By Canon Patents
| November 18, 2017 |
It appears that Canon is continuing R&D into some kind of hybrid viewfinder for DSLRs. Canon News has uncovered a recent Japanese patent application from Canon for a hybrid viewfinder.
This one is a clever application where the EVF moves up with the mirror, to show the EVF image through the viewfinder.
This one has some real potential for implementation; as the entire optical path for the viewfinder remains the same for EVF and OVF operation, eliminating what would be a far more complex bulk on top of the camera as the last hybrid viewfinder patent demonstrated.
By Canon Business General
| November 16, 2017 |
Canon Japan has announced new official swag just in time for Christmas. All of these items are scheduled to be released on December 14, 2017, and if you’re like me, you’ll be on ebay December 15, 2017 looking to pick up one or two of these items.
The new goodies being released:
- Premium Gift Box MC-MUG SET
- Lens Mug MC-MG001
- Lens Mug MC-MG002
- Miniature USB F-1 16GB
- Thermal Bottle MC-TB001
- Lunch Bag MC-LB001
- Picnic Mat MC-PM 001 (My wife would love a picnic with a mat like this)
You can check out more over at the Official Canon Fan Goods store.
By Canon Accessories
| November 15, 2017 |
We’re told that the new flash that recently showed up for certification will be geared towards smaller cameras and mirrorless shooters, but give prosumer level features.
The flash was supposed to be announced in the summer of 2017, but has been delayed for unknown reasons. We would expect it is going to be announced alongside the Canon EOS M50 in January or February of 2018.
The Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT is quite small, but it may not be small enough for some EOS M shooters.
More to come…
By Canon DSLR Rumors
| November 13, 2017 |
Nokishita has uncovered a new Canon camera that has appeared for bluetooth certification. It looks like it will be called the EOS Kiss M / EOS M50 depending on the market.
The naming scheme is interesting, as “Kiss” is usually held for DSLRs in Japan. Could this be the first EOS M camera with an EF mount?
We think this camera will be coming for CES In January at the earliest.
More to come…
By Canon Lens Rumors
| November 11, 2017 |
Every so often we get a mention of a new 135mm lens. The latest 135mm lens announced turned out be the TS-E 135mm f/4L, and I think there may have been some incorrect assumptions as to what the “135mm” lens was going to be, and we were probably guilty of that. I think most people expected an update to the EF 135mm f/2L.
We’re now being told by an anonymous source that another 135mm portrait lens is scheduled to be announced in the first half of 2018 and that it will have IS.
We’re still trying to confirm what two new lenses Canon will be announcing in the first quarter of 2018.