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Canon releases a product advisory for the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III and EF 600mm f/4L IS III

Canon releases a product advisory for the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III and EF 600mm f/4L IS III

By Canon Rumors | March 18, 2019 | Canon Business General

From Canon:

We would like to inform you of the firmware for the interchangeable lens “EF 400mm F2.8L IS III USM” and “EF 600 mm F4L IS III USM” for SLR cameras, which will be released soon.

Products

The following fixes will be incorporated into the firmware (Version 1.0.8), which will be released soon.

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Firmware: SIGMA updates multiple lenses for EOS R compatibility

Firmware: SIGMA updates multiple lenses for EOS R compatibility

By Canon Rumors | March 15, 2019 | Third Party Lenses

From SIGMA:

Thank you for purchasing and using our products. We would like to announce that a new firmware update for SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for CANON EF mount listed below is now available.

This firmware allows compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function to enable correction matching the optical characteristics of each lens. It also corrects the phenomenon that abnormal images appear or operation errors occur when the function is enabled. In addition, it improves functionality. Furthermore, there is an improvement to the phenomena particular to some lenses when they are used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”. This was previously reported in our announcement of January 16th, 2019.

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Patent: Canon EF 10mm f/2.8L USM

Patent: Canon EF 10mm f/2.8L USM

By Canon Rumors | March 14, 2019 | Canon Patents

A patent application showing the optical formula for an EF 10mm f/2.8 prime lens has been filed in Japan.

Japan Patent Application 2018-233223:

  • Focal length: 10.30mm
  • F number: 2.88
  • The half angle of view: 64.54°
  • Image height: 21.64mm
  • Lens length: 124.58mm
  • Back focus: 38.00mm

It looks like this patent may have been a part of the EF 11-24mm f/4L USM development.

Canon talks IBIS and EOS M in a recent interview

Canon talks IBIS and EOS M in a recent interview

By Canon Rumors | March 14, 2019 | Canon EOS R

Amateur Photographer had a chance to interview Canon executives at the recent CP+ show in Yokohama, Japan. They touched on the usual things going on in the industry.

Canon also confirms (again) that IBIS is coming to future EOS R camera bodies, as well as saying the EOS M and EF-M will be around for a while. They also didn’t close the door on an APS-C EOS R camera.

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Canon publishes a paper discussing a new 3.4 μm pixel pitch global shutter CMOS image sensor with dual in-pixel charge domain memory

Canon publishes a paper discussing a new 3.4 μm pixel pitch global shutter CMOS image sensor with dual in-pixel charge domain memory

By Canon Rumors | March 13, 2019 | Canon DSLR News

The Japanese Journal of Applied Physics has published a Canon Inc. paper on a global shutter entitled  “A 3.4 μm pixel pitch global shutter CMOS image sensor with dual in-pixel charge domain memory” by Masahiro Kobayashi, Hiroshi Sekine, Takafumi Miki, Takashi Muto, Toshiki Tsuboi, Yusuke Onuki, Yasushi Matsuno, Hidekazu Takahashi, Takeshi Ichikawa, and Shunsuke Inoue.

From the paper:

In this paper, we describe a newly developed 3.4 μm pixel pitch global shutter CMOS image sensor (CIS) with dual in-pixel charge domain memories (CDMEMs) has about 5.3 M effective pixels and achieves 19 ke− full well capacity, 30 ke−/lxcenterdots sensitivity, 2.8 e- rms temporal noise, and −83 dB parasitic light sensitivity. In particular, we describe the sensor structure for improving the sensitivity and detail of the readout procedure. Furthermore, this image sensor realizes various readout with dual CDMEMs. For example, an alternate multiple-accumulation high dynamic range readout procedure achieves 60 fps operation and over 110 dB dynamic range in one-frame operation and is suitable in particular for moving object capturing. This front-side-illuminated CIS is fabricated in a 130 nm 1P4M with light shield CMOS process.

I don’t speak or truly understand the language of physics, but Richard over at Canon News does and has a broken this paper down to make it a bit more understandable for us scientific mortals.

The future of the Canon EOS-1D X series [CR1]

The future of the Canon EOS-1D X series [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | March 12, 2019 | Canon DSLR Rumors

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II was announced on February 1, 2016, which makes it just over 3 years old. Higher end Canon cameras seem to have a product lifecycle of 4-5 years now.

We were told last month that testing for an EOS-1D X Mark II replacement has begun.

We’re now being told to expect an announcement for the camera between Q4 of 2019 and Q2 of 2020.  As we’ve mentioned on a few occasions, the Summer Games are in Tokyo, Japan beginning in July of 2020.

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Deal: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II $7999 (Reg $9999) and Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II $9499 (Reg $11499)

Deal: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II $7999 (Reg $9999) and Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II $9499 (Reg $11499)

By Canon Rumors | March 12, 2019 | Deals on Gear

There are big savings on two very popular and discontinued Canon super telephoto lenses at our exclusive affiliate partner Adorama. You can save $2000 on these classic super telephoto lenses, which is a great deal from an authorized dealer.

We’re not sure how long these deals are going to last, so act quickly if you’re in the market for a new big white.

RF mount cinema camera is in the works, but it won’t arrive any time soon. [CR1]

RF mount cinema camera is in the works, but it won’t arrive any time soon. [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | March 11, 2019 | Canon Cinema EOS Rumors

As we get closer to NAB next month, we seem to be seeing an influx of cinema-related information. With new PL mount prime lenses coming, along with a new CN-E 100mm lenses and rumored cinema cameras and camcorders, this show could turn out to be a big one for Canon.

We’re told that an RF mount cinema camera is in the works, which is a pretty obvious direction for Canon to take. We’re told that the form factor(s) being developed could make the RF mount cinema camera relatively unique in the space, though what this means wasn’t articulated to us.

We were also told not to expect such a product until 2020 at the earliest and that it would probably come later than that.

The Canon EXPO is in 2020, so we may get some hints about what’s coming for the RF mount within the cinema lineup.

New camcorders coming from Canon ahead of NAB

New camcorders coming from Canon ahead of NAB

By Canon Rumors | March 11, 2019 | Canon Cinema EOS Rumors

We’re told to expect at least one camcorder to be announced ahead of NAB next month. We’re likely going to see a “professional” version of the VIXIA G50.

We’re also told that the upcoming PL mount CN-E prime lenses coming from Canon are a bit of a “throwback” to the discontinued Canon K35 cinema lenses. The older K35 lenses remain quite popular for filmmakers, and we’re expecting these new PL mount prime lenses to offer a similar classic look with modern features and build quality.

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The next EOS R system camera gets a mention again [CR1]

The next EOS R system camera gets a mention again [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | March 11, 2019 | Canon DSLR Rumors

The third camera body in the EOS R lineup is likely being announced in Q4 of 2019 and all indications seem to point to it being a high-resolution camera.

We’re being told that the next EOS R camera will have more than 70 megapixels and will keep Canon at the top of the full-frame sensor resolution rankings. The same person also mentioned that IBIS is definitely going to be featured in the camera, something that’s been reported previously.

We previously wrote that the next EOS R would sport dual card slots and feature Canon DSLR ergonomics with things such as a joystick coming to the EOS R lineup.

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