Canon Announces Two New EF Cinema Prime Lenses (135mm T2.2 and 14mm T3.1)

Canon just announced two new Cinema Prime Lenses: 135mm T2.2 and 14mm T3.1)?


LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., August 29, 2012 – Further contributing to the evolution of the motion picture industry, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the development of two new cinema prime lenses, the 14mm T3.1 cinema prime lens and 135mm T2.2 cinema prime lens, adding to the Cinema EOS lineup consisted of 11 EF Cinema Lenses.

Both the 14mm T3.1 and 135mm T2.2 cinema prime lenses will be engineered for exceptional optical performance for Canon's latest large-format single-sensor 4K and 2K digital cinematography cameras. As part of the Cinema EOS System, the lenses will be compatible with standard sensor sizes including Super 35mm, the standard format in the motion picture industry, as well as HD-compatible EOS Digital SLR cameras using 35mm full frame, APS-H and APS-C image sensors.

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Canon Announces Two New Cinema EOS Cameras (C500 and C100)

Canon Adds Two New Cameras To The Cinema EOS System: The EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera And The EOS C100 Digital Video Camera

Two New Camera Models Fill Out a Well-Rounded Cinema EOS Line-up with High-End 4K and Entry-Level HD Camera Solutions

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., August 29, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, continues its commitment to the advancement of tools for visual expression and expand its contribution to cinematic culture with the introduction of the new EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera* and the EOS C100 Digital Video Camera*. The C500 will take its place as the flagship camera model in Canon's Cinema EOS System while the C100 provides another option for beginning filmmakers working on a budget. The C500 is Canon's high-end professional 4K (4096 x 2160-pixel) cinema camera capable of originating uncompressed RAW output for external recording to meet the demands of premium cinematic productions and other top-quality production markets. The C100 digital video camera is a compact, affordable entry-level model delivering full 1920×1080 HD video and integrating the popular AVCHD codec for universal compatibility with laptop and desktop editing systems. The C500 will be available in both EF- and PL-mount versions; while the C100 will be offered in EF mount only and will be compatible with the more than 70 zoom and prime lenses in Canon's EF, EF-S and EF Cinema lens lineups. All products in the Canon Cinema EOS line are engineered to provide exceptional image creation capabilities for professionals in the motion picture, television, and other diverse high-resolution digital production industries.

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Canon Patent To Reduce Ghosting And Flaring (14mm f/2.8)

14mm f/2.8

Once more great Japanese site Egami (translated) spotted an important Canon patent. It is about the reduction of ghosting through anti-reflective coating on both sides of the lens, the coating consisting of fine uneven structures. Ghosting happens for instance when you point your lens at a bright light source, like the sun, and are the result of an acute angle of light bouncing (reflecting) between the individual glass elements of the lens. The technology is filed using a 14mm f/2.8 lens as engineering example. Should work well on other wide angle lenses too.

Surface coating

  • Patent Publication No. 2012-159720
    • 2012.8.23 Release Date
    • 2011.2.1 filing date
  • Example 1
    • F = 14.3mm focal length
    • Fno. = 2.89
    • Half angle of view ω = 56.5deg.
    • 14 images in 10 groups lens configuration
    • 1 UD glass sheet
  • Canon patent
    • Suppress the occurrence of the ghost
    • Having two surface anti-reflection surface of fine uneven structure
      • Non-periodic pitch
      • 400nm 300nm pitch less than average
    • Incident light for various interference conditions to cancel the reflected light is maintained
    • The average height of uneven surface with two different
    • 0.001% or less (2) the product of the reflectance of the surface (incident angle 0 degree)
    • 0.1% or less (2) the product of the reflectance of the surface (incident angle 60 degrees)
    • 0.05% more than the absolute value of the difference between the reflectance of the surface (2), (0 ° angle of incidence)
    • 0.2% or more the absolute value of the difference in reflectance of the surface (2), (incident angle 60 degrees)
    • The anti-reflection film of aluminum and aluminum oxide
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Lightroom 4.2 And Camera Raw 7.2 Release Candidates Available For Download

Lightroom 4.2 and Camera Raw 7.2 RCs can be downloaded at Adobe Labs. Various bug fixes and support for the following Canon cameras: Rebel T4i/650D and EOS M. Moreover, Camera Raw now has lens profiles for the following lenses with Canon mount:

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New Firmware For EOS 1D-X Released (ver. 1.06)

Yesterday Canon released a new firmware for the EOS 1D-X. See below for the delivered fixes. The firmware can be downloaded from here. Check the following shops to order the EOS 1D-X: Amazon US (click here), DigitalRev (click here), Adorama (click here) and B&H (click here). The usual list price is $6,799.

Firmware Version 1.0.6 incorporates the following fixes.

1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the AF Microadjustment cannot be correctly carried out.
2. Fixes a phenomenon such that when using the camera with combinations of certain lens *1) and extender *2) the images
captured become back-focused.
*1) EF 70-200m f/2.8L IS II USM or EF200mm f/2L IS USM
When used with
*2) Extender EF 1.4x III or Extender EF 2x III
3. Fixes a phenomenon in which, when the camera is powered on in very dark environments (including instances when the lens
cap or the body cap is attached), Error 80 appears on the camera.
4. Fixes the following phenomenon: if two CF cards are inserted into the camera and the “Standard” or “Auto switch card”
settings is selected for the recording method for [Record func+card/folder sel.], and then one of the CF cards is removed
and then reinserted into the card slot, the card selected for recording and playing back images may be switched to the other
CF Card.
5. Fixes a phenomenon in which the AF microadjustment value is not correctly displayed in the EXIF information of the images captured.
6. Displays a “O” or “X” result to indicate whether images have been successfully transferred through the FTP protocol when using the
FTP protocol when using the WFT-E6 Wireless File Transmitter.

Firmware Version 1.0.6 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.0.3. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.0.6, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
* The firmware update takes approximately seven minutes.

The new Firmware Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded by clicking here.

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