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Patent: New EF-S 18-55 With an LCD Display?

Patent: New EF-S 18-55 With an LCD Display?

By Canon Rumors | June 19, 2018

A patent has surfaced pertaining to aberration reduction in interchangeable lenses. Unrelated to the patent is an image showing an EF-S 18-55 kit lens with what appears to be an LCD display like we have seen on the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II. The patent does reference a “lens information display”. We’ve been told Read more…

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Firmware: Canon Cinema EOS C200/C200B Version 1.0.4.1.00

Firmware: Canon Cinema EOS C200/C200B Version 1.0.4.1.00

By Canon Rumors | June 20, 2018 | Canon Firmware

Canon has released new firmware for the Cinema EOS C200 and C200B cameras.

Firmware Version 1.0.4.1.00 incorporates the following fixes and enhancements:

  1. Fixes image quality degradation, such as color misalignment or edge distortion, may occur in the recorded footage when using the following combination of settings:
    1. recording format XF-AVC
    2. frame rate 59.94i / 50.00i
    3. 1920×1080 resolution
  2. Optimizes the [Black Gamma] compensation when [Normal 1] to [Normal 4] is set for [Gamma] in the Custom Picture settings.
  3. Optimizes color accuracy in areas of high brightness when [Normal 1] to [Normal 4] is set for [Gamma] in the Custom Picture settings.

Download the update at Canon USA

Samyang Officially Announces the AF 85mm f/1.4 EF

Samyang Officially Announces the AF 85mm f/1.4 EF

By Canon Rumors | June 18, 2018 | Third Party Lenses

Samyang has officially announced the AF 85mm f/1.4 EF, their second autofocus lens for Canon’s EF mount.

This new 85mm offering for Canon’s EF mount offers a very compact size at only 72mm in length (without hood) and weighing in a rather light 485g. By comparison, Canon’s EF 85mm f/1.4L IS weighs in at 950g and Sigma’s 85mm f/1.4 Art at an very heavy 1130g.

The lens construction is nine-elements with seven groups. The AF 85 f/1.4 EF employs hybrid aspherical glass and something called “Ultra Multi Coatings”.

Pricing for the new Samyang AF 85 f/1.4 EF is £599.99 in the UK, pricing for elsewhere in the world has not been released at the time of publishing this.

The World’s Largest Ultrahigh-Sensitivity CMOS Image Sensor

The World’s Largest Ultrahigh-Sensitivity CMOS Image Sensor

By Canon Rumors | June 18, 2018 | Canon DSLR News

Canon has posted an article about what they claim is “The World’s Largest Ultrahigh-Sensitivity CMOS Image Sensor”. You can see by the image above that the sensor dwarfs the Canon EOS Rebel T3i (600D).

This large image sensor was announced back in 2010.

As noted by Canon News, this sensor has no real impact on modern sensor technology, but it does show Canon’s ability to scale an image sensor up to a massive size.

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Four More Unreleased Canon Lenses Have Shown Up for Certification

Four More Unreleased Canon Lenses Have Shown Up for Certification

By Canon Rumors | June 15, 2018 | Canon Lens Rumors

We reported a few days ago that Canon may be announcing two “professional” lenses ahead of Photokina, along with the EF-M 32mm f/1.4 and a new “kit” lens.

Nokishita has uncovered 4 unreleased Canon lenses that have been found at a Russian certification agency.

The four unreleased lenses have the following SKU’s:

  • 3045C005AA
  • 2959C005AA
  • 2963C005AA
  • 2972C005AA

One of these is definitely the EF-M 32mm f/1.4, but we’re not sure what the other three are at this time. We’ve heard rumors of a new EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens, perhaps with IS, other than that, we have nothing worth reporting at this time.

Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 Coming Soon

Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 Coming Soon

By Canon Rumors | June 15, 2018 | Third Party Lenses

It looks like we’re going to be getting another autofocus 85mm option, this time it will come from Samyang who will be announcing an AF 85mm f/1.4 very soon.

This joins the Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 in the company’s new autofocus line of lenses for Canon’s EF mount.