This Is The Canon EOS R3 – Development Announcement Coming Soon

Canon Eos R3 Specifications

Update: in the meantime we got a set of Canon EOS R3 specifications.

Here is the Canon mirrorless camera no one saw coming (shame on the rumor mills!): the Canon EOS R3.

Is this the flagship EOS R model? For sure it is an EOS R aimed at professionals. The EOS R3 is the direct competitor to the Nikon Z 9. We expect Canon to announce the development of the Canon EOS R3 very soon, most likely within April 2021.

We think the Canon EOS R3 might be one of the professional EOS R cameras on EOS-1D X level we were expecting. So, no EOS R1? Or will the Canon EOS R1 be even more pro-oriented? The EOS R3 has the ergonomics and the vertical grip of the EOS 1D lineup, and shows all external signs of a professional camera. The EOS R3 might be a professional sports camera, and so let some room for the EOS R1. A professional sport camera would perfectly fit with the Olympics this year. The right lenses are also on their way. We do not think the EOS R3 is the anticipated high resolution EOS R camera. Let me know what you think.

Stay tuned, there is more to come soon.

[via Nokishita]

Canon Is Discontinuing Large Figures Of EF Lenses, Do They?

Ibis Canon Rumors Canon Full Frame Mirrorless Canon PowerShot G7 X Canon Eos 90d Coronavirus

A report is going around claiming Canon is discontinuing lots of EF mount lenses in favor of upcoming RF lenses. We are not so sure about that.

According to Canon Rumors, Canon is set to discontinue many EF lenses and is planning to cease production of even more EF lenses. The list of EF lenses that allegedly have been or will soon be discontinued in 2021:

  • Canon EF-S 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 USM
  • Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L USM II
  • Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
  • Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS US
  • Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM
  • Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 IS STM Macro
  • Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
  • Canon EF-S 55-250 f/4-5.6 IS STM
  • Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM II
  • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
  • Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM II
  • Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
  • Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
  • Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM
  • Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM
  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM II
  • Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM II
  • Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM II
  • Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM

That’s an impressing list. However, with a few exceptions most of the lenses listed above appear in stock and ready to ship at major retailers. Canon USA also lists most lenses as still available, and hasn’t released any communication regarding the discontinuation of EF lenses. PetaPixel contacted Canon about the issue but didn’t get any answer. It’s rather difficult if not impossible to verify the claim of Canon discontinuing all those EF lenses. So far there is only one source for this.

Should you be worried, or even alarmed? By no way. As we wrote above, most of the allegedly discontinued lenses are still available. Even if they get discontinued tomorrow, Canon would for sure still deliver assistance and service for long time. There is no doubt that EF mount lenses will eventually disappear in favor of Canon’s new RF mount standard. It just will not happen that soon.

Any idea about Canon discontinuing all those lenses?

Canon Announces A New 4K Portable Zoom Lens, The Canon CJ17ex6.2B

Canon CJ17ex6.2B

Is there a reason Canon’s broadcast lenses have to have such names? There is a new 4K portable zoom lens: the Canon CJ17ex6.2B

Canon press release:

Canon U.S.A. Bolsters the Company’s Industry-Leading1 Number of UHDgc 4K Portable Zoom Lenses With The Introduction Of The New CJ17ex6.2B

The New Lens Features a 17x Zoom, Built-In 2x Extender, Cleverly Designed Lens Barrel and Coating to Help Reduce Ghosting and Flaring

MELVILLE, NY, April 7, 2021Designed to provide both stunning HDR imagery as well as beautiful 4K, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is introducing a new addition to its cost-effective UHDgc series of portable 4K broadcast zoom lenses — the CJ17ex6.2B. This lens supports 4K UHD quality optical performance and provides operators with a compact, lightweight, and highly portable form factor for easy integration into Houses of Worship, ENG, and commercial environments. With the addition of this lens, Canon further expands its lineup of 4K broadcast lenses, now at an industry-leadingi 18 models.

The CJ17ex6.2B features a wide-angle focal length of 6.2 mm and a 17x zoom ratio that brings the telephoto focal length up to 106 mm. The lens is also equipped with a built-in 2x extender that enables users to quickly double the focal length up to 212 mm while maintaining amazing image quality and fine details. The lens utilizes UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) lens elements, optimally arranged in a Canon proprietary optical configuration, providing superb color reproduction to the image’s peripheral areas by enabling the suppression of potential chromatic aberrations such as color bleeding and fringing. Special lens coatings on all elements combine with a number of optomechanical strategies on the interior of the lens barrel to help reduce ghosting and flaring. Like all Canon 4K lenses, the CJ17ex6.2B comes standard with a drive unit that contains 16-bit absolute value encoders for smooth cooperation with CG environments, as well as three 20-pin connectors for easy integration into virtual and robotic systems. In addition, the lens supports HDR and WCG compatible color gradation, producing images rich with vivid colors and details.

The CJ17ex6.2B lens is easy to maneuver and shoulder, with its compact and lightweight design, weighing approximately 4.78 pounds and measuring approximately 6.49 inches (w) x 4.31 inches (h) x 9.46 inches (l) in size. The lens itself is designed with optimally located handgrips to help minimize operator fatigue when shoulder-mount recording.

Availability
The CJ17ex6.2B 4K UHD portable zoom broadcast lens is scheduled to be available in June 2021*. For more information, please visit, usa.canon.com/broadcast.

More Unreleased Canon Gear Appears At Certification Authority (Speedlite EL-10?)

Speedlite El-10

More unreleased Canon gear appears at a Russian certification authority. Yesterday it was about three lenses, today it is about a new Canon Speedlite.

The new Canon Speedlite has the internal code DS401243. We think it might be the already rumored Speedlite EL-10. This new Speedlite flash would sit between the EL-1 ($1,099 )and EL-100 (currently discounted to $129), would make a lot of sense.

Stay tuned, stay safe.

[via Nokishita]

Three Unreleased Canon Lenses Show Up For Certification

Canon Lenses

Three new, unreleased Canon lenses showed up at a certification authority in Russia.

So far we have no idea what these Canon lenses are about, nor for what mount type they have although it seems safe to assume the lenses are for the EOS R system.

The lenses have the following internal codes:

  • 4857C005
  • 5053C005
  • 5054C005

When gear appears at certification authorities it usually a matter of weeks or months before the announcement. Any idea what these lenses could be?

[via Nokishita]

New Canon Firmware Update For Canon EOS R6 (previous one had minor bug)

Canon Firmware EOS R6 Firmware

Quickly after having release a Canon firmware update for the EOS R6, the firmware was pulled due to a bug. Here is a new firmware.

If you already installed Canon EOS R6 firmware 1.3.0 don’t worry. Most likely you did not even notice the bug. In any case please update to version 1.3.1 to be sure.

Canon firmware update for the Canon EOS R6 version 1.3.1 (download):

  1. Adds [IPB (Light)] to 4K to enable lower bit rate shooting.
  2. Adds [Electronic full-time MF] to the AF tab of the menu. When a lens is attached, manual focus adjustment is always possible with both One-shot AF and Servo AF.
  3. The transfer time (estimated value) now displays on the camera monitor during FTP transfer.
  4. Fixes a phenomenon, in which in rare instances, the camera cannot function normally when the drive mode is set to “High-speed continuous shooting” to shoot still images continuously.
  5. Fixes a phenomenon that may corrupt the image displayed in the viewfinder.
  6. Fixes a phenomenon in which the power may become suspended when the camera is powered via USB for an extended period of time.
  7. Fixes a phenomenon, in which the camera stops to operate normally when the movie cropping setting is set to [Enable] for performing movie shooting in Firmware Version 1.3.0.