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.

Review – Do You Need or Want 50mp? Canon EOS 5DS R

Review – Do You Need or Want 50mp? Canon EOS 5DS R

By Canon Rumors | July 27, 2016 | Canon Reviews

Dustin has completed the Canon Rumors review of the Canon EOS 5DS R, a camera that a lot of Canon photographers asked for and is probably the most polarizing DSLR in terms of need that I’ve ever come across.

Do you need 50mp?

…. that is the conundrum of the 5DsR. It is a great camera, but it is also a niche one. If you need 50MP, it’s not only the best 35mm option; it’s currently the only one. But if you don’t really need 50MP, look elsewhere, as that amount of resolution comes with a cost. I suspect the biggest market for the Canon EOS 5Ds/5DsR twins will be in the bags of photographers who don’t use them as their sole cameras and are able to use them in the way they intended: special tools for specific jobs. Read the full review

I do want a high megapixel body and I like the 5DS and 5DS R, but I’m more interested in a camera with a larger than 35mm sensor. Hey Leica, howabout a 50-80mp S?

Giveaway! Win 1 of 2 Cineo Matchbox Kits ($495 Value)

Giveaway! Win 1 of 2 Cineo Matchbox Kits ($495 Value)

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

Enter to Win 1 of 2 Cineo Matchbox kits valued at $495 each

2 winners will receive a Basic Matchbox Kit, which includes: (1) Matchbox fixture, (2) interchangeable Remote Phosphor panels (3200K/5600K), and (1) power supply and extension cable. 

About the Cineo Matchbox:
The Cineo Matchbox™ is a versatile, portable Remote Phosphor Lighting fixture for image capture, the perfect compact lighting tool for professional photographers and videographers. At 3.25” x 5.25” x 1.5” and 15 oz, the Matchbox outputs a stunning amount of high-quality light at a variety of interchangeable color temperatures. Matchbox features a 0-100% on-board flicker-free dimmer and a 1/4×20″ tap for limitless mounting options. Learn more at cineolighting.com/matchbox.

We’re giving away one (1) Cineo Matchbox Kit to two (2) lucky winners.

Giveaway ends August 1st, 2016, 9pm CT and is open to residents worldwide.

Enter the giveaway now