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Lots of EOS 70D Replacement Talk

Lots of EOS 70D Replacement Talk

By Canon Rumors | November 15, 2015 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We’ve been inundated over the last couple of days with claims of an EOS 70D replacement on the near horizon. If such a camera is imminent, we imagine an announcement for CES in January 2016 would be appropriate.

For the moment, we don’t put a lot of stock in the current stream of rumors published here [CR1] and elsewhere. The various “sources” appear to be the same person(s).

For the moment, we think the next DSLR from Canon will be the EOS-1D X Mark II, followed within 6 months by the EOS 5D Mark III replacement.

We haven’t heard anything concrete from known sources about a new APS-C camera, both the EOS Rebel SL1 and EOS 70D are due for a replacement, but we haven’t heard anything about an EOS Rebel SL2 in quite some time.

I will add that a known source has suggested that the EOS 7D Mark II will be the last of the “pro” APS-C cameras from Canon, take that for what its worth.

More to come…

Gura Gear is Now Tamrac G-Elite

Gura Gear is Now Tamrac G-Elite

By Canon Rumors | November 14, 2015 | Industry News | Third Party Accessories

Gura Gear has made my favourite travel backpack for as long as I can remember, so I’m not sure how I feel about this, I was never a fan of Tamrac’s products. I’ve always appreciated the small and focused product range that Gura Gear provided. The Bataflae bags are also the best made travel packs I’ve ever used and abused.

If you remember, Tamrac went bankrupt and Gura Gear acquired the long standing camera bag brand and all of its assets.

The new Tamrac G Elite G26 (26L) and G32 (32L) are now available for preorder.

From Tamrac:

One Brand. One Vision. One Message.

We’ve always had one vision; to carry your photography dreams to the ends of the Earth.  Gura Gear developed a bit of a reputation for camera bags that are durable, beautiful, functional, and capable of traveling anywhere and everywhere.

We aren’t interested in resting on our reputation, so to grow and spread our ideas to a wider audience, we bought Tamrac. A brand with a nearly 40 year heritage and a global network. Now, we’ve taken the best of Gura Gear, injected it into the all new TAMRAC and would like to welcome you to the TAMRAC family.

Read more…

An Update to the EOS 70D Coming Soon? [CR1]

An Update to the EOS 70D Coming Soon? [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | November 14, 2015 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We’re told that Canon will have some kind of an update to the EOS 70D before we see an 80D. Perhaps an EOS 70Da?

While the source didn’t know the name of the new camera, they did give us the following info.

  • Same AF system as 70D
  • 24 megapixel sensor with dual-pixel AF
  • A bit larger buffer
  • DIGIC 6.

We were not given an announcement date for the camera. If such a camera is coming soon, CES in January would be the likely announcement time. 

Review – Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Camera

Review – Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Camera

By Canon Rumors | November 13, 2015 | Canon Reviews

Dustin Abbott has completed our review of the Canon EOS M3 mirrorless camera body. While it’s a big improvement over the original EOS M, it still feels like Canon isn’t fully behind the EOS M system.

The original M was famous (infamous?) for its slow autofocus performance upon its introduction. Canon was later able to unlock MUCH better AF performance with a firmware update down the road. The M3 employs Canon’s Hybrid CMOS AF III system which uses a combination of contrast-based and phase-detect technologies and embeds 49 points across most of the sensor’s area (about 80% vertical and 70% horizontal coverage). Canon claims that it focuses up to 6.1x faster than the original M, and perhaps that is true of before the firmware update to the original M, but frankly the camera only feels marginally faster to me at best. Read the full review

Here’s hoping the next iteration of the EOS M fixes the issues found in the EOS M3.

Review – Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II by LensRentals.com

Review – Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II by LensRentals.com

By Canon Rumors | November 13, 2015 | Canon Reviews

LensRentals.com has completed their review of Canon’s latest L prime, the EF 35mm f/1.4L II.

… resident tech guru Roger Cicala was able to run multiple copies of this lens through our Olaf Optics tests to get both an MTF chart on the lens (averaged over 10+ copies) as well as a copy to copy variation score. When placed up against the original Canon 35mm f/1.4L, the new Mark II version easily win the battle in terms of overall sharpness. the new Mark II version also beats the Sigma 35mm Art series in sharpness, by only my a small fraction that you likely wouldn’t be able to tell the difference in. These scores, make the Canon 35mm f/1.4L II the new king of the 35mms in terms of both sharpness and consistency, but is also priced considerably more than some of the competition. Read the full review


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