Canon Is Field And Studio Lenses Provider For NBC Olympics

Canon Rf 35mm F/1.2L EF Lenses Tilt-shift Lenses

Canon is very active at Olympics, providing gear for professionals. NBC Olympics is responsible for producing, programming and promoting NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Olympic Games.

Canon press release:

NBC Olympics Selects Its Field And Studio Lenses Provider For Its Production Of Olympic Games In Tokyo

Canon to Assist NBC Olympics in Providing Viewers with Outstanding 4K UHD and HD Picture Quality During Its Coverage of Tokyo Olympics

STAMFORD, CT, June 7, 2021NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, to provide a wide variety of 4K UHD and HD Field, Portable and Studio lenses for its production of the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, which take place in Tokyo, Japan, from July 23 – August 8. The announcement was made today by Chip Adams, VP of Venue Engineering, NBC Olympics, and Kazuto Ogawa, President and CEO of Canon U.S.A., Inc.

A broad array of Canon broadcast lenses will be used, including the UHD-DIGISUPER 90 long-zoom field lens, which provides outstanding 4K UHD imagery. Canon’s 4K and HD lenses will be at every venue and studio in Tokyo, allowing viewers to see NBC Olympics’ presentation of all the action. In addition, Canon service technicians will be on-site in Tokyo to ensure that every piece of equipment is in peak operating condition at all times.

“We are honored to once again be able to showcase our finest broadcast digital imaging solutions and to be chosen as the broadcast lens provider for NBC Olympics,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and CEO, Canon U.S.A., Inc.

“With today’s multi-format camera systems, Canon has shown that it is on the forefront of providing advanced optics for today’s UHD and HDR capable cameras, which we are utilizing at the Olympic Games,” said Adams. “The images, equipment and the support we receive from Canon are always exceptional and we look forward to partnering with them again for the Tokyo Olympics.”

About NBC Olympics
A division of NBC Sports Group, NBC Olympics is responsible for producing, programming and promoting NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Olympic Games. NBC Olympics is renowned for its unsurpassed Olympic heritage, award-winning production, and ability to aggregate the largest audiences in U.S. television history. NBCUniversal owns the U.S. media rights on all platforms to all Olympic Games through 2032. NBC Olympics also produces thousands of hours of Olympic sports programming throughout the year, which is presented on NBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, Peacock and NBC Sports digital platforms.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Firmware 1.3.2 Has Been Removed From Downloads

Canon Eos 5d Mark Iv Firmware

Thanks to the reader who tipped us with this.

The latest Canon EOS 5D Mark IV firmware version 1.3.2 has been removed from Canon sites. For the time being I have no idea what the reason might be. This is what Canon support says:

Thank you for contacting Canon. My name is ***** and I am happy to discuss firmware version 1.3.2 for the EOS 5D Mark IV.

We are aware of issues with firmware version 1.3.2 and that firmware update has currently been removed from our website. Once the firmware update is corrected it will be posed to the product page HERE. We are working to release the update as soon as possible. There is not a way to revert the camera to a previous firmware version, so it will need to be updated once the new version is released.

Anyone knows what the issue is?

Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L Review – Golden Hour Shots With EOS R5

Canon RF 50mm F/1.2L Review

Here is a new Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L review. The Rf 50m f/1.2L is an optical masterpiece, heavy, bulky, and pricey. Never the less, the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L is a remarkable lens, made to showcase the capabilities of the RF mount.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
  • One UD Element, One Aspherical Element
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 10-Blade Diaphragm

Today’s Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L review comes from Julia Trotti. She says:

[…] today I have a chilled out portrait photography session at the beach with the Canon EOS R5 and the RF 50mm f1.2. If you want to watch my Canon EOS R5 review you can see it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12OgX… In this video I share some SOOC, unedited sample photos from the R5 + my final edited photos. I also thought I’d share with you some extra SOOC photos that I didn’t end up editing at all, just to show you what kinds of photos don’t end up making the final cut. Let me know which ones are you favs in the comments and if you want to see any other Canon gear on my channel :D Thanks for watching!

More Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L review stuff is listed here.

Canon RF lenses: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA

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Sony Alpha 1 vs Canon EOS R5 8K Video Shootout

Sony Alpha 1 Vs Canon EOS R5

Can the Canon EOS R5 hold up to the Sony Alpha 1 when it comes to 8K video? Find out in this Sony Alpha 1 vs Canon EOS R5 8K video shootout.

LensProToGo compares both cameras in the 11 minutes Sony Alpha 1 vs Canon EOS R5 8K comparison video below. A $6,500 Sony camera compared to a $3,900 Canon camera. Enjoy.

More Canon EOS R5 review stuff is listed here, for EOS R6 review stuff see here. The EOS R5 is highly regarded as a stills camera. In particular, the EOS R5 autofocus system seems to be huge leap forwards. User manual are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6.

Canon EOS R5:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK

Sony Alpha 1:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK

More information about the Sony Alpha 1 can be found after the break.

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Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L IS MACRO Real Life Review

RF 100mm F/2.8L Macro Review

Here is another Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L IS MACRO review. This lens is getting a lot of well deserved attention.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • 1.4x Magnification with Autofocus
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 10.2″
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • Smooth and Quiet Auto Focus
  • Optical Image Stabilization; Hybrid IS
  • Control Ring for Direct Setting Changes
  • 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Weather-Sealed Construction

This time the Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L IS MACRO review comes from Irene Rudnyk. It’s a rela life review not a lab-setting rebiew. The RF 100mm Macro lens is not just for macro photography. The lens is well regarded also among portrait and wedding photographers.

More coverage of this outstanding lens is listed here. Preorders in USA are open at $1,399: B&H Photo | Adorama. If you are based in UK we recommend Park Cameras. More worldwide preorders:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK

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Canon Patent For Zoom Lenses For The RF Mount And APS-C Sensor

Canon Patent

Here is an interesting Canon patent application spotted by asobinet.com.

The Canon patent application seems to discuss optical formulas for various zoom lenses for the RF mount, and for APS-C sensors.

Not sure what to think about this patent. Any idea?

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