Canon EOS RP Starts Shipping On Wednesday February 27, 2019

Canon Eos Rp

At a glance:

  • 26.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K and Full HD 1080 Video
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 4779 AF Points
  • ISO 100-40000, Up to 5 fps Shooting
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity

The Canon EOS RP will start shipping in two days, i.e. on Wednesday February 27, 2019.

If you order your Canon EOS RP before March 31st, 2019 you’ll get the Canon EG-E1 extension grip and the Canon RF to EF adapter for free (around $200 value).

Pre-order the Canon EOS RP in USA:

Pre-order the Canon EOS RP in UK: Park Cameras

Pre-order the Canon EOS RP in Germany: Amazon DE | Canon Germany

World-wide pre-order links:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Samyang XP 10mm f/3.5 Announced, World’s Widest and Distortion Free

Samyang Xp 10mm

Samyang officially announced the XP 10mm f/3.5. According to Samyang (aka Rokinon) the XP 10mm f/3.5 is the world’s widest prime lens, and it’s distortion free. The Samyang XP 10mm f/3.5 will sell for €1,099 (expect similar price in US$) and starts shipping in Spring.

Press release:

Samyang Optics Launches the ‘WORLD’S WIDEST PRIME LENS-‘DISTORTION-FREE’- XP 10mm F3.5

February 25th, 2019, Seoul, South Korea – Global optics brand, Samyang Optics (http://www.samyanglensglobal.com) is pleased to unveil the ‘WORLD’S WIDEST PRIME LENS- DISTORTION-FREE’ (except fish-eye lens) – XP 10mm F3.5 fCanon full-frame DSLR cameras (XP 10mm F3.5 fNikon F will be launched within a few months as well.). 

XP 10mm F3.5 lens from Samyang encapsulates the brand’s universally respected optical technology, especially in the wide angle lens category. XP 10mm F3.5 provides ultimate ultra-wide-angle coverage up to 130° angle of view with crystal image quality.

A Single lens captures it all – Distortion Free 

As the demof premium lenses fhigh-end cameras increases, XP 10mm F3.5 elevates the quality of images provides a burst of creativity fthe users with its high resolution of more than 50 megapixels distortion free that you can create an outstanding landscape architecture shots. 
This lens features a total of 18 lenses in 11 groups. 7 special optic lenses fmaximizing the image quality from corner to centre in vivid colours. The use of 3 aspherical lenses, 1 high-refractive lens, 3 extra-low dispersion lenses fminimizing distortion extremely various aberrations. Flare ghost effects are also well-controlled by ultra-multi-coating technology from Samyang.Now you can capture a wide landscape with 130° angle of view architecture indoas well in high resolution with distortion-free.
The XP 10mm F3.5 is expected to be the perfect lens fa broader range of photographer cinematographer who wishes to create professional photos videos in exceptional high resolution solid body quality made with metal.

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All Oscars 2019 Nominated Documentaries Were Shot Using Canon Cameras

Oscars 2019

All Oscars 2019 nominated feature documentaries were shot with Canon gear.

So what might the reason Canon gear edges out the competition in the documentary category? And why are there no Sonys?

[via Cinema5D]

Shoten Announces Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 III For EOS R and 7Artisans 60mm f/2.8 Macro For EOS M

Speedmaster F/0.95

Shoten announced two new lenses, the Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95, for Canon RF, Sony E and Nikon Z mounts, and the 7Artisans 60mm f/2.8 Macro for Canon EF-M, Sony E, Fujifilm X and Micro Four Thirds mounts. Machine translated press releases are below.

Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95

Scheduled to be released in April 2019
Manufacturer’s preferred price ¥ 98,000 (excluding tax)

SPEEDMASTER 50 mm F/0.95 III is an ultra large diameter standard lens designed as a mirrorless camera for full size image sensor.
While achieving the phenomenal brightness of aperture opening F value of 0.95, it is also equipped with portability, design has been designed considering balance with the mirrorless machine.
Utilizing the features of the ultra-large aperture lens, it is possible to take handheld photographs in places where there is little light intensity, or to take advantage of beautifully large blur taste.

Improvements from SPEEDMASTER 50 mm F 0.95 M 67 (version 2)
  • Improve image quality by reviewing optical performance.
  • It corresponds to the latest Nikon Z mount · Canon RF mount.

Seven designers 7 Artisans 60 mm F 2.8 Macro (Sony E / Canon EF – M / Fuji Film X / Micro Four Thirds)

Scheduled to be released in May 2019
Manufacturer’s preferred price ¥ 25,000 (excluding tax)

7Artisans 60mm F2.8 Macro is a “60mm macro lens” designed for “APS – C size” mirrorless camera that can shoot from closeup to infinity.
It can be captured without disturbing from remote places such as insects and small animals, so it is suitable for shooting subjects that are difficult to close close-up.
The focus part is sharp, blurred is beautiful, and the whole is depicted richly in gradation.
Ultra close-up shooting up to 5 times magnification is possible by installing an optional extension tube.

[via Mirrorless Rumors]

Industry News: Ricoh GR III Premium APS-C Compact Camera Announced

Ricoh GR III

Ricoh GR III at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • GR Engine 6
  • 28mm f/2.8 Lens (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3-Axis Shake Reduction System
  • 3.0″ 1.037m-Dot Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080/60p Video Recording
  • Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi
  • Hybrid AF System, Macro Mode
  • 35mm and 50mm Focal Length Crop Modes
  • USB Type-C Port, 1x SD Card Slot

It took them a lot of time but eventually Ricoh announced the replacement for their much beloved Ricoh GR II compact camera with APS-C sensor and fixed lens. Guess Leica should have a close look at the design of the Ricoh before touting their overpriced toys for “letting you go unnoticed on the streets“. If I want to be unnoticed on the streets I’d go for Ricoh GR III and not for a ridiculously priced Leica camera.

The Ricoh GR III can be pre-ordered for $899.95 at B&H Photo and Adorama

Press release:

Ricoh launches RICOH GR III high-end, compact digital camera

Newest model in the popular RICOH GR series delivers exceptional image quality in a smaller, lightweight body, making it ideal for street photography

WEST CALDWELL, NJ, February 21, 2019 – Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation today announced the launch of the highly anticipated RICOH GR III camera. The new camera is the latest model in the RICOH GR series, a lineup of high-end digital cameras providing exceptional image quality in a compact, lightweight body ideal for street photography, travel and capturing candid images.

The RICOH GR III features a newly designed lens, image sensor and imaging engine that further upgrade image quality, enhance functionality and improve usability. The 18.3mm F2.8 lens delivers exceptional imaging performance with a slim design, consisting of six optical elements in four groups, while retaining the 28mm angle of view. It produces the clearest, sharpest images in GR-series history while reducing distortion and chromatic aberration. It also comes equipped with a macro shooting capability with a minimum focusing distance of six centimeters.

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