Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II Review (DigitalRev)

Kai of DigitalRev reviews Canon’s new EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 II lens.

The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II is not a budget lens, selling for $2,199 B&H Photo | Adorama  | Amazon.

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II price check for your country: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA.

More EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II coverage here at CW.

Seasons of Change – Sample Movie Shot with Canon EOS 5DS

CanonUSA on Youtube posted this 3 minutes sample movie shot using a Canon EOS 5DS.

EOS 5DS and 5DS R previews and hands-on: Canon Japan’s EOS 5DS image and video samples and EOS 5DS R image samples. EOS 5DS and 5DS R preview at Photography Blog, hands-on and sample pics at ephotozine, preview at DPReviewCPN Europe ArticleThe Digital Picture. A tip about which lenses are best for the EOS 5DS at The Phoblographer. A more technical and in-depth article by CPN. First impression from the videographer’s point of view at EOSHDFotosidan interview with Mike Burnhill at CPS, Canon Europe to talk about the upcoming, high resolution Canon Eos 5Ds and 5Ds R (12min video). Hands-on video in Italian. Hands-on video in German.

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(Edited: CW1, fake) Canon EOS C700x Image and Specification Leaked (coming with global shutter and 4k?)


Hard to say if this is a reliable rumor, or not. Image and specs of an unseen Canon EOS C700x leaked over the web. There is more. According to the rumours, Canon may planing the introduction of global shutter and 4K video in the EOS Cinema lineup. It would also mean Canon is going to introduce a new model in their Cinema line-up. I prefer to rate this rumor CW3 for the time being.

The supposed specs are:

  • Effective Pixels: 4096 x 2160 Pixels; Approx: 8.85-megapixel
  • Sensor Type: CMOS; Global Shutter
  • Sensor Size 34.2 x 18.0; Cell Pitch: 8.2µm
  • Compression: 10-bit MPEG-2 Long GOP
  • Color Space: 4:4:4
  • Imaging Processor: DIGIC DV IIIa
  • GPS Location Sensor
  • MEMS Orientation Sensor
  • Extended Metadata Stream:*
  • All Frames Recorded with Following Data
  • GPS: Lat; Long; (degrees decimal) Elevation (meters)
  • Compass/Heading: (magnetic and degrees from true north)
  • MEMS Orientation: Roll; Yaw; Pitch (degrees decimal)
  • Date
  • Elapsed Time (HH:MM:SS.MILLISECONDS)
  • SMPTE Timecode
  • Scene-Based and Continuous-Run Frame Numbers (set from menu or app)
  • Shot Number/Scene Number/Text Description (set from menu or app)
  • Focus/Zoom/Iris/ISO

(*all metadata embedded as separate track into saved MOV file with simultaneous live output to USB port)

About our rumor rating:

  • CW1 – probably fake rumor, not reliable
  • CW2 – rumor from an unknown/new source, but otherwise at least a plausible rumor
  • CW3 – a 50% chance to be real, coming from a known source, or from new source with good insight in Canon’s business
  • CW4 – rumor from a known source that was right in the past
  • CW5 – as good as certain to be true