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Black Friday: Discounts on Sony Tough CFExpress Cards

Black Friday: Discounts on Sony Tough CFExpress Cards

By Canon Rumors | November 23, 2020 | Deals on Gear

Sony has provided some Black Friday instant savings on select CFExpress cards. Sony Tough cards are fully supported by the Canon EOS R5.

Canon launches their Black Friday deals on RF lenses and the EOS R and EOS RP

Canon launches their Black Friday deals on RF lenses and the EOS R and EOS RP

By Canon Rumors | November 22, 2020 | Deals on Gear

Canon USA has launched its Black Friday savings on a small number of EOS R cameras and RF lenses. We don’t expect any deals on the Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6, which shouldn’t come as any sort of surprise.

Canon EOS R cameras with an instant rebate

Canon RF lenses with an instant rebate

Tokina officially announces the Tokina atx-i 17-35mm f/4.0 for full frame DSLRs

Tokina officially announces the Tokina atx-i 17-35mm f/4.0 for full frame DSLRs

By Canon Rumors | November 22, 2020 | Third Party Lenses

Press Release: Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce the sales release of Tokina atx-i 17-35mm F4 FF lens.

Sales will commence on December 11, 2020.

Tokina atx-i 17-35mm F4 FF is designed to fit Full Frame DSLR cameras and supports Nikon F and Canon EF mounts. With its wide-angle properties this lens is a perfect gear for shooting landscapes, street snaps, architecture, and time-lapse. Constant f/4 aperture, robust design while maintaining a reasonable size and weight provide a new option for professional photographers who are especially active in travel.

Highlighted Features

  • Сompact lightweight and robust design – perfect for landscape, architecture, street snap, and travel photography.
  • Precise AF actuated by a combination of Tokina GMR sensor and SD-M (Silent Drive-Module).
  • Low vignetting, extremely low distortion, and good sharpness throughout the image.
  • Moisture protection.
  • One-Touch Focus Clutch system.

Tokina atx-i 17-35mm f/4.0 at Adorama

Kickstarter: Gura Gear Chobe 2.0

By Canon Rumors | November 20, 2020 | Industry News

Gura Gear has had an interesting history. From the launch of their first bag, the Bataflae backpack, they were known for their high-end and highly functional bags. The brand then moved to the Kiboko line of backpacks, which came in multiple sizes, and also launched one of the forgotten and highly underrated bags, the Chobe v1.0. The Chobe v1.0 has travelled the planet with me and is my favourite shoulder bag ever.

Unfortunately, after Gura Gear purchased Tamrac, they made a massive mistake in killing off the “Gura Gear” brand and moved the bags under the Tamrac brand. That didn’t go well and most people forgot about Gura Gear bags.

The Gura Gear brand came back last year when they launched the Kiboko v2.0 lineup of backpacks. They came back with the same quality and functionality as we became accustomed to from Gura Gear.

Gura  Gear has now launched the Chobe v.2.0 via Kickstarter. A new multipurpose shoulder bag. I use this bag every single time I travel. If I’m heading somewhere I don’t need big white lenses, I use this as my main camera bag.

I have been using the Chobe v2.0 16″ with the wide insert for my RF kit. I can fit an EOS R5, RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM, RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM, RF 50mm f/1.2L USM, RF 35mm f/1.8 STM Macro and an RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM. On top of the camera gear, I can also get my Dell XPS 15 loaded up along with multiple other portable gadgets.

When you’re traveling with a backpack for your gear, the Chobe v2.0 can become smaller when closing the expansion zipper, and it has always worked as a “personal” carry-on bag when I fly. I usually put clothing, my laptop, and maybe some extra electronics in it for the trip.

The Chobe v2.0 is a big improvement over the first version.

Learn more about the Gura Gear Chobe v2.0

Improvements in Chobe 2.0 from 1.0

  • Was one size only for 15” laptops.  Now in 13” and 16” size
  • Laser-cut Hypalon handles replaced with smooth premium grade natural leather
  • Exterior pockets redesigned to make a more stable bag that is easy to work from
  • Improved shoulder strap
    • New traditional metal D rings and dog leash snap hook
    • Improved anti-slip material to help strap stay in place
    • redesigned shoulder strap with two sliders to keep shoulder pad centered and to prevent excess webbing from “flapping around”
    • Improved attachment of handles to bag to allow handles to “fall out of the way” when working out of the bag
  • The exterior zipper of the laptop compartment extended, and gussets added to allow for easier laptop removal and working out of the bag
  • Padded iPad/iPad Pro pocket added in laptop compartment
  • New metal logo, for more discrete branding
  • The option of two insert sizes one narrow and one expanded, for mirrorless and DSLR camera systems
  • Use of more VX-42 to improve weatherproofing and abrasion resistance
  • Include seam-sealed, custom-fitted rain cover with openings for shoulder strap attachment
  • Addition of interior top zippered pocket in the larger front pocket
  • Industry-standard YKK zippers replacing Ideal zippers
  • Addition of grab loop on the front of the bag to make it easier to pull out of the overhead bin
  • Vastly improved luggage pass through with foam structure and bar-tacked stress points to ensure a snug fit on most luggage handles
  • Stash pocket on the exterior side has increased flexible volume for things like sanitizer bottles
  • Vastly improved stitching, detailing and lining on the interior of the bag
  • A higher level of “fit and finish”
  • Black color theme acceptable for business-use
  • flexible bottom padded which folds for normal and expanded configuration to give your tech greater protection when the bag is put down
  • Structure added to exterior large stash pocket to protect devices like Kindles which may be stashed in there
  • Overall improved balance of the bag
  • Higher-density foams to reduce the thickness and reduce weight

Learn more about the Gura Gear Chobe v2.0

Industry News: Nikon releases their Z mount lens roadmap

Industry News: Nikon releases their Z mount lens roadmap

By Canon Rumors | November 19, 2020 | Industry News

Nikon and Canon are both busy building out their full-frame mirrorless lens lineup, we’ve reported on Canon’s roadmap in the past, but none of that is officially from Canon. However, Nikon has released their Z mount lens roadmap which promises 27 lenses for the system by the end of 2022.

Upcoming Nikon Z mount lenses:

  • Nikon Z 28mm
  • Nikon Z 40mm
  • Nikon Z 50mm Micro
  • Nikon Z 18-140mm DX
  • Nikon Z 24-105mm S-Line
  • Nikon Z 85mm S-Line
  • Nikon Z 105mm Micro S-Line
  • Nikon Z 100-400mm S-Line
  • Nikon Z 200-600mm
  • Nikon Z 400mm S-Line
  • Nikon Z 600mm S-Line

You can check out the Canon RF lens roadmap here.

Firmware: Canon updates firmware for the EOS R6, EOS R, EOS Ra, EOS RP and the EOS-1D X Mark III

Firmware: Canon updates firmware for the EOS R6, EOS R, EOS Ra, EOS RP and the EOS-1D X Mark III

By Canon Rumors | November 19, 2020 | Canon Firmware

Canon has released new firmware for the Canon EOS R6, Canon EOS R and Ra, the Canon EOS RP as well as the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III.

Canon EOS R6 v 1.2.0

Firmware Version 1.2.0 incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:

  1. When using high-speed or low-speed continuous shooting modes, in Drive Mode with [High Speed Display: OFF], the visibility of the subject within the frame has been improved when shooting moving objects.*
    *During continuous shooting black frames will be inserted between frames in the viewfinder and live view. This will improve the visibility of moving subjects in live view and in the viewfinder.
  2. Adds the [Auto] setting to the [Viewfinder brightness] menu that will brighten and dim based on ambient light conditions.
  3. Enables 2nd curtain shooting sync during radio transmission wireless flash shooting when the Speedlite EL-1 flash is attached to the camera.
  4. Enables manual flash output (excluding high-speed sync and optical transmission wireless flash shooting) to be selected and set up to 1/8192 from the camera menu screen when the Speedlite EL-1 flash is attached to the camera.
  5. Improves compatibility of HEIF images recorded in the camera with MIAF (Multi-Image Application Format) standards.
  6. Adds support for AF and release during zoom operations for some RF and EF lenses.

Download firmware v1.2.0 for the Canon EOS R6


Canon EOS-1D X Mark III v1.3.0

Firmware Version 1.3.0 incorporates the following enhancements:

  1. Enables 2nd curtain shooting sync during radio transmission wireless flash shooting when the Speedlite EL-1 flash is attached to the camera.
  2. Enables manual flash output (excluding high-speed sync and optical transmission wireless flash shooting) to be selected and set up to 1/8192 from the camera menu screen when the Speedlite EL-1 flash is attached to the camera.
  3. Improves compatibility of HEIF images recorded in the camera with MIAF (Multi-Image Application Format) standards.
  4. Fixes the phenomenon that may result in the occurrence of time-out under certain conditions during FTP transfer.

Download firmware v1.3.0 for the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III


Canon EOS R v1.8.0

Firmware Version 1.8.0 incorporates the following enhancements:

  1. Improves color balance when the RF50mm F1.8 STM lens is attached to the EOS R camera.
  2. Support has been added for the following lenses*:
    – RF70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM
    – RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM
    *With Firmware Version 1.7.0 and later.

Download firmware v1.8.0 for the Canon EOS R


Canon EOS RP v1.6.0

Firmware Version 1.6.0 incorporates the following enhancements:

  1. Improves color balance when the RF50mm F1.8 STM lens is attached to the EOS RP camera.
  2. Support has been added for the following lenses*:
    – RF70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM
    – RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM
    *With Firmware Version 1.5.0 and later.

Download firmware v1.6.0 for the Canon EOS RP


Canon EOS Ra v1.8.0

Firmware Version 1.8.0 incorporates the following enhancements:

  1. Improves color balance when the RF50mm F1.8 STM lens is attached to the EOS Ra camera.
  2. Support has been added for the following lenses*:
    – RF70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM
    – RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM
    *With Firmware Version 1.7.0 and later.

Download firmware v1.8.0 for the Canon EOS Ra

Firmware: Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM v1.0.5

Firmware: Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM v1.0.5

By Canon Rumors | November 19, 2020 | Canon Firmware

Canon has released new firmware for the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM to improve performance with the Canon Cinema EOS C70.

Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Firmware Version 1.0.5 incorporates the following improvement for the phenomenon:

  1. Reduces image noise when performing high sensitivity shooting with the RF50mm F1.2 L USM lens attached to the EOS C70 camera.

Download firmware v1.0.5 for the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Firmware: Canon EOS R5 v1.2.0

Firmware: Canon EOS R5 v1.2.0

By Canon Rumors | November 19, 2020 | Canon Firmware

Canon has released a big firmware update for the Canon EOS R5. This firmware update does not add the promised features such as 1080p 120 or C-Log 3.

Firmware Version 1.2.0 incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:

  1. When using high-speed or low-speed continuous shooting modes, in Drive Mode with [High-Speed Display: OFF], the visibility of the subject within the frame has been improved when shooting moving objects.*
    *During continuous shooting black frames will be inserted between frames in the viewfinder and live view. This will improve the visibility of moving subjects in live view and in the viewfinder.
  2. Adds the [Auto] setting to the [Viewfinder brightness] menu that will brighten and dim based on ambient light conditions.
  3. Enables 2nd curtain shooting sync during radio transmission wireless flash shooting when the Speedlite EL-1 flash is attached to the camera.
  4. Enables manual flash output (excluding high-speed sync and optical transmission wireless flash shooting) to be selected and set up to 1/8192 from the camera menu screen when the Speedlite EL-1 flash is attached to the camera.
  5. Improves compatibility of HEIF images recorded in the camera with MIAF (Multi-Image Application Format) standards.
  6. Adds support for AF and release during zoom operations for some RF and EF lenses.

Download firmware v1.2.0 for the Canon EOS R5

Metabones Smart Expander Ensures Every EF Mount Lens Work on Fujifilm GFX

Metabones Smart Expander Ensures Every EF Mount Lens Work on Fujifilm GFX

By Canon Rumors | November 18, 2020 | Industry News

Vancouver, Canada, November 16, 2020 – Will this full-frame EF mount lens sufficiently cover the medium format sensor of Fujifilm GFX cameras? With Metabones® EF-GFX Smart Expander™, the answer is always “yes”.

Multiplying the focal length by 1.26x and the F-number by the same amount, Metabones EF-GFX Smart Expander perfectly matches the image circle of full-frame EF mount lenses to the medium-format sensor of the GFX series cameras, with the diagonal field-of-view (FoV) remaining exactly the same.

The optical design consists of 5 elements in 3 groups, incorporating ultra-high index Lanthanum-based optical glass as well as one element made of fused silica, resulting in extremely good performances with professional-grade zoom lenses. For example, a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens becomes a 30-88mm f/3.5 zoom, and a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens becomes an 88-252mm f/3.5 zoom.  And perhaps most exciting of all, the 11-24mm f/4 Canon becomes an extremely sharp 13.8-30.2mm f/5 without any disturbing vignetting or corner aberrations. Due to the nature of focal extenders, the aperture values decrease by 2/3 of a stop; f/2.8 becomes f/3.5 and f/2 becomes f/2.5. High-speed fixed focal length lenses such as the 50mm f/1.4 will be transformed into a very fast 63mm f/1.8 standard lens for the GFX system.

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