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Canon 4K Camera Makes an Appearance

Canon 4K Camera Makes an Appearance

By Canon Rumors | March 26, 2015

The long rumored small 4K camera we’ve been talking about from Canon appears to have shown up in China before its launch for NAB 2015 in Las Vegas next month. This definitely looks to be Canon’s foray into the drone market. Jackie Chan also makes an appearance alongside the new camera. SPECIFICATIONS (Updated in bold) […]

EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R Available to Preorder on Monday

EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R Available to Preorder on Monday

By Canon Rumors | March 19, 2015 | Canon DSLR Rumors

B&H Photo has updated the preorder status for the Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R. They will apparently be available to preorder on Monday, March 23, 2015.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 50.6MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors
  • 3.2″ 1,040K-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • 150,000-Pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor
  • ISO 100-6400; 5.0 fps Burst Shooting
  • Anti-Flicker Compensation
  • User-Selectable Shutter Release Time Lag
  • Dual Compact Flash and SD Media Slots

EOS 5DS $3699: AdoramaB&H | Amazon | EOS 5DS R $3899: AdoramaB&H | Amazon

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Adobe Releases Camera RAW 8.8

Adobe Releases Camera RAW 8.8

By Canon Rumors | March 19, 2015 | Third Party Software

From Adobe

Camera Raw 8.8 is now available as a final release for Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC.  DNG Converter 8.8 is provided for all Lightroom customers and Photoshop customers using versions of Photoshop older than Photoshop CS6.

Supported added for the following Canon cameras.

  • Canon EOS 750D (Rebel T6i, Kiss X8i) (*)
  • Canon EOS 760D (Rebel T6s, Kiss 8000D) (*)

Lens profiles added for the following Canon and compatible lenses.

  • Canon EF 24-85mm f3.5-4.5 USM
  • Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
  • TAMRON SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD

Bug Fixes (For Canon):

  • Fixed issue with magenta highlights when processing Canon EOS 70D raw files at some ISO settings
  • Fixed EXIF name for Zeiss OTUS 85mm f/1.4 (Canon and Nikon mount)
  • Fixed vignette overcorrection for Zeiss Distagon T 1,4_35 ZM
  • Updated lens profile to reflect firmware changes to SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S014
  • If you have trouble updating to the latest ACR update via the Creative Cloud application, please refer to the following plugin installation

Adobe Creative Cloud Help | Read more at Adobe Live Journal

Reikan Announces FoCal v2.0

Reikan Announces FoCal v2.0

By Canon Rumors | March 19, 2015 | Third Party Software

PRESS RELEASE

Reikan has released a major update to its fully automated autofocus tuning software FoCal which provides autofocus fine tuning for both Nikon and Canon digital SLR cameras. Version 2 includes a unique ability for users to compare test results directly against results  from other FoCal users around the world, helping to answer the age old question, “Is my camera/lens a good copy?”.

Other highlighted features for Version 2 are routines to determine lens optical performance with an astigmatism metric and a large number of changes to the user interface to make calibration faster and FoCal easier to use.

HEADLINE FEATURES

To give you an idea of what’s new in FoCal 2, here’s a few of the most important features:

  • Compare your results with other FoCal users – with FoCal 2, you can now compare the results of your tests with the results from thousands of other FoCal users to see how your equipment is really performing.
  • Review your previous tests – you can review the detailed results of previous tests you’ve run for comparison.  This includes most of the tests you’ve run with FoCal 1 as well.
  • Improved Reports – the reports are now more concise, grouping relevant information together and showing more information that matters.
  • Faster Results – get accurate results in less time with the new analysis algorithms in FoCal 2.
  • More Information – you can dig deeper into the performance of your camera and lens with the extra information such as Astigmatism Factor, as well as reviewing more details about each shot taken.
  • User Interface Improvements – the user interface is easier to understand, with new tabbed windows, more logical operation and comprehensive keyboard control.
  • Voice Prompts – FoCal 2 even talks to you! Calibrate any camera without needing to sit looking at the computer screen – any changes you might need to make at the camera are spoken out loud.
  • Free Upgrade – When fully released, FoCal 2 will be a free upgrade for all holders of a FoCal 1 license, so there’s nothing more to pay to get all these new features!

Learn more at Reikan

Ultra Wide Angle Cinema Lens Coming [CR1]

Ultra Wide Angle Cinema Lens Coming [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | March 19, 2015 | Canon Cinema Lens Rumors

We’re told that Canon will announce at least one new Cinema lens at NAB in April. It will be an ultra wide angle zoom, while focal length is unknown, it will have an aperture of t/3.5, “lowering the cost compared to its t/2.8 cousins”, which makes it sound like it’ll be compact zoom, as the standard wide angle cinema zooms are t/2.6.

We expect a lot more about NAB in the coming weeks as the show gets closer.

For the moment, we can confirm a Cinema EOS C300 Mark II which will record in 4K, as well as a Cinema EOS C500 Mark II coming to Las Vegas next month. We’ve also heard there is going to be a shoulder solution for the Cinema EOS bodies, which sounds like an accessory pack and not a shoulder designed Cinema EOS body. Although, we’ve heard such a camera is in the works.

On the consumer end of the spectrum, we will see a 4K G4H competitor.

More to come…

Review: Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC

Review: Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC

By Canon Rumors | March 19, 2015 | Canon Reviews

LensTip.com has completed their review of the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens. They compared it directly to the Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 and the Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8L II and came away extremely impressed by the Tamron.

In case you’re wondering, early comparisons between the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC and Canon EF 11-24 f/4L have been pretty close optically, although there is a big difference at the wide end in focal length as well distortion control in the Canon’s favour. However, for $1199, it looks like Tamron has a winner on their hands and they’ll probably sell a ton of them.

When it comes to the duel with the Canon EF 16–35 mm f/2.8L USM II the Tamron wins hands down. The Canon was able to compete successfully only in the frame centre, on the edge of the frame it was definitely worse. Still it is possible to use filters with it, a quite important asset in this class of parameters.

To sum up the boasting of Tamron about the superior quality of their new lens proved to be true. The company managed to present a device which compares favourably with its rivals, is cheaper, has optical stabilization and a 5-year warranty period – it would be difficult not to recommend it. Independent producers have been proving for some time that they are no longer specializing in cheap equivalents of brand name lenses. The Tamron 15-30 mm is an excellent example of that strategy.

TAMRON 15-30MM F/2.8 DI VC HIGHLIGHTS

  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 22
  • XGM and LD Glass Elements
  • Vibration Compensation
  • eBAND and BBAR Coatings
  • Fluorine Coating on Front Element
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive AF System
  • Built-In Lens Hood
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Read the full review | Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC $1199: Adorama | B&H Photo

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