It Seems Canon Doesn’t Want Viltrox To Make RF Mount Lenses


Does Canon not want Viltrox to manufacture lenses for the RF mount? Seems so.

It started with a user in the DPReview forum who posted a chat with Viltrox. Apparently, as you can read below, Viltrox has been “told by Canon to stop selling all RF mount products“.

Now, there is a follow up to this. So far Canon did not release any official statement. But now Canon Germany answered to German Photographix Magazine, and Canon said (machine translated):

“SHENZHEN JUEYING TECHNOLOGY CO.LTD, manufactures auto focus lenses for Canon RF mount under the brand name “Viltrox”. Canon believes that these products infringe their patent and design rights and has therefore requested the company to stop all activities infringing on Canon’s intellectual property rights.”

So, it’s about patents and intellectual property. Anyways, not cool at all dear Canon. Change your mind asap, please.

Canon EOS R6 Mark II On Its Way, Coming With Stacked Sensor?

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 Eos R1 Eos R5c Canon Rf 16mm Rf 35mm F/1.2L EF Lenses Tilt-shift Lenses Rumor

A new rumor surfaced from the interweb of more or less silent murmurings. The Canon EOS R6 Mark II might come soon.

Twitter user how2fly posted…:

The prototype of the EOS R6 Mark II is already in testing, and it shares something with EOS R3: a STACKED sensor.

That’s not that unreal. It wouldn’t be the first time Canon introduces a new technology on a flag ship camera, and later on brings it to more affordable gear. The Canon EOS R6 is more than two years old, and might be in Canon’s update radar. If it gets the stacked sensor of the EOS R3 it would be a smart move by Canon.

how2fly was right in the past, so he or she might be right again. Let me know what you think.

Stay tuned.

Here Is The Canon EOS R5 OPTIMUS PRIME Transfomer Version

Optimus Prime

Want a Canon EOS R5 that converts to one of the popular transformers, an OPTIMUS PRIME version? You can.

This is a toy product, but someone might want it. From Canon Japan (machine translated, emphasis mine):

In the Transformers’ annual collaboration project, a product that transforms into a robot from the mirrorless camera “EOS R5” released by Canon Inc. has appeared.
The camera state “EOS R5 mode” is reproduced at 80% scale of the actual camera, and the camera body and lens can be removed like the actual camera.
Although it is a toy product that cannot be photographed, it has a finish that reproduces the details of the main body design.

In addition, in the robot mode “Optimus Prime R5” state, it has a symbolic design with a lens on the chest, and the arms are red and the legs are blue, which is the original color of “Optimus Prime”. Matrix and EOS R5 handheld (Mini EOS R5) are included, which is proof of the leader, and can be held in your hand.

More information can be found here and here too. Will be available at the beginning of 2023.

[via asobinet]

Canon Releases Another Product Supply Status Notification (EOS R3, R5C, R7, lenses)

Canon Eos R7 Hands-on

Again Canon released a notification to the public about product supply issues, both for lenses and cameras.

From Canon Japan:

Apology and information regarding product supply status

Updated: August 8, 2022

Thank you for your continued patronage of Canon products.

Currently, we have received more orders than expected for each of the following products, and due to the global supply of parts, delivery delays are occurring. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to our customers and business partners.
We apologize again for making our customers wait so long. We will continue to take measures for stable product supply so that we can deliver products as soon as possible. Thank you kindly look forward for your understanding.

product nameAbout supply
Canon EOS R3
Canon EOS R5C
Canon EOS R7
RF 400mm F2.8L IS USM
RF 800mm F5.6L IS USM
RF 1200mm F8 L IS USM
Multi-accessory shoe shoe cover
Multi-accessory shoe shoe cover
We are planning to ship in order, but it may take longer than usual to deliver.

Canon EOS R7 In Stock At B&H Photo And Adorama

Canon Eos R7 Review

Both B&H Photo and Adorama have the Canon EOS R7 in stock. For how long, no one knows.

At a glance:

  • 32.5MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
  • 4K60 10-Bit Video, HDR-PQ & C-Log 3
  • 30 fps E. Shutter, 15 fps Mech. Shutter
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 1.6m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Sensor-Shift 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • Dual UHS-II Memory Card Slots
  • Multi-Function Shoe, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Canon EOS R7 in stock at B&H Photo and at Adorama.

More Canon EOS R7 information, reviews and more is listed here.

World-wide order links for the Canon EOS R7:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

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