Today Canon reduced the price of their 4K video DSLR, the Canon EOS 1DC, by $4,000, taking the retail price from $11,999 down to $7,999. The camera was first introduced 3 years ago in April of 2012 and its high cost was always a mystery, considering that the camera’s hardware was almost identical to the 50% cheaper Canon 1DX DSLR (that lacks 4K video shooting capabilities). Still, the Canon 1DC was in many ways unique on the digital video market offering 4K resolution, as well as producing some outstanding results for its relatively small body size and weight and was used on many professional productions. During 2014 many camera manufacturers introduced 4K capable yet compact large sensor cameras, like the Sony A7S or Blackmagic Production Camera 4K, that were a lot more affordable than the Canon 1DC. However the 1DC price tag remained unchanged, until now. Today, on February 1st 2015, 1DC owners lost $4,000 of value on their investment when the price was dropped overnight. There is no indication as to why the price was dropped so radically or why it remained unchanged over such a long period of time in the first place. Fact is that many 1DC owners that intended to sell their cameras used are furious over such a radical price drop. It is presumed that we will see the introduction of several new pro cameras by Canon in April of this year. There are numerous rumours out there as to what we will see, but it’s clear that there’s something quite interesting on the horizon as the product cycle of several C cameras has come to an end. On the other hand, for those looking into purchasing a 1DC the camera just became a lot more interesting again. While $7,999 is still a hefty sum, the camera is certainly worth considering for those seeking superb lowlight capabilities and picture quality at 4K resolution. via nofilmschool.comRead more
Here’s a list of all the co-branded Samyang lenses and how to get the best deals on them. These lenses are a good choice for filmmakers on a budget who are looking to shoot with prime lenses that are somewhat cine-worthy.Read more
If you were keen on actually seeing the F5 and F55 cameras operated here’s a nice video in which Richard Lewis, Cinematography & Product Specialist from Sony shows you around their new babies. Recently the Yen prices for the new cameras have popped up (LINK) ahead of official announcement (apparently by mistake). A rough conversion of the prices gives us the following (seems to be before tax): Sony F55: $34k Sony F5: $20k the R5 RAW recorder: $5.8k oled EVF: $6.5k normal EVF: $3.9k 7″ LCD: $5.3k olivine Batteries: $579 RAW card reader: $763 6-lens kit: $30k 3-lens kit: $17k And these are expected to ship in February 2013. You can pre-order this bank account sweeper at B&H: LINK And we also have another discount pre-order code for Europe, but the final pricing is not official there yet, so you can only make a deposit for pre-order: CODE: 311212C5DF55 (gives you 500€ off, for what it’s worth) Insert at checkout when pre-ordering the Sony F5 or Sony F55 at A.F. Marcotec. More info on the cameras in our announcement article: LINKRead more
Sony just announced 2 new cameras. No wait, they just release another 3. It’s getting hard to keep track, let’s look at it slowly: After the Sony A99 full frame DSLR, and the NEX-VG900 full frame large sensor camera, Sony went on to release the NEX-VG30 that is the direct successor to the NEX-VG20 (released last year).Read more
It looks like your lens can mount the new 5D mark III flagship HDSLR pretty soon. After careful observation of the specs many believe the new Canon camera will deliver a lot of pleasing video performance. Not only the specs are right, but it’s possible that the image quality will surpass what we’ve been used to. It has only been several hours since the announcement and the big stores are ready for preorder. Delivery has been announced by Canon for “the end of March 2012”. B&H – $3499 Amazon – $3499 Adorama – $3499 Austria – 4099€ (=$5421) As always the camera is still ridiculously priced in most “slower” countries. Unlucky Austrians will add $2000 :) there have been similar reports from Canada. First sales on ebay appeared: LINKRead more
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