Here is the Canon EOS R3

Here is the Canon EOS R3

By Canon Rumors | April 13, 2021 | Canon DSLR Rumors

This one comes as a bit of a surprise. I have been thinking that we might get a development announcement for a flagship RF mount body sometime before the Tokyo Games this summer, but here we are.

This is the Canon EOS R3 and I currently do not have any specifications for this camera body. If it is indeed for a development announcement, we won’t have specifications for quite some time.

Canon discontinues the EF 100mm f/2 USM and EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

Canon discontinues the EF 100mm f/2 USM and EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

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

The purge of EF lenses is continuing, this time I have confirmed that both the Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM and Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM have been discontinued. I have added these lenses to the running list.

There have been a few questions about how all of this information is being confirmed. I have been receiving visual proof from various places.

Canon appears to be using the term “EOL” (End of Life) for a lens that is currently discontinued, or I receive “EOL in 2021”, which means the lens is on the chopping block and will be officially discontinued this year.

I’m not sure why this is all coming out in stages, but I’m sure a lot more EF lenses are going to be added to the list.

New Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro features revealed

New Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro features revealed

By Canon Rumors | April 12, 2021 | Canon Lens Rumors

As you know, Canon will introduce the first RF macro lens, the Canon RF 100mmf/2.8L IS USM Macro alongside the RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM and RF 600mm f/4L IS USM.

The Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro will feature a new ring called “SA Control” which means you’ll be able to control spherical aberrations in the lens.

Spherical aberration is present when the outer parts of a lens do not bring light rays into the same focus as the central part. Images formed by the lens at large apertures are therefore unsharp but get sharper at smaller apertures.

This new lens will also feature 1.4x magnification, which you can see in this patent. The current EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM is a 1:1 macro.

Canon officially discontinues a lot more EF lenses

Canon officially discontinues a lot more EF lenses

By Canon Rumors | April 8, 2021 | Canon Lens News

Canon has officially discontinued more EF lenses. Some of them are already discontinued, others will be discontinued sometime in 2021.

Below are the additions to the Recently Discontinued EF lens list that I am constantly updating.

Discontinued EF & EF-S Lenses:

  • Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
  • Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L USM
  • Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Macro
  • Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 IS STM Macro
  • Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
  • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
  • Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
  • Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro

Lenses to be discontinued sometime in 2021:

  • Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM
  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM II
  • Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM II
  • Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM II

There seems to be some concern about the repairability of discontinued lenses. The information that I have received so far seems to show that the earliest these discontinued will be beyond their repairable life with Canon themselves is December 31, 2027. I imagine a lot of them will be repairable beyond that date. If you’re worried about a specific lens, you can reach out to Canon themselves to see if they have a different date for repairs.

Here is the Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro

Here is the Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro

By Canon Rumors | April 7, 2021 | Canon Lens Rumors

Update: “SA Control” is spherical aberration control, this macro lens is also 1.4:1 magnification.

The first images of the upcoming Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro have leaked ahead of the official announcement, which is expected this month.

What is interesting about this lens is on the barrel. It says “SA Control” and there is a scale on the barrel. If you have any idea what that is, sound off on the forum! This lens still has the normal manual focus ring, as well as the control ring. So this is something new. Could it be related to a recent patent?

The official announcement date and pricing have yet to leak out.

Canon announces the UHD 4K portable zoom lens, the CJ17ex6.2B

Canon announces the UHD 4K portable zoom lens, the CJ17ex6.2B

By Canon Rumors | April 7, 2021 | Canon Lens News

The New Lens Features a 17x Zoom, Built-In 2x Extender, Cleverly Designed Lens Barrel and Coating to Help Reduce Ghosting and Flaring

MELVILLE, NY, April 7, 2021– Designed to provide both stunning HDR imagery as well as beautiful 4KCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is introducing a new addition to its cost-effective UHDgc series of portable 4K broadcast zoom lenses — the CJ17ex6.2B. This lens supports 4K UHD quality optical performance and provides operators with a compact, lightweight, and highly portable form factor for easy integration into Houses of Worship, ENG, and commercial environments. With the addition of this lens, Canon further expands its lineup of 4K broadcast lenses, now at an industry-leadingi 18 models.

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A new Canon ILC has hit certification

A new Canon ILC has hit certification

By Canon Rumors | April 7, 2021 | Canon DSLR Rumors

Hot on the heels of the recent lens certifications, Canon has now registered a new interchangeable lens camera with a Russian certification agency.

The new camera is codenamed DS12856, for reference, the EOS-1D X Mark III had the codename DS126771. Cameras that begin with “DS” can also be for the RF mount and generally denotes an ILC. Unless there’s another Rebel in the pipeline, I would think that this is an RF mount camera.

I have an idea of what this camera is, but I will need to confirm some information.

I expect at least one camera announced before July, and this could be it.

More to come…

Industry News: DJI to release the MAVIC Air 2s very soon

Industry News: DJI to release the MAVIC Air 2s very soon

By Canon Rumors | April 6, 2021 | Industry News

According to DRN, DJI will soon announce the MAVIC Air 2s drone. TechnikNews has leaked a new set of images for the unreleased drone.

Claimed DJI MAVIC Air 2s specifications:

  • 10-bit color
  • 600-gram takeoff weight
  • Intelligent HDR, Hyperlaps, Panorama
  • 8 GB internal storage
  • Master Shots – 10 pre-programmed video flight modes
  • Spotlight 2.0
  • Point of Interest 3.0
  • ActiveTrack 4.0
  • Support for FPV Goggles V2
  • OcuSync 3.0

DRN notes that Ocusync 3.0 is unlikely based on the Air 2 S using the same controller as the Mavic 2 according to the images below.

Canon will release RF versions of the 300mm f/2.8 and 500mm f/4 in early 2022 [CR2]

Canon will release RF versions of the 300mm f/2.8 and 500mm f/4 in early 2022 [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | April 6, 2021 | Canon Lens Rumors

As you may already know, Canon plans to officially announce the RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM and RF 600mm f/4L IS USM likely later this month. These are the first of many professional super-telephoto prime lenses for the RF mount.

The EF versions of the 400mm f/2.8 and 600mm f/4 were updated in September of 2018 to bring them to version 3.  Both the EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM and EF 500mm f/4L IS were last updated in 2011.

I have been told that the RF versions of the latter lenses will come in early 2022 and that the new RF 500mm f/4L IS USM will be extremely light and much shorter than the current version. The 300mm is a bit more interesting, according to my source, Canon may actually release the RF mount version of the 300 f/2.8 as a zoom. Though there is reportedly a prime version also in development. I apologize for the confusion about the 300mm f/2.8.

As you may know by the RF lens roadmap, an RF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM isn’t listed. This is the first time that I’ve heard anything about such a lens.

More to come…

Canon will soon announce the RF 600mm f/4L IS USM, RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM and RF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro

Canon will soon announce the RF 600mm f/4L IS USM, RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM and RF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro

By Canon Rumors | April 3, 2021 | Canon Lens Rumors

It looks like Canon will be making some major lens announcements later this month.

Canon will announce the following lenses in April:

Announcement dates can move around, but these are definitely the next 3 RF lenses that will be announced.

 

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