Canon has pulled firmware v1.3.2 for the EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon has pulled firmware v1.3.2 for the EOS 5D Mark IV

By Canon Rumors | June 7, 2021 | Canon Firmware

Last week Canon released a minor firmware update for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. Over the weekend, it looks like Canon pulled v.1.3.2 for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV due to an issue(s) reported by users.

I have not heard what the exact issue is, but if you have downloaded v1.3.2 and not yet installed it, please hold off until Canon releases a fixed version.

Save those pennies! A Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM is coming up for auction

By Canon Rumors | June 6, 2021 | Canon Lens News

If you’ve been saving your money for some RF lenses that you can’t get your hands on due to the manufacturing issues around the world, that may turn out to be for the best.

Wetzlar Camera Auctions will have a Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM up for auction starting on October 9, 2021. How much will this lens fetch at auction? That’s tough to predict at the moment, but the EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM has sold a few times for more than $150,000 USD in the past.

The Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM was released in July of 1993 as a built-to-order lens and retailed for around $100,000 USD. The number of these lenses out there is unknown, but it has been hypothesized that there are less than 20 of these lenses in existence.

A Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM took about a year to build once it was ordered, as Canon could only manufacture about 2 of these a year because of the time required to form fluorite crystals.

About the Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM

This super-telephoto lens has the longest focal length of an interchangeable lens for AF SLR cameras at the time. Silent and fast AF is realized using a ring USM (Ultrasonic Motor) and rear focusing system.

Extremely sharp, professional-quality images are realized through the use of two large-diameter artificial crystal fluorite lens elements (3rd & 6th) that thoroughly eliminate the secondary spectrum. Although the optical design is the same as FD1200mm f/5.6L (prototype), this lens is optimized for the EF system with a nonlinear focus cam for moving the focusing lens group, a focus preset function for quick focusing at a predetermined point, and a power manual focusing with three focusing speeds.

A one-touch revolving mechanism for quick switching between vertical and horizontal formats is possible. Extenders EF 1.4X or EF 2X transforms the lens into a manual focusing super-super-telephoto 1700mm f/8 or 2400mm f/11 lens.

Marketed July 1993
Original Price 9,800,000 yen (w/case and hood)
Lens Construction (group) 10
Lens Construction (element) 13
No. of Diaphragm Blades 8
Minimum Aperture 32
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 14
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.09
Filter Diameter (mm) 48
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 228 x 836
Weight (g) 16,500
Patent: Canon shows off optical formulas for APS-C RF mount kit lenses

Patent: Canon shows off optical formulas for APS-C RF mount kit lenses

By Canon Rumors | June 3, 2021 | Canon Patents

Canon News has uncovered a patent with various APS-C RF mount lenses. On the Canon Rumors RF mount lens roadmap, I have had an RF 18-45mm f/4-5.6 IS STM for quite some time. I’ve always thought this was a strange focal length for full-frame image sensors based on Canon’s history of kit lens focal lengths.

I have not heard anything about an APS-C image sensor equipped sensor for the RF mount in quite some time, but I still believe such a camera is part of Canon’s long-term plans.

Canon RF-S 15-45mm F4-6.3

  • Focal distance: 15.46mm 24.00mm 43.65mm
  • F-number: 4.16 4.92 6.50
  • Half angle of view: 38.73° 29.65° 17.38°
  • Image Height: 12.40mm 13.66mm 13.66mm
  • Total length of lens: 96.84mm 85.69mm 84.27mm
  • BF: 26.19mm 34.03mm 49.18mm

Canon RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3

  • Focal length: 18.53mm 30.00mm 43.65mm
  • F-numbe:r 4.56 5.48 6.50
  • Half angle of view: 33.78° 24.48° 17.38°
  • Image height: 12.40mm 13.66mm 13.66mm
  • Lens total length: 89.11mm 81.23mm 81.40mm
  • BF: 28.48mm 38.21mm 47.77mm

Canon RF-S 16-45mm F4-6.3

  • Focal length: 16.41mm 24.00mm 43.65mm
  • F-number: 4.21 4.90 6.50
  • Half angle of view: 37.08° 29.65° 17.38°
  • Image height: 12.40mm 13.66mm 13.66mm
  • Lens total length: 99.00mm 87.77mm 83.61mm
  • BF: 24.60mm 31.13mm 45.64mm

Canon RF-S 20-45mm F4-6.3

  • Focal length: 20.01mm 27.0mm0 43.65mm
  • F-number: 4.60 5.15 6.50
  • Half angle of view: 31.79° 26.84° 17.38°
  • Image height: 12.4mm0 13.66mm 13.66mm
  • Lens total length: 92.00mm 84.32mm 83.15mm
  • BF: 33.77mm 39.3mm 52.69mm
Industry News: Fujifilm shuts down servers after a suspected cyber attack

Industry News: Fujifilm shuts down servers after a suspected cyber attack

By Canon Rumors | June 3, 2021 | Industry News

Fujifilm may have been a victim of a cyberattack and they have decided to shut down their servers while they investigate. If you remember, Canon suffered a ransomware attack last year.

From Fujifilm:

FUJIFILM Corporation is currently carrying out an investigation into possible unauthorized access to its server from outside of the company. As part of this investigation, the network is partially shut down and disconnected from external correspondence.

We want to state what we understand as of now and the measures that the company has taken. In the late evening of June 1, 2021, we became aware of the possibility of a ransomware attack. As a result, we have taken measures to suspend all affected systems in coordination with our various global entities.

We are currently working to determine the extent and the scale of the issue. We sincerely apologize to our customers and business partners for the inconvenience this has caused.

Canon USA restocks their refurbished store with popular RF and EF lenses

Canon USA restocks their refurbished store with popular RF and EF lenses

By Canon Rumors | June 2, 2021 | Deals on Gear

Canon USA has restocked a bunch of popular RF and EF lenses in their refurbished department. All refurbished gear from Canon USA comes with a full 1-year Canon USA warranty

Refurbished Canon RF Lenses:

Refurbished Canon EF Lenses:

Industry News: Nikon announces a pair of macro lenses for the Z mount

Industry News: Nikon announces a pair of macro lenses for the Z mount

By Canon Rumors | June 2, 2021 | Industry News

The Powerful NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S and the Compact NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Lenses Add Creative Versatility to the Expanding NIKKOR Z Lineup; Nikon also Announces Upcoming Release of Compact Primes in 2021

MELVILLE, NY (June 2, 2021) – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S and NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8, the latest additions to the rapidly growing NIKKOR Z lens lineup for Nikon’s high-performance Z series mirrorless cameras. The premium NIKKOR Z MC 105mm and the compact NIKKOR Z MC 50mm are the first NIKKOR Z lenses to feature a 1:1 reproduction ratio, allowing users to get close to their subjects and fill the frame with edge-to-edge sharpness and incredible details. Whether photographing subtle intricacies of wildlife, wedding details, food and jewelry or capturing striking portraits with gorgeous bokeh, these new macro lenses deliver a fantastic combination of versatility and precision.

Read more…

Gordon Laing gets his hands on (sort of) the upcoming Canon EOS R3

By Canon Rumors | June 2, 2021 | Canon DSLR News

Canon today announced new features and specifications for the Canon EOS R3. Before we get too excited, Gordon was not able to touch or turn the camera on and test any of the features.

The above video will give you a great look at the ergonomics of the Canon EOS R3.

Canon EOS R3 Specifications:

  • Full-Frame Stacked BSI CMOS Sensor
  • Multi-Controller & Smart Controller
  • Vari-Angle Touch Screen
  • NEW accessory shoe
  • Wifi 5GHz
  • High speed 30fps electronic shutter with AF/AE tracking + RAW shooting at this speed
  • AF down to -7.0 EV
  • 8 Stops Coordinated Control IS with Optical IS and In-Body IS
  • 4K Canon Log3​
  • Oversampling 4K
  • Internal RAW video
  • Inclusion of cars and motorbikes in AF tracking technology
  • RAW internal movie recording
  • Speedlite shooting with electronic shutter
  • The same weather sealing as the EOS-1D series
  • LP-E19 Battery
  • Compatible with SD and CFExpress cards. (Unknown if they’re separate slots or dual-purpose).

DXO Announces Nik Collection 4, with all-new interface and more

By Canon Rumors | June 2, 2021 | Canon Business General

DXO has announced Nik Collection 4, the next version of the extremely popular photo editing company software suite.

The fourth version of the Nik Collection software suite now boasts powerful new tools and an even more user-friendly experience

  • A new, user-friendly design for an even more thrilling experience
  • Next-level U Point technology
  • Improved workflow with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom
  • Even more striking black-and-white photos
  • Ever more creative

You can save up to 30% off new purchases and upgrades until June 30, 2021. So now is the time to check out the new Nik Collection 4

Learn more about Nik Collection 4

New firmware for the EOS R5 & EOS C70 June 30, Other Cinema EOS Cameras on July 30

By Canon Rumors | June 2, 2021 | Canon Business General

MELVILLE, NY, June 1, 2021– Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced upcoming firmware updates for several of its professional imaging products. Based largely on feedback from our users, these firmware updates provide improved workflow, ease-of-use, customization options, and enhanced lens compatibility and functionality for several popular Canon products. Some of the key free firmware updates are as follows:

  • EOS C70, EOS C300 Mark III, EOS C500 Mark II
    • Adds BT.709 Standard Gamma, Custom Picture Name Support of 16 Letters – A BT.709 Standard/BT.709 option has been added under Gamma/Gamut. Standard BT.709 will be set to CP File “C6.” Also, a Custom Picture file can now have a maximum of 16 letters.
  • EOS C300 Mark III and EOS C500 Mark II (View Video)
    • XC Protocol Functionality – Canon’s new IP Protocol for streaming and camera control. Developed specifically for live production, the XC Protocol allows for camera control with the Canon Remote Controller RC-IP100 and easier development for 3rd party product collaboration.
    • 12G-SDI Output Option for 2K/FHD – Adds the option to limit the 12G-SDI output to 2K/FHD when recording in resolutions at 4K and above. This allows compatibility from the SDI Out port with 3G-SDI devices.
    • MON. Out & HDMI Simultaneous Output –Adds the ability to use both the Mon. Out & HDMI output simultaneously. This brings the total number of monitor outputs to three, increasing flexibility in production.
    • Anamorphic 1.8x De-squeeze – Adds 1.8x de-squeeze function to further increase compatibility with anamorphic lenses.
    • “Look File” Feature – Originally introduced with the EOS C70, this feature allows the user to load a 3D LUT file onto the camera and apply the look to the recorded image. This allows the user to apply the results of a color corrected image to be recorded in-camera with no additional post-production necessary.
  • EOS C70 
    • HDMI View Assist –Adds the View Assist feature, which allows for a WideDR/BT.709 LUT to be displayed over HDMI when shooting in a Canon Log gamma.
    • Improved AF Feature – This update adds a “Whole area” option to the AF Frame size, increasing the AF area to 80% of the frame. When “Whole Area” is selected the AF switches to “Tracking” by a single touch operation and switches to “Face Detection” when a face is touched.
    • When Using the EF-EOS R 0.71x adapter, the Possible AF Range Frame is now only momentarily displayed when selecting the AF Frame position.
    • Expanded EF Lens Support When Using the EF-EOS R 0.71x Adapter – adds the following lenses, fully compatible with DPAF, optical corrections, and metadata transmission:
      • EF16-35mm F2.8L II USM
      • EF16-35mm F4L IS USM
      • EF24-105mm F4L IS USM
      • EF70-200mm F2.8L IS II USM
      • EF70-200mm F2.8L IS III USM
      • EF70-200mm F4L IS USM
      • EF70-200mm F4L IS II USM
  • EOS C300 Mark III
    • 60p -> 24p/30p Pulldown Feature –This feature allows for seamless switching of the frame rate aesthetic without interrupting the output signal to a production switcher. This allows you to change the frame rate “look” quickly with the press of a button with no blackout or glitch.
  • EOS C500 Mark II
    • Anamorphic 4:3/6:5 Resolution Options When Sensor Mode is set to Full Frame Mode (Cinema RAW Light only) –Adds these resolution modes to allow for more options and simplify the anamorphic post-production process.
  • EOS R5
    • Support for Both the COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm and 70-200mm Lenses[i] – Compact production now fits in the palm of your hand! The popular ENG lenses can now be used (via an EOS R adapter) on the dynamic EOS R5 camera when both the camera and lens firmware have been updated.

Firmware for the Canon R5 and C70 are expected to be available for download on June 30, 2021, and firmware for the EOS C300 Mark III and EOS C500 Mark II cameras are expected to be available on July 30, 2021.

More features and specifications for the Canon EOS R3 have emerged

More features and specifications for the Canon EOS R3 have emerged

By Canon Rumors | June 2, 2021 | Canon EOS Rumors

Canon has released new specifications for the Canon EOS R3, but has left many others undisclosed. The Canon EOS R3 will shoot RAW video, and by the looks of it, it will not shoot 8K.  In a normal Canon move, they have made the Canon EOS R3 compatible with the LP-E19 battery from the EOS-1D X Mark II and EOS-1D X Mark III. Canon is also adding AF tracking for cars, motorcycles, and other motorsports.

Check out all of the new features and specifications below.

From Canon Australia:

Today we’re releasing new and exciting specs for the  Canon EOS R3, marking a new era for sports, wildlife, and news photographers.

The EOS R3 will take object-tracking to another level – adding Auto Focus (AF) tracking for motorsports which include racing cars and motorbikes.

In addition to this, it’s been confirmed that the camera will feature 8 Stops Coordinated Control IS with Optical Image Stabilization and In-Body Image Stabilization.

New Canon EOS R3 Specifications:

  • Multi-Controller & Smart Controller
  • Vari-Angle Touch Screen
  • NEW accessory shoe
  • Wifi 5GHz
  • High speed 30fps electronic shutter with AF/AE tracking + RAW shooting at this speed
  • AF down to -7.0 EV
  • 8 Stops Coordinated Control IS with Optical IS and In-Body IS
  • 4K Canon Log3​
  • Oversampling 4K
  • Internal RAW video
  • Inclusion of cars and motorbikes in AF tracking technology
  • RAW internal movie recording
  • Speedlite shooting with electronic shutter
  • The same weather sealing as the EOS-1D series
  • LP-E19 Battery
  • Dual card slot SD & CFExpress

 

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