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Patent: Lots of EF-M zoom optical formulas

Patent: Lots of EF-M zoom optical formulas

By Canon Rumors | January 19, 2019 | Canon Patents

Canon continues to work away at EF-M lenses judging by this recent patent application. It looks like they’re working on improved optics for kit zoom lenses, sharper performance and less vignetting are on order.

EF-M Zoom Optical Formulas in Japan Patent Application 2019008235:

  • EF-M 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6
  • EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3
  • EF-M 18-130mm f/3.4-5.6
  • EF-M 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3
  • EF-M 15-130mm f/3.5-6.3

We expect a new EOS M body in the coming months and it wouldn’t surprise us to see a new kit zoom announced alongside the camera.

Patent: Canon 500mm f/4 DO IS and Canon 600mm f/4 DO IS

Patent: Canon 500mm f/4 DO IS and Canon 600mm f/4 DO IS

By Canon Rumors | January 17, 2019 | Canon Patents

It seems patent applications for diffractive optic super telephoto lenses is becoming a monthly thing. Canon News has uncovered another patent application showing both a 500mm f/4 DO IS and a 600mm f/4 DO IS example.

Canon showcased a 600mm f/4 DO IS at the Canon Expo back in 2015, and we haven’t really heard anything else about it since. There seems to be a lot of resources being put into DO lenses and yet we only have one available from Canon in the EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II.

We predict that the RF mount will get some DO lenses in the future for the obvious reasons of size and weight reduction, which is especially important for a lot of super telephoto shooters.

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Patent: Anti static coating for RF lenses

Patent: Anti static coating for RF lenses

By Canon Rumors | January 17, 2019 | Canon Patents

Here’s an interesting new patent application from Canon uncovered by Canon News, it details a new anti-static coating for lens elements. Canon seems to think there is a potential dust issue on the rear element of RF lenses and their close proximity to the image sensor.

The solution? Create an anti-static coating for the rear element of RF lenses so less dust adheres to the lens that could potentially end up on the image sensor during shooting. Read more…

Sigma updates compatibility notice for the Canon EOS R

Sigma updates compatibility notice for the Canon EOS R

By Canon Rumors | January 16, 2019 | Third Party Lenses

We would like to share the results of our further investigations regarding the operating conditions of the Canon “EOS R” and SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for Canon mount.

When SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses in the current product lineup, listed below, are used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R” or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, both AF and AE operate without any issues. Furthermore, lenses which incorporate Optical Stabilizer (OS) will work with the OS function properly in effect.

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Canon #1 in Japanese market share for both DSLR and mirrorless in 2018

Canon #1 in Japanese market share for both DSLR and mirrorless in 2018

By Canon Rumors | January 15, 2019 | Canon DSLR News

BCN has released their 2018 sales awards for Japan, and Canon has had a really good year on its home turf. Capturing both the #1 position in DSLR market share as well mirrorless market share for 2018.

Canon’s DSLR market share was at 57.4% in 2018, with Nikon taking the second spot at 39.3% and Ricoh rounding out the top 3 at 3.1%. Nikon did gain some market share at Canon’s expense, and this is probably because of the fantastic D850 and Canon’s lack of new prosumer DSLRs in 2018.

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APS-C DSLR lineup to get a shake up? [CR1]

APS-C DSLR lineup to get a shake up? [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | January 15, 2019 | Canon DSLR Rumors

Canon’s prosumer APS-C DSLRs the EOS 7D Mark II and the EOS 80D are both quite long in the tooth.  Unfortunately, there has been very little information about their replacements.

Canon has mentioned that DSLR development will continue for the foreseeable future, which is good news for every Canon shooter that doesn’t have interest in a mirrorless camera at this time. No new EF lenses are coming in 2019, but a few DSLRs definitely are.

Which new DSLRs are coming?

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IBIS and 100mp coming to an EOS R camera? [CR2]

IBIS and 100mp coming to an EOS R camera? [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | January 12, 2019 | Canon EOS R

Our friends over at Northlight received some information about a possible upcoming EOS R camera. After some direct communication between us, there appears to be some validity to the information.

First up, this is another source pointing to the inclusion of IBIS on an upcoming EOS R body. We were told previously that the IBIS system simply wasn’t ready for the EOS R release, though there were prototypes with IBIS floating around during testing. It’s safe to say that Canon will embrace IBIS in an upcoming release.

Secondly, is a 100mp EOS R in the pipeline? It’s highly possible. We’ve been told that Canon scrapped the development of an EOS 5DS/R follow-up and that their next high megapixel camera will be for the EOS R system. I don’t think we’ll see such a camera until 2020, as I believe there need to be some more native RF lenses announced to handle landscape and studio shooters.

Patent: Canon continues to work on focal length reducers

Patent: Canon continues to work on focal length reducers

By Canon Rumors | January 11, 2019 | Canon Patents

Canon continues to work on focal length reducers.

What’s a focal length reducer you ask?

It’s an adapter that reduces the focal length of a lens and at the same time increases the maximum aperture, basically the opposite of teleconverters.

Canon has yet to release such a product, but we suspect this type of converter could benefit the EOS M system as well as an upcoming APS-C EOS R body.

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Patent: Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

Patent: Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

By Canon Rumors | January 11, 2019 | Canon Patents

Northlight has uncovered a USPTO patent that shows an optical formula for an RF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM along with the already released RF 28-70mm f/2L USM.

Canon RF 24-f/2.8L USM Patent Specifications:

  • Focal Length: 24.69mm 37.63mm 67.88mm
  • F-Number: 2.91 2.91 2.91
  • Half angle of view (degrees): 41.23 29.90 17.68
  • Total length of zoom lens (mm):  139.21mm 150.29mm 171.74mm
  • Backfocus: 13.49mm 22.31mm 35.10mm

The RF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM is expected to be announced sometime in 2019, maybe even as soon as CP+ in February.

Lexar announces the world’s first 1TB SD card

Lexar announces the world’s first 1TB SD card

By Canon Rumors | January 9, 2019 | Industry News

San Jose, USA, January 9, 2019 – Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory solutions, today announced the new Lexar® Professional 633x SDXC™ UHS-I card with 1 terabyte (1TB) of memory.

Shoot and record more of what you love without changing cards with this high-capacity 1TB memory card that supplies the space you need for capturing all the action. Designed for your mid-range DSLR, HD camcorder, or 3D camera, the Lexar® Professional 633x SDXC™ UHS-I card lets you quickly capture, and transfer high-quality photos and stunning 1080p full-HD, 3D, and 4K video**, with read speeds of up to 633x (95MB/s)*. This Class 10 card leverages UHS-I technology to deliver high-speed performance to get the shot you want while providing the reliability you need.

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