Exactly. An astro Ra was my guess last week. I hope this is for real.That could be an interesting option. Just think about an EOS Ra and an EF mount adapter with integrated IR blocking filter for daily use. Could be a great cam for all people shooting astro and nomal stuff
Yes. And like a lot of other Hobby photographers I know, I occasionally do astro-landscapes or wide- to mid-angle astro stuff, but my main work is photographing architecture or people. An EOS Ra with an elegant option to apply an IR blocking filter for daily use could make me upgrade my 5DIV to the R series a bit earlier than originally planned.And this makes marketing sense because it would be such a big seller compared to a mirrorless 7DMII replacement or a mirrorless 5Dsr replacement?
It may not sell particularly well or not, IDK, but compared to the alternatives you mentioned it should have a very low R&D budget as it doesn't require the redesign of the whole camera .And this makes marketing sense because it would be such a big seller compared to a mirrorless 7DMII replacement or a mirrorless 5Dsr replacement?
Right now, it is just something to post about. As far as I can understand, there is absolutely nothing that has come out of Canon to support the notion that Canon might be thinking of making an XXa camera, let alone working on a camera to be released by the end of the year. It is all guesswork based on a rumor that Canon might release a wierd R model camera this year.There’s a good-sized class of astrophotographers who feel that “If you can see the ground, it’s not an astrophotograph.” Their targets are deep sky objects - galaxies, nebulae, etc. They use dedicated cameras, not usable for terrestrial photography, but which have the crucial characteristic of a cooled sensor (often down to -10 or -20C). That’s because their exposures are often tens of minutes! Think of the noise....
I guess I’m not sure who an XXa camera is for?