New adapters coming for the RF mount [CR2]

dak3

I'm New Here
Oct 9, 2018
12
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My prediction on the next Canon entry cine-camera based on Canon's track-record:
Canon C100 Mark III w/RF Mount and EF adapter, or two separate fixed mount options.
4:2:0 8bit internal 4k (30fps) @ 100Mbps (and 4:2:2 8bit HDMI external output).
Dual Pixel Autofocus (2nd Gen) w/facial tracking up to 80% of sensor area (only with EF-S lenses).
And there you have it! Mediocre improvements with a lot to be desired for another $5,400 just to keep the features of the C200, C300 MII, C500 MII, and C700 relevant in the market.
 

geffy

EOS 90D
Jun 24, 2019
102
71
No, you can only make one for SLR lenses where there is space for additional elements.

The RF lenses have a much newer, faster 12-pin communication system, e.g. they are not backwards compatible with anything, only RF-mount cameras.
you can increase the film plane distance with lenses
 

padam

EOS R
Aug 26, 2015
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you can increase the film plane distance with lenses
If you want to end up with something that does not focus to infinity then sure.

Again, as I said, the Speed Booster fits in that empty space between the SLR lens and the mirrorless body (normally it is a simple adapter) that has a smaller sensor (or video crop area) to focus the light.
All the rest does not make any practical sense.
 
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slclick

Cyclist, photog, drummer & sardonic haiku writer
Dec 17, 2013
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When the R was released there was not as much RF glass options yet and it was the first of its kind, so to sell bodies it made sense to include the basic adapter to motivate the purchase for EF owners. I think there were only a couple mid primes and a couple walk around mid zooms like the 24-105. Shortly after they filled out the typical trinity.

I think they have enough RF lenses out now that they want to 'suggest' you buy native glass. That 100-300 bucks for your first adapter (depends on type) could go to a native lens, especially if you are upgrading from R or RP and have an RF lens already. Also, many might want the control ring adapter, that was my preference. I'd rather not pay more for a basic adapter, and you cannot expect they would include something for nothing.

My guess is this was a marketing decision to leave out of the package both to sell more lenses, maximize profit and keep the price down vs. competitors bodies, and allow users to choose the adapter they really want without paying for one with the body.
Just keep an eye on street deals from CPW, adapters are sweetening the pot every so often.
 
Apr 15, 2020
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My prediction on the next Canon entry cine-camera based on Canon's track-record:
Canon C100 Mark III w/RF Mount and EF adapter, or two separate fixed mount options.
4:2:0 8bit internal 4k (30fps) @ 100Mbps (and 4:2:2 8bit HDMI external output).
Dual Pixel Autofocus (2nd Gen) w/facial tracking up to 80% of sensor area (only with EF-S lenses).
And there you have it! Mediocre improvements with a lot to be desired for another $5,400 just to keep the features of the C200, C300 MII, C500 MII, and C700 relevant in the market.
It's not only codec options that make those cameras relevant in the market. Canon learned a major lesson with the C200 by not putting an intermediate codec inside with 4:2:2 10bit, that made a lot of people wait and the go for the BM Pocket cameras when they were launched, Panasonic EVA1 (which came around by the same time) and even the EOS R (which offers 4:2:2 10 bit externally). The lastest cameras shows that they at least are providing options: C500 Mk II and C300 Mk III do offer 4:2:2 10bit and RAW internally, the 1Dx Mk III and EOS R5 offers both as well and the R6 offer 4:2:2 10bit.

The problem here (or dare I say, what separates them) with the 1Dx Mk III, R5 and R6 are 4:2:2 10bit on H265, which is still a pain to edit in NLE while the C500 Mk II and C300 Mk III are 4:2:2 10bit on H264, being accepted by all NLE softwares. If they're launching a new Cinema camera, my bet is that they'll focus on having the 4:2:2 10bit based on H264 for ease of use for most professional environments, and will leave the H265 for the hybrid cameras.
 

keithcooper

EOS RP
CR Pro
how about a TS-E adapter ?
One issue here is that few EF lenses have the image circle for any significant shift, and those that do often have stops built into the mount to stop it being a problems from reflected light in normal use
Of course if you want to use a crop sensor it's easier, but how big a market picks APS-C and then wants tilt/shift? in a predictable (i.e. not lensbaby style) way.

Whilst a few mm of shift would be useful, I'd rather they bring forward the real RF T/S lenses ;-)

BTW T/S adapters like the Fotodiox one I use with my M645 lenses are seriously useful - I tested one on an RP and when I get a mirrorless update for my 5Ds, those old lenses will have even more use

 

Bdbtoys

EOS 90D
CR Pro
Jul 16, 2020
117
88
Not sure how I missed this until now... but a RF FF>APS-C speedbooster would be a nice stop gap for unlimited 4k 30p (via crop mode) on the R5 w/o resorting to a wider lens.
 

Shellbo6901

EOS M50
Jan 16, 2015
37
8
Canon really missed the mark bc the new breakthrough drop-in filters are dope. it'd kind of be cool to see a camera/lens combo made from scratch that was specifically made for an adapter with all those drop ins. i kid of wish the rf lenses weren't so enticing now that the filters are out.