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Redrock Micro talks EOS 5D Mark II & Mad Max

Redrock Micro talks EOS 5D Mark II & Mad Max

By Canon Rumors | June 20, 2015 | Canon Videography

Redrock Micro has posted an article talking about the use of the EOS 5D Mark II in one of the summer’s best visual treats, George Miller’s Mad Max. If you haven’t seen the movie, go now!

Ten EOS 5D Mark II camera bodies were used by the stunt/action team and the lens of choice was the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II. Redrock Micro were the exclusive rig for all the EOS 5D Mark IIs used in the production

For the rigging, we definitely see action cam style – the DSLR camera ops were well prepared to strap in to cars, on towers, pretty much anywhere they wanted a great action insert or angle of view that would otherwise be impractical or too time consuming to setup with an A or B camera (ARRI Alexa with those huge Panavision primo zooms). Rigs from Redrock Micro were exclusively used with the canon 5D MKII to fit this style, each slightly customized to each operator’s liking.

Why the EOS 5D Mark II?

A number of Canon 5Ds were used as crash cams during the action sequences – as “semi-disposable stunt cameras”. The DSLR was chosen as a proven work-horse crash-cam even though it was released way back in 2008. The 5Ds provide extra cut-away point of view angles during action sequences – the cutaways are so short you don’t notice the changes in image quality

Read the full article | Redrock Micro Fury Rig

Teardown: Canon EOS 5Ds

Teardown: Canon EOS 5Ds

By Canon Rumors | June 19, 2015 | Canon DSLR News

Roger at figured it’d be a good time to take apart the brand new Canon EOS 5Ds. He was curious as to whether or not things had changed inside the camera, or if it was identical to the EOS 5D Mark III. He also notes areas where Canon has improved some of the design.

Outside of the stuff we already know about the new Canon cameras, there were not many surprises looking inside, and the few surprises we had were positive. There was Canon’s usual very clean design and layout. There were incremental improvements in the engineering, like the separated I/O system, more robust tripod mount assembly, and improved inner tapes and shields. I have a little concern about the lens release pin, but it probably will not be an issue. After all, I’m known to be paranoid.

On a side note, we received our EOS 5DS and and are looking forward to shooting with it this weekend.

Read the full article with pictures | Canon EOS 5DS Body $3699: AdoramaB&H Photo | Amazon


Patent: Canon Getting Into the Drone Market?

Patent: Canon Getting Into the Drone Market?

By Canon Rumors | June 19, 2015 | Canon Patents

A patent showing drone technology has appeared. It looks like this patent is more about the movement and location of a drone camera, as it measures GPS locations, has an altimeter and can control the horizontal & vertical position of the camera.

I’m not sure if Canon is working on a drone, a drone camera or just random technology pertaining to drones.

Patent Publication No. 2015-106840 (Google Translated)

  • Published 2015.6.8
  • Filing date 2013.11.29

Canon patents

  • And control the angle of the vertical and horizontal direction of the camera
  • The analysis of the position coordinates from the GPS satellite
  • The stored the coordinates of the object
  • Altimeter
Canon EOS 5DS R With the Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Samples

Canon EOS 5DS R With the Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Samples

By Canon Rumors | June 19, 2015 | Canon DSLR News

PhotographyBLOG has posted 25jpg and 25raw files using the Canon EOS 5DS R, paired with the Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4. The level of detail is very good, especially on the studio shots.

Here are 25 JPEG (Fine Detail picture style) and 25 Raw images taken with a final production version of the Canon EOS 5Ds DSLR camera with the Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 lens. As always with our sample images, they’re straight out of the camera with no post-processing…

View the sample Images |  Canon EOS 5DS R: AdoramaB&H Photo | Amazon

SIGMA Announces the 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art

SIGMA Announces the 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art

By Canon Rumors | June 19, 2015 | Third Party Lenses

The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce that we are going to introduce the SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art, the world’s first large-aperture full-frame wide-angle zoom lens offering F2 brightness throughout the zoom range.

While offering the premier optics of the Art line, this lens covers 24mm, 28mm and 35mm focal lengths. Incredible performance overturns the conventional perception of a zoom lens.
SIGMA was determined to create a zoom lens that offers the same brightness and resolution as a fixed focal length lens: in other words, the highest level of optical performance. The result of this challenge was the SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art, the world’s first zoom to offer a fast F1.8 aperture value throughout the zoom range. Building on this concept, SIGMA has developed the new SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art for 35mm full frame sensor. It allows photographers to carry one lens to do the work of three fixed focal length lenses, a 24mm, 28mm and 35mm — with F2 brightness and top optical performance. One package delivers flexible functionality and high convenience. In particular, at the 24mm and 35mm focal lengths, this lens offers the performance that is equivalent to that of two prime lenses in the Art line. Instead of changing one high-performance fixed focal length lens for another, simply zoom. This is a new zoom lens for 35mm full frame sensor SLRs that offers the quality of a fixed focal length lens at various angles of view.

The world’s first large-aperture full-frame zoom lens offering a wide open aperture of F2 throughout the zoom range
A large-diameter zoom lens covering the full frame image sensor. Optical performance equivalent to a fixed focal length lens throughout the entire zoom range. These are the concepts the SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM embodies. It covers three of the most commonly used prime lenses, 24mm, 28mm and 35mm all in one lens. In order to achieve an attractive bokeh effect at wide aperture, we have developed the world’s first zoom lens for the 35mm full frame sensor with an F2 aperture value throughout the zoom range.

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