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March 27, 2010
Posted in News

The 10 most sold Canon lenses in Japan

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BCNranking just published the lens sales ranking for January-Febraury 2010.

The following lens list contains the 10 most sold EOS mount lenses (including third-party producer like Sigma)

1 Canon EF50mm F1.8 II
2 Canon EF100mm F2.8L IS USM
3 Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 DiII VC LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO
4 Canon EF-S10-22mm F3.5-4.5 USM
5 Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM
6 Canon EF70-200mm F4L IS USM
7 Canon EF-S60mm F2.8 USM
8 Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM
9 Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS
10 Canon EF-S18-200mm F3.5-5.6 IS
March 22, 2010
Posted in Rumors

Canon is working on a new mirrorless system (Amateur Photographer)

Amateur Photographer spotted a statement of a Canon officer which told on “Photo Trade Express” that

Canon is proceeding with the development of a mirror-less interchangeable lens camera to compete against models launched by Panasonic, Olympus and Samsung.

March 21, 2010
Posted in News

Canon EOS Movie Plug In “E1″ For Final Cut Pro.

Cinema5d.com just noticed that a new Canon plugin is available for Final Cut Pro.

According to Canon: “the H.264 compression format requires that files be transcoded into a format better suited to editing, effects, and color grading; this would usually be Apple ProRes. The transcoding to ProRes can be a fairly time- and processor-heavy intermediary step that pays off later with superior speed once the post production process begins. That’s where EOS Movie Plugin-E1 comes in: It doesn’t eliminate the need for transcoding, but it includes several improvements in functionality and interface, making the experience of editing EOS HD Video footage with Final Cut Pro as fast and seamless as possible.

download the plugin: usa.canon.com

March 18, 2010
Posted in Rumors

Rumor: Canon videocamera with APS-C sensor

That’s good that I had german at school. According to Frank Glencairn (a german Cinematographer) “a little bird whispered him some details about the new Canon camcorder

He says: “The prototype, which is currently being tested in Europe is still a long way away from the production stage. There are problems with moire (possibly because of the line-skipping). The chip itself is sealed, but the results look very similar to those of the 7D.
Canon is obviously aware of the problem and is therefore planning to test later this year, a different sensor.
According to a Canon employee Canon wants to archieve a “RED 2K quality for about half the price”. The new (4:2:2) codec from Canon is not yet implemented in the prototype.

Similar rumors are floating around the web since months. That doesn’t mean that the camera prototype really exists…

March 16, 2010
Posted in News

New Canon 5DmarkII firmware

Firmware Version 2.0.3 incorporates five enhancements to the movie function and a fix to the manual sensor cleaning function of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera.

1. Adds or changes the following movie frame rates.

NTSC:
* 1920×1080 : 30 fps (changed – actual 29.97 fps)
* 1920×1080 : 24 fps (added – actual 23.976 fps)
* 640×480 : 30 fps (changed – actual 29.97 fps)
PAL:
* 1920×1080 : 25 fps (added – actual 25.0 fps)
* 1920×1080 : 24 fps (added – actual 23.976 fps)
* 640×480 : 25 fps (added – actual 25.0 fps)

2. Adds a function for manually adjusting the sound recording level (64 levels).
3. Adds a histogram display (brightness or RGB) for shooting movies in manual exposure.
4. Adds shutter-priority AE mode (Tv) and aperture-priority AE (Av) mode to the exposure modes for shooting movies.
5. Changes the audio sampling frequency from 44.1 KHz to 48 KHz.
6. Fixes a phenomenon where communication between the camera and the attached lens is sometimes interrupted after manual sensor cleaning. (This phenomenon only affects units with Firmware Version 1.2.4.)

Download the firmware: http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/firm-e/eos5dmk2/firmware.html

March 15, 2010
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Nintendo DS controlled Canon 50D DSLR

The “crazy” guys from hdrlabs.com were able to jailbreak the Canon software. One thing you can do is use the Nintendo DS as control for Canon DSLRs. We also found a youtube video which shows such a control.
What can you do with the Nintendo?
You will be able to capture timelapse shots with a built-in alarm and triggering the shutter by clapping your hands instead of pressing the button!

Visit their website to learn more: http://www.hdrlabs.com/occ/index.html


via: electronista.com

March 15, 2010
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