Time ago I wrote about the EOS-1D X and EOS 5D Mark III capability to produce multiple exposure pictures. This is a cool thing, if you have a DSLR that supports it. For the rest of us…there is an app. Jokes beside, Jan Shim found out that you can obtain the same results simply using Canon’s DPP (which is bundled with every Canon DSLR). DPP handles RAW and JPG files, and is a very powerful post processing tool. To create multiple exposure pictures you have to use the Compositing Tool (DPP’s Tools menu). If you check Jan’s post you’ll see how easy this can be accomplished with DPP. Btw, DPP features also an HDR tool. Anyone tried it out?
Super quick post to inform you that B&H will start shipping the EOS 1D-X by tomorrow, August 30th. Click here to order. $6.799. Limited quantity.
After comparing the new version to the previous one, I would have to say that it’s noticeably faster to grab focus, especially when working with moving subjects as I was. The IS is much more powerful as well. Before even looking at Canon’s lens specs, I noticed a change to the IS performance. Canon claims there is a 4-stop advantage from IS-ON to IS-OFF, which is double the advantage over the older version. There are three IS modes: 1 is for shooting stationary subjects, 2 is for panning in one direction, and 3 is for tracking moving subjects.
The EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM has a price tag of $10.500. Amazon has one (1) in stock (click here, also for product specifications). You can pre-order the lens at Adorama (click here) and B&H (click here)
- EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM:
- Redesigned Fluorite Optics
- Less Chromatic Aberration
- Magnesium/Titanium for Lighter Weight
- 3 IS Modes for 4-Stop Advantage
- Smooth Focus Change for Video
- Redesigned, Intuitive Buttons/Switches
[via Richard Bernabe]
Canon Introduces 2 Lightweight Cinema Zoom Lenses For 4K & 2K Cams (CN-E 15.5-47mm T2.8L & CN-E30-105mm T2.8L)
Big announcement day at Canon today. Two nrew Cinema Zoom Lenses: CN-E15.5-47mm T2.8 L S/SP and CN-E30-105mm T2.8 L.
New Precision-Matched Wide-Angle and Telephoto Zoom Lenses in Both EF and PL Mounts Enhance Canon’s Cinema EOS System
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., August 29, 2012 – As the production of motion pictures, episodic television shows, commercials, documentaries, and other program content increasingly transitions to digital, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, continues to provide innovative Cinema EOS products designed to enable the most discerning filmmakers and producers to capture their unique creative visions. The latest of these Canon products, two new compact and lightweight cinema zoom lenses available in both EF- and PL-mount versions, were first announced at NAB 2012 and have now been officially added to the Canon Cinema EOS product line. Designated as the CN-E15.5-47mm T2.8 L S/SP wide-angle cinema zoom lens and the CN-E30-105mm T2.8 L S/SP telephoto cinema zoom lens, both are engineered to deliver exceptional optical performance for the latest large-format single-sensor 4K and 2K digital cinematography cameras. Both lenses feature a compact, lightweight design to facilitate handheld and SteadicamTM shooting while also covering a wide range of focal lengths.
“These two new compact lightweight cinema zoom lenses provide exceptional optical and operational performance for creative film and television professionals. The Canon Cinema EOS line of high-resolution cameras and lenses is engineered to affordably serve the highest-performance needs of the production community and enable it to truly ‘Leave No Story Untold,’” noted Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.
A leading maker of precision lenses for professional digital photography, broadcast HDTV sports and news coverage, and many other markets, Canon has leveraged its years of expertise as a world leader in optics and imaging to develop the compact and lightweight CN-E15.5-47mm T2.8 L S/SP wide-angle cinema zoom lens and the CN-E30-105mm T2.8 L S/SP telephoto cinema zoom lens. Each lens will be available in both EF- and PL-mount configurations. (The EF-mount version is designated by the letter “S” at the end of the model name; the PL-mount version by the letters “SP”.)
Canon just announced two new Cinema Prime Lenses: 135mm T2.2 and 14mm T3.1)?
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., August 29, 2012 – Further contributing to the evolution of the motion picture industry, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the development of two new cinema prime lenses, the 14mm T3.1 cinema prime lens and 135mm T2.2 cinema prime lens, adding to the Cinema EOS lineup consisted of 11 EF Cinema Lenses.
Both the 14mm T3.1 and 135mm T2.2 cinema prime lenses will be engineered for exceptional optical performance for Canon's latest large-format single-sensor 4K and 2K digital cinematography cameras. As part of the Cinema EOS System, the lenses will be compatible with standard sensor sizes including Super 35mm, the standard format in the motion picture industry, as well as HD-compatible EOS Digital SLR cameras using 35mm full frame, APS-H and APS-C image sensors.