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Industry News: Fujifilm announces the GFX 100, a 102mp medium format camera

Industry News: Fujifilm announces the GFX 100, a 102mp medium format camera

By Canon Rumors | May 23, 2019 | Industry News

Press Release:

  • 100+ megapixel sensor in a 55mm diagonal length large format offers highest resolution in the history of mirrorless cameras
  • Fast, accurate autofocus with the world’s first phase detection system, 4K video capability, and in-body image stabilization in a large sensor format1.

Valhalla, New York, May 23, 2019 – FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation today announced the upcoming release of its flagship GFX100 mirrorless digital camera, incorporating a newly-developed 102 megapixel (MP), 55mm diagonal length large format image sensor that is designed to deliver image clarity and capability previously unheard of in the photography and video industries.

The GFX100 features several ‘world firsts’ for a large format camera with an image sensor larger than the 35mm (full-frame) format: including its 102MP back-side illuminated sensor (BSI), in body image stabilization (IBIS) and on-board phase detection hybrid auto-focus (AF) with near 100% coverage. In addition to pioneering features, the GFX100 is fully equipped with Fujifilm’s unparalleled color reproduction technology and film simulations. Resulting from years of research and technological innovations, the GFX100 will provide photographers with exceedingly high-quality imagery and best-in-class camera responsiveness for filmmaking and photography in a simple-to-use large format system with a growing selection of lenses.

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Industry News: Fujifilm GFX 100 specifications leak, 100mp medium format camera on the way

Industry News: Fujifilm GFX 100 specifications leak, 100mp medium format camera on the way

By Canon Rumors | May 21, 2019 | Industry News

Nokishita has leaked the specifications for the upcoming Fujifilm GFX 100, a 120mp camera they’re adding to their medium format GFX line which includes the original GFX 50S and the more compact GFX 50R.

The Fujifilm GFX 100 should be announced in a couple of days.

Fujifilm GFX 100 Specifications (Google translated):

  • Equipped with a backside illuminated CMOS sensor with 120 million pixels
  • High-speed image processing engine “X-Processor 4”
  • Achieves high-speed AF with up to twice the speed of the current model and excellent in moving object tracking
  • 3.78 million image plane phase difference pixels placed on the entire surface of the image sensor
  • The accuracy of “face and pupil detection AF” has dramatically improved
    • In addition to face detection of objects farther away, it is also possible to achieve high followability even when the face turns sideways or is blocked by an obstacle.
  • Equipped with a 5-axis camera shake correction mechanism in the body that has an effect of up to 5.5 steps
  • Equipped with 4K / 30P video shooting function
    • Recording to an SD card 4K 30p 10bit 4: 2: 0, recording to an external media via HDMI 4K 30p 10bit 4: 2: 2
  • The first “GFX Series” to be equipped with “ETERNA” mode
  • In addition to 3.2 type back liquid crystal monitor for three directions tilt, we adopt 2.05 type back sub monitor newly
  • The newly installed 1.80 top screen sub LCD monitor can use “Virtual dial mode” to display dial design
  • Newly developed 5.76 million dots organic EL electronic view finder
    • View finder magnification 0.86 times, optional EVF tilt adapter “EVF-TL1” can be attached
  • It supports “16bit RAW” “16bit TIFF” recording
  • Newly developed Smooth Skin Effect, a new function that automatically performs skin retouching
  • We realize small size, light weight of thinnest part 48.9mm, weight approximately 1400 g (we include two pieces of batteries, memory card, electronic view finder)
  • High dust and water proof performance and low temperature resistant structure with 95 places sealing
  • First to support “IEEE 802.11ac” as “GFX series”
  • Since two “NP-T125” can be mounted, approximately 800 images can be taken when using the rear LCD monitor
  • Power supply and charge from USB terminal is possible
A new Canon DSLR seems to be getting teased on social media by a Canon ambassador

A new Canon DSLR seems to be getting teased on social media by a Canon ambassador

By Canon Rumors | May 13, 2019 | Canon DSLR Rumors

Canon UK ambassador Andy Rouse has been active on Instagram apparently teasing a new camera body. I would think he’s not out using another company’s gear, so what could he be talking about?

He mentions using “new kit” and saying “I had to take the motor drive speed down from 30 fps to 5fps as I was taking too many sharp shots”

So what could he be teasing and/or testing? The obvious answer would be the upcoming Canon EOS-1D X Mark III. Andy was one of the early testers of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, so that’s not too much of a leap to assume. We were told back in February that testing had begun on the EOS-1D X Mark II replacement.

Is it possible that the EOS-1D X Mark III will shoot 30fps with the mirror locked up?

There’s also a possibility he’s testing out the new 32.5mp APS-C shooter that’s coming, but this is less likely. The mention of shooting stills at 30fps would probably be far too taxing for a 32.5mp APS-C camera, as the throughput required would be quite high. Although, it could be a lower megapixel feature to get the higher framerate while sacrificing resolution.

It could also be a new EOS R camera, as frame rate will likely be quite high on any sort of “professional” mirrorless body.

All of this could be much ado about nothing.

There is lots of discussion on our forum about Andy’s social media posts over the last week or so, you can check it out here.

The fastest memory cards for your Canon EOS RP

The fastest memory cards for your Canon EOS RP

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

Memory Card Guru has completed their memory card testing report for the Canon EOS RP. They have tested 60 memory cards and have ranked them based on burst speed and they also show memory card read speed.

Top 5 Memory Cards for the Canon EOS RP

  1. Angelbird AV Pro SD // Burst Speed: 171MB/s Read Speed: 304MB/s
  2. Toshiba Exceria Pro N501 // Burst Speed: 171MB/s Read Speed: 275MB/s
  3. Toshiba Exceria Pro N502 // Burst Speed: 169MB/s Read Speed: 274MB/s
  4. SanDisk Extreme Pro 300 // Burst Speed: 167MB/s Read Speed: 309MB/s
  5. Lexar Professional 2000x // Burst Speed: 164MB/s Read Speed: 309MB/s

Best Value Memory Cards for the Canon EOS RP

  1. Lexar Professional 1000x // Burst Speed: 70MB/s Read Speed: 166MB/s
  2. SanDisk Extreme Pro 95 // Burst Speed: 71MB/s Read Speed: 99MB/s

You can check out the full report here.

Tamron announces compatibility notice for Canon EOS RP users

Tamron announces compatibility notice for Canon EOS RP users

By Canon Rumors | April 17, 2019 | Canon EOS R

We would like to announce that we have clarified compatibility in general operations(*1) of following Tamron Di & Di II lenses on Canon EOS RP, which was newly released on March 14, 2019, with Canon “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”.

(*1) Defined to work on existing DSLR cameras

Compatible models (for Canon) for general operations (*2)

  • SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A041) for Canon
  • SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A032) for Canon
  • SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A025) for Canon
  • SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Model A022) for Canon
  • SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012) for Canon
  • SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F013) for Canon
  • SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F016) for Canon
  • SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F017) for Canon
  • 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037) for Canon
  • 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD (Model A034) for Canon
  • 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A035) for Canon
  • 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD (Model B023) for Canon
  • 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028) for Canon
  • SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011) for Canon (*3)

(*2) With the latest F/W version. Regarding the F/W update, please visit here.
(*3) Regarding the update service, please visit here.

Lens Update Service Information

How to Update

For other models, once we confirm the compatibility with Canon EOS R series and Canon adapter, we will announce the models sequentially at our support website. We are sorry to keep you waiting, and also ask for your understanding of the situation.

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Laowa OOOM 25-100 t/2.9 and 12mm t/2.9 Zero-D will make their North America debut at NAB Las Vegas

Laowa OOOM 25-100 t/2.9 and 12mm t/2.9 Zero-D will make their North America debut at NAB Las Vegas

By Canon Rumors | April 4, 2019 | Third Party Lenses

Press Release:

Anhui China, 3 Apr 2019 – Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer who had previously launched a number of unique Laowa camera lenses, is proud to display the new prototypes of Laowa OOOM 25-100mm t/2.9 and 12mm t/2.9 Zero-D in NAB Las Vegas show (Booth#C11738) and its the first time in America.

Laowa OOOM 25-100 t/2.9 Cine

Laowa OOOM 25-100 t/2.9 Cine is a high quality cinematic zoom lenses dedicated for PL/EF cameras with Super35-sized sensors. The name “OOOM” stands for “Out Of Our Minds” which properly describes our ideology of designing lenses. Unlike some other cine zooms in the market, the OOOM 25-100mm was designed with a goal to suppress focus breathing to the minimal at the beginning. Featuring a 32mm image coverage, the new OOOM lens covers a relatively bigger image than other S35 zoom lenses and should be able to cover most of the aspect ratios of cameras with Super35 sensors. The lens can focus up to 12.7” (32cm) away from the front element, which is comparatively closer than other lenses in the market with similar zoom factor. The 20 elements in 16 groups optics design successfully suppress distortion and chromatic aberration to the minimal and deliver outstanding resolution across the frame.

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Sigma Honored with Four Prestigious TIPA World Awards

Sigma Honored with Four Prestigious TIPA World Awards

By Canon Rumors | April 3, 2019 | Industry News

The most coveted global imaging awards given to three new Sigma Global Vision lenses; special industry award highlights the technology innovation introduced by the L-Mount Alliance

Ronkonkoma, NY – April 3, 2019 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, is pleased to announce its latest lens introductions and newly formed technology alliance, of which Sigma is a part, have been honored by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) with TIPA World Awards. Sigma 40mm F1.4 DG HSM Art ($1,399.00) won as the Best DSLR Prime LensSigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports ($1,999.00) took the title of the Best DSLR Telephoto Zoom Lens, and Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports ($1,499.00) received the accolade of the Best DSLR Professional Zoom Lens. The innovation behind the L-Mount Alliance comprised of Leica, Panasonic and Sigma were recognized with the Special Industry Award.

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Zeiss to launch new line of lenses dubbed Ventum, but they won’t be for your mirrorless camera

Zeiss to launch new line of lenses dubbed Ventum, but they won’t be for your mirrorless camera

By Canon Rumors | March 28, 2019 | Industry News

Zeiss is about to announce a new line of lenses called “Ventum”, but they don’t appear to be for your digital camera.

According to Nokishita, the new line of lenses are fixed focus and look to target the surveillance market and possibly drones? I’m not sure if there would be any other application for such lenses.

One interesting thing to point out is that there is an aperture ring, I’m not sure how that would work for drones and surveillance cameras.

No word on what the mount is on the Ventum lenses.

Industry News: ARRI announces the ALEXA Mini LF

Industry News: ARRI announces the ALEXA Mini LF

By Canon Rumors | March 28, 2019 | Industry News

Press Release:

  • Large-format ALEXA LF sensor in an ALEXA Mini body
  • New, cost-efficient Codex Compact Drive for fast and open workflows
  • New MVF-2 high-contrast HD viewfinder
  • Internal motorized FSND filters, extra connectors, and user buttons
  • Best overall image quality with much higher usable sensitivity

March 28, 2019, Munich – ARRI today unveils its new ALEXA Mini LF camera. Combining the compact size and low weight of the popular ALEXA Mini with the large-format ALEXA LF sensor, ALEXA Mini LF brings exciting new creative possibilities to ARRI’s large-format camera system. Robust and reliable, it provides the best overall image quality for large-format shooting and features three internal motorized FSND filters, 12 V power input, extra power outputs, a new Codex Compact Drive, and a new MVF-2 high-contrast HD viewfinder.

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Industry News: Legendary Leica dealer Ken Hansen is gravely ill

Industry News: Legendary Leica dealer Ken Hansen is gravely ill

By Canon Rumors | March 26, 2019 | Industry News

Over the last few months, legendary Leica dealer Ken Hansen has been battling some medical issues. Steve Huff is now reporting that Ken is, unfortunately, getting worse, and may not make it through the latest setbacks.

From Ken’s granddaughter:

Hello,

This is Ken’s granddaughter, Summer. Unfortunately, my grandfather is too ill to continue working. We’ve received some unfortunate news from doctors that all which could be done has been. He won’t be available for business any longer as he is quickly deteriorating and struggling. Thank you for being a customer of my grandfather and supportive friend.

All the best,
Summer

This will bring an end to a unique and heralded dealer of all things Leica. A man whose reputation within the industry is unmatched. Ken was unique in how he did business, there was no storefront, no web site outside of some sales on eBay. You simply emailed him directly and made your purchase. Ken sold new and used Leica gear to thousands of loyal and happy customers.

You can learn more about Ken and his legacy in the industry here and here.

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