Canon News Round-up (EOS C300 MKII, 7D MkII, Sigma 24-35mm, G3 X, …)

Sigma 24-35mm F/2

The remains of the week….

An In-Depth Look at the Canon C300 Mark II, Plus Brand New Footage – No Film School

Ongoing Canon C300 Mark II review part II: Ergonomics and hardware – News Shooter

Review of the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 Art Series – LensRentals

The Sigma 24-35mm f/2 Art Series is an incredible lens, with incredible sharpness and the fastest f-stop available in a full frame zoom lens. That said, I was left still scratching my head as to why. To my knowledge, I don’t see a purpose for owning both a 24mm and 35mm, so this lens fixes a problem that many people don’t have. While the functionality of the lens is great, I can’t imagine people who already own a 35mm or 24mm interested in what this lens has to offer. But if you’re looking for a discounted price yet capable wide angle lens, and versatility beyond a 24mm or 35mm, the Sigma 24-35mm might be the lens for you

Best lenses for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Part 2 – Prime Lenses – DxOMark

Canon: DIY Photo Jewelry – CanonUSA

Review: Tamron 15-30mm f2.8 Di VC USD (Canon EF) – The Phoblographer

Canon Powershot G3 X Review – ephotozine

The camera body has good handling with a good size rubber hand grip, and along with weather sealing, the camera will be well suited to shooting in a variety of conditions where you wouldn’t normally want to be shooting.

Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens Review: 25 years later, the ‘nifty fifty’ receives much-needed updates – Imaging Resource

Canon EOS M3 sensor review: Attractive option for existing Canon users? – DxOMark

Postcards (Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Mark III) – Fotostacja

Japanese director Yosh Enatsu shots with Canon EOS C300 Mark II (and uses auto focus)

Famous Japanese director Yosh Enatsu posted footage shot with the Canon EOS C300 Mark II. Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus technology and manual focus assist modes are used and well documented. The footage was shot in 4K 30p with Canon Log 2.

The interesting video for the pros is the “making of” below, where the use of Dual Pixel CMOS AF and manual focus assist modes in the footage is shown.

You may wonder why I stress Dual Pixel CMOS AF and manual focus assist so much. It’s common opinion among professionals that manual focus is the way to go, and that autofocus is the choice of amateurs. What Yosh Enatsu is showing us here, is that Canon’s Dual Pixel AF technology is a game changer for professional shooters. Dual Pixel AF is featured also on the Canon EOS 70D and EOS 7D Mark II.

Yosh Enatsu was the first director to post footage shot with Sony’s F55 three years ago.

Canon EOS C300 Mark II: B&H Photo | Adorama

EOS C300 Mark II
Canon EOS C300 Mark II

Canon XC10 and EOS C300 Mark II Capture Short Films “Battle Of The Ages” and “Trick Shot” in 4K

Battle of the Ages

Canon press release:

The New Canon EOS C300 Mark II Camera And XC10 Camcorder Capture Short Films “Trick Shot” And “Battle Of The Ages” In Stunning 4K

Films Premiere for the First Time at Canon Theater During the 2015 NAB Show

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 13, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce the premiere of two short films “Trick Shot” and “Battle of the Ages” today during the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas, NV. Both films will screen daily in true 4K at the 2015 NAB Show in the Canon Theater at Booth #C4325.

Using the brand new Canon EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera and the XC10 4K Digital Camcorder, the short films were shot in cinematic 4K (4096 x 2160) and recorded in-camera on SanDisk Extreme PRO® CFast™ 2.0 cards.

“Trick Shot,” directed by Evan Kaufmann with cinematography by Gale Tattersall (Grace and FrankieHouse M.D.), is a classic con movie with a twist. Reformed pool shark “Eight Ball” Bobby is forced to play one more crucial billiards game to save his son Devon, who got mixed up in the wrong crowd. Shot on location in Nevada, Tattersall utilized the EOS C300 Mark II camera to capture the menacing darkness of a seedy pool hall, the stark beauty of the barren desert, and the tense drama of a clever heist film.

“The new sensor in the Canon EOS C300 Mark II is a game changer,” said Tattersall. “The 15 stops of dynamic range and cinematic quality put this camera in the big leagues.”

Mounted with Canon’s new CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 Ultra-Telephoto Zoom lens, the camera produced an incredible tracking shot of a speeding car from more than two miles away. Yet when the script called for aerial photography, the camera easily transitioned from sticks on the ground to propellers in the sky. Flying with a Canon EF 24mm 1.4L II USM lens on the Aerigon, a professional cinema drone from Intuitive Aerial Inc., the camera captured the vast landscape of Valley of Fire State Park.

A classic con movie with a twist, Trick Shot is a a film about a family of con artists who travel across the country to pay off their son’s gambling debt and get more than they bargain for.


Behind the scenes of “Trick Shot”

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Canon EOS C300 Mark II available for pre-order (and introduction & walk around videos)

Canon’s new EOS C300 Mark II cinema camera is available for pre-order at $16,000: B&H Photo | Adorama.

  • Super 35mm CMOS Sensor
  • 4K,1920×1080 60/50i, 23.98/25p True 24p
  • Canon XF Codec – 4:2:2 50 Mb/s MPEG-2
  • EF Lens Mount
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Rotating 4″ LCD Monitor
  • 2x 3D-SDI Output, 2x SLR Inputs
  • 2x CFast Card Slots
  • Timecode I/O, Genlock In & Sync Out
  • Canon Log Gamma


Canon EOS C300 Mark II Announced (has 4k, costs $16,000)


The EOS C300 Mark II – Stunning 4K quality, creativity and versatility

London, UK, 8 April 2014 – Canon today unveils the EOS C300 Mark II, a new 4K video camera allowing filmmakers and broadcast producers to realise their creative vision in stunning cinematic detail. Building on the unprecedented success of the acclaimed EOS C300, the more rugged EOS C300 Mark II features an advanced imaging engine with dual DIGIC DV5 processors, new professional codecs and outstanding dynamic range, making it the most capable, flexible and accessible Cinema EOS video camera to date.

EOS C300 Mark II

With the ability to record 10-bit 4:2:2 files internally at up to 410Mbps in 4K, or 10/12-bit 4:4:4 files in 2K/Full HD, with up to 15 stops of dynamic range, the EOS C300 Mark II provides footage suitable for extensive post-production work, producing crisper images across the full colour spectrum with reduced “colour bleed”. The camera offers professional filmmakers and broadcasters alike the very best image quality, recording 4K in both broadcast (3840 x 2160) and DCI cinematic (4096 x 2160) resolutions.

The EOS C300 Mark II can record high bitrate 4K files internally to dual CFast 2.0™¹ media, while simultaneously recording 4K RAW files to an external recorder, offering the flexibility and universal appeal for production at the highest quality available today. Additionally, the ability to record 2K/Full HD Proxy files to an internal SD card, at the same time, further streamlines the production workflow process.

The new Canon-designed Super 35mm CMOS sensor and an increased ISO range up to ISO 102,400 deliver exceptional low light performance, allowing operators to capture low-noise footage across a variety of challenging environments without compromising on image quality.

To meet the requirements of a diverse range of shooting applications, the EOS C300 Mark II offers both full manual control, ideal for cinematic environments, as well as automatic modes. These include, enhanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF (now covering approx. 80% of the frame vertically and 80% horizontally), auto white balance and Face Detection AF, all making it easier for independent news gatherers and documentary filmmakers to shoot on the go.


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