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New EOS M Body Coming in October? [CR1]

Canon Rumors | Sep 24, 2015

Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II Lab Test

Canon Rumors | Sep 24, 2015

New EOS M Body Coming in October? [CR1]

New EOS M Body Coming in October? [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | September 24, 2015 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We’re told that Canon will announce a new EOS M body in October. This new mirrorless body will actually be under the current EOS M3, a more entry level product. This new body will likely be about $200 less than the current camera.

No specs were given for the new EOS M model, and there was no comment as to whether or not there would be a high end EOS M body to come as well.

More to come…

Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II Now Shipping

Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II Now Shipping

By Canon Rumors | September 23, 2015 | Cinema EOS News

The Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II has started shipping in North America. While the major retailers don’t appear to have stock, LensRentals.com has started to rent it.


  • Super 35mm CMOS Sensor
  • 4K,1920×1080 60/50i, 23.98/25p True 24p
  • Canon XF AVC H.264 Codec
  • EF Lens Mount
  • with Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Rotating 4″ LCD Monitor
  • 2x 3G-SDI Output, 2x SLR Inputs
  • 2x CFast Card Slots
  • Timecode I/O, Genlock In & Sync Out
  • Canon Log 2 Gamma

Preorder: Canon EOS C300 Mark II EF| Canon EOS C300 Mark II PL Rent: LensRentals.com

Shootout: Canon 35mm f/1.4L II, Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art & Canon 35mm f/1.4L

Shootout: Canon 35mm f/1.4L II, Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art & Canon 35mm f/1.4L

By Canon Rumors | September 23, 2015 | Canon Business General

LensRentals.com has completed their first MTF comparison between the Canon 35mm f/1.4L II, Sigma 35mm Art & Canon 35mm f/1.4L. The MTF does show a slight advatange for the new Canon over the Sigma Art series lens, but based on the MTF alone, that may not make it worth the price. However, there are a lot more things to consider than just MTF charts. There’s build quality & AF performance, both of which are going to be better from the new Canon. Other things like color rendition, CA control, and overall “look” of the images the lens is capable of producing will also matter to a lot of buyers.

We’re still waiting for our copy of the new Canon, and we’re really looking forward to it.


Roger Cicala and Aaron Closz, Olaf Optical Testing, 2015

From LensRentals.com

Everyone always asks me if I would buy this lens. Honestly, I’m not sure that I would just on the basis of the MTF charts. It’s the best 35mm by just a whisker over the Sigma 35mm f/1.4, but at nearly twice the price. As more reviewers weigh in there may well show other things that make it worth the price difference. A lot of people only consider Canon lenses, though, and I expect many of them will be upgrading from the Canon 35mm f/1.4 for the increased resolution the new lens gives them. Read the full article

Preorder EF 35 f/1.4L II $1799: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Canon Store (in stock)

Canon Announcements Coming in October

Canon Announcements Coming in October

By Canon Rumors | September 23, 2015 | Canon DSLR Rumors

October should be a busy announcement month for Canon, and we should see them before the PhotoPlus show begins on October 21, 2015 in New York City.

Below is a list of what we’re told will be announced in October (This list may not be complete):

  • ImagePROGRAF Pro-1000 17″ printer
  • PowerShot G16 replacement
  • PowerShot S120 replacement
  • EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM
  • A second EF-M lens

What we don’t have information on yet, but could be coming:

  • A DSLR announcement, though I wouldn’t expect a major release
  • A new EF-S lens
  • More EOS M announcements

Lots more to come…

Image Credit // PDNOnline

What Do You Want To See in the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV?

What Do You Want To See in the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV?

By Canon Rumors | September 23, 2015 | Canon DSLR News

The replacement for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is going to have some very big shoes to fill and cannot be an incremental improvement of the affordable workhorse of the Canon lineup. The EOS 5D Mark IV has to be a revolutionary upgrade in performance, or people may start looking elsewhere for a camera body solution. I do believe the entire market is waiting to see what Canon does with the EOS 5D Mark IV.

Alex Cooke at Fstoppers has run down his list of features he’d like to see in the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, some of them are no-brainers and should be in any camera costing thousands of dollars. Below is the a list of the ones I agree on and would like to see in the next EOS 5D. You can read his full list here.

  • Sync Speed
    Did you know the original 1D had a sync speed of 1/500 s? (*cr note, this was because the original EOS-1D was CCD. thanks neuro) I know a lot of strobists who shoot with the 5D Mark III and are continually frustrated by its sync speed of 1/200 s. Sure, there’s high-speed sync, but right now, in the eyes of many pros, Canon is in a position of needing to reestablish itself as an innovator. An ultra-fast sync speed would be a great distinguishing feature.

  • Long Exposures
    The fact that in 2015, I can’t input an arbitrary exposure time without resorting to bulb mode and a trigger is a little bewildering and frankly, makes me think it’s a way to push me toward buying accessories. This should be a no-brainer.

  • Lighted AF Points
    The 5D Mark III has a stellar AF system that performs admirably in low light. There’s only one problem: I can’t see my AF points in low light. For some reason, when shooting in Servo mode, the black AF points do not illuminate, meaning in a dark reception hall, I have to try to follow dimly lit subjects with, you guessed it, a black AF point. The best AF system in the world doesn’t mean much to me if I don’t know what I’m focusing on.

  • Spot Metering Linked to AF Point
    This is a feature I highly suspect Canon left out of the 5D Mark III to distinguish it from the 1D X, but I really think this is a mistake. Top level cameras should be distinguished not only by their build, but by state of the art and innovative features exclusive to that echelon by virtue of their newness and novelty. Purposely excluding a highly useful and sensible feature that even a camera released in 1998possessed from your second best camera seems to be a bit of a snub to working professionals.

  • Dynamic Range and File Latitude
    This is a big one. With Sony and Nikon’s cameras consistently possessing around 14 stops of dynamic range, the 11.7 stops of the 5D Mark III are starting to feel a bit antiquated. Coupled with its poor shadow recovery, I frequently feel a bit restricted when shooting scenes with a large dynamic range.

From what people tell me, the most important upgrades they want to see is in regards to image quality and especially dynamic range. Canon is bringing 15 stops of dynamic range to the Cinema EOS line, and photographers definitely want to see that brought to the EOS stills line. High ISO performance improvements are also high on most photographers lists of wants.

I still don’t believe we’re going to see 4K brought to the EOS 5D line, but what sort of videography improvements do people want to see from the EOS 5D Mark IV?

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