Canon EOS-1D X Mark II reviews and hands-on round-up

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Reviews And Hands-on Round-up

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

At a glance:

  • 20.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6+ Image Processors
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • DCI 4K Video at 60 fps, 8.8MP Still Grab
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF II
  • Native ISO 51200, Expanded to ISO 409600
  • 14 fps Shooting, 16 fps in Live View
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF

Time for a round-up of Canon EOS-1D X Mark II reviews.

Canon 1D X Mark II Field Test Part I (Big & bulky but oh so fast: The 1D X II hits the sidelines) – Imaging Resource

Canon 1DX II Field Test Part II: The flagship sports shooter taken out of its element in beautiful Newport – Imaging Resource

Moving on up: Canon Explorer of Light Andy Rouse on new possibilities with the EOS-1D X Mark II – Canon Professional Network

Field Review: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Performs Double Duty – No film School

Day at the track: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II samples – DPReview

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR Review (Full Resolution Test Images) – Shutterbug

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II: What you need to know – DPReview

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Canon EOS-1D X Mark II: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

Canon UK inspires tomorrow’s creative minds with Creative Media Camp

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Canon press release:

Canon UK inspires tomorrow’s creative minds with Creative Media Camp

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 11 August 2016 – Canon UK, a leader in imaging solutions, today announced ‘3 Steps’ as the winning team of Creative Media Camp – a summer camp, aimed at inspiring young people’s creativity. The initiative was run by The Essex Collaborative Outreach Network in partnership with the Ideas Foundation and Canon.

Twenty students took part in the programme at South Essex College, which ran from 1-5 August. Students attended workshops, led by industry mentors and university academics, to help them learn about courses and careers in the creative industries. The participants worked in teams to answer a brief set by Canon, related to storytelling around travel, fashion or sport. The purpose of the programme was to work collaboratively with companies to promote the creative industry as a place to work, to inspire young people to become more creative and offer a space for ideas and knowledge sharing.

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Canon patent for “teardrop-shaped” micro lenses (to reduce vignetting)

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canon patent

A Canon patent for teardrop-shaped microlenses for the company’s image sensors was spotted by Image Sensors World. Such a microlens design should cut vignetting and other color aberrations.

The present invention provides a solid state image sensor including a pixel array having a plurality of pixels arranged therein, each of the plurality of pixels including a photoelectric conversion device and a microlens configured to guide incident light to the photoelectric conversion device, the microlens having a lower surface, on an exit side of the incident light, which has a convex shape with respect to the photoelectric conversion device, with a vertex of the convex shape shifting from a center position of the microlens to a central side of the pixel array.

And…

The surface of each microlens 103 which is located on the exit side of incident light, that is, a lower surface 102, will be described. The lower surface 102 of the microlens 103 has an asymmetrical shape with a position nearest to the photoelectric conversion device 104 (a position at which the thickness from a center plane 130 of the microlens 103 is the maximum) shifting from the center position of the microlens 103 to the central side of the pixel array 110A. The lower surface 102 of the microlens 103 has a convex shape with respect to the photoelectric conversion device 104.

Each microlens 103 is formed from a material having a higher refractive index than a material in contact with the lower surface 102 at a position between the microlens 103 and the photoelectric conversion device 104. The microlens 103 is formed from, for example, a color filter material.

[via Image Sensors World]

How To Quick Start to Lighting with Canon Speedlites (video)

How To Quick Start To Lighting With Canon Speedlites (video)

Neat 15 minutes video-tutorial by B and H on how to properly do lighting with Canon Speedlites.

Speedliting expert Syl Arena was one of the first photographers to test the new Canon 430EX III-RT and he came away impressed. In his presentation, Syl shares his insights and tips about the Canon 430EX III-RT and how he creates amazing shots with Canon Speedlites.

Canon Speedlites: Amazon US | Amazon DE | Amazon UK | B&H Photo

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV shipping before September 14th, pre-orders available immediately after the announcement [CW4]

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Shipping Before September 14th, Pre-orders Available Immediately After The Announcement [CW4]

As we go closer to the announcement scheduled for August 25, more tidbits about the EOS 5D Mark IV come in.

According to new information I got (thanks), the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV will start shipping in the US before September 14th, and pre-orders will be available from the day of the announcement. Just come back here to find all the pre-order links.

Are you going to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV?

  • Yes! (47%, 2,322 Votes)
  • No! (30%, 1,471 Votes)
  • Not sure (23%, 1,145 Votes)

Total Voters: 4,938

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August 25/26 announcement information

The EOS 5D Mark IV will start shipping in the mid of September 2016. Launch price should be €3,799 in Europe and $3,299 in the USA. Please note that I am not 100% sure about the US price, could also be $3,499. Maybe $3,499 is more likely.

No price hint We know the price for the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM ($1,099) and EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM ($2,199) lenses. The EF 24-105mm will most likely start to ship with the EOS 5D Mark IV (it’s a new kit option), while the EF 16-35mm may be seen a bit later, probably in October.

The following gear (and new EOS 7D Mark II kits) will be announced to the world on August 25/26:

Have you heard about Dual Pixel RAW on the EOS 5D Mark Iv and what it can do?

Canon W-E1 WiFi adapter specifications and compatibility list leaked (7D2, 5Ds, 5Ds R) [CW5]

W-E1

More tidbits about the upcoming Canon W-E1 WiFi adapter leaked at Nokishita Camera.

The Canon W-E1 will be compatible with the EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R. The W-E1 is adapter is used in a SD slot, and when it is in use the CF card is required to store pictures (the compatible cameras have two memory card slots)

  • SD card-type Wi-Fi adapter
  • Compatible models
    • EOS 7D Mark II
    • EOS 5DS
    • EOS 5DS R
  • CF card is required when using the Wi-Fi function
  • Wireless standards: IEEE 802.11b / g / n
  • Communication range: abut 10 m
  • Size: 24.0 x 32.0 x 2.1 mm
  • Weight: about 2 g
[via Nokishita Camera]

Are you going to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV?

  • Yes! (47%, 2,322 Votes)
  • No! (30%, 1,471 Votes)
  • Not sure (23%, 1,145 Votes)

Total Voters: 4,938

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August 25/26 announcement information

The EOS 5D Mark IV will start shipping in the mid of September 2016. Launch price should be €3,799 in Europe and $3,299 in the USA. Please note that I am not 100% sure about the US price, could also be $3,499. Maybe $3,499 is more likely.

No price hint We know the price for the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM ($1,099) and EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM ($2,199) lenses. The EF 24-105mm will most likely start to ship with the EOS 5D Mark IV (it’s a new kit option), while the EF 16-35mm may be seen a bit later, probably in October.

The following gear (and new EOS 7D Mark II kits) will be announced to the world on August 25/26:

Have you heard about Dual Pixel RAW on the EOS 5D Mark Iv and what it can do?