Interview With Canon At Photokina 2014 (EOSHD)

Photokina 2014

The folks at EOSHD interviewed Jörg Ammon and John Morris of Canon Europe. The interview touches different topics, from the EOS 7D Mark II to Magic Lantern.

Some excerpts:

[does the 7D Mark II have] the same sensor as the 70D?

It’s not exactly the same, same technology but a little refined.

[asked about 4K video, Jörg Ammon from Canon Germany says]

For most people 4K isn’t the right thing because all the surrounding equipment isn’t fit for 4K. If you edit full HD on your own PC or laptop it needs a lot of time, and it will take 4x more to edit 4K material.

There’s a way to get better quality from the Canon cameras, and that’s to install Magic Lantern. It gives you a lovely image, with raw video. Isn’t that something Canon should support?

Jorg Amonn: We can’t say anything on the Magic Lantern side! Tricky subject.

John Morris: There’s no guarantee on it, and no manufacturer will support a third party firmware update.

There is more in the interview with EOSHD

Photokina 2014

In Germany Wex Photographie is accepting pre-orders for the EOS 7D Mark II (€1,699). The new EOS 7D Mark II can be pre-ordered also in the USA. Shipment is expected for November 2014 and orders will be shipped on a first come first serve basis:

World-wide pre-order links after the break


Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport Overview (video)

SIGMA on Youtube posted an overview of Sigma’s new 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport lens (announcement).

Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport

  • Canon EF Lens/Full Frame
  • Aperture Range: f/5-6.3 to 22
  • Two FLD and Three SLD Elements
  • Hyper Sonic Motor AF System
  • Optical Stabilizer with Accelerometer
  • Zoom Lock & Manual Override Switches
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 102.4″
  • Splash and Dust Proof Mount
  • Lens Hood & Rotatable Tripod Collar
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

There are 2 versions of this lens, the “Sport” and the “Contemporary”.

  • 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports – $1.999 – Adorama | B&H Photo
  • 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary – B&H Photo
[via SR]

Canon And Stella McCartney Announce Limited Edition Camera Bag

 Stella McCartney

From the series “we report everything Canon does”… :-) More information about the “limited edition lady camera bag” here.

Canon press release:

Canon and Stella McCartney unveil limited edition camera bag collaboration

Canon UK, 15 September 2014 – Canon and Stella McCartney have announced an exclusive collaboration unveiling the limited edition Linda camera bag. Named after Stella’s mother and specially designed for the Canon EOS 100D White, the Linda camera bag combines fashion and technology with creativity and style.