Canon full-frame mirrorless camera delayed because of mount-related issues? [CW3]

Canon FF mirrorless camera mock-up by David Riesenberg

Canon FF mirrorless camera mock-up by David Riesenberg

I have been told by a known source (thanks) that Canon is delaying their full-frame mirrorless camera because of issues with the mount type.

The full-frame mirrorless camera Canon is working on, should have an adapted version of the EF-M mount (in use on Canon’s APS-C mirrorless cameras). While I am not an expert in such things, I wonder how the mount type can be similar, or an “adapted version”. Guess the source meant something like EF vs EF-S lenses.

I wasn’t told what the issues with the mount type are, or how serious they are. Knowing Canon as a company that triple-checks everything for the highest possible quality, it could also be a minor issue. There have also been reports (by another, unknown source) that Canon is trying to figure out if and how they can fit EF lenses on a full-frame mirrorless body. A full-frame mirrorless camera with an EF mount would be fantastic!

We were first to report that Canon is working on a full-frame mirrorless camera, and that prototypes exist and are going through testing in Canon’s laboratories (not in the field, just in the labs). The source suggested that Canon may announce the full-frame mirrorless camera during 2016, likely towards the end of the year. So, no FF MILC coming from Canon in the near future.

I also wonder if we will see a new EOS M soon. I guess the EOS M3 is what Canon intends for “enthusiast-oriented”. While the EOS M3 is an excellent camera, I am missing some features to call it enthusiast-oriented.

Your thoughts are welcome…

Cyber Monday in November, by Canon Direct Store

Cyber Monday In November, By Canon Direct Store

The Canon Direct Store celebrates “Cyber Monday in November”. A set of select deals are available by following this link. Refurbished Canon EOS  7D Mark II bundles, refurbished Rebel T5i bundles, and a lot of non refurbished photo printers are on offer.

It’s also always a good idea to have a look at Canon Store’s refurbished gear listings, some excellent deals can be found.

Canon EOS 5Ds, Nikon D810, Pentax 645z, Sony a6000 and Olympus OMD EM5 II shutter sounds compared

Lavikka Photography on YouTube posted a short video with a shutter sound comparison. The Canon EOS 5Ds, Nikon D810, Pentax 645z, Sony a6000 and Olympus OMD EM5 II cameras are compared. Well, the Olympus OMD EM5 II can shoot 1/16000 with a silent shutter mode using an electronic shutter, and it’s absolutely silent.

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II refurbished – $999 (reg. $1,499)

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Refurbished – $999 (reg. $1,499)

The Canon Direct Store has the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (refurbished) on sale at $999. Compare at $1,499.  If you prefer the kit with the excellent EF-S 18-135mm IS STM lens, it’s on sale at $1,249. Compare at $1,849. Use code HUSH-ZA0PIO7 at checkout. These deals will sell out quickly!

Canon EOS 7D Mark II overview after the break.

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Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens and EOS M3 honored with Design for Asia Awards


Canon press release:

Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens and EOS M3 honored with Design for Asia Awards

TOKYO, November 2, 2015—Canon Inc. announced today that the Company’s EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ultra-wide-angle interchangeable zoom lens and EOS M3 digital compact-system camera were recognized for design excellence by the Hong Kong Design Centre,1 winning the Design for Asia Bronze Award and Merit Recognition Award, respectively.

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM deal – $290 (reg. $349)

Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM Deal – $290 (reg. $349)

Seller DealsAllYear on eBay (99.8% positive ratings) has the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens on sale at $289.99. Compare at $349.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM key features:

  • 50mm focal length, Lens not zoomable
  • 80mm equivalent focal length on Canon APS-C cameras
  • F1.4 maximum aperture; F22 minimum
  • Ultrasonic-type AF motor with full-time manual focusing
  • 58mm filters
  • 0.45m/17.72″ minimum focus
  • This large aperture standard prime lens has superior peripheral brightness even at the maximum aperture
  • Lens construction: 8 elements in 6 groups, Filter size: 77mm and has a minimum focusing distance of 17.7” and a maximum magnification of 1:7.4
  • Optimized for Digital – super multi-layer coating minimizes flare and ghosting – a common problem of digital cameras
  • The optimum optical design and molded glass aspherical lens elements provide excellent correction for all types of aberrations, including coma aberration, resulting in superior optical performance
  • The Hypersonic Motor (HSM) ensures silent, high speed auto-focusing as well as full time manual focusing capability

More Canon deals on eBay.