Firmware: Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM v1.1.0

Firmware: Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM v1.1.0

By Canon Rumors | October 18, 2021 | Canon Firmware

Canon has released new firmware for the Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM to improve performance with the Canon EOS R3.

Firmware Version 1.1.0 incorporates the following improvement:

  1. Improves performance of the image stabilization when using the electronic shutter of the EOS R3 camera during still image shooting.

Download firmware v1.1.0 for the Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM

Deal: New instant rebates on the Canon EOS R, plus great bundle deals

Deal: New instant rebates on the Canon EOS R, plus great bundle deals

By Canon Rumors | October 18, 2021 | Deals on Gear

Canon USA has launched new instant rebates on the Canon EOS R. You can now get the body only for as low as $1599 in various different bundles from our exclusive affiliate partner Adorama.

This probably signals the end of the Canon EOS R. I reported back in September that the EOS Ra was discontinued and that production of the Canon EOS R had also ended.

Canon EOS R Body with Accessory Bundle:

  • Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone
  • SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC memory card
  • Ulanzi W49 6000K Mini LED Light
  • Peak Design Camera Cuff Wrist Strap
  • Flashpoint FPX-BK-S2 Straight Bracket with Dual Shoe
  • Tamrac Jazz Shoulder Bag 50 v2.0
  • ProOptic Optics Care and Cleaning Kit
  • ProOptic Glass Screen Protector
  • Corel Photo Video Art Suite Software Kit

Check out this Canon EOS R Bundle $1599 

Canon EOS R with RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM with Accessory Bundle:

  • Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone
  • SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC memory card
  • Ulanzi W49 6000K Mini LED Light
  • Peak Design Camera Cuff Wrist Strap
  • Flashpoint FPX-BK-S2 Straight Bracket with Dual Shoe
  • Tamrac Jazz Shoulder Bag 50 v2.0
  • ProOptic Optics Care and Cleaning Kit
  • ProOptic Glass Screen Protector
  • Corel Photo Video Art Suite Software Kit

Check out this Canon EOS R w/RF 24-105mm f/4L IS Bundle $2699

Canon EOS R w/RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM with Accessory Bundle

  • Flashpoint Zoom Li-on X R2 TTL Round Flash Speedlight for Canon (V1)
  • ProOptic 67mm Filter Kit
  • ProOptic Optics Care and Cleaning Kit

Check out this Canon EOS R w/RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM Bundle $1899

Canon Launches the PowerShot Zoom in Black

Canon Launches the PowerShot Zoom in Black

By Canon Rumors | October 13, 2021 | Canon PowerShot

I have no idea how many PowerShot Zooms have been sold, but I guess it has been enough of them to launch the unique monocular camera in black.

The black PowerShot Zoom has only appeared on the Canon Japan site, so it’s possible that the camera will only be sold there.

The PowerShot Zoom Black edition will go on sale in December 2021.

PowerShot Zoom Key Features

  • One-touch switchable telephoto magnification from 100mm to 400mm
  • Optical, and to 800mm digital
  • Auto Focus (Continuous in Viewing mode; Face Tracking available during video)
  • Optical Image Stabilization for Shake Correction
  • Compact and Lightweight
  • 0.39 inch 2.3M dot, 59.94fps EVF
  • 12 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
  • Full HD 1080 30p Video and up to 12 Megapixels Still Image Recording
  • LiveView and Photo Downloads available with Canon Camera Connect App

Industry News: Sony announces the completely redesigned Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II

By Canon Rumors | October 13, 2021 | Industry News

Sony’s Newest G Master Lens Features Superb Resolution and Bokeh with Next-generation AF Performance in the World’s Lightest Large-aperture Telephoto Zoom Lens

  • Constant aperture F2.8 70-200mm telephoto zoom
  • Fast, precise quiet AF (autofocus) and continuous AF tracking capabilities
  • Advanced features for video creators
  • World’s lightest 70-200mm large-aperture telephoto zoom lens, approximately 29% lighter than the previous model
  • Up to approximately four times[ii] faster AF, with focus tracking, while zooming improved by approximately 30% when compared to the previous model
  • Professional-level control and reliability

Read more…

Stock Notice: Canon RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM at Canon USA

Stock Notice: Canon RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM at Canon USA

By Canon Rumors | October 13, 2021 | Deals on Gear

The Canon USA store has limited stock of the hard-to-find (aren’t they all?) Canon RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM for $1699.

Canon RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM Key Features

  • Dramatic, creative possibilities with 14mm ultra-wide-angle coverage
  • Covers the entire wide-angle zoom range, from exceptionally wide 14mm through 35mm
  • Compact design – Approx. 1.2 lbs. weight, similar to RF85mm F2 IS STM lens
  • Optical Image Stabilizer with up to 5.5 stops of shake correction
  • High speed, smooth and quiet autofocus with Canon’s Nano USM
  • Control Ring for direct setting changes
  • Dust- and weather-resistant
  • Zoom Focal Length: Focal Length: 14-35mm

Canon RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM $1699

Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM and Canon RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS USM have begun shipping

Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM and Canon RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS USM have begun shipping

By Canon Rumors | October 13, 2021 | Canon Lens News

I have received reports and confirmations that the Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM and Canon RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS USM have begun shipping to folks that had preordered.  Quantities are limited, but they should begin arriving on doorsteps or in-store tomorrow.

Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM Key Features

  • First ultra-wide-angle, fixed focal length RF lens
  • High image quality and bright, fixed f/2.8 maximum aperture
  • A stepping motor (gear-type STM) that provides smooth & quiet continuous AF during video recording
  • Supremely lightweight and compact, for an ultra-wide lens for full-frame cameras
  • Minimum focusing distance of 5.11 inches and a maximum magnification of 0.26x
  • Control/Focusing Ring can directly adjust numerous settings
  • Fixed Focal Length: Focal Length: 16mm
  • Lens Type: Wide Angle Lens

Canon RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS USM Key Features

  • Compact, lightweight and high-image quality RF tele zoom lens
  • Optical Image Stabilizer with up to 5.5 stops of shake correction
  • Minimum focusing distance of 2.89 feet at 200mm and a maximum magnification of 0.41x at 400mm
  • High speed, smooth and quiet autofocus with Canon’s Nano USM
  • 9-blade circular aperture for beautiful bokeh
  • Control Ring for direct setting changes
  • High speed, smooth and quiet autofocus with Canon’s Nano USM
  • Compatible with optional Canon Extenders RF1.4x and RF2x

Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM | Canon RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS USM

The Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM sells for a record €500,000 at auction

The Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM sells for a record €500,000 at auction

By Canon Rumors | October 12, 2021 | Canon Lens News

It looks like my bid of $1500 and a case of Loads of Ketchup chips wasn’t the winning bid for the Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM at the Wezlar Camera Auction that took place this past Saturday.

The Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM sold for a camera lens record €500,000 ($575,000USD) once the hammer hit. Previous copies of this lens have tended to sell in the $100,000 – $120,000 range.

From Wetzlar Camera Auctions:

A Canon telephoto lens EF 1200 mm f/5.6 from the 1990s achieved a particularly spectacular result. Only around 20 specimens of this lens were originally produced on special order only at the time. The then original list price was already U.S. $ 90,000. Two customers who were connected by telephone engaged in an exciting bidding war, so that the lens was finally hammered for fabulous EUR 500,000. It is the highest price ever achieved at auction for a camera lens in the world.

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!

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A few new Canon products have been cancelled due to the supply chain issues

A few new Canon products have been cancelled due to the supply chain issues

By Canon Rumors | October 8, 2021 | Canon EOS Rumors

I have been talking to a few people about upcoming products that haven’t come to fruition yet, and it looks like a few may have been cancelled and are being “refreshed”.

While no products were directly named by my sources, one from retail mentioned that they were shown products last year that haven’t made it to market and have been removed from internal product documents.

A second source said it’s likely that some of the cancelled products are being refreshed to meet the expectations of the market once supply chain issues have been resolved. This makes a lot of sense for cameras, as the specifications can be dated quite quickly in that space. Lenses on the other hand exist for many years, and Canon can continue to roll them out.

With the NABShow in October being cancelled, a lot of new Cinema EOS products may have been cancelled or delayed. The next NABShow is scheduled for April 2022. That said, I do think we’ll see some Cinema EOS announcements this year, but it’ll likely be for low volume products.

More to come…