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Rare items appear refurbished at the Canon USA store including the EF 85mm f/1.4L IS and Tilt-Shift lenses

Rare items appear refurbished at the Canon USA store including the EF 85mm f/1.4L IS and Tilt-Shift lenses

By Canon Rumors | May 25, 2019 | Deals on Gear

The Canon USA store has stocked some rare refurbished items.

Act quickly if you’re in the market for any of these lenses, stock levels are low in some cases.

Patent: RF mount super telephoto lenses

Patent: RF mount super telephoto lenses

By Canon Rumors | May 25, 2019 | Canon Patents

It looks like Canon is indeed working on their RF mount super telephoto optical formulas. We were told a couple of days ago that an RF 500mm f/4L IS would be the first super telephoto lens launched for the EOS R system.

A USPTO patent has appeared that shows optical designs for an RF 400mm f/2.8L IS, RF 500mm f/4L IS and an RF 600mm f/4L IS.

Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM

  • Focal length: 392mm
  • F number: 2.9
  • Angle of view: 3.16°
  • Image height: 21.64mm
  • Entire lens length: 360mm
  • Backfocus: 31mm

Canon RF 500mm f/4L IS USM

  • Focal length: 490mm
  • F number: 4.12
  • Angle of view: 2.53°
  • Image height: 21.64mm
  • Entire lens length: 412mm
  • Backfocus: 33mm

Canon RF 600mm f/4L IS USM

  • Focal length: 588mm
  • F number: 4.12
  • Angle of view: 2.11°
  • Image height: 21.64mm
  • Entire lens length: 476mm
  • Backfocus: 33mm
Adorama launches their Memorial Day weekend sale

Adorama launches their Memorial Day weekend sale

By Canon Rumors | May 24, 2019 | Deals on Gear

Our exclusive affiliate partner Adorama has launched their Memorial Day weekend sale.  There is a lot on sale in photography, computers and electronics.

My favourite deal isn’t related to photography. The Hifiman HE5se planar headphones are $400 off, and can be had for only $299.

Check out all of the Memorial Day weekend deals at Adorama

Kickstarter: Peak Design Unveils The Next Generation of Camera Tripods

By Canon Rumors | May 21, 2019 | Third Party Accessories

Peak Design has launched their 9th Kickstarter campaign and it looks like it’s going to be another rousing success. This time, Peak Design is launching its travel tripod. Designed to be both compact and sturdy as well as easy to use.

This is one of the rare campaigns on Kickstarter that I have pledged, this one looks too good to pass up.

We don’t promote a lot of Kickstarter campaigns, as too many go unfulfilled, but you don’t have to worry about Peak Design delivering on a product.

Check out the Peak Design Travel Tripod

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Three new RF prime lenses coming in early 2020 [CR2]

Three new RF prime lenses coming in early 2020 [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | May 21, 2019 | Canon Lens Rumors

We’re told that three new fast L primes will be announced for the RF mount in early 2020. They include an RF 24mm f/1.4L USM and an RF 135mm f/1.8L along with an undisclosed dedicated macro lens which will be a “first of its kind macro lens”, though no details of what that means was given. I wouldn’t read too much into the latter.

The three new lenses are scheduled to be announced before CP+ in 2020, but as always, take lens scheduling with a grain of salt.

A lot more lenses are planned for 2020, we could see as many as 8 new RF lenses in 2020.

Canon posts RF lens control ring modification information

Canon posts RF lens control ring modification information

By Canon Rumors | May 21, 2019 | Canon Lens News

Canon has finally released information about their RF lens control ring modification that was announced alongside the EOS R last year.

The service is a reasonable $79 USD. This service would likely benefit some video shooters. There’s no mention of what it would cost to put a modified lens back to its stock form.

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Patent: Zoom tilt-shift lenses

Patent: Zoom tilt-shift lenses

By Canon Rumors | May 19, 2019 | Canon Patents

A patent uncovered by Northlight shows the optical formulas for zooming tilt-shift lenses has appeared over at the USPTO.

The patent appears to mention two separate and interesting tilt-shift lens technology.

The first, the patent shows two internal shift modules. This would help to maintain image quality when tilting the lens. The patent shows a 50mm f/4 design with the two shift modules.

The second part of the patent shows off new zooming tilt-shift lens designs.

Both a  24-100mm f/4 and a 30-80mm f/4 are included as embodiments.

Canon TS-E 24-100mm f/4 embodiment:

  • Focal length: 24.74mm – 49.55mm – 99.94mm
  • F-number: 4.13 – 4.31 – 4.42
  • Half angle of view: 41.17° – 23.59° – 12.21°
  • Image height: 21.64mm – 21.64mm – 21.64mm
  • Total lens length: 159.00mm – 174.75mm – 200.33mm
  • BF: 43.99mm – 55.44mm – 69.75mm

Canon TS-E 30-80mm f/4-6.3 embodiment:

  • Focal length: 31.15mm – 55.06mm – 129.92mm – 39.12mm – 83.69m
  • F-number: 4.52- 5.96 – 6.08 – 5.97 – 6.07
  • Half  angle of view: 34.78° – 21.45° – 9.45° – 28.94° – 14.49°
  • Image height: 21.64mm – 21.64mm- 21.64mm – 21.64mm – 21.64mm
  • Total lens length: 168.22mm – 182.25mm – 205.02mm – 173.45mm – 192.88mm
  • BF: 55.33mm – 69.40mm – 89.40mm – 61.34mm – 78.11mm

These designs are for the EF mount, but we suspect any updates to the wide angle tilt-shift lenses or even going the zoom route will be for the RF mount.

Patent: Canon RF 135mm f/1.8L and other fast primes

Patent: Canon RF 135mm f/1.8L and other fast primes

By Canon Rumors | May 19, 2019 | Canon Patents

Northlight has uncovered a USPTO patent for various fast prime optical formulas, included in the patent is the design for an RF 135mm f/1.8L. A lens we definitely think will be released sometime in 2020.

Canon RF 135mm f/1.8L USM embodiment:

  • Focal length: 133.0mm
  • F number: 1.80
  • Half angle of view: 9.2°
  • Image height: 21.6mm
  • Overall length of lens: 150mm
  • Backfocus: 18mm

This patent also includes designs for an RF 85mm f/1.2L USM (which is already announced) along with an RF 100mm f/1.4 fast prime. We think the 135mm f/1.8 is more likely to come than a RF 100mm f/1.4.

Patent: Canon RF 17-35mm f/4-5.6

Patent: Canon RF 17-35mm f/4-5.6

By Canon Rumors | May 16, 2019 | Canon Patents

A new optical formula patent for a wide angle RF mount zoom has appeared. This one shows the formula for a couple of Canon RF 17-35mm f/4-5.6 designs.

The lenses in the two embodiments aren’t all that much smaller than an EF counterpart, and it looks like zooming is slightly external.

Canon RF 17-35mm f/4-5.6

  • Focal length: 17.50mm 27.00mm 33.95mm
  • F-number: 4.00 5.03 5.80
  • Half field angle: 51.03° 38.71° 32.51°
  • Image height: 21.64mm 21.64mm 21.64mm
  • Lens total length: 121.00mm 118.39mm 121.18mm
  • BF: 20.00mm 30.99mm 38.92mm

Canon RF 17-35mm f/4-5.6

  • Focal length: 17.50mm 27.00mm 33.95mm
  • F-number: 3.94 4.92 5.69
  • Half angle of view: 51.03° 38.71° 32.51°
  • Image height: 21.64mm 21.64mm 21.64mm
  • Total lens length: 122.00mm 119.11mm 121.87mm
  • BF: 20.00mm 31.62mm 40.07mm

Once all of the fast zooms ship this year, I think it’s safe to assume we’re going to see f/4 variants soon after.

Adobe updates Lightroom Classic, adds a new texture slider and new Canon camera & lens support

Adobe updates Lightroom Classic, adds a new texture slider and new Canon camera & lens support

By Canon Rumors | May 15, 2019 | Third Party Software

New features and enhancements in the May 2019 (version 8.3) release of Lightroom Classic

Flat-Field Correction

You can now reduce shading, or lens cast, from your digital photos using the Flat-Field Correction feature. Shading can occur from a variety of different lenses and can result in both asymmetrical vignettes as well as color casts introduced by certain lens characteristics.

Flat-Field Correction is available in the Library module. To apply the correction, select all your photos in a natural interleaved order and choose Lightroom > Library > Flat-Field Correction.

For detailed information, see Flat-Field Correction.

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