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Canon EOS 6D Mark II Talk & Updated Roadmap [CR2]

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Talk & Updated Roadmap [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | April 15, 2016 | Canon DSLR Rumors

The EOS 6D has been hugely successful and a lot of people are looking forward to its replacement. The good news is, there will be a replacement, the bad news is, it likely won’t come to market until the first half of 2017.

With the EOS 5D Mark IV launching in August for a September/October release, there wont be enough time to launch an EOS 6D Mark II in 2016. It was never a likely scenario that both cameras would launch around the same time. The EOS 5D Mark IV deserves the spotlight.

The only other ILC camera we think will be coming in 2016, will be a new mirrorless camera from Canon. The EOS M4 may be announced, but I don’t see it coming to market until 2017 as well.

We have been told by an unconfirmed source that the EOS 6D Mark II will sport the same resolution as the EOS 5D Mark IV, which is being reported at 24mp. We’ve also been told that it’s possible that the EOS 6D Mark II will not get DPAF, but I’d take that with a grain of salt, as it’s still too early to be sure about final specifications.

So this is our updated roadmap for new Canon DSLR/Mirroress cameras.

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV: announcement in August 2016, Release in September/October.
  • Canon EOS M (High end model): announcement in October 2016, Release in November/December.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II: announcement in February 2017, release in March/April.
  • Canon EOS M4: announcement in February 2017, release in March/April

We have no information that suggests we’re going to see an EOS Rebel SL2 anytime soon, if at all.

Review – Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG Art

Review – Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG Art

By Canon Rumors | April 14, 2016 | Canon Reviews

Dustin has completed the Canon Rumors reviews of the Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG Art. This is the widest f/1.4 prime you can get for your full frame DSLR and will likely give you a unique perspective for your work.

Dustin found this lens to be a mixed bag in a lot of ways. As we’ve come to expect from Sigma’s ART series primes, the optical performance is very good, with a few shortcomings, but the size and lack of weather sealing (again) may detract a lot of photographers from buying this unique lens from Sigma.

If you need great low light performance in a wide angle lens for events or wedding work, it is hard to think of a better alternative. The resolution from the lens is fantastic. The price relative to the build quality and performance is strong, but at the same time I think that Sigma stuck a little too closely to its ART formula for this lens. Yes, it is now the class leader in maximum aperture value at 20mm, but at the cost of being the largest lens in the segment and the only one without the ability to use traditional filters. You can debate about the value of weather sealing, but the reality is that the lack of it will probably send a lot of photographers elsewhere. I also think that Sigma missed the boat by not working harder at controlling coma – they would have sold many of these lenses to astrophotographers. Read the full review

This is definitely a unique lens, and will likely make a niche market of photographers quite happy.

Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG Art: B&H Photo | Amazon

Canon Announces Compact-Servo 18-80mm Zoom Lens

Canon Announces Compact-Servo 18-80mm Zoom Lens

By Canon Rumors | April 13, 2016 | Cinema EOS News

New Lens Features 4K Optical Performance, Enhanced Servo Drive Unit, Image Stabilization* and Autofocus* Functions- Ideal for ENG, Documentary, and Budding Filmmakers

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 13, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce today the new Compact-Servo 18-80mm Zoom Lens (model name CN-E18-80mm T4.4L IS KAS S), a compact and lightweight 4K-ready lens constructed for optimal mobility. A bridge between traditional Canon EF photography lenses and CN-E cinema lenses, the COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm can be ideal for filmmakers and documentary shooters who want the control and quality of cinema optics with the lightweight, compact design and features of photography lenses. The first in a new class of Canon lenses, the COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm Zoom Lens is a cinema-style lens that includes a newly developed servo drive unit as a standard feature. Additionally, the lens incorporates Image Stabilization* and Autofocus* functionality, two extremely useful features not commonly found in cinema lenses, but which are ubiquitous in photography lenses. The lens also provides high image quality that supports 4K image productions and was designed to be able to be utilized in a variety of shooting styles including, hand-held, shoulder mounted, and tripod mounted.

“The new COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm Zoom Lens ushers in a new class of optics for Canon. Featuring the outstanding build-quality and excellent optical performance professionals have come to expect from Canon, this new lens provides videographers with an affordable and versatile option when stepping up from EF lenses,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “We are excited about the new form factor this lens takes on and can’t wait to see how the imaging community utilizes it.”

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Canon U.S.A. Announces A Host Of Product Firmware Updates At NAB 2016

Canon U.S.A. Announces A Host Of Product Firmware Updates At NAB 2016

By Canon Rumors | April 13, 2016 | Cinema EOS News

New Updates Include Canon Log3 for the EOS C300 Mark II Camera and Support of ARRI Log C and Metadata for Canon’s DP-V2410 4K Reference Display

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 13, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced firmware updates to several products being showcased at NAB 2016. These firmware updates support a number of feature updates for users including improvement of workflow, ease of use, focusing and lens corrections, color space, and creative flexibility for products in the Cinema EOS, HD Video, and 4K Reference Display lines.

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Canon Announces ME200S-SH Multi-Purpose Camera

Canon Announces ME200S-SH Multi-Purpose Camera

By Canon Rumors | April 13, 2016 | Cinema EOS News

Featuring Canon’s Dual Pixel Autofocus and ISO Ranges up to 204,800, this Modular Affordable Camera is Compatible with Canon’s EF, EF-S and CINE-SERVO lenses

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 13, 2016 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the latest addition to the Company’s line of multi-purpose modular cameras, the new ME200S-SH. Compact and versatile, the camera supports a broad range of uses, including cinema, television production, live sports, law enforcement, house of worship and special uses, such as weather monitoring, night shooting, event installs and point of view applications. This 8.2 megapixel Super 35mm compact box camera features both high sensitivity and a cinema look for high-quality image capture. Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus (DAF) technology provides ME200S-SH camera users with a range of focusing options when using compatible Canon EF lenses and CINE-SERVO lenses.

“Much like the ME20F-SH multi-purpose camera that Canon launched in 2015, the new ME200S-SH multi-purpose camera is so small and compact it can easily fit into tight spaces,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “As indicated in the name, we anticipate users will implement this camera in an extensive variety of ways, from uniquely angled shots for HD sports broadcasting or traffic and weather reporting, to cinematic production or surveillance of public spaces, even applications we haven’t yet thought of. We are very excited to see how the capabilities of this camera inspire image creators.”

Canon’s new multi-purpose ME200S-SH camera’s compact, modular body design allows for easy custom configurations for diverse usage scenarios such as:

  • Live HD – 1920×1080 / 60p, 50p output, Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Remote (RC-V100) enable HD Live use for HD studios as well as sporting events. Thanks to its compact size, this camera can be placed in unique creative spaces such as the top of a basketball hoop. Genlock functionality is standard for this multi-purpose camera use.
  • Production – Remote manual control of focus, iris, auto exposure (AE) and ND filters is available with the optional Canon RC-V100 controller, benefitting a range of users from meteorologists looking to get distinctive images of severe weather conditions to concert venues looking to add creative low-light imagery or cinematic shallow depth of field to their offerings.
  • Security Surveillance – Infrared shooting and ISO 204,800 allow for surveillance of buildings, borders, airports, and harbors. Remote control capability and Auto Exposure allow the ME200S-SH camera to be easily incorporated into these constantly evolving and potentially unmanned environments.

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