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EOS Bodies / Canon 5D Mark III/X Commercials Being Shot? [CR1]
« on: February 16, 2012, 08:46:31 AM »

New Commercials?

Received some detailed information that 5D Mark III/X commercials are being shot in England and France. One film is about making a cinematic piece with the camera, the other is for Euro 2012.

Very few details were given about the camera itself.

I’m In Ecuador

My internet may be wonky for the next couple of days as I move around Ecuador, but do keep emails and whatnot coming.


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Site Information / Canon Rumors in Ecuador
« on: February 15, 2012, 02:45:33 PM »
Should be fun! I am currently sitting in Atlanta on a stopover before heading to Quito, Ecuador tonight. I flew in from Dublin and I’m enjoying t he R&R. Quite tired already.

I have posted a journal/article about the trip that I hope some of you find interesting. I’ll obviously be posting photographs as internet access allows. I’ll also be reviewing a couple of products from Singh-Ray Filters and Gura Gear.

Pardon any grammatical or spelling errors, I can’t proof read well when I’m tired.

Read the article (I will attempt to update it daily and it’ll be at the top of the site)


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Lenses / A Brief Hands-On With the 3 New Lenses
« on: February 14, 2012, 07:01:02 PM »
From Dan Carr Photographer Dan Carr had a brief hands-on with the 3 new lenses from Canon. He even had the chance to shoot a sample image with the new EF 24 f/2.8 IS. However, as noted in his article, the IS wasn’t operational on the prototypes.

There are some images of the new primes on the Canon EOS C300 as well. Are videographers looking forward to these primes?

There is also a sample from a hand assembled EF 24-70 f/2.8L II to view.

Dan’s take on the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II

Mounted to my 5dMKII it felt like a perfectly balanced package. Another physical difference is the 82mm thread on the front element, up from 77mm on the previous version. I remember the change from the old 16-35 f2.8 to the 16-35 f2.8 II which went through the same increase in diameter. The end of the MKII 16-35 appeared a fair bit larger than it’s predecessor, with a bulge in the lens casing. I’m happy to say though the the 24-70 doesn’t suffer from this at all. I was worried it would seem a lot bulkier but actually it feels quite svelte and apart from the annoyance of all your 77mm filters no longer fitting, it’s a change that will go unnoticed by most.

Read the entire article


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EOS Bodies / 5D Mark III/X Information [CR1]
« on: February 14, 2012, 06:06:00 AM »
aaaaaahhhhhhhhhh! Tons of information coming in about possibly the most anticipated camera of 2012 (sorry Nikon).

Announcement date of February 28, 2012? I have received lots of emails saying that’ll be the announcement date. I cannot confirm it to 100% certainty, so for now it’s just a guess.

Specs? All the same specs are coming in. 22mp, 61pt af, 6.9fps. It could definitely take the spot of the 7D, if the previous rumor is true.

Shipping? Late March or early April is the mentioned ship times for the camera. If this is true, there should be real solid leaks coming soon.

Where’s my megapixels? A lot of people are wondering why 22mp is it, especially after Nikon announced their 36mp D800 last week. Canon’s Masaya Maeda had some interesting things to say about a large megapixel body.

…Regarding how Canon responds to the competition from Nikon’s D800 and the concern of the successor of 5D Mark II, Maeda indicates that although he cannot leak information about un-announced product, the way Canon develops new product is to satisfy the needs of professional photographers. For instance, the introduction of EOS-1D X is to satisfy professional photographers to photoshoot sports events like the Olympics, in terms of their requirement of high FPS and high image quality under high ISO settings. If Canon thinks the market wants the high resolution models such as the 30 MP of Nikon’s D800, they can easily develop such products…

The bolded part of the above quote basically translates to, “we have one, give us a bit to tear a D800 apart and make sure ours is better”.

I still want a 5D2! There has also been a few suggestions that the 5D Mark II could remain current, even after a perceived replacement is announced.


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Canon General / More Lens Suggestions [CR1]
« on: February 14, 2012, 05:44:58 AM »
The year of the lens? We mentioned previously Canon may have a “record year” for lens announcements in 2012. Below are more suggestions and info about new lenses.

EF 35 f/1.4L II Suggested announcement in April/May 2012. Expect the cost to be high.

EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS 300 f/4L IS 400 f/4L IS Suggested announcement in the fall. Perhaps showing for Photokina? A replacement to the EF 400 f/5.6 could realistically come in the shape of a new, and much better EF 100-400L IS. A 400 f/4L IS could fit nicely between the 100-400 and 200-400 (which is going to be very expensive). The built in teleconverter on the 200-400 is going to be a big feature to a lot of photographers and will help justify the cost. I don’t think the 300 f/4L IS needs replacement, but it may be a matter of easy manufacturing to do a 300 and 400 at the same time.

EF135 f/1.8 IS It was suggested that this lens exists, but has been “shelved” for the time being. This seems odd considering the new EF 24-70 f/2.8L II didn’t get IS.

2013 The new lens madness may continue into 2013.


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EOS Bodies / No 7D Mark II? [CR1]
« on: February 14, 2012, 05:35:00 AM »
This is a first I received a suggestion that Canon will not be making a sequel to the 7D. In other words, no 7D Mark II. The 60D replacement (70D?) will move back up to its previous position in the lineup. Does that mean the end of the 60D “super rebel” style camera as well?

I’d like to see a higher end rebel retain the scroll wheel. I also think the “Rebel” name alone may add to the sales count better than “60D”.

No timetable was given for an announcement.


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PowerShot / Canon PowerShot G1 X Review
« on: February 13, 2012, 06:19:01 PM »

Full review from Engadget

The folks at Engadget have posted their full review of the Canon PowerShot G1 X. For the most part they are quite happy with it, although there are a few issues they have with the camera, like the weak battery life.

Wrap-Up From Engadget

If you demand that an $800 camera contributes to your photography with “extras” like high ISO, interchangeable lenses or exceptional macro prowess, then the G1 X has rivals that are perhaps more worthy of your consideration. However, having used the G1 X heavily for a few days, we can look past its weaknesses — even its underwhleming battery life and uninformative OVF — and admit we’ve become quite attached to it. Our affection has everything to do with the large sensor, fast lens and the overall physicality of the camera — its design, feel, and the accessibility of its controls. If you want a tool for capturing high-impact images, and not necessarily for adding impact to your images, then the G1 X ought to suit you fine.

Read The Full Review

Preorder from B&H for $799 (Expected to arrive March 5, 2012)


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EOS Bodies / *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Book Shows Up at Amazon France
« on: February 13, 2012, 12:14:48 PM »
*UPDATE 2* Hoax, misprint or other. The ISBN resolves to a 5D Mark II book by the same author. 5D Mark III and 5D Mark II on Amazon France. The 5D3 book is showing up across lots of book selling sites. Could be a placeholder, could be someone having fun.

Thanks to everyone that wrote in about it.

*UPDATE* It has also shown up at Chapters in Canada. (thanks terry)

From Amazon France A new book dedicated to a 5D Mark III has appeared on the Amazon.fr web site. The release date for the book is March 9, 2012. The book apparently comes from Pearson, which is pretty reputable. The author  has done books for the 60D and 7D as well as others. Books appearing on Amazon before a camera announcement does happen from time to time.

5D Mark III/X Announcement date? The last announcement date I received about the next 5D, was March 2, 2012. That’s a Friday, which is unusual, but not unique.

However, there is no date that I am 100% confident of.

5D Mark III Book at Amazon France (Click for book)


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Lenses / A Lens Roadmap? [CR1]
« on: February 11, 2012, 08:47:53 AM »
Lots of lenses mentioned I received what appears to be some kind of lens roadmap. I only ever remember seeing a communication like this one once in the past.  There are definitely some interesting concepts listed. Take all of this with the grain of salt.

  • EF 50 1.8 IS, status “prototype”, has tag “spring 2013″
  • EF 50 2.5 macro was tagged with “to be replaced”
  • EF 200 2.8 L IS macro is tagged with “testing”, “patents pending”, and “autumn 2013″
  • EF 24-70 2.8 L II tagged “final”, “winter 2011″
  • EF 100-400 4-5.6 L IS tagged “final”, “autumn 2012″
  • EF 35 1.4 L II tagged “prototype”, “winter 2012″
  • EF 60 L IS lens tagged “prototype”

Some odd duck EF-S zooms

  • EF-S 20-65 IS
  • EF-S 45-105 IS status “development”
  • EF-S 55-70 IS “testing”
  • EF-S 70-400 IS “prototype”
The one that seems the most interesting above is the EF 50 f/1.8 IS. That could become a replacement to the 50 f/1.4 and put some separation between it and the 50 f/1.2L.


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Lenses / Canon EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS in 2012 [CR2]
« on: February 11, 2012, 06:56:00 AM »
Canon 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS Received word that we can expect to see a direct replacement of the aging EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS sometime in 2012. It has been rumored quite often that a replacement was coming. Some of those rumors may have been talking about the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x.

We have the patent from a few months ago to get an idea of the optical formula.

I was told it would be in the $3000 price range, have a rotating zoom, weigh less, be slightly faster on the wide end at f/4 and carry the latest and greatest coatings and IS.

As with most lenses, an exact announcement date is unknown at this time.


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Lenses / Canon EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6L IS [CR10]
« on: February 09, 2012, 07:35:11 PM »
Your next lens The amazing Canon EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6L IS revealed. You can upgrade your Canon kit lens for about $15. Sample images provided.

A full breakdown of the upgrade can be seen at PetaPixel. Judging by the comments over at PP, I’m just going to say up front that this is a humorous post, and not factual.

Canon EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6L IS (image credit: PetaPixel)

Source: [PP]


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EOS Bodies / 5D Split? 5D X & 5D Mark III [CR1]
« on: February 09, 2012, 07:24:05 PM »

Interesting thought

A split in the 5D line has been rumoured for a while now. This rumor was not submitted to me, instead it was sent to [NL]. It’s consistent with some things I have heard, however take this one with a large grain of salt.

5D X

  • 45MP (With a pixel size similar to the power shot G1X)

  • 61 points AF (Similar to the 1DX but simpler)

  • 3.4 fps, 100-6400 (50-12800)

  • 1 Digic 5+ Digic 4

5D Mark III

  • 22MP

  • 61 points AF (Similar to the 1DX but simpler)

  • 6.9 fps, ISO 100-25600(50-51200)

  • 1 Digic 5+ Digic 4

  • Best HD video quality of any EOS camera

Both over $3k

Source: [NL]


EOS Bodies / What's Next? Lenses & Cameras
« on: February 08, 2012, 06:58:35 AM »
Lenses I’ve heard that Canon will be introducing a lot of new lenses this year. Quite possibly a record amount of new lenses announced in a single calendar year. For the moment, it’s unknown whether the lens count will include any mirrorless camera lenses, or if we’re talking EF lenses.

I will say, Canon may be updating lenses to help resolve a coming huge megapixel camera. We’ve heard previously a lot of short focal length lenses are on the update schedule, and we just saw 2 primes and a zoom announced.

Keep watching patents for clues. The EF 24 f/2.8 seemed like an odd duck, yet here it is. I almost expect  an  EF 50 f/1.2L II, no IS on that one though.

Camera Bodies Lots of speculation about the end of the month for a new camera body. However, there is nothing concrete and I’ve been told that things are going “back and forth” in regards to an announcement.

I will say I have heard there will be a very high megapixel camera some time in 2012, possibly in the 40mp range and it won’t be the “5D Mark III”.

The next announcement should be for an EOS body or two.


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I thought the same thing when I saw the post a while ago. Looks about identical.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Canon EOS-1D X High Resolution Samples
« on: February 07, 2012, 11:39:43 AM »
Finally! …..again Canon has finally posted full resolution samples from the Canon EOS-1D X. The new flagship in the EOS lineup.

View the samples

Thanks Evil


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