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Cinematographers, directors or photographers who use a camera and want to check and or simulate framing without holding the camera, should check the FREE collection of Magic ViewFinder apps. Whether you use a Blackmagic Cinema camera, a Lumix (or Olympus), a Canon, Nikon, Sony, Arri or RED, there is a Magic Viewfinder for you. Taking the name from the brand it is designed to be used with, the Magic Viewfinder app either becomes a Magic Cinema Viewfinder (for the Blackmagic models) or a Magic RED Viewfinder, or Magic Nikon Viewfinder. Each specific app will present features adequate to the camera(s)
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The ongoing battle over camera supremacy between Canon, Nikon, and Sony is receiving more mainstream attention in the business world. Bloomberg has published a report on the rise of Sony through its mirrorless cameras and states that Sony is now winning over professional photographers. Sony has enjoyed a sizable lead in the booming mirrorless camera race thanks to its willingness to launch full-frame mirrorless cameras while Canon and Nikon largely twiddled their thumbs and continued focusing on their bread and butter DSLR businesses. As a result, Sony is now chipping away at the duopoly’s lead in the $3.2 billion
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Tamron has just announced its new 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD full-frame lens for Canon and Nikon DSLRs. At just 3.5 inches (8.9cm) in length and 1.01lbs (0.46kg) in weight, the lens is the smallest and lightest ultra-wide-angle zoom lens in its class. Compared to the $1,099 Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC, this latest lens is more affordable and more portable while not offering built-in optical stabilization. Shooting at the widest focal length of 17mm allows you to use f/2.8, but the variable maximum aperture drops down to f/4 once you zoom in toward
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Sony has multiple full frame mirrorless cameras on the market and Nikon is planning to unveil its first later this month, but it seems that having a pro-oriented mirrorless camera isn’t a prerequisite for doing well in the mirrorless market. Case in point: Canon is apparently already the #1 mirrorless camera company in Japan even before announcing its own rumored full frame mirrorless system. Canon Rumors reports that in reporting its 2018 2nd quarter financial results recently, Canon claims that it has taken the #1 spot in mirrorless camera market share over the first half of 2018. The APS-C Canon
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It’s a first for the PowerShot family of cameras: 4K video. Canon may keep 4K UHD away from its mainstream DSLRs, but entry-level photographers get the much requested feature. Nikon’s recent COOLPIX P1000 takes the crown when it comes to zooming, with a 125x optical zoom that takes the lens from 24-3000mm, which can be doubled, almost magically, through the use of Dynamic Fine Zoom4, to 6000mm without, according to Nikon, any apparent loss of quality, and up to 12000mm by the pure digital zoom also available. Canon’s camera is more modest in this department, covering everything between 24-960mm (equivalent
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Canon has announced the PowerShot SX740 HS, a 40x zoom compact that replaces the SX730 HS and adds 4K video recording to the line. The camera has a 20.3MP 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor and can shoot 10 frames per second continuously with AF lock on. The 20x lens has a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 24-960mm. The 3-inch LCD screen on the back of the camera tilts 180° for selfies and easy vlogging. Other features include a pop-up flash and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connectivity. Here are some sample photos captured with the camera: The CanonPowerShot SX740 HS will cost $399
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According to the rumor mill, Canon is making some big leaps with some new mirrorless cameras. Here’s everything we know so far.
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It’s not just Nikon. Canon is also reportedly planning to launch two different full frame mirrorless cameras in the very near future. Canon Rumors is hearing that Canon will be releasing two full frame mirrorless cameras before the middle of 2019. And like Nikon’s rumored pair, Canon’s cameras will also arrive as a high-megapixel “flagship” model and a lower resolution, cheaper model. The first camera to be announced will be a 30.4-megapixel mirrorless camera that could be “closely related” to the sensor found in the existing Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon Rumors writes. Canon said back in May
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It looks like electronic info displays are becoming a new norm for camera lenses. A new patent filed by Canon suggests that the company’s next 18-55mm kit lens will feature an LCD display. New Camera first spotted the new Canon patent (JP2018005130A) for aberration reduction in an interchangeable lens. Within the document is an illustration showing what appears to be the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS III kit lens, and one of the reference indicators is for a “lens information display.” The info display is found next to the AF/MF and IS ON/OFF toggle switches. Zeiss kicked off the
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Think medium format CMOS sensors are big? Check out what Canon’s largest sensor looks like when placed next to a DSLR camera (an EOS Rebel T3i/600D). The picture above is to scale. Canon first unveiled its humongous, ultra-sensitive, ultra-resolution CMOS sensor back in August 2010, saying that it would open new doors in various academic and industrial fields. “A certain level of light is required when shooting with a digital camera or camcorder, and without it, images cannot be captured due to insufficient sensitivity,” Canon writes. “In the pursuit of further improving the sensitivity of imaging elements, Canon has embraced
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In this article, we take a look at what you need to know about Canon’s auto-focus (Servo AF) before shooting video for your next project.
Are video capabilities going to be a much bigger segment of the DSLRs coming from Canon? Holy cow don't we all hope so? That would be huge. When I've talked with Canon in the past, I've always been told that they believed they had a strong video component to their DSLRs – which is true really – but the overwhelming sentiment is that folks like Sony are crushing the video from Canon with their mirrorless line. So if this is true, it will certainly be a welcome addition. I mean, what could it hurt?
Video Capabilities Will Be at the Heart of All Future
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After much anticipation, we get our first look at the updates to Canon’s popular 70-200mm lens options for video and film professionals.
Canon has just announced two next-generation 70-200mm lenses in its EF stable: the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III and 70-200mm f/4L IS II, geared toward professionals and advanced amateurs, respectively. “The new lenses serve advanced amateur and professional photographers in a variety of applications and solutions including wildlife, landscapes, portrait and sports photography,” Canon says. “Canon EF 70-200mm focal-length lenses are a popular option for photographers in need of a long zoom range that maintains a relatively compact design.”
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS IIIThe new 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III is the latest iteration of
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Canon just officially discontinued the EOS-1V, the company’s last remaining film camera. The move brings an official end to Canon’s film camera business after an 80-year run. Canon entered the camera industry back in 1937 as Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory, creating a Leica clone called “The Kwanon” that was Japan’s first 35mm focal-plane-shutter camera. The company wasn’t yet in the business of lenses, so it used Nikkor lenses from Nippon Kogaku K.K., the company that could go on to become Nikon. Over the next 80 years, Canon would produce a long, respected line of rangefinders and SLR
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One of the viral stories on the Web last week was how NASA photographer Bill Ingalls had his remote Canon DSLR melted while shooting a SpaceX rocket launch. NASA has since revealed more details regarding exactly what happened. When the photo of Ingalls’ charred camera first started making the rounds, most reports stated that the camera was placed too close to the launchpad (we initially shared this explanation as well before Ingalls clarified it for us). One of the reasons for this misinformation was CBS news correspondent Peter King, whose Tweet helped bring the photo to everyone’s attention:
Olympus, Panasonic, Nikon or Fujifilm are some of the companies offering compact cameras able to withstand the most punishing environments, so you can take your video and photography passion everywhere. When you think of action cameras, which can be used almost anywhere, you immediately think about GoPro and similar models. Yes, those are, no doubt, action cameras, but what if you want something that looks more classic, a camera that looks like a camera, and still offers you all the options you immediately associate with action cams? That’s the premise used in this guide, which looks at cameras that you
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Canon is now officially in the business of selling sensors. Third-party companies can now purchase three of Canon’s state-of-the-art sensors, including the 120-megapixel monster that has received a significant amount of attention in recent years. New Camera reports that the three sensors are available through the Canon authorized distributor Phase 1 Technology Corp of New York, not to be confused with Phase One the Danish camera company. The three sensors are Canon’s 120MP ultra-high-resolution CMOS, 5MP global shutter CMOS, and ultra-low-light Full HD CMOS. “Canon industrial sensors redefine high-performance with state-of-the-art technology, backed by decades of ongoing development and improvement,”
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