By Cinema EOS News
| February 24, 2017 |
There are a few things in this world I wish I had the skills to accomplish, and this sort of cinematography is definitely one of them. After watching the production 10 or so times, I figured we’d share it.
The LAUSCHSICHT team sent us their latest project shot on Canon’s latest Cinema EOS camera, the C700. Along with the C700, a Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II (and a few GoPro’s) were used to make this spectacular air show production for SWISS Int. Airlines.
The task was to capture the spectacular airshow by SWISS and Patrouille Suisse performed during the World Ski Championship 2017 in St. Moritz. The target audience was very clear too: People fascinated by such an airshow. Our approach: To focus on the beauty of such a show. Moments, instead of action.
Be sure to go full screen while watching the production below.
CLIENT SWISS Int. Airlines
DIRECTION Kevin Blanc
CAMERA Kevin Blanc / Marius Thut / Roman Lehmann
EDITING Marius Thut
GRADING Kevin Blanc
MUSIC Michael Ricar
PRODUCING Muriel Droz / Giorgia Binek
You can checkout the full production page here, as well as the behind the scenes impressions here.
By Canon Cinema EOS Rumors
| February 23, 2017 |
All indications are telling us that this is going to be a quiet year for Canon at NAB 2017 this April in Las Vegas, Nevada.
C series cameras?
We don’t expect to see a new C series camera announced ahead of NAB, though we do expect to see some kind of replacement for the C100 Mark II in 2017. One suggestion we’ve received is that it won’t be called a “C100 Mark III”. We do think it’s logical that we’ll see a “baby C300 Mark II”.
We’re told to expect at least one new lens for NAB. We’ve seen patents in the past for the an anamorphic lens and the new Cinema EOS C700 supports those types of lenses. The other possibility is a prime lens longer than 135mm.
We do not expect to see a DSLR announced for NAB.
We’ll likely see more 8K demonstrations from Canon such as camera prototypes, displays, workflows and those sorts of things.
What about a ME20F-SH Mark II?
We can’t imagine they’ve sold too many of these ISO 4,560,000 boxes to warrant a Mark II version quite yet, but you never know.
By Canon DSLR Rumors
| February 22, 2017 |
This is a question we receive multiple times every single day, so I’d figure we’d give an update, even though nothing has really changed.
We expect to see the EOS 6D Mark II announced in the late spring/early summer of this year, with availability in the summer. For the moment, pricing has not yet been set, currency fluctuations may prevent knowing that until much closer to the announcement.
As far as specifications go, very little is known for sure. However, we think by looking at the recent EOS 77D announcement, we can make some good predictions as to what we’re likely to see from Canon’s entry level full frame camera.
Canon EOS 6D Mark II Predicted Specifications
- 24-28mp full frame CMOS
- 45 AF points (all cross-type)
- Dual Pixel AF
- DIGIC 7
- Built-in Wi-Fi®, NFC and Bluetooth® technology
- Built-in GPS
- Vari-Angle touchscreen LCD
- 6 FPS Shooting
- HDR Movie & Time Lapse Movie
- Some form of 4K video
- Movie electronic image stabilization
- Dual SD card slots
- 100% coverage optical viewfinder with some new features
As we all know, Canon very rarely goes way outside of the with new products, as their cameras aren’t just about one specific feature. It’s generally how all of the features come together to make a great shooting experience for the photographer.
We would love to see this camera come in at under the $2000 USD mark.
By Third Party Lenses
| February 21, 2017 |
SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM
Introducing the light bazooka-a new approach to the ultra-telephoto zoom
- Top performance with the specification and functionality of a more expensive unit
- Compact packaging with uncompromising image quality
- Push/pull zoom mechanism incorporated
- Telephoto plus macro functionality
- Other features
A compact body and top performance in one complete package
An ultra-telephoto lens with an optical stabilizer (OS) system has several advantages. The OS allows the photographer to take photographs in unstable circumstances. The narrow angle of view makes it possible to dramatically compress perspective and flexible handling of the background. The photographer can thereby make the subject appear to jump out of the image, with the area in focus impressively sharp and clear. Nevertheless, ultra-telephoto lenses have traditionally had some disadvantages as well. As the nickname “bazooka” implies, they have tended to be big, heavy, and therefore burdensome to carry around. With the goal of creating an ultra-telephoto lens that is far more accessible, SIGMA incorporated all of its latest technologies into SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary. With its outstanding combination of optical performance and compactness, this is an ultra-telephoto lens that is a joy to carry and use. While keeping the robust functionality and exceptional image quality of an ultra-telephoto zoom lens intact, SIGMA has achieved amazingly compact packaging enclosing 400mm optics. Introducing the new and greatly enhanced “light bazooka” ultra-telephoto zoom lens.
By Third Party Lenses
| February 21, 2017 |
SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM with F1.8 brightness, this telephoto lens for full-frame cameras further strengthens the Art line’s prime options
- The ultimate 135mm telephoto designed to prioritize optical performance
- Fast and nimble autofocus photography
- Sixth 35mm full-frame prime lens to join the Art line
- Other features
Introducing the ultimate 135mm telephoto featuring top-level performance
135mm telephoto lenses are often categorized as the foundational telephoto, the first one to add to a lens collection. This focal length delivers a strong perspective compression effect, while the large diameter with F1.8 brightness provides a dramatic bokeh effect. By minimizing axial chromatic aberration, the SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art makes this bokeh effect not only impressive but also beautiful while delivering superb contrast and sharp image quality in every shot. It offers the outstanding resolution required for 50MP or higher ultra-high-megapixel DSLRs. By incorporating its latest innovations in design and optical glass and rethinking every aspect of the lens, SIGMA has ensured outstanding image quality all the way to the edges, establishing the new standard in 135mm telephoto lenses.