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Canon Working on Professional Underwater Camera? [CR1]

Canon Working on Professional Underwater Camera? [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | May 18, 2015 | Canon DSLR Rumors

Is Canon working on a higher end and more professional underwater camera?

We’re told that Canon is working on an underwater camera for serious divers, a camera that would not require an underwater housing and far superior to any of the point and shoot options out there. Canon has said that they’re going to start making cameras that are need based, instead of the do-it-all cameras of the past.

Take this with a huge grain of salt, but the concept is interesting.

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New EF f/2.8 Wide Angle Zoom in the Works [CR1]

New EF f/2.8 Wide Angle Zoom in the Works [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | May 18, 2015 | Canon Cinema Lens Rumors

This is the second time in the last month or so that we’ve been told that a new wide angle f/2.8 zoom was in the works. The obvious lens for replacement would be for the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II. which was released in 2007. Fast wide angle zooms are still required by a lot of event photographers as well as people that want to use something lighter, cheaper and easier to use than the EF 11-24 f/4L.

I think it’s possible that the focal length range changes, even if only slightly.

Such an update will not come before the release of Canon’s next L prime, which most people expect to be the EF 35mm f/1.4L II.

Sigma Tripod Socket TS-81 Availability Announced

Sigma Tripod Socket TS-81 Availability Announced

By Canon Rumors | May 15, 2015 | Third Party Lenses

This is not an announcement of a new product, Sigma is just letting us know that the Arca compatible foot for the Sigma 150-600 f/5-6.3 OS Sport is now available and retailers should have it soon.

From Sigma:

We are pleased to announce the availability of TRIPOD SOCKET TS-81 that is the optional lens foot which can be attached to the SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports. It is compatible with the Arca Swiss quick release plate and the clamp. The deliberately designed length of its rail provides the flexibility to adjust the center of gravity making it balance perfectly, even while zooming or using accessories, such as a tele converter and battery pack. Consideration has been given to the portability and transportation of the lens when Tripod Socket TS-81 is attached. The lens hood can still be reversed and the lens stored in its original padded case, even with the Tripod Socket TS-81 attached. Incorporated into the Tripod Socket are safety stopper screws to prevent the lens from falling. There are 2 sizes of screw holes, 1/4 and 3/8, making it compatible with tripods other than Arca Swiss, too. When it is compared to the supplied tripod socket, it offers more space between the lens and device, and the change of grip has improved the usage as a handle for carrying.

Source: [The-Digital-Picture]

Reports of EOS 7D Mark II Firmware 1.04 Locking Up Camera

Reports of EOS 7D Mark II Firmware 1.04 Locking Up Camera

By Canon Rumors | May 15, 2015 | Canon Firmware

There’s a thread on the FredMiranda.com forum that says a few users have experienced lockups of their 7D Mark II after upgrading to firmware 1.04.

From FredMiranda

I decided to update the firmware since I do have the 70-200II ( even though my 300 2.8 is usually on there )….Camera locked up twice shooting one game, I was looking through view finder turned away looked back through and had no info like it was shut off…the second time it was resuming from sleep….

One of our forum moderators recommends the following procedure after updating firmware. It can solve some issues, but not all.

My recommendation with any new firmware is to recordthe camera settings, and after installing the firmware,  do a camera reset, remove the battery for a few minutes, then restart the camera and restore the settings.  That will eliminate some issues, but not if there is actually a firmware issue.

Please report on our forum or the FM forum if you’re experiencing lockups after updating to firmware 1.04 on your EOS 7D Mark II.

Read the thread at FredMiranda

Review: Canon XC10 With Footage

Review: Canon XC10 With Footage

By Canon Rumors | May 15, 2015 | Canon Videography

The most talked about product from Canon at NAB was the XC10 camera, both for good and bad reasons. I have been on the fence about the XC10 and decided to wait for some reviews.

Cinema5D has posted a first impressions review with footage from the Canon XC10.

From Johnnie Behiri:

All in all I would expect a market leader like Canon to deliver a more solid product especially when the price tag is so high for what it is. I can sum up that working with the XC10 was simply tiring for me. Too much menu fiddling and “worries” about staying in focus but hey, who said that the way to produce nice looking images should be easy ….

This review is not a glowing puff piece, it’s a pretty negative look at what was initially perceived as a strange product from Canon, especially when the $2499 USD price tag is considered.

Read the full review | Preorder the Canon XC10 at B&H Photo

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