A couple Canon EOS Cinema cameras received further discounts with some relatively reasonable prices now. The original Canon EOS C100 is now available for $2,299 (was $3,999), while the C100 with the Dual Pixel AF update is $2499 (was $4,499). The C100 Mark II with the EF-S 18-135mm IS STM lens is $3,699 (reg. $5,699). Finally, the C300 Mark II is available for $9,999 (reg. $15,999) – perhaps in response to the recently announced Panasonic AU-EVA1, which ships later this year. I’m not sure if these are permanent price drops or if they are only for a short while. If you’ve been on the hunt for a cinema camera though, these are are the most attractive deals Canon has offered thus far.
Canon Rumors says that it has confirmed that the C500 Mark II would arrive – most likely alongside a 4K C300 Mark II cinema camera too.
Pushing the C300 Mark II to 4K is a big step up but still only a logical progression for a $12k+ camera in 2015. No word yet on what improvements the C500 Mark II will see.
It looks like Canon has dropped retail prices on all of its first generation Cinema EOS cameras. Check out the breakdown of the new/old prices below. [Read more…]
For those who have been clamoring for a bigger superzoom lens for their Canon DSLRs, you now have an option available. Canon just announced its new CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 Ultra-Telephoto Zoom lens for a whopping retail price of $78,000. [Read more…]
Canon has announced plans to offer the Dual Pixel AF continuous autofocus feature on the EOS C300 cinema camera. As was the case for the EOS C100, the upgrade will require you to take or ship your camera to an accredited Canon service center.
The charge for the upgrade is $500 and is only available for the EF version. More details here from Canon.
It attaches by using a foam padded sleeve that slides over the LCD screen of either the C300 or C500. The sleeve is secured into place with a bar clamp. It also includes a unique monitor lock clip to keep the LCD screen from moving forward when the Z-Finder is pressed against your eye.
The Z-Finder for the Canon C300 and C500 retails for $485 and is expected to ship mid-March. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
You can see the new Z-Finder and other Zacuto C300 and C500 accessories in the video below. [Read more…]