Month: January 2012

Canon 5d MKIII Seen In The Wild

Well well well, what do we have here ?  It seems that Canon is testing the new 600mm lens alongside the new 200-400mm lens on safari in Africa.  And look at the body in the image below…. It looks to be a combination of a 7D and a 1D X in terms of screen size, button placements and most importantly it doesn’t have a pop up flash which means it’s unlikely to be a 7dMKII.  Also looks like a new grip with more controls on it. Via CanonRumors and Aperture...

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Rode Microphones Announces New Stereo Videomic Pro and Videomic HD

Rode Microphones has just announced details of two new DSLR friendly microphones.  The Stereo Videomic Pro continues their form factor and feature redesign that we saw last year in the Videomic Pro but implements it on the old Stero Videomic.  The second microphone is even more interesting though as it is the first microphone in the world to combine a shotgun mic with a built in recorder and basic mixing capabilities as well as audio monitoring.  Read on for more details….   Rode Stereo Videomic Pro The bulk old Stereo Videomic is gone and replaced with this MUCH smaller version.  Like the Videomic Pro it features a -1odb PAD switch for loud situations like sporting events and live music.  It also has a +20db switch for use with DSLRs.  Sending a hotter signal to a DSLR means that the camera needs to make much less use of their often noisy internal pre-amps and there is also a 75Hz high pass filter switch to help cut down background noises.  The mic is powered by a 9v battery which is certainly not my favorite option.  Most of us have plenty of AA batteries and chargers so it’s a shame it doesn’t make use of that. The microphones themselves are ½”cardioid condenser capsules arranged in an XY pair.  Most people tend to go with a hotshoe mounted shotgun microphone but for ambient...

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Canon’s New EF Cine Lenses Up For Order

As well as Canon’s new EOS C300 camera being made available for order today, B&H also have new Cinema EOS lenses that will be a perfect compliment for this camera. Last week at CES I had some hands on time with the new zooms and they are meticulously constructed, a joy to use.   Canon CN-E 14.5-60mm T2.6 L S Cinema Zoom Lens with EF Mount Canon CN-E 14.5-60mm T2.6 L SP Cinema Zoom Lens with PL Mount Canon CN-E 30-300mm T2.95-3.7 L S EF Mount Cinema Zoom Lens Canon CN-E 30-300mm T2.95-3.7 L SP PL Mount Cinema Zoom...

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