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.”
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.
The latest rumors on the Canon medium format camera suggest that Canon will hold off unveiling a medium format camera until Photokina 2014. The reasoning in the rumors is that Canon does not want to launch until there are enough products in the line to unveil a complete system – with the intent to have a “show stealing” announcement at Photokina 2014 next September. [click to continue…]
A fews after the Canon/Phase One medium format rumors surfaced, we now have a gaggle of confirmations and denials about such a camera. One source noted that Canon was certainly going to make it happen and the Canon medium format move would get a very big announcement at Photokina 2014.
Nothing concrete has surfaced anywhere in the rumor mill. At this point, we are still waiting for something more solid to come along.
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[via Northlight & CR]
Now this would stir the pot a bit….
New rumors suggest that Canon is looking into digital medium format cameras. Specifically, that Canon is investing (possibly with the intent to purchase) a medium format manufacturer. The most obvious choice? Phase One.
Phase One makes some very high-res camera backs, including the IQ280 at 80MP in 645 format with a sensor size of 40.4mm x 53.7mm.
Just how big is that compared to a full frame sensor found in the likes of the 5D Mark III and 1D X? [click to continue…]
Hasselblad has announced that the V System has reach the end of the line and the last 503CW medium format camera has rolled of the production line.
Going forward, Hasselblad will focus on the H System for medium format capture; however, the company made no announcement concerning the upcoming Lunar camera, which is based off the Sony NEX system, noting only, “Additionally we are focusing on new products for advanced enthusiasts.”
The Fotodiox RhinoCam is a new camera system that essentially converts Sony NEX cameras into a medium format-equivalent camera to deliver images up to 140MP using cameras like the Sony NEX-7.
More details, images and sample crops below. [click to continue…]