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NiSi officially announces the NiSi RF 9mm F/2.8 lens for APS-C cameras

NiSi officially announces the NiSi RF 9mm F/2.8 lens for APS-C cameras

By Canon Rumors | September 28, 2022 | Third Party Lenses

The Transcontinenta Group, distributor NiSi Benelux, introduces the all-new NiSi 9mm F2.8 ultra-wide angle for APS-C Sony FE, Canon RF, Nikon Z and Fuji-X mirrorless cameras as well as M4/3 cameras.

NiSi has long been known among professional photographers as one of the best manufacturers of high-quality “square” filters and filter holders for almost every camera brand and type of lens.  In recent years, NiSi has expanded its range to include circular filters, filters for luxury compact cameras from Sony, Ricoh and Fuji, a NiSi Close-up Lens Kit and an NM-180 Macro Focusing Rail. In early 2021, NiSi took the next step, using its technological know-how in manufacturing high-quality glass in developing NiSi’s first lens, the NiSi 15mm F4.0 for full-frame mirrorless cameras. Today, with the 9mm F2.8, NiSi presents the second ultra-wide-angle lens with an angle of view of a whopping 113 degrees, for APS-C and M4/3 mirrorless cameras.

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Industry News: Sony announces the Sony FX30 cinema camera with Super35/APS-C sensor

By Canon Rumors | September 28, 2022 | Industry News

LOS ANGELES, CA – September 28, 2022 – Sony Electronics Inc. is pleased to announce the newest addition to the brand’s prestigious Cinema Line – the FX30 (model ILME-FX30). The new FX30 is a 4K Super 35 compact cinema camera that offers many professional features of the Cinema Line, such as Dual Base ISO, Log shooting modes, and user-imported LUTs (Look Up Tables) at a price point that appeals to many aspiring filmmakers.

In addition to introducing the new FX30, Sony announced two new CFexpress Type A Memory Cards – CEA-G320T and CEA-G640T. Both are large capacity cards that support high-speed performance with a maximum writing speed.

“The new FX30 is a great fit for a wide range of filmmakers,” said Yang Cheng, Vice President, Imaging Solutions, Sony Electronics Inc. “As part of our Cinema Line, it is an attractive addition for seamless integration into large productions. Additionally, by incorporating many professional features found in our flagship cinema cameras, it is a perfect camera for up-and-coming filmmakers that are working with tight budgets.”

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Patent: Canon takes the selfie stick to the next level

Patent: Canon takes the selfie stick to the next level

By Canon Rumors | September 27, 2022 | Canon Patents

Here is an interesting patent that we never thought we’d see from Canon. This one is for a “selfie stick” with all sorts of controls. You can extend, retract and change the angle of the camera on the end. You also have control over the shutter button.

Could this be the next unique product from Canon to follow the PowerShot Zoom and PowerShot Pick?

Canon Patent P2021040089

  • An object of the present invention is to provide an imaging device capable of adjusting the composition in real time when taking a selfie.
  • An imaging apparatus as one aspect of the present invention includes an imaging unit, an extendable rod attached to the imaging unit, a grip provided on the rod, and a target composition and a current composition of the imaging unit. of the imaging unit based on the difference, specifically the control means controls the focal length of the imaging unit, the first angle between the imaging unit and the rod, the grip unit and the At least one of a second angle with the bar or the length of the bar is changed to adjust the composition.
SIGMA and Tamron discontinue most of their DSLR lenses

SIGMA and Tamron discontinue most of their DSLR lenses

By Canon Rumors | September 27, 2022 | Third Party Lenses

It looks like both SIGMA and Tamron are transitioning fully to mirrorless lens mounts, which was obviously an inevitable outcome.

According to Nikon Rumors, this information comes from a large retailer in the UK. We have seen big discounts on SIGMAs ART lenses over the last year, so we expect at least some of those lenses be discontinued.

In total, 18 SIGMA lenses received the axe, and Tamron cut their lineup by 22 lenses.

We do think that we’re going to see RF mount lenses from both SIGMA and Tamron in time. It’s not simply about Canon, both companies have to be able to develop, manufacture and support new lenses on a new mount and make money doing it.

Discontinued SIGMA lenses

Discontinued Tamron lenses

Stock Notice: Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USM at B&H Photo

Stock Notice: Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USM at B&H Photo

By Canon Rumors | September 25, 2022 | Deals on Gear

B&H Photo has stock of the still hard-to-get Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USM for $3099.

Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USM Key Features

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USM $3099

Firmware: Canon Cinema EOS C70 v1.0.4.1 now available

Firmware: Canon Cinema EOS C70 v1.0.4.1 now available

By Canon Rumors | September 23, 2022 | Canon Firmware

Canon has already released a fix for the Canon Cinema EOS C70 in regards to the service notice posted here earlier.

Firmware Version incorporates the following fix:

  1. Fixes an issue, in which, in rare instances, the camera cannot be normally operated when operating the REC button with the camera set to the [Continuous Recording] function.

Download firmware v1.0.4.1 for the Cinema EOS C70

Thanks Jason

Canon issues a service notice for the Canon XF605, Canon Cinema EOS C70 & Canon EOS R5C

Canon issues a service notice for the Canon XF605, Canon Cinema EOS C70 & Canon EOS R5C

By Canon Rumors | September 23, 2022 | Cinema EOS News

Google Translated notice from Canon Japan

To customers using the continuous recording function for professional video cameras and digital cinema cameras

Thank you for using Canon products.

We have found that the following phenomenon rarely occurs in the professional video camera “XF605” under specific usage conditions. We have also confirmed the possibility of this phenomenon occurring in the EOS C70 and EOS R5C digital cinema cameras equipped with the same functions. There have been no reports of this phenomenon occurring with the EOS C70 and EOS R5C.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and concern caused to customers using this product. In the future, we will continue to implement thorough quality control so that our customers can use our products with peace of mind. Thank you for your understanding.


Repeatedly starting and stopping normal recording while the constant recording function is set may occasionally cause the camera to become inoperable. In addition, it has been confirmed that phenomena such as “FAN error” display and media access lamp blinking may occur at the same time as the operation becomes impossible.

* This phenomenon does not occur if the constant recording function is not set.

The constant recording function is a function that can be set only when MP4 is selected as the main recording setting, and constantly records images on one SD card without interlocking the REC switch.


Professional video camera “XF605”: Products whose serial number has a “2” or earlier in the seventh digit from the left

* The digital cinema cameras “EOS C70” and “EOS R5C” that may cause this phenomenon are as follows.

EOS C70”: Products with firmware version or earlier (Download the fix)

EOS R5C”: Products with firmware version or earlier

About correspondence

We apologize for the inconvenience, but please download the latest XF605 firmware and update it.

In addition, we are preparing to release firmware that corrects the above phenomenon for the two models of digital cinema cameras.

Venus Optics officially announces the Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO

By Canon Rumors | September 22, 2022 | Third Party Lenses

Anhui China, 22 September, 2022 – Venus Optics, the lens manufacturer that has been always endeavouring to invent unique lenses, is stoked to release the Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO. This mirrorless-designed macro lens offers a 40.9° angle of view on full frame sensors. And like many other Laowa macro lenses, it can focus from 2:1 magnification to infinity which makes it suitable for professional macro, portrait or a walk-around lens. It features an apochromatic (APO) design that chromatic aberration is compressed to the minimum. With 3 ED elements and 3 Ultra-High Refractive Index elements, the lens delivers an outstanding sharpness. Despite its metal housing, the lens only weighs 595g which is extremely portable. It comes with 4 mount options: Sony E / Canon R / Nikon Z / L mount and a price of USD499.

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Logitech launches the Blue Sona XLR Microphone & Litra Beam Desktop Key Light for creators

By Canon Rumors | September 21, 2022 | Third Party Accessories

LAUSANNE, Switzerland & NEWARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Logitech For Creators, a brand extension of Logitech® (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) that is dedicated to empowering all creators to pursue their passions, unveils two new solutions to achieve pro-level streaming and creating. Logitech Blue Sona is an active dynamic XLR microphone featuring ClearAmp technology that delivers a superior studio-quality sound experience. Logitech Litra Beam is a premium streaming desktop key light with TrueSoft technology for shaping and directing light to achieve professional lighting effects. Both solutions empower creators in all-new ways.

The Logitech Blue Sona is in stock at B&H Photo

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Industry News: Alleged Nikon Z camera roadmap has leaked

Industry News: Alleged Nikon Z camera roadmap has leaked

By Canon Rumors | September 19, 2022 | Industry News

It looks like Nikon is already readying their third generation Nikon Z 7 and Nikon Z 6 camera bodies. According to a leaked roadmap, both cameras will be announced in November 2022.

  • Nikon Z 7 III – 45mp BSI 8K – November 2022
  • Nikon Z 6 III – 24mp BSI 6K – November 2022

For 2023, it looks like Nikon has a bunch of new camera bodies planned.

  • Nikon Z8 – 61mp BSI 8K – August 2023
  • Nikon Z f – 24mp BSI 4K – June 2023
  • Nikon Z 5 II – 24mp BSI 4K – January 2023
  • Nikon Z 90 – 24mp APS-C BSI 6K – March 2023
  • Nikon Z 50 II – 21mp APS-C BSI 4K – October 2023

Nikon Z Series Camera Roadmap

nikonroadmapzjpg - Industry News: Alleged Nikon Z camera roadmap has leaked


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