Sigma Updates Lenses Firmware For Canon EOS R Compatibility

Sigma

Press release:

Firmware update for SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for CANON EF mount

Thank you for purchasing and using our products. We would like to announce that a new firmware update for SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for CANON EF mount listed below is now available.

This firmware allows compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function to enable correction matching the optical characteristics of each lens. It also corrects the phenomenon that abnormal images appear or operation errors occur when the function is enabled. In addition, it improves the functionality. Furthermore, there is an improvement to the phenomena particular to some lenses when they are used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”. This was previously reported in our announcement of January 16th, 2019.

For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK and applicable products listed below, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro. Before updating the firmware using the SIGMA USB DOCK, please ensure to update SIGMA Optimization Pro to Ver. 1.5.0. or later

[Applicable product]・SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM | Art for CANON EF mount [Benefits of the update]・It has ensured compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function, which enables correction matching the optical characteristics of the attached lens. ※
・It has corrected the phenomenon that abnormal images appear or operation errors occur when Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function is enabled.
・It has improved the AF accuracy when the lens is used with Live-View mode.
・When the lens is used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, it has become compatible with EOS R’s “1.6x (Crop)” to be set automatically as well as with “Scene Intelligent Auto Mode”. [Applicable product]・SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art for CANON EF mount [Benefits of the update]・When the lens is used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, it has corrected the phenomenon whereby restarting the camera does not work when the lens is taken off the camera while the lens’s OS function is in operation.
・When the lens is used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, it has corrected the phenomenon whereby it may stop the focus driving from infinity to closer focus distance while shooting video with AF.
・When the lens is used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, it has corrected the phenomenon whereby it may occasionally show overexposure when narrowing down the aperture from F8 while shooting. [Applicable product]・SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports for CANON EF mount [Benefit of the update]・When the lens is used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, it has corrected the phenomenon whereby restarting the camera does not work when the lens is taken off the camera while the lens’s OS function is in operation. [Applicable product]・SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports for CANON EF mount [Benefits of the update]・It has ensured compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function, which enables correction matching the optical characteristics of the attached lens. ※
・It has corrected the phenomenon that abnormal images appear or operation errors occur when Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function is enabled.
・It has improved the AF accuracy when the lens is used with the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E. [Applicable product]・SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary for CANON EF mount [Benefit of the update]・It has improved the stability of the image in the viewfinder, making it easier to confirm composition, thanks to the updated control algorithm of the Optical Stabilizer. [Applicable product]・SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art for CANON EF mount [Benefit of the update]・When the lens is used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, it has corrected the phenomenon whereby it may occasionally show overexposure when narrowing down the aperture from F8 while shooting.

※ Compatible Canon camera models:EOS R*1, EOS-1DX mark Ⅱ、EOS 5Ds、EOS 5DsR、EOS 5D mark Ⅳ、EOS 6D mark Ⅱ、EOS 80D、EOS 8000D(EOS Rebel T6s, EOS 760D), EOS 9000D(EOS 77D) , EOS Kiss x8i(EOS Rebel T6i, EOS 750D), EOS Kiss x9i(EOS Rebel T7i, EOS 800D), EOS Kiss x9(EOS Rebel SL2, EOS 200D)

*1 When the Digital Lens Optimizer is switched [OFF], but “Peripheral illumination correction”, “Chromatic aberration correction” and “Distortion correction”, located within the in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function is switched [ON], the appropriate corrections can be achieved in accordance with the optical characteristics of each lens.

【SIGMA Optimization Pro Download page】
https://www.sigma-global.com/en/download/lenses/sigma-optimization-pro/

For further information, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary / distributor.
https://www.sigma-global.com/en/about/world-network/

We appreciate your continued support for our company and products.

Canon Shows Official 8K Video Footage Shot With New Cinema Cameras

8k Video

Canon posted a video with the first 8K video footage shot with the company’s new 8K camcorder.

Press release:

Canon and Miyazaki Prefecture collaborate on ultra-high-resolution 8K video “Origins of Japan’s Mythology”

Canon, in cooperation with Miyazaki Prefecture, has produced a new, ultra-high-resolution 8K video highlighting some of the prefecture’s most iconic sightseeing locations and cultural elements. The project, entitled “Origins of Japan’s Mythology,” aims to promote tourism to Miyazaki and to preserve its natural beauty and cultural heritage. Using a Canon 8K camera equipped with the Company’s rich lineup of EF Cinema Lenses covering the full range from wide-angle to telephoto, this video features such scenes as Takachiho Shrine and ritual Kagura dancing, Amanoyasugawara cave and sake making at a brewery in the town of Hinokage. Watch the video and experience the majesty of Miyazaki in exquisite detail!

Sharing his thoughts on capturing Miyazaki with 8K equipment, director of “Origins of Japan’s Mythology” and CEO of Full score Co., Ltd. Ichiro Shimada said,

“Of the six days we spent filming, we only had clear skies for one. But we were still able to capture the full range of Miyazaki’s graceful beauty in 8K, from Amanoyasugawara cave against the backdrop of faint rain to droplets forming outside Amanoiwato. Then on the final day, the sun finally emerged and we witnessed a miraculous sea of clouds from our vantage point at Kunimigaoka. The sublime sight of gentle drifting clouds and the soft glow of the sun is enough to take your breath away, and I feel we fully captured this in our 8K content.

“Canon’s 8K technology not delivers not only extremely high resolution, but also high dynamic range and rich color expression. And with the ability to record in 8K RAW, we could represent our subjects with more true-to-life visuals. Finally, thanks to the ease of scaling our existing 4K equipment to accommodate our workflow, we were able to film without any trouble. I hope our work will allow even more people to experience the beautiful scenery of Miyazaki.”

Canon’s 8K Technologies

Canon is leveraging its proprietary optical and image-processing technologies to develop a full lineup of 8K equipment spanning input to output, including cameras, lenses and displays. The 8K camera used to record this content is equipped with a Canon-developed 8K image sensor that realizes ultra-high resolution of 8192 x 4320 pixels—16x that of 2K—high-precision HDR and a wide color gamut. All of this makes possible the capture of footage with quality, presence and immersion that’s like seeing with the naked eye. In addition to hardware, Canon is pursuing development of such fully immersive experiences as the Free Viewpoint Video System, which gives viewers the feeling of watching an event in person. Going forward, Canon will continue striving to develop and deliver new visual solutions and experiences.

Public viewing locations

“Origins of Japan’s Mythology” will be available for public viewing at the following locations:

8K

Canon 8K display at the Miyazaki Public Enterprise Bureau Office 1F Kenden Hall
February 20 from 10:00 – 16:00 and February 21 from 10:00 – 14:00

4K

CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show 2019, held at the Pacifico Yokohama convention center
February 28 to March 3

2K

Outdoor LED Vision (Miyazaki Hinata Vision) screen at the Miyazaki Products Shop KONNE in Shinjuku
Starting on February 20, from 10:00 – 16:00

[via Cinema 5D]

This Is The Canon ZV-123 Instant Camera With Integrated Printer

Canon Zv-123

Canon’s upcoming instant camera with built-in printer, the Canom ZV-123, leaked at a wireless certification authority, courtesy of Nokishita. The user manual is here.

  • Photo resolution: 8 million pixels
  • Focal length: 25.4 mm
  • F value: F2.2
  • Minimum shooting distance: 30 cm
  • ISO sensitivity: Auto (ISO 100-1600)
  • Wireless: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Battery: Built-in (700 mAh, 7.4 V), USB charging (micro USB)
  • Media: micro SD card
  • Size: 121 mm (W) x 80.3 mm (H) x 21.5 mm (D)
  • Weight: 188g
  • Printing Technology: ZINK
  • Printing resolution: 314 x 600 dpi
  • Aspect ratio: 2 ” x 2 ” or 2 ” x 3 ”

Deal: Grip Gear Movie Maker Directors Set – $99.90 (reg. $129, today only)

Movie Maker

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  • Lightweight Design, Quick Setup
  • 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 Mounting
  • USB Charging Cable Included

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Canon Patent For RF 24-70mm f/2.8 and RF 28-85mm f/2.0-2.8 Lenses (EOS R System)

Canon Patent

Here is another Canon patent application (2019-0079269) for two lenses for the Canon RF mount.

From the patent abstract:

Provided is a zoom lens including a plurality of lens units, in which an interval between each pair of adjacent lens units is changed during zooming. The plurality of lens units consist of, in order from an object side to an image side: a first lens unit having a positive refractive power; a second lens unit having a negative refractive power; a third lens unit having a negative refractive power; and a rear lens group including at least one lens unit. An interval between the second lens unit and the third lens unit becomes larger at a telephoto end than at a wide angle end. The third lens unit is moved during focusing. Focal lengths of the second lens unit and the third lens unit, a focal length of the zoom lens at the wide angle end, and a back focus at the wide angle end are appropriately set.

More Canon patent applications are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production in the next few years are these: