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Review: Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Review: Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

By Canon Rumors | March 22, 2019 | Third Party Lenses

The-Digital-Picture has completed their review of the brand new Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art, another great lens in the Sigma Art series.

28mm has always been my favourite travel and walkaround focal length, it’s probably why I love the Leica Q (and now Q2) so much. I’ve always wanted Canon to make an EF 28mm f/1.4L, but I’m likely in the minority.

From the review:

The most notable differentiator among the Art series prime lenses is the focal length. When 24mm is too wide and 35mm too long, the Sigma 28mm f/1.4 Art Lens is the right answer. With its superior image quality, the 28mm option will often be the best choice over the other two and over the competitor brands as well. This focal length avails general purpose use and the ultra-wide f/1.4 aperture, unsurpassed by any 28mm DSLR or MILC lens currently produced, extends that use to seemingly any light conditions while providing the strongest 28mm background blur possible. Read the full review

At $1399, the Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art isn’t a cheap lens, but it looks like it’s worth the price of admission. For folks that don’t want to own both a 24mm or 35mm prime, you should give 28mm a try, I think a lot of people will be surprised how much they like the focal length.

Save 15% on refurbished gear at the Canon USA store

Save 15% on refurbished gear at the Canon USA store

By Canon Rumors | March 21, 2019 | Deals on Gear

It’s been a long while, but Canon USA has once against put their refurbished gear on sale at 15% off!

Simply use the coupon code FRIEND15 at checkout to see the discounted price.

Cameras:

Lenses:

All Canon USA refurbished items come with a full one year warranty, will appear as brand new.

Opinion: Canon EOS R with the Atomos Ninja V = Baby Canon C200!

By Canon Rumors | March 21, 2019 | Canon EOS R

One of the more positive YouTubers out there Armando Ferreira has posted a video about his impressions of the Canon EOS R with the Atomos Ninja V as a second camera to the Canon Cinema EOS C200.

He touches on one of the biggest issues a lot of the internet world seems to have with the camera, and that’s the nearly 1.7x crop when shooting 4K. However, when compared to the Super35 sensor of the Cinema EOS C200, the crop isn’t all that different.

Using a 24mm lens, the FOV of the two cameras are pretty close to one another.

  • Canon Cinema EOS C200 w/24mm lens: 36mm
  • Canon EOS R w/24mm lens: 41mm

Armando does stress this is only his opinion, and obviously, other shooters may feel differently.

He’s also quite impressed about how closely the footage between the Cinema EOS C200 and EOS R match up. He only seems to have to tweak saturation and contrast slightly to match the EOS R footage to the output from the C200.

Canon will make their NAB announcements on April 3, 2019 [CR2]

Canon will make their NAB announcements on April 3, 2019 [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | March 20, 2019 | Canon Cinema EOS Rumors

We’re told that Canon will make their announcements for NAB on or around April 3, 2019 (depending on your location). NAB begins on April 6, 2019, and runs through April 11, 2019.

We’ve heard a few subtly conflicting reports on what Canon is going to announce, but here is the latest.

The long-rumoured CN-E PL mount prime lenses will be called “Sumire” we’re told.

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DXOMark tests the Canon EOS R image sensor, scores it at 89

DXOMark tests the Canon EOS R image sensor, scores it at 89

By Canon Rumors | March 20, 2019 | Canon EOS R

DXOMark has released their review of the Canon EOS R image sensor. I’ve never really put much stock in the testing at DXOMark, but there are a lot of people that do. The EOS R, which has a nearly identical image sensor, but different DIGIC version (DIGIC 8 vs DIGIC 6+) to the EOS 5D Mark IV actually scored 2 points lower at 89. The EOS 5D Mark IV scored a 91.

From DXOMark:

Although we’ve not directly compared the two Canon 30MP full-frame CMOS sensors side-by-side in this review, it’s not surprising that the results for the EOS R are very close to that of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. Both appear to use a similar sensor, with some of the differences likely attributable to the increased number of AF points available in the EOS R.

While not possessing the low noise levels of the Nikon Z 6 and Sony A7 III, which have slightly lower pixel density and BSI architecture in their favor, the EOS R’s sensor is one of Canon’s best. It comes very close to the one used in the pro-level EOS 1Dx Mark II, particularly in its low light, high ISO capabilities.

With a low noise floor, the dynamic range of the Canon 30MP sensor greatly improves over its predecessors. The EOS R is much more capable of handling high-contrast scenes, thus allowing a photographer faced with protecting highlights at capture to lift shadows in post-processing without incurring some of the noise penalties. Read the full review

The review is mostly positive for the image sensor in the EOS R, and after using the EOS R for some time, I’ve found no issues with the quality of the image sensor. I’m one of those crazy people that doesn’t care about dynamic range though, which can bring about some fun conversations at parties.

Canon EOS Rebel SL2/200D replacement next from Canon?

Canon EOS Rebel SL2/200D replacement next from Canon?

By Canon Rumors | March 20, 2019 | Canon DSLR Rumors

Nokishita is reporting that the next body from Canon could be a replacement for the EOS Rebel SL2/200D, which was announced in June of 2017.

DS 126761

  • Digital camera (single lens reflex or RF mounting machine)
  • Made in Taiwan or Made in Japan (Oita Plant)
  • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth equipped (WM 600)
  • SKU: 3454C001AA, 3454C002AA, 3454C003AA, 3458C001AA, 3461C001AA
  • Battery: 7.2 V 1040 mAh (LP – E 17)

We’ve been told that an all-new 24mp sensor is ready to go,  and it’s possible we’ll see it in the next APS-C DSLR.

Canon USA lays off 60 employees from the camera division

Canon USA lays off 60 employees from the camera division

By Canon Rumors | March 19, 2019 | Canon Business General

We were told last week that Canon USA laid off 60 employees from the camera division shortly after WPPI this month. We were unable to confirm the information at that time, but it appears other sources have reached out to other media outlets to confirm the layoffs.

According to Newsday, a Canon spokeswoman said that the company “is constantly reviewing business needs and organizational structures to help ensure that we are best positioned for future growth and development. At this time, we are confident that with our new organizational structure, we are well positioned for future growth and success.”

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Firmware: Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro v2.0.0

Firmware: Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro v2.0.0

By Canon Rumors | March 19, 2019 | Canon Firmware

Canon has released new firmware for the RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro.

Firmware Version 2.0.0 incorporates the following enhancement:

  • Support for the “panning” scene mode with the EOS RP has been added. The “panning” scene mode reduces subject blurring and blurs the background when the lens is mounted to the EOS RP.

This firmware update is for lenses equipped with firmware version older than 2.0.0. If the lens firmware is already Version 2.0.0, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

The version of the lens firmware can be checked on the camera menu.

Download firmware v2.0.0 for the RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro

Firmware: Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM v2.0.0

Firmware: Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM v2.0.0

By Canon Rumors | March 19, 2019 | Canon Firmware

Canon has released new firmware for the RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM.

Firmware Version 2.0.0 incorporates the following enhancement:

  • Supports continuous shooting in silent shooting mode with the EOS R running Firmwmare Version 1.1.0 or later.

This firmware update is for lenses equipped with older firmware versions. If the lens’s firmware is already version 2.0.0, update is unnecessary.

The version of the lens firmware can be checked on the camera menu.

Notes:
EOS R Firmware Version must be 1.1.0 or later.

Download firmware v.2.0.0 for the RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Canon releases a product advisory for the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III and EF 600mm f/4L IS III

Canon releases a product advisory for the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III and EF 600mm f/4L IS III

By Canon Rumors | March 18, 2019 | Canon Business General

From Canon:

We would like to inform you of the firmware for the interchangeable lens “EF 400mm F2.8L IS III USM” and “EF 600 mm F4L IS III USM” for SLR cameras, which will be released soon.

Products

The following fixes will be incorporated into the firmware (Version 1.0.8), which will be released soon.

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