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Canon EOS R “One YEAR Later” REVIEW…does it hold up?

By Canon Rumors | September 17, 2019 | Canon EOS R

Jared Polin gives his thoughts on the Canon EOS R a year later and Canon’s full-frame mirrorless future.

On September 26, 2019, Canon will be releasing the new v1.4.0 firmware for the EOS R, which should add some goodies for a lot of shooters. I think the EOS R was a good first step, but I agree with Jared, they need to do more with the bodies to close the perceived gap with Sony.

2020 will be a huge year, so sit tight Canon shooters.

Patent: Here is Canon’s IBIS unit

Patent: Here is Canon’s IBIS unit

By Canon Rumors | September 14, 2019 | Canon Patents

It’s no surprise anymore that IBIS is coming to future EOS R cameras, and possibly a Canon DSLR. This patent is an extremely detailed view of Canon’s IBIS unit. It looks like the technology is ready to go.

Canon News breaks down this particular patent:

They are looking to create high efficiency in the movement force, and to improve the linearity of the magnetic circuit for position detection.  Both of which are important to moving a large full-frame sensor quickly and with a high degree of accuracy.

Below is an exploded view of the IBIS unit found in Japan Patent Application 2019-152785.

Canon EOS M200 coming soon

Canon EOS M200 coming soon

By Canon Rumors | September 13, 2019 | Canon DSLR Rumors

As previously reported, Canon will announce a replacement to the entry-level EOS M100 soon according to Nokishita.

No specifications have leaked out for the little EOS M camera, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see it keep the same 24mp image sensor as the EOS M50, with the EOS M50 replacement getting the new 32.5mp image sensor that recently appeared in the new EOS M6 Mark II and EOS 90D. Here’s hoping we do get surprised and Canon brings the new sensor to the entry-level EOS M camera.

Canon releases security firmware updates for multiple Canon DSLRs

Canon releases security firmware updates for multiple Canon DSLRs

By Canon Rumors | September 12, 2019 | Canon Firmware

Canon has released security firmware updates for the following DSLRs. This addresses the PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) security issues.

Firmware: Canon EOS R v1.4.0, this is a major firmware update (Update: Firmware removed)

Firmware: Canon EOS R v1.4.0, this is a major firmware update (Update: Firmware removed)

By Canon Rumors | September 12, 2019 | Canon Firmware

Update: Canon USA has removed the link and firmware notes for version 1.4.0 for the Canon EOS R. The release date looks to be September 26, 2019.

Canon has released new firmware for the Canon EOS R. This is a major firmware update with a lot of autofocus updates and bug fixes.

Firmware Version 1.4.0 incorporates the following enhancement:

  • Enhances eye detection Auto Focus (AF) for improved face and eye recognition at greater distances.
  • Improved Auto Focus (AF) performance helps the camera to focus on and track smaller subjects.
  • Reduces lag time between the actual Auto Focus (AF) and the AF frame display for images in the viewfinder or on the LCD.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the AF frame size cannot be changed in the Servo AF setting.
  • Fixes PTP communication vulnerability.

Download firmware v1.4.0 for the Canon EOS R at Canon USA

Patent: Multiple small RF prime lens optical formulas

Patent: Multiple small RF prime lens optical formulas

By Canon Rumors | September 12, 2019 | Canon Patents

Canon News has uncovered a patent that shows Canon is working on small RF prime lenses, like non-L.

Japan patent 2019-152683 does include the RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro in one of the embodiments, but keep in mind that lens design can sometimes build off of existing lenses.

RF prime lens optical formulas in this patent:

  • Canon RF 20mm f/2 (Lens length of 70mm)
  • Canon RF 35mm f/2.8 (Lens length of 40mm)
  • Canon RF 45mm f/2.8 (Lens length of 43mm)
  • Canon RF 35mm f/2 (Lens length of 30mm)

Beyond the prime lenses, there is also a wide-angle f/4 zoom included.

  • Canon RF 16-35mm f/4 (Lens length 90mm – 97mm)

Looking at all the embodiments, I think only the RF 16-35mm f/4 could realistically be coming.

An RF mount L macro lens will be announced alongside the high-megapixel EOS R camera

An RF mount L macro lens will be announced alongside the high-megapixel EOS R camera

By Canon Rumors | September 11, 2019 | Canon Lens Rumors

We’re told that Canon will announce a new and “unique” RF mount L macro lens alongside the high-megapixel EOS R camera sometime in early 2020.

The source wasn’t sure what will make the new macro lens “unique”, but did say they were told that it would be faster than f/2.8.

In the past, we have heard that Canon is working on some kind of zoom macro, but we aren’t sure if that’ll be a feature in a new standard type zoom lens, or an actual 1:1 macro lens.

Note: The image for this article is the EF 100mm f/2.8L IS

SIGMA announces the FF Classic Prime Line of CINE lenses

By Canon Rumors | September 11, 2019 | Third Party Lenses

Press Release: The SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of “FF Classic Prime Line” as a new series in the SIGMA CINE LENS.

FF High-Speed Prime Line has been offering the highest resolving power in its class, that is compatible with 8K shooting with large format sensors while achieving an outstanding compact design. Based on this product line, the FF Classic Prime Line incorporates more non-coated optical elements to achieve unrivaled expression. It retains the high-resolution capability that SIGMA CINE LENS is well known for, and offers a unique combination of low contrast and artistic flare/ghost in the image. As with all other lenses from the FF High-Speed Prime Line, it creates beautiful bokeh effects to improve creativity.

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Review: New Canon EOS R firmware

Review: New Canon EOS R firmware

By Canon Rumors | September 10, 2019 | Canon Business General | Canon Firmware

During last month’s announcement of the Canon EOS 90D, Canon EOS M6 Mark II, Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM and Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM, Canon also announced a new firmware update coming for the Canon EOS R coming sometime this month.

ThePhoblographer had a chance to review the beta version of the new firmware and came away quite impressed claiming that the autofocus improvements make the EOS R focus comparable to Sony.

From the review:

Further, we were surprised to see just how good the new firmware is. To me, Canon’s place in the mirrorless camera world has been all about its lenses. They’re making focal length options that no one else is even talking about, much less creating. Now that they’ve given the camera a bump in autofocus performance, we’re happy to report that we were really shocked at what it can do. Read the full review

More about the upcoming high-megapixel EOS R system camera [CR2]

More about the upcoming high-megapixel EOS R system camera [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | September 10, 2019 | Canon EOS R

Back in July, we reported that Canon was working on a high-megapixel EOS R camera body and that two different sensors were being tested, one around 70mp and another over 80mp.

Yesterday we reported on a patent that shows an 83mp full-frame image sensor from Canon, which seems to give some credibility to the original report on the possible sensor resolution for the camera.

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