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EOS Bodies / More Photokina Chatter [CR1]
« on: September 07, 2012, 08:58:56 AM »

PowerShot and EOS

I received a few tidbits of information of coming products for Photokina.


PowerShot

S100 Replacement with Wifi


G12 Replacement that isn’t much different than the current one. Same sensor size as the G12.


A new SX big zoom PowerShot is coming.


EOS

A full frame EOS between the 7D and 5D Mark III with touchscreen and 20mp (most mentions have been 22mp)


CRs Take

I’m not 100% sure about a new EOS camera, though there are press events all over the planet next week. Announcing EOS with Pixma and PowerShot has happened before, and Canon could use a splash at Photokina if Nikon does indeed announce their inexpensive fullframe D600.


Stock levels of the 5D Mark II seem to be depleting in various places around the globe as well.


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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Win a 5D Mark III Kit from Norman Camera
« on: September 07, 2012, 08:34:44 AM »
I just wanted to clarify the USA only thing.

There's some laws in the USA about contests and prizes must be kept in the country. It's nothing to do with shipping or anything like that. I imagine the laws are for tax reasons.

They'd open the contest to the world if they didn't have to jump through a million hoops.


Cheers
CR

1593
Lenses / The First Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Review
« on: September 07, 2012, 08:28:59 AM »
From ThatNikonGuy
ThatNikonGuy has completed what appears to be the first review of the new Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II lens. It’s a pretty good review as he puts them both through the paces. Lots of sharpness, bokeh and autofocus tests were completed at various focal lengths in the review.

He did notice the lenses differ in focal length at 70mm, this is pretty normal. For example, the EF 70-200 f/4L IS is not as wide at 70mm as the 70-200 f/2.8L IS II, it’s more like 85mm in examples I have seen.

His biggest point at the end of the review is how good do you want your 24-70 to be? For an extra $1000 (compared to buying a used 24-70 version 1), is it worth getting the version 2 when version 1 is so great? I can’t help with that yet, as I have not seen one land in Canada yet. It is good to know that when you have to make this decision, there really is no wrong choice.

Version 2 looks to be a little bit better at everything, autofocus, bokeh, sharpness, a more pleasing warmer image, lighter weight. The big downside is you’ll have to go buy 82mm filters, hopefully you have some already.

The Review

Preorder the Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II at: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

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Pricewatch Deals / Win a 5D Mark III Kit from Norman Camera
« on: September 06, 2012, 05:31:58 PM »
From Norman Camera
Norman Camera is one of Canon Rumors biggest supporters, and have launched a Facebook “Like” contest for a 5D Mark III kit. All you have to do is “Like” their Facebook page and sit back and wait to win.

What’s up for Grabs?

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body
  • Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS Lens
  • Manfrotto MVK502AM Pro Video Tripod & Fluid Head
  • Thinktank Camera Bag

*Contest only open to US residents.

Enter the Norman Camera 5D Mark III Kit Contest

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EOS Bodies / Announcements Before Photokina
« on: September 05, 2012, 08:22:09 AM »
Next Week
Canon will be announcing new product next week in the lead up to Photokina. A few people have received invites to various press conferences around the globe.

So what can we expect to be announced?

Printers
At least two new “pro” Pixma printers. These will be direct replacements for the Pixma 9000 Mark II & Pixma 9500 Mark II. They’ll be be a smaller Pixma Pro-1, one with dye and the other with pigment.

There will be no 17″ Pixma printer announced this go around, but there are murmurs we will finally see one in the near future.

PowerShot
More PowerShot announcements are expected, a G12 replacement I’m told is likely, as well as a new fast lens PowerShot. 

EOS Body
There is next to no talk about a new EOS body for Photokina. The next camera will be a smaller full frame camera, when is still the question.

Lenses
There has been talk of a new 400 f/5.6L being announced and not much else. I’ve had one other suggestion that a new couple of lenses for the EOS-M system could also be announced. A macro maybe? 

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Canon EOS-1D X AF at f/8 with the Kenko 1.4TC
« on: September 04, 2012, 01:44:39 PM »
From Arthur Morris
Arthur has written a great article about getting f/8 autofocus with the new Canon EOS-1D X. A lot of birders used the EF 800 f/5.6L IS with the Canon 1.4x TC & EOS-1D Mark IV for example. The biggest complaint with the EOS-1D X has been the inability to get f/8 autofocus.

However, with the Kenko Teleplus PRO 300 DGX 1.4 teleconverter you can give the EOS-1D X the ability to autofocus at f/8 with the EF 800 f/5.6L IS. Another plus of using the Kenko teleconverter is you’re able to move the AF point at f/8. With the Canon teleconverter on say, the 1D Mark IV, you only had the center AF point active.

Arthur has posted lots of images to show the image quality that is possible with the Kenko 1.4x TC.

From Arthur Morris

Once I got down in the mud I discovered that AF with the the Kenko Teleplus PRO 300 DGX 1.4x AF Teleconverter was fast and sure and accurate. I have been out every morning and afternoon since then and have totally fallen in love with the 1DX. That first afternoon I managed to get a huge gob of black, sticky, gooey much all over my brand new camera. It was a proper baptism.

Read the entire article

Kenko 1.4 TC at B&H $259 | Canon EOS-1D X at B&H $6799

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Lenses / A New EF 400 f/5.6L Before Photokina? [CR1]
« on: September 03, 2012, 10:25:35 PM »
A new 400mm suggested
There is a suggestion that we will see the announcement of a new EF 400 f/5.6L before Photokina in September. I would imagine such a lens would  include IS, but I guess  a lot of people assumed the same for a new EF 24-70 f/2.8L II.

Source: [NL]

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Lenses / Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Has Made its Way To Retailers
« on: September 02, 2012, 08:19:55 AM »
From Australia
I have received two reports of people buying the new Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II from retailers in Australia. The lenses are expected to hit Europe and North America by September 13, 2012.

Initial stock is probably already allocated to preorders, but I’m told to expect quantities to be quite good into October.

The first unboxed Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II | Click for Larger | Credit to Barry

Preorder the Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II at: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Canon EOS-1D X Review - Fred Miranda
« on: August 31, 2012, 12:13:30 PM »
From FredMiranda.com
Fred Miranda has posted his review of the Canon EOS-1D X. I always find his reviews easy to read and quite detailed in real world situations.

Conclusion 

Overall, the 1D X is a very versatile camera. When you shoot with it, you feel like it can handle anything. Combined with ultra wide-angle lenses, the 1D X captures amazing full frame landscape photos. It does costs more and has less resolution than the Canon 5D Mark III (Read our Canon 5D Mark III vs Nikon D800 review), but you’ll get great dynamic range, less banding, and body that you can take anywhere under any conditions. Sports and action shooters have found a match made in heaven. Only time will tell if other realms of photography will embrace it too.

Read the full review

Buy the Canon EOS-1D X at: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Norman Camera

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EOS Bodies / Patents: 28-135 f/4-5.6 & 28-300 f/3.5-5.6
« on: August 31, 2012, 06:15:44 AM »

More Patents

A couple of new lens formula patents which seems to address lowering chromatic aberrations in a new way


Patent Publication No. 2012-163746



  • 2012.8.30 Release Date

  • 2011.2.7 filing date


Example 4



  • Zoom ratio 4.67

  • 56.11 – - 131.85mm f = 28.21 focal length

  • Fno 4.12 -. 4.89 – 5.77

  • Half angle of view ω = 37.48 – 21.09 – 9.32deg.

  • Image height 21.64mm

  • 242.67 – - 266.43mm 224.00 overall length of the lens

  • BF 55.79 – 70.40 – 82.95mm

  • 20 sheets of 14 group lens configuration

  • Two two-sided aspherical

  • Three low-dispersion glass

  • Four Super UD glass

  • 102.40mm effective diameter of the first surface

  • 5-group zoom negative positive negative


Example 5



  • Zoom ratio 10.31

  • 93.64 – - 307.06mm f = 29.77 focal length

  • Fno 3.31 -. 4.71 – 5.85

  • Half angle of view ω = 36.00 – 13.01 – 4.03deg.

  • Image height 21.64mm

  • 263.66 – - 304.01mm 209.34 overall length of the lens

  • BF 61.72 – 89.40 – 106.84mm

  • 18 sheets 12 groups lens configuration

  • Three 3 aspherical surface

  • Three low-dispersion glass

  • 2 UD glass sheets

  • 84.36mm effective diameter of the first surface

  • 5-group zoom negative positive negative

  • In the zoom lens of the positive lead type, reducing the chromatic aberration of magnification of the secondary


Source: [EG]

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Pricewatch Deals / Canon EOS-1D X in Stock at B&H, Adorama & Amazon
« on: August 29, 2012, 01:36:48 PM »

From B&H

B&H Photo has informed us that they have limited stock of the Canon EOS-1D X.


Buy the Canon EOS-1D X for $6799 at: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon


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New Precision-Matched Wide-Angle and Telephoto Zoom Lenses in Both EF and PL Mounts Enhance Canon’s Cinema EOS System

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., August 29, 2012 – As the production of motion pictures, episodic television shows, commercials, documentaries, and other program content increasingly transitions to digital, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, continues to provide innovative Cinema EOS products designed to enable the most discerning filmmakers and producers to capture their unique creative visions. The latest of these Canon products, two new compact and lightweight cinema zoom lenses available in both EF- and PL-mount versions, were first announced at NAB 2012 and have now been officially added to the Canon Cinema EOS product line. Designated as the CN-E15.5-47mm T2.8 L S/SP wide-angle cinema zoom lens and the CN-E30-105mm T2.8 L S/SP telephoto cinema zoom lens, both are engineered to deliver exceptional optical performance for the latest large-format single-sensor 4K and 2K digital cinematography cameras. Both lenses feature a compact, lightweight design to facilitate handheld and SteadicamTM shooting while also covering a wide range of focal lengths.


“These two new compact lightweight cinema zoom lenses provide exceptional optical and operational performance for creative film and television professionals. The Canon Cinema EOS line of high-resolution cameras and lenses is engineered to affordably serve the highest-performance needs of the production community and enable it to truly ‘Leave No Story Untold,’” noted Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.


A leading maker of precision lenses for professional digital photography, broadcast HDTV sports and news coverage, and many other markets, Canon has leveraged its years of expertise as a world leader in optics and imaging to develop the compact and lightweight CN-E15.5-47mm T2.8 L S/SP wide-angle cinema zoom lens and the CN-E30-105mm T2.8 L S/SP telephoto cinema zoom lens. Each lens will be available in both EF- and PL-mount configurations. (The EF-mount version is designated by the letter “S” at the end of the model name; the PL-mount version by the letters “SP”.)



Main Features: CN-E15.5–47mm T2.8 L S/SP and CN-E30–105mm T2.8 L S/SP


1. High optical performance for use with 4K-resolution cameras


Supports 4K (4096 x 2160 pixels) production standards, with a level of resolution exceeding four times the resolution of Full HD.


Offers compatibility with industry-standard Super 35 mm-equivalent image format as well as APS-C-size sensors.i


The optimal placement of low-refraction, low-dispersion UD (ultra-low dispersion) glass corrects for axial and lateral chromatic aberrations to realize exceptional imaging performance without color blurring.


With a T-number of 2.8, the new lens lineup offers bright performance and, with no changes in brightness during zooming, enables the use of attractive blur effects when employing a shallow depth of field.


Each lens is equipped with an 11-blade aperture diaphragm for soft, attractive blur characteristics.


The lenses minimize focus-induced changes in the angle of view and, through the latest advances in anti-reflective coating and related technologies, reduce the occurrence of ghosting and flare.


2. Broad focal-length coverage despite compact, lightweight design


Designed with hand-held shooting in mind, each lens weighs just approximately 2.2 kg, less than half the weight of the top-end zoom lens models that went on sale earlier this year.


Combining the wide-angle and telephoto zoom lenses as a set enables users to cover a wide focal length range, from 15.5 mm (wide-angle end) to 105 mm (telephoto end).


Because the lenses provide a long focal length at the telephoto end, they enable the magnification of scenes shot from a distance and the use of attractive blur effects when employing a shallow depth of field.


3. Designed to deliver high operability


With a focus rotation angle of approximately 300 degrees, the lenses facilitate precise focusing performance.


Zoom, focus and iris markings all appear on angled surfaces for improved readability from behind the camera.


Features a unified front lens diameter and uniform gear positions, doing away with the need to adjust or reposition accessory gear when switching between the two lenses.


By removing the cover ring, users can easily perform flange-back adjustment.


4. Functionality to realize increased shooting convenience


The new lenses can be used with matte boxes and other standard manual and electronic movie industry accessories widely used in the motion picture production.


Each lens offers a reduced minimum object distance (0.5 m for the CN-E15.5-47mm T2.8 L S/SP and 0.6 m for the CN-E30-105mm T2.8 L S/SP) that makes possible tighter close-ups and facilitates shooting in limited-space environments.


The EF-mount version lenses, when combined with Cinema EOS System cameras, support lens-camera communication enabling the recording of zoom and other settings along with video data, making possible the effective management of shooting conditions. Additionally, a future camera firmware update (release date to be decided) will enable automatic image correction along with other benefits.


The Canon Cinema EOS System of professional digital cinematography products includes the EOS C300 and EOS C500 digital cinema cameras (available in EF- or PL-mount versions), the EOS C100 digital video camera, the EOS-1D C DSLR camera, the CN-E14.5-60mm T2.6L S/SP wide-angle zoom and CN-E30-300mm T2.95-3.7L S/SP telephoto zoom lenses (EF and PL versions available), and the CN-E24mm T1.5 L F, CN-E50mm T1.3 L F, and CN-E85mm T1.3 L F prime lenses for EF-mount cameras. Cinema EOS cameras are also compatible with the more than 60 lenses in Canon’s EF lens line (which includes macro, fisheye, telephoto, and tilt-shift models) for maximum creative versatility. Canon continues to enhance its Cinema EOS System product line to support diverse image creation in motion picture, television, and other high-resolution digital production industries.


Pricing and Availability

The Canon CN-E15.5-47mm T2.8 L S/SP wide-angle cinema zoom lens is expected to be available in November 2012 and the CN-E30-105mm T2.8 L S/SP telephoto cinema zoom lens is expected to be available in January 2013, both for an estimated list price of $24,500 each.


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Canon U.S.A. Aims To Expand The Cinema EOS System With The Development Of New EF Cinema Prime Lenses

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., August 29, 2012 – Further contributing to the evolution of the motion picture industry, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the development of two new cinema prime lenses, the 14mm T3.1 cinema prime lens and 135mm T2.2 cinema prime lens, adding to the Cinema EOS lineup consisted of 11 EF Cinema Lenses.


Both the 14mm T3.1 and 135mm T2.2 cinema prime lenses will be engineered for exceptional optical performance for Canon’s latest large-format single-sensor 4K and 2K digital cinematography cameras. As part of the Cinema EOS System, the lenses will be compatible with standard sensor sizes including Super 35mm, the standard format in the motion picture industry, as well as HD-compatible EOS Digital SLR cameras using 35mm full frame, APS-H and APS-C image sensors.


“In November of 2011, Canon pledged to offer high-end professional solutions to filmmakers, cinematographers, and television production professionals. Our pledge included a commitment to this industry and a promise of future product development and solutions to meet industry needs. Today’s announcements prove that we intend to deliver on that pledge,” stated Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.


The 14mm T3.1 and 135mm T2.2 EF cinema prime lenses are expected to be available in the first half of 2013, and will be showcased from September 6 – 11, 2012 at IBC2012 in Amsterdam.


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EOS Bodies - For Video / More Analysis of the C100
« on: August 29, 2012, 08:57:20 AM »

What’s the world saying?

There is lots of opinion out there already about the new Canon EOS C100 entry level professional video camera. It looks like the camera will be in the $8000 range, though pricing hasn’t been officially announced yet.


The biggest difference I see on the surface, is the camera cannot take PL mount lenses. It looks like they’re only releasing an EF mount camera. Most initial opinions on the camera are quite positive, visit the sites below for some opinions. I’ll post more during the day as they start rolling in.


Planet5D – C100 Impressions

“I think most of us will take that with a grain of salt. The “beginning filmmakers” part – many of us cannot afford an $8000 camera. Which is why the HDSLR line has made such an impact on filmmakers in the first place – it’s low-cost! While I agree this is the lowest price of the EOS line, many will quibble with the idea that this is priced for the beginning filmmaker.” Visit Planet5D


EOSHD – C100 Impressions

“Canon today launched the much speculated Canon C100, the budget version of the C300. Initially set for a price under the Sony FS700 (around $8000), the camera is double the price of a used FS100 but features built-in ND filters and the same sensor as the C300. The design and handling looks fantastic, it is even smaller than the C300 (by some 15%) but the major compromise is the codec which is now AVCHD at 24Mbit 4-2-0.” Visit EOSHD


Vincent Laforet – C100 Impressions

“Many may be taken aback with the idea of spending $7,999 on this camera at first. But if you stop to think about what you won’t NEED to buy – it can actually start to look like the C100 might just be a wiser investment long term. This camera comes ready to shoot. The ergonomics are great so you don’t HAVE to have a cage. You don’t need to buy an external audio recorder and synching software – this has XLR inputs (and stereo headphone jack as well as levels) with the handle.”  Visit VincentLaforet


No Film School – C100 Impressions

“While it would have upset quite a few people, this camera should really have been the C300. Canon has a more costly camera at every price point than Sony, and for the same money you can get a camera that does 240fps at 1080 — instead of 60i at 1080. I think Canon is gambling on users buying or using this camera strictly for the white name etched into the front. There won’t be any PL mount lenses on this camera, as Canon is only introducing an EF mount version.” Visit NoFilmSchool


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Lenses / *UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« on: August 29, 2012, 08:32:20 AM »

UPDATE

I have received two updates that a major store in Germany expects their first shipments of the new EF 24-70 f/2.8L II by the end of next week. This information was backed up by a CPS rep in another country.


New ship date?

We and others are hearing that the new Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II will not begin shipping until October 2012 at the earliest. Nothing has been officially mentioned by Canon as of yet.


EOS Utility

You will see in the latest EOS utility the lens correction information has been added for the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II



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