NAB 2015: Cinema EOS C500 Mark II Confirmed

NAB 2015: Cinema EOS C500 Mark II Confirmed

We’ve been told for a while now that we’d be seeing a 4K Cinema EOS C300 Mark II at NAB 2015 in Las Vegas this coming April. We can now also confirm we’ll also get to see a new Cinema EOS C500 Mark II at the show.

We weren’t told any specifications for the Cinema EOS C500 Mark II.

More to come…

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Patent: Multi Layer AF Sensor

Patent: Multi Layer AF Sensor

Another autofocus related patent has appeared from Canon. This time in the form of a foveon style multilayer AF sensor.

Patent Publication No. 2015-37217

  • Published 2015.2.23
  • Filing date 2013.8.12

Canon patent

  • AF sensor
  • In the depth direction, I comprises a first layer, the second layer, the photoelectric conversion portion of the third layer
  • The second layer is for monitoring, detecting the amount of light that is received in real-time, to control the accumulation time
  • The third layer in a bright environment, the dark environment so that the use of the first layer, sensitivity can be switched
  • Furthermore, in a dark environment is used by adding the first and third layers

Source: [Egami]

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Tamrom 15-30 VC f/2.8 vs. Canon 16-35 f/2.8 II vs Nikon 14-24 f/2.8

Tamrom 15-30 VC f/2.8 vs. Canon 16-35 f/2.8 II vs Nikon 14-24 f/2.8

Roger and Aaron at LensRentals.com have completed a comparison test between the Tamrom 15-30 VC f/2.8, Canon 16-35 f/2.8 II and Nikon 14-24 f/2.8. Some of you may find the results quite surprising. One thing is for certain, the upcoming Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L better be extremely impressive if it costs almost 3 times more than the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC while being a stop slower.

From LensRentals.com

At the wide end of the zoom range, the optical differences are complex. In the middle 2/3 of the field the Tamron holds its own or is a bit better, but it’s not quite as good in the corners. At the long end (30-35mm) the Canon lens is better than the Tamron. At 23mm, though, the Tamron is as good as the legendary Nikon 14-24, and clearly better than the Canon 16-35. And, of course, the Tamron comes at a significantly lower price than either of the manufacturer’s lenses.

Read the full comparison

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Review: Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD

Review: Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD

Dustin Abbott has completed his review of the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens. This is a brand new fast wide angle lens for full frame cameras from Tamron. I have yet to shoot with this lens, but it’s aggressively priced and looks to be a stellar performer.

From Dustin

“Consider me impressed. Tamron has brought a lot of goodness to bear here, and this lens is a serious competitor for the best in its class. Some will find the inability to use traditional filters a deal-breaker, and I will confess this is my primary disappointment. I fully suspect that aftermarket square filter systems will fill that void, just as they have for the Nikkor and the Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8. The size will also be a concern for those who are counting the ounces for backpacking and/or travel. But if neither of those things spoil your interest, you will find a lens that is, in my mind, now the most compelling option available if you own a Canon and still very intriguing if you own a Nikon.” Read the full review

Preorder the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC $1199: Adorama | B&H Photo

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Deal: Canon EOS 70D Body $749

Deal: Canon EOS 70D Body $749

There must be something in the air with pricing on Canon DSLRs. BigValueInc (99% approval) has the Canon EOS 70D body for $749 (Reg $1099) via ebay. The deal for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III for $1999 is still live from yesterday as well.

Canon EOS 70D Body $749 (Reg $1099)

*Note These are likely grey market items and may not qualify for a Canon USA warranty. Please check with the seller to see if they offer additional warranty.

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