DPReview TV posted a neat 5 minutes video about how EVFs (Electronic ViewFinders) evolved over time. Not surprisingly, the excellent EVF featured on Canon’s EOS R is not discussed.
Starting today and expiring July 10th, KEH is offering 10% discount on selected Canon and Nikon gear. Just use code ON7A at checkout.
Click here to see all eligible items (and don’t forget code ON7A when checking out).
Noteworthy Kickstarter projects:
- DUO Daypack, quick access camera bag with lifetime warranty
- Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 lens for $199
- Peak Design super light travel tripod
More selected deals:
- Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon US, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, B&H Photo, eBay, Adorama.
- Canon Europe stores have a cash back promotions going on:
- Refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store (best deals to be found here)
- Save $10 on Luminar 3 and/or Aurora HDR 2019 using our code “WATCH” at checkout.
- Get 10% discount on Capture One 12. All you have to do is to use the coupon code “AMBCW” when checking out from Phase One’s web store.
Canon U.S.A. Selected By City Of Arlington To Outfit Largest Esports Stadium In United States
Go Canon, you guys rock! Press release:
MELVILLE, NY, January 23, 2019 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its state-of-the-art broadcast lenses will be capturing the action at Esports Stadium Arlington in Arlington, Texas—the country’s largest esports stadium. To outfit the stadium’s 4K UHD broadcast cameras, the City of Arlington purchased three Canon UHD-DIGISUPER 66 4K UHD field box lenses, four CJ24ex7.5B 4K UHD telephoto zoom lenses and one CJ14ex4.3B 4K UHD wide angle zoom lens.
Located in the heart of Arlington’s Entertainment District, Esports Stadium Arlington is a $10 million, 100,000 square-foot facility built to serve the unique and technologically advanced demands of the esports industry. Designed by award-winning architectural firm Populous and brought to life with build partner Shawmut Design and Construction, the stadium features a competition space with a built-in 85 foot-long, LED wall accompanied by an immersive sound and theatrical lighting system.
Providing 4K optical performance for cameras that feature 2/3-inch sensors, the UHD-DIGISUPER 66 mid-range telephoto zoom lens features a 66x zoom ratio, making it ideal for sports and live-event productions. Leveraging Canon’s Optical Shift Image Stabilizer (Shift-IS), this lens provides both handling and operational controls similar to existing field-zoom lenses for HDTV broadcast cameras, offering stable imaging and comfortable maneuverability during indoor and outdoor sports broadcasting.
“Canon’s ability to supply lenses that met our 4K visual needs, budget constraints, support and time requirements helped us succeed in building this industry-changing facility,” says Corey Dunn, Executive Producer with NGAGE Esports, who oversaw all operations and production for Esports Stadium Arlington. “Working with Canon has been great and has afforded us the maximum flexibility for a facility of this size.”
The City of Arlington also purchased four CJ24ex7.5B 4K UHD telephoto zoom lenses and one CJ14ex4.3B 4K UHD wide angle zoom lens, notable for their compact size and low weight, supporting high-mobility shooting often involved in sports-entertainment production. All the lenses, which are being paired with Grass Valley cameras, will enhance current HDTV optical-imaging performance, while solidifying a place for the shift to 4K production.
“We chose Canon’s broadcast lenses not only for their superb 4K optical quality, but for the Company’s leading service and support offerings,” said Marc Scarpa, founder and executive producer of Simplynew, the systems integrator for the stadium. “This is more than an one-time equipment purchase—it’s the start of a new relationship with Canon as we look to shape the future of esports.”
Lensrentals posted some stats about the gear they rent. As expected Canon has quite a presence.
- Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II
- Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II
- Canon 5D Mark IV
- Canon 5D Mark III
- Sennheiser G3 Wireless Mic Kit -Freq A
- Sony Alpha a7S II
- Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM
- Canon 35mm f/1.4L II
- Canon 50mm f/1.2L
- Sony Alpha a7 III
- Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS
- Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L
- Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro
- Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2 3-Axis Stabiliser
- Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L III
- Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II
- Panasonic GH5
- Sony Alpha a7R III
- GoPro HERO6 Black
- Nikon D750
And here is the share of camera brands:
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Nokishita reports that Canon will announce a new flash, the Canon Speedlite EL-100.
Size of the Canon Speedlite EL-100 64.6 x 91.7 x 71 mm, and the weight is 190g. This is a very small and light SpeedLite. Maybe for Canon’s new EOS R system? Size and weight make the Speedlite EL-100 similar to the Speedlite 270EX II. The name is bit weird for a Canon Speedlite.
September 5th, 2018 is the day – save the date. Canon will announce a lot of new gear, most notably their first full frame mirrorless system, the Canon EOS R, which already has leaked with all the bells and whistles. More information about the upcoming Canon gear can be seen here and here and here.
EOS 6D Mark II at a glance:
- 26.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
- DIGIC 7 Image Processor
- 45-Point All-Cross Type AF System
- Full HD Video at 60 fps; Electronic IS
- 3.0″ Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
- Native ISO 40000, Expanded to ISO 102400
- 6.5 fps Shooting; Time-Lapse & HDR Movie
- Built-In GPS, Bluetooth, & Wi-Fi w/ NFC
- Dust and Water Resistant; SD Card Slot
Photographic authority DPReview posted their Canon EOS 6D Mark II review.
Some excerpts from the conclusion:
[…] the EOS 6D Mark II is a classic Canon DSLR. Is it particularly exciting? No, but really, neither was the original 6D aside from its fairly accessible price point. What the 6D Mark II is, though, is a solid, well-built camera that is capable of producing great images while improving upon its predecessor in almost every measurable way.
[…] the 6D II excels at high ISO values. Once you get past ISO 1600, the 6D II handily pulls away from its crop-sensor cousins and is broadly competitive with market peers.
Comparison with other cameras:
For the same price, Nikon’s D750 offers nearly the same resolution, loads more dynamic range and a far more sophisticated autofocus system. Same goes for the Sony a7 II, though that camera is even cheaper. The Pentax K-1 is an incredible value and gives you even better build quality, unique and innovative features like Pixel Shift, and far more resolution. The only thing that makes the EOS 6D II stand out is Dual Pixel AF, which turns out is only of real value in this camera when shooting single shots of slow-moving subjects or HD video.