Posts Tagged ‘canon’

Rumor: Canon 7D Mark II and Potential 100-400mm Replacement to Arrive at Photokina

canonphotokina1

It’s shaping up to be quite a year at Photokina in Germany, with Leica, Sigma and now Canon all expected to drop some serious equipment at the expo. The Canon news comes by way of Canon Rumors, who got wind from a known source that both the 7D Mark II (or whatever the replacement will be called) and a new telephoto lens will both officially arrive in September. Read more…

Canon and Fujifilm Patents Look to Up the Ante on Viewfinder Technology

Fuji's patent renderings

Fuji’s patent renderings

As photography tech continues to improve, camera manufacturers are constantly looking for the next headline-worthy advance they can implement. And for Fuji and Canon, that means improving your viewfinder to integrate features like optical zoom and better coverage. Read more…

Canon Patents a Multi-Layer Image Sensor with Five Layers Instead of Three

70dsensor

Remember the advent of multi-blade shaving razors? Single blades gave way to two blades and then three, four and five. There are even a six+ blade razors out there in case you want a REALLY close shave. Well, a fresh Canon sensor patent has us wondering if the same thing isn’t happening to digital sensors.

Canon has patented a Foveon-like sensor before — a type of sensor, initially implemented by Sigma, that uses individual layers for detecting red, green and blue — but the company’s newest multi-layer sensor patent shows not three, but five layers. Read more…

Canon Dramatically Retooling Digital Photo Professional, Adds 64-Bit Support & More

CanonDPPP40_1

Earlier this week Canon announced the fourth major iteration of its Digital Photo Professional software. Said to be the largest update since the software was launched, news of the update is turning quite a few heads in the industry. Read more…

Rumor: Canon Has a 1D X Mark II and 5D Mark IV in the Works for Early 2015

5dmk31_mini

If you’ve been following the most recent rumors regarding the long-awaited Canon APS-C flagship 7D Mark II, you know that the latest news is that Canon has some fancy new sensor technology in the works, and that it’s supposed to re-establish Canon as an imaging leader.

None of the rumor sites have been able to pin down what this sensor tech actually is, but its existence seems a near certainty; and now, it looks like the 7D won’t be the only release to benefit from it. Canon may be refreshing the 5D and 1D lines as well. Read more…

Rumor: Reliable Source Says the 7D Mark II Will Feature Completely New Sensor Tech

70dsensor

A reliable source earlier today told Canon Rumors to expect some new sensor technology when Canon finally reveals its followup to the 5-year-old 7D. The source didn’t share many details, but this is supposedly “more than an ‘evolutionary’ technology” — something new that will appear in all Canon DSLRs from this point on but is not the Foveon-like tech spotted in some patents.

With the 7D Mark II supposedly being put through its paces at the World Cup, more details about the tech in the forthcoming APS-C flagship are bound to turn up, so keep checking back and go browse our previous coverage to hold you over in the meantime.

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

Read more…

Humor: World Cup Photogs Have to Wear Sony Vests, But Not One Shoots Sony

sonyworldcup

Need a bit of a chuckle this morning? Check out the image above, published by Visualise.com. As sonyalpharumors points out, you’ll notice that almost all of the photographers are wearing Sony branded vests (Sony is a major World Cup Sponsor) but not a single one of them is shooting with a Sony camera.

It’s good for a little smile and a reminder that, while many believe Sony is currently one of the most innovative camera brands in the world, sports photography is definitely an area where the big two enjoy a well-deserved monopoly.

After Six Years of Poking Fun of Canon, the Man Behind ‘Fake Chuck Westfall’ Comes Forward

FCW_3

It was announced last week on the Fake Chuck Westfall Twitter account that the controversial Fake Chuck Westfall blog would be taking a permanent hiatus. The center of plenty of controversy since its inception, the Fake Chuck Westfall blog has had an interesting existence, marred by legal action and takedown threats, and helped along by the Streisand effect.

Now, as the blog prepares to go offline for good, the man behind the site has come forward for the very first time, revealing his identity and the story behind the controversial blog through a PDN interview and his own final blog post Read more…

Sony’s A7s Takes on Canon’s 5D Mark III in Side-by-Side Low-Light Test

So far, all of the Sony A7s high-ISO tests we’ve seen — from your standard static test to some beautiful production-level footage — have only shown the A7s. There have been no side-by-side comparisons to show if this really is outperforming the competition substantially, or if it only seems like it is.

Well, today that changes thanks to a short, Canon 5D Mark III vs. Sony A7s side-by-side comparison created by Den Lennie. Read more…

Glass in the Path: Why Using Adapters May Hurt Your Image Quality

NOTE: This is a Geek Post. If you aren’t into geeky photo measurements, or into adapting lenses from one brand of camera to another, you’ll not be interested.


Single glass piece from the sensor stack of a Canon (left) and Micro 4/3 (right) camera. Image credit: Aaron Closz.

Single glass piece from the sensor stack of a Canon (left) and Micro 4/3 (right) camera. Image credit: Aaron Closz.

A year or two ago, I wrote a blog post where I basically showed lenses shot on adapters on other cameras aren’t acceptable for testing. If you run them through Imatest the results aren’t accurate. I suggested that reviewers shouldn’t test lenses on adapters, although obviously adapters are a great way to use interesting lenses to take pictures. Read more…