Canon 7D Firmware Update Version 2.0.5 Now Available

Canon 7D

Canon has issued a firmware update for the Canon 7D. Firmware version 2.0.5 incorporates the following fix.

1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the image files cannot be transferred using the FTP protocol via USB cable after the EOS 7D camera has established a wireless connection to the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E5 (A/B/C/D).

You can download the firmware update here on Canon’s website.

Canon Medium Format System to be Part of EOS Family?

Canon Medium Format Rumors

Rumors of a medium format system in the works for Canon continue to churn as we are still a year away from the anticipated release at Photokina 2014. Keith over at Northlight Images has received word that the rumored medium format system from Canon will be part of the EOS system, “since a key aspect of the MF project is how it positions the Canon camera brand ‘as a whole’ in the market in years to come.”

MF Comparison

The EOS branding makes lots of sense given the recent addition of the EOS M line. Additional rumors suggested that current EF lenses would be compatible with Canon EOS medium format bodies; however, that doesn’t seem quite right given the image circle and flange distance requirements. It seems more likely that Canon medium format lenses would be compatible with the EF mount for the current DSLR formats.

Canon EOS Cinema Cameras Get ISO 80,000 via Firmware Updates

Canon Cinema Camera

Canon has issued firmware updates for its C100, C300 and C500 cinema cameras that expand the sensitivity range to ISO 80,000, along with several other feature additions and enhancements.

The EOS C100 and C300 firmware updates will be available from Canon in November 2013, while the C500 firmware update will be available in December 2013.

Check out the feature excerpts for each of the cameras below. [Read more...]

Canon Unveils New CN-E35mm T1.5 L F Cinema Prime Lens

Canon EF 35mm Cinema Prime Lens

Initially announced as under development just prior to NAB 2013, Canon has released a new cinema prime lens – the CN-E35mm T1.5 L F.

This new lens is a full frame EF-mount lens that marks the sixth lens in the EF cinema prime line-up. As a full frame lens, it is compatible with the Canon 1D C, 1D X, 5D Mark III and, of course, all EOS Cinema cameras with EF mounts.

Other lenses in the line-up include the 14mm24mm50mm85mm, and 135mm EF-mount Cinema prime lenses.

The Canon CN-E35mm T1.5 L F Cinema prime lens is expected to be available in December 2013 for $5,200.

Canon EOS Cinema Cameras Up to $3000 Off

Canon C300

The Canon EOS C500 4K cinema camera and the EOS 300 HD cinema camera are available with $3000 and $2000 instant rebates, respectively, now through September 30. Find the EOS C500 here at B&H Photo and the EOS C300 here at B&H Photo.

Additionally, the Canon EOS C100 HD cinema camera has a $1000 instant rebate available through August 31. Check it out here at B&H Photo.