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Canon EOS-1D X Drops to $4599 From Authorized Dealers

Canon EOS-1D X Drops to $4599 From Authorized Dealers

By Canon Rumors | August 2, 2015 | Canon DSLR Rumors

The Canon EOS-1D X has been further discounted, this time by another $700, to bring the price down to $4599 from authorized dealers. I think it’s safe to say that we should be seeing an announcement for a replacement sooner than later.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 18.1 MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors
  • 3.2″ 1.04m-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • Native ISO 51200, Extended to ISO 204800
  • 12 fps RAW+JPEG Shooting, 14 fps in JPEG
  • 100k-Pixel RGB Metering Sensor & EOS iSA
  • Magnesium Alloy Body, Dual CF Card Slots
  • 1000BASE-TX Gigabit Ethernet Terminal

Canon EOS-1D X Body $4599: B&H Photo | Adorama

Patent: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4

Patent: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4

By Canon Rumors | July 31, 2015 | Canon Patents

The optical formula for a new EF 50mm f/1.4 has appeared. It looks like the lens has internal focus and an odd negative front element. We haven’t heard anything for a while about a new 50mm f/1.4, but it’s definitely needed.

Patent Publication No. 2015-138121

  • Published 2015.7.30
  • Filing date 2014.1.22

Example 1

  • Focal length 49.10
  • F number 1.45
  • Half angle (in degrees) 23.78
  • Image height 21.64
  • Overall length of the lens 100.16
  • BF 38.10

Canon patents

  • Positive ShiboTadashi
  • Inner focus (part of the first group)
First Impressions: Sigma 24-35mm f/2 Art by LensRentals.com

First Impressions: Sigma 24-35mm f/2 Art by LensRentals.com

By Canon Rumors | July 30, 2015 | Third Party Lenses

Roger at LensRentals.com has completed his initial testing of the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 Art series lens and has come away pretty impressed.

From LensRentals.com:

Some people are going to be a bit disappointed (I admit I am a bit myself) because they really wanted a zoom that was every bit as good as their prime lenses. What we actually have is a zoom that’s as good at f/2.0 in the center as their prime lenses, but like almost every other zoom isn’t quite as good as a prime off-axis. When even the best optical engineers (and lately Sigma seems to have some of the best optical engineers) design a wide-aperture zoom lens, some compromises have to be made. In this case there’s a lot of astigmatism away from center. There’s good news for you who are disappointed now: Computer image analysis (like Imatest and DxO) don’t show astigmatism directly so this lens will probably look better with those test results than it does on the optical bench. Read the full article

In Stock: Sigma 24-35mm f/2 Art at B&H Photo

Canon’s First Ultra-High-Sensitivity Multi-Purpose Camera Features ISO Equivalent Of Over 4,000,000

Canon’s First Ultra-High-Sensitivity Multi-Purpose Camera Features ISO Equivalent Of Over 4,000,000

By Canon Rumors | July 30, 2015 | Canon Videography

MELVILLE N.Y., July 30, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today has introduced the Company’s first multi-purpose camera, the new ME20F-SH, which delivers exceptionally high sensitivity to capture Full HD video with a minimum subject illumination of less than 0.0005 lux1 (at maximum 75 dB gain setting, equivalent to an ISO sensitivity of over 4,000,000). Nighttime surveillance and security, cinematic production, reality television, and nature/wildlife documentaries are just some of the ME20F-SH’s many possible usage applications. With the ability to capture color video in extreme low-light conditions and its simplistic and versatile design, the ME-20F-SH Multi-purpose Camera can be easily incorporated into existing infrastructures and systems to provide high-quality video capture even where subjects might not be seen with the naked eye.

Canon’s new multi-purpose camera employs an enhanced version of the 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor for Full HD video use that was originally developed by the Company in 2013. Its compact, modular body design allows easy custom configurations for diverse usage scenarios. While capturing video in extreme low-light conditions often requires the use of infrared illumination (a technique that only yields video in black and white), the ME20F-SH camera achieves impressive high-sensitivity performance enabling the capture of color Full HD video with reduced noise in low-light conditions without the need for infrared illumination.

 

Ultra-High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor Enables Color Video Capture in Extreme Low-Light Conditions
The ME20F-SH camera’s CMOS sensor has pixels measuring 19 μm square3, which is more than 5.5 times the surface area of the pixels on the CMOS sensor featured in select top-of-the-line interchangeable lens cameras4. Furthermore, the sensor’s pixels and readout circuitry make use of Canon proprietary technologies to achieve both reduced noise and exceptionally high sensitivity on subjects with a minimum illumination of less than 0.0005 lux. This multi-purpose camera allows users to discern subjects under even some of the dimmest lighting conditions, such as environments lit by artificial illumination or under a moonless night sky. Furthermore, similar to Canon’s Cinema EOS System of professional digital cinematography cameras, the ME20F-SH camera includes Canon Log and Wide DR, which make possible a wide dynamic range, delivering high-image-quality video results across a range of illumination environments, from low- to brightly lit conditions.

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In Stock: Canon EOS 5DS R at B&H Photo

In Stock: Canon EOS 5DS R at B&H Photo

By Canon Rumors | July 30, 2015 | Ad Post

B&H Photo finally has stock of the Canon EOS 5DS R body.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 50.6 MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors
  • Low-Pass Filter Effect Cancellation
  • 3.2″ 1.04m-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • ISO 100-6400; 5 fps Continuous Shooting
  • 150,000-Pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor
  • User-Selectable Shutter Release Time Lag
  • Anti-Flicker Compensation

Canon EOS 5DS R at B&H Photo