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Patent: Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L USM as well as an RF 24mm f/1.2L USM and RF 28mm f/1.2L USM

Patent: Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L USM as well as an RF 24mm f/1.2L USM and RF 28mm f/1.2L USM

By Canon Rumors | June 17, 2021 | Canon Patents

Is Canon planning to make f/1.2 the new standard for all of their L prime lenses up to the focal length of the RF 85mm f/1.2L USM?

The Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L has been rumored for quite some time and has appeared on our RF lens roadmap since the beginning. There have also been previous patents for an RF 35mm f/1.2L USM.

Canon News has uncovered another patent for an RF 35mm f/1.2L USM optical formula, along with two other f/1.2L prime lenses that would be highly desired, an RF 24mm f/1.2L USM and (oh joy!) an RF 28mm f/1.2L USM.

If all of this comes to fruition, this will be a very hard set of prime lenses to beat.

Canon RF 24mm f/1.2L USM

  • Focal length: 24.74mm
  • F-number: 1.24
  • Half angle of view: 41.17°
  • Image height: 21.64mm
  • Lens overall length: 143.97mm
  • BF: 13.45mm

Canon RF 28mm f/1.2L USM

  • Focal length: 27.15mm
  • F-number: 1.24
  • Half angle of view: 38.55°
  • Image height: 21.64mm
  • Lens total length: 146.96mm
  • BF: 13.45mm

Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L USM

  • Focal length: 34.00mm
  • F-number: 1.24
  • Half angle of view: 32.47°
  • Image height: 21.64mm
  • Lens total length: 154.96mm
  • BF: 17.05mm
Profoto Camera: the professional smartphone camera that works with their flashes

Profoto Camera: the professional smartphone camera that works with their flashes

By Canon Rumors | June 15, 2021 | Industry News

Smartphone manufacturers have changed the way consumers photograph. But what they are missing is the ability to capture great light. With the launch of Profoto Camera, professional photographers get access to the full range of Profoto’s flashes that seamlessly integrate with the first professional smartphone camera. Starting today, photographers have the freedom to choose between two distinct modes, smart and classic, and can now shoot in Profoto RAW format.

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By Canon Rumors | June 15, 2021 | Sponsored Post

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There may be as many as three RF mount APS-C cameras on the horizon [CR1]

There may be as many as three RF mount APS-C cameras on the horizon [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | June 15, 2021 | Canon EOS Rumors

I have discussed an RF mount camera with an APS-C sensor many times in the past. I haven’t received any information that I would call definitive about such a camera, but more and more information from unknown sources has been coming in over the last little while.

I have been told by an anonymous source that there will be three APS-C equipped RF mount cameras coming in the future. If this is true, this should be the death knell for the EOS M system.

The first APS-C RF mount camera that is rumoured to be announced is the EOS R7.  I am told that the announcement for this camera could come as soon as Q4 this year, or Q1 in 2022.

The second APS-C RF mount camera will be the EOS R8, this camera will be designed for vloggers and other types of social media creators.

The third APS-C RF mount camera will be the EOS R9, and this will be the entry-level camera to the EOS R system.

If all of this turns out to be true, it would definitely be the end of the EOS M system.

The EOS M system has a few models that have sold quite well over the last few years, as such those customers need to be retained. Keeping the EOS M system alive alongside the EOS R system probably doesn’t make a lot of economical sense.

If all three cameras sported the same image sensor, Canon could definitely keep engineering and manufacturing costs down.  Ergonomics would probably be the big difference between the rumoured EOS R7 and EOS R8.

What about EF-M lenses you ask? They may not natively work on the RF mount, but there are always solutions to these sorts of problems. We have seen patents in the past that show Canon moving the image sensor inside the camera body. I’m not saying that’s going to happen, but that sort of engineering could keep your EF-M lenses usable on the RF mount.

For now, this is a [CR1] rating, so please treat this information accordingly.

More to come…

Canon EOS R3 to have a 30mp sensor? [CR1]

Canon EOS R3 to have a 30mp sensor? [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | June 14, 2021 | Canon EOS Rumors

The biggest question surrounding the upcoming Canon EOS R3 is what the megapixel count will be for stills shooters.

Over the weekend two anonymous sources told me that the camera will sport a 30mp sensor. One of the sources did say “around 30mp”.

Since this comes from unknown places, please treat it as such for now. If I receive confirmation from a known source, I will let you know.

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The Canon EOS R3 is out in the wild

The Canon EOS R3 is out in the wild

By Canon Rumors | June 13, 2021 | Canon EOS Rumors

The Canon EOS R3 is inching closer to the full official announcement, and it looks like select photographers are getting their hands on the new Canon RF mount flagship.

The Canon EOS R3 is apparently being used at the G7 summit in the United Kingdom this week.

The early comments from shooters seem to be extremely positive, take this Nikon shooter for example.

Canon EOS R3 Specifications:

  • Multi-Controller & Smart Controller
  • Vari-Angle Touch Screen
  • NEW accessory shoe
  • Wifi 5GHz
  • High speed 30fps electronic shutter with AF/AE tracking + RAW shooting at this speed
  • AF down to -7.0 EV
  • 8 Stops Coordinated Control IS with Optical IS and In-Body IS
  • 4K Canon Log3​
  • Oversampling 4K
  • Internal RAW video
  • Inclusion of cars and motorbikes in AF tracking technology
  • RAW internal movie recording
  • Speedlite shooting with electronic shutter
  • The same weather sealing as the EOS-1D series
  • LP-E19 Battery
  • Dual card slot SD & CFExpress
This is what caused Canon to pull firmware v1.3.2 for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

This is what caused Canon to pull firmware v1.3.2 for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

By Canon Rumors | June 11, 2021 | Canon Firmware

A couple of weeks ago Canon released firmware v1.3.2 for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. It was a minor firmware update, but earlier this week Canon pulled the firmware. The exact reason Canon pulled it was unknown at the time.

A Canon Rumors reader has sent me communication from Canon USA that explains why the firmware was pulled.

From Canon USA

Firmware version 1.3.2 caused a phenomenon when using the self-timer shooting (10 seconds) with the electronic sound set to “ON” where the timer will repeat for 10 to 3 seconds and does not shoot.

This firmware version has been removed from our website and a current fix is being implemented. This fix is expected to be released in the first half of June, there is not an exact release date available at this time.

After the EOS R3, Canon will introduce new “affordable” RF mount cameras [CR1]

After the EOS R3, Canon will introduce new “affordable” RF mount cameras [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | June 11, 2021 | Canon EOS Rumors

The Canon EOS R3 is getting all of the talk right now, and for good reason. The new camera will become Canon’s flagship RF mount camera until we see an EOS R1 late next year at the earliest.

I have been told that after the Canon EOS R3 begins and whenever supply chain issues are corrected, Canon will focus on the lower end of the RF mount lineup.

A replacement for the Canon EOS RP is coming, this will obviously be the new entry-level camera for the RF lineup. Pricing for this camera will be aggressive.

The RF mount APS-C sensor equipped unicorn is also “in the pipeline”. It will sit above the EOS RP replacement in price and will be the smallest camera in the RF mount lineup.

Reading between the lines, it doesn’t appear that an APS-C RF mount camera will be the EOS 7D series replacement a lot of people are hoping for. I could have read into this wrong, but that’s the way it feels at the moment. I personally think an RF mount replacement for the EOS M6 Mark II or EOS M5 would be a bigger seller in the current market than a mirrorless 7D series camera.

As for a direct replacement for the EOS R, that doesn’t seem to be something that will happen. Though I do imagine there will be a full-frame shooter between the EOS RP replacement and EOS R6 in price, I just haven’t heard anything about such a camera.

NBC Olympics selects Canon as their field and studio lens provider for the Tokyo Games

NBC Olympics selects Canon as their field and studio lens provider for the Tokyo Games

By Canon Rumors | June 8, 2021 | Industry News

Canon to Assist NBC Olympics in Providing Viewers with Outstanding 4K UHD and HD Picture Quality During Its Coverage of Tokyo Olympics

STAMFORD, CT, June 7, 2021– NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, to provide a wide variety of 4K UHD and HD Field, Portable and Studio lenses for its production of the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, which take place in Tokyo, Japan, from July 23 – August 8. The announcement was made today by Chip Adams, VP of Venue Engineering, NBC Olympics, and Kazuto Ogawa, President, and CEO of Canon U.S.A., Inc.

A broad array of Canon broadcast lenses will be used, including the UHD-DIGISUPER 90 long-zoom field lens, which provides outstanding 4K UHD imagery. Canon’s 4K and HD lenses will be at every venue and studio in Tokyo, allowing viewers to see NBC Olympics’ presentation of all the action. In addition, Canon service technicians will be on-site in Tokyo to ensure that every piece of equipment is in peak operating condition at all times.

“We are honored to once again be able to showcase our finest broadcast digital imaging solutions and to be chosen as the broadcast lens provider for NBC Olympics,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president, and CEO, Canon U.S.A., Inc.

“With today’s multi-format camera systems, Canon has shown that it is on the forefront of providing advanced optics for today’s UHD and HDR-capable cameras, which we are utilizing at the Olympic Games,” said Adams. “The images, equipment, and the support we receive from Canon are always exceptional and we look forward to partnering with them again for the Tokyo Olympics.”

Canon has pulled firmware v1.3.2 for the EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon has pulled firmware v1.3.2 for the EOS 5D Mark IV

By Canon Rumors | June 7, 2021 | Canon Firmware

Last week Canon released a minor firmware update for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. Over the weekend, it looks like Canon pulled v.1.3.2 for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV due to an issue(s) reported by users.

I have not heard what the exact issue is, but if you have downloaded v1.3.2 and not yet installed it, please hold off until Canon releases a fixed version.

 

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