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Firmware: Canon EOS 7D Mark II v1.1.1

Firmware: Canon EOS 7D Mark II v1.1.1

By Canon Rumors | April 28, 2017 | Canon Firmware

Canon has released new firmware for the EOS 7D Mark II.

Firmware Version 1.1.1 incorporates the following improvement and fix:

  1. Enhances reliability of communications when transferring images using Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7 (A/B/C/D/E).
  2. Corrects the phenomenon of Err70 which occurs with certain combinations of settings.
  3. Corrects the phenomenon in which in very rare cases the shutter can no longer be released.
  4. Enhances reliability of operations for specific custom function settings.

Please note:

  • If using a Wi-Fi adapter/W-E1, the camera’s nickname will be reset to default when you perform this firmware update, so please reset the nickname before using the camera.

Download firmware v1.1.1 at Canon USA

Aurora Aperture Introduces Industry First Rear Mount Glass Filter for Canon EF 11-24mm F4L USM

Aurora Aperture Introduces Industry First Rear Mount Glass Filter for Canon EF 11-24mm F4L USM

By Canon Rumors | April 28, 2017 | Third Party Accessories

Aurora Aperture Inc., a Southern California startup, today has introduced the PowerND family of high quality fixed neutral density (ND) filters.

The PowerND family consists of three ratings of light reduction capability: ND64 (6 stops),ND4000 (12 stops), and ND65000 (16 stops). Four different formats are available: circular filters from 37mm to 95mm, 100 x 100mm square filters compatible with popular square filter adapters, 150mm circular filters with an adapter for the Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens, and the Aurora CR format, an industry first, a rear mount glass filter for the Canon EF 11-24mm F4L USM lens.

The 6 stop filter is typically used in low light conditions such as during sunrise or sunset for sub-second shutter speed. The 12 stop filter can slow down shutter speed to minutes in dusk and dawn conditions. The 16 stop filter can do magic on a bright day, allowing photographers to expose up to several minutes or more.

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Zeiss Announces Budget Friendly CP.3 XD Cine Lenses

Zeiss Announces Budget Friendly CP.3 XD Cine Lenses

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

The ten compact prime lenses provide metadata and enable the correction of distortion and shading. For the first time, even low-budget productions can employ visual effects.

OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 24/04/2017.

No matter if it is Star Wars, Harry Potter or Avatar: these days, just about every film features special effects. For many small film productions, having visual effects in their movie would be a dream come true. Unfortunately, making the image fit the look of the footage has required expensive tools – until now. At the NAB Show in Las Vegas, ZEISS presented new metadata technology that makes this possible: the company has equipped its new ZEISS CP.3 XD compact lens family with ZEISS eXtended Data.

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Canon Explains Canon Log on the EOS 5D Mark IV

By Canon Rumors | April 27, 2017 | Canon DSLR News

Newsshooter has done a short piece at NAB 2017 about the C-Log update for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. Canon says they have added C-Log to the camera so you can have a smaller tool on set that will match up well with the other Canon cameras you may be using for your project.

Canon claims 12 stops of dynamic range at ISO 400.

This update should be available some time in July for $99 USD.

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Canon Q1 2017 Results: Canon Raises Annual Profit Outlook

Canon Q1 2017 Results: Canon Raises Annual Profit Outlook

By Canon Rumors | April 26, 2017 | Canon Business General

From Reuters:

Japan’s Canon Inc on Wednesday lifted its full-year operating profit forecast after reporting strong first-quarter results on the back of earnings from a medical equipment unit it bought from Toshiba Corp last year.

The camera and printer maker forecast profit of 270 billion yen ($2.43 billion), up from 255 billion yen estimated in January. It reported profit of 228.9 billion in the previous twelve months.

The upbeat outlook suggests Canon’s strategy to diversify has begun to reward the company after the $5.8 billion acquisition of the Toshiba unit and the $2.8 billion takeover of Swedish video-surveillance firm Axis AB.

Canon also said the two existing businesses that have long dragged its earnings – laser printers and cameras – are also showing signs of bottoming out.

A recovery in the Chinese and other emerging economies is pushing up demand for laser printers, while continued popularity of so-called mirrorless cameras is driving camera sales, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Toshizo Tanaka said at an earnings briefing.

For the January-March quarter, Canon said operating profit jumped 88.8 percent to 75.67 billion yen from 40.09 billion yen a year earlier. Read the full story