EOS M6 Mark II
- Aug 29, 2018
Zero lenses.... would Canon make a mount that is able to extend to get the EF flange distance and collapse to give the RF flange distance? Rumors did say the mount would be sexy.
Can’t believe Canon has held info this tight a few days prior to announcement which makes me very skeptical there will be an announcement on 5 Sept.
Launching an entirely new mount with no new lenses, because the entire back catalog of existing EF lenses is fully compatible would be an unprecedented power move.
If ANY of this information from unknown sources is true, it doesn't necessarily mean no new lenses for a new mount. Rather, these unknown sources are simply not aware of any lens announcements at this time. If Canon can keep all this mirrorless stuff so secretive, I'm sure they can cover up the fact that some new lenses are coming.
Or maybe the RF mount has the same mounting ring as an EF but RF lenses protrude well into the camera housing to get a lower flange distance (i.e. the mount is not at the end of the lens, but part way up the barrel to make up that flange difference). It could mean that the camera housing doesn't save size, but some RF lenses could be more like pancake lenses on the body so the mounted size is reduced (for lenses where that's possible i.e. wide angle, slow aperture). EF-S protrudes into the housing somewhat and the lenses are built so they won't mount on EF mount cameras - I wonder if they could do the same with RF but have a more pronounced protrusion into the body?People have been assuming it will be an R-to-EF adapter. Maybe these early models have option of 2 adapters that fit to the body? So on the face of it, the camera rolls out with an EF mount, which is basically a mount that protrudes the required flange distance for EF lenses to work. But there are a set of internal connections that enable the entire mount to be removed and an R mount inserted as and when the R lenses become available?
Maybe this will be a factory retro-fit because of the weather-sealing required.
Once the R lenses come out the bodies will be available in R or EF.
It stands for “Retro”. They’re going back to the breech lock.EOS M, R- why not just keep going through the alphabet?
Now, what does R stand for? Reflex (ironic), Resist (as in resist change), Resolution (not with 28MP, Retails for less than Sony?
None of these are very good but that’s all I can think of before I have my coffee.
It's entirely possible.IMO, this sounds like some patents we have seen in the past where the EF mount would / could be used by two different lens types EF and a yet to be named other. Perhaps the RF mount is simply the same as an EF mount, that accepts EF lenses, and also accepts newer "RF" asynchronous protocol lenses that haven't been developed yet.
Since we don’t know what Canon planned, we can’t say that. Maybe Nikon released their info early because they heard that Canon was going to release theirs.Sounds like Canon may be releasing their FF mirror less earlier than planned in response to the announcement of the Nikon Z6 and Z7.
If this takes EF, an LP-E6, and is similar in size to an M50 (but I'd assume thicker for the EF flange requirements?) then this could make a perfect backup/secondary camera for me. That could have a really nice niche alongside Canon's current offerings.
Could not agree with this more. There's no real reason they can't do 1080@120, shoot the z6 can do that. Dead in the water if they don't enable 120fps. Please don't screw this up Canon!If it's really 1080p@60 , then afaiac it's another piece of garbage from Canon. Canon's intention above everything else is to protect their more expensive line video cameras. Canon can go F themselves.