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Patent: Canon RF 13-21mm f/2.8L

Patent: Canon RF 13-21mm f/2.8L

By Canon Rumors | February 27, 2020 | Canon Patents

A patent showcasing an RF 13-21mm f/2.8 optical formula has appeared in Japan.

Canon RF 13-21mm f/2.8 embodiment:

  • Zoom ratio: 1.58
  • Focal length: 13.40mm  17.30mm  21.20mm
  • F number: 2.88 2.88 2.88
  • Half angle of view: 58.23 51.35 45.58
  • Image height: 21.64mm  21.64mm  21.64mm
  • Lens length: 150.15mm  136.89mm  130.04mm
  • Back focus: 20.96mm  25.13mm  29.31mm

I doubt this specific optical formula will become a consumer product, but it is probably part of the development for an ultra-wide-angle RF mount lens that we expect to see sometime in 2020.

Terrell Lloyd – From Avid Fan to Photography Dream Job

Terrell Lloyd – From Avid Fan to Photography Dream Job

By Canon Rumors | February 27, 2020 | Sponsored Post

How do you go from pasting newspaper pictures of your favorite sports team into an album as a child to becoming that team’s staff photographer? Just ask Terrell Lloyd, Lead Team Photographer and Sr. Manager Photography Services for the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers.

Since 1992, Terrell Lloyd has provided professional photography services to individuals and organizations throughout the United States. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, near the high-tech world of Silicon Valley, Terrell is renowned for his special combination of artistic vision and cutting-edge technology. In addition to his position for the 49ers, Terrell is also the Athletics Department Photographer for San Jose State University, was elected to the prestigious Canon Explorers of Light program and is a San Disk Extreme Team member. We spoke with Terrell about his career, about sports photography and what it takes to get a really great shot.

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The EOS M lineup will be addressed later in 2020 [CR1]

The EOS M lineup will be addressed later in 2020 [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | February 27, 2020 | Canon DSLR Rumors

I continue to receive little bits of information in regards to the future of the EOS M lineup, and it sounds like Canon is still working on new cameras and lenses for the system, but obviously at a much slower pace the EOS R system.

I have been pretty adamant that there wouldn’t be an EOS M5 Mark II, however, I have been told that there will be an EOS M5 replacement in Q4 of this year. The source claims that specifications for the camera would be very similar to the EOS M6 Mark II, but with IBIS, a built-in EVF and better build quality.

The same source claims that the EOS M50 Mark II won’t come until very early next year.

As far as lenses, I have now had a couple mentions about an EF-M 52mm f/2 STM coming in 2020. This would be the equivalent of an 85mm f/2 for full-frame.

Another rumoured EF-M lens is an EF-M 100-300mm, but that it would not appear until early 2021.

This is a [CR1] rumor, so please treat it accordingly.

More to come…

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark III coming relatively soon [CR2]

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark III coming relatively soon [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | February 26, 2020 | Canon PowerShot

Yes, PowerShot cameras still exist, though it’s an area Canon does appear to be as serious about anymore for obvious reasons. We’re getting a lot of small updates in the rare new G models.

The Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark III will be no different as far as how big of an update it will be over its predecessor.

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark III Specifications:

  • 20.1mp
  • DIGIC 8
  • 4x zoom
  • 4K @ 30p
  • FHD @ 120p

Does it feel familiar? It should, this is basically the PowerShot G7 X Mark III with a slower lens and a slightly smaller form factor.

Industry News: Fujifilm officially announces the X-T4

Industry News: Fujifilm officially announces the X-T4

By Canon Rumors | February 26, 2020 | Industry News

Valhalla, New York – February 26, 2020 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation is proud to announce the launch of the FUJIFILM X-T4 (hereinafter “X-T4”), a flagship model of the X Series family of mirrorless digital cameras.

The X-T4 is an astounding imaging tool, packing a newly designed IBIS, a quiet new shutter unit, a new vari-angle LCD screen, a new Eterna Bleach Bypass Film Simulation, and a new, large-capacity, battery all into a compact and lightweight camera body. This camera is the perfect tool for today’s image-makers and is an ideal multi-functional solution for visual storytellers to use in creating their stories.

Preorder the Fujifilm X-T4

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Canon EOS R5 and a new Speedlite appear for certification

Canon EOS R5 and a new Speedlite appear for certification

By Canon Rumors | February 21, 2020 | Canon DSLR Rumors

It looks like the Canon EOS R5 has appeared for certification for its 2.4ghz/5ghz Wifi capabilities. The 5ghz specification was part of our original rumoured specifications for the Canon EOS R5.

The Canon EOS R5 is likely the DS126839 that has appeared for certification.

Also registered is a new camera accessory, which is likely a Speedlite. We originally thought it would be announced ahead of CP+, but I guess it makes sense to announce it when we get the official Canon EOS R5 announcement.

The new Speedlite is likely the DS586224 that has appeared for certification.

Update: As others have noted, DS586224 could also be the WFT-9A

Are these the 7 RF lenses Canon will be announcing in 2020? [CR1]

Are these the 7 RF lenses Canon will be announcing in 2020? [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | February 21, 2020 | Canon Lens Rumors

I have been sent a roadmap of coming Canon RF lenses in 2020. I have been unable to confirm this list of lenses, but I hope to hear more soon

Rumoured & Confirmed Canon RF lenses coming in 2020:

There is nothing here about the rumoured DO super-telephoto lenses or a pancake for the RF mount. So please take this with a big grain of salt until we can confirm the information above.

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The Canon EOS R5 will begin shipping before the Summer Olympics

The Canon EOS R5 will begin shipping before the Summer Olympics

By Canon Rumors | February 20, 2020 | Canon DSLR Rumors

I have been reporting for quite some time now that the Canon EOS R5 would begin shipping in July, and it looks like other media outlets are starting to say the same thing.

Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun from Newswitch(Google Translated), a Japanese publication is also saying that the Canon EOS R5 will begin shipping prior to the summer Olympic games in Tokyo, which begin on July 24, 2020.

While the Canon EOS R5 will be more than capable of professional use, it’s definitely not the “professional” EOS R mirrorless camera. We expect to see the Canon EOS R1 sometime in 2021, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see some kind of a development announcement in Q4 if 2020,

Patent: Canon 100-400mm f/5.6-7.1

Patent: Canon 100-400mm f/5.6-7.1

By Canon Rumors | February 20, 2020 | Canon Patents

Canon News has uncovered a patent for an APS-C 100-400mm F5.6-7.1 optical formula.  (Richard also messed it up by not noticing it was APS-C at first)

Does this mean that the EOS-M is getting a super telephoto consumer lens? The optical elements are fairly lightweight and the lens optics diameter would be somewhere around 52mm, which seems to fit with the EOS-M ecosystem.  Or is this a sign of an RF APS-C camera coming out.  The need for an APS-C 100-400 is puzzling if it’s for the RF mount though.

Canon RF/EF-M 100-400mm f/5.6-7.1:

  • Focal length: 119.97mm 218.00mm 360.96mm
  • F-Number: 5.50 6.50 7.10
  • Half angle of view: 6.50° 3.59° 2.17°
  • Image height: 13.66mm  13.66mm  13.66mm
  • Total lens length: 179.62mm 192.93mm 233.56mm
  • BF: 15.03mm  15.03mm  15.04mm

Canon appears to be going a different direction with their longer lenses for their mirrorless mounts than the other manufacturers. They seem to be more interested in reducing the size and making the usability more comfortable. It also helps that they have a bunch of stellar EF lenses that will work just fine with your mirrorless cameras if you want the faster speeds.

Five Canon RF lenses show up for certification

Five Canon RF lenses show up for certification

By Canon Rumors | February 18, 2020 | Canon Lens Rumors

Five SKUs for upcoming Canon RF lenses have appeared at a Russian certification agency.

  • 3986C005
  • 3987C005
  • 4112C005
  • 4113C005
  • 4114C005

Of these SKUs, we can assume one is for the Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM. It’s also possible that two others are for the two extenders that were announced.

The Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM has the SKU 4111C002.

The other two could be for an upcoming macro, pancake and/or DO super-telephoto lenses. We do expect further lens announcements quite soon.

I was told today that three L lenses were coming in 2020.

More to come…

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