Review: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II by TDP

Review: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II by TDP

By Canon Rumors | May 19, 2016 | Canon Reviews

Bryan at The-Digital-Picture has completed his review of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, and came away impressed by the host of improvements over its predecessor.

Bryan’s Summary

My expectation that the 1D X II was going to be worth the upgrade from the 1D X was very high. That I sold my 1D X at 1D X II announcement time made clear my confidence that this would the best sports/action camera ever. I have no regrets – the 1D X II exceeded my expectations. To me, it was worth the upgrade.

The 1D X Mark II is directly targeted at professional use where speed, reliability and bringing home the best possible image are important. This use includes sports, wildlife, fast action, reportage, weddings, events, media and wire service use in the toughest environments. If getting the shot matters, this is the camera I want in my hands. That this camera is so fun to use makes getting that all-important shot a great all-around experience. Read the full review

I won’t be putting the camera through any serious work until next month in Africa, but I expect to experience the same great things that Bryan has using the camera.

The EOS-1D X Mark II has been somewhat hard to come by, but at the moment it appears that the Canon Store has stock of the premium kit.

Buy/Preorder Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Confirmed: New Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS This Summer

Confirmed: New Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS This Summer

By Canon Rumors | May 19, 2016 | Canon Lens Rumors

A few people have confirmed that Canon will announce a new EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS lens this summer, most likely before the end of August.

We haven’t confirmed whether or not the lens would be STM to match the EF 24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS or USM. We hope to find out which it’ll be in the coming days.

We have no information on pricing at the moment.

A New Full Frame Zoom Coming in 2016 [CR2]

A New Full Frame Zoom Coming in 2016 [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | May 18, 2016 | Canon Lens Rumors

We’re told that Canon will announce a new full frame zoom lens following the announcement and shipping of the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM which we wrote about last week. We expect this lens to be shipping some time in July.

We weren’t told the exact focal length of the lens, but that it would be a replacement for a current non L/DO telephoto zoom. The only lens that we can think of would be a replacement for the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS. We were first told about a replacement for this lens last year, and have been waiting to hear more about it.

This is likely going to be an August announcement, in time for Photokina and the EOS 5D Mark IV.

More to come…

Review: Canon ImagePROGRAF Pro-1000

Review: Canon ImagePROGRAF Pro-1000

By Canon Rumors | May 18, 2016 | Canon Reviews

Keith over at Northlight has completed his exhaustive review of the Canon ImagePROGRAF Pro-1000 17″ printer. This is a printer I am personally considering, along with the offerings from Epson.

From Northlight:

The images I produced on the range of papers look great, both colour and B&W – I took the chance to print out much of my architectural and commercial portfolio images at A3+ size, where the general vibrance and colour quality is something I’m happy to use to promote aspects of my photography business.

The new ink set, with the gloss coat pushes the depth and intensity of prints to levels where it’s definitely the skill of the photographer that’s more likely to limit the quality of the print. If your images are great, then your prints can match them. Read the full review

It looks like Canon has improved a lot of the weaknesses with the Pro-1, a printer I used to own and never loved.

Patent: EF-M 15-50mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Patent: EF-M 15-50mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

By Canon Rumors | May 16, 2016 | Canon Business General

The EOS M patents continue to flood in, this time we get a patent for an EF-M 15-50mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM optical formula.

Patent Publication No. 2016-75742 (Google translated)

  • Published 2016.5.12
  • Filing date 2014.10.3
  • Zoom ratio 2.94
  • Focal length 16.00 27.43 47.04
  • F-number 3.62 4.50 5.82
  • Half angle of view (degrees) 37.55 26.47 16.19
  • Image height 12.30 13.66 13.66
  • Overall length of the lens 78.86 74.05 77.88
  • BF 20.48 27.14 37.06

This definitely looks like a kit type of zoom lens from the upcoming EOS M body, which we expect to be announced before the end of 2016.

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