Canon Researching A Retro Designed Camera Was Just BS (maybe)

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As most of us thought, the rumor that Canon was actively conducting market research to see how customers would react to a retro camera, was, well, barely more than crap.

asobinet.com got intel from a source stating that it was nothing more than “communication with fans”. The original message (see image on top) on Weibo seems to have been:

If you could recreate any old camera, which one would you like to recreate? We look forward to your participation. A limited gift bag will be given away through a lottery.

Market research or just “communication with fans”? But there is a “but”. At the end of asobinet’s post there is this:

After the rumors started circulating, it seems that the company has started discussing the possibility. I don’t know, maybe that’s a good thing. “Everything depends on official information,” a friend said after the meeting.

So, how to interpret this? After someone made the rumor circulating, Canon decided to give it a try?

Share your thoughts if you fancy.

Canon Set To Announce Three Lenses On November 2nd, 2023?

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I like the timing with which some rumors are spread to the world. First we had the suggestion that Canon might release a new inexpensive telephoto lens next week. Now there is more. Read on.

A new rumor has it, that Canon might announce three new RF lenses on November, 2, 2024. Says the source of the rumor about the three lenses:

  • Canon RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS (Still no word on whether it’s USM or STM)
  • Canon RF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM
  • The third lens is one of three that we have been told are coming “soon”, but we haven’t confirmed which one will come on November 2.

So maybe three lenses , maybe not. If the rumor is true, expect to see leaked images very soon.

Spend your time with actual photography, and less with rumors ;-)

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS Announcement On 11/2/2023?

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It seems Canon is set to announce a new inexpensive telephoto lens, the Canon RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS.

This is going to be a non-L lens, i.e. a consumer lens. Despite that, it is rumored that the lens will come with white painting, usually reserved for Canon’s top tier telephoto lenses. And there is more: the lens is rumored to feature DO elements (diffractive optics). Given that we are talking about a non-L lens, that seems to be a bit of a stretch. Pricing of the RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS is rumored to be above $2000, although not by much.

There have been a few patent applications that might refer to this lens.

Stay tuned.

[via asobinet.com]

Canon EOS R1 Undergoing Final Tests And Ready To Be Announced?

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And here is the latest Canon EOS R1 rumor, one of the longest running rumors. A rumor that started the day after the first EOS R was announced. Will it eventually become real?

Latest has it that Canon has put the Canon EOS R1 into the hands of selected photographers for test purposes. Says the source of the rumor:

[…] expect “some kind” of announcement in Q1 of 2024. If you recall, Canon first gave a development announcement for the EOS R3 and put it in the hands of professional photographers for the Tokyo Olympics before an official announcement.

[…] prototypes of the EOS R1 are in the hands of the usual professional photographers as Canon readies the launch of the flagship.

[…] we have been told that Canon has “impressively” improved iris tracking AF point selection.

[…] Quad Pixel AF is not ready and will not be featured in the Canon EOS R1 image sensor.

Not much, to be honest. Not sure if the announcement in Q1 2024 is to be taken seriously. Until the usual few Japanese sites report about, it is better to take it with a grain of salt.

Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon EOS R5 Mark II Coming February 2024?

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Again, a Canon EOS R5 Mark II rumor. Again, the alleged release date has changed.

Latest rumor has it that Canon might announce the Canon EOS R5 Mark II in February 2024. Says the source of the rumor:

Specific dealers have been told that February will bring a major camera announcement in February [sic], which is the same month as the CP+ show in Japan.

Dealer NDA’s have not been signed for the announcement, as it is still too early, but Canon is gearing up for a major high-end push in 2024 and they are getting dealers prepared.

This is also the time of year when dealers have finalised their holiday buys, especially ahead of Black Friday in November and Christmas season in December. So there are no more camera announcements coming in 2023.

So, there will be camera announcements in February, as every year before CP+, no NDAs have been signed, and Canon is gearing up for “a major high-end push in 2024”. Not sure where the rumor is. Sound more like wishful thinking to me.

All Canon EOS R5 Mark II rumors are listed here. Stay tuned.

[via TCI]