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Here is the Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4

Here is the Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4

By Canon Rumors | April 9, 2019 | Third Party Lenses

Zeiss is about to finally announce the long rumoured Otus 100mm f/1.4, and the specifications have leaked out ahead of the imminent launch.

Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 specifications:

  • Mount: ZE (for Canon EF), ZF.2 (for Nikon F)
  • Lens constitution: 11 groups 14 pieces
  • Minimum focusing distance: 1.0m
  • Maximum shooting magnification: 1: 8.6
  • Filter diameter: 86mm
  • Maximum diameter: 100.7mm
  • Focus ring diameter: 90.0mm
  • Total length (including the lens cap): ZE: 152.3mm ZF. 2: 150.1mm
  • Total length (excluding the lens cap): ZE: 128.8mm ZF. 2: 126.5mm
  • Weight: ZE: 1405g ZF.2: 1336g
  • Price: $4990 USD

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The Canon EOS Rebel SL3/200D II/250D/Kiss X10 is coming very soon. Images & specifications leak ahead of the official announcement

The Canon EOS Rebel SL3/200D II/250D/Kiss X10 is coming very soon. Images & specifications leak ahead of the official announcement

By Canon Rumors | April 9, 2019 | Canon DSLR Rumors

It looks like the follow-up to the Canon EOS Rebel SL2 will be coming very soon, perhaps even this week.

The camera will be called the EOS Rebel SL3, Rebel 200D II, Rebel 250D or Kiss X10 depending on where the camera is sold.

The expected shipping date is April 25, 2019.

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 Specifications: (Google translated)

  • APS-C size equivalent CMOS sensor with about 24.1 million effective pixels
  • DIGIC 8
  • Equipped with “Digital Lens Optimizer”
  • Equipped with “Auto Lighting Optimizer”
  • Dual pixel CMOS A” enabled
    • It supports an area of ​​approximately 100% (vertically) and approximately 88% (horizontally) of the imaging surface
    • At the time of optional selection of AF area, it is possible to select from up to 3,975 positions
    • When AF area is automatically selected, ranging with up to 143 divisions is possible
  • Low brightness limit EV-4 is realized during live view shooting
  • During Live View shooting, “Puit AF” is activated to detect the subject’s pupil with pinpoint and focus on Servo AF / Movie Servo AF setting as well.
  • Equipped with “one spot AF”
  • Capable of 4K (24p / 25p) high-definition movie shooting
  • It is equipped with “4K frame cutout” which saves any one frame as a JPEG image of about 8.3 million pixels only by camera operation
  • At the time of movie photography, camera shake correction of five axes is possible at the time of wearing of correspondence lens by the use of gyro sensor
  • Equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Size: 122.4 x 92.6 x 69.8 mm
  • Weight: Black / Silver 402g · White 404g (body only), Black / Silver 449g · White 451g (CIPA compliant)
  • Kit: Body (Black), Lens Kit (Black, White, Silver), Double Zoom Kit (Black)
  • Expected release date: April 25, 2019
  • Image is black and white 200D II for Southeast Asia, Silver is Kiss X 10
    • The name is Rebel SL3 in the United States, 250D in Europe, and 200D in Asia.

Nokishita reports: (Google Translated)

The domestic name of the Canon EOS Kiss X9 successor was confirmed with “EOS Kiss X10”. The lens kit is 3 colors (black, white, silver) and the body and double zoom kit are black only. It should start booking this week.

Canon executives say a lot more coming in 2019

Canon executives say a lot more coming in 2019

By Canon Rumors | April 8, 2019 | Canon DSLR Rumors

In a recent interview with Imaging Resource, Canon executives said that a lot more is coming down the pipeline in 2019, they obviously didn’t get into specifics.

Imaging resources summarize:

My main takeaway from this discussion was that Canon will continue investing in photographic technology, saying that imaging is fundamental to everything that they do and that we should, therefore, expect to see significant developments in the photo arena over the next period of time. I have been concerned — as have others — by what it meant that the EOS-R and EOS-RP were built around the sensor from the EOS 5D Mark IV, a camera that’s now more than two-and-a-half years old. Without giving specifics, they did note that they had a lot in the pipeline for 2019, so it sounds like we can expect to see a lot more from Canon before the end of the year.  Read the full interview

Without specifics, we cannot confirm what the product roadmap is going to look like for the remainder of 2019. We’re still thinking that a new EOS R system body won’t begin shipping until early 2020. We were given an outline of a possible roadmap a short while ago.

There are a lot of product lines that need new products, so I fully expect a higher end EOS DSLR to be announced, along with new cinema cameras. I can also see some EOS R announcements in 2019 that may not ship until early 2020. It may depend on when the 6 new RF lenses begin shipping. August and September are always big announcement months. I also expect new product lines this year. More on that later.

So what has become of the rumored EOS R and C200 video feature updates?

So what has become of the rumored EOS R and C200 video feature updates?

By Canon Rumors | April 5, 2019 | Canon Cinema EOS Rumors

Prior to the latest announcements from Canon,  it was also rumoured that Canon would be adding 4.2.2. internally to the Canon Cinema EOS C200 and RAW video output to the Canon EOS R when using an external recorder such as the Atomos Ninja V.

The Canon EOS R raw recording may have originated with the following tweet from @CanonUSApro. Canon USA later backtracked and said they were talking about photography RAW, but that honestly made zero sense to us or anyone else.

As for 4:2:2 internal 4K being added to the Canon Cinema EOS C200, the person that sent that to us was correct about some other things, so we’re not sure what to make of it.

NAB doesn’t start until tomorrow, and the big start is on Monday, so there is a possibility we’ll see another announcement from Canon before the doors open in Las Vegas.

Some have suggested all of this may have been a “troll” from Canon USA, but that’s simply not the way Canon USA works, they don’t like rumors or rumors sites and I doubt they’d get in on the fun.

Patent: Lots of small, light and fast EF prime lenses

Patent: Lots of small, light and fast EF prime lenses

By Canon Rumors | April 4, 2019 | Canon Patents

Canon is obviously still doing development on the EF lens mount. As the mount is likely going to live on for both DSLR users as well as cinema applications, as Canon’s cinema cameras also come in EF mount. That will likely continue for years to come, as the transition to the RF mount will likely take 5-10 years for mass acceptance.

From US Patent US Patent Application 20190101732:

  • Canon EF 16mm f/1.4
  • Canon EF 20mm f/1.4
  • Canon EF 14mm f/1.8
  • Canon EF 16mm f/1.8
  • Canon EF 17mm f/1.8
  • Canon EF 19mm f/1.8
Cinematic Image Reimagined: Introducing Sumire Prime Lenses From Canon

Cinematic Image Reimagined: Introducing Sumire Prime Lenses From Canon

By Canon Rumors | April 3, 2019 | Cinema EOS News

Press Release:

The Company’s First Set of PL-Mount Cinema Prime Lenses Merge the Art and Science of Cinematography

MELVILLE, NY, April 3, 2019 – Covering the core range of focal lengths that cinema professionals desire, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce the company’s first set of seven cinema prime PL-Mount lenses, aptly named Sumire Prime. Pronounced “Soo-mee-ray,” the word is of Japanese origin and is associated with a floral gentleness and beauty. Sumire Prime Lenses offer a unique artistically pleasing look with gentle and beautiful skin tones and smooth bokeh, designed for use with large-sensor cinema cameras, including 35mm full-frame cameras such as the EOS C700FF Cinema Camera.

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Canon celebrates 25th straight year of Technical Image Press Association awards

Canon celebrates 25th straight year of Technical Image Press Association awards

By Canon Rumors | April 3, 2019 | Canon DSLR News

Press Release:

TOKYO, April 2, 2019—One Canon camera and three Canon lenses have been recognized with “Best Photo and Imaging Product” awards by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), representing 30 photo and imaging magazines from 14 countries and regions. Encouraged by these awards, Canon will continue to create products that meet the needs of a wide range of users, from entry-level to professional photographers.

Canon award winners:

Review: Canon EOS RP

Review: Canon EOS RP

By Canon Rumors | April 2, 2019 | Canon Reviews

Keith over at Northlight Images has completed his thorough review of the Canon EOS RP. I like reviews in which the reviewer is a working professional and bought the camera with their own money.

Keith gives the camera a mostly positive review, and most of what he has written I agree with.

From Northlight:

Canon’s EOS RP is an interesting mix of the advanced and the simple, with a definite nod to making it easy to use for people looking to move to a full frame camera.

It’s light and compact, weighing less than many entry-level DSLRs. It handles well with adapted Canon EF and other lenses, although at the time of writing, the selection of native RF lenses are mostly at the higher end, and definitely not at what most would call ‘consumer level’.

As a long time Canon DSLR user, I found the camera really easy to get the hang of. There are more than enough controls and buttons for any use of the camera I’d likely make, and the range of customisation options are useful. Read the full review

The Canon EOS RP still seems to be coming with the mount adapter, but the formerly included EG-E1 extension grip is now a $99 addon.

Order the Canon EOS RP:

Canon engineers talk all things RF, DS and DO

Canon engineers talk all things RF, DS and DO

By Canon Rumors | April 2, 2019 | Canon EOS R

DPReview had a chance to interview some senior engineers and planners at Canon to discuss all things lenses and the future.

Canon employees interviewed:

  • Manabu Kato – Head of EF + RF mount R&D
  • Yoichi Sato – EOS camera electronics R&D
  • Shogo Yamaguchi – Optical planning specialist

Some highlights from the interview:

How have you made the 70-200mm so small?

We were actually surprised as we started developing this particular product. The idea is that, with the introduction of the large diameter mount with the shorter back-focus distance, we were expecting it to be more suitable for designing wider-angle lenses, but it turned out to be very effective for designing this telephoto lens.

Can you give any insight into the DS technology?

With lens such as the 85mm F1.2 bokeh is a really important factor, because it’s a portrait lens. We really wanted to deliver something that was not possible with the conventional lenses, so we decided to develop this technology of defocus smoothing.

The fact with our DS technology is that it’s a coating technology, so it’s relatively easy to apply this technology to a range of different lenses. This is all we can say at this moment.

The pro-level ‘L’ series lineup looking impressive: how far into the future are you planning?

I’m sorry, the roadmap is all we can say for now. We have a full lineup of what there should be: a full lineup of the RF lenses. And what we do among those lenses we choose which to prioritize, that’s the concept of how we decide what to work on next.

With this many professional lenses being announced in 2019, does that mean a body isn’t far behind?

All we can say is that we’re working on a lot of different types of cameras. I can’t pinpoint when a specific camera will come. We understand that expectations are really high.

You can read the full interview over at DPReview.

Canon Introduces Two New UHDgc 2/3-Inch Portable Zoom Lenses Designed For 4K UHD Broadcast Cameras

Canon Introduces Two New UHDgc 2/3-Inch Portable Zoom Lenses Designed For 4K UHD Broadcast Cameras

By Canon Rumors | April 2, 2019 | Cinema EOS News

Press Release:

Two New Lenses Deliver Key Features for the Broadcast Industry: High Image Quality and Mobility

MELVILLE, NY, April 2, 2019 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of two new additions to its UHDgc series of portable-zoom 4K UHD broadcast lenses: the CJ18ex28B and CJ15ex8.5B. These new lenses are compatible with 4K UHD broadcast cameras that have 2/3-inch sensors. Both lenses provide 4K UHD imaging quality at a price point that is affordable to the majority of the broadcast market. Additionally, the new lenses provide impressive UHD optical performance, while maintaining a compact and lightweight design to meet versatile and ever-changing needs of a broad range of video productions including documentaries, sports, events and news coverage.

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