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 Friday, December 02, 2011
The Canon Professional Network has posted another Canon EOS 1D X video:
 
AE System Explained
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Post Date: 12/2/2011 1:27:14 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, December 01, 2011
Sample pictures have been added to the Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens Review.
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Post Date: 12/1/2011 9:37:27 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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Post Date: 11/30/2011 1:35:33 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, November 28, 2011
Sample pictures have been added to the following reviews:
 
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens Review
Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Lens Review
Post Date: 11/28/2011 5:38:50 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, November 22, 2011
ISO 12233 Chart results have been added to the Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro FX Lens Review page.
Post Date: 11/22/2011 10:21:12 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, November 21, 2011
dc.watch.impress.co.jp has posted an interview with the developers of the Canon EOS 1D X. The article, being in Japanese, is completely illegible to me - but Kaz sent me a summary of what he felt was new information. Here are his notes:
 
1) The 1D X is the first time they were able to combine the features of the 1D and 1Ds, which they couldn't do before due to technological issues. It was a "finally" kind of feeling after 10 years of development.
 
2) They knew some people would ask for more MP even when they announced the 1D X, but have their ears open and will keep thinking about what the market needs.
 
3) They're always considering the possibility of MF, but have no current plans to enter that market.
 
4) Timing of the 1D X announcement was to quell questions about the 1Ds replacement and to warn pros before the Olympics, and in consideration of Nikon, which they consider to be their biggest competitor when it comes to pros.
 
5) The earthquake had some effect on the 1D X release date, but it's not that. They actually wanted to release it earlier than March, which they feel is still a bit late for the August Olympics.
 
6) Although they can't say they'll never use them in the future, they are stopping production of APS-H sensors.
 
7) The APS-H size was more to allow for high-speed shooting, so they're moving fully to full-frame, to focus more on image quality.
 
8) The Digic 5 is 6 times faster than the Digic 4. The Digic 5+ is 3 times faster than the Digic 5, making it 17 times faster than the Digic 4, allowing for a lot of processing to be done in hardware rather than software.
 
9) ISO 204800 isn't overkill, as some feel, because some photojournalists need that kind of sensitivity.
 
10) Noise levels of the 1D X should be 2 stops better in all ISOs compared to the 1D IV.
 
11) The Digic 4 is now used as an image recognition processor, so it should be more than plenty to deal with the mere 100,000 pixels used for the AE sensor.
 
12) They know some people want the low-pass filter removed. The low-pass filter in the 1D X is fundamentally the same as previous models, and they decided to keep it in because the benefits outweigh the drawbacks for the pro segment that will use the 1D X.
 
13) Weather sealing is about the same as previous models.
 
14) HDR and some lens corrections still can't be done in-body due to processing power issues. But they may be added in future models.
 
15) Lots of consideration was given to the duplication of buttons in the portrait orientation, as well as preventing accidental pushing of some buttons (like the trash button).
 
16) Quieting the dial and buttons was also considered for video use.
 
17) Contrast AF speed is the same as in previous models.
 
18) The jello effect of the rolling shutter is slightly improved.
 
19) As for mirrorless, they definitely see the utility of a small camera, but have nothing to report at this time.
 
Thanks Kaz!
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Post Date: 11/21/2011 6:03:36 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
One of the tasks that I am far behind on is adding sample pictures to the site. To begin addressing this issue, I have added a batch of sample pictures to the site.
 
Many Canon EOS DSLRs and many lens brands and models are represented in this batch. I hope to add many more pictures in the near future.
 
Be sure to read the tips and other comments below each picture.
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Post Date: 11/21/2011 10:54:29 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, November 17, 2011
Post Date: 11/17/2011 10:50:17 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, November 10, 2011
The Canon Digital Learning Center has posted a pair of pages that you might find interesting:
 
EOS-1D X AF System - AF points & area selection
 
Cinema EOS FAQs
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Post Date: 11/10/2011 11:03:59 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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Post Date: 11/10/2011 9:02:16 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Error corrected: Distortion test results have been added to the following review page:
 
Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro FX Lens Review
Post Date: 11/8/2011 10:47:07 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, November 07, 2011
 Tuesday, November 01, 2011
I added an aperture comparison to the Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon T* ZE Lens Review placeholder page.
 
I love the background blur a wide aperture lens can produce - and the Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 ZE Lens is one of the best wide-aperture lenses available.
Post Date: 11/1/2011 10:45:21 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, October 31, 2011
I have added a focal length and aperture comparison to the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens Review. You will find it near the end of this review.
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Post Date: 10/31/2011 2:18:54 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
I have added an aperture comparison to the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens Review. You will find it near the beginning of this review.
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Post Date: 10/31/2011 12:08:00 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, October 26, 2011
 Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Just posted: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens Review
 
Note that I'm looking for your hands-on experience feedback regarding this lens' AI Servo AF accuracy.
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Post Date: 10/25/2011 1:21:28 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, October 24, 2011
Lens specifications and distortion test results have been added to the following review placeholder pages:
 
Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro FX Lens Review
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens Review
Samyang 35mm f/1.4 US UMC Lens Review
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Lens Review
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Post Date: 10/24/2011 3:11:31 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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