London/Oslo, 4 November 2014 – Canon is proud to announce that it can include Walt Disney Studios Park among the prestigious users of its Cinema EOS system products. A series of videos for the new Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy attraction have been shot in 4K, using the combination of five EOS C500s and EOS-1D C SLR cameras, as well as a wide range of Canon lenses, including over 20 EF L-series and EOS Cine lenses. The videos were shot by acclaimed French director, Sébastien Devaud, who was among those to pioneer the use of SLR cameras to shoot video.1 Comments
Firmware Version 184.108.40.206.00 incorporates the following improvements and fixes
- Supports exFAT file system of CF cards over 128 GB, which decreases the waiting time required for accessing the card before being able to record footage.
- Simplifies the process when fine-tuning the preset White Balance values.
Firmware Version 220.127.116.11.00 is only for EOS C300 cameras with the Dual Pixel CMOS AF Feature Upgrade applied. If the EOS C300 camera does not have Dual Pixel CMOS AF Feature Upgrade applied, please download Firmware Version 18.104.22.168.00.
Our friend Glenn Bartley has completed his first review of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II through the eyes of a birder. He will be doing a more intensive review once he returns from a 3 week trip to Cuba in December. Glenn is is one of the top bird photographers in North America and is a great resource if bird photography is one of your interests.
Glenn previously reviewed the Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II for us.
From Glenn about the EOS 7D Mark II
“The Canon 7D mark II brings a lot to the table. Between the fantastic autofocus system, impressive build quality, video features and the improvements in image quality it is an incredible value.”
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Setup Guide for Bird Photography by Glenn
If you have purchased or will be purchasing the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Glenn’s setup guide for the EOS 7D Mark II for bird photography will be a great way to hit the ground running.
The setup guide includes
The Canon 7D mark II is a phenomenal tool for image making. To ensure that you get the most from your new camera you must be sure to first set it up correctly!
The purpose of this guide is to help you to set up and understand the features, functions and settings of your new Canon 7D mark II. I have tried my best to simplify things and make the choices clear. In some cases the best setting is an obvious one. Other times there are options based on personal preferences. In each case I have tried to make this clear and provide the information that you need in order to get the absolute most out of your new camera.
This guide is for you if you want to:
- Quickly set up your Canon 7D Mark II exactly like mine
- Ensure you have the correct settings
- Learn to use your camera to its full potential
DXOMark has completed their review of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. The review is good, but not glowing, as they feel there are some image quality issues with the sensor in the camera.
“On paper, the Canon EOS 7D Mk II looks to be a solid choice for sports and action photographers, but its sensor performance is somewhat behind the best in class, at least at low ISOs. Relatively high noise, less discriminating color, and below-average DR at base ISO all continue to hold back Canon sensors against rivals, but that’s not the case at higher sensitivities. In fact, when light levels fall, the Canon EOS 7D Mk II performs competitively, even surpassing rivals slightly. If Canon could only address performance at base and low ISO, the EOS 7D Mk II would make a thoroughly convincing all-round choice, but in this category the Sony A77 II looks to be the more compelling option.”
I’m not sure I agree with them as far as the Sony A77 II being a more compelling option, especially when you consider lenses and other accessories.
The reliable Digicame-Info has given a mention to the coming announcement of the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II. This backs up our recent posts (here & here) stating the lens would be coming in November.
Below is a rundown of what we’ve been told about the lens.
- Smaller than the current EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS
- Will retain the same aperture range of 4.5-5.6
- Zoom ring design instead of push/pull
- Similar design to the EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS (zoom ring at front of lens)
- Lens hood is designed to make using polarizers easier
- Lens hood will be ET-83D (from DCI)
- New thumb screw design on the foot of the lens
- Obvious optical, AF and IS improvements
We’ve had no mention of filter size, or more importantly the price of the lens. I suspect it’s going to cost a fair bit more than the EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS just to separate the two lenses in the lineup.