November 7, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Another Mention of Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Coming in 2015


EOS 5D Mark IV
The EOS 5D Mark III

Northlight Images writes:

In a dealer sourced rumour, we’re again told that the 5D mk4 is due for launch at the start of February (in time for CP+ 12th-15th) along with ‘another Canon Pro DSLR’ around the same time.

This is not the first time that the EOS 5D Mark IV is rumored to be announced in 2015. So far very little specs leaked (and/or are speculated). Here at CW we got a rumor some time ago, saying the EOS 5D Mark IV will feature 4k video (which I really hope it will).

It’s still a bit early for reliable EOS 5D Mark IV rumors. Stay tuned…

November 7, 2014
Posted in Reviews

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review and First Impression by Tony Northrup

Tony Northrup produced a 40 minutes video where he introduces the new Canon EOS 7D Mark II.

Mr. Northrup expresses his thoughts also about the recent DxOMark figures for the EOS 7D Mark II sensor. As all Canon sensors, the 7D Mark II sensor scored rather mediocrely. On the other hand this measure has little to do with real life performance (2 | 3).

More about the EOS 7D Mark II can be seen here. The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is shipping in the US:

EOS 7D Mark II
November 6, 2014
Posted in Rumors

First Image of Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens Leaked

EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II

The first image of the upcoming Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens leaked at Digicame-info (translated). It definitely looks like the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L. Announcement is imminent.

November 6, 2014
Posted in News, Tips

10 Greatly Useful Ebooks About Street Photography (and they are free)

Street PhotographyShot in Dharamsala, India, by the humble editor of this blog (70D & Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 )

Books about photography are expensive, usually. The Huffington Post put together a select list of 10 free ebooks about street photography.

[via The Huffington Post]

November 6, 2014
Posted in News

Canon C300 Firmware Update Released (ver.

C300 Firmware
Canon EOS C300 (alongside EF Cinema Lenses)

Canon released a new firmware for the C300:

Firmware Version incorporates the following improvements and fixes:
1. Supports exFAT file system of CF cards over 128 GB, which decreases the waiting time required for accessing the card before being able to record footage.
2. Simplifies the process when fine-tuning the preset White Balance values.

Firmware Version is only for EOS C300 cameras with the Dual Pixel CMOS AF Feature Upgrade applied. If the EOS C300 camera does not have Dual Pixel CMOS AF Feature Upgrade applied, please download Firmware Version

Firmware Version is for Cinema EOS C300 cameras running firmware version If the camera’s firmware is already version, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Once the camera is updated to the latest firmware version, it cannot be restored to a previous version.

Download the firmware here.

November 5, 2014
Posted in Reviews

Canon EOS 7D Mark II DxOMarked

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

DxOMark tested the sensor performance of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II.

In the conclusion they write:

On paper, the Canon EOS 7D Mk II looks to be a solid choice for sports and action photographers, but its sensor performance is somewhat behind the best in class, at least at low ISOs. Relatively high noise, less discriminating color, and below-average DR at base ISO all continue to hold back Canon sensors against rivals, but that’s not the case at higher sensitivities. In fact, when light levels fall, the Canon EOS 7D Mk II performs competitively, even surpassing rivals slightly. If Canon could only address performance at base and low ISO, the EOS 7D Mk II would make a thoroughly convincing all-round choice, but in this category the Sony A77 II looks to be the more compelling option.

Well, we had more enthusiastic reviews about Canon’s new APS-C flagship (1 | 2 | 3). As often, real life performance and experiences differ from lab figures. For the DxOMark’s findings have a look at the review.

The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is shipping in the US:

The video below by CanonAsia is not related to DxOMark.

November 5, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal Alert: Canon EOS-1D X – $4,800

 Canon EOS-1D X Top Rated Plus sellerbigvalueinc (99.3% positive ratings) on eBay has the Canon EOS-1D X on sale for $4,799.99. Compare to $6,799.Free shipping in US and limited quantity.