Canon introduces Two PL-Mount Cine Lenses with full 4K performance!

Surprise Surprise! Right before the start of the NABshow in Las Vegas Canon announced two new PL-mount Cine lenses. Those High-quality Cine lenses can deliver a full 4K performance. The two lenses specs:
14.5-60mm f/2.6
30-300mm (no info about the aperture)

I guess many of our Canon readers would have loved to see such monster-zoom lenses with EOS instead of PL mount. Imagine the 14.5-60mm f/2.6 zoom on your Canon 5D markII. Every filmmaker would buy it!

Read the press release to learn more:

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Canon goes to Hollywood!

Canon makes a major step towards cinema and low budget cinematographers dream.

Alliance Technicolor & Canon USA
Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH) announced that “it has formed a strategic alliance with Canon USA, Inc. to leverage Technicolor’s color-science in the development of a suite of creative tools for cinematographers to facilitate greater usability and integration of Canon EOS DSLR cameras into the motion picture and television production pipeline.

The new suite of creative tools will be inaugurated with Technicolor’s CineStyle, that coupled with Technicolor’s Digital Printer Lights™, will provide a more seamless pipeline, from principal photography into editorial, for projects filmed using Canon EOS DSLR cameras. Technical tests have been conducted with various camera-lens configurations under the supervision of Technicolor color-scientists with a number of renowned cinematographers.

Technicolor, once again, is taking an innovative leadership position by their very forward-looking development of tools and workflows to support the deployment of Canon’s EOS DSLR’s into motion picture production,” stated cinematographer, and past ASC president, Daryn Okada.”

Read the press release from Technicolor.

Barclays says: Because of the earthquake earnings will be 27 percent lower!

Doh! Barclays”predicts” that “Canon’s earnings this year will probably be 27 percent lower than previously estimated after last month’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan damaged factories and choked supply of components“. The cause are the “extensive damage at Canon’s plant in Utsunomiya, Tochigi prefecture, and difficulty in getting parts and materials will likely pressure production of cameras, lenses, copiers and chip- making equipment“.
And if the Fukisuhima power plant will be fixed than “production will probably return to normal from the quarter starting in July“.

Let’s cross the finger…

Canon and Japan quake

Yesterday , April 4, Canon Australia published a report about the impact of the Japanese earthquake.

Unfortunately today we can’t find the article that yesterday, 4 April, was on line, but The National Business Review of New Zealand and ARN net confirm the source and the content of the text.

Then, the report:

Canon Oceania outlines local impact of the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

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Just released EOS 60D Firmware Version 1.0.9

Canon has just announced the EOS 60D firmaware update Version 1.0.9. with the following fixes and changes:

  • “Filter “art” is used in markets outside Japan, the display of “Creative Filters” (written in Japanese: Creative Filter) name to Unified. (The change in Japanese only. There is no change for non-Japanese.)
  • Custom Function C. Fn II-1 (when the second long exposure noise reduction) to “2:” setting mode immediately after a quick shot live at least 5 seconds and the second shutter (AF) to When you do, symptoms may be corrected with a camera malfunction.
  • In operating the camera with EOS Utility, press the Live View Remote Shooting after shooting in, when the video Sugu Hazime Hiraku, Fixes a phenomenon may cause abnormal operation of the camera.

 

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