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…
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
- 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
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.
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
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.
“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
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.