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Patent: Canon RF 70-200mm f/4

Patent: Canon RF 70-200mm f/4

By Canon Rumors | April 18, 2019 | Canon Patents

With the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS already announced, it was only a matter of time before an f/4 version of the lens hit the market. This patent shows that Canon is actively working on such a lens.

Unlike the RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS, the f/4 version in this patent appears to show an internal zoom lens design.

Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L:

  • Focal Length: 72.20mm 130.45mm 194.20mm
  • F-Number: 4.00 3.95 4.00
  • Angle of View: 16.68° 9.42° 6.36°
  • Image Height: 21.64mm 21.64mm 21.64mm
  • Total Lens Length: 215.54mm 215.54mm 215.54mm
  • BF: 25.98mm 25.98mm 25.98mm

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Patent: Canon RF 28mm f/1.8 & RF 50mm f/1.8

Patent: Canon RF 28mm f/1.8 & RF 50mm f/1.8

By Canon Rumors | April 18, 2019 | Canon Patents

The Canon RF lens lineup will obviously include more affordable non-L options, and this patent shows Canon is working on such optical formulas.

The back focus on the RF 28mm f/1.8 is really short, which is quite interesting.

Canon RF 28mm f/1.8

  • Focal length: 28.80mm
  • F-number: 1.85
  • Half angle of view: 36.91°
  • Image height: 21.64mm
  • Total lens length: 80.30mm
  • BF: 7.00mm

Canon RF 50mm f/1.8

  • Focal length: 48.50mm
  • F-number: 1.85
  • Half angle of view: 24.04°
  • Image height: 21.64mm
  • Total lens length: 95.00mm
  • BF: 15.80mm

We had previously reported on the possibility of an RF 50mm f/1.8 IS coming sometime in 2019. With the coming IBIS in Canon mirrorless cameras, we may not see IS in these types of lenses to reduce size and weight.

Firmware: Canon EOS R v1.2.0 available for download

Firmware: Canon EOS R v1.2.0 available for download

By Canon Rumors | April 18, 2019 | Canon Firmware

You can now download firmware v1.2.0 for the Canon EOS R.

Enhancements:

  • Eye-detection AF
    • Supports Servo AF when shooting still images.
    • Now available when shooting movies regardless of “Movie Servo AF” setting.
  • Small AF Frame Size
    • Supports Servo AF when shooting still images.
    • Now available when shooting movies regardless of “Movie Servo AF” setting.

Fixes:

  1. Under certain conditions, the electronic level displayed in the electronic viewfinder did not display properly.
  2. Under certain conditions information displayed in the electronic viewfinder was not properly rotated.
  3. Under certain conditions updating the firmware for the wireless file transmitter, WFT-E7 was not possible.

Download firmware v1.2.0 for the Canon EOS R

All new 24mp sensor coming to the next Canon ILC’s [CR1]

All new 24mp sensor coming to the next Canon ILC’s [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | April 17, 2019 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We’re told that the next generation of Canon CMOS image sensors will begin with an all-new 24mp APS-C sensor inside Canon’s next DSLR and EOS M cameras.

What sorts of improvements we’re going to see in the next generation of sensors wasn’t divulged to us, but we’re hoping to see some major advancements from Canon in this area.

Canon is putting resources into updated dual pixel AF, quad pixel AF and stacked image sensors if we go by the patents we’ve seen over the last year or two. APS-C video shooters might also appreciate line skipping being introduced to get rid of the crop. It’d also be nice to get 4K DPAF in these new cameras.

The next ILC cameras from Canon are an EOS 80D replacement as well as an update to the EOS M5. Neither of these cameras can afford to recycle the current 24mp sensor by just adding direct read 4K.

More to come…

Another mention of a 70+ megapixel EOS R camera

Another mention of a 70+ megapixel EOS R camera

By Canon Rumors | April 16, 2019 | Canon DSLR Rumors

The internet seems to be recycling our original post about a 70+mp EOS R camera with IBIS being next EOS R camera to be released.

We haven’t heard anything additional since early March about the next EOS R camera. We were told then that the camera would be 70+mp, have IBIS, two card slots (one being SD), and we’d see the return of the joystick.

It makes a ton of sense for Canon to introduce IBIS on a high-resolution EOS R, as camera stability gains higher importance as you increase megapixels and 70mp+ is a lot of pixels.

On a side note, I’ve experienced a learning curve for getting sharp images from the Leica Q2 and it’s likely down to the doubling of resolution over the original Q. You may have experienced a similar learning curve if you’ve used either the EOS 5DS or EOS 5DS R.

More to come…

Current unreleased Canon gear from certification agencies

Current unreleased Canon gear from certification agencies

By Canon Rumors | April 16, 2019 | Canon DSLR Rumors

Below are unreleased Canon cameras that have appeared at certification agencies. We expect the PowerShot G3 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III to be amongst these cameras. There could also be a follow-up to the EOS M5 and the EOS M100 as well.

  • PC2355 – (Possibly the PowerShot G3 X Mark II)
    • Digital camera
    • made in Japan
    • Equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1
  • PC2358 – (Possibly the EOS M5 Replacement)
    • Digital camera
    • Equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1
    • Battery: LP-E17? (7.5 Wh)
  • PC 2366 – (Possibly the PowerShot G7 X Mark III)
    • Digital camera
    • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 loading
    • Battery: NB-13L
    • See downloadable WM601 PDF for details on this camera
  • PC2367 – (Possibly the EOS M100 Replacement)
    • Digital camera
    • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 loading
    • Battery: LP-E12 (7.2 V 875 mAh)
The Canon EOS M50 leads mirrorless camera sales in Japan for March 2019

The Canon EOS M50 leads mirrorless camera sales in Japan for March 2019

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

Japan is the only country in which we get pretty good data on sales figures in the camera industry. BCN has completed their mirrorless camera rankings for March of 2019, and the Canon EOS M50 leads the way with nearly 20% market share. Canon also had another camera in the top 10, the entry-level EOS M100.

Ranking Company Camera Sales %
1 Canon EOS Kiss M (M50) 18.2%
2 Sony a6400 15.4%
3 Olympus PEN E-PL8 9.3%
4 Canon EOS M100 8.8%
5 Olympus PEN E-PL9 4.5
6 Sony a6000 4.1
7 Sony A7 III 3.5
8 Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III 2.9
9 Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II 2.4
10 Sony a5100 2.3

The Canon EOS RP finished in 11th for the month, which is pretty good considering it wasn’t on sale for the full calendar month.

Patent: LED lights included with the pop-up flash on a DSLR

Patent: LED lights included with the pop-up flash on a DSLR

By Canon Rumors | April 14, 2019 | Canon Patents

A patent geared to video shooters has appeared, and this one shows LED lights being included with the pop-up flash on a DSLR. The LED’s would be on continuously while shooting video, while the flash would be there for still shooting.

This sort of innovation could be good for vloggers and anyone that needs to light up anything close for video when you’re in a pinch.

Japan Patent Application 2019-056787

when using LED which carries out a continuous light as a light source of a lighting system, the measure against the heat which occurs from LED serves as problem. If the measure against heat is not performed sufficiently, LED deteriorates for a short time and there is a possibility that it may become impossible for light volume to be deteriorated or to switch on the light. If it is a lighting system removable to a camera like a Patent document 2, in order to radiate heat in the heat which occurs from LED, it is possible to provide a radiation substrate with a large area, but in the type which has a pop-up function, it is difficult to provide a radiation substrate with a large area near the LED.

This seems like a feature that has a good chance to make it into a future camera, but as with all patents, there is no guarantee.

Patent: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 with apodization filter

Patent: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 with apodization filter

By Canon Rumors | April 12, 2019 | Canon Patents

As soon as I read this patent, I immediately thought of someone. The Canon Rumors community knows who I’m talking about.

This patent covers the optical formula for an EF 50mm f/1.4 with an apodization filter, perhaps this could be part of a new line of “DS” lenses, first started with the RF 85mm f/1.2L DS.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 Japan Patent Application 2019-056780:

  • Focal distance 52.43mm
  • F number 1.49
  • Field angle 22.42°
  • Image height 21.64mm
  • Length of the lens 88.51mm
  • BF 39.71mm

The goal of this patent is to improve the bokeh of the lens using new apodization technology that Canon has developed.

New mid-level DSLR and EOS M5 Mark II the next ILC’s from Canon? [CR1]

New mid-level DSLR and EOS M5 Mark II the next ILC’s from Canon? [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | April 12, 2019 | Canon DSLR Rumors

Canon has had a pretty busy 2019, and it looks like that’s going to continue if the latest information we’ve received is to be believed.

We’re told that a new “mid-level” DSLR will be coming in 2019, but that it won’t be an EOS 7D Mark III replacement. The obvious thought would be a replacement to the EOS 80D. It has been rumoured in the past that the EOS 80D and EOS 7D Mark II could be amalgamated into one body going forward.

We’re not sure how the APS-C lineup is going to play out at the moment, but it looks like 2019 will bring some clarity.

The second camera we’re told that is coming for sure in 2019 is a replacement to the Canon EOS M5. We’re told this camera will feature an all-new 24mp sensor and would put a larger gap in features between the top of the EOS M lineup and the EOS M50. No information about features was given.

More to come…

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