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Canon to Fix ‘R5 Freeze’ Issue in Firmware

Canon to Fix ‘R5 Freeze’ Issue in Firmware

By Tig | February 12, 2022 | Canon Firmware

When the R3 firmware update came out and indicated it quashed a freeze problem, the ears of many R5 owners perked up. And now we have confirmation from multiple people speaking directly to Canon service representatives that they expect a firmware fix to be pushed out for the R5 in the next release.

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A Canon service rep stated in an email, “Canon has already acknowledged this phenomenon in question and is now planning to correct the firmware. Once the countermeasure firmware is ready, we will make an announcement on our Web site.”

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Canon R3 Gets First Firmware Rev, Nixes ‘R5 Freeze’ Issue

Canon R3 Gets First Firmware Rev, Nixes ‘R5 Freeze’ Issue

By Tig | February 8, 2022 | Canon Firmware

Canon this morning released an EOS R3 firmware update that fixes – among some other items – “the phenomenon that the camera rarely becomes inoperable” when shooting in Servo AF and using back-button focus. This problem may or may not be the occasional crash that many R3 owners have been talking about in various forums.

The issue happens rarely enough that it hasn’t become  raging anti-Canon fanboy fodder. An optimist might think it could even have implications for fixing certain occasional R5 freezes.

[UPDATE: Multiple Canon Rumors forum readers have independently been told by canon service representatives that, indeed, the R5 freeze issue is known and apparently to be addressed in an upcoming firmware release.]

The firmware also adds the ability to connect Android devices via the new smart show atop the body. Three other minor bugs are addressed: allowing the selection of card recording modes when using remote control; adding options for subject tracking control; and “improving stability” during FTP transfer.

Smallrig has launched new accessories for the Canon EOS R3, EOS R5, and EOS R6

Smallrig has launched new accessories for the Canon EOS R3, EOS R5, and EOS R6

By Canon Rumors | December 15, 2021 | Industry News

Smallrig has launched some new accessories for the Canon EOS R3, Canon EOS R5, and Canon EOS R6. All of these new items are available now for preorder.

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SmallRig L-Bracket for Canon EOS R3 3628 $59

  1. Arca-compatible side plate and base plate enable quick switch between horizontal and vertical orientation shooting.
  2. Secured via a 1/4 screw and an anti-twist screw at the bottom.
  3. Replace the battery without removing the L-Bracket.
  4. Extendable side plate leaves room for cables.
  5. Built-in mounting ports, such as 1/4″-20, 3/8″-16 threaded holes, wrist strap holes, satisfy multi-scene shooting.
  6. Built-in magnetic slotted screwdriver for easy disassembly and assembly.

SmallRig L-Bracket for Canon EOS R3 3628 is designed for quick switch between horizontal and vertical shooting. It is locked into the bottom of a camera via a 1/4″-20 screw and an anti-twist screw, fitted with a silicone pad to prevent scratches and deflection, and can be disassembled into an Arca-compatible base plate (used separately) and side plate, both with lens center mark. The L-Bracket does not block ports, buttons and even allows the flipping of LCD screens to a certain extent. You may replace the battery without removing the L-Bracket and is also RS-80N3 compatible. Extendable side plate leaves room for HDMI and USB cables; base plate featuring mounting points such as 1/4″-20, 3/8″-16 threaded holes and wrist strap holes supports quick release plate, tripod, and the quick-release plate (pad) of DJI RS 2/RSC 2 stabilizers, etc. In addition, a slotted screwdriver is accessible for easy disassembly and assembly.

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SmallRig QR L-Bracket for Canon EOS R5 / R6 3659 $33.90

  1. Quick-release L-Bracket for multi-scene use;
  2. Ultra-slim design makes it easy to carry when hiking or climbing;
  3. The spindle spanner of the battery door fits the curve of the camera, improving gripping experience;
  4. Built-in magnetic spanner for easy assembly and disassembly;
  5. Arca structure in the base plate and side plate allows quick switch between tripod, stabilizer (DJI RS 2/RSC 2), and handheld shooting.

SmallRig QR L-Bracket for Canon EOS R5 / R6 3659 features an ultra-slim design to reduce the burden of photographers during hiking and climbing. Not only lightweight design but also full functions. On top of this, it is convenient and easy for photographers to remove the side plate to attach a flip screen or install it back when shooting or a side power supply is needed, enabling quick assembly and disassembly. Its bottom design fits perfectly into the camera for a greater grip experience.

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SmallRig R5/R6 Power Supply Kit 3768 $84.90

  1. Lightweight solution for Canon R5/6 for time-lapse photography.
  2. Quick-release side plate fits multiple scenes.
  3. Ultralight and slim for photographers to carry around during hiking or climbing.
  4. Spindle spanner of the battery door fits camera curve, improving grip experience.
  5. Built in magnetic spanner for easy assembly and disassembly.

SmallRig R5/R6 Power Supply Kit 3768 provides a lightweight power supply solution for stars, cityscapes, and architectural photographers. It greatly reduces the weight of the power supply equipment and saves photographers’ strength during prolonged hiking and climbing while maintaining functionality. The quick-release design allows photographers to make easy adjustments based on actual use. To flip the screen, you need to remove the side plate and power supply system. The L-bracket fits perfectly on the bottom of the camera, thereby improving the grip experience.

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SmallRig “Black Mamba“ Half Cage & Cable Clamp for Canon EOS R5&R6 3656 $67.90

  1. Form-fitting half cage leaving the camera handgrip fully accessible.
  2. Maintains full access to the camera’s controls.
  3. Comes with hand-tight HDMI and USB-C cable clamp to ensure stable filming
  4. Locked by a 1/4″ screw and a locating pin at the bottom and through the shoulder strap hole on the side to prevent twisting.
  5. Multiple accessory mounts (ARRI 3/8″-16 locating hole, 1/4″-20, cold shoe, Arca-Type base. etc)
  6. Integrate Arca Swiss plate on the bottom compatible with DJI RS 2 & RSC 2 Gimbal and Arca-Type tripod.

SmallRig “Black Mamba“ Half Cage & Cable Clamp for Canon EOS R5&R6 3656 is designed to leave the camera handgrip fully accessible and provide multiple accessory mounting points. The cage is locked with a 1/4″ screw and a locating pin at the bottom and through the shoulder strap hole on the left side to prevent deflection. Silicone pads are built-in at several positions to protect the camera from scratches. The “Black Mamba” style is continued, maintaining full access to the camera’s controls. the cage feature multiple 1/4″-20, ARRI 3/8″ -16 locating holes, cold shoes mount to attach accessories like Side Handle 2093, Top Handle 1984, magic arm 2070, microphone, light, and hand strap PAC2456. Integrated Arca-Type base directly compatible with DJI RS 2 & RSC 2 Gimbal to realize quick switch among RS 2, tripod and handheld shooting, and Built-in spanner on the bottom helps remove screws. The attached hand-tight HDMI & USB-C cable clamp to prevent accidental disconnection and ensure stable signal;

Enter the 5DayDeal $10,000 giveaway, with prizes from Peak Design, Westcott and more

Enter the 5DayDeal $10,000 giveaway, with prizes from Peak Design, Westcott and more

By Canon Rumors | October 11, 2021 | Industry News

The annual 5DayDeal Giveaway is now live! The giveaway is free to enter, but only USA citizens can win the physical prizes. The digital products are open to anyone, anywhere!

Enter the 5DayDeal Giveaway Here


word image - Enter the 5DayDeal $10,000 giveaway, with prizes from Peak Design, Westcott and more

Sponsor: Prize Value Available VALUE
SlickPic BESPOKE annual Memberships $599.40 10 $5,994.00
Westcott FJ200 Strobe $399.90 3 $1,199.70
PeakDesign Everyday Backpack 30L v2 // Black $289.95 2 $579.90
Westcott Rapid Box Switch 1×4 $269.90 1 $269.90
Greg Benz Web Sharp Pro licenses + 2 Hr zoom

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$250.00 2 $500.00
Westcott Rapid Box Switch Octa-M $244.90 2 $489.80
5DayDeal Oben Photography Tripod $220.00 1 $220.00
Westcott Illuminator Collapsible 6-in-1 Reflector (52”) $139.90 2 $279.80
5DayDeal MeFoto Backpacker Tripod $129.00 1 $129.00
Westcott Quick-Mount S-Bracket $34.90 2 $69.80


Industry News: Tamron announces the release date of the 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens

Industry News: Tamron announces the release date of the 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens

By Canon Rumors | August 26, 2021 | Industry News

August 25, 2021, Commack, NY – Tamron USA, Inc. announces the launch date of the previously announced 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-] VC VXD. The Sony E-Mount model B061S will be on sale on September 24, 2021, at $699 USD. Due to the current global health crisis, the release date or product supply schedule could change. The launch of the previously announced Fujifilm mount under development is expected this Fall.

The 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 VC VXD covers a wide zoom range from approximately 27mm to 450mm in full-frame equivalent focal length. The first APS-C mirrorless camera zoom lens in the world with a 16.6x zoom ratio, the lens delivers the benefits of a versatile all-in-one zoom lens ideal for an extensive array of photographic scenarios. Its AF drive system uses Tamron’s VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism for superior quietness and agile performance. The lens includes special lens elements arranged precisely to maintain high-resolution performance from edge-to-edge and provide high image quality making it the best of all all-in-one zoom lenses.

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Sony officially announces the vlogging focused ZV-E10

By Canon Rumors | July 27, 2021 | Industry News

The ZV-E10 APS-C Camera Delivers High Quality Video and Audio Performance, Vlog-Optimized Functions and Versatile Connectivity – Perfect for Video Creators

SAN DIEGO, CA – July 27, 2021 – Sony Electronics Inc. today announced the first Alpha series interchangeable lens vlog camera, the new ZV-E10. Designed from the ground up for vlogging and vloggers, the new camera combines Sony’s advanced imaging technology with extensive usability and a custom-built feature set that is optimized for video creators.

At its core, the ZV-E10 features a 24.2-megapixel (approx. effective) APS-C Exmor™ CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processing engine to produce high-quality imagery with high-sensitivity, detailed texture depiction and beautiful natural bokeh. Additionally, the ZV-E10 includes the acclaimed vlogging-specific features favored in the popular ZV-1 digital camera including “Background Defocus” that can smoothly switch between a blurred (bokeh) and sharp background, as well as the “Product Showcase Setting” mode that allows the camera to automatically shift focus from the subject’s face to an object being highlighted.

“With the introduction of Sony’s first interchangeable lens vlog camera, the ZV-E10, we are excited to meet the growing needs of today’s creators,” said Yang Cheng, Vice President, Imaging Solutions, Sony Electronics Inc. “The new ZV-E10 pairs the versatility and excellent image quality of a large-sensor interchangeable lens camera with user-friendly features that are specifically designed for vlogging, making it an ideal tool for video creators looking to transition to a more advanced set up.”

The ZV-E10 features a video-first design in a lightweight form factor (approx. 12 oz. / 343g) and includes the popular side-opening Vari-angle LCD Screen that allows creators to connect external mics on top of the camera. This simplifies setup while still allowing users to see the screen in selfie shooting mode and from high and low angles.

In addition to the screen, the ZV-E10 includes several other easy-to-use functions that are specifically designed for vlogging, including a new mode button located on the top of the camera that allows creators to easily change between Still/Movie/Slow and Quick modes with just one touch.

The new camera also includes advanced video features such as 4K (QFHD: 3840 x 2160) video shooting and Slow Motion with high picture quality (FHD 120p). Electronic image stabilization with Active Mode is also available and delivers stable video recording even while walking and shooting hand-held. Further, the ZV-E10’s advanced AF (autofocus) technology provides fast, precise AF with excellent tracking performance, as well as high quality audio for clear sound recording.

Sony Vlog Challenge Contest

Together with this announcement, Sony will host their second Sony Vlog Challenge Contest that encourages entrants to create a vlog that highlights something that they are the most passionate and enthusiastic about. The entry period is July 27 – September 27, 2021 and is open to video creators in the U.S. (excl. terr.) and Canada (excl. Quebec). See contest official rules here*.

Creative Versatility

An Interchangeable Lens Camera for Expanded Creative Expression

The ZV-E10 allows the user to expand their creative expression by utilizing the ideal lens for each individual scene they want to shoot. The wide variety of compatible lenses in Sony’s E-mount lens lineup lets the user choose the perfect lens based on their creative vision.

Advanced Autofocus

Sony’s industry-leading AF technology enables the user to leave focusing to the camera so that they can concentrate on composing their shot. The ZV-E10 includes Fast Hybrid AF and Real-time Eye AF for video with Real-time Tracking that allows the camera to keep track of the subject’s face and eyes for fast and precise autofocusing even while recording on-the-go and in challenging environments. The user can also customize the camera’s AF settings, such as AF Transition Speed and AF Subject Shift Sensitivity, to choose the rate at which the camera shifts from one point to another according to their creative preferences.

Additionally, the ZV-E10’s Touch Focus function allows the user to intuitively set the focus position by simply touching the screen. With one tap, the user can instantly shift the focus position from one subject to another – almost anywhere in the frame. This is available in both still and video modes.

High-Quality Audio

Sony’s leading technology, thanks to its internal Directional 3-Capsule Mic, enables the ZV-E10 to capture crystal clear sound recordings that accurately capture the speaker’s voice and the supplied wind screen to greatly reduce wind noise. For expanded audio options, the ZV-E10 includes a Digital audio interface via Multi Interface (MI) Shoe and a mic jack to connect an external mic. The inclusion of a headphone jack allows the user to connect headphones to accurately monitor sound recordings. Audio output timing can also be set for Live or Lip Sync.

Putting the Subject First

When shooting in different settings with dramatic changes in light, the user can rest assured that the ZV-E10 will automatically correct the exposure, using an original Face Priority AE (autoexposure) algorithm capable of rapid AE transitions, so that the subject’s face is not over or under exposed. This allows the camera to detect the subject’s face and adjusts the exposure to ensure that the face is depicted at optimal brightness, even when selfie-shooting in scenes with extreme changes in lighting, and even if the subject’s face turns away momentarily from the camera. In addition, the camera features the same advanced color science from the popular ZV-1 to optimize skin tones for any subject in both still and video modes.

Cutting-Edge Video Features:

  • Internal 4K movie recording through full pixel readout without pixel binning
  • High bit rate XAVC S™ codec at 100Mbps when recording 4K
  • Slow & Quick Motion
  • High-speed full HD recording at 120 fps
  • Interval Shooting for stunning time-lapse videos
  • Hybrid Log-Gamma (HDR) / S-Gamut3.Cine / S-Log3, S-Gamut3 / S-Log3

Designed for Video Creators

Users can comfortably operate the new ZV-E10 thanks to its easy-to-hold body grip and large MOVIE button that is conveniently located on top of the camera. When paired with the optional Shooting Grip with Wireless Remote Commander (GP-VPT2BT, sold separately), one-handed shooting is simplified with easy to access zoom, record and a customizable button. A recording lamp (tally light) is also provided on the front face of the body for an at-a-glance indication of recording status. A red frame on the LCD screen also appears while recording to quickly and easily lets the user know if recording is active when behind the camera.

A unique feature of the ZV-E10 is the zoom lever that can operate optical zoom with power zoom lenses and Clear Image zoom with both zoom and prime lenses. Using Clear Image zoom, the user can zoom without losing video resolution to maintain full 4K video. The user can also choose from eight zoom speed settings for added creative flexibility.

The ZV-E10 features long battery performance with enough power to capture up to 125 minutes or 440 images on a full charge so the user can record for long periods without worry. When shooting indoors, AC power supplies like the optional AC-PW20AM can supply power, so the user can continue to record without worrying about battery consumption. Power can also be supplied through a USB Type-C® connector, allowing external batteries to power the camera for extended battery life when shooting on the go. ​To conserve the camera’s battery, the ZV-E10’s Vari-angle LCD Screen allows the user to put the camera into Power save mode by closing it and instantly turn the camera on by opening the panel.

Stay Connected


The ZV-E10 can also be used as a high-quality webcam or live streaming camera by simply connecting it to a PC or smartphone for increased mobility while streaming with no additional software needed. The feature allows the user to take advantage of the ZV-E10’s outstanding image quality and crystal-clear audio as well Face Priority AE and Soft Skin Effect while livestreaming or on video calls. The ZV-E10 supports standards used for USB cameras like UVC (USB Video Class) / UAC (USB Audio Class). The ZV-E10 also allows users to connect to a power supply via USB cable while livestreaming for longer usage. For added convenience, the user can assign this function to a custom button to start streaming instantly.

Easy File Data and Transfers

Using Sony’s Imaging Edge Mobile app, users can transfer selected images and video files to a mobile device via Wi-Fi. This also allows the user to transfer RAW image files. After the camera has been paired to the Imaging Edge Mobile app, the files’ location data can be acquired from the mobile device and recorded. Users can transfer files from an SD card in the camera to a smartphone (mobile device) via Bluetooth even if the camera is powered OFF.

Pricing and Availability

The new ZV-E10 will be available in black and white in the end of August for approximately $700.00 USD and $900.00 CAD. It will be sold at a variety of Sony’s authorized dealers throughout North America.

A new kit featuring the ZV-E10 camera and E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS power zoom lens will also be available in the end of August and will be sold for approximately $800.00 USD and $1,000.00 CAD. It will be sold at a variety of Sony’s authorized dealers throughout North America.

Review: Canon Cinema EOS C70

By Canon Rumors | July 9, 2021 | Canon Reviews

Twitter friend, whisky connoisseur, and TWiT TV host Ant Pruitt has completed his review of the Canon Cinema EOS C70. I prefer reviews that come after the initial hype of a release.

Canon Cinema EOS C70 Key Features

  • Canon Super 35mm Dual Gain Output (DGO) Sensor, 16+ stops of Total Dynamic Range
  • DIG!C DV7 Image Processor
  • Canon Log 2, 3, PQ, HLG Recording
  • RF Mount
  • EF Lens Compatibility with Mount Adapter
  • Direct Touch Control
  • 9×16 Vertical Shooting
  • New Compact, Uni-Body Design

Deal of the Day: NiSi RF 15mm f/4 Sunstar $499 + $50 gift card (Reg $579)

By Canon Rumors | June 21, 2021 | Deals on Gear

Adorama has the NiSi 15mm f/4 Sunstar Super Wide Angle Full Frame ASPH Lens for Canon RF Mount as their Deal of the Day for $499 (Reg $579)

Adorama has sweetened the deal by offering a $50 Adorama gift card with the purchase of this lens.

Key Features

  • Create Beautiful Sunstars from f/4 to f/22
  • Canon RF Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • Manual Focus Operation
  • Double-sided aspherical element
  • Fixed Focal Length: Focal Length: 15mm
  • Lens Type: Wide Angle Lens
  • Image Stabilization: Image Stabilization: No
  • Special Features: Aspherical
  • Filter Size: Focal Length: 72mm

NiSi RF 15mm f/4 Sunstar $499 + $50 Gift Card (Reg $579)

NOMATIC and Photographer Peter McKinnon Launch Latest Collection of Camera Bags on Kickstarter

By Canon Rumors | April 15, 2021 | Industry News

Disclosure: Canon Rumors will receive a 15% commission on all sales generated by my affiliate link. I am extremely careful about which Kickstarter campaigns get posted after the issues in the past. NOMATIC and Peter MacKinnon are not going to screw anyone.

I ran a poll on Twitter and only 16% of people were against me posting this campaign.

The renowned Toronto-based photographer and filmmaker has once again collaborated with the brand on a smaller, sleeker-sized series of everyday gear essentials.

SANDY, Utah – April 13, 2021 – NOMATIC, known for continuing to innovate products to create the most functional gear, is adding three new products to its signature camera bag series with photography influencer, Peter McKinnon. The brand is launching this new collection on Kickstarter on April 13.

The latest McKinnon offerings are a smaller, sleeker, everyday line of bags – the 25L Camera Backpack, 8L Camera Sling, and Camera Tech Organizerbringing even more versatility to outdoor enthusiasts wherever they need to go to capture that perfect shot.

Check out the campaign at Kickstarter

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Industry News: Sony announces new 50mm, 40mm and 24mm lenses

By Canon Rumors | March 23, 2021 | Industry News

SAN DIEGO, CA – March 23, 2021 – Sony Electronics Inc. has announced the addition of three new G Lenses™ to its impressive E-mount line-up – the FE 50mm F2.5 G (model SEL50F25G), FE 40mm F2.5 G (model SEL40F25G) and FE 24mm F2.8 G (model SEL24F28G). All three lenses deliver high image quality and beautiful bokeh in a lightweight and compact design, perfect for photographers and videographers needing high image quality combined with easy mobility.

When paired with a Sony full-frame or APS-C camera, all three lenses offer high resolution, intuitive operability, and fast, precise and quiet AF (autofocus) capabilities. The lenses were designed for a wide range of photo and video uses including portraiture, landscape, street photography and more.

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