Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Autofocus Talk

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Autofocus Talk

By Canon Rumors | January 23, 2016 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We got this from Fred Miranda, which is a forum I frequently read.

For me, the obvious feature of the 1DX Mk2 is its AF and tracking capabilities over the 1DX. Not only is the AF faster, when using a 2X TC on a 500/600mm f4 lens, the new camera will allow all focusing points to be active even when the effective aperture is f8. On the 1DX, only the centre AF point and 4 surrounding points (with AF area expansion) are effective. I understand there will also be a multi-frame silent shooting mode instead of the single shooting silent mode on the 1DX.

If we go by other things we’ve been told about the EOS-1D X Mark II, there are some similarities, though the exact information may not match up perfectly.

More to come…

Canon to Surprise With New Mirrorless Camera

Canon to Surprise With New Mirrorless Camera

By Canon Rumors | January 23, 2016 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We weren’t told much, but we were told that Canon will “surprise a lot of people” with one of their next mirrorless cameras. We weren’t told if it was an APS-C or full frame mirrorless camera, but I don’t think there’s much that would surprise people if it was a crop camera.

The same source said there has been internal talk at Canon about no longer playing catch-up in emerging segments, this including cinema and mirrorless. It may sound arrogant, but there’s those that feel if Canon gets fully behind mirrorless, they’re the one brand that could help the segment finally reach the masses.

There have been rumors that the EOS M line could get an announcement for CP+ next month, alongside the EOS-1D X Mark II.

More to come…

Pricing for the Sigma Ceramic Filter Line is Available

By Canon Rumors | January 23, 2016 | Third Party Accessories

B&H Photo has posted the entire line of the Sigma ceramic filters that were announced last month. The filters range from $93 for the 67mm, up to $315 for the 105mm. All of the filters are available for preorder.

Watch the video above to see what is possible with these filters. I initially thought they were a bit of a gimmick, but there may be real world uses for such protection.

See the entire line at B&H Photo

Thanks ahsanford

Canon U.S.A. Celebrates Filmmakers As They Explore Their Creativity As A Sponsor Of The 2016 Sundance Film Festival

Canon U.S.A. Celebrates Filmmakers As They Explore Their Creativity As A Sponsor Of The 2016 Sundance Film Festival

By Canon Rumors | January 21, 2016 | Cinema EOS News

MELVILLE, N.Y. – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the company will return as a Sustaining Sponsor to the 2016 Sundance Film Festival (January 21–31, 2016). In sponsorship with Sundance Institute, Canon will pay tribute to the best of independent film and offer exciting new programs dedicated to the filmmakers behind the camera.

Canon celebrates the creativity behind every film at the Festival and is pleased to share that at least 51 of the 247 films premiering as part of this year’s slate — over 20 percent — were shot using Canon equipment. Canon-shot projects screening at the Festival include the seven-hour true crime documentaryO.J.: Made in America, Miles Ahead, Liz Garbus’s Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper, The New Yorker Presents, Holy Hell, Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, and Bryce Dallas Howard’s short film solemates.

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Patent: Sigma 30-300mm f/2.8-3.5 for Super 35 Sensors

Patent: Sigma 30-300mm f/2.8-3.5 for Super 35 Sensors

By Canon Rumors | January 20, 2016 | Third Party Lenses

Is Sigma looking to get into cinema lenses? A patent showing an optical formula for a 30-300mm f/2.8-3.5 has appeared. The lens is for Super 35 sized sensors, the kind that are found in Canon Cinema EOS cameras. NAB is coming up in April and that would likely be the show that Sigma would announce such a lens for.

Patent Publication No. 2016-9122 (Google Translated)

  • Published 2016.1.18
  • Filing date 2014.6.25
  • Zoom ratio 10.00
  • Wide-angle intermediate telephoto
  • Focal length 30.00 90.13 300.13
  • F-number 2.83 2.83 3.53
  • Total angle of view 2ω 56.98 18.72 5.71
  • The image height Y 15.55
  • Overall length of the lens 409.00

Sigma has been aggressive to get into the prosumer space over the last few years, and adding cinema lenses to their portfolio is probably the next logical step.

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