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Patent: Possible soft focus EF  to RF adapter

Patent: Possible soft focus EF to RF adapter

By Canon Rumors | December 14, 2018 | Canon Business General | Canon Patents

Northlight Images has uncovered a patent for an additional EF to RF adapter, this one would add “soft focus” capability to all EF lenses on EOS R camera bodies.

The USPTO patent shows the adapter working with all sorts of EF lenses, such as an EF 24mm f/1.4L II, EF 35mm f/1.4L II and the 135mm f/2L.

According to Northlight, “the specs point towards full frame sensors and backfocus distances which could fit with having the soft focus element inside an EF->RF adapter”

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Patent: Canon RF 28-70mm f/2.2-f/2.8

Patent: Canon RF 28-70mm f/2.2-f/2.8

By Canon Rumors | December 13, 2018 | Canon Patents

We’re likely going to see a flurry of RF mount lens patents over the next few years. EF lens development generally builds off previous designs, RF lens development, for the most part, is going to be all new. I think we’re likely to see some crazy and cool concepts over the next few years from Canon.

This patent application is for a different 28-70mm, which doesn’t resemble the RF 28-70mm f/2L USM at all. This patent shows a 28-70mm lens that is much smaller at 155mm compared to the RF 28-70mm f/2L USM at just shy of 200mm.

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Lensrentals.com disassembles the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Lensrentals.com disassembles the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM

By Canon Rumors | December 13, 2018 | Canon EOS R

Canon latest and greatest 50mm lens, the RF 50mm f/1.2L USM has been received by Lensrentals.com and promptly taken apart to see what’s going on inside these new RF mount lenses.

From Lensrentals.com

What we did see, though, is the R lenses are not only entirely new optics, they are also largely new electrical and mechanical systems. There are a lot of different things in here that we haven’t seen in any Canon EF lenses. Some of them we should have expected, like the increased electronics going to the control ring. Others we don’t really understand yet, like the tension spring in the ring USM motor or the increased electrical shielding.

But one thing that is very clear: the RF lenses contain some new technology they haven’t used before. There’s a lot of engineering that’s gone into these. Things are different inside here. As we’ll see in the next teardown we do, some of that is carrying over to at least some EF lenses. What does this mean? It means Canon has invested very heavily into developing the lenses of the R system. This level of engineering didn’t all happen in the last year, they’ve been working on this for quite a while. Read the full article

Buy the RF 50mm f/1.2L USM | Rent the RF 50mm f/1.2L USM

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By Canon Rumors | December 12, 2018 | Deals on Gear

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Patent: Canon sensor tilt to offset image plane changes

Patent: Canon sensor tilt to offset image plane changes

By Canon Rumors | December 11, 2018 | Canon Patents

Here’s a patent that has been misinterpreted on a few websites out there, but Canon News has translated the patent correctly for us. This patent is being interpreted as IBIS (in body image stabilization) when it is in fact related to tilting the sensor to offset changes in the image plane.

Canon News breaks down Japan Patent Application  2018-194766:

This patent application describes cases when zooming a lens, the image plane “tilts” and shifts.  This patent is so that when you are zooming the lens, the sensor will automatically tilt in two axis, depending on instructions from the lens itself.

We have yet to see a detailed IBIS patent from Canon, though we reported yesterday that IBIS will be coming to a future Canon EOS R series camera.

Kipon first to announce third-party native RF mount lenses for the EOS R system

Kipon first to announce third-party native RF mount lenses for the EOS R system

By Canon Rumors | December 10, 2018 | Third Party Lenses

KIPON has announced the ELEGANT series of lenses, the first third-party series for both new Nikon Z mount and Canon RF mount cameras.

The five new lenses will likely start shipping before the end of December 2018.

RF lenses for Canon EOS R from Kipon:

  • 24mm/f2.4 (For Nikon Z & Canon RF) 499USD
  • 35mm/f2.4 (For Nikon Z & Canon RF) 468USD
  • 50mm/f2.4 (For Nikon Z & Canon RF) 325USD
  • 75mm/f2.4 (For Nikon Z & Canon RF) 355USD
  • 90mm/f2.4 (For Nikon Z & Canon RF) 386USD
Sigma Ships Its Most Anticipated Global Vision Lens of the Year – The Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Lens

Sigma Ships Its Most Anticipated Global Vision Lens of the Year – The Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Lens

By Canon Rumors | December 10, 2018 | Third Party Lenses

Ronkonkoma, NY – December 10, 2018 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced the pricing and availability of the highly anticipated Sports line addition announced at Photokina – the new flagship large-aperture telephoto zoom Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports. The new lens to complete the Sigma F2.8 zoom trio, including the award-winning 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Artwide-angle zoom and the 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art modern workhorse zoom – the essential tools for professional photographers, will begin shipping in Canon mount in late December for $1499.00. The advanced optical formula delivers the renowned Sigma Art image quality inside the rugged, weatherproof build of a Sports lens.

Preorder the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens at Adorama

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5 axis IBIS coming to next Canon EOS R series camera [CR2]

5 axis IBIS coming to next Canon EOS R series camera [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | December 10, 2018 | Canon DSLR Rumors

One of the biggest features missing from the first Canon EOS R for a lot of people is in-body image stabilization. Canon has always been a company that has said in-lens stabilization is their preferred way of doing things, as they have made claims that it’s better than sensor based stabilization.

We’ve seen enough comparisons over the years that show sensor-based systems work as well as lens-based systems in most scenarios.  There still seems to be a bit of debate when it comes to stabilizing super telephoto lenses.

We’re being told by a pretty good source that Canon will introduce 5 axis IBIS (in-body image stabilization) in the next EOS R series camera. We’re not sure how this is going to work with in-lens stabilization, but if Canon could figure out a way to make the systems work together to improve performance, that would be a big step forward.

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Kickstarter: New Startup Launches World’s First Titanium Tripod & Ballhead

By Canon Rumors | December 6, 2018 | Industry News

New York — A new startup – Colorado Tripod Company – today announced the world’s first titanium tripod and ballhead. “Although the process of extracting titanium from its ore is costly, designers consider it valuable enough for specialty applications such as aerospace, where its combination of strength-to-weight and corrosion resistance is unrivalled.” says mechanical engineer Nikki Gantos.

Learn more about the Colorado Tripod Company on Kickstarter

The product line features a number of improvements including a titanium hollowball that the tripod company claims will reduce the ball weight by 52%. Other highlights include ballheads with a maximized range of motion and tripods built to streamline parts and materials.

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Skylum Software announces Luminar 3 with Libraries, coming December 18, preorder now

Skylum Software announces Luminar 3 with Libraries, coming December 18, preorder now

By Canon Rumors | December 6, 2018 | Third Party Software

Major upgrade to Luminar includes eagerly anticipated ability to organize and edit an image library

The new library panel turns the acclaimed photo editor into a one-stop imaging solution, allowing amateur and pro photographers to intuitively import, organize, edit and publish images with unprecedented ease and efficiency.

BELLEVUE, WA – December 6, 2018 — Today, Skylum Software announced the availability of the next version of Luminar, their award-winning photo editor. Luminar 3 will start shipping to customers on December 18 and adds the ability to organize and edit multiple images simultaneously with the new Library panel. This addition transforms the photo editing software into a comprehensive, all-in-one imaging package.

Learn more about Luminar 3 with libraries (use coupon code CANONRUMORS to save)

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