Save Up To $700 On Select Canon Gear At B&H Photo (R5 C, R6, R7, RF 85mm f/1.2L)

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  • Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 L USM Lens – $2,599 (save $200)

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Are These The Nikon Z 6 Mark III Specifications?

Nikon Z 6 Mark Iii Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Nikon Rumors

The same user that posted a much reposted set of alleged Canon EOS R1 specifications, posted a set of alleged Nikon Z 6 Mark III specifications.

Coming from Weibo, here are the suggested Nikon Z 6 Mark III specifications. They are machine translated and partly manually corrected. The [?] means I have no idea what it means. Suggestions welcome.

  • Accelerated FX picture 24.5 Megapixels BSI CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 7 processor
  • Same form factor as the Z 8
  • Easy-to-use multi-angle LCD screen, bright EVF
  • Optimized ergonomics
  • 7 stops IBIS, better than Z f optimised video stabilisation
  • Pixel displacement high resolution photography [?]
  • Double data flow AF system, updated focus algorithms and methods, better AF than Z f and Z 8
  • FX picture with the highest 40fps electronic shutter consecutive shot with 120fps DX picture electronic shutter
  • 6K/60p & 4K/120p 12Bit N-RAW recording
  • 4K H.265 10Bit MOV video, which can be a FX picture of 6K after sampling 4K, or a DX picture with a maximum of 120p.
  • 4K ProRes 422 HQ 10 MOV video, up to 4K/60p
  • Fine quick door corner options, project frame rate and shooting frame rate split [?]
  • Two card slots supporting CFexpress B, SD UHS-II
  • Support WiFi 2.4/5 GHz, Bluetooth LE connection

Canon Patent: 50mm f/4 IS Macro And 90mm f/4 IS Macro

Canon Patent

Canon patent application 2024010559 (Japan, published 01/24/2024) discusses optical formulas for two macro lenses for the RF mount:

  • 50mm f/4 IS Macro
  • 90mm f/4 IS Macro

From the patent literature:

  • An object of the present invention is to provide a compact and high-performance optical system in a macro lens, in which a focus lens group is made lighter and smaller, achieving higher focus stop precision and faster focusing speed.
  • BACKGROUND ART
    A macro lens is known as a lens capable of close-up photography. In recent years, there has been a demand for a macro lens that has high optical performance with little aberration variation in the entire focus region.
  • Patent Documents 1 and 2 disclose macro lenses that correct aberration fluctuations during focusing by moving a large focus lens group during focusing.
  • However, in the macro lenses described in Patent Documents 1 and 2, the actuator becomes large in order to move a large focus lens group, and the focus lens group becomes large, resulting in a decrease in focus stop accuracy and focus speed. There was a problem.
  • The present invention provides a compact and high-performance optical system in a macro lens by reducing the weight and size of the focus lens group, achieving high focus stop precision and high speed focusing speed.

Example 1

  • Focal length: 111.29
  • F value: 4.12
  • Half angle of view: 11.00
  • Image height: 21.64
  • Total length: 125.00
  • Back focus: 34.03
  • Magnification: 1.0

Example 2

  • Focal length: 90.00
  • F value: 4.12
  • Half angle of view: 13.52
  • Image height: 21.64
  • Total length: 120.00
  • Back focus: 21.58
  • Magnification: 1.0

Example 3

  • Focal length: 110.00
  • F value: 4.12
  • Half angle of view: 11.13
  • Image height: 21.64
  • Total length: 119.99
  • Back focus: 43.07
  • Magnification: 0.5

Example 4

  • Focal length: 52.00
  • F value: 4.12
  • Half angle of view: 22.59
  • Image height: 21.64
  • Total length: 115.00
  • Back focus: 24.18
  • Magnification: 1.0

Topaz Labs Released Gigapixel 7 (upscale & enhance photos with AI)

Gigapixel 7

Topaz Labs released Gigapixel 7. You can upscale and enhance photos with Gigapixel 7.

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  • Updated AI engine which should allow better compatibility and faster processing
  • Added Standard and High Fidelity v2 models
  • Refreshed the UI with new design and controls
  • Updated preferences with new options
  • Added panning and pinch to zoom gestures in preview
  • Added updated RAW preview handling (should be closer to Photo AI)
  • Added ability to capture before/after in split and side by side views
  • Added ability to move the file list up and down via dragging
  • Changed logic for selections
  • Changed controls to show mixed states if multiple images with different values are selected

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Canon Patent: 10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 and 10-20mm f/4 (with internal zoom)

Canon Patent

Canon patent application 2024007656 (Japan, published 19/01/2024) discusses optical formulas for two wide angle zoom lenses.

  • 10-18mm f4.5-6.3
  • 10-20mm f/4 with internal zoom mechanism

From the patent literature:

  • An object of the present invention is to provide a zoom lens that has high optical performance, is compact, and has a wide angle of view.
  • BACKGROUND ART
    Wide-angle lenses are widely used for landscape photography, astronomical photography, and the like. Wide-angle lenses are required to have high optical performance and realize a wide angle of view while being compact.
  • Generally, in a negative read optical system, the constituent lens groups are arranged asymmetrically, making it difficult to correct various aberrations such as astigmatism. In particular, when widening the angle of view or downsizing the lens, the refractive power of the lens group closest to the object, which has a negative refractive power, becomes stronger, so that many of the above-mentioned aberrations occur.
  • For this reason, in order to achieve a wide angle of view and miniaturization in a negative lead type optical system, and to properly correct various aberrations such as curvature of field and obtain high optical performance, the refractive power of each lens group must be adjusted. It is important to set these appropriately.
  • In Patent Document 1, various aberrations such as astigmatism and field curvature are corrected by weakening the refractive power of each lens group, but this increases the size of the optical system, which is undesirable.
  • Accordingly, an object of the present invention is to provide a zoom lens that has high optical performance, is small in size, and has a wide angle of view.

Example 1

  • Focal length: 10.30-17.50
  • F value: 4.63-6.13
  • Half angle of view: 53.0-38.0
  • Image height: 11.28-12.95
  • Total length: 74.63-73.78
  • Back focus: 10.97

Example 2

  • Focal length: 15.00-29.10
  • F value: 4.63-6.42
  • Half angle of view: 55.-36.3
  • Image height: 17.85-21.46
  • Total length: 122.37-109.82
  • Back focus: 13.33

Example 3

  • Focal length: 10.30-21.35
  • F value: 4.63-6.33
  • Half angle of view: 53.0-32.5
  • Image height: 11.38-13.66
  • Total length: 84.74-75.36
  • Back focus: 10.97-14.95

Example 4

  • Focal length: 10.30-19.40
  • F value: 4.12
  • Half angle of view: 52.9-35.2
  • Image height: 11.38-13.52
  • Total length: 75.89-75.89
  • Back focus: 10.97

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Are These The Canon EOS R1 Specifications?

Nab 2023 Canon Eos R5 Mark Ii Canon Eos R8 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

A user on Weibo posted a set of alleged Canon EOS R1 specifications. Are they real? They might be.

Alleged Canon EOS R1 specifications (machine translated and partially manually corrected)

  • AI driven autofocus, enhanced iand high-speed identification of objects
  • Trajectory prediction of moving objects, intelligent item lock and focus tracking
  • 30MP stack-style dual gain imaging sensor
  • Faste electronic shutter, faster than any mechanical shutter
  • 1/1250s flash synchronization time
  • <0.8ms microsecond reading time
  • 1:3 lossy compression CRAW (compared to non-destructive compression)
  • Unlimited 40fps (1:2 CRAW) / 60fps (1:3 CRAW) continuous shooting, maximum 120fps full-function continuous shooting
  • 240fps burst mode and 1s preview
  • Enhanced dynamic range (better than EOS R3 and EOS R5)
  • Support 16Bit DGO-RAW shooting
  • In-camera stack RAW
  • 6.7K/60p & 4.2K/120p(APS-C)
  • 12bit Cinema RAW Light recording
  • Full frame/APS-C DCI/UHD 4K/120p C-log2 & C-log3 video recording

As always, take it with a grain of salt. All Canon rumors are listed here.