Rumor Site Now Questioning Their Own Long Running Rumor (high res EOS R)

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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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Canon Announces Firmware Updates for Cinema EOS, Camcorder and PTZ Cameras

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I am not really getting this trend to announce the future release of firmware. Just release it and tell it has been released.

However, Canon posted a press release to let humanity know they will release firmware updates. See below for details. The interesting bit here: Canon is introducing a new app to work with a compatible iPhone device, that controls up to four cameras from a single device. The EOS C500 Mark II, EOS C300 Mark III, EOS C70, and XF605 cameras will be compatible with the Canon Multi-Camera Control App, which provides the ability to control multiple cameras from a compatible iPhone device via Wi-Fi connectivity. The free app allows for control over recording start and stop, focus, zoom and iris, ND Filters, ISO, Shutter, White Balance, and Custom Picture control while viewing the image.

Canon press release:

Expanding Possibilities: Canon Announces Firmware Updates for Cinema EOS, Camcorder and PTZ Cameras, Granting Canon Customers Broader Options and More Control

MELVILLE, N.Y, November 2, 2023 – Canon, a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today a variety of firmware updates for key models in its Cinema EOS line of cameras, including the EOS C500 Mark II, EOS C300 Mark III, EOS C70, EOS R5 C, the XF605 camcorder, as well as select PTZ cameras, expanding the creative and technical choices available for Canon customers. Additionally, Canon announced the new Canon Multi-Camera Control App (the “app”)1. All firmware updates and the app will be available to customers for free download in early December 2023*.

Enhancing Value of Cinema EOS Cameras

Highlights for each of the Canon Cinema EOS products:

EOS C500 Mark II/ EOS C300 Mark III

  • Adds a Digital Tele-converter.
  • Supports camera control from the new RC-IP1000 Remote Camera Controller.
  • Adds flexibility with file naming conventions on proxy files, which enhances compatibility with non-linear editing software systems.
  • Enhancements to the vector scope will now enable display of the vector color and color-space on screen.
  • Adds compatibility with the CN-E31.5-95mm Flex Zoom Lens.

EOS C70

  • Adds a Digital Tele-converter.
  • Supports camera control from the new RC-IP1000 Remote Camera Controller.
  • Adds flexibility with file naming conventions on proxy files, which enhances compatibility with non-linear editing software systems.
  • Adds compatibility with the RF24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z lens with Power Zoom Adapter and the RF Prime series of cinema lenses.
  • Adds compatibility with Canon’s Super 35mm Flex Zoom lenses.

EOS R5 C

  • Adds flexibility with file naming conventions on proxy files, which enhances compatibility with non-linear editing software systems.
  • Enhancements to the vector scope will now enable display of the vector color and color-space on screen.
  • Adds frame display function while recording.
  • Adds compatibility with the RF24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z lens with Power Zoom Adapter and the RF Prime Cinema Lenses.
  • Adds compatibility with Canon’s Super 35mm Flex Zoom lenses.
  • Adds improvements to the camera’s photo mode.

Pro Video Product Update

The latest firmware upgrade for our flagship professional camcorder:

XF605

  • Adds support for SRT protocol.
  • Adds file recording in XF-AVC Full HD 25 megabits per second format.
  • Proxy file recording in MP4 16 megabits per second when in XF-AVC Full HD 25 format.
  • Adds chunk recording and continuous playback of multiple clips.
  • Adds flexibility with file naming conventions on proxy files, which enhances compatibility with non-linear editing software systems.
  • Supports camera control from the new RC-IP1000 Remote Camera Controller.

Enhanced PTZ Functionalities

Canon is continuously enhancing its existing line of PTZ cameras and producing new models to help ensure that Canon PTZ users are at the top of their game. The new firmware for the CR-N700, CR-N500, CR-N300, and CR-X300 contains several new features.

These new features include:

  • Preset and Trace thumbnails have been added to help make the cameras more intuitive to control by adding visual thumbnails for both presets and for recorded trace movements in the camera’s user interface and in the latest version of the Remote Camera Control Application.
  • Option for Still image display between presets helps to enhance a user’s viewing experience by eliminating any distracting video while the camera is moving from one preset to another.
  • SRT adaptive bitrate enables stable video distribution in accordance with the network environment and available bandwidth.
  • Multiple Free-D protocol destinations which can behelpful for shooting in virtual production environments with multiple image processors.
  • Partial restore option allows for partial settings restoration so that items such as baseline video settings can be restored from a backup, while infrastructure items such as networking configuration and administrator credentials can be retained.

In addition, the Remote Camera Control Application (RCCA) for Windows and Mac will have new functionalities including the preset thumbnail display, trace thumbnail display still image between presets, and will add support for the CR-N100 PTZ camera.

Additionally, the firmware update for Canon’s RC-IP100 remote camera controller will allow users to control settings for the Add-On Applications via the hardware controller; introduce a new On-Off setting to aid in efficiency; a new reversible Tele-Wide direction setting of the Zoom lever; and an additional mode that only allows pan, tilt, zoom, focus, preset, and trace control, so users may not accidentally make image settings changes when using the controller.

Canon Multi-Camera Control App

Lastly, Canon is introducing a new app to work with a compatible iPhone device, that controls up to four cameras from a single device. The EOS C500 Mark II, EOS C300 Mark III, EOS C70, and XF605 cameras will be compatible with the Canon Multi-Camera Control App, which provides the ability to control multiple cameras from a compatible iPhone device via Wi-Fi connectivity. The free app allows for control over recording start and stop, focus, zoom and iris, ND Filters, ISO, Shutter, White Balance, and Custom Picture control while viewing the image.

To download the firmware updates once available, or for more information regarding the firmware updates, the app and all of Canon’s professional video products and solutions, please visit usa.canon.com.

Canon Announced Three New RF Lenses, Pre-orders Are Live

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And here they are. Rumored since a while, now announced.


World-wide preorder:

RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM:

  • APS-C | f/4.5-6.3 to f/32
  • 16-29mm (Full-Frame Equivalent)
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • 7-Blade Diaphragm
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • One Aspherical Element, Two UD Elements

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RF 24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z:

  • Full-Frame | f/2.8 to f/22
  • Two Nano USM Motors
  • 11-Blade Diaphragm
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • 3 Aspherical Elements, 4 UD Elements
  • SSC, ASC & Fluorine Coating

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RF200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM:

  • Full-Frame | f/6.3-9 to f/54
  • Nano USM Motor
  • Focus/Control Ring & Two L-Fn Buttons
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • 3 UD Elements
  • Super Spectra Coating

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Canon press release:

Canon Introduces Three New Lenses, Enhancing Still Photography and Video Production for Any Skill Level

MELVILLE, NY, November 2, 2023 – Photographers aiming to get a powerful, ultra-wide angle shot, or looking for a superb zoom range, can improve their images with three new lenses announced today by Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.  The RF-S10-18mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM, the RF24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z, and the RF200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM lenses can benefit a wide range of users — from beginners all the way to working professionals.

The RF-S10-18mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens offers users of APS-C sensor size EOS R-series cameras an ultra wide-angle zoom, helping create strong still images and video.  It is an ideal lens for vloggers, travelers, and general shooters.  Beginners in video and still photography can make good use of this lens, as well as the more advanced pros.  Key features include:

  • 10–18mm ultra-wide zoom (equivalent to 16-29mm on full-frame camera).
  • Image Stabilization, for even greater hand-held sharpness and video steadiness.
  • Compact and lightweight design, making it an excellent choice for travel.
  • A new optical design, optimized for RF lens mount and APS-C sensor size.
  • An affordable price tag for those just stepping into ultra-wide video and still imaging.

Still and video professionals who want a single lens that can handle most tasks with low-light capabilities will find what they’re looking for with the RF24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z.  This is the world’s first 24-105mm focal length lens combined with consistent f/2.8 maximum aperture,1 offering true portrait-length telephoto coverage resulting in sharp images.  High-end photographers, photojournalists, and video content creators can utilize this lens’ other features that include:

  • Constant overall length when zooming.
  • Manual aperture ring for video use.
  • Optimized optics for high-level video.
  • Image stabilization.

A new Power Zoom Adapter will also be available for the RF24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z lens, an optional accessory for super-smooth zooming during video operation.  This detachable device allows for more natural movement when zooming in and out, and easier control for solo camera operators. A standard version of the Power Zoom Adapter will be available, as well as a 20-pin port version to support zoom and focus demands.  The firmware updates that will be available in early December for the EOS C70 and EOS R5 C cameras will add support for the RF24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z lens.  For more information on the new firmware updates, please visit here .

Last, but not least — nature, wildlife, and outdoor sports shooters will find the RF200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM super telephoto zoom lens a great tool to take crystal-clear images of action at a distance.  This lens is lightweight and easy to hold in your hand, allowing most users to carry it to help capture a range of subjects, whether it’s a still image of a landscape, or video of a moving target.  Unique features of the RF200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM lens also include:

  • Up to 800mm focal length.
  • Up to 5.5 stops image stabilization.
  • Compatible with optional Canon RF 1.4x and 2x tele extenders.
  • Weather-resistant design.
  • Rotating tripod mount.

​​​Price & Availability

​​​​​​​The RF-S10-18mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM, the RF24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z, and the RF200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM lenses are expected to be available in December for estimated retail prices of $329.99, $2,999.00, and $1,899.00, respectively2.  The two versions of the Power Zoom Adapter for the RF24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z will be available Spring 2024 for an estimated retail price of $999.99, and $1,299.002 for the version with the 20-pin port.  For more information, please visit usa.canon.com.

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

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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)

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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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