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Canon releases firmware v1.3.3 for the EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon releases firmware v1.3.3 for the EOS 5D Mark IV

By Canon Rumors | June 24, 2021 | Canon Firmware

After pulling the firmware v1.3.2 for the Canon EOS R5 because of a few bugs, Canon has released an update that corrects the issues. If you have installed v1.3.2, you should update immediately.

Firmware Version 1.3.3 incorporates the following fixes:

  1. Improves the camera’s connection compatibility to a PC while using a USB 3.0 or higher compatible cable.
  2. Fixes an issue, in which self-timer shooting cannot be performed in Firmware Version 1.3.1 and 1.3.2.
  3.  Fixes an issue, in which an electronic beep does not sound when registering an AF frame as the AF start position in Firmware Version 1.3.1 and 1.3.2.
  4. Fixes an issue, in which a small sound is generated from the speaker when the power is turned on in Firmware Version 1.3.2.

Download firmware v1.3.3 for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV here

Lensbaby announces the Obscura pinhole lens system for the RF mount

Lensbaby announces the Obscura pinhole lens system for the RF mount

By Canon Rumors | June 24, 2021 | Third Party Lenses

Lensbaby, the leader in award-winning creative effect camera lenses, is launching its revolutionary Obscura lens. A camera obscura, the ancestor of the photographic camera, is a darkened room with a small hole or lens at one side through which an image is projected onto a wall or table opposite the hole. Dating back to the 4th century BCE, this experience is the earliest image projection technique known to the industry.

Lensbaby is hosting a virtual launch party on June 21st where the newest Obscura lens will be revealed. Free tickets are available on Lensbaby’s website.

The Lensbaby Obscura comes in two versions — a 50mm Pinhole/Zone Plate/Pinhole Sieve optic for their Optic Swap System, and a standalone 16mm Pinhole/Zone Plate/Pinhole Sieve pancake lens (though pinholes are not technically lenses) for mirrorless cameras.

“Pinhole photography taught me to see composition, contrast, leading lines, and the shape of things in ways that led me to make some of my most powerful images,” says Craig Strong, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Lensbaby, Inc. “We created the Obscura so that you could learn and grow while using a technologically advanced pinhole lens with options. It’s the Lensbaby twist to old-world imagery.”

Photographers and creators who connect most with using an Obscura are those who enjoy working with fewer choices and are willing to challenge themselves to redefine what it means to create photographic art.

Samyang appears to have ceased production of RF mount lenses

Samyang appears to have ceased production of RF mount lenses

By Canon Rumors | June 24, 2021 | Third Party Lenses

Earlier this week I was made aware that Samyang had removed all RF lenses from their website. The responses from Samyang representatives on social media were ambiguous at best.

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However, a more direct response was given to a DPReview forum member on the matter.

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The reasons behind this are not yet known, but it should be noted that RF mount lenses still appear on the Rokinon website.  Rokinon is a brand owned by Samyang Optics. This could just be a shift in branding and cost reduction, or it could be something else.

I hope we see an official statement from Samyang in the near future.

Lexar Announces Development of SD Express Memory Cards

Lexar Announces Development of SD Express Memory Cards

By Canon Rumors | June 23, 2021 | Industry News

San Jose, USA, June 23, 2021– Lexar, a leading global brand of memory solutions, is proud to announce the development of SD Express memory cards.

Lexar SD Express memory cards will leverage the PCI Express® (PCIe®) 4.0 specification delivering a maximum data transfer rate of nearly four gigabytes per second (GB/s). Able to transfer data up three times faster than the fastest UHS-II SD card available today1, SD Express has a theoretical max read speed of up to 985MB/s. These cards will also leverage the NVMe Express™ (NVMe™) protocol and are backward compatible.

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The Canon Rumors Discord channel has been relaunched

The Canon Rumors Discord channel has been relaunched

By Canon Rumors | June 22, 2021 | Canon Rumors General

I have decided to re-launch the Canon Rumors Discord server due to popular demand. There will be some changes with how I moderate the server.

There will be no political talk. I think most rational people know that this type of discussion leads nowhere positive in the current environment. I have been guilty of it a few times on Twitter, but I realized my mistake in doing so. There are countless other places for people to discuss those topics.

I will build the server slowly once I see the flow of conversation and grant certain requests.

You can join the Canon Rumors discord server here.

Kolari Vision is now offering a cooling solution for the Canon EOS R5

By Canon Rumors | June 21, 2021 | Canon EOS R

Kolari Vision, known for its filters and camera modifications is now offering a cooling upgrade service for the Canon EOS R5. They claim their modification will nearly double 8K recording time at room temperature and triple the record time after a 5-minute cool-down period.

The pricing for this service is $399 USD.

Keep in mind that such a service will likely void your 1-year Canon warranty.

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Kolari Vision claims their service will nearly double your record time in 8K at room temperature

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Announcement Soon: Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 and Canon RF 70-400mm f/5.6-7.1 IS USM

Announcement Soon: Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 and Canon RF 70-400mm f/5.6-7.1 IS USM

By Canon Rumors | June 21, 2021 | Canon Lens Rumors

The long-rumored Canon RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM will be announced soon as reported easrlier this week, and it was a longtime part of the Canon RF lens roadmap.

Canon will also be announcing a Canon RF 70-400mm f/5.6-7.1 IS USM in the near future. This is a non-L lens. While I cannot confirm the aperture range of this lens yet, I have reported it as an f/5.6-7.1 IS USM on the roadmap.

The third lens will be a Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 prime lens. This is a non-L prime lens and has not appeared on the roadmap until now. This is an interesting prime lens for a full-frame sensor. If an APS-C RF mount camera is coming, this would be a nice and compact 25mm f/2.8.

More to come…

Canon RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM to be one of the next lenses announced

Canon RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM to be one of the next lenses announced

By Canon Rumors | June 20, 2021 | Canon Lens Rumors

Canon will be adding another wide-angle zoom to the RF lineup sometime over the next month or two. Expect to see a Canon RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM  as a little brother to the Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM.

The Canon RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM uses the product code 4857C005.

Our Canon RF lens roadmap has had the RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM on it for quite some time.

I don’t know the price at this time, but if I had to give a prediction, I’d say $1199-$1299 USD.

The sensor in the upcoming Canon EOS R3 is designed and manufactured by Canon

The sensor in the upcoming Canon EOS R3 is designed and manufactured by Canon

By Canon Rumors | June 18, 2021 | Canon EOS Rumors

After the development announcement of the Canon EOS R3, the internet went a bit silly with stories about who is actually manufacturing the image sensor in the Canon EOS R3. Why it mattered? I don’t know, but I stayed away from the claims made by a bunch of sites.

PetaPixel reports that Canon has directly told them the following about the Canon EOS R3 image sensor.

The sensor in the upcoming EOS R3 camera is Canon designed and manufactured.

I’m glad this issue has been put to rest and we can get on with things.

Two new Canon RF lenses appear for certification

Two new Canon RF lenses appear for certification

By Canon Rumors | June 18, 2021 | Canon Lens Rumors

Two unreleased lenses have appeared for certification in Russia. This brings the total of known unreleased lenses to three.

The most talked-about lens recently has been the long rumoured Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L USM.

Usually, once lenses reach certification agencies, you can expect them to be announced within 90 days. However, there could be some delays because of the manufacturing challenges that still exist.

New unreleased lenses

  • 5050C005
  • 5051C005

Previously known unreleased lens

  • 4857C005

The following three lenses were announced alongside the development announcement of the Canon EOS R3, and none of these have the same product codes as the lenses above.

You can see our RF lens roadmap here, keep in mind this list may be incomplete.

 

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