By Canon DSLR Rumors
| April 26, 2015 |
We’re told there are a handful of Canon EOS-1D X Mark II bodies currently being tested in the field. Canon hopes to announce this camera some time in 2015.
We’re told the cameras employ a higher megapixel sensor than the 18.1mp on the current EOS-1D X. The autofocus system is all new with more AF points and there is “new technology” in the viewfinder display. There is new battery technology to help lower the overall weight of the camera. The LCD is larger than the current camera and there will be obvious ergonomic changes.
It isn’t known if there is a new DIGIC processor in the camera, or what card types are going to be supported.
More to come…
By Canon Reviews
| April 26, 2015 |
DXOMark has completed their review of the EF 24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.
Despite ranking behind the more expensive Sigma and Canon pro L competition, the new 24-105mm STM standard zoom offers respectable results across the board. But if you can afford to shell out an extra $300 for the $899 Sigma 24-105mm f/4, you’ll certainly benefit from better edge sharpness at the wider aperture settings, a faster fixed f/4 aperture when shooting at 105mm, and better light transmission, too.
Read the full review | Canon EF 24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM $479 (Reg $599) via DigitalRev
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| April 24, 2015 |
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By Canon Firmware
| April 23, 2015 |
According to a reader on our forum, Canon has confirmed they’re attempting to solve a service issue with his camera with new firmware. The issues with his camera have been autofocus related, and even after replacing parts of the camera, Canon service was still not happy with how it performed.
I asked if it was a new firmware and they said that it in fact is a new firmware and it should come in early next week
When we’ll see the new firmware released to the public is unknown, but it could be a relatively significant update for the camera.
Source: [Danzq on CR Forum]
By Third Party Software
| April 22, 2015 |
Magic Lantern has made its firmware available for EOS 70D owners. The software is still alpha, but it’s definitely working.
The above sample video was done by EOSHD
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