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Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Scores an 88 on DXOMark

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Scores an 88 on DXOMark

By Canon Rumors | June 29, 2016 | Canon DSLR News

DXOMark has completed their review of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II and has given the camera a sensor score of 88. This is the highest score ever for a Canon DSLR.

The Canon performs exceptionally well. Not only does it have a wider useful dynamic range at base and low ISOs than the Nikon, it’s not far behind the Sony, and that small difference won’t be noticed in use. The Canon sensor continues to offer a wide dynamic range at every ISO setting, improving on the Sony from ISO800 onwards, and falling only slightly behind the Nikon’s strong performance from ISO6400 onwards. Indeed, the difference at most is around +0.6EV. Canon cameras are known for high ISO noise performance, and the Mark II surpasses both the Nikon and Sony by nearly +0.5EV. Read the full review

I have enjoyed using the camera in multiple types of situations, I do believe this is the best DSLR Canon has ever released and will give any owner years and years of great results.

EOS-1D X Mark II Image Corruption with Sandisk CFast Cards

EOS-1D X Mark II Image Corruption with Sandisk CFast Cards

By Canon Rumors | June 28, 2016 | Canon DSLR News

Thank you for using Canon products.

It has been confirmed that when shooting still images with the EOS-1D X Mark II digital SLR camera launched in April 2016 with SanDisk CFast cards, the following phenomenon will occur.

We would like to offer our sincere apologies to users who have been inconvenienced by this issue.

Phenomenon

If a SanDisk CFast card is inserted into the camera or a card reader, the bottom part of still images recorded may be corrupted.

This phenomenon is confirmed in images recorded in both the RAW and JPEG formats.
In the RAW file, the image corruption may appear in the bottom right corner of the image.
In the JPEG file, the image corruption may appear in the lower third area of the image.

Please Note:
Movie recording is not affected by this phenomenon.
Still images or movies recorded to CF cards are not affected by this phenomenon.

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Sigma Finally Ready to Enter the Cinema Lens Market?

Sigma Finally Ready to Enter the Cinema Lens Market?

By Canon Rumors | June 27, 2016 | Third Party Lenses

There are a few reports out there that Sigma will finally enter the cinema lens market, and we could see some kind of announcement ahead of Photokina in September.

The subject came up back in July 2014 in an interview with Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki, who gave the standard “no comment”, which is generally a confirmation of sorts.

Photokina does seem like an odd place to announce a new line of cinema lenses, however we could get a development announcement of sorts and then the big splash could come in April at NAB.

Canon CEO: “Very Dismayed” by Brexit, Could Halt Japan Recovery

Canon CEO: “Very Dismayed” by Brexit, Could Halt Japan Recovery

By Canon Rumors | June 24, 2016 | Canon Business General

From Reuters:

Canon Inc Chief Executive Fujio Mitarai said on Friday he was “very dismayed” by Britain’s shock decision to leave the European Union, saying the move hurt Japan’s economic growth prospects.

“In Japan, while we can expect to see a temporary surge in the value of the yen, the U.K.’s decision could also bring a halt to the economic recovery that had been underway,” Mitarai, head of the camera and printer maker, said in a statement.

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Sigma Firmware for 20mm f/1.4 Art & 24-35mm f/2 Art EOS C300 Mark II Compatibility Released

Sigma Firmware for 20mm f/1.4 Art & 24-35mm f/2 Art EOS C300 Mark II Compatibility Released

By Canon Rumors | June 24, 2016 | Third Party Lenses

From Sigma:

Thank you for purchasing and using our products.

We would like to announce the update in the lens firmware of the SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Canon and SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art Canon on the SIGMA Optimization Pro.

The latest firmware update makes it fully functional with the Canon Digital Cinema Camera EOS C300 Mark II.

For those customers who own the following products, please update the firmware of the lens via the SIGMA Optimization Pro.

Applicable products
SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art– Canon mount
SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art– Canon mount

Benefit of this firmware update

  • It becomes fully functional with the Canon Digital Cinema Camera EOS C300 Mark II.
  • For SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Canon, this lens firmware update also corrects the phenomenon that the images show some underexposure when “Evaluative Metering” or “Center-weighted Average Metering” is selected on Canon EOS-1D X Mark II.

Please be sure to update SIGMA Optimization Pro to the latest version before upgrading the lens’s firmware.

You can download the latest version of the software from the following page:
http://www.sigma-global.com/download/

We appreciate your consistent support for our company and products.

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