Peter McKinnon has released a review of sorts of the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM. A lens that he claims in the title that it’s “THE BEST PRIME LENS. Period.”. I also completely agree with him. It’s rare that I don’t have the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM on my EOS R5.
Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM Key Features
Fixed Focal Length Lens with High Image Quality and Bright f/1.2 Aperture for the EOS R System.
Minimum Focusing Distance of 1.31′ (0.40m)
Control Ring for Direct Setting Changes
Three Aspherical Elements and One UD Element
12 pin Communication System
Dust- and Water-resistant with Fluorine Coating
Air Sphere Coating (ASC) Minimizes Lens Flare and Ghosting
There have been countless rumors and opinions of whether or not Canon will be bringing an APS-C camera with an RF mount to market to take the place of the Canon EOS 7D series of DSLRs. Most of the information has been quite vague through the years.
I have been told that Canon has actively been doing market research with select pros and others to see if there is a real demand for such a camera. The EOS M line of Canon cameras is in a state of unknown, though I have reported a few times that the EOS M lineup will ride off into the sunset in its current form in favor of the RF mount.
There are zero plans for Canon to make RF-S lenses, and I think this makes a ton of sense.
I still think we’re going to see one someday, but I don’t know what sort of timeline we’re looking at. Canon still needs to work on the full-frame lineup, especially when it comes to new and “affordable” camera bodies to replace the EOS R and EOS RP.
I have more information on this topic that I’m going to keep internal for the moment while I try to pry more information from various sources.
Canon Inc. (the “Company”), at a Board of Directors’ meeting, held on July 19, 2021, revised the consolidated results forecast for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021, that it released on April 26, 2021, as follows.
Reason for Revision
In the second quarter of 2021, as was the case in the first quarter, sales of inkjet printers, which continue to be in high demand due to more people working and learning from home globally, grew strongly. Additionally, even amid restrictions on activities linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, interest in and demand for cameras increased, resulting in sales remaining strong in each region, particularly for full-frame mirrorless cameras and interchangeable lenses. The Company is also posting sales growth of other products, such as medical and semiconductor lithography equipment, thanks to favorable market conditions. Amid inflation caused by a shortage of goods, we expect the favorable market environment to continue in the second half of the year. Additionally, more people getting vaccinated is expected to bring the number of people commuting to offices back, resulting in print demand recovering in the office market. Based on these assumptions, the Company has revised its full-year consolidated results forecast.
Gordon Laing was lucky enough to spend some quality time with these new lenses and gives us his impressions in the video above.
An interesting note about these new lenses Gordon mentions is that the native RF mount allows more power to get to the autofocus motors making them faster. By the sounds of it, this will be camera-dependent and will likely be available starting with the EOS R3.
The-Digital-Picture has complete its review of the brand new Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM, It looks like it’s a great lens, but there may be an issue with focus shifting, and the price may cause some buyers pause.
I consider a telephoto macro lens to be a mandatory part of my kit and always include the best available option. What is the best Canon macro lens? Focus shift aside, the Canon RF 100mm F2.8 L Macro IS USM Lens is that lens.
I didn’t see the focus shift issue coming, and this issue is my primary complaint with this lens. Precise focusing is especially important with a macro lens, and this lens falls below expectations in regards to focus shift. Again, I see no issues at f/2.8 or f/11 and narrower. Hopefully, Canon can resolve this issue completely.
With an extremely fast, high-performing AF system and an advanced image stabilization system, this professional-grade lens is capable of delivering outstanding image quality, optically outperforming all Canon macro lenses prior introduced. The up-to-1.4x magnification capability especially takes close-up imagery to a new level. Read the full review
Canon hasn’t yet officially confirmed the resolution of the Canon EOS R3, its equivalent mirrorless camera for pro sports photographers, but rumors have strongly suggested that it’ll also be a 45MP camera. We do already officially know that R3 will be able to shoot 30fps bursts and oversampled 4K video.
I haven’t had a single person tell me that the EOS R3 will be 45mp, I can’t say the same about the 30.1mp resolution that I have reported.
One point that makes me question the truth behind the 45mp resolution is the lack of 8K recording in the EOS R3. Canon hasn’t released all of the video features, just bits, and pieces. However, they have said it will shoot 4K and oversampled 4K, if it did shoot 8K, I think that would be out there by now. So if they did equip it with a 45mp sensor, it would be strange that it didn’t shoot some form of 8K,
As always, rumors are rumors and I could always be wrong.
The Canon EOS R3 is scheduled to be officially announced sometime in September.
A pretty solid source with a decent track record has told me that Canon is aiming to release a full-frame RF mount camera for under $800 USD in 2022. The Canon EOS RP launched at $1299 USD, so this would be quite the accomplishment if it comes to fruition. Even launching a new full-frame camera at $999 would be quite welcomed. That said, if Canon could get the camera and a kit lens for under $1000USD, they’d have themselves a winner.
There are obviously no specifications for a camera that is likely at least a year away, but I do believe there is something to this just by what I have been shown.