DigitalRev Posts Pages for Upcoming Canon Products

DigitalRev Posts Pages for Upcoming Canon Products

By Canon Rumors | July 30, 2016 | Canon DSLR Rumors

DigitalRev has posted product pages for the upcoming Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II and EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III.

I don’t think this is anything more than trying to build some preorder hype for the announcements at the end of August, as here are no specifications on any of the product pages. I do not believe DigitalRev is an authorized Canon retailer (correct me if I’m wrong), therefore wouldn’t be part of any official advanced retailer notice which can happen.

For what you can expect to see from Canon, you can check out our updated Canon roadmap here.

Patent: Tamron 10-24 f/3.5-4.5 VC

Patent: Tamron 10-24 f/3.5-4.5 VC

By Canon Rumors | July 30, 2016 | Third Party Lenses

The optical  formula patents keep on coming from Tamron ahead of multiple Photokina announcements next month. This time it’s a 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 for APS-C sized sensors.

Patent Publication No. 2016-126280

  • Published 2016.7.11
  • Filing date 2015.1.8
  • f 10.303 15.199 23.483
  • FNO = 3.6 -. 4.1 – 4.6
  • 2ω = 111.70 – 86.59 – 62.07
  • Negative positive and negative positive
  • Anti-vibration (third group)
  • Inner focus (rear group of the first group)

It’s looking like a busy fall for Tamron, and we’re hoping for the same from Sigma.

Firmware: Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II v.

Firmware: Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II v.

By Canon Rumors | July 28, 2016 | Canon Firmware

Canon has released new firmware for the Cinema EOS C300 Mark II.

Firmware Version incorporates the following update:

  1. Adds Canon Log 3.
  2. Reduces Canon Log 2 noise in dark areas.
  3. Enables magnification to be used even during recording.
  4. The following features are enabled when these lenses are attached: CN7x17 KAS S/E1*3, CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S or CN20x50 IAS H/E1:
    • Enables autofocus using the Dual Pixel CMOS AF function. (Not applicable to the CN20x50 IAS H/E1 lens)
    • Enables the joystick on the camera’s grip unit to be set to operate the zoom.
    • Enables control of iris to be set to manual operation, and control of focus, zoom and iris using the separately-sold Remote Controller RC-V100.
    • Enables automatic aperture and push auto iris functions.
    • Enables retrieval of metadata, such as the model name and the focal distance of the lens attached, and display of metadata on the camera.
  5. Enables Dual Pixel Function when these lenses are attached: CN7x17 KAS S/E1 lens, CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S lens or any of the EF cinema prime lenses.
  6. Adds peripheral illumination/chromatic aberration correction for the following lenses:
    • COMPACT-SERVO lenses: CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S
    • CINE-SERVO lenses: CN20x50 IAS H/E1
    • EF lenses: EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM, EF 50mm f/1.8 STM and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM.
  7. Enhances menu operations so that settings related to resolution/color sampling, etc. are retained to the extent possible when changing recording settings such as the frame rate.
  8. Supports ACESproxy (ACES 1.0).
  9. Alleviates the black-dot phenomenon that appears in the periphery of high-brightness light sources.

Download the firmware update at Canon USA

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV to be 30mp? [CR1]

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV to be 30mp? [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | July 27, 2016 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We’re told that the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV will come out with a 30mp sensor. This is the first time we’ve heard of such a resolution, but it does come from a “retail source”. We’re cautious that it could be a number that was rounded up or rounded down, because the most popular megapixel counts have been 24 and 28.

30mp would be a nice number for a lot of people and put some breathing room between the EOS-1D X Mark II and 5D Mark IV. The 6D Mark II would fit nicely around 24mp.

We hope to hear more soon, and please take this one with a heavy pinch of salt.

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