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Review: Canon EOS M5: “The Best M So Far”, Says TDP

Review: Canon EOS M5: “The Best M So Far”, Says TDP

By Canon Rumors | February 27, 2017 | Canon Reviews

“Easily the best “M” so far!”

Bryan at The-Digital-Picture has completed his review of the Canon EOS M5 mirrorless camera.

From TDP

If you have been waiting to jump into a Canon MILC and an APS-C sensor format works for you, the EOS M5 is a great choice.

While one may feel a tendency to treat a camera of this size as a point and shoot model, using it only for those still-important snapshot opportunities that pop up (it works extremely well for these opportunities) would mean grievously underutilizing a highly-capable camera. The M5 has great image quality, an excellent AF system (intelligent, quickly controllable and good speed) and an impressive set of features and controls. Read the full review

We have yet to use the EOS M5, but I have put one order after reading Bryan’s review and I look forward to actually enjoying the EOS M system for the first time.

CP+ Interview With Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki

CP+ Interview With Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki

By Canon Rumors | February 27, 2017 | Third Party Lenses

DPReview was able to sit down with Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki and talk all things lenses at CP+ in Yokohama, Japan. One thing we have learned reading this interview is that Sigma truly listens to customers and tries to make the products we ask for.

From DPReview:

Q: You’ve told me previously that you really want Sigma to make more wideangle lenses. Do you think you’re achieving that goal with the 12-24mm and new 14mm?

A: Yes, but I’m still not satisfied. I think we need to make more wide-angle lenses. A fast 14mm was one of the lenses that our customers were asking for. Most existing 14mm lenses are F2.8, so F1.8 was a challenge.

Q: Sigma’s new Art-series lenses have a degree of weather-sealing – why now?

A: It’s based on customer demand. Some of our customers said that rain and snow sometimes got into the lens mount, so they wanted sealing. And the other reason is that it’s becoming a trend. Other manufacturers are offering sealed mounts.

You can read the full interview over at DPReview.

**You can now receive a preorder notification from us once pricing is available for the new Sigma lenses. We also have a few surprises in store for those that do. Check that out here.

image credit // DPReview

Preorder Information for the New Sigma Lenses

Preorder Information for the New Sigma Lenses

By Canon Rumors | February 25, 2017 | Third Party Lenses

As well all know, Sigma announced a bevy of wonderful new Art and Contemporary series lenses this past week. The bad news is, pricing and preorders have not become available.

We’re told that pricing will not be released until the end of March, which means there will be no preorders until this time. However, we did have information from an authorized retailer that pricing was to be released this past week, so we’re not sure if anything has been truly finalized as of yet. If the end of March is the case, we’re hoping shipping will follow almost immediately.

Announced Sigma lenses:

  • Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art
  • Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG HSM OS Art
  • Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art
  • Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG HSM OS Contemporary

Preorder surprises from Canon Rumors and select retailers

We will also have a couple of surprises in store for people that are on this list. We cannot announce what they might be until pricing has been announced.

You can enter your email below to be notified as soon as preorders to become available for the all of the new Sigma lenses.

Sigma Preorders

*Note: Entering your email address will not sign you up for our newsletter, you will only ever be emailed about preordering these 4 Sigma lenses.

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Spectacular Canon Cinema EOS C700 Production for SWISS Int. Airlines

Spectacular Canon Cinema EOS C700 Production for SWISS Int. Airlines

By Canon Rumors | February 24, 2017 | Cinema EOS News

There are a few things in this world I wish I had the skills to accomplish, and this sort of cinematography is definitely one of them. After watching the production 10 or so times, I figured we’d share it.

The LAUSCHSICHT team sent us their latest project shot on Canon’s latest Cinema EOS camera, the C700. Along with the C700, a Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II (and a few GoPro’s) were used to make this spectacular air show production for SWISS Int. Airlines.

The task was to capture the spectacular airshow by SWISS and Patrouille Suisse performed during the World Ski Championship 2017 in St. Moritz. The target audience was very clear too: People fascinated by such an airshow. Our approach: To focus on the beauty of such a show. Moments, instead of action.

Be sure to go full screen while watching the production below.

TEAM

CLIENT SWISS Int. Airlines
CONCEPT LAUSCHSICHT
DIRECTION Kevin Blanc
CAMERA Kevin Blanc / Marius Thut / Roman Lehmann
EDITING Marius Thut
GRADING Kevin Blanc
MUSIC Michael Ricar
PRODUCING Muriel Droz / Giorgia Binek

You can checkout the full production page here, as well as the behind the scenes impressions here.

What Will Canon Be Bringing to NAB 2017?

What Will Canon Be Bringing to NAB 2017?

By Canon Rumors | February 23, 2017 | Canon Cinema EOS Rumors

All indications are telling us that this is going to be a quiet year for Canon at NAB 2017 this April in Las Vegas, Nevada.

C series cameras?

We don’t expect to see a new C series camera announced ahead of NAB, though we do expect to see some kind of replacement for the C100 Mark II in 2017. One suggestion we’ve received is that it won’t be called a “C100 Mark III”. We do think it’s logical that we’ll see a “baby C300 Mark II”.

Cinema lenses?

We’re told to expect at least one new lens for NAB. We’ve seen patents in the past for the an anamorphic lens and the new Cinema EOS C700 supports those types of lenses. The other possibility is a prime lens longer than 135mm.

New DSLR?

We do not expect to see a DSLR announced for NAB.

Other technology?

We’ll likely see more 8K demonstrations from Canon such as camera prototypes, displays, workflows and those sorts of things.

What about a ME20F-SH Mark II?

We can’t imagine they’ve sold too many of these ISO 4,560,000 boxes to warrant a Mark II version quite yet, but you never know.