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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.

cr


1622
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

cr


1623
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.

CAST

CREATIVE TEAM

  • 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

cr


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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


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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.

cr


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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]

cr


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


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).


Thanks
CR

1628
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. :)

1629
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

cr


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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 


cr



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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.

cr


1632
Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Leica M10 HD video @ photokina...
« on: May 11, 2012, 11:21:04 AM »
No, it's not.

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Disclaimer
This is a non Canon post, if you don’t like reading about other camera brands, please skip this small article. Thanks!

From the minds of Leica
No other camera manufacturer is more polarizing than Leica. So I had to post todays announcement, because it’s going to bring about a lot of debate, intrigue and questions about what they’re doing in Solms.

A lot of you will know I do shoot with a Leica M9, and enjoy the camera as well as the M lenses I own. However, I do have a hard time answering “yes” to the inevitable question I get from people… “Is it worth the money?” So when I see them announcing a new segment of 35mm digital camera for $8000, and still retaining things like the 5 year old technology 230,000 pixel LCD displays, I’m not sure what to tell people about getting into Leica.

Why does this matter to the Canon user?
I have always said I think there’s a market for a full frame “mirrorless” camera, and the first one to do it for half the price of Leica, will have a big winner on their hands. Today Leica threw a curveball with a B&W sensored camera, as well as a staggering technical marvel with their new 50mm lens.

Leica M Monochrom
Today in Berlin, the Leica M Monochrom was announced. It is an 18mp black & white only digital rangefinder.

“It has a sensor designed exclusively for black and white photography. It has no color filter,” said Leica Chairman Dr. Andreas Kauffman. “This allows twice the amount of light to reach the sensor. So we combined this special sensor with our rangefinder system and we present you the M Monochrome with the maximized image quality available with Leica lenses.”

Main Specs

  • 18MP CCD monochrome sensor (24 x 36mm)
  • No anti-aliasing filter
  • No color filter array
  • ISO 320-10,000 (with a ‘Pull 160*’ option)
  • 2.5″ 230,000 dot rear LCD
  • Supplied with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro 2

Leica M Monochrom

Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 f/2 ASPH Lens
A $7200 50 f/2 lens? That’s exactly what Leica announced today. I find it intriguing, because it’s going to set lens testers and lens geeks into a tizzy waiting to get their hands on one. There are some bold claims about the performance of this lens.

This lens is a new milestone in the history of optical design that achieves previously unattainable values in all technical performance characteristics. For instance, there is practically no fall-off at the edges – even at full aperture – in the MTF curves for image sharpness. Even the finest details are rendered with more than 50% contrast – a previously unheard of value that confirms the exceptional properties of this lens.

Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH

Conclusion
The camera is an intriguing step, but hard to stomach the $8000 price tag without having addressed some of the biggest issues with the M9, the LCD screen being one and lack of focus confirmation for the optically challenged. We’ll have to wait and see if it’s more responsive than the M9.

The lens may be the greatest thing ever created by man, I am looking forward to the comparisons between it and the Noctilux and Summilux variants. Can lenses be made much better than they already are?

Neither is scheduled to ship until August 2012.

M10
That begs another question, if this camera isn’t out until August 2012, how can an M10 be coming a month later?

Now’s the time Canon, lets see the worlds first full frame autofocus mirrorless camera! Consider it preordered.

cr


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From Norman Camera
The fine folks at Norman Camera have notified us that they have 5D Mark III (Body Only) in stock and ready to ship. They will be the fixed cameras with serial number notifier “3″ and not the affected “1″ or “2″.

The kit with the 24-105 f/4L IS is also in stock.

5D Mark III (Body Only) @ Norman Camera $3499 

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

cr


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Lenses / Canon EF 600 f/4L IS II in the Wild
« on: May 09, 2012, 01:26:28 PM »
They’re out there
We’ve been told by a couple of places, that the new EF 600 f/4L IS II is out there. Loaner copies of the lens have been sent to various manufacturers of accessories for measurement and that sort of thing. Multiple reports say they are fully functional production versions of the lens.

Lots of initial praise for the lens, especially how light it feels in comparison to the first IS version.

A very good sign indeed.

cr


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