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A New Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Tilt-Shift Lens Coming? [CR2]

Mi, 11/04/2018 - 20:30
We’ve now heard from multiple people that an update to the Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L tilt-shift lens is likely coming some time in the next year. The current version was announced in June of 2009, so we are approaching the 10 year anniversary of this highly regarded lens. There has been no mention of the Read more...

Review: Canon EOS M50 by TDP

Di, 10/04/2018 - 18:02
Bryan over at The-Digital-Picture has completed his extensive review of the brand new Canon EOS M50 mirrorless camera. From The-Digital-Picture: While a complete beginner can use this camera to simply capture very high quality images, the advanced user who takes the time to learn this camera’s more advanced features can have great control over their Read more...

Is Canon Pulling Out of Photokina 2018?

Di, 10/04/2018 - 17:21
Rumor has it that Canon may be pulling out of Photokina 2018 in  September. An article over at DIY Photography mentions Elinchrom, Canon and Profoto as companies that may be pulling out of the trade show. Elinchrom has made this official, but there has been no official word from Profoto or Canon. Photokina moves to a Read more...

Industry News: Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K for Just $1295

Mo, 09/04/2018 - 21:19
Next generation 4K camera features dual native ISO, full 4/3 HDR sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, and ProRes or RAW recording to internal SD/UHS-II and CFast cards, or even external USB‑C drives! NAB 2018, Las Vegas, USA – April 9, 2018 – Blackmagic Design today announced the all new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, a handheld digital Read more...

Here are Some Interesting Lens Mentions We’ve Received [CR1]

Mo, 09/04/2018 - 21:01
The rumormill is a bit slow at the moment, but that hasn’t stopped lots of folks writing in with gear that may be on the horizon. I figured it would be fun to let you know about a few lenses people have claimed are coming in the not-too-distant-future from Canon. I rate all of these Read more...

ProGrade Digital is First To Publicly Demonstrate CFexpress 1.0 Technology in 1TB Capacity

Mo, 09/04/2018 - 17:57
1,400MB/Second Data Transfer Speed Reaches New Milestone NAB, LAS VEGAS, NV – April 8, 2018 1:00 am Pacific—ProGrade Digital, founded with a mission to provide the highest quality professional grade digital memory cards and workflow solutions, has become the first company to publicly demonstrate the CFexpress™ 1.0 technology with 1TB of capacity. Debut of this Read more...

Canon EOS 5DS Replacements Coming Next Year [CR2]

Mo, 09/04/2018 - 14:24
We’re told that Canon mentioned the replacement for the EOS 5DS / EOS 5DS R in an internal presentation last week. The camera is scheduled to be announced in the first half of 2019. The presentation only mentioned one camera body to replace both the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R. I don’t think this Read more...

Patent: Cinema EOS Camera With Hybrid OVF/EVF Viewfinder

Fr, 06/04/2018 - 15:32
This has certainly been a very busy week for interesting patents. Canon News found another interesting one, it looks to be a development of an OVF/EVF viewfinder for a Cinema EOS camera. From Canon News: The mirror is cut out around the sensor, and an EVF is used to “fill in the hole” where the actual Read more...

Canon Patent Application for a Canon 14mm 2.8L

Do, 05/04/2018 - 21:52
Canon News has uncovered a new patent application for a 14mm 2.8L. This lens could use an update (IMO). Japan Patent Application 2018-054988

Patent: Canon Application for a New Tilt Screen for the EOS-M

Do, 05/04/2018 - 21:39
Canon News has found a patent detailing a new tilting screen mechanism for the EOS-M cameras. This possibly takes up less room that a full articulating screen, and also doesn’t force you to always have the screen to the side. Japan Patent Application 2018-054913

Canon Patent Application: APS-C 10mm 2.8 BR and 35mm BR patent application

Do, 05/04/2018 - 21:36
Canon News has found a BR related patent application that deals with a variant of the 35mm lens, but interestingly enough also contains a 10mm APS-C patent embodiment. Japan Patent Application 2018-54914  

Patent: Canon EF-S 18-300 f/3.5-5.6 IS Optical Formula

Do, 05/04/2018 - 20:30
I’ve never been a big fan of Canon’s EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS (terrible zoom creep, dust collector, not all that good optically) and would very much like to see a replacement, which I think is long overdue. Japan Patent Application 2018-54990 shows another optical formula for an EF-S 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6 IS. We believe this lens will Read more...

Patent: A New EF 50mm f/1.2L Optical Formula Referenced

Do, 05/04/2018 - 20:22
Northlight has also uncovered a patent from the USPTO showing improved chromatic aberration and field curvature. A bunch  of prime lenses, including a new EF 50mm f/1.2L (shown above) optical formula are referenced.

Patent: A New Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Optical Formula Referenced

Do, 05/04/2018 - 20:13
Northlight has uncovered a lot of new lens patents from the USPTO, some of the more interesting ones include new glass types for various long lenses, including an example for a new EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS. A lens we think still has a chance at coming later this year. This patent centers around the use Read more...

Patent: New Canon Teleconverters

Do, 05/04/2018 - 19:32
Northlight has found a USPTO patent showing new Canon teleconverters in development. Three different teleconverters are mentioned: TC 1.4x TC 1.8x TC 2.0x Canon News has also uncovered the teleconverter patent in Japan. Japan Patent Application 2018-54991

Firmware: v1. for the EOS C200 & EOS C200B

Do, 05/04/2018 - 18:30
Canon has released firmware for the Cinema EOS C200 and Cinema EOS C200B cameras. Firmware Version incorporates the following enhancements: XF-AVC format recording has been added*1* 2* 3* 4. Retrieval of lens metadata, such as focal length, is now supported during XF-AVC recording. Hybrid Log Gamma HDR ITU-R BT.2100 output has been added. Sensitivity Read more...

Firmware: v1. for Canon EOS C300 Mark II EF/PL

Do, 05/04/2018 - 18:25
Canon USA has released new firmware for the Canon EOS C300 Mark II in both PL and EF mount. Firmware Version incorporates the following fixes and enhancements: Retrieval of lens metadata, such as focal length, is now supported during XF-AVC recording. Sensitivity adjustment has been added for the LM-V1 LCD Monitor. Auto IRIS support Read more...

An inside look at Canon Burbank

Do, 05/04/2018 - 15:00
Canon USA released a promotional video looking inside their new motion film and repair facility in Burbank, CA. DPReview also did a walk through of the facility last summer, you can read their report here.

Canon Cinema EOS Lenses and Cameras Help Steer ‘The Drive’

Do, 05/04/2018 - 14:48
In another promotional video released by Canon, filmmakers Matt Wilcox and Taylor Kavanaugh of Blue Ox Films discuss why they chose Canon C300 Mark II and CINI lenses for their project, “The Drive”, the Pac-12 Network series detailing the on and off field stories of 12 college football teams.

The History of Canon’s CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm Lens

Do, 05/04/2018 - 14:41
Canon has released a video detailing the history behind the Canon’s CINI-SERVO 50-1000mm lens. Canon USA states: Cinematographer/filmmaker Ivo Norenberg approached Canon in 2010 with a request for an extreme lens. Ivo challenged Canon to produce a long zoom 4K Super 35mm lens tailored to the diverse needs of wildlife video production. It may be Read more...