Today Only: Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EF/EF-S – $54.95 (reg. $79.95)

Vello Auto Extension

Only for today (12/2/2021) B&H Photo has a 31% discount on Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EF/EF-S with full autofocus support.

At a glance:

  • Shortens Minimum Focus Distance of Lens
  • Provides Macro Capability
  • Full Autofocus Compatibility
  • 13, 21, and 31mm Tubes
  • Can be Used Individually or Combined
  • Metal Mount
  • Lightweight Design
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mounts and Lenses

Get the Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EF/EF-S Mounts and Lenses on sale at $54.95. Compare at $79.95.

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Canon Makes The EOS R3 Sensor – Do They?

Canon Eos R3 Sensor

Remember the discussion about who manufactures the imaging sensor of the Canon EOS R3? At the end it looked like it was Canon to make it. But look at this.

Don’t get me wrong: I think Canon makes the sensor (and I also think it is not that important who does). However, if you search for Canon EOS R3 on specialized site Tech Insights, you’ll get a neat table with all the components and who manufactures them. And here it comes: they do not list Canon (or another brand) in the column where manufacturer should be listed. It’s just empty. Look at the image below.

eos r3

Remind that Canon itself stated that they make the imaging sensor of the Canon EOS R3. So, does the fact that Tech Insight does not list a manufacturer mean something? Some of the EOS R3 components are indeed made by Sony, as can be seen in the results table at Tech Insights.

Canon Patent: More RF Mount Lenses – 14mm f/1.8 & 20mm f/1.4

Canon Patent

And yet another Canon patent application for RF mount lenses. This time we have a 14mm f/1.8 and a 20mm f/1.4.

Canon patent application 2021-184030 (Japan) discusses optical designs for a 14mm f/1.8 and a 20mm f/1.4 lens, both for full frame mirrorless cameras, i.e. for the EOS R lineup.

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a single focus lens which is advantageous in terms of wide angle, small size and high optical performance, for example.

An image pickup optical system used in a photographic camera and a movie camera is required to have a wide angle, a small F value, and an image pickup optical system having substantially uniform resolution from the center of the screen to the periphery of the screen over the entire object distance. ing. In order to realize such an imaging optical system, a first lens group fixed at the time of focusing is arranged on the most object side, and a plurality of negative lenses are continuously arranged from the most object side in the first lens group. A single focus lens (single focus optical system) has been proposed. Patent Document 1 describes a single focal length optical system having a focal length of 24 mm and an F value of 1.4, and Patent Document 2 describes a single focal length optical system having a focal length of 20 mm and an F value of 1.4.

Example 1

  • Focal length 18.46
  • F number 1.73
  • Angle of view 49.53
  • Image height 21.64
  • Lens total length 144.17
  • BF 39.17

Example 2

  • Focal length 14.42
  • F number 1.74
  • Angle of view 56.31
  • Image height 21.64
  • Lens total length 151.49
  • BF 37.99

Example 4

  • Focal length 20.00
  • F number 1.46
  • Angle of view 47.25
  • Image height 21.64
  • Lens total length 146.11
  • BF 38.99

Example 5

  • Focal length 16.00
  • F number 1.74
  • Angle of view 53.52
  • Image height 21.64
  • Lens total length 127.35
  • BF 35.73

More Canon patent applications are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production are these:

[via asobinet.com]

Here Is What Next Firmware Updates For Canon EOS R5, EOS R6 and EOS-1D X III Will Deliver

Canon Eos R5 Review 8k Video Firmware Updste

Some pretty interesting firmware updates coming for the Canon EOS R5, Canon EOS R6 and Canon EOS-1D X Mark III. Downloads should be available soon. Courtesy of Canon New Zealand.

A lot of the interesting stuff is related to autofocus, as improved head detection performance to support helmets or goggles in winter sports, or vehicle AF. It’s all listed below.

EOS R5 Firmware Update Version 1.5.0

Firmware Version 1.5.0 incorporates the following fixes and enhancements:

1. Improves head detection performance to support helmets or goggles in winter sports.

2. Adds [Vehicles] selection to [Subject to detect] selection in the [AF] tab to support the detection of automobiles and motorcycles in motorsports. Adds [Spot detection] when [Vehicles] is selected as the helmet of the driver or rider*.

 *Detection may not be possible for ordinary passenger cars or bicycles, or for motorcyclists performing stunts or kicking up dirt and dust.

3. Improves detection performance for eye detection when:
 - there are shadows on the face.
 - hair is hanging over the eyes.

4. Adds support for torso detection of a person. If the eyes, face or head are hidden or cannot be detected, a person’s torso will be detected and tracked continuously.

5. Adds the ability to import manual white balance (MWB) data from the Quick Control screen when capturing still images.

6. Eliminates the center press operation of the multi-controller to prevent accidentally transferring images during FTP transfer.

7. Adds the ability, when using EOS Utility or Browser Remote for remote shooting with two cards inserted, to set the recording method and to select which card to be recorded to.

8. Adds [Suppress lower frame rate] to [Smooth] in [Disp. performance], enabling the shooting screen to be displayed with less drop frame rate even in dark locations.

9. Adds support for the RF 5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye lens.

10. Changes the default value of [FTP server] → [Passive mode] to [Enable].

11. Improves operation stability during FTP transfer.

12. Optimizes controls of In-Body Image Stabilization (IBIS) when using specific EF lenses not equipped with the image stabilization function.

13. Fixes an issue, in which noise occurs along the edges of bright subjects when using Canon Log for movie recording.

EOS R6 Firmware Update Version 1.5.0

Firmware Version 1.5.0 incorporates the following fixes and enhancements:

1. Improves head detection performance to support helmets or goggles in winter sports.

2. Adds [Vehicles] selection to [Subject to detect] selection in the [AF] tab to support the detection of automobiles and motorcycles in motorsports. Adds [Spot detection] when [Vehicles] is selected as the helmet of the driver or rider*.

 *Detection may not be possible for ordinary passenger cars or bicycles, or for motorcyclists performing stunts or kicking up dirt and dust.

3. Improves detection performance for eye detection when:
 - there are shadows on the face.
 - hair is hanging over the eyes.

4. Adds support for torso detection of a person. If the eyes, face or head are hidden or cannot be detected, a person’s torso will be detected and tracked continuously.

5. Adds the ability to import manual white balance (MWB) data from the Quick Control screen when capturing still images.

6. Eliminates the center press operation of the multi-controller to prevent accidentally transferring images during FTP transfer.

7. Adds the ability, when using EOS Utility or Browser Remote for remote shooting with two cards inserted, to set the recording method and to select which card to be recorded to.

8. Adds [Suppress lower frame rate] to [Smooth] in [Disp. performance], enabling the shooting screen to be displayed with less drop frame rate even in dark locations.

9. Changes the default value of [FTP server] → [Passive mode] to [Enable].

10. Improves operation stability during FTP transfer.

11. Optimizes controls of In-Body Image Stabilization (IBIS) when using specific EF lenses not equipped with the image stabilization function.

12. Fixes an issue, in which noise occurs along the edges of bright subjects when using Canon Log for movie recording.

EOS-1D X Mark III Firmware Update, Version 1.6.0

Firmware Version 1.6.0 incorporates the following fixes and enhancements:

1. Improves head detection performance to support helmets or goggles in winter sports.

2. Eliminates the center press operation of the multi-controller to prevent accidentally transferring images during FTP transfer.

3. Adds the ability, when the Rating function is assigned to the Protect/Voice memo button, for voice memos to now be recorded by pressing and holding the button.

4. Adds the ability, when using EOS Utility or Browser Remote for remote shooting with two cards inserted, to set the recording method and to select which card to be recorded to.

5. Changes the default value of [Connection option settings], [FTP transfer settings], and [Power saving] to [Disable].

6. Changes the default value of [FTP server] → [Passive mode] to [Enable].

7. Improves operation stability during FTP transfer.

8. Fixes an issue, in which noise occurs along the edges of bright subjects when using Canon Log for movie recording.

Canon Announced A 4K/HDR Professional Reference Display, It’s $14,299 And It Has A Handle

4K/HDR

Canon announced a 4K/HDR professional reference display that will sell for $14,299. But it is portable ;-)

Canon press release:

Canon’s New DP-V1830 18.4-inch 4K/HDR Professional Reference Display Features Improved Blacks, Wide Color Gamut and Wider Viewing Angles

The New 4K/HDR Professional Reference Display is Ideal for Use Inside Broadcast Relay Vehicles, Sub-Control Rooms, and On-Set HDR Monitoring

MELVILLE, NY, December 1, 2021 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of the DP-V1830, an 18.4-inch professional 4K reference display that features improved core components such as a high-quality display engine, a revamped set of high-resolution algorithms, new panels and a new backlighting system — all of which deliver an increase in image quality over previous Canon displays. Adhering to HDR standards1, the display features a compact and lightweight 18.4-inch panel that can be ideal for use in tight working spaces, including outside broadcast (ob) vans, sub-control rooms, and on-set production tents. The new reference display is poised to be a versatile tool for demanding industry professionals and can help support efficient workflows in a wide variety of working environments.

The display achieves a peak luminance of 1,000 cd/m2 for white luminance, which meets the parameters defined in ITU-R BT.2100 for HDR, as well as featuring an improved imaging engine. Compared to previous models, the display offers enhanced control over backlight illumination to better delineate dark and light portions of high contrast. With the help of these improvements, it is possible to accurately represent stronger and darker blacks, isolated black portions, and brilliant bright colors, even in challenging scenes.

Canon developed a unique LED backlighting system that produces a wide color gamut and supports the ITU-R BT.20202 standard. Additionally, Canon’s proprietary optical configuration helps mitigate luminance and color variations, providing an angle of view for the display that is wide enough to deliver accurate images when several people are viewing the monitor at the same time.

The DP-V1830 has a shallow form factor and weighs approximately 16.5 lbs. The display can be installed on 19-inch racks compatible with EIA standards3. This allows professionals the ability to use the display in existing broadcast and video production workplaces, as well as easy transportation to on-location worksites and production tents.

Summer 2022 Enhancements

The Canon DP-V1830 reference display is scheduled to receive a product enhancement in the summer of 2022 via a free firmware update that will include:

  • 2-screen / 4-screen individual image quality setting of input video signal
  • Chromaticity diagram (distribution display of all pixels)
  • Waveform monitor RGB Parade
  • SD-SDI support

The Canon DP-V1830 18.4-inch 4K/HDR Professional Reference Display is currently scheduled to be available in January 2022 for an estimated retail price of $14,299.00*. For more information, please visit, usa.canon.com/provideo, or watch our launch video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKh2ow3DrEU.