Canon Rumors – Page 2 – You gotta know
 
Industry News: Nikon releases their Z mount lens roadmap

Industry News: Nikon releases their Z mount lens roadmap

By Canon Rumors | November 19, 2020 | Industry News

Nikon and Canon are both busy building out their full-frame mirrorless lens lineup, we’ve reported on Canon’s roadmap in the past, but none of that is officially from Canon. However, Nikon has released their Z mount lens roadmap which promises 27 lenses for the system by the end of 2022.

Upcoming Nikon Z mount lenses:

  • Nikon Z 28mm
  • Nikon Z 40mm
  • Nikon Z 50mm Micro
  • Nikon Z 18-140mm DX
  • Nikon Z 24-105mm S-Line
  • Nikon Z 85mm S-Line
  • Nikon Z 105mm Micro S-Line
  • Nikon Z 100-400mm S-Line
  • Nikon Z 200-600mm
  • Nikon Z 400mm S-Line
  • Nikon Z 600mm S-Line

You can check out the Canon RF lens roadmap here.

Firmware: Canon updates firmware for the EOS R6, EOS R, EOS Ra, EOS RP and the EOS-1D X Mark III

Firmware: Canon updates firmware for the EOS R6, EOS R, EOS Ra, EOS RP and the EOS-1D X Mark III

By Canon Rumors | November 19, 2020 | Canon Firmware

Canon has released new firmware for the Canon EOS R6, Canon EOS R and Ra, the Canon EOS RP as well as the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III.

Canon EOS R6 v 1.2.0

Firmware Version 1.2.0 incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:

  1. When using high-speed or low-speed continuous shooting modes, in Drive Mode with [High Speed Display: OFF], the visibility of the subject within the frame has been improved when shooting moving objects.*
    *During continuous shooting black frames will be inserted between frames in the viewfinder and live view. This will improve the visibility of moving subjects in live view and in the viewfinder.
  2. Adds the [Auto] setting to the [Viewfinder brightness] menu that will brighten and dim based on ambient light conditions.
  3. Enables 2nd curtain shooting sync during radio transmission wireless flash shooting when the Speedlite EL-1 flash is attached to the camera.
  4. Enables manual flash output (excluding high-speed sync and optical transmission wireless flash shooting) to be selected and set up to 1/8192 from the camera menu screen when the Speedlite EL-1 flash is attached to the camera.
  5. Improves compatibility of HEIF images recorded in the camera with MIAF (Multi-Image Application Format) standards.
  6. Adds support for AF and release during zoom operations for some RF and EF lenses.

Download firmware v1.2.0 for the Canon EOS R6


Canon EOS-1D X Mark III v1.3.0

Firmware Version 1.3.0 incorporates the following enhancements:

  1. Enables 2nd curtain shooting sync during radio transmission wireless flash shooting when the Speedlite EL-1 flash is attached to the camera.
  2. Enables manual flash output (excluding high-speed sync and optical transmission wireless flash shooting) to be selected and set up to 1/8192 from the camera menu screen when the Speedlite EL-1 flash is attached to the camera.
  3. Improves compatibility of HEIF images recorded in the camera with MIAF (Multi-Image Application Format) standards.
  4. Fixes the phenomenon that may result in the occurrence of time-out under certain conditions during FTP transfer.

Download firmware v1.3.0 for the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III


Canon EOS R v1.8.0

Firmware Version 1.8.0 incorporates the following enhancements:

  1. Improves color balance when the RF50mm F1.8 STM lens is attached to the EOS R camera.
  2. Support has been added for the following lenses*:
    – RF70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM
    – RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM
    *With Firmware Version 1.7.0 and later.

Download firmware v1.8.0 for the Canon EOS R


Canon EOS RP v1.6.0

Firmware Version 1.6.0 incorporates the following enhancements:

  1. Improves color balance when the RF50mm F1.8 STM lens is attached to the EOS RP camera.
  2. Support has been added for the following lenses*:
    – RF70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM
    – RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM
    *With Firmware Version 1.5.0 and later.

Download firmware v1.6.0 for the Canon EOS RP


Canon EOS Ra v1.8.0

Firmware Version 1.8.0 incorporates the following enhancements:

  1. Improves color balance when the RF50mm F1.8 STM lens is attached to the EOS Ra camera.
  2. Support has been added for the following lenses*:
    – RF70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM
    – RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM
    *With Firmware Version 1.7.0 and later.

Download firmware v1.8.0 for the Canon EOS Ra

Firmware: Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM v1.0.5

Firmware: Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM v1.0.5

By Canon Rumors | November 19, 2020 | Canon Firmware

Canon has released new firmware for the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM to improve performance with the Canon Cinema EOS C70.

Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Firmware Version 1.0.5 incorporates the following improvement for the phenomenon:

  1. Reduces image noise when performing high sensitivity shooting with the RF50mm F1.2 L USM lens attached to the EOS C70 camera.

Download firmware v1.0.5 for the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Firmware: Canon EOS R5 v1.2.0

Firmware: Canon EOS R5 v1.2.0

By Canon Rumors | November 19, 2020 | Canon Firmware

Canon has released a big firmware update for the Canon EOS R5. This firmware update does not add the promised features such as 1080p 120 or C-Log 3.

Firmware Version 1.2.0 incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:

  1. When using high-speed or low-speed continuous shooting modes, in Drive Mode with [High-Speed Display: OFF], the visibility of the subject within the frame has been improved when shooting moving objects.*
    *During continuous shooting black frames will be inserted between frames in the viewfinder and live view. This will improve the visibility of moving subjects in live view and in the viewfinder.
  2. Adds the [Auto] setting to the [Viewfinder brightness] menu that will brighten and dim based on ambient light conditions.
  3. Enables 2nd curtain shooting sync during radio transmission wireless flash shooting when the Speedlite EL-1 flash is attached to the camera.
  4. Enables manual flash output (excluding high-speed sync and optical transmission wireless flash shooting) to be selected and set up to 1/8192 from the camera menu screen when the Speedlite EL-1 flash is attached to the camera.
  5. Improves compatibility of HEIF images recorded in the camera with MIAF (Multi-Image Application Format) standards.
  6. Adds support for AF and release during zoom operations for some RF and EF lenses.

Download firmware v1.2.0 for the Canon EOS R5

Metabones Smart Expander Ensures Every EF Mount Lens Work on Fujifilm GFX

Metabones Smart Expander Ensures Every EF Mount Lens Work on Fujifilm GFX

By Canon Rumors | November 18, 2020 | Industry News

Vancouver, Canada, November 16, 2020 – Will this full-frame EF mount lens sufficiently cover the medium format sensor of Fujifilm GFX cameras? With Metabones® EF-GFX Smart Expander™, the answer is always “yes”.

Multiplying the focal length by 1.26x and the F-number by the same amount, Metabones EF-GFX Smart Expander perfectly matches the image circle of full-frame EF mount lenses to the medium-format sensor of the GFX series cameras, with the diagonal field-of-view (FoV) remaining exactly the same.

The optical design consists of 5 elements in 3 groups, incorporating ultra-high index Lanthanum-based optical glass as well as one element made of fused silica, resulting in extremely good performances with professional-grade zoom lenses. For example, a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens becomes a 30-88mm f/3.5 zoom, and a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens becomes an 88-252mm f/3.5 zoom.  And perhaps most exciting of all, the 11-24mm f/4 Canon becomes an extremely sharp 13.8-30.2mm f/5 without any disturbing vignetting or corner aberrations. Due to the nature of focal extenders, the aperture values decrease by 2/3 of a stop; f/2.8 becomes f/3.5 and f/2 becomes f/2.5. High-speed fixed focal length lenses such as the 50mm f/1.4 will be transformed into a very fast 63mm f/1.8 standard lens for the GFX system.

Read more…

Kickstarter: This Revolutionary Camera Battery will Lighten Your Bag and Change the Way You Shoot

By Canon Rumors | November 18, 2020 | Industry News

For many photographers, power is a major struggle. If you’re shooting video or working in live-view, a battery charge never seems to last, so you’re stuck carrying 3 or 4 batteries in your kit. X-tra battery is here to solve that problem and simplify your kit with one revolutionary accessory.

Learn more about the X-Tra Battery at Kickstarter

Think it’s hard to get excited about a battery? For most gear heads, power solutions and batteries have generally been the least sexy accessories there are, until now. The X-tra battery solves multiple photography headaches and even offers some solutions you didn’t know you needed but soon won’t be able to live without.

Read more…

Industry News: Sony officially announces the Sony FX6 and Sony FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G

By Canon Rumors | November 17, 2020 | Industry News

Press Release // San Diego November 17, 2020 – Sony Electronics Inc. today officially announced the FX6 (model ILME-FX6V) camera, the latest addition to Sony’s Cinema Line, a series of products that brings the company’s expertise in imaging technology to a broad range of filmmakers and content creators.

Sony’s Cinema Line, which also includes the VENICE and FX9 cameras, delivers a coveted film look cultivated from extensive experience in digital cinema production, as well as enhanced operability thanks to an innovative body design, extensive durability, and intuitive customizability.

Sony FX6 Product Highlights:

  • 4K 10.2 megapixel full-frame back-illuminated CMOS Exmor R™ sensor
  • Compact and lightweight body design for on-the-go shooting
  • Ultra-high sensitivity with ISO expandable up to 409,600 for very low light conditions
  • 15+ stops of dynamic range
  • S-Cinetone TM look profile, also used in FX9 and inspired by VENICE colorimetry
  • BIONZ XR ™ image processing engine, first used in Alpha 7S III
  • Fast Hybrid Auto Focus, also used in Alpha cameras and FX9
  • Recording up to 4K 120p / HD 240p, 10-bit 4:2:2 color depth in full-frame
  • Support for up to 12G-SDI and 4K at up to 60p 16-bit SDI RAW output
  • Compatible with more than 50 native E-mount lenses

Sony FX6  at Adorama | Sony FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G at Adorama

As part of the Cinema Line, the all-new FX6 incorporates Sony’s core technologies of image sensor, processing engine, and AF (autofocus) performance. FX6 is also compatible with the wide range of Sony E-mount lenses for creative flexibility.

“The new FX6 is the latest example of Sony’s drive to continuously push the boundaries of imaging technology based on the needs of our customers,” said Neal Manowitz, deputy president of Imaging Products and Solutions Americas, Sony Electronics. “With the advancement of our Cinema Line, we are dedicated to enabling the extraordinary skills and talent of today’s content creators and cinematographers. The FX6 leverages technology from Sony’s industry-leading VENICE cinema camera and marries it with the best of Sony’s innovative Alpha mirrorless camera technology.”

Read more…

The great 70-200mm f/2.8 shootout, Canon vs Nikon, Panasonic and Sony

By Canon Rumors | November 17, 2020 | Canon Reviews

DPReview has done a comparison of four different 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses to figure out who makes the best of the bunch.

DPreview compares autofocus, sharpness, video performance, and more to come up with a winner.

The contenders:

Spoiler alert…. Canon wins.

This is the possible Canon RF mount camera roadmap [CR2]

This is the possible Canon RF mount camera roadmap [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | November 16, 2020 | Canon DSLR Rumors

I continue to receive little bits and pieces of information in regards to future RF mount cameras. I have attempted to piece together what is coming for the RF mount camera lineup based on the information from multiple known and anonymous sources.

A new entry-level camera to replace the EOS RP

This camera will be cheaper than the current EOS RP camera body.

A second body above the EOS RP replacement

There will be a big price gap between the EOS RP replacement and the EOS R6 at $2499. I have been told a second camera will fit between these two bodies. It won’t be an “EOS R Mark II”.

There will be an APS-C RF mount camera body

I’m pretty sure that this is going to happen sometime in 2021. Hold tight for some smaller lenses for folks that want a nice and compact APS-C system.

A high-resolution EOS R5 type body

One of the worst kept secrets is that Canon will announce a high-megapixel RF mount camera. The latest I am told is that it’s an R5 body with “twice the resolution”. I would suspect video features won’t be front and center for such a camera body.

A flagship RF mount camera

The Tokyo Olympics appear to be a go, and I expect we’ll see some kind of a flagship RF mount camera body announcement.

Cinema EOS cameras with the RF mount

There will be a Cinema EOS C50 and a Cinema EOS C90 likely coming in the first half of 2021.

There will likely be more talk about the EOS R lineup in early 2021. I think we’re done with new camera bodies in 2020.

More to come…

 

Sign up for our newsletter

Trending Discussions

 

Latest posts

 

Latest threads