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Canon Cinema EOS C500 Mark II Talk [CR2]

Canon Cinema EOS C500 Mark II Talk [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | July 18, 2017 | Canon Cinema EOS Rumors

The Canon Cinema EOS C500 has probably been the biggest bust in the Cinema EOS lineup by most accounts. While it was the first 4K cinema EOS camera video specific camera, it was deemed overpriced when compared to the competition and and people were more interested in using the highly successful Cinema EOS C300 and its 4K follow-up the C300 Mark II.

We’re told that Canon is working on a follow-up to the C500 and that it will become the highest resolution video camera in the lineup. The Cinema EOS C700 has a 4.5K sensor, so we suspect it will match or slightly exceed that resolution. We’ve tried to find out if 6K is an option, but we were unable to.

Canon going to 6K with a Cinema EOS camera at this time doesn’t seem very Canon-esque, but maybe they’ll change the way they do things going forward.

The very large price drop on the C300 Mark II down to $9999 may be a clue that we’ll have a new camera priced around $15,000 in the coming months.

Canon has shown an 8K  Cinema EOS prototype, but I think it’s safe to say we’re more than a year away from seeing an 8K product from Canon.

The last three paragraphs are opinions of ours, and we hope we’re wrong and Canon pushes the boundaries a bit.

Canon U.S.A. Introduces the Easy-to-Use and Versatile New SELPHY CP1300 Wi-Fi Enabled Printer

Canon U.S.A. Introduces the Easy-to-Use and Versatile New SELPHY CP1300 Wi-Fi Enabled Printer

By Canon Rumors | July 18, 2017 | Canon Accessories

Print and Share Photos with the Touch of Your Compatible Smartphone2 at all of your Parties and Get-Togethers

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 18, 2017 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the new SELPHY CP1300 Wireless Compact Photo Printer. This lightweight, mobile and Wi-Fi1-enabled printer makes sharing memories in real-time so easy, and is the perfect accessory to add an extra level of fun and entertainment to any party. An update to the popular SELPHY CP1200 printer, the new SELPHY CP1300 is perfect for connected digital camera or smartphone users in search of a portable Wi-Fi enabled printer that can be used virtually anywhere, anytime, thanks to its optional direct-connect battery (no wires), to print the perfect photos.

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More Astrophotography With the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens

By Canon Rumors | July 18, 2017 | Third Party Lenses

DPReview has posted an even more in-depth look at how the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art series lens works for astrophotography.

From DPReview:

As I mentioned, my go-to lens for wide-field astrophotography is the Nikkor 14-24mm F2.8G ED. If I needed to pick just one lens to photograph the night sky, would I trade it for the Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art? The answer is yes. Although I often use the Nikkor lens at different focal lengths to photograph buildings and monuments (it’s the perfect lens for cathedral interiors), I rarely use it to photograph the sky at focal lengths others than 14mm. When taking single shots of the night sky (something I often do while other cameras are shooting time-lapse sequences) the extra 1.3 f-stop would allow me to take shorter exposures and use that gained time to creatively experiment with different compositions and angles. Read the full story

It looks like if you’re into shooting the night skies, this new Sigma is going to leave you very impressed.

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art: B&H Photo | MPEX | Park Cameras (UK)

Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS & Three More Lenses Coming at the End of August [CR2]

Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS & Three More Lenses Coming at the End of August [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | July 15, 2017 | Canon Lens Rumors

To further clarify the certification post from yesterday, we have been told what to expect announcement wise from Canon at the end of August.

Firstly, the EF 85mm f/1.4L IS is scheduled to be announced at this time. We do not have any specifications or pricing at this time.

Secondly, “interchangeale lens 2” will actually be three different lenses. We’re working on getting the focal length of the lenses. It doesn’t feel that they’ll be L series lenses and we’re not sure if they’re EF-M, EF-S or EF at this time.

Interview With Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki

By Canon Rumors | July 15, 2017 | Third Party Lenses

Sigma Canada had a chance to interview CEO Kazuto Yamaki during his visit to Canada.

Some highlights from the interview:

  • Was there ever a Sigma 24-70mm f/2.0 Art lens?
  • Will Sigma consider making CINE Anamorphic lenses?
  • Sigma’s plan for FE mount lenses in the future. Same lenses with E mount, or new designs?
  • What does the future of lens technology hold? Why are they still big and bulky?
  • Some personal questions about him, his fav photographers, what websites he visits, and cameras he regularly shoots with.

We were told back in 2013 that Sigma was working on a 24-70mm f/2 lens and it looks like according to Mr Yamaki, that it was just too difficult to make usable.

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