Update: Canon Speedlite 600 EX II-RT & EF-M 28mm f/3.5 IS STM Specifications

Update: Canon Speedlite 600 EX II-RT & EF-M 28mm f/3.5 IS STM Specifications

By Canon Rumors | May 9, 2016 | Canon DSLR Rumors

UPDATE

The Speedlite 600EX II-RT will get the following new accessories as well.

  • Color filter(s)
  • Bounce adaptor
  • Compact battery pack

We reported a few days ago that Canon was going to announce a follow-up to the Speedlite 600 EX-RT, and the specifications have now leaked out ahead of the imminent announcement.

Speedlite 600EX II-RT (Google translated)

  • Covers the angle of view of 20mm-200mm
  • Coverage of 197ft / 60M (ISO100)
  • Continuous firing is 1.5 times faster from 1.1 (CP-E4N 2 times faster at the time of use)
  • Up to 5 can control the flash of the group
  • Dust and water resistent
  • The new design of the accessories group
  • Dot matrix type liquid crystal panel
  • 15 types of custom functions
  • Six types of personal function
  • Can be rotated 180 degrees in either direction

Along with a new flash, we get the first macro lens for the EOS M system.

EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM (Google translated)

  • The world’s lightest macro lens
  • Hybrid IS
  • Image stabilization
  • 45mm when converted to APS-C
  • A built-in macro light. It can automatically illuminate when needed
  • Maximum magnification is 1:2 times
  • Autofocus is done with stepping motors
  • One UD lens and two aspherical lens
Canon Medium Format Talk, It’s Not in the Works

Canon Medium Format Talk, It’s Not in the Works

By Canon Rumors | May 9, 2016 | Canon DSLR Rumors

Every few years we hear discussion about Canon and medium format, as noted by Northlight Images, it usually happens in a Photokina year, which 2016 is. With rumors of Sony and Fuji entering the segment, the talk of what Canon’s plans are have come up again.

For the moment, Canon is paying attention to the medium format market, but have no currently plans or team in place to develop such a product. Canon has in the past made medium format sensors that top 250mp, but those were engineering samples.

Northlight notes that the “official” line from Canon is that there is lots of development possibilities with 35mm sensors. Not to mention, that the medium format segment likely wouldn’t be profitable.

We know that Canon has looked into medium format acquisitions as well as development, but it doesn’t look like we’re going to see them go beyond just tinkering.

Patent: Cinema EOS 37.5-100mm t/3.3 Anamorphic Lens

Patent: Cinema EOS 37.5-100mm t/3.3 Anamorphic Lens

By Canon Rumors | May 6, 2016 | Canon Lens Rumors

Canon has filed an optical formula patent for a Cinema EOS 37.5-100mm f/3.3 Anamorphic lens.

Patent Publication No. 2016-57445

  • Published 2016.4.21
  • Filing date 2014.9.9
  • Zoom ratio 2.67
  • Focal length 37.5 56.2 100.0
  • F-number 3.3 3.3 3.3
  • Half angle of view (degrees) 11.49 7.72 4.36
  • The image height 7.62 7.62 7.62
  • The total lens length 259.95 259.95 259.95
  • BF 38.25 38.25 38.25
  • Anamorphic optical system

What is an anamorphic lens?

Anamorphic lenses are specialty tools which affect how images get projected onto the camera sensor. They were primarily created so that a wider range of aspect ratios could fit within a standard film frame, but since then, cinematographers have become accustomed to their unique look. This article discusses the key considerations with anamorphic lenses in the digital era.

You can read more about anamorphic lenses over at RED

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