BCN Trends Show Sony Losing Market in Japan, Canon Steady, Nikon Gaining

Sony

BCN data for the full frame mirrorless market in Japan (April 2019) shows how Sony is slowly losing market shares in favour Nikon while Canon remains steady.

The five top ranking cameras are:

  1. Sony a7III
  2. Canon EOS RP
  3. Canon EOS R
  4. Nikon Z 6
  5. Sony a7II

Guess Sony will lose even more market shares in the next months. Besides Canon and Nikon’s offerings there is also stiff competition coming from the L-Mount front.

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Canon Doesn’t Use Technology That Hasn’t Thoroughly Tested, IBIS is Coming (Interview)

Canon Rumors Canon Full Frame Mirrorless

Russian site Photar.ru interviewed the head of Canon Russia’s department of product and consumer expertise, Artem Lezhnev.

Answering the most common critics (all excerpts are machine translated):

People who criticize Canon are divided into two types. The first does not like the skinton, form factor or some particular points. The second – do not digest the marketing policy of the company. Why, for example, in one of the new Canon cameras – neither in the flagship, nor the middle or entry level, is it not possible to record 4K video without a crop? The company is technologically unable to carry out this task?

– We did not set such a function intentionally. We have a series of Cinema EOS – movie cameras. Canon separates EOS R and Cinema EOS from each other. This series is aimed at shooting professional video. Camera Canon C700 – there certainly is 4K from the whole frame.

We can put 4K from a full frame in the SLR and mirrorless, but we do not want to “cannibalize” our own video segment.

At the end there is some truth in the fact that Canon doesn’t “want to cannibalize” their video segment.

Is there a new Canon camera in the pipeline?

Could it be that the company is already testing a new camera, which will later be announced, for example, before the Olympiad?

“I’m sure Canon is already developing next-generation cameras, because testing usually starts at least a year before the camera enters the market.”

And when does testing end?

– A few months before the camera announcement. We have a very serious program of ambassadors, a very tough selection. Canon has the whole EMEA region – the whole of Europe, the whole of Africa, the Middle East and Russia – only 40 people. These are people with publications, participants of professional exhibitions of various genres, people who have really proved their professionalism, and we are working with them on testing .

What about IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation)?

– We already have three patents on IBIS – on a mobile matrix and stabilisation, but we continue to work on them.Canon never uses technology that has not yet been tested.It took us so much time, because the technology itself requires a very detailed study, because the moving matrix is ​​good, on the one hand.On the other hand, go to any service and ask how many cameras they have there with broken moving dies.The stabilization system is a very fragile thing.

Interesting. And what about lenses after IBIS?

– It is possible that after [having implemented IBIS in cameras], Canon will begin to produce much cheaper glass.Lens stub is quite expensive.

So, let’s hope IBIS will soon come to Canon DSLRs and MILCs, and happy to hear that excellent Canon optics will be less expensive.

[via Photar.ru]

You Can Now De-Click Your Canon RF Lenses (Control Ring Modification)

Canon Eos R

Canon offers a service to de-click RF mount lenses, i.e. lenses for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system. After modifying the control ring it will be possible to switch between normal functionality and de-clicked.

Canon advisory:

What is the Control Ring’s Clicking Sound Modification Service?

Canon’s control ring’s modification service offers RF lenses and Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R owners the opportunity to remove/reapply the control ring’s clicking sound.

Why might this be needed.

The click action of the control ring allows the user to have a sense of how much it is being turned. However, if used during video shooting, the sound of the control ring operation may be recorded.

Pricing

ModelPrice*
RF Lenses$79.99
Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R$59.99

*Tax and freight fee are NOT included 
*All pricing is subject to change

Thank you, 
Customer Support Operations 
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
 
 
Contact Information for Inquiries 
Canon Customer Support Center 
Phone:1-800-OK-CANON (toll free)
1-800-652-2666
For additional support options:usa.canon.com/support

A Bit Of Everything (History of the Camera, Tokina 16-28/2.8, Canon 11-24/4, Rebel SL3, EOS M50, etc)

Above: The history of the camera


Oldies but Goldies: On the Trail- Canon PowerShor G10 at Photographic Central


Tokina 16-28mm F2.8 OPERA (Canon EF) Review at The Phoblographer

Likes
– Image quality
– Bokeh
Dislikes
– It feels like Tokina isn’t trying as hard as they can despite this being a very good lens


Dumping My 20+ Year Canon Loyalty for a Sony Mirrorless, at FStoppers


Canon EOS M50 Conclusion: The most affordable EOS mirrorless with a built-in viewfinder has plenty to offer, at Imaging Resource

Certainly, we wouldn’t hold the limitations of its 4K mode against the little EOS M50 too much, because there’s still a lot of camera here for the money. For less than US$800 street, you can get both the M50 body and a kit lens, and have yourself a very capable still shooter with good image quality out of the box, and the potential for even more from raw or C-RAW.
And you’ll also find great performance and handling in the M50’s relatively lightweight, compact body that pairs beautifully with Canon’s EF-M lenses, and can also accept the company’s many, many years of EF lenses via the optionally-available (and rather pricey) EOS M mount adapter, or more affordable third-party equivalents.


Canon EF 100-300mm f/5.6L Lens Review, at ePHOTOzine

Canon Rebel SL3/EOS 250D Review, at ePHOTOzine

Canon Rebel SL3 First Shots: The smallest and lightest DSLR from Canon struts its stuff in our lab, at Imaging Resource


Below: Why is the Canon EF 11-24mm F/4L Wide Angle lens so expensive ($3000)


Below: Are Nikon & Canon STILL IN TROUBLE?! THIS May Prove It!

Canon Digital Photo Professional 4.10.20 Released, Adds Support for Rebel SL3

Canon Rebel SL3

Canon released an updated versions of its free raw and photo processing and editing software. Digital Photo Professional version 4.10.20 and the other free software tools add support for the new Canon Rebel SL3, aka EOS 250D aka EOS 200D Mark II aka Kiss X10.

Download Digital Photo Professional version 4.10.20 and other updates from here

Canon Rebel SL3/EOS 250D/EOS 200D Mark II/Kiss X10:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Metabones Announced EF to EOS M Speed Booster ULTRA 7.1x

Speed Booster

Metabones announced a new Speed Booster (EF to EF-M mount). Metabones EF-EOS M Speed Booster ULTRA 0.71x is available right now for $479.

Press release:

Metabones® Introduces EF to EOS M (EF-EFM Mount) Speed Booster® ULTRA 0.71x

Vancouver, Canada, May 2, 2019 – Metabones introduces the latest member of its award-winning Speed Booster family of DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) to mirrorless lens mount adapters, EF-EOS M Speed Booster ULTRA 0.71x. Full-frame Canon EF-mount lenses are now one stop faster, 0.71x wider and with increased MFT (note 1) on Canon EOS M cameras. The 4k/UHD video crop on EOS M50 can also be mitigated with third-party APS-C lenses using this Metabones Speed Booster. Some Canon EF-S lenses may be modified to fit on the Speed Booster but Metabones cannot be held liable for any issues arising from modifications. Using APS-C lenses with Speed Booster for still photography or full HD videography may result in vignetting.

Ever since the first Speed Booster was introduced, there have been DIY attempts to modify it to fit EOS M cameras. The turnkey solution Metabones now offers adds a number of refinements:

  • The optical housing is redesigned for perfect fit on EOS M.
  • The EXIF metadata is changed to reflect the faster aperture (note 2) and shorter focal length.
  •  The autofocus speed of the lens is adjusted and optimized for the change in focal length and aperture to ensure the best performance. This is especially important for dual-pixel autofocus (DPAF) in video mode.
  • A ‘chip’ mode is added so that the user may store the metadata of a fully mechanical manual lens in the adapter.
  • A LED indicates operational status of the Speed Booster.

Since both the lens and the camera speak the same protocol most features are supported with the exception of lens aberration correction, which is automatically turned off.

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