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New Canon USA rebates, Including the EOS 5D Mark IV, EOS 77D EOS M5 and More

New Canon USA rebates, Including the EOS 5D Mark IV, EOS 77D EOS M5 and More

By Canon Rumors | April 30, 2017

Canon USA has introduced new instant rebates on select DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, PowerShot cameras and added new lenses to the instant rebate program. Full Frame DSLRs Canon EOS 5D Mark IV $3299 (Reg $3499) Canon EOS 5D Mark IV w/24-70mm f/4L IS $4049 (Reg $4399) Canon EOS 5D Mark IV w/24-105mm f/4L IS II $4199 Read more…

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The Canon 300mm f/1.8, a Lens We Didn’t Know Existed

The Canon 300mm f/1.8, a Lens We Didn’t Know Existed

By Canon Rumors | April 28, 2017 | Canon Lens Rumors

PetaPixel has posted a nice piece about a Canon PE 300mm f/1.8 with an EF mount. We have to admit that we had no idea such a lens existed and it may be even rarer than the EF 1200mm f/5.6L. Apparently there are only 4 known copies of the Canon 300mm f/1.8 and the lens was mainly used for photo finishes in horse races according to Emil Wiik Larsen of @canongearnerd.

We have been unable to find any more information on the lens around the web and it doesn’t even appear in the Canon Museum.

Photographer Jim Anderson who has been lucky enough to use this lens tells PetaPixel:

The lens is used for “strip, or slit, photography, With this system we can record up to 10,000 ‘strips’ or lines per second. That is how I came to work with this lens. I started doing photo finishes in 1986.”

“Back then it was done with filmstrip or timing negative film,” he continues. “I would develop immediately after the race it would take about 8 seconds using dektol at 140 degrees and dip and dunk by hand. When digital took over film things became so much more advanced and so did the lenses.” Read the full story and see more images over at PetaPixel

We do love learning about new Canon gear, thanks to PetaPixel, Jim Anderson and CanonGearNerd for letting us know about it.

Firmware: Canon EOS 7D Mark II v1.1.1

Firmware: Canon EOS 7D Mark II v1.1.1

By Canon Rumors | April 28, 2017 | Canon Firmware

Canon has released new firmware for the EOS 7D Mark II.

Firmware Version 1.1.1 incorporates the following improvement and fix:

  1. Enhances reliability of communications when transferring images using Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7 (A/B/C/D/E).
  2. Corrects the phenomenon of Err70 which occurs with certain combinations of settings.
  3. Corrects the phenomenon in which in very rare cases the shutter can no longer be released.
  4. Enhances reliability of operations for specific custom function settings.

Please note:

  • If using a Wi-Fi adapter/W-E1, the camera’s nickname will be reset to default when you perform this firmware update, so please reset the nickname before using the camera.

Download firmware v1.1.1 at Canon USA

Aurora Aperture Introduces Industry First Rear Mount Glass Filter for Canon EF 11-24mm F4L USM

Aurora Aperture Introduces Industry First Rear Mount Glass Filter for Canon EF 11-24mm F4L USM

By Canon Rumors | April 28, 2017 | Third Party Accessories

Aurora Aperture Inc., a Southern California startup, today has introduced the PowerND family of high quality fixed neutral density (ND) filters.

The PowerND family consists of three ratings of light reduction capability: ND64 (6 stops),ND4000 (12 stops), and ND65000 (16 stops). Four different formats are available: circular filters from 37mm to 95mm, 100 x 100mm square filters compatible with popular square filter adapters, 150mm circular filters with an adapter for the Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens, and the Aurora CR format, an industry first, a rear mount glass filter for the Canon EF 11-24mm F4L USM lens.

The 6 stop filter is typically used in low light conditions such as during sunrise or sunset for sub-second shutter speed. The 12 stop filter can slow down shutter speed to minutes in dusk and dawn conditions. The 16 stop filter can do magic on a bright day, allowing photographers to expose up to several minutes or more.

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Zeiss Announces Budget Friendly CP.3 XD Cine Lenses

Zeiss Announces Budget Friendly CP.3 XD Cine Lenses

By Canon Rumors | April 27, 2017 | Third Party Lenses

The ten compact prime lenses provide metadata and enable the correction of distortion and shading. For the first time, even low-budget productions can employ visual effects.

OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 24/04/2017.

No matter if it is Star Wars, Harry Potter or Avatar: these days, just about every film features special effects. For many small film productions, having visual effects in their movie would be a dream come true. Unfortunately, making the image fit the look of the footage has required expensive tools – until now. At the NAB Show in Las Vegas, ZEISS presented new metadata technology that makes this possible: the company has equipped its new ZEISS CP.3 XD compact lens family with ZEISS eXtended Data.

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Canon Explains Canon Log on the EOS 5D Mark IV

By Canon Rumors | April 27, 2017 | Canon DSLR News

Newsshooter has done a short piece at NAB 2017 about the C-Log update for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. Canon says they have added C-Log to the camera so you can have a smaller tool on set that will match up well with the other Canon cameras you may be using for your project.

Canon claims 12 stops of dynamic range at ISO 400.

This update should be available some time in July for $99 USD.

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