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Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II First Impressions

Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II First Impressions

By Canon Rumors | October 1, 2015 | Cinema EOS News

LensRentals.com has published their first impressions with the brand new Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II.

Ryan Hill says:

Surprisingly, the thing that impressed me most in my time with the Canon C300 Mark II had nothing to do with resolution, bit rate, or dynamic range. Digital video technology has improved so much in just the last few years that those specs, while enormously important, aren’t enough on their own to make me choose one camera over the other. There are simply so many great digital cinema cameras on the market right now that it takes a wholly original feature to make a camera stand out. In the case of the Canon C300 Mark II, that feature is autofocus. Sure, if possible, you’re always going to be better off with a dedicated focus puller. That’s not always an option, though, especially for solo operators like me who value mobility and speed over precision. On the documentary side of things, you can’t reset and try again if your focus is off, and that means having reliable continuous autofocus is invaluable.

Below is some test footage that is graded and ungraded. You can read the rest of the article over at LensRentals.com/Blog

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Reikan FoCal 2.0 Final Released

Reikan FoCal 2.0 Final Released

By Canon Rumors | October 1, 2015 | Third Party Software

FoCal 2.0 is ready for prime time, we’re excited to release FoCal 2.0 to users and believe it’s the most stable, easiest to use and provides the most accurate calibrations of any version of FoCal to date. Development and testing have put in a huge amount of time to re-write and re-design much of the underlying software as well as updates to the user interface to make FoCal more user friendly.

A host a new features and enhancements to existing features mean that FoCal 2.0 is the most comprehensive way to test and calibrate autofocus on modern Canon and Nikon dSLRs available.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV to Come Before NAB [CR2]

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV to Come Before NAB [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | September 30, 2015 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We’re told that the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV will be announced before NAB 2016 in April. How far in advance of the show, we’re not sure. We do note that WPPI is at the beginning of March 2016, while products are rarely announced for that show, WPPI (wedding photographers) is a big target market for the EOS 5D Mark IV.

We’re expecting a new Cinema EOS camera for NAB in April, so I don’t think a stills DSLR will get announced specifically for that show either.

While the EOS-1D X successor is expected first, we haven’t been told when that will be unleashed on the masses.

No specifications were given for the EOS 5D Mark IV at this time.

Canon Working on New EF 70-200 L Lens [CR2]

Canon Working on New EF 70-200 L Lens [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | September 28, 2015 | Canon Lens Rumors

We’re told that Canon is working on a new EF 70-200 lens, though the source didn’t know if it was going to be an f/2.8 or f/4 lens. The EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II was announced in 2010, while the EF 70-200 f/4L IS was announced in 2006. Going by that, the f/4 version is the likelier of the two to be replaced next.

The last EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS replacement only took 9 years, so it’s possible they’re already working on its replacement. It’s definitely a cash cow you’d like to continue to upgrade.

Some have noted that the EF 70-200 f/4L IS has disappeared from the Canon USA web site, but that is a fairly common occurrence for whatever reason and has never signalled an imminent lens replacement as far as we can remember.

Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 Distagon T* Coming? [CR2]

Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 Distagon T* Coming? [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | September 28, 2015 | Third Party Lenses

We thought a new Otus lens was coming a few weeks ago from Zeiss, but instead they launched the Milvus line of manual focus DSLR lenses. In the past we’d been told that the next Otus would be a 25mm f/1.4, but it looks like it may not be that wide.

New reports are saying the next Otus will be a 28mm /1.4 Distagon T*. This makes a lot of sense since there isn’t a 35mm option in the Otus lineup. We should see both a Nikon and Canon mount version announced some time in October.

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