Canon EOS-1D X Mark II review (borderline-indestructible, DPReview)

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Review (borderline-indestructible, DPReview)

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II at a glance:

  • 20.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6+ Image Processors
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • DCI 4K Video at 60 fps, 8.8MP Still Grab
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF II
  • Native ISO 51200, Expanded to ISO 409600
  • 14 fps Shooting, 16 fps in Live View
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF

DPReview published their Canon EOS-1D X Mark II review, Canon’s new flagship DSLR. There is a lot the reviewer have to say about this “borderline-indestructible” camera. From the conclusion:

The EOS 1D X Mark II is a worthy successor to Canon’s 1D series of professional cameras. It gains an improved AF system with greater coverage, significantly improved dynamic range, and a virtually limitless Raw buffer when shooting with CFast cards. Additionally, the camera now includes top notch 4K video with beautiful color straight out of the camera. When combined with Canon’s class leading dual-pixel AF system for video, it’s easy to get great video without being an expert. This is a camera that sports, action, and event photographers will love.

About image quality:

Canon has been making strides in its sensor technology, resulting in markedly increased dynamic range at low ISO values compared to its predecessor

Guess this is what you expect from Canon’s top of the line DSLR, which btw sells at $5,999, and that isn’t exactly anyones budget.

eos-1d x mark ii

[via DPReview]

Canon EOS-1D C killer deal, $3000 off, now on sale at $4,999 (expires soon)

Canon EOS-1D C Killer Deal, $3000 Off, Now On Sale At $4,999 (expires Soon)

Canon EOS-1D C at a glance:

  • 18.1Mp CMOS Sensor
  • 4K Cinematic Quality Video
  • 1920 x 1080 Full HD Video
  • Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors
  • 3.2″ LCD Screen
  • Eye-Level Pentaprism Viewfinder
  • Dual CF Card Recording Media
  • Canon EF Lens Mount
  • Magnesium Alloy Body
  • 61-Point High Density Auto Focus

B&H Photo has the Canon EOS-1D C discounted by $3000. The EOS-1D C is on sale at $4,999. Expires 7/31, or when supply runs out.

EDIT: Adorama also has the EOS-1D C at $4,999.

Tamron patent for 20mm f/2 image stabilised lens

Tamron 20mm f/2

Tamron 20mm f/2 Di VC USD

Tamron filed a patent for what may become a rather interesting lens: a 20mm f/2 with image stabilisation (called VC, vibration control by Tamron).

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-126279
    • Published 2016.7.11
    • Filing date 2015.1.8
  • Example
    • f = 20.60
    • FNo. = 2.05
    • ω = 46.81
    • Ym = 21.633
    • BF 38.2971 – 38.3188
  • Tamron patent
    • Negative ShiboTadashi
    • Rear focus
    • Anti-vibration (a part of the first group)
[via Egami]

Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM hands-on reviews and sample pictures

Canon EF-M 28mm F/3.5 Macro IS STM Hands-on Reviews And Sample Pictures

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At a glance:

  • EF-M Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 44.8mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Maximum Aperture: f/3.5
  • One UD Element & Two Aspherical Elements
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Hybrid IS Image Stabilization
  • Maximum Magnification: 1.2x
  • Super Macro Setting for 3.7″ Min. Focus
  • Built-In Macro Lite LED
  • Retractable Design for Compact Profile

The Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM appears to fly a bit under the radar. But what looks like a rather “meh” lens (given a slow f/3.5) may turn out to be much cooler than most people thinks. It’s also the first maco lens for the EOS M system.

The EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM has a retractable design, built-in led lights, it’s image stabilized, and it has a 1:2 super-macro mode. So, it’s not just another 28mm lens with a slow aperture. Last but not least: it comes at an affordable price (under $300).

Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM hands-on review at DPReview

Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM Real world sample pictures at DPReview

Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM sample picture by Dustin Abbott

Below: Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM | First Look and Features

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Canon cuts profit forecast as post-Brexit yen strength bites, Reuters reports

canon rumors

Reuter reports:

Canon Inc cut its full-year profit forecast on Tuesday, becoming Japan’s first major technology company to report a weaker outlook on the yen’s surge following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

The world’s biggest maker of cameras and printers forecast group operating profit of 265 billion yen ($2.54 billion) for the year through December, from 300 billion yen estimated three months prior.

The new forecast, Canon’s second downward outlook revision this year, is below market expectations of 297 billion yen, based on estimates of 17 analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters.

The company also said that for the quarter through June, operating profit fell 35 percent to 68.6 billion yen, missing the 81.9 billion yen average of five analyst estimates.

Read the story at Reuters…

“Vorticity” is a jaw-dropping tornado time-lapse (shot with EOS 5Ds R)

“Vorticity” Is A Jaw-dropping Tornado Time-lapse (shot With EOS 5Ds R)

I featured works by Mike Olbinski in the past. He makes amazing time-lapse videos like this one. Vorticity is Olbinski’s latest time-lapse video, and it is all about chasing tornados. He writes:

I had three goals this spring: Get a tornado on time-lapse, capture the best footage I possibly could, and chase as much as my schedule would allow. That ended up totalling 18 chase days. 20,000 miles driven. Almost 60,000 time-lapse frames shot. Nine total states. Hours and hours and hours of editing. All between April 15th and June 15th.

Mike Olbinski shot Vorticity using a Canon EOS 5Ds R, EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 11-24mm f/4, EF 16-35mm, and 35mm, 50mm, 135mm lenses. You can read Olbinski’s description of Vorticity here. Enjoy the video!