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Canon to showcase 8K products at NAB 2019, and bring 8K plans into clearer focus

Canon to showcase 8K products at NAB 2019, and bring 8K plans into clearer focus

By Canon Rumors | December 5, 2018 | Canon Cinema EOS Rumors

NAB 2019 takes place in April of 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show generally showcases the Cinema EOS lineup, but very rarely the stills camera products, outside of the EOS-1D C from many years ago.

We’re told that Canon will be showcasing the advances in its 8K offerings for the trade show, though no 8K products are going to be “officially announced” until later in 2019. Canon has shown off their 8K offerings at the Canon EXPO in 2015, as well as at NAB 2016 & NAB 2017. However, the NAB 2019 show will bring us a clearer picture of Canon’s plans we’re told.

We have been told that the follow-up to the Cinema EOS C300 Mark II will have an 8K option of some kind, but not to expect the camera until late 2019 at the earliest.

Canon has admitted in the past that they were late to the 4K revolution and that they wouldn’t make the same mistake when it comes to 8K. We expect to see the likes of Sony and Panasonic announce 8K products in 2019 and 2020.

Photokina 2019 scheduled for May has been cancelled, show to return annually May 2020

Photokina 2019 scheduled for May has been cancelled, show to return annually May 2020

By Canon Rumors | December 3, 2018 | Industry News

The next photokina will take place in May 2020

Imaging industry and Koelnmesse decide on a new starting point for the new annual cycle

Following a successful photokina 2018, the German Photo Industry Association (PIV), as conceptual sponsor of the trade fair, and the event’s organiser Koelnmesse have agreed not to organise the next leading global trade fair in May 2019, as initially planned, but in May 2020. From Wednesday 27 May 2020 to Saturday 30 May 2020, all the market leaders in the imaging industry are expected once again in Cologne. The decision to postpone the start of the announced annual cycle by one year is intended to give all participants the opportunity to further develop the new concept for photokina and to tap into new target groups among exhibitors and visitors in order to heighten the status of the trade fair as a global platform for the photography and imaging industry.

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The most popular rental gear according to Lensrentals.com

The most popular rental gear according to Lensrentals.com

By Canon Rumors | December 3, 2018 | Canon Lens News

The great folks at Lensrentals.com have compiled their list of the most popular rental gear for 2018. Canon is well represented on the list along with Sony.

  1. Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II
  2. Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II
  3. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
  4. Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  5. Sennheiser G3 Wireless Mic Kit -Freq A
  6. Sony Alpha a7S II
  7. Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM
  8. Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II
  9. Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L
  10. Sony Alpha a7 III
  11. Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS
  12. Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L
  13. Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro
  14. Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2 3-Axis Stabilizer
  15. Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III
  16. Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II
  17. Panasonic GH5
  18. Sony Alpha a7R III
  19. GoPro HERO6 Black
  20. Nikon D750

I’m not surprised seeing the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L on the list, for what it costs, the performance is fantastic for those that don’t need image stabilization. I am a bit surprised to see only the D750 make the list, although inventory challenged for the D850 may have skewed those numbers.

Patent: Sigma 12mm f/2.8 optical formula

Patent: Sigma 12mm f/2.8 optical formula

By Canon Rumors | December 1, 2018 | Canon Patents

It looks like Sigma is continuing to work on wide angle lenses for full frame cameras. A recent patent application shows an optical formula for a 12mm f/2.8 Art series lens for full frame cameras.

Sigma 12mm f/2.8 Art Specifications:

  • Focal length: 12.42mm
  • F number: 2.93
  • Angle of view: 120.49
  • Image height: 21.63mm
  • Lens length: 169.4mm

Sigma doesn’t have any fear of making lenses with similar focal lengths and speeds, so it wouldn’t surprise me to see this patent actually become a product in the near future.

Patent: Canon speedbooster for EOS M

Patent: Canon speedbooster for EOS M

By Canon Rumors | November 30, 2018 | Canon Patents

It looks like Canon is developing its own speedbooster for EF lenses on the EF-M mount.

Canon News uncovered a patent last week that showed Canon was looking at a new EOS M adapter, and again this week, a new patent showing the concept in more detail has emerged.

Japan Patent Application 2018-189864:

This patent application is for a converter that takes EF lenses and reduces the focal length and decreases the aperture all at once.

The example in this patent applications shows a 50mm f/1.4 lens (full frame) with a back focus of 39.80 (EF full frame) and converts the lens to a 40mm f/1.2 with an image height of 13.66 and an 18mm back focus, which would work for EOS M cameras.

If Canon is indeed going to keep the EOS M line around, developing a speedbooster for the system would be quite a nice addition to the lineup.

Patent: 400mm f/2.8 DO and 300 f/2.8 DO

Patent: 400mm f/2.8 DO and 300 f/2.8 DO

By Canon Rumors | November 29, 2018 | Canon Patents

The diffractive optics related patents continue to appear from Canon. This time we get a patent that covers both a 300mm f/2.8 DO and a 400mm f/2.8 DO.

We think a slew of diffractive optics super telephotos are on the way for the RF mount and these two optical formulas may find their way to the RF mount in 2020. Perhaps alongside an EOS R version of the EOS-1D X Mark II.

As Canon News points out, the back focus on a super telephoto lens is quite large, so these could easily be RF mount lenses.

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Firmware: Canon ME20F-SH v.1.0.5.1.00 and ME200S-SH v.1.0.3.1.00

Firmware: Canon ME20F-SH v.1.0.5.1.00 and ME200S-SH v.1.0.3.1.00

By Canon Rumors | November 29, 2018 | Canon Firmware

Canon has released new firmware for its super high ISO video cameras, the ME20F-SH and ME200S-SH.

Firmware incorporates the following enhancements: 

  • Support for the color matrix function has been added.
  • Support for the color correction function has been added.
  • The following features are enabled for the CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S or CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S when “NU Protocol” is selected:
    • Focus position control
    • Zoom position control

*In some cases, the firmware of these lenses needs to be updated in order to enable these enhancements. Contact your Canon dealer for details. 

ME20F-SH v.1.0.5.1.00 // ME200S-SH v.1.0.3.1.00

Review: Laowa 24mm f/14 Relay Macro

Review: Laowa 24mm f/14 Relay Macro

By Canon Rumors | November 27, 2018 | Canon Reviews

Keith over at Northlight Images has completed his exhaustive review of the strange Laowa 24mm f/14 relay macro lens. While a relay lens isn’t a new concept, Laowa’s relatively inexpensive version is.

The number of people that need a lens like this is likely quite small, but the really creative photography types may come up with some really cool uses for the lens.

From Northlight:

Quite the most unusual lens I’ve tried out. Relay lenses have been around for a while but at typically 10 times the cost of the Laowa. The lens is a challenge to use – not technically (it’s excellent), but in expanding your creative vision to see what it could let you achieve.

It’s solidly built with very smooth focus and aperture controls. The focus throw (~160º) is enough to make manual focus stacking very easy. Read the full review

Laowa 24mm f/14 Relay Macro at Adorama

Canon EOS R body with more than 75mp on the horizon [CR2]

Canon EOS R body with more than 75mp on the horizon [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | November 25, 2018 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We’ve speculated recently that Canon will not be releasing next iterations for the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R, and instead will move the high megapixel cameras to the EOS R line.

A few more people have told us that this will indeed be the case and that an EOS R camera with slightly more than 75mp is in development. This camera could appear sometime in the 2nd half of 2019 we’re told. Though an exact announcement date is a long way from being decided.

One source added that the high megapixel EOS R will come once 4 or 5 more native RF mount lenses are announced, with one of the new lenses being “the best landscape lens in the Canon lineup”.

There are no more imaging announcements in 2018, but early 2019 should see the PowerShot and EOS DSLR lineup getting new additions, and a bit later another EOS R camera body, though the next EOS R body is expected to be “entry level”.

More to come…

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