Freeupgrades for Canon trio
Canon has revealed a slew of free upgrades for the EOS R5 and R6 mirrorless cameras, as well as the EOS-1D X Mark III, which reduce the huge file sizes for video. The new firmware update enables a reduced file size for low bit rate Raw movies for the EOS R5 and EOS-1D X Mark III. And the R5 also gets a Canon Log 3 gamma curve for greater dynamic range, as used by all Canon’s Cinema EOS cameras. This feature is coming to the R6 and EOS-1D X Mark III in a future update. The latest upgrades also introduce a lower bit rate movie option, to create small, easily shareable video files. The R5 can now shoot Full HD in 120p, and filmmakers can also save camera settings to a memory card, which can be copied across to a different body. There is also the option to turn off the LCD monitor during shooting and use it for playback only, just like a DSLR. The R5 and R6 now get full manual support for RF lenses, allowing a manual override of the focus when shooting in Servo AF mode. The EOS-1D X Mark III and EOS R5 also get improvements to FTP transfer of files, and there is now support for software on Apple Mac computers that use the new Apple M1 processors. canon.co.uk camera now outputs the same ProRes Raw as its big brother, the S1H, following free firmware updates to the camera and the Atomos Ninja V. It now records up to 5.9k ProRes Raw to a Ninja V monitor/recorder – and there is support for anamorphic Raw. It’s a great upgrade, meaning it’s now a stronger competitor to the newer, and cheaper, Panasonic Lumix S5. Meanwhile, the Ninja V allows you to monitor the Raw signal on its bright, 1000-nit HDR screen. There is touchscreen access to tools like waveforms, punch-in zoom and focus peaking, and it records the ProRes Raw on to a removable SSD drive for immediate editing. Atomos recently upgraded the Ninja V firmware to support ProRes Raw on Sony A1 and FX3 cameras, the Panasonic Lumix BGH1 and Sigma fp L. ProRes Raw is now fully supported in Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer, among others. atomos.com
SAMYANG SHRINKS THE LENS! Korean lens maker Samyang has gone small time with its ‘Tiny Series’, which includes a new 24mm f/1.8 FE autofocus lens to fit full-frame Sony E-mount cameras. Weighing just 230g/8.1oz, the £460/$499 lens is only 71mm/2.8in long, despite using 11 lens elements in eight groups. It has a nine-bladed iris for smooth bokeh and a close focus distance of 190mm/7.48in. The construction includes two extra-low dispersion elements, three high-refractive index elements and two aspherical elements.
The Linear STM autofocus motor provides fast, quiet focusing, and the lens barrel has a custom function switch and focus hold button. However, the lens doesn’t offer image stabilisation. intro2020.co.uk ATOMOS RAWBOOST FOR S SERIES LUMIX Panasonic’s S1 full-frame mirrorless
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