First Canon EOS 6D Video Footage -Update

The video above shows sample footage shot with a pre-production Canon EOS 6D by BBC freelance cameraman Johnnie Behiri. For the video above Behiri used the following lenses: Samyang 35mm, a Canon EF 70-200 f/4L, and a Tokina 11-16mm.

Behiri found the high ISO very clean and usable, but found moire to be too strong and the image to soft.

Behiri says that although the camera records very clean high-ISO footage (1250 is “very much usable”), the camera has a number of weaknesses as well, which include severe moire, a soft image, no headphone socket, and a lack of clean HDMI out.

The video below was shot using a Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L with ISO 800-1250.

In Behiri's own words:

Canon 6D is the latest in Canon’s full frame HDSLR family and honestly, there is simply no substitute for the full frame sensor “look”. The footage was taken with a pre production model camera and hopefully the video quality in the final version will be improved.

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BBC reporter Behiri shots with the 6D.

mmmm…Canon 6D (“beta quality”) test footage from Johnnie Behiri on Vimeo.

BBC reporter Behiri had the lucky chance to play with the new Canon 6D. And what came out from his testing you can see on the video on top. Enjoy watching!

And here in very short are his pros and cons:

Camera strengths:
-Full frame sensor
-Clean high ISO in video mode (1250 is very mush usable).
-Manual audio adjusting
-PAL/NTSC

Camera weakness:
-Severe moire
-Soft image
-No headphone socket
-No audio through HDMI while recording (for monitoring audio on new EVF’s)
-No clean HDMI output

Impression From Myanmar (Mused By Canon EOS M)

Hi folks. Here are some impressions and pics from Yangon in Myanmar. Canon's mirrorless camera, the EOS M, is doing fine as travel companion. It is compact, doesn't get noticed (good for street photography), and it is robustly build. I appreciate the light weight, the sharp EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM kit lens, the well working image stabilization. And for sure it copes with heat and humidity better than I am doing. :-)

The auto focus didn't really let me alone so far, but it is true: I often wish it was faster. The best thing is to experiment around and to get an idea about how it works, and what setting works best for the need of the moment. I am mainly using Flexizone Single mode. Another point that I don't like is not having a flippable display. It would make some street shots easier, think candids. Though here people really likes to get photographed (but you always have to ask). The flippable display is something I wish Canon had added to the EOS M (along with a faster AF). If the AF is not working well enough, use a hyper-focal approach.

The EOS M is not a DSLR, though it has an APS-C sized sensor, and it has to used keeping this in mind. That's sometimes puzzling me, I guess I have to change my mindset a little bit. Am I missing the DSLR? Except for the times I need fast AF coupled with higher burst rate and fast tracking, not really. Having a camera such weight lighted yet delivering DSLR like image quality makes things easier in the tropics.

Pros and Cons update:

Pros:

It does anything you need, you have a DSLR in pocket format

a good allrounder

reliable results, even in difficult conditions

Cons:

It is not the best MILC for street photography

Battery lasts too little

AF!

Canon EOS M price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

 

Yet Another Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Review

Image credit: The Phoblographer

The Phoblographer posted their Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM review. Another very positive review of Canon’s cheap and sharp pancake lens. The reviewer was

[…] was extremely surprised with the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens, the image quality delivered was beyond what I expected from a lens at this price point. I do wish the manual focus feel was a bit more responsive, and the AF speed just a touch faster, but I can certainly live with it as-is and have no issues. For $150 (as of Nov’ 2012) I feel like this should be a no-brainer purchase if you want the smallest lens that Canon currently produces.

Pros and cons:

  • Tiny physical size
  • Accurate AF
  • MFD under 12″
  • Very, very good image quality
  • Better AF during live-view (on STM friendly cameras like the T4i)
  • Highly Flare Resistant
  • Inexpensive!
Minuses:
  • Electronic AF  motor means camera has to be powered on to retract lens
  • Slight lag when manually focusing
  • Not quite as fast as Canon’s USM lenses
  • Manual focusing ring is tiny (though this is unavoidable given the size of the lens)

Sample pics are provided. Check it out!

Product specs:

  • Continuous Autofocus for Video With T4i
  • Bright f/2.8 Aperture
  • Lightweight 4.6 oz Lens
  • Unobtrusive–Less Than 1″ Long
  • Aspherical Element–High Image Quality
  • Optimized Coatings Reduce Ghost & Flare
  • Exceptional Color Balance
  • 7-Blade Diaphragm for Beautiful Bokeh
  • Close Focusing to 11.81″
  • 64mm Equivalent If Used on APS-C Camera

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA