenue
« on: May 15, 2012, 09:04:48 AM »
Canon Rumors Sponsors a Short Film Project
My friend Mitch from Planet5D decided to make a short film with another new friend Barry Andersson from Deodand Entertainment. Mitch asked if I wanted to provide some funding, and I obliged. The film is the first I’ve seen shot entirely with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, and that’s what drew me into the project. I hung out with both of these guys at NAB and was quite impressed by how serious they took the project, from the story, execution and casting. I hope to help more in the future.

Barry Andersson, director and co-producer, said: “The film was designed to fit a budget that many filmmakers and still photographers can afford. My team tailored our shooting schedule, equipment and techniques to be accessible to all budget levels. My goal was to show that people can get absurdly good results with a DSLR camera with a smaller price tag than they realize.”

The film and summary after the break.

Incident on Marmont Avenue (Based on true events)
On November 12, 2011 the police were called to an incident at 1701 Marmont Avenue. This film is the story of what happened that night.

This project is one of the first narrative films to showcase the Canon 5D Mark III. We are excited to present a project that shows what DSLR technology can do for independent filmmakers at any budget. The entire film was shot on Zeiss CP.2 lenses courtesy of Carl Zeiss (zeiss.com/cine/cp2).

Get ready to watch our incredibly talented cast whose credits range from The Artist, Mad Men, 24, Lost, Scrubs, Sin City, Shawshank Redemption and more.



  • Directed by Barry Andersson
  • Written by Janie L Geyen
  • Produced by Mitch Aunger
  • Janie L Geyen
  • Barry Andersson
  • Director of Photography Julien Lasseur

For optimized viewing please consider the following:
We have done an audio mix to split the difference for those listing on a laptop and those listening with headphones and/or good speakers. You may have a hard time hearing some of the subtle sound design just listening through your laptop speakers. We recommend listing with headphones or a good audio system.

Visit planet5D for more info and continuing coverage


Pricewatch Deals / 5D Mark III Body Only in Stock at B&H
« on: May 14, 2012, 04:53:38 PM »

From B&H

B&H now has limited stock of the 5D Mark III body only.

5D Mark III Body @ B&H for $3499

Kits are now in stock too.

5D Mark III w/24-105 f/4L IS @ B&H for $4299


EOS Bodies / Canon 7D Mark II Info? [CR2]
« on: May 14, 2012, 03:58:18 PM »
Random Tidbits
A few randon things came in that go against some of things we’ve heard about the 7D replacement.

Two bits of info say an APS-C camera capable of 10fps is in testing, the same camera also has a variation of the 61pt AF system found in the 5D Mark III and 1D X. No mention of megapixels or any other features of the prototype.


EOS Bodies / Lower Price Full Frame Camera [CR1]
« on: May 14, 2012, 03:49:42 PM »
For Photokina?
Another mention of a new and less expensive full frame camera from Canon for Photokina. We reported this a few times before here and here.

Specs mentioned include:

  • 21mp
  • Less weather sealing
  • lesser AF system than the 5D3

CRs Take
While I don’t doubt a less expensive full frame camera in Canon’s future, I think most specs currently floating around will be of the wish-list variety. I would expect the camera to have the same 22mp sensor that is found in the 5D Mark III. After that , you can start knocking off about $1500 in “features” from the 5D3 to make the new camera.

Source: [CW]


Site Information / Re: canonrumors and nikonrumors
« on: May 12, 2012, 09:36:09 AM »

Canon Rumors is the only site I have and it's completely independent of anything else.

Nikon Rumors, Photo Rumors & Leica Rumors are the same person. I've met him before, and he's a nice guy. We talk from time to time about things.

I think SonyAlphaRumors, 43Rumors, Mirrorlessrumors are all the same person(s).


What exactly do you mean "somewhat" popular? That movie is already at $210 million at the box office after its first weekend and has 93% score on RT.

That would be sarcasm sir. :)

So they’re probably good enough for you!
Canon USA sent out a press release  talking about how the 5D Mark II & 7D were used to film stunt sequences on the somewhat popular Avengers movie that just came out.

With intense action and visual effects captured by the Canon cameras, “Marvel’s The Avengers” required close-quarter action work with unrepeatable stunts. “The 5D Mark II and the 7D digital SLR cameras produce excellent, cinema-worthy images. They are great for shooting additional angles that give film editors more options for creating powerfully immersive and kaleidoscopic views of action scenes,” explained the film’s cinematographer, Seamus McGarvey.

You can read the whole press release here.

Thanks James

Double up rebates on the: Canon EOS 5D Mark II & Canon EOS 7D


Pricewatch Deals / Adorama & B&H Have Stock of the 5D Mark III
« on: May 11, 2012, 11:51:38 AM »

5D Mark III at B&H *Out of stock*

B&H has stock of the 5D Mark III w/24-105 f/4 L IS kit.

5D Mark III Kit w/24-105 f/4L IS @ B&H for $4299

5D Mark III at Adorama

Adorama has informed me that they will be filling all their preorders today, and will have stock of the 5D Mark III left over and ready for sale.

It shows out of stock at present, but there ARE some extras ready to go.

5D Mark III Body @ Adorama $3499

5D Mark III Kit w/24-105 f/4L IS @ Adorama $4299 


EOS Bodies / Canon Mirrorless Sooner than Expected? [CR1]
« on: May 11, 2012, 11:47:16 AM »
More vague information
Canon’s entry into the mirrorless market could be coming sooner than later. It’s suggested we could see an initial announcement before the summer, with another model announced in September.

With anything Canon at the moment, dates for release of existing products and future products are nearly impossible to nail down. Even people that always know, don’t know in 2012.


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