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Astronomik presents Clip Filter for Canon EOS R, Ra and RP

Astronomik presents Clip Filter for Canon EOS R, Ra and RP

By Canon Rumors | December 9, 2019 | Canon Business General

Astronomik Clip-Filter for the mirrorless full format cameras EOS R and RP

The new clip filters can be used with all lenses on the camera body without any modifications.

The clip filters are optimized for use with normal camera lenses and telescopes.

All Astronomik filters are now also available as Clip filters EOS R!

The Astronomik CLS-CCD is our advice as an ideal “all-round filter”: The CLS-CCD largely suppresses artificial light pollution and enables deep, long-exposures even from locations with strong light pollution while giving your natural colors!

Beside the CLS-CCD the Astronomik emission-line filters H-alpha, SII and OIII with 12nm and 6nm FWHM are available.

The Astronomik ProPlanet 642 BP, 742 and 807 give the infrared photographer a wide range of filters at his disposal. The UV+IR blockers L-1, L-2 and L-3 complete the family.

Learn more about the new clip filters from Astronomik here.

Patent: RF mount constant aperture superzoom lenses, including an RF 28-280mm f/2.8

Patent: RF mount constant aperture superzoom lenses, including an RF 28-280mm f/2.8

By Canon Rumors | December 5, 2019 | Canon Patents

Canon News has uncovered a patent for various super zoom optical formulas, and they’re all for the RF mount except for one that appears to be for EF-S.

Canon RF 28-135mm f/4:

  • Focal length: 28.84mm 80.09mm 135.75mm
  • F-number: 4.12 4.12 4.12
  • Half angle of view: 33.13° 15.12° 9.06°
  • Image height: 18.82mm 21.64mm 21.64mm
  • Total lens length: 167.97mm 167.97mm 167.97mm
  • BF: 27.78mm 27.78mm 27.78mm

Canon RF 24-170mm f/4:

  • Focal length: 24.72mm 99.78mm 166.47mm
  • F-number: 4.12 4.12 4.12
  • Half angle of view: 37.29° 12.23° 7.40°
  • Image height: 18.82mm 21.64mm 21.64mm
  • Total lens length: 236.70mm 236.70mm 236.70mm
  • BF: 23.98mm 23.98mm 23.98mm

Canon RF 28-280mm f/2.8:

  • Focal length: 27.81mm 146.83mm 269.60mm
  • F-number: 2.88 2.88 2.88
  • Half angle of view: 34.09° 8.38° 4.59°
  • Image height: 18.82mm 21.64mm 21.64mm
  • Total lens length: 340.47mm 340.47mm 340.47mm
  • BF: 32.97mm 32.97mm 32.97mm

Canon EF-S 17-170mm f/3.5:

  • Focal length: 17.51mm 83.09mm 169.77mm
  • F-number: 3.61 3.60 3.61
  • Half angle of view: 36.33° 10.10° 4.98°
  • Image height: 12.88mm 14.80mm 14.80mm
  • Total lens length: 248.91mm 248.91mm 248.91 mm
  • BF: 40.40mm 40.40mm 40.40mm
Firmware: Canon EOS R v1.6.0

Firmware: Canon EOS R v1.6.0

By Canon Rumors | December 5, 2019 | Canon Firmware

As previously reported, Canon has released a firmware update for the Canon EOS R. It turns out it was released at the end of November but hasn’t yet been posted by Canon USA for whatever reason.

Firmware Version 1.6.0 incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:

  1. Support for the RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS lens has been added.
  2. Corrects a phenomenon in which the function or setting value assigned to the control ring may change when the control ring is operated in Eco mode.
  3. Corrects a phenomenon in which the camera may stop operating properly during “auto-transfer” when using Camera Connect with a Wi-Fi connection.
  4. Corrects a phenomenon in which high-speed synchronization with use of an external flash may not operate properly depending on the camera’s setting for C.Fn2 “Set shutter speed range”.

Download firmware v1.6.0 for the Canon EOS R

Rumoured Canon EOS Rs Specifications [CR1]

Rumoured Canon EOS Rs Specifications [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | December 4, 2019 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We have received another set of specifications for the upcoming high-megapixel EOS R body, we dub it the “EOS Rs” for now. Canon may call it something else. The source claims to have shot with a prototype recently and that the plan is to announce the new camera in February 2020.

Canon EOS Rs Specifications:

  • 75mp full-frame CMOS
  • Sensor “focused on the dynamic range”
  • Frames per second “… Sounded similar to the EOS R”
  • DIGIC 9
  • Dual Card Slots
  • Joystick the same as the EOS-1D X Mark III
  • Larger and higher resolution EVF than the EOS R
  • Fully articulating LCD screen
  • Fully weather-sealed
  • Similar ergonomics as the EOS R (No touch bar)

We think more will be leaking about this camera in the coming weeks as we get closer to the planned February announcement.

An EF & RF mount hybrid mirrorless camera in the works [CR2]

An EF & RF mount hybrid mirrorless camera in the works [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | December 2, 2019 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We have been told a couple of times now that a “pro” EOS R mirrorless camera that is in the works will have some kind of a hybrid EF/RF lens mount. So this basically means that you’d be able to mount both types of lenses without the use of an adapter.

We were also told that this was being developed for the “EOS-1 style EOS R camera”, which would make a lot of sense. As I don’t believe the reduction of size for an “EOS-1” style mirrorless camera is all that important.

This is definitely a bit of a strange rumour, but if Canon could pull this off, it would be great for Canon shooters.

We’ll have some more information on this soon.

Patent: Lower cost RF mount prime and zoom lenses, including an RF 16-35mm f/4

Patent: Lower cost RF mount prime and zoom lenses, including an RF 16-35mm f/4

By Canon Rumors | November 29, 2019 | Canon Patents

Canon obviously needs some “affordable” prime and zoom lenses for the RF mount, and a few JPO patent applications seem to suggest we’re getting closer to that being a reality.

Canon RF 20mm f/2

  • Focal length: 20.50
  • F number: 2.06
  • Half angle of view: 46.54
  • Image height: 21.64
  • Lens length: 90.13
  • Back focus: 13.50

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8

  • Focal length: 35.60
  • F number: 1.85
  • Half angle of view: 31.22
  • Image height: 21.64
  • Lens length: 81.87
  • Back focus: 13.49

Canon RF 35mm f/2

  • Focal length: 35.91
  • F number: 2.06
  • Half angle of view: 31.07
  • Image height: 21.64
  • Lens length: 50.50
  • Back focus: 15.05

Canon RF 35mm f/2.8

  • Focal length: 35.70
  • F number: 2.88
  • Half angle of view: 31.22
  • Image height: 21.64
  • Lens length: 60.00
  • Back focus: 13.15

Canon RF 45mm f/2.8

  • Focal length: 44.70
  • F number: 2.85
  • Half angle of view: 25.83
  • Image height: 21.64
  • Lens length: 62.63
  • Back focus: 13.13

Canon RF 16-35mm f/4

  • Focal length: 16.48 24.02 33.75
  • F number: 4.12
  • Half angle of view: 52.70 42.01 32.66
  • Image height: 21.64
  • Lens length: 117.64 109.16 110.13
  • Back focus: 11.50 19.17 29.63
Patent: Canon RF 35mm f/1.4 Soft Focus

Patent: Canon RF 35mm f/1.4 Soft Focus

By Canon Rumors | November 29, 2019 | Canon Patents

Canon News has uncovered a complex and interesting optical formula patent from Canon, this one is for an RF 35mm f/1.4 Soft Focus lens design.

Canon RF 35mm f/1.4 Soft Focus

  • Focal length: 35.91mm 35.82mm 36.00mm  (normal focus, under and over)
  • F-NUMBER: 1.52 1.52 1.53
  • Half angle of view: 31.07 31.13 31.01
  • Image height: 21.64mm 21.64mm 21.64mm
  • Total lens length: 133.70mm 133.68mm 133.69mm
  • BF: 19.05mm 19.03mm 19.04mm

An RF 35mm f/1.2L has been rumoured for some time, but this is the first we’ve seen of this type of lens.

Is there still hope that we see in-body stabilization in the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III?

Is there still hope that we see in-body stabilization in the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III?

By Canon Rumors | November 26, 2019 | Canon DSLR Rumors

When Canon did their development announcement for the EOS-1D X Mark III last month, one of the rumoured features that wasn’t mentioned in the press release was the inclusion of in-body stabilization. Most have assumed if it wasn’t mentioned in the development press release, that the camera isn’t equipped with it.

A new source who claims to have shot with the EOS-1D X Mark III claims that Canon’s new flagship DSLR does indeed have in-body stabilization and that all future Canon ILC cameras will have the feature as well.

A lot was left out the development announcement about the camera, so I think there’s still a small chance that we see in-body stabilization in the EOS-1D X Mark III, but unfortunately, we cannot confirm this information to certainty.

Canon to release new firmware for the EOS R later this month

Canon to release new firmware for the EOS R later this month

By Canon Rumors | November 22, 2019 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We have been told that a minor firmware update will be released for the Canon EOS R later this month.

Apparently the firmware update will correct some wireless flash compatibility issues.

Do not expect any new features, this will definitely be a minor firmware release.

*Update* It looks like the update has moved to sometime in December 2019.

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