Is Meike Set To Announce The First Third Party RF Mount Lens With Official AF Support?

Meike

It seems that Chinese manufacturer Meike is going to release the first RF mount lens with Canon-licensed AF implementation, the Meike AF 85mm F1.4.

The is said to get released to the public in August 2023, after the 30th Beijing International Radio, Film and Television Exhibition (BIRTV) on August 23-26, 2023. These are the specifications:

  • Multi-standard, Nikon Z, Sony E
  • 13 elements in 8 groups
  • 77mm filter diameter
  • 12 aperture blades
  • Shortest shooting distance: 0.98m
  • AF/MF selector switch
  • Fn button
  • Weight: 800g
  • E/Z/RF/L mount
  • L-mount AF lens from China
  • in the hands of some photographers
  • Scheduled to be released in August

In a recent interview, Canon execs indeed said they will open the RF mount to third party manufacturers.

[via asobinet]

This Is Nikon’s Retro-looking FF Mirrorless Camera, The Nikon Zf

Nikon Zfc

Nikon is set to release a retro-looking full-frame mirrorless camera. Here are some leaked images.

The upcoming Nikon Zf looks rather similar to the Nikon Zfc. Some specifications leaked too:

  • August-September Announcements
  • Ship by end of 2023 for Q4 revenue
  • Color: Black
  • 24.4 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor
  • 700g
  • Size: 144×101mm
  • In-body image stabilization
    Shutter speed: ~1/8000 seconds
    Shutter method: Manual/Electronic shutter/
    Auto
  • Continuous shooting speed: ~30fps (JPEG/HEIF)
  • 4K 60p
  • USB-C PD compatible
  • ISO 100-64000
  • EN-EL15 battery
  • Z logo moved left
  • Dual memory card slots
    SD + Micro SD
  • Pixel shift shooting
  • Improved AF compared to Z5/Z6II
  • August-September announcement, launch by the end of 2023
  • Body only price: $1,999
  • One of the kit lenses is the Z 40mm F2 (SE)
  • Design/layout is very similar to Z fc
  • Equipped with a small LCD screen for aperture display on the top
  • Has a small grip/bump like Df
  • Better build quality compared to Nikon Zfc
  • vari-angle monitor
  • Codename N2137
[via asobinet]

More Cameras With Stacked Sensor Coming From Canon?

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

Latest rumor has it that Canon might be set to release more cameras featuring a stacked sensor.

Stacked sensor was first introduced with the Canon EOS R3. The source of the rumor claims that Canon will release three new cameras with a stacked sensor. One might be the fabled EOS R1, another one might be the EOS R5 Mark II. Don’t get too excited, though.

The rumor doesn’t come with any consolidating argument nor with a timeline or release date. It’s all very speculative and we recommend you take it with a grain of salt. if ever, these sensors will be seen in 2024.

Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon Might Announce The RF 200-500mm f/4L IS In Q4 2023, And For $15,999, Rumor

RF 200-500mm

Canon might be set to release the long rumored (!) RF 200-500mm f/4L IS lens sometimes during Q4 2023, i.e. soon.

The RF 200-500mm f/4L IS will come with hefty price tag, though. The rumored price is $15.999 – not everyone’s budget. Says the source of the rumor:

[RF 200-500mm f/4L IS] the will be the RF replacement for the highly-regarded EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM 1.4x. There will not be a built-in teleconverter in the RF version, which will help reduce weight, size and complexity, sadly its omission won’t reduce the price.

Do not waste time on rumors, use your time to go out and take pictures.

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon Might Announce A New f/2 Zoom Lens For The RF Mount (in 2024)

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

Canon might have a new f/2 lens on their release radar. That’s what a new rumor suggests.

Says the source of the rumor:

We have been told that Canon is planning a second RF mount f/2 zoom to “compliment” the remarkable RF 28-70mm f/2L USM, which is one of the best zoom lenses ever made.

The source didn’t know the focal length of the rumored lens, but did say to expect it some time in the first half of 2024.

Not much to rant about. Rumors that suggests release dates so far away in most cases are educated speculation, or wishful thinking. Nice for the rumor and fun community but to be taken with truckloads of salt.

Forget silly rumors, go out and take pictures.

Source: Canon Rumors