Canon Documentary Filmmaking Tutorial (Canon XA 25/20)

A tutorial about documentary  filming with the run-and-gun camcorders Canon XA25 and XA20 by CanonUSA on YouTube.

Learn how to use the features and functions of the XA25/20 professional camcorder in these instructional tutorials shot on location and hosted by Canon Digital Learning Center contributor Jem Schofield. This video series shows how to leverage the small form factor and the run-and-gun ENG style of the camera to make the most of your production in any situation. In this episode, Jem goes through autofocus controls including face detection, custom control dial, manual controls, and utilizing the built in 20X optical zoom with image stabilization while Mighty shoots a documentary

Canon Documentary Filmmaking


Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L Listed Again On Canon Germany’s Website


This morning I reported that the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L lens was no longer listed on Canon Germany’s website.

Now it is listed again. I’ve speculated that the fact the lens was no longer listed could mean that a replacement could be come in the next time. This made sense since rumors suggest we will see many new Canon lenses at Photokina 2014. But since it is listed again it was probably nothing more than a mistake.


Adobe Lightroom 5.6 and Camera RAW 8.6 Released

Adobe Lightroom 5.6

Adobe released Lightroom 5.6 (Mac | Win) and Camera RAW 8.6 and DNG C0nverter 8.6 (Mac | Win)

Support for the following Canon lenses or third party lenses for Canon mount has been added:

  • Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
  • Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC
  • Tamron 18-200 f/3.5-6.3 DiIII VC

For more information (bug fixes etc):


Canon Set To Announce A Lot Of Products For Photokina (?)


I have been told (thanks) that Canon will announce many new products for Photokina. Not only the replacement for the EOS 7D, but also a bunch of lenses. The 7D replacement is said to come with a lot of high-end features, and again a “new sensor technology” was mentioned.

The rumor appears to be pretty plausible, others also got similar information. See also the teaser by Canon India, which appears to point to the replacement for the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS lens, or at least for a new lens (pic above).

It’s getting hot, we will see a lot of leaks in the next weeks. Stay tuned…