What’s cool about the dual teleconverters, is one is a focal length reducer, so you get the EF 400mm f/5.6 and the built-in focal length reducer converter brings the lens to an EF 300mm f/4, or at the other end, a 560mm f/8 lens.
There has long been a desire for a replacement to the classic Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L, even if Canon just added image stabilization, but this is definitely a unique direction to take the lens on Canon’s part.
Not much has happened with the EOS M camera lineup since the very successful EOS M50 launched back in February of 2018. The advent of the EOS R system has put a certain cloud over the future of the EOS M system, but Canon executives continue to say they will invest in the system in the future, though they’ve never really committed to how long into the future we’ll see new EOS M products.
We’re told that the EOS M camera lineup will be addressed in late August with a replacement for at least the EOS M5 and that the EOS M6 isn’t going to see a direct replacement. The source suggested the EOS M lineup will consist of 3 camera bodies in 2020, an EOS M500, EOS M50 and EOS M5 Mark II.
The same source said 2 new EF-M lenses will arrive alongside the new camera body, though what those lenses are was unknown.
This is [CR1], so take it with the needed grain of salt.
MELVILLE, NY, May 8, 2019 – Continuing the company’s commitment to providing photographers with core focal-length lenses for the EOS R Full-Frame mirrorless camera system, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the RF 85mm F1.2 L USM standard prime lens. The fifth lens in the RF family, the RF 85mm lens provides another vital tool for photographers using the EOS R or EOS RP cameras, in particular, those shooting portrait photography.
Since the announcement of the Canon EOS R last year, there have been unrelenting questions about what a true next-generation professional mirrorless camera from Canon was coming.
We’re told that there are two bodies planned that will be marketed as “professional” bodies when they hit the market in 2020. However, neither one of them will be considered equals or a replacement for the EOS-1D series of DSLRs. We’re going to see an EOS-1D X Mark III next year and that will be the flagship camera from Canon through 2020.
The obvious first EOS R series camera will be the high-resolution body we’ve been talking about for months.
The other will be a “sports” oriented camera, with higher frame rates, lower resolution and some advancements in sensor performance. This camera will be designed for prosumer shooters as well as an ideal 2nd body to “professional” photographers that may be using the EOS-1D series of DSLRs. So it almost sounds like a mirrorless full-frame EOS 7D body.
We’re told that there is a general feeling professional sports shooters (and other professional EOS-1D shooters) will be the last to embrace mirrorless cameras across the board, and we agree with that. So making a complimentary camera body to the EOS-1D series that checks a lot of the boxes would make sense.
The same source says there has been no mention or talk about what sort of advancements in video are coming for the EOS R line.
A monitor calibration tool is something I’ve always recommended to photographers, from hobbyists to professionals. I’ve always been a bit taken aback by how many photographers I’ve run into over the years that don’t utilize a relatively inexpensive tool to get the most out of their monitors.
Full disclosure: Datacolor sent me a SpyderX Elite for free and they have been an active sponsor of Canon Rumors over the years.
Fuller disclosure: I am not a reviewer at the best of times, so this is an honest review of the feature(s) I use, and does not discuss every single feature available to you. I am not an expert on color science or printing. However, I do have eyes and matching my editing to third-party printing is very important to me.
I have been using Datacolor calibrators since the Spyder2 and I have always been impressed by their software and the performance of the calibration tools. I have always purchased or accepted each new version since the Spyder2.
It looks like Adobe is tinkering with the idea of doubling the price of the Creative Cloud Photography Plan, as the $10/mth plan has vanished from the Adobe site and for some users, the cheapest price many people will see will be $20/mth.
With the Photography Plan, you also received cloud storage from Adobe. With the $10 plan, you received 20GB of storage, the new $20 plan gives 1TB of storage.
We’ve been asking around about an official announcement date for the “holy trinity” RF mount zoom lenses, as these three lenses will likely be quite popular. The three lenses are the RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM, RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM and RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM.
We’re told that all three “should” be officially announced and available at the same time, and likely before the end of July 2019.
There has been nothing said about when we can expect the RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM or the RF 85mm f/1.2L DS USM to arrive.
As always with lenses, delays in shipping are quite common, so what may be correct information today, can change tomorrow.
When Canon releases a new firmware version, there is the usual list of fixes and feature enhancements, but there are also fixes that aren’t for public consumption and won’t be mentioned in the firmware documentation and it appears at least one such issue was fixed quietly in the Canon EOS R with firmware v1.2.0.
Michael The Maven has posted a comparison of two EOS R cameras, one with firmware v1.1.0 which experienced banding issues and the brand new firmware v1.2.0 which seems to have corrected the issue.