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Canon U.S.A. Introduces Its First Two 8K Broadcast Lenses

Canon U.S.A. Introduces Its First Two 8K Broadcast Lenses

By Canon Rumors | November 11, 2019 | Cinema EOS News

UHD-DIGISUPER 51 and 7×10.7 KAS S Lenses Provide Cutting Edge Imagery Solutions for Sports and Event Production

MELVILLE, NY, November 6, 2019 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of its first two 8K Broadcast lenses: the UHD-DIGISUPER 51 (SP51x15.5B), a long-zoom field lens, and the 7×10.7 KAS S, a portable zoom lens. These two new zoom lenses are compatible with 8K broadcast cameras equipped with 1.25-inch sensors.

“8K broadcasting equipment is the newest frontier for covering sporting events and documentary productions around the globe,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Through the addition of our first 8K broadcast lenses, Canon is cementing our position on the cutting edge of the latest ultra-high-resolution digital imaging solutions.”

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Interview: DPReview speaks to the “father of the EOS-1”

Interview: DPReview speaks to the “father of the EOS-1”

By Canon Rumors | November 11, 2019 | Canon Business General

DPReview had the chance to speak with two senior Canon executives, Mr. Toshio Matsumoto, Senior Principle Engineer, and Mr. Kazuyuki Suzuki, Chief of Operations, the former being known as the “father of the EOS-1” about the upcoming Canon EOS-1D X Mark III.

Here are a couple of questions related to the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III:

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Cue the head spinning, The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III to be 20.1mp? [CR1]

Cue the head spinning, The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III to be 20.1mp? [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | November 7, 2019 | Canon DSLR Rumors

Sometimes after we report something, it brings about some contradictory information soon after. Yesterday we reported that a source was “80% sure” than the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III would house a 24.x megapixel sensor.

This is what makes the rumor mill fun.

Shortly afterwards we were told by an anonymous source that the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III would actually sport a 20.1-megapixel sensor, which would mean it’s staying with about the same resolution as the EOS-1D X Mark II.  The source claimed to be “100% sure”.

If any of our known sources could corroborate this information one way or another, we’d appreciate it.

Remember, this a rumors site, contradictions in information happen a fair bit before the truth gets nailed down.

Firmware: Updates for the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III and EF 600mm f/4L IS III are available

Firmware: Updates for the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III and EF 600mm f/4L IS III are available

By Canon Rumors | November 7, 2019 | Canon Firmware

Canon has released new firmware for its latest super-telephoto lenses, the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM and the EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM.

Firmware Version 1.1.2 incorporates the following enhancements:

  1. Increases the manual focus speed when the manual focus speed switch is set to 1 or 2. *The speed when the switch is set to 3 (slowest speed) will be unchanged.
  2. Improves the image stabilization effect during handheld shooting with a slow shutter speed when used with EOS 5D Mark IV, EOS 6D, or EOS R.

*Enables a full-time manual focus function during Servo AF when used with the EOS-1D X Mark II. The lens must be sent to the Factory Service Center in order for this function to be enabled.

If the lens’ firmware is already Version 1.1.2, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

The lens firmware version can be checked from the camera’s menu.

Download the firmware updates: EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III | EF 600mm f/4L IS III

Check out the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM and EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM lenses at Adorama.

Patent: New big white lens designs for the EF mount

Patent: New big white lens designs for the EF mount

By Canon Rumors | November 7, 2019 | Canon Patents

Every so often we see new big white lens patents, and this time we get another round of designs for the EF mount. There doesn’t appear to be anything here that shows these designs are for the RF mount.

Canon 400mm f/2.8

  • Focal length: 392.56 mm
  • F no: 2.90
  • Image height: 21.64 mm
  • Lens length: 371.16 mm
  • Back focus: 59.99 mm

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How many megapixels will the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III have? [CR2]

How many megapixels will the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III have? [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | November 6, 2019 | Canon DSLR Rumors

The biggest question people have about the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III is what the resolution of the all-new full-frame sensors will have.

We have been told multiple times that two different resolutions have been tested for the camera, but a good source is “80% sure” the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III will come equipped with a 24.x megapixel sensor.

One of the select photographers that have had the chance to touch the EOS-1D X Mark III said no memory cards were allowed into test cameras, but that in the coming weeks they’ll be able to make images with the camera, so the resolution should be known for sure before the end of November.

We’re also told that the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III will be officially announced near the end of January 2020.

Industry News: Leica announces the Leica SL2

Industry News: Leica announces the Leica SL2

By Canon Rumors | November 6, 2019 | Industry News

New camera resets the tone for the mirrorless market

November 6, 2019 – Building on the foundation established in 2015 with the visionary Leica SL-System, Leica Camera proudly introduces the Leica SL2, the storied brand’s new icon and next evolutionary step towards building the perfect all-purpose camera. By listening closely to the valued feedback of photographers and existing SL owners, Leica made many efforts to push the envelope of technological innovation and performance while respecting its heritage of design and legacy. In addition to a technical marvel of pure performance and unmatched build quality, the Leica SL2 is also a joyous experience to use with improved ergonomics and more comfortable grip married to the well-established, simplified three-button control layout, further unifying the Leica design language across multiple product lines. While cutting-edge new features such as in-body image stabilization unlocks newfound potential from legendary Leica M-Lenses, it simultaneously augments the growing selection of SL-Lenses which are some of the finest optics Leica has ever produced. The Leica SL2 is the natural evolution of the innovative Leica SL, serving as a groundbreaking embrace of the future of digital photography and videography while paying homage to its respected history and lineage.

Preorder the Leica SL2 at Adorama

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Canon officially announces the Canon EOS Ra astrophotography camera

Canon officially announces the Canon EOS Ra astrophotography camera

By Richard | November 6, 2019 | Canon EOS R

Introducing the EOS Ra Camera with Specialized Filtration that Delivers Four Times Greater Hydrogen-alpha Wavelength (656.3 nm) Transmittance Compared to the EOS R

MELVILLE, N.Y., November 5, 2019 — In the words of poet Quintus Ennius, “No one regards what is before his or her feet; we all gaze at the stars.” Helping to gaze and capture the beauty of the stars and beyond, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the company’s first full-frame mirrorless camera for astrophotography, the EOS Ra. This new camera was built off the EOS R system combining new features, such as four times greater transmittance of hydrogen-alpha (Hα) light of 656.3 nm compared to the original EOS R. For astrophotographers and hobbyists who enjoy capturing the detailed splendor of the night sky, the new EOS Ra will be an ideal camera to shoot with.

Preorder the Canon EOS Ra at Adorama

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Images of the Canon EOS Ra appear – UPDATE

Images of the Canon EOS Ra appear – UPDATE

By Richard | November 4, 2019 | Canon EOS R

Product images of the upcoming EOS Ra have appeared.  It’s very likely we’ll see this camera very shortly.

The EOS-Ra is an EOS R with a sensor modification that allows for h-Alpha wavelengths to pass through unimpeded by the IR cut filter that sits in front of the sensor.  Normally a stock IR Cut filter that digital cameras employ has around a 2-3 stop loss at the h-Alpha wavelength of 656.28nm.

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Here are a couple of Canon EOS M6 Mark II reviews

Here are a couple of Canon EOS M6 Mark II reviews

By Richard | November 3, 2019 | Canon Reviews

If you are a Canon RF user, even if you aren’t interested in buying the M6 Mark II you should be interested in the reviews as it’s a precursor to better performance on the EOS RF mount.  The M6 Mark II gives us a glance into a future world of high performance Canon mirrorless cameras.

The M6 Mark II is quite the little camera, and I am certainly looking forward to it being in my greedy little hands soon.

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