Canon EOS C100 MarkII Announced and available for pre-order

I’ve just heard from B&H that they are now taking pre-orders for a Mark II version of the Canon EOS C100. Having a quick look through the specifications reveals some really important updates including the following.

• 1080p at 50 and 59.94 frames per second.
• Built in Dual Pixel AF including face detection AF mode
• MP4 recording option as well as AVCHD
• Additional Mic built in to the body for audio recording without the handle attached
• Body now includes mini joystick to allow full control without handle attached
• 3.5″ OLED Display with more position options and controls
• EVF Almost twice as large as the original C100 with a much better design (much like the C300)
• Built in Wireless support

The C100 Mark II is now available for Pre-order at B&H Photo for $5,499

Click here to view at B&H

 

Canon EOS C100 mark ii back OLED screen folded

Canon EOS C100 mark ii back OLED screen folded

Canon EOS C100 mark ii back oled screen

Canon EOS C100 mark ii back OLED screen

Canon EOS C100 mark ii back

Canon EOS C100 mark ii back

Canon EOS C100 mark ii front

Canon EOS C100 mark ii front

Canon EOS C100 mark ii with handle fitted

Canon EOS C100 mark ii with handle fitted

 

 

 

 

 

European Bike Week 2014

Just back from shooting another Harley-Davidson European Bike Week in Faaker See, Austria. Unlike all the others I’ve filmed there over the past six years the weather was well and truly against us this year with every day being wet and grey.

The one saving grace for this shoot was that when there’s low clouds and mist in the area the passes surrounding the event site take on a whole new feel with rising mist over the tree lined roads.

A day at the races

I just wanted to share this snap from a shoot I did this week for Harley-Davidson at the famous Nurbugring racetrack in Germany. Hopefully I’ll be able to share more info about the shoot soon and maybe even some of the resulting footage but any motor racing fan will recognise this iconic track and understand what a thrill it was to be able to film on the track itself.

nurburgring

Croatia Harley Days 2014

Biograd on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast played host to this years European HOG Rally and once again I had the pleasure of being invited to the event to film it and create a video showing the highlights of the location and the activities that took place.

Approximately 50,000 people descended upon the event site over the four days of the festival, with an estimated 25,000 bikers experiencing Croatia’s fantastic riding roads and coastline.

I had my Canon C300 upgraded to include the Dual Pixel Auto Focus (DPAF) feature just before flying out to Croatia and I have to say that it proved to be a lot more useful than I was expecting. I really wanted the DPAF feature for shooting from the back of a bike as it’s impossible to manually focus well in that situation but as it turned out I used the Auto Focus a lot more than I was expecting.

Used in combination with the Focus Lock feature which I programmed to the magnify button on the handgrip I found myself allowing the AF to gain initial focus much of the time and then locking the focus before composing my shots rather than punching in and focusing manually as I would have done previously.

For any shots that required slower focus pulls I’d just lock the AF and then manually focus as normal.

One situation that I found the DPAF feature really helped with was using the Tokina 11-16 f2.8. In the past I’ve run in to quite a few problems with focussing that lens accurately. Having to work quickly in the midday sun it’s very easy to think the lens is focussed correctly only to find the images are actually a little soft. The DPAF helped a lot when having to work fast shooting wide.

The other lenses used were the Canon 17-55 f2.8 and the 24-105 F4, both of which also performed well with the DPAF feature.

croatia-pano-2

 

There’s a few slider and Jib shots thrown in courtesy of my Kessler Stealth Slider and Pocket Jib Traveller. The Drone shots were captured by my buddy Lorenzo De Angeli using a GoPro Hero 3 mounted to a hand built drone.

OK Go do it again

I’m sure most of you must have seen the impressive music video put out by OK Go where they performed their song “Here it goes again” using gym treadmills in a single take. Well they’ve just done it again and this time they have put together a single shot video for their new song “The writings on the wall” that simply has to be watched to be believed. Can you imagine how much work it took to make that happen!