A Bit of Everything (Canon News and other stuff)

Above: ‘The Shot’ by Canon Master Krystle Wright

An average image doesn’t cut it for Adventure Photographer Krystle Wright. In ‘The Shot’ she pushes herself and her gear to absolute extremes to capture something exceptional.


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Master your Canon: Photographing a wedding with your Canon DSLR – Amateur Photographer

77 photography techniques, tips and tricks for taking pictures of anything – TechRadar

Photographing People & Pets for the Advanced Amateur or Aspiring Pet Photographer – Canon Digital Learning Center

Canon XC10 Firmware Update – Improved AF Test – NewsShooter

The Canon 1DX mkII 4K video DSLR reviewed by Jon Roemer – NewsShooter

Field Test: Bird Photography with the Canon 7D II and 300mm f/2.8 II – PetaPixel

Meyer-Optik Will Make Rare, Special Edition Gold-Plated Trioplan 100mm – PetaPixel

7 Reasons Why I’m Still a Nikon DSLR User, by Thom Hogan (editors note: the article discusses the benefits of DSLR over mirrorless cameras. What is said perfectly applies also to Canon gear) – PetaPixel

Canon EOS 80D Review – Fenchel & Janisch


Below: How to use manual selection of Auto-Focus points part 1 & part 2


Below: Canon Explorers of Light – Sam Abell

Canon XC10 4K Camcorder real world review, is it better than a DSLR?

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Canon XC10 at a glance:

  • 4K Wide-Angle 10x Zoom Lens with Image Stabilizer
  • 12 Megapixel One-Inch 4K-Compatible CMOS Image Sensor
  • DiG!C DV 5 Image Processor
  • XF-AVC Codec for 4K 30p and Full HD 60p
  • Multiple Recording Modes and Frame Rates
  • CFast 4K Recording Technology
  • Canon Log and Wide Dynamic Range Gamma
  • Image Settings Compatible with Cinema EOS Cameras
  • Compact and Ergonomic Design
Jared Polin (better known as FroKnowsPhoto) felt the pulse of Canon’s somewhat understated Canon XC10 camcorder. The main question for Polin is how the Canon XC10 compares to a DSLR, and if it suits better for some assignments.

It’s lightweight, has a killer IS system, and the quality is unlike any other at this price point. Not having to attempt to rack focus quickly on a moving subject (ie Jared) makes using this camera a breeze. The quality I’m getting out of this “c-type” camera could easily serve as my main camera. 4K at 305mbps at 4:2:2 in C-Log doesn’t get much better if you’re a filmmaker on a budget. Achieving that “cinematic” background blur is totally possible with this camera too, as long as you’re fully zoomed out with your subject and background having a decent amount of distance between them–I typically will stand back 25-50 feet from Jared if he’s talking to the camera. Read the review…

Jared Polin sums up his impression in the 14 minutes video below. Btw, the Canon XC10 saw a huge price drop and now is on sale at $1,999.

Canon XC10 rated highly for performance in European Broadcasting Union report

Canon Xc10

Canon XC10: B&H Photo | Adorama. Canon press release:

Canon XC10 rated highly for performance in European Broadcasting Union report

United Kingdom, 11 SEPTEMBER 2015 – Canon today announces that the XC10 video camera has been independently tested in accordance with European Broadcast Union (EBU) standards for HD content acquisition¹. The tests found that the large 1.0 inch Canon CMOS sensor coupled with Canon’s DIGIC DV5 image processor provides ‘little or no aliasing’ concluding ‘ its performance meets (HD) Tier 1, and it easily meets (HD) Tier 2L’² allowing its use in a wide array of broadcast and cinematography applications.

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Canon patent for 10-120mm f/1.8 lens for 1″ sensor camera

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Canon filed a patent for a 10-120mm f/1.8 lens for an 1″ sensor. This patent makes you think about the XC10, Canon recently announced professional camcorder with an 1″ sensor. Might this patent refer to a replacement, or to another model? I can’t say for the time being. The XC10 has a 27.3-273mm focal range equivalent, and the fastest aperture is f/2.8.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-75523
    • Published 2015.4.20
    • Filing date 2013.10.7
  • Example 1
    • Zoom ratio 11.54
    • Focal length 10.21 56.31 117.88
    • F-number 1.87 1.79 1.78
    • Half angle (in degrees) 38.07 8.09 3.88
    • Image height 8.00
    • Overall length of the lens 555.0
    • BF 16.56
  • Canon patents
    • 5-group zoom of positive and negative TadashiTadashiTadashi
    • Inner focus (part of the first group)
    • Inner zoom
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