Sigma has announced official pricing and availability for the new APS-C format DP3 Merrill. It should be available later this month for $999. It is currently available for pre-order at both B&H and Adorama.
Canon gave a number of interviews during CP+ that shed some light on what may be coming from the 7D Mark II and 70D. [Read more…]
Rumored lenses include an EF-S zoom fisheye lens, as well as a new macro IS lens. As noted by CR, the EF-S 18-200mm IS lens is due for a replacement and would be a logical choice to get Canon’s new STM focus motor to play nice with video AF on entry-level DSLRs like the Canon Rebel T4i and its eventual successor.
Hasselblad has unveiled plans to launch a high-end mirrorless camera with a Sony E-mount. Dubbed the “Lunar”, the camera will sport a 24.3MP APS-C sensor and capture full HD video.
The Hasselblad Lunar appears to be a rebadged Sony NEX-7 with lots of Hasselblad fluff on the outside. The body and grip of the Lunar will feature carbon fiber, titanium, wood, leather and precious metals, including gold, to help drive up the price to around €5000 (no word yet on US pricing).
The Hasselblad Lunar should arrive in the first quarter of 2013.
More details in the press release below. [Read more…]
The Canon EOS C300 cinema camera recently made history when it was used to shoot “Departure Date,” the first movie almost entirely shot on airliners in flight. The 24-minute short film was shot over 9 days across 3 continents covering 28,000 miles while flying at 35,000 feet on planes carrying real passengers.
Sounds like a recipe for disaster…
Somehow though, they made it work and the film premiered at the L.A. Film Festival on June 17, 2012.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIwXGTov8DE&w=640&h=360]
More details in the full case study summary below. [Read more…]