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The Week in Review

The Week in Review

By Canon Rumors | May 16, 2015 | Canon DSLR News

It was a relatively eventful week for Canon, from new lenses, to new firmware, to a new service advisory.

New Lens
Canon Introduces the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM along with a new lens hood and protective filter designed for it. We all seem to be pleasantly surprised that the price of the lens is $125 USD.

While the optical performance looks to be similar, the build, increase in aperture blades and STM upgrade makes this lens a worthy upgrade to the EF 50mm f/1.8 II.

The Next Lenses
Updated information on the EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS II and EF 35mm f/1.4L II. Both lenses are in the late stages of development and Canon is hoping both can reach market some time in 2015.

EOS 5D Classic Service Advisory
Canon issues a service advisory for the original EOS 5D camera body. If you have an affected serial number, we recommend sending your EOS 5D to Canon before the deadline at the end of September, 2015.

EOS 7D Mark II Firmware 1.04
Canon released an updated firmware for the EOS 7D Mark II. Firmware 1.04 fixes various issues with the camera. Please be sure to follow the firmware upgrade procedure in the instructions that comes with the firmware.

There are a few reports of issues with the update, so if you don’t want to take the risk, maybe wait a few weeks if you aren’t experiencing any issues with your EOS 7D Mark II.

Canon XC10 Review… and it’s not pretty.
Cinema5D did the first review of the upcoming XC10 video camera, and there wasn’t a lot of love for the camera. Especially when the $2499 USD price tag is considered. If there are more reviews like this, expect to see big price drops fairly quickly.

EOS 5DS R RAW Files Available
DPReview updated their gallery to include some “real world” photographs. They’ve also made about 600mb in RAW files available for you to play around with. Adobe Lightroom 6/CC supports these files.

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Sigma Tripod Socket TS-81 Availability Announced

Sigma Tripod Socket TS-81 Availability Announced

By Canon Rumors | May 15, 2015 | Third Party Lenses

This is not an announcement of a new product, Sigma is just letting us know that the Arca compatible foot for the Sigma 150-600 f/5-6.3 OS Sport is now available and retailers should have it soon.

From Sigma:

We are pleased to announce the availability of TRIPOD SOCKET TS-81 that is the optional lens foot which can be attached to the SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports. It is compatible with the Arca Swiss quick release plate and the clamp. The deliberately designed length of its rail provides the flexibility to adjust the center of gravity making it balance perfectly, even while zooming or using accessories, such as a tele converter and battery pack. Consideration has been given to the portability and transportation of the lens when Tripod Socket TS-81 is attached. The lens hood can still be reversed and the lens stored in its original padded case, even with the Tripod Socket TS-81 attached. Incorporated into the Tripod Socket are safety stopper screws to prevent the lens from falling. There are 2 sizes of screw holes, 1/4 and 3/8, making it compatible with tripods other than Arca Swiss, too. When it is compared to the supplied tripod socket, it offers more space between the lens and device, and the change of grip has improved the usage as a handle for carrying.

Source: [The-Digital-Picture]

Reports of EOS 7D Mark II Firmware 1.04 Locking Up Camera

Reports of EOS 7D Mark II Firmware 1.04 Locking Up Camera

By Canon Rumors | May 15, 2015 | Canon Firmware

There’s a thread on the FredMiranda.com forum that says a few users have experienced lockups of their 7D Mark II after upgrading to firmware 1.04.

From FredMiranda

I decided to update the firmware since I do have the 70-200II ( even though my 300 2.8 is usually on there )….Camera locked up twice shooting one game, I was looking through view finder turned away looked back through and had no info like it was shut off…the second time it was resuming from sleep….

One of our forum moderators recommends the following procedure after updating firmware. It can solve some issues, but not all.

My recommendation with any new firmware is to recordthe camera settings, and after installing the firmware,  do a camera reset, remove the battery for a few minutes, then restart the camera and restore the settings.  That will eliminate some issues, but not if there is actually a firmware issue.

Please report on our forum or the FM forum if you’re experiencing lockups after updating to firmware 1.04 on your EOS 7D Mark II.

Read the thread at FredMiranda

Review: Canon XC10 With Footage

Review: Canon XC10 With Footage

By Canon Rumors | May 15, 2015 | Canon Videography

The most talked about product from Canon at NAB was the XC10 camera, both for good and bad reasons. I have been on the fence about the XC10 and decided to wait for some reviews.

Cinema5D has posted a first impressions review with footage from the Canon XC10.

From Johnnie Behiri:

All in all I would expect a market leader like Canon to deliver a more solid product especially when the price tag is so high for what it is. I can sum up that working with the XC10 was simply tiring for me. Too much menu fiddling and “worries” about staying in focus but hey, who said that the way to produce nice looking images should be easy ….

This review is not a glowing puff piece, it’s a pretty negative look at what was initially perceived as a strange product from Canon, especially when the $2499 USD price tag is considered.

Read the full review | Preorder the Canon XC10 at B&H Photo

DPReviews Adds Real World Samples From EOS 5DS R

DPReviews Adds Real World Samples From EOS 5DS R

By Canon Rumors | May 15, 2015 | Canon DSLR News

In case you missed it, DPReview has added a “real world” samples gallery to their first impressions article about the Canon EOS 5DS R.

You can download about 600mb worth of RAW files to play around with.

Be sure to preorder your EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R, they’re set to begin shipping at the end of June.

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