Canon EOS 5D Mark IV sample pictures (DPReview)

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Sample Pictures (DPReview)

DPReview posted a set of sample pictures shot with the new Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (a pre-production model I guess). Moreover, raw conversions has been made with a very early beta build of Adobe Camera Raw. Hence, image quality may not represent the final shipping version.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV pre-order links after the break.

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Canon Cameras and Lenses Dominate Recent Sporting Events in South America

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Canon press release:

Canon Professional Services (CPS) Supports Professional Photographers Urgently in Need of Replacement Equipment

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 29, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that from August 6 to August 20, nearly 70 percent* of professional photographers on assignment in Brazil were Canon shooters. In addition, Canon brought a team of more than 70 highly trained technicians and support staff to Brazil this month to help maximize the uptime and performance of its professional broadcast and EOS imaging equipment users. Canon HDTV field lenses were ready on the evening of August 5 bringing viewers worldwide approximately 80 percent and nationwide 100 percent of the images they saw on TV.

“It is humbling to know that such a large number of the world’s most talented sports photographers relied on Canon equipment to capture this historic sporting event. Their iconic images from so many different events have been and will be seen by millions of people around the world for years to come. To support the needs of our customers and help them accomplish their goals, Canon Professional Services is always set up and ready at major sporting events throughout the year to assist by providing comprehensive equipment maintenance and repairs, extensive equipment loans and expert technical support,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc.

During the events, a photographer that had equipment stolen was quickly assisted by CPS staff so he could get back on assignment. According to Brett Costello, News Corp. Australia photographer, “The CPS team in Brazil was amazing. I was very upset at having my gear stolen on August 4 at a café and thought my ability to cover the coming events were over. When I told the Canon staff there what had happened to me, they didn’t hesitate in helping with the loan gear I required. Thanks to Canon I put the event behind me and was able to complete my assignments.”

The CPS team also:

  • Averaged a 12 hour turnaround time for products needing repair
  • Loaned 8,163 products with the EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR camera and EF 200-400MM F/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X being the most requested product loans
  • Had in stock 950 cameras and 1,500 lenses
  • Communicated with photographers in 12 languages

Canon Professional Services proudly attends to photographers at major sporting, auto racing, Hollywood, and political events throughout each year.

For more information about CPS: http://www.cps.usa.canon.com/

For more information about the EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR camera: http://usa.canon.com/EOS1DXMarkII

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Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens deal – $189 (reg. $269, today only, B&H)

Rokinon 8mm f/3.5

At a glance:

  • Ultra Wide-Angle 8mm Fisheye Lens
  • 167º Angle of View
  • High Definition, Aspherical Elements
  • For Use with APS-C Format DSLRs
  • Circular, Vignetted Image on Full Frame
  • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
  • Minimum Focusing Distance of 12″
  • Removable Petal-Type Lens Hood

Today’s B&H Photo DealZone deal, the Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye lens (Canon mount) on sale at $189. Compare at $269. Free shipping.

Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS replacement coming this year? [CW3]

EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS

A possible replacement for the Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS gets another mention. The Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS II is said to be the “first Canon lens with an LCD display built-in” but it is not clear yet “what information will be present on the digital display“. The lens is rumored to feature Nano USM and Canon’s latest image stabilisation technology.

I have to say that this rumor comes a bit as a surprise to me. I (and others) always thought the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS was the replacement for the EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS. It’s true that the former is an “L” lens and the latter is not. However, the non-L EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS has some “L”-lens elements, and hence it sounded plausible to consider the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS as the replacement for the EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS.

Stay tuned…!

[Digicame-Info via Canon Rumors]

Firmware update for Canon EOS-1D X Mark II coming soon, Canon article suggests

Firmware Update For Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Coming Soon, Canon Article Suggests

It seems Canon will soon release a firmware update for the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, a recent Canon Digital Learning Center article suggests.

Based on feedback from large photo organizations, news photojournalists, and so on, Canon has delivered a significant firmware upgrade for the EOS-1D X Mark II camera.  Firmware upgrade version 1.1 clearly targets professional users and organizations, but as you’ll see, some of these features may be useful to individual working pros or even serious photography enthusiasts.  We’ll examine what’s new in this firmware upgrade in this article.

In a nutshell: what’s new and different?

This new upgrade (version 1.1) addresses specific issues that professional news and photojournalism organizations have brought to Canon’s attention — we understand that not all of these will be important in more ordinary, everyday use to individual photographers. That said, the changes and new features that this firmware adds to the EOS-1D X Mark II camera are the ability to:

  • Install up to 39 items of IPTC information into the camera, and to add data (or deliberately not apply it) to images you take

  • Add set-up information for up to 40 new Wi-Fi® networks to a memory card, and load that data as a full set of possible Wi-Fi networks to select from for connection

  • Transfer only “protected” images via Wi-Fi

  • Retain GPS position data:  Continue to apply last known GPS location information to images subsequently taken, even if GPS connection is lost (photographer went inside a building, etc.)

  • Change LCD color tone (four pre-defined settings), to either approximate display from other cameras you’re working with, or to shift color tone based on ambient lighting as the LCD monitor is being used

The firmware is not yet available.