Canon Displays A Concept VR/3D Lens For APS-C At CES 2024

Ces 2024

Canon put a concept lens on display at CES 2024. The lens appears to be for virtual reality (VR) and/or 3D applications.

Along with the lenses, Canon also displayed a PowerShot V-series camera for VR. Here the gear that has been put on display:

  • APS-C 3D VR lens
  • APS-C 3D stereoscopic lens
  • 360°/180° 3D VR camera

Canon already offers the RF 5.2mm F2.8L Dual Lens Fisheye lens for this kind of applications. It appears Canon is even more committed to VR. The images on top and below come from Weibo.

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Canon Firmware Updates: EOS R3, EOS R6, EOS R7, EOS R8, EOS R10, EOS R50

Canon Firmware Updates Viltrox Eos R7 Eos R10 Reuters Canon Cameras Europe Canon Eos R1 Eos R Rf 14-35mm Olympic Games Ef-mount Rudy Winston

Today a bunch of Canon firmware updates was released for mirrorless cameras. Not much to write home about, besides the support for the RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens.

Canon EOS R50 firmware version 1.1.0 (download) incorporates the following fixes and enhancements:

  1. Adds support for RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens.
  2. Adds support for the Software Development Assistance Kit (EDSDK/CCAPI).
  3. Fixes minor issues.

Canon EOS R10 firmware version 1.4.0 (download) incorporates the following fixes and enhancements:

  1. Adds support for RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens.
  2. Fixes minor issues.

Canon EOS R6 firmware version 1.8.3 (download) incorporates the following fixes and enhancements:

  1. Fixes an issue, in which, after touchscreen operation, in rare circumstances, the camera operations cannot be performed, and even if the camera is operated, [BUSY] appears on the screen.
  2. Fixes minor issues.

Canon EOS R7 firmware version 1.4.0 (download) incorporates the following fixes and enhancements:

  1. Adds support for RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens.
  2. Fixes minor issues.

Canon EOS R8 firmware version 1.2.0 (download) incorporates the following fixes and enhancements:

  1. Adds support for RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens.
  2. Fixes minor issues.

Canon EOS R3 firmware version 1.5.1 (download) incorporates the following fixes and enhancements:

  1. Adds support for RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens.
  2. Fixes an issue that may cause the camera, in rare instances, to experience a delayed restart after the camera has gone into Auto Power Off.
  3. Fixes minor issues.

Canon Says It Will Take 6 Months To Deliver The RF 100-300mm F2.8L IS Lens

Rf 100-300mm

Here is the usual Canon disclaimer, always showing up after a product announcement. It will take no less than six month to ship the RF 100-300mm F2.8L IS USM lens. so, for now you can spend your $9.500 somewhere else.

Canon advisory:

Currently, we have received more orders than expected for the following products, and due to the impact of global parts supply, we are experiencing delivery delays. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to our customers and business partners.
Products are scheduled to be shipped one after another, but we anticipate that it will take a long time for the new products RF100-300mm F2.8 L IS USM and Speedlight EL-1.
We would like to once again apologize for keeping our customers waiting for a long time. We will continue to take measures to ensure a stable supply of products so that we can deliver them as soon as possible. Thank you kindly look forward for your understanding.

Product nameAbout supply
RF100-300mm F2.8 L IS USMWe are planning to ship the products one after another, but it is expected that it will take a considerable amount of time for delivery.
When placing a new order, it may take approximately six months for delivery.
RF10-20mm F4 L IS STMRF24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM ZRF200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USMWe plan to ship the items in sequence, but delivery may take longer than usual.
Speedlight EL-1We are planning to ship the products one after another, but it is expected that it will take a considerable amount of time for delivery.
Even for customers who have already placed an order, there is a possibility that the product will not be delivered until spring 2024.
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Rumor Site Now Questioning Their Own Long Running Rumor (high res EOS R)

Nab 2023 Canon Eos R5 Mark Ii Canon Eos R8 CP+ 2024 Mark Ii Canon EOS Rf 24-50mm R6 Mark Ii Rf Mount Eos R6 Mark Ii Rf 300mm Rf 35mm Canon Eos R100 Rf 24mm F/1.8 Rf-s Canon Eos R7 Eos R100 Canon High Resolution Eos R R10 Eos C5 Canon Canon Eos R1 Eos R5c Canon Rf 16mm Rf 35mm F/1.2L EF Lenses Tilt-shift Lenses Rumor

Remember the high resolution EOS R model that was supposed to be announced 3 years ago, then 2 years ago, then last year? Well, it seems you’ll have to wait yet longer.

There will no high resolution EOS R model in 2023, and very likely neither in 2024. Will it ever be released? The rumor site that was propagating the rumor now states:

Is there a high-resolution EOS R system camera coming?

As with any company such as Canon, there are products planned that never come to fruition, as there can be changes in the marketplace or other external challenges. By the sheer number of reports and conversations we’ve had, that may have been what happened here.

[…] We have heard a couple of mentions about a higher resolution camera coming 6+ months after the EOS R5 Mark II, which we expect to be announced in Q1 of 2024. That would translate to a Q4 announcement.

Yeah, changes in marketplace, plus external challenges, whatever they are.

The truth is, they all have no idea, and syphon everything from Chinese social networks, like Weibo. That Canon might release a high resolution EOS R model is obviously possible, but it is also something that came out of the blue, for the mere fact that it is “likely”.

Don’t waste time with rumors, go out and snap pictures. If you want to check out the long row of high resolution EOS R rumors have a look here. Oh, and if you want to learn how to navigate all those rumor sites without seeing ads and getting tracked, I have a neat tutorial for you.

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon RF 28mm F2.8 STM Review (surprisingly complete pancake lens)

RF 28mm F2.8 STM Review

Here is a Canon RF 28mm F2.8 STM review by one of the most serious gear reviewers I know.

At a glance:

  • Full-Frame | f/2.8 to f/22
  • Classic Wide-Angle Prime
  • Gear-Type STM AF Motor
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • AF/MF Control Switch
  • Full-Time Manual Focus Capability
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm

Dustin Abbott posted his exhaustive Canon RF 28mm F2.8 STM review. In the conclusion he writes:

It’s been a while since I’ve been excited by a new non-L Canon lens, but I really like the Canon RF 28mm F2.8 STM. It’s far from a flawless lens, but it is a surprisingly complete one for a pancake lens. This is a lens that doesn’t take up much more room than a front cap for your camera, and yet can produce any number of stunning images.

Pancake lenses are fun because they give you a completely different perspective on your larger cameras. They are discrete and “cute” in a way normal lenses are not. Not everyone loves the 28mm focal length, but I dare you to try out this particular lens and focal length and discover just how useful it can be.

[…] I can get even better images with this lens on the superior Canon EOS R5 sensor, and the RF 28mm F2.8 is easily sharp enough to handle that high resolution point. There haven’t been many lenses on Canon RF to date that quality as a bargain, but this just might be one. At $299 USD, it’s not incredibly cheap, but it is a lot of lens (at least in one sense) for the money!

I recommend you check out the full review at Dustin Abbott’s, because it is worth your time, especially if you are looking forward to purchase this lens. Sample photos shot with this lens are here. For all those who prefer to watch a video review, below you find the full review in video.

Canon Rf 28mm f2.8 STM:

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