I’ve always liked crane shots and more than once have been tempted to buy a small crane or Jib for my work but it’s generally one of those those things that require a lot of time to set up and pack away. Most of my shooting requires me to work quickly and even grabbing my Kessler Stealth Slider for a few shots can prove tricky with tight schedules.
The only way a Jib would work for me is if I could use it in the same way as the slider by grabbing the bag, clipping the device to my existing tripod and then quickly grab the shots without too much setup time. There are a few mobile jib solutions available but every solution I’ve looked at has required multiple parts to be bolted together before use and I just don’t want to deal with building kit mid shoot.
Canon have released firmware 126.96.36.199.00 for the Canon EOS C300, and thankfully this time it’s downloadable and installable by the user. Thi release includes the fix of the green fringing on high contrast edges that was also seen in the 188.8.131.52.00 release. Interesting is the mention of EF lenses being controlled more reliably, there’s no details of which lenses are effected.
Here’s Canon’s actual change log…
1. Some of the EF lens products that can be mounted on the camera can be controlled more reliably.
2. Corrections to the Spanish and German language texts in the View Assistance function [View Assist.].
3. Efforts to correct image color fringing when a subject is of high contrast have been made.
I sent my Canon C300 in to have the latest firmware installed by Canon UK, the 184.108.40.206.0 firmware contains a fix for the green fringe issue that I reported when I first got the C300. Interestingly it also changes the way the camera’s colour balance is set up slightly so I’ve had to update my custom picture profiles that are designed specifically to match the C300 with the C100.