Canon has developed a new Picture Style for EOS HDSLRs called the Video Camera X Series Look. The Picture Style is designed to mimic Canon’s X-series camcorders and offers lower saturation and contrast for more latitude when grading footage from your Canon 5D Mark III, 7D, 1D X and other EOS cameras.
This is an official Canon Picture Style, unlike the Technicolor CineStyle, which has otherwise met with Canon’s approval but is not an official Canon Picture Style.
The Video Camera X Series Look Picture Style can be downloaded from Canon’s website and installs to your Canon DSLR via EOS Utility v. 2.6 or later.
The long-awaited Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM lens with built-in 1.4x extender is now officially official and can be purchased for $11,799. Better yet, it should start shipping in a couple of weeks at “the end of May.”
The Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM can be pre-ordered here at B&H Photo and here at Adorama.
Based on the hype surrounding this lens, including the rave reviews from Olympic photographers, expect there to be some pre-orders stacking up, which could lead to some delays in meeting the demand. [click to continue…]
B&H has the new Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE lens in stock and shipping for Canon EF mount. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The Nikon ZF.2 version is not yet shipping; however, it is available for pre-order.
Canon Japan’s commercial for the EOS Kiss X7 (aka the Rebel SL1) has to carry the top spot for cute camera commercials. Just look at those adorable soccer wizards go!
Why can’t we get commercials like this to air in the US?
[Hat tip to Rich Legg]
Canon remains number one among manufacturers in terms of volume of DSLR and interchangeable lens cameras. This takes into account the mirrorless camera market as well.
Of course, this is based on a Canon survey. I’m not sure what scope and details of that survey were; however, Canon feels good enough about the numbers to claim that it has delivered more DSLR and mirrorless cameras than Nikon, Sony or any other manufacturer.
Full bragging rights in the press release below. [click to continue…]
The new Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM is in stock and now shipping for Canon DSLRs at B&H Photo and Adorama.