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The Funleader 18mm f/8 Cap Lens is now available for the RF mount

The Funleader 18mm f/8 Cap Lens is now available for the RF mount

By Canon Rumors | September 30, 2020 | Third Party Lenses

The Funleader 18mm f/8 cap lens was first launched on Kickstarter back in 2019, and it was quite successful raising about $35,000 USD.

The lens itself is an 18mm full-frame tiny pancake lens with a fixed aperture of f/8 that doesn’t require autofocus. It has a depth of field from about 2.6feet to infinity, so you can just point and shoot and everything should be in focus.

I ordered one of these to try out. I don’t expect L lens quality, but I do like to switch up the look of my shots at the lens instead of in post.

You can now purchase the Funleader 18mm f/8 cap lens on ebay for the RF mount, as well as Sony’s E-Mount and Nikon’s Z-Mount. It’s relatively affordable for what it is at about $149 USD.

Funleader 18mm f/8 Cap Lens at ebay (when i started this post, it was in stock. It’s currently showing as out of stock for the RF mount)

You can also buy directly from Funleader here.

FUNLEADER Cap Lens 18mm f/8 Technical Specifications

  • Focal Length: 18mm
  • Aperture: f/8.0
  • Field of view: 100°
  • Closest focusing distance: 0.8m
  • Construction: 6 elements in 4 groups
  • Coating: Multi-coated
  • Body material: Brass
  • Finishing: chrome plating
  • Weight: 80g
  • Size: 62mm × 15mm
Operating conditions of SIGMA’s lenses for Canon EF mount with the Canon EOS R5

Operating conditions of SIGMA’s lenses for Canon EF mount with the Canon EOS R5

By Canon Rumors | September 30, 2020 | Third Party Lenses

From SIGMA:

We would like to share the results of our investigation regarding the operation of SIGMA’s lenses for Canon EF mount when used on the Canon EOS R5.

We have verified the operation with our SIGMA GLOBAL VISION (SGV) interchangeable lenses (Contemporary, Art, and Sports lines) for Canon EF mounts used on the“Canon EOS R5” with Canon’s mount adapter “EF-EOS R Series”, and confirmed that there were no problems with general operations such as AE, AF, and image stabilization.

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Rumors are slow, let’s talk RF lens wish lists

Rumors are slow, let’s talk RF lens wish lists

By Canon Rumors | September 29, 2020 | Canon Lens Rumors

With the Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6 already shipping in batches, and the Canon Cinema EOS C70 starting to ship in November, the rumor mill has slowed down for the moment. This tells me not to expect too many new and exciting products to hit in 2020.

I do want to talk about RF lenses though, and I wonder what your expectations are to fill out the RF lens lineup, there are obviously still a lot of holes in it. Keep in mind the RF mount has only existed for 755 days (at the time of this post) and the last 6 months we’ve been buried in a global pandemic that has altered product plans.

Rumours aside, these are the 3 lenses I want to see next from Canon.

  1. Canon RF 15-35mm f/4L IS USM
  2. Canon RF 24-35mm f/1.4L USM
  3. Canon RF 200mm f/2L IS USM

I doubt #2 is even a remote possibility, but one can dream.

So sound off on the forum on what your three dream lenses would be for the RF mount. Please try to keep them realistic, we’re not getting a 10-1000mm f/2.8L IS USM 1.4x-2.0x, nor can we break the laws of physics at this time.

Canon EOS R5 impressions by a Canon EOS 5Ds shooter

By Canon Rumors | September 29, 2020 | Canon Reviews

Keith Cooper from Northlight Images gives his impressions of the Canon EOS R5. Keith shoots a ton of architectural photography and uses tilt-shifts for a lot of his work.

Keith gives many positives about the Canon EOS R5, but his conclusion may surprise you.

I really like the clear viewfinder and image stabilisation of the R5. The image quality is a step up from the 5Ds – not massive, but it’s there.

The handling is good, and autofocus seems to meet any needs I’d have. Exposure seems accurate and unphased by shift, tilt, or any old optics I might attach. Those RF lenses were rather nice.

The rear screen is clear with lots of detail. The top screen is readable without my glasses.

Control layout is familiar to me – no problems once I’m used to it.

You can watch the video above or checkout the written review over at Northlight Images here.

Venus Optics unveils three new Ultra Wide cinema lenses for Canon RF mount cameras

Venus Optics unveils three new Ultra Wide cinema lenses for Canon RF mount cameras

By Canon Rumors | September 28, 2020 | Third Party Lenses

Anhui China, Sept 28, 2020 – Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer specialized in making unique camera lenses, added the Canon RF mount option to 3 of their new ultra-wide cinema lenses. They are the Laowa 9mm T2.9 Zero- D , Laowa 15mm T2.1 Zero-D Cine Lens and Laowa 12mm T2.9 Zero-D. All three lenses feature the same optical system as the rest of the mounts and with the same close-to-zero distortion (Zero-D) design. They are also built with robust cinema lenses housing. The new RF variants will be a very interesting wide-angle option for Red Komodo, Canon EOS R5 / R6, and the new Canon C70 cinema cameras.

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A bit of a refresher on what’s next from Canon

A bit of a refresher on what’s next from Canon

By Canon Rumors | September 25, 2020 | Canon DSLR Rumors

The pandemic has certainly changed the cycle of product announcements and getting the gear to market. I see some positive things with stock on the EOS R5 and EOS R6 and hopefully, there are plenty of the Canon Cinema EOS C70 cameras to go around in November. The preorders for the latter have been really positive.

A lot of you continue to ask what’s up next from Canon. I do these posts from time-to-time as a reminder and hopefully bring some clarity to things.

Near Future Cameras:

Canon Cinema EOS C50
This was apparently supposed to be announced alongside the Canon Cinema EOS C70 but has been delayed, likely due to manufacturing challenges. For the moment, I do expect to see this camera until the first quarter of 2021.

Canon XF505
Also supposed to be announced in 2020, and I’m not sure when we can expect it to be announced.

Canon XC20
There’s a pattern here, this was also to be a 2020 announcement. I think it has been pushed back to early 2021.

Canon EOS M50 Mark II
I haven’t heard anything about this camera in quite some time, it was scheduled for a Q4 2020 announcement. There is a ton of mixed information about the EOS M lineup out there, and I’m not sure what’s true at the moment. I hope to hear more soon.

Accessories

A new flagship Speedlite
This has been delayed numerous times I have been told. I’m not sure when we’re going to see it.

PL to RF adapter with Cooke/i
This was supposed to be announced alongside the Speedbooster with the EOS C70, but it has obviously been delayed.

EF-Cinema Lock to RF
Same as above.

User interchangeable RF mount for Cinema EOS cameras
This was also supposed to announced at the same time as the Cinema EOS C70, bit it has apparently been delayed to mid 2021 at the earliest.

Lenses

RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
This should be announced sometime in 2020.

RF 50mm f/1.8 STM
This should also be announced sometime in 2020.

Canon RF 100-400mm f/4.5-7.1 IS STM
This lens will likely be announced in the first half of 2021

Canon RF `18-45mm f/3.5-6.3
This will also likely be announced in the first half of 2021

Canon RF 24mm f/2.8 IS Macro STM
This will likely be announced in the 2nd half of 2021.

Canon RF 70-135mm f/2L USM
I do not have a guess as to when this lens is going to be announced, if at all. It has been mentioned to me so many times, that I do believe it exists.

There are obviously more rumored products, but this is the stuff I think is most likely to be coming. We’re probably a couple of years from things normalizing to some degree, so announcements and shipping will be a moving target for now.

 

Canon has purchased a Fujitsu FX1000 supercomputer to go “no-prototype” in product development

Canon has purchased a Fujitsu FX1000 supercomputer to go “no-prototype” in product development

By Canon Rumors | September 24, 2020 | Canon Business General

It looks like Canon is moving forward with their “no-prototype” product development with the purchase of a Fujitsu FX1000 supercomputer. Canon will take delivery of the system in the first half of 2021.

I would imagine this will help lower development costs, as well as make the development of new products more efficient and most likely quicker.

Press Release:

TOKYO, Sept. 22, 2020 — Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has received an order for a new supercomputer system from Canon Inc.

The system consists of a Fujitsu Supercomputer PRIMEHPC FX1000 unit, which harnesses top-class technology from the world’s fastest supercomputer, Fugaku, which was jointly developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu. The new supercomputer will achieve an expected theoretical computational performance of 648.8 teraflops.

Upon completion, the supercomputer will play a key role in contributing to Canon’s initiative of “no-prototype” product development, delivering enhanced capabilities and scope of applicability of analysis in Canon’s product development process.

This system is planned to begin operations in the first half of 2021. Read the full press release

Canon Further Strengthens Its UHDxs Broadcast Lens Lineup with New CJ20ex5B 4K UHD Portable Zoom Lens

By Canon Rumors | September 24, 2020 | Cinema EOS News

New Broadcast Lens Features a Powerful 20x Zoom, Built-In 2x Extender and an Advanced Digital Drive Unit

MELVILLE, NY, September 24, 2020 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of a remarkable new addition to its UHDxs series of 4K UHD broadcast portable zoom lenses: the CJ20ex5B. Within this category of portable zoom lenses, Canon presently has two models that are very wide-angle (4.3mm at their wide end) and four models that are telephoto (and consequently constrained in their wide-angle settings). Between these two groupings, Canon applied the latest in contemporary optical design technologies to empower the creation of a dynamic and versatile new lens that would simultaneously extend both extremes of the focal range – a wide 5mm and a telephoto 100mm – a game-changing focal range that is tailor-made for coverage of modest-sized sports venues such as basketball, boxing and more. Documentary capture and newsgathering will also be further empowered.

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Canon USA officially announces the Canon Cinema EOS C70

By Canon Rumors | September 24, 2020 | Cinema EOS News

The First Cinema EOS Camera with an RF Mount, this New Compact and Lightweight Model Features a Super 35mm Dual Gain Output (DGO) Sensor, DIGIC DV7 Image Processor, and 16+ Stops of Total Dynamic Range

MELVILLE, NY, September 24, 2020 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce the company’s first-ever RF mount Cinema EOS camera, the EOS C70 4K Digital Cinema Camera. When the Canon RF mount was first introduced, imaging professionals began to dream about the possibilities that this revolutionary mount system might provide them. One request that Canon consistently heard was to put an RF mount on a Cinema EOS camera so that future lens performance could capitalize on the short flange depth. Just two short years later, those wishes have come true with the new C70 camera.

Preorder the Canon Cinema EOS C70

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Here is the Canon Cinema EOS C70

Here is the Canon Cinema EOS C70

By Canon Rumors | September 23, 2020 | Canon Cinema EOS Rumors

Canon’s EOS C70 brings the power of the RF Mount to its Cinema EOS System range for the first time.

Canon’s smallest and lightest Professional Cinema camera launches alongside a new EF-EOS R Mount adapter to unleash the full creative potential of Canon’s entire EF-Series and RF-Series lens line-up.

Canon Australia today launches the EOS C70 – a compact, versatile video camera that is the first to combine the powerful image quality of Canon’s Cinema EOS System range with the portability and flexibility of its EOS R line-up. For the first time, filmmakers using a Canon Cinema EOS System camera can enjoy the incredible possibilities of the powerful RF-Series lens range.

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