Canon developing portable zoom lens for 4K broadcast cameras

Canon Developing Portable Zoom Lens For 4K Broadcast Cameras

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TOKYO, August 25, 2015—Canon Inc. today announced that the Company is currently developing a portable-type zoom lens that realizes exceptional optical performance to support use with 4K broadcast cameras employing 2/3-inch sensors. Canon will exhibit the lens for reference at the 2015 Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Exhibition (BIRTV), to be held from August 26 to 29 in Beijing, China.

As 4K-resolution content, which traces its beginnings to the movie-production industry, continues to gain ground in the broadcasting industry, initiatives are currently underway to implement 4K broadcasting in countries around the world with an increasing number of professionals making use of equipment supporting 4K production.

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Canon announces 2015 Visa pour l’Image plans

Canon Announces 2015 Visa Pour L’Image Plans

To find out more about the latest updates and plans for the 27th Visa pour l’Image international festival of photojournalism, please visit the Visa pour l’Image website.

Press release:

Canon today announces its annual programme of activities for Visa pour l’Image 2015, the international festival of photojournalism held in Perpignan, France, taking place from 31 August until 6 September (pro week) with the exhibitions continuing until 13 September…

In its 26th year of partnership, Canon will run an inspiring and interactive series of events throughout the seven-day festival that champions the very best in photojournalism and reflects Canon’s passion for powerful images. This year the Canon programme will include:

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Canon EOS 5Ds R thoughts by Ming Thein

Canon EOS 5Ds R Thoughts By Ming Thein

Ming Thein posted the last part of his Canon EOS 5Ds R long-term review. He compared the EOS 5Ds R to the Nikon D810 (and other cameras).

Ming Thein is a Nikon shooter. He tested the EOS 5Ds R, and says:

It is clear to me that neither Nikon nor Canon can claim to be decidedly superior at the moment, each with their own strengths and weaknesses – much like their equivalent lens lineups. Canon lacks Nikon’s new f1.8G primes, but Nikon lacks all of the special purpose stuff and some of the zooms – there is no 17 TSE, for starters. There’s no question that if I were a Canon shooter, I’d be very happy at the moment: you have a tool that’s miles ahead of anything else in the system, can hold its own against the competition most of the time, and can pull ahead if the conditions are right. If I shot only subjects under which I could satisfy those conditions – in a studio, or perhaps landscape or architecture – it would be very easy to justify a complete switch.

And: “Since my glass investment is already F mount, it is with great sadness, I have to bid the 5DSR goodbye. I’m missing it already“. There is more. Considerations, comparisons, beautiful sample pictures. Read the review.

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