Review: Sigma 16mm & 30mm & 56mm f/1.4 DC DN For Canon EOS M

Sigma 16mm

A review for those interested in the Canon EOS M system: Sigma 16mm, 30mm, and 56mm.

Photography Blog posted their review of three Sigma prime lenses, the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary, Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary, and Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary lenses for the EF-M mount.

From their conclusion:

While the 56mm is undoubtedly our pick of the bunch, all three would make great additions to the rather threadbare camera bag of a Canon EOS M shooter.

This is especially true for the wide-angle Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN C and the short-telephoto Sigma 85mm F1.4 DC DN C, as there are no direct rivals in the Canon range […]

It’s a tougher sell for the Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN C because of the EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM, but even then the Sigma is pretty compelling simply because of its price […]

So, if you’re a frustrated Canon EOS M user who has outgrown their kit zoom and doesn’t want to adapt a Canon DSLR lens, the introduction of three well-built, high-quality, ultra-fast Sigma lenses in the native EF-M will be music to your ears.

Read the review at Photography Blog

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Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark III Announcement On April 20, 2020?

Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark III

Canon announced they will livestream a “virtual press conference for new professional imaging products and technologies” on April 20, 2020.

It’s likely that on that date Canon will announce a new Cinema camera, the Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark III. Some specifications already leaked:

  • The Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark III will have the same body as the C500 Mark II and use the same accessories
  • Just as the C500 Mk II, it has the same optical axis as the C200 and C700 cameras, so the bridge plates, shoulder mounts, and rod supports are the same
  • 4K super 35 sensor with the capability of recording 4K@120 without crop in Cinema RAW Light format
  • Dual ISO function when recording in XF-AVC
  • Anamorphic de-squeeze function and false-color built in for monitoring (no external monitor needed)

If you’re hoping Canon would announce the EOS R5 on April 20, 2020, you might get disappointed. We expect the EOS R5 announcement before Summer 2020.

All Canon rumors are listed here. Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Deal – $529 (reg. $799, today only)

Sigma 18-35mm F/1.8 Deal Art DC ART

Only for today (4/2/2020) B&H Photo has a very good Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 deal.

Get the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens for Canon EF on sale at $529. Compare at $799. Free shipping.

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 deal key features:

  • EF-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 28.8-56mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Five SLD Elements

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Canon USA Has A New CEO and President, Mr. Kazuto Ogawa

Canon Rumor Kazuto Ogawa

Canon USA appointed Mr. Kazuto Ogawa as new CEO and president.

Canon press release:

Kazuto Ogawa Assumes Role as President and CEO of Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc. Announces New Executive Appointments, Effective April 1, 2020

MELVILLE, NY, April 1, 2020Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce the appointment of Kazuto Ogawa as President and CEO of Canon U.S.A. Inc., effective April 1, 2020, along with other senior executive promotions.

Mr. Ogawa has almost 40 years of experience with Canon since beginning his career with Canon Inc. in 1981. From 1995-2005, he held positions with Canon Singapore, Canon Hong Kong and Canon China before returning to Canon Singapore as president and CEO. In 2008, Mr. Ogawa was named president and CEO of Canon Canada. He became an executive officer of Canon Inc. in 2011 and was appointed executive vice president of Canon China in 2014. He was elected as a managing executive officer of Canon Inc. in 2016.

“It is a great honor to take on this role as the new president and chief executive officer of Canon U.S.A., Inc., especially during a time of uncertainty when COVID-19 is impacting the global marketplace,” said Mr. Ogawa. “In this pivotal moment, our employees, customers, channel partners and other stakeholders remain our top priority and we all need to work together to navigate through this challenging time.”

Mr. Ogawa’s new role as President & CEO will be complemented with other senior executive appointments at Canon U.S.A. Inc., on which he remarked: “I’m pleased to acknowledge the well-deserved promotions of my esteemed colleagues. This leadership team exemplifies Canon’s dedication to growth and innovation and commitment to our values.”

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Canon EOS RP Review – Pro and Cons For Wildlife Photography, And Some Useful Tips

Canon EOS RP Review

Here is a Canon EOS RP review for wildlife photographers.

Brent Hall discusses how the entry-level Canon EOS RP performs from the point of view of the wildlife photographer, and he tells how to overcome the EOS RP limitations.

In this […] video, I go over my thoughts on the Canon EOS RP for wildlife and birding photography. I talk about the pros and the cons, how I deal with the lack of features, and give you some tips on how to set it up and wildlife photography in general.

More Canon EOS RP review stuff is listed here.

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Key features:

  • 26.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K and Full HD 1080 Video
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
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Canon EOS M6 Mark II Firmware Update Delivers 24p Video Mode

Canon Eos M6 Mark Ii Firmware

Canon released Canon EOS M6 Mark II firmware version 1.1.0.

Along with some bug fixes, Canon EOS M6 Mark II firmware delivers the much asked 24p video mode.

Canon firmware advisory:

Firmware Version 1.1.0 incorporates the following enhancement and fixes:

  1. The option to capture movies in the frame rate of 23.98p has been added.
  2. Fixes the phenomenon where the focus position of the lens returns to the home position if the camera powers off due to the “Auto Power Off” setting during Interval Timing shooting.
  3. Fixes the phenomenon in which, in rare cases, the camera may not autofocus at the edges of the image area.

Firmware Version 1.1.0 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.0.1. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.1.0, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

When updating the firmware of the camera, please review the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.

You can download firmware version 1.1.0 for the Canon EOS M6 Mark II here.

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Key features:

  • 32.5MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K30p & Full HD 120p Video Recording
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
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