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November 30, 2012
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November 30, 2012
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First Canon EOS 6D Video Footage -Update

The video above shows sample footage shot with a pre-production Canon EOS 6D by BBC freelance cameraman Johnnie Behiri. For the video above Behiri used the following lenses: Samyang 35mm, a Canon EF 70-200 f/4L, and a Tokina 11-16mm.

Behiri found the high ISO very clean and usable, but found moire to be too strong and the image to soft.

Behiri says that although the camera records very clean high-ISO footage (1250 is “very much usable”), the camera has a number of weaknesses as well, which include severe moire, a soft image, no headphone socket, and a lack of clean HDMI out.

The video below was shot using a Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L with ISO 800-1250.

In Behiri's own words:

Canon 6D is the latest in Canon’s full frame HDSLR family and honestly, there is simply no substitute for the full frame sensor “look”. The footage was taken with a pre production model camera and hopefully the video quality in the final version will be improved.

[planet5D via PetaPixel]

 

November 29, 2012
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Canon 6D in Stock in US! Test at Focus Numerique UPDATE

Adorama is also ready for pre-orders of the Canon EOS 6D. Click here to see all available kits and prices.

While BHphoto (Click here) is set to ship the Canon 6D tomorrow plenty of cameras are already in Stock and Shipping via eBay US:
The body only at GaryCamera (Click here) and PmiDigital (Click here).
The body with lens at
PmiDigital (Click here).

eBay deals found via Slidoo.

A new Canon 6D test has been published at Focus Numerique (tranlsation here).

UPDATE: Price drop on two Samyang lenses:
$70 off on the 35mm f/1.4 at Amazon (deal starts at 12.35pm) and at BHphoto (Click here).
$80 off on the 14mm f/2.8 at BHphoto (Click here).

 

November 29, 2012
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Canon EOS M Field Review

The Camera Store published a Canon EOS M field review video. Worth to be seen.

[via mirrorlessrumors]

 

November 29, 2012
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Magic Lantern Alpha 3 For EOS 5D Mark III Available

Next release of Magic Lantern for Canon EOS 5D Mark III available for download (here). New tweaks:

  • Histogram and waveform moved to bottom
  • New experimental display for focus peaking (extreme sharpness)
  • 16:9 bars for anamorphic preview
  • Focus box moves faster (not yet customizable)
  • After taking a picture and pressing Zoom In right away, you can scroll through pictures
  • Saturation boost when adjusting white balance
  • Warnings for bad settings (e.g. if you set picture quality to JPEG instead of RAW by mistake)
  • Dim the red LED while recording (make it less distracting)

Magic Lantern's homepage provides more information.

[via CR]

 

November 28, 2012
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BBC reporter Behiri shots with the 6D.

mmmm…Canon 6D (“beta quality”) test footage from Johnnie Behiri on Vimeo.

BBC reporter Behiri had the lucky chance to play with the new Canon 6D. And what came out from his testing you can see on the video on top. Enjoy watching!

And here in very short are his pros and cons:

Camera strengths:
-Full frame sensor
-Clean high ISO in video mode (1250 is very mush usable).
-Manual audio adjusting
-PAL/NTSC

Camera weakness:
-Severe moire
-Soft image
-No headphone socket
-No audio through HDMI while recording (for monitoring audio on new EVF’s)
-No clean HDMI output

November 28, 2012
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Impression From Myanmar (Mused By Canon EOS M)

Hi folks. Here are some impressions and pics from Yangon in Myanmar. Canon's mirrorless camera, the EOS M, is doing fine as travel companion. It is compact, doesn't get noticed (good for street photography), and it is robustly build. I appreciate the light weight, the sharp EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM kit lens, the well working image stabilization. And for sure it copes with heat and humidity better than I am doing. :-)

The auto focus didn't really let me alone so far, but it is true: I often wish it was faster. The best thing is to experiment around and to get an idea about how it works, and what setting works best for the need of the moment. I am mainly using Flexizone Single mode. Another point that I don't like is not having a flippable display. It would make some street shots easier, think candids. Though here people really likes to get photographed (but you always have to ask). The flippable display is something I wish Canon had added to the EOS M (along with a faster AF). If the AF is not working well enough, use a hyper-focal approach.

The EOS M is not a DSLR, though it has an APS-C sized sensor, and it has to used keeping this in mind. That's sometimes puzzling me, I guess I have to change my mindset a little bit. Am I missing the DSLR? Except for the times I need fast AF coupled with higher burst rate and fast tracking, not really. Having a camera such weight lighted yet delivering DSLR like image quality makes things easier in the tropics.

Pros and Cons update:

Pros:

It does anything you need, you have a DSLR in pocket format

a good allrounder

reliable results, even in difficult conditions

Cons:

It is not the best MILC for street photography

Battery lasts too little

AF!

Canon EOS M price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay

EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay

 

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