It Seems Canon Is Researching If A Retro Camera Would Make Any Sense

Nikon Z Fc

Is Canon doing a market research to see if a retro design camera would be a good idea? It looks like.

It’s not the first time that a Canon camera with retro design comes up. Something like the Nikon Z f or Nikon Z fc, just to be clear. Indeed, a few months ago, there was a sort of hint in an interview with a Canon exec.

Canon has a lot of bodies that go down in history, do you have any plans or ideas to release a retro camera? 

In conclusion, I can’t say yes or no, but you are right that some consumers prefer some of the best-selling models in the past, their design and appearance.

Also, you can see that we have listened to the voices and requests of our customers and made improvements to our EOS body, whether it be appearance or operability. It is very important to me that there is a consumer base that wants a retro body, but unfortunately I have no more information to share.

Yeah, neither yes nor no. However, according to some posts on Weibo, Canon might be actively conducting market research in this direction. And that’s all. So, just a rumor for now.

Stay tuned.

Today Only: Save 40% On The Lensbaby Fixed Body with Fisheye Optic (Canon RF & EF)

Lensbaby

Only today (10/24/2023) you can save 40% on the Lensbaby Fixed Body with Fisheye Optic.

Get the Lensbaby Fixed Body with Fisheye Optic on sale at $119.95 (reg. $195.95):

Key Features

  • 12mm Fisheye Lens
  • Manual Focus

Offering an expansive ultrawide-angle perspective, the Lensbaby Fixed Body with Fisheye Optic is a unique almost-circular fisheye lens for Canon RF-mount cameras. It offers a spacious angle of view, a distinct fisheye look, and provides a vast depth of field for creating memorable and dynamic imagery with a distorted and slightly cropped perspective on the top and bottom of the image.

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The Canon EOS M System Is Dead, For Good

Canon Eos M50 Mark Ii Review

It happened eventually. Canon dismissed the Canon EOS M lineup. That’s sad in my opinion. I liked the EOS M cameras a lot, owner a few, still using one.

First reported by asobinet.com, the dire news has been confirmed to PetaPixel by Canon itsel:

Canon USA has officially confirmed that the EOS M system has been discontinued.

Shipments in the USA region have been terminated. The EOS M series lenses and accessories will no longer be available in 2023 along with the discontinuation of the EOS M series cameras,” the company tells PetaPixel.

“We will prepare the services of the M series camera category in accordance with our internal regulations and for a certain period of time after the completion of the main unit sales. We will deal with it so as not to cause you any trouble.”

That’s all, folks. Farewell EOS M.

Canon RF 10-20mm f/4L IS STM Lens Officially Announced (and it’s $2300)

Canon RF 10-20mm F/4L IS STM

Canon announced the Canon RF 10-20mm f/4L IS STM lens for the EOS R system. The Canon RF10-20mm F4 L IS STM lens is expected to be available in November for an estimated retail price of $2,299.

At a glance:

  • Full-Frame | f/4 to f/22
  • Fast Wide-Angle Zoom
  • High-Speed STM Autofocus System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Programable Control Ring
  • One Super UD and Three UD Elements
  • Air Sphere and SWC Coatings
  • Weather-Sealed Construction

Canon RF 10-20mm f/4L IS STM preorders: B&H PHoto | Adorama

Worldwide preorders:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Canon IT, WEX Photographic, Canon FR, Canon UK, Canon DE

Canon press release:

Going Wide: Canon Introduces The  RF10-20mm F4 L IS STM to Its Lens Lineup

MELVILLE, NY, October 11, 2023 – Today, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced the launch of the RF10-20mm F4 L IS STM lens, a full-frame ultra wide-angle lens that can help the work of a professional photographer or serious enthusiast stand out from the crowd.

Opening the door to supreme full-frame visual possibilities, the RF10-20mm F4 L IS STM lens continues Canon’s respected reputation for optical excellence associated with L-series lenses. This new addition enhances optical performance with a modern mirrorless lens design that is fully equipped with key features, including:

  • New Image Stabilization (IS) technology, to help minimize wide-angle “fluttering” at outer areas of frame
  • Impressively compact size and light weight (1.25lbs/570g) at half the weight of EF series 11-24mm f/4 L lens
  • Super quiet Canon STM focus drive motor, which is ideal for video and marking the first time this technology appears in a Canon L-series lens

Speaking directly to the professional video and stills visual storyteller, the RF10-20mm F4 L IS STM features a built-in lens hood and lens function button on the barrel for customizing functions such as AF settings, Pre-Recording, Zebras and more. For landscapes, cityscapes, architectural, real estate and weddings, the RF10-20mm F4 L IS STM lens is a widely important lens for any professional to have at the ready.

Canon Rules The Astrophotography Universe (pun intended)

Astrophotography

Yes they do: Canon is the most used camera gear in astrophotography (see image on top). That’s what came out from a recent research.

The folks at Skies & Scopes analyzed 828 images listed for the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition in the past six years to learn what equipment was used:

  • 315 Landscape Astrophotography images (including aurora)
  • 284 Deep Sky images (galaxies, nebulae, etc)
  • 229 Planetary images (including solar and lunar)

Here is a short list of their findings:

  • The trend towards mirrorless camera use increases every year – 58% Mirrorless vs 42% DSLR in 2023
  • Full-frame sensor DSLR and mirrorless models are overwhelmingly favored – 87% full-frame vs 13% APS-C
  • The most successful models are:
    • Canon EOS 6D
    • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
    • Nikon D850
    • Nikon D750
    • Nikon D810A
    • Nikon Z6 II
    • Sony A7 III
    • Sony A7R III
  • Camera Lenses
    • Sigma is the top lens maker
    • 14mm f/2.8 and 14mm f/1.8 lenses are the most used for landscape astrophotography

Get the story and more information at Skies & Scopes.