Canon Dual Pixel AF with Tamron SP 35mm and SP 45mm f/1.8 primes (both shipping)

Short video by Dustin Abbott showing Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF used on the new Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 VC and Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 VC. It’s not as silent as Canon’s STM lenses, but for the rest it seems to work good and smooth. Dustin Abbott also posted an exhaustive video review of both lenses. Dual Pixel CMOS Auto-Focus is featured on the EOS 7D Mark II and Canon EOS 70D, and on Canon’s Cinema cameras. Tamron’s new primes captured a lot of attention since they were announced. For a good reason. The SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD and the SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD are affordable, and have weather sealing and image stabilisation. That’s a lot of bang for $599. Both lenses are now shipping.


Canon EOS C300 Mark II impression by LensRentals


The folks over at LensRentals posted a first impression about the Canon EOS C300 Mark II. When talking about performance, they write:

Surprisingly, the thing that impressed me most in my time with the Canon C300 Mark II had nothing to do with resolution, bit rate, or dynamic range. Digital video technology has improved so much in just the last few years that those specs, while enormously important, aren’t enough on their own to make me choose one camera over the other. There are simply so many great digital cinema cameras on the market right now that it takes a wholly original feature to make a camera stand out. In the case of the Canon C300 Mark II, that feature is autofocus. Read the review at LensRentals.

What makes the auto-focus so powerful is Dual Pixel CMOS Auto-Focus technology, featured also on the EOS 7D Mark II and Canon EOS 70D. Below you see two test videos shot with the C300 Mark II. You may also be interested in a C300 Mark II white paper Canon recently published.

Canon C300 Mark II (B&H Photo | Adorama) specs at a glance:

  • New Canon 8.85 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
  • Dual Canon DIGIC DV5 Image Processors
  • Canon XF-AVC H.264 Codec
  • Internal 4K/2K/Full HD Recording
  • Twin 3G-SDI Outputs for up to 30p 4K
  • Full Manual Control
  • 1.77 Megapixel Color OLED EVF With Adjustable 60o Tilt Angle
  • Uses All Canon CN-E Cinema Prime and Zoom Lenses
  • Uses All Canon EF and EF-S Photo Lenses (Including Specialty Tilt-Shift and Other Models)
  • Built-In Mono Microphone
  • Removable LCD Monitor and Control Panel with XLR Inputs
  • Removable Hand Grip
  • Improved Low-Angle Camera Handle Extension
  • Built-in Dual-Band Wi-Fi for Remote LiveView Display and Camera Control


Canon Expo 2015 in NYC overview video (14 minutes)

Jared Polin posted a 14 minutes video where he reviews all the news and technological innovations presented by Canon at their Canon Expo 2015 in NYC. If you missed the event (it’s over now) and our coverage, then Polin’s video is right for you. Everything from the 250 and 120 megapixel sensors to the ISO 4.5M camera and the 8K video camera and displays is overviewed in a funny and entertaining way.

[via FroKnowsPhoto]

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV to be announced before NAB 2016? [CW4]

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV To Be Announced Before NAB 2016? [CW4]

Another rumor about the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV announcement. It is already common knowledge that the EOS 5D Mark IV will be announced in Q1 of 2016. This rumor isn’t ading anything new, it’s speculating about the exact date of the announcement.

The latest EOS 5D Mark IV announcement murmurings suggest Canon will reveal the EOS 5D Mark IV replacement before NAB 2016. The rumor says nothing about how far in advance of NAB 2016 we will see the announcement.

My guess is March 2016. For two reasons. Announcing the EOS 5D Mark IV in March would allow Canon to have it on display for both NAB and WPPI (the latter oriented to wedding photographers). And Canon did the same with the EOS 5D Mark III, announced March 2012.

It’s easy to rate this rumor CW4. The Q1 announcement of the EOS 5D Mark IV, beside being rumored by various sources since months, is just very likely to happen in the indicated time frame also because of previous announcements of the EOS 5D series.

If March 2016 will be the EOS 5D Mark IV announcement date, then we should see first possible specs around November – December. Stay tuned…

[via Canon Rumors]

Canon Rebel T5/EOS 1200D firmware 1.0.1 released

Canon Rebel T5/EOS 1200D Firmware 1.0.1 Released

Canon released a firmware update for the Canon Rebel T5/EOS 1200D (download here).

Firmware Version 1.0.1 incorporates the following fix:

1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the captured image may exhibit uneven exposure when the camera is used with a TS-E 17mm f/4L or TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II lens which is shifted or tilted during shooting.
Firmware Version 1.0.1 is for cameras with firmware Version 1.0.0. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.0.1, it is not necessary to update the firmware.