By Canon Cinema EOS Rumors
| March 12, 2018 |
We know that at least one Cinema EOS camera will be replaced ahead of NAB 2018 next month, and the best is that we’ll see a Cinema EOS C100 Mark III, though we haven’t received full confirmation as of yet.
An unknown source has told us that we’ll be seeing a 4K capable C100 Mark III for NAB 2018 in April. No other specifications have been sent to us.
We also know that a non cinema EOS camera is also coming for NAB, and that it’s not a new DSLR. More information on this shortly.
Take this with a grain of salt until we raise the rating of the information.
By Canon Lens Rumors
| March 12, 2018 |
We continue to hear that an EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS is in development, while we don’t believe it’s on the 2018 road map at this time, we are confident such a lens is coming.
The latest source claims that the lens is in the final stages of development and that the next phase will be testing by select photographers and manufacturing planning.
We haen’t seen any new 24-70mm optical formula patents for quite some time, but if this lens is in late stage development, we expect to see some clues over the coming months.
By Canon DSLR News
| March 12, 2018 |
There has been a lot of stories over the last year or so from people that have left Canon for Sony, only to return later. A few of the big reasons we’ve seen for the return to Canon center around support, reliability, professional services and repair times.
The latest article seems to center around Canon’s industry leading video auto focus and color science.
Better Color Science
Overall, I feel Canon has much better color rendition when it comes to reproducing colors and providing natural hues in the way we expect them to look. I have spent a lot of time editing Sony video footage trying to get it to look right in post. When I shoot video with Canon Log though I simply apply a LUT (a Look Up Table file created and supplied by Canon) to my Canon video files in post and, with basically just one mouse click, I get more or less perfectly color graded Rec.709 footage. Something I can say isn’t as easily achievable with Sony. Read the full article…..
As I sit here in Tanzania, I have been surprised by the number of Sony A7 series cameras I have seen on safari. However, the numbers still pale in comparison to the amount of Canon and Nikon gear I’m seeing for this type of photography.
By Canon DSLR Rumors
| March 10, 2018 |
We reported back in January that Canon had a mystery camera with a new body style in prototype form. We’re now being told by the same source that the camera in question is a full frame mirrorless camera prototype.
We were told a few things about the appearance of the camera.
- It has a top down LCD like the Leica SL.
- The flange distance looks too short for it to be an EF mount, but no lens was attached to the body to be sure.
- A press of the shutter button in burst mode sounded like it shot over 10fps.
- There were no markings on branding on the body
These sorts of leaks are rare, but they more often than not turn out to have some kind of truth to them. I expect multiple full frame mirrorless prototypes to exist.
There is nothing on the 2018 road map that suggests Canon will be announcing a full frame mirrorless camera this year, though that could still change between now and Photokina, but we put the possibility of this happening quite low.
We have been told that the second half of 2018 is going to be “a lot more interesting” than the first half.
By Canon Patents
| March 8, 2018 |
Canon has applied for a patent on some apodization lenses for the EF mount. The following lens embodiments are included in the patent application;
- 50mm 1.4
- 35mm 1.4
- 24mm 1.4
US Patent Application 2018-0067333