By Canon Reviews
| August 15, 2016 |
Martin Bailey has completed what is likely the first review of the brand new Canon imagePROGRAF Pro-4000, a new 44″ printer from Canon. We’ve seen reviews of both the imagePROGRAF Pro-1000 and imagePROGRAF Pro-2000 from Keith at Northlight Images which have shown these to be the best printers Canon has ever made and it looks like the Pro-4000 will fall into the same category.
Martin writes about one of the great features of the Pro-4000
Another great improvement in my opinion is the ability to now choose from three sizes of ink tanks, with 160ml, 330ml, and 700ml tanks available. My old iPF6350 took 130ml ink tanks, so even the smallest of the new tanks holds 30ml more ink. I could fill up the new PRO-4000 with 160ml tanks, but now having the option to install larger tanks, and mix and match the sizes, means we can select the tank size based on how quickly the inks run down. Read the full review
I’ll still be going with a Pro-2000, as I don’t need a crane to get into my house.
By Third Party Software
| August 15, 2016 |
Reikan has released version 2.2 of their Focal software. This new update adds full support for the EOS-1D X Mark II and EOS 80D.
FoCal 2.2 Key Features
- Full Canon EOS 80D and EOS-1D X Mark II support added – calibrate these cameras automatically from FoCal.
- Directly compare “Peak” quality values in Fully Auto Calibration and AF Consistency – the FoCal Comparison Database is used to help further evaluate your camera and lens ultimate performance.
- Improvements to camera interfaces on Mac – useful speed and reliability enhancements for both Canon and Nikon cameras.
- Faster and more reliable processing of images internally – lots of small improvements in the way we extract data from image files.
You can read all about the update over at the Reikan blog.
By Ad Post
| August 10, 2016 |
B&H Photo has some great deals on Lexar 1066x CompactFlash Cards.
We’re not sure how long these prices will last, but stock could become an issue if you don’t act quickly.
By Canon DSLR Rumors
| August 9, 2016 |
Latest updates to this post are in bold.
A different source has added new specifications. We’re pretty confident in their validity.
Below is the latest we’ve been told about the upcoming Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. I would be inclined to put a [CR3] on this, but I will wait for further confirmations.
No CFast slot has caught us by surprise and we expect this specification list to grow after the next few days.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Specifications:
- Compact Flash/SD Card Slots (No CFast)
- Built-in Wifi
- 24/30fps @ 4K
- 60fps @ 1080
- 120fps @ 720
- 8bit 500mbps MJPEG
- USB 3
- Cable release port moved to the front of the camera where the “Mark XX” badge was.
- A lot more touchscreen functionality than the EOS-1D X Mark II
- Other ergonomic changes, such as a new “locking switch” on the rear of the camera.
We’ve confirmed wifi from the same source and added it here. We expect GPS to be standard as well.
By Canon DSLR Rumors
| August 8, 2016 |
While [CR3] level specifications for the EOS 5D Mark IV have been hard to come by, something we’ll be able to fix some time this week. We do have some information on pricing and kits that’ll be available.
We’re told that the body only will likely come in less than what the EOS 5D Mark III launched at, which was $3499. We’re told the EOS 5D Mark IV would come in at $3299 USD. As always with pricing, it could be old information and things may have moved a bit due to currency fluctuations. While we’d love to see a $2999 price point, we don’t think that’s likely with the information we have.
The EOS 5D Mark IV will come in two kits, one with the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS and the other with the brand new EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II. The EF 24-70mm f/4L IS kit will be the lower priced option between the two lens options.
As for the EOS 7D Mark II, we’re told that the body and lens kits will come bundled with the upcoming W-P1 wifi adaptor going forward. This should tell you that the EOS 7D Mark II will be around for a while and not to expect an update in 2017. A EOS 7D Mark II will also be kitted with the new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens.
We haven’t received any more information about the EOS 7D Mark II firmware update that’s coming.
More to come…