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Sigma Firmware Updates Resolve Metering Issue with 1D X Mark II

Sigma Firmware Updates Resolve Metering Issue with 1D X Mark II

By Canon Rumors | June 24, 2016 | Third Party Lenses

From Sigma:

Thank you for purchasing and using our products.

We would like to announce the availability of new firmware and support for the applicable lenses regarding the phenomenon that exposure of the image may not be accurate, which was announced on May 27th, 2016. This happens when some SIGMA interchangeable lenses for CANON are used on Canon EOS 1DX Mark II.

If you own the following applicable products, please refer to the information below and update the lens firmware accordingly.

Benefit of this firmware update
The lens firmware update corrects the phenomenon of some underexposure when the lenses listed below are used and either “Evaluative Metering” or “Center-weighted Average Metering” is selected in Metering Mode of the camera.

Applicable products
SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art – Canon mount
SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art – Canon mount
SIGMA 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM – Canon mount

For customers who own the applicable products listed above, the lens firmware update will be provided free of charge. Please contact your nearest authorized subsidiary/distributors of SIGMA.

For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK, and either the SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Canon or the SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Canon, please update the lens firmware using SIGMA Optimization Pro.

We appreciate your continued support for our company and products.

EOS 6D Mark II & New DSLR Body in 2017

EOS 6D Mark II & New DSLR Body in 2017

By Canon Rumors | June 23, 2016 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We’re told that the Canon EOS 6D Mark II is slated for release in the first half of 2017. Just like the EOS 5D Mark IV, solid specification information is extremely hard to come by. We are told that the new full frame DSLR will have it’s own sensor, just like the EOS 6D. Beyond that, very little is known. I mention this as there has been some speculation that we’d see a 6D replacement this year, and that’s just not the case.

We’re also told by the same person that Canon will introduce a “new nameplate” to the EOS DSLR lineup. The camera will not be one of the prototypes Canon has shown off during the last year or so.

More to come…

Canon U.S.A. Announces New Video Creator Kits

Canon U.S.A. Announces New Video Creator Kits

By Canon Rumors | June 21, 2016 | Canon DSLR News

New Canon EOS 80D and EOS M3 Video Creator Kits Provides YouTube Enthusiasts with the High Quality Imaging Tools to Elevate their Videos

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 21, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its new Canon EOS 80D and EOS M3 Video Creator Kits during VidCon 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center, June 23-25. In addition, visitors to the Canon booth #1801 on the main floor of Hall B at VidCon will have access to engaging live speakers and guest appearances by YouTube® content creators like Anna Akana as well as touch-and-try areas where they can see for themselves how Canon cameras and lenses can help them create high-quality videos.

New for VidCon 2016 is the Canon EOS 80D and EOS M3 Video Creator Kits which include the following:

  • Canon EOS 80D Video Creator Kit: Includes an EOS 80D DSLR camera & EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens, an external microphone and 32GB SD card. This kit also includes the Canon Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1 which allows creators to smoothly control their zoom at the push of a button or right from their compatible smartphone by using the Canon Camera Connect app*.
  • Canon EOS M3 Video Creator Kit: Includes an EOS M3 digital camera & EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, an external microphone and a 32GB SD card.

Read more…

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III Announcement Moved Closer to Photokina?

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III Announcement Moved Closer to Photokina?

By Canon Rumors | June 20, 2016 | Canon Lens Rumors

We’re told that the announcement for the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III has been moved closer to Photokina in September, and delivery along with it. That puts 3 lenses in the mix for announcement at Photokina, the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II and EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II. We also expect to see the EOS 5D Mark IV announced.

Delays with lens launches happen a lot, as production is always challenging. For example, the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II was set for a Photokina announcement, but ended up being delayed a couple of months and was announced in November of that year. The EF 11-24mm f/4L was delayed by about 6 months, as marketing material was already out, but announcement was held back for production reasons.

If anything else changes, we’ll let you know.

Patent: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 DO

Patent: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 DO

By Canon Rumors | June 20, 2016 | Canon Patents

A patent showing another optical formula for a diffractive optics lens has appeared, this time in the form of a 70-200mm f/2.8 DO. Most of the patent seems to talk about this lens for video applications.

Patent Publication No. 2016-80877

  • Published 2016.5.16
  • Filing date 2014.10.17
  • Zoom ratio 2.69
  • Focal length 72.15 134.00 193.98
  • F-number 2.91 2.91 2.91
  • Angle of view 16.69 9.17 6.36
  • Image height 21.64
  • The total lens length 223.50 223.50 223.50
  • BF 45.35 45.35 45.35

We expect to see new Cinema EOS announcements for IBC in September, including the Cinema EOS C700.

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