How to Film Films with Filmmaking with Ryan Connolly (and Canon, 4 videos)

CanonUSA on YouTube posted a four episodes series titled “How to Film Films with Filmmaking with Ryan Connolly”. The first episode (video above) is about choosing the right camera for your job.

The other three episodes are about Pre-production & Shot Composition (episode 2), Lighting (ep. 3), and Sound (ep. 4), all on show below. Enjoy!


Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens DxOMarked

Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens DxOMarked

DxOMark published their test results for the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens. From the conclusion:

As the replacement for the original model, Canon have improved just about everything they can from operation through to optical quality. However it’s the performance at the long-end that’s crucial and while Canon have made advances most of the gains are in the outer field where users of Canon’s crop bodies aren’t so likely to benefit. Sure the chromatic aberration is lower and sharpness at the edges is better than the old model but users aren’t going to see any improvement in the center.

The new model is also up against a capable and more accessibly priced rival in the form of the Tamron 150-600mm though it’s larger still and somewhat disappointing at 600mm. For all that, the Canon is an attractive option and a strong choice for the long term. Read DxOMark’s review.

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II price check: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Henry Canada | Newegg Canada | Alibaba | Adorama | Canon USA


Canon patent for EF 600mm f/4 DO IS USM lens


Canon filed a patent for an EF 600mm f/4 DO IS lens, i.e. a lens with diffractive optical elements.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-11171
    • Published 2015.1.19
    • Filing date 2013.6.28
  • Example 2
    • Focal length 588.30mm
    • Fno. 4.12
    • Angle of view 2.11 °
    • Image height 21.64mm
    • The total lens length 397.80mm
    • BF 2.02mm
    • Positive ShiboTadashi
    • Inner focus
    • Vibration control
[via Egami]

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II price will be $1,699 (announcement August 14) [CW3]

EF 35mm f/1.4L

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L

The Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II leaked a few days ago, and we are pretty sure it will be announced August 14 along with the EF-M 15-45mm IS STM.

CR got a tip from a retailer, suggesting the price for the new 35mm f/1.4L II will be $1,699. That’s all for the time being. No specs or other information regarding the lens.

[via CR]

Canon EOS 70D killer deals, bundles with PIXMA PRO-100 and more starting at $650


Adorama has a bunch of Canon EOS 70D deals that are hard to beat. You get $350 mail-in rebates (instructions) on each of the bundles. The offer lasts until Sunday, July 19. All three bundles come with:

  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13×19″, 50 Sheets
  • Lowepro Nova Sport 17L AW Shoulder Bag, Slate Gray

Three EOS 70D bundles are on offer, all with the bonus items listed above:

If you are comfortable with mail-in rebates, then these prices are hard to beat.

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