Canon Doesn’t Use Technology That Hasn’t Thoroughly Tested, IBIS is Coming (Interview)

Canon Rumors Canon Full Frame Mirrorless

Russian site Photar.ru interviewed the head of Canon Russia’s department of product and consumer expertise, Artem Lezhnev.

Answering the most common critics (all excerpts are machine translated):

People who criticize Canon are divided into two types. The first does not like the skinton, form factor or some particular points. The second – do not digest the marketing policy of the company. Why, for example, in one of the new Canon cameras – neither in the flagship, nor the middle or entry level, is it not possible to record 4K video without a crop? The company is technologically unable to carry out this task?

– We did not set such a function intentionally. We have a series of Cinema EOS – movie cameras. Canon separates EOS R and Cinema EOS from each other. This series is aimed at shooting professional video. Camera Canon C700 – there certainly is 4K from the whole frame.

We can put 4K from a full frame in the SLR and mirrorless, but we do not want to “cannibalize” our own video segment.

At the end there is some truth in the fact that Canon doesn’t “want to cannibalize” their video segment.

Is there a new Canon camera in the pipeline?

Could it be that the company is already testing a new camera, which will later be announced, for example, before the Olympiad?

“I’m sure Canon is already developing next-generation cameras, because testing usually starts at least a year before the camera enters the market.”

And when does testing end?

– A few months before the camera announcement. We have a very serious program of ambassadors, a very tough selection. Canon has the whole EMEA region – the whole of Europe, the whole of Africa, the Middle East and Russia – only 40 people. These are people with publications, participants of professional exhibitions of various genres, people who have really proved their professionalism, and we are working with them on testing .

What about IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation)?

– We already have three patents on IBIS – on a mobile matrix and stabilisation, but we continue to work on them.Canon never uses technology that has not yet been tested.It took us so much time, because the technology itself requires a very detailed study, because the moving matrix is ​​good, on the one hand.On the other hand, go to any service and ask how many cameras they have there with broken moving dies.The stabilization system is a very fragile thing.

Interesting. And what about lenses after IBIS?

– It is possible that after [having implemented IBIS in cameras], Canon will begin to produce much cheaper glass.Lens stub is quite expensive.

So, let’s hope IBIS will soon come to Canon DSLRs and MILCs, and happy to hear that excellent Canon optics will be less expensive.

[via Photar.ru]

You Can Now De-Click Your Canon RF Lenses (Control Ring Modification)

Canon Eos R

Canon offers a service to de-click RF mount lenses, i.e. lenses for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system. After modifying the control ring it will be possible to switch between normal functionality and de-clicked.

Canon advisory:

What is the Control Ring’s Clicking Sound Modification Service?

Canon’s control ring’s modification service offers RF lenses and Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R owners the opportunity to remove/reapply the control ring’s clicking sound.

Why might this be needed.

The click action of the control ring allows the user to have a sense of how much it is being turned. However, if used during video shooting, the sound of the control ring operation may be recorded.

Pricing

ModelPrice*
RF Lenses$79.99
Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R$59.99

*Tax and freight fee are NOT included 
*All pricing is subject to change

Thank you, 
Customer Support Operations 
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
 
 
Contact Information for Inquiries 
Canon Customer Support Center 
Phone:1-800-OK-CANON (toll free)
1-800-652-2666
For additional support options:usa.canon.com/support

Deal: Tokina AT-X PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens – $329 (reg. $499, today only)

Token At-x

Token AT-X 11-16mm at a glance:

  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Designed for Cameras with APS-C Sensors
  • Internal Focusing AF Motor
  • One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism
  • Two Aspheric Lens Elements
  • Two Super-Low Dispersion Lens Elements
  • Multi-Layer Coating
  • 77mm Filter Thread

Only for today (5/20/19) B&H Photo has the Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 lens (Canon mount) on sale at $329. Compare at $499. Frees shipping.

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Canon Rebel SL3/EOS 250D Review (DPReview TV)

Canon Rebel SL3

Canon Rebel SL3 at a glance:

  • 24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • UHD 4K Video and 4K Time-Lapse Movie
  • 9-Point AF System; Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • ISO 100-25600
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Here are DPReview TV‘s Chris and Jordan’s impressions of Canon’s super-tiny, entry-level DSLR, the Canon Rebel SL3 (or other 3 names), still and video capabilities.

Canon Rebel SL3/EOS 250D/EOS 200D Mark II/Kiss X10:

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Canon Rebel SL3 Sample Pictures & Studio Comparison (DPReview)

Canon Rebel SL3

DPReview posted a set of sample pictures shot with the latest iteration of what is likely the world’s most diminutive DSLR, the Canon Rebel SL3 (or EOS 250D, EOS 200D II, Kiss X10). The Rebel SL3 has also been added to the studio comparison tool.

Canon Rebel SL3/EOS 250D/EOS 200D Mark II/Kiss X10:

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Meet The InstantKon RF70, a Foldable Rangefinder Instant Camera Using Fujifilm Instax Wide film

InstantKon RF70

MiNT Camera announced the InstantKon RF70. The InstantKon RF70 is a new rangefinder, full control instant camera, using Fujifilm Instax Wide film

The InstantKon RF70_auto sells at $779, the InstantKon RF70 at $899. Both are available at MiNT.

Specification:

  • Apertures: f/5.6, f/6.7, f/8, f/11, f/16, f/22
  • Lens: 3-element lens with glass, aspherical lenses, f=93mm
  • Coating: Multi-layer coated
  • Focusing distance: 0.75m (29.5 inches) – ∞ (manual focus)
  • Depth-of-field (@ 0.75m and f/5.6): 4.9cm
  • Largest aperture (35mm equivalent): f/2.4
  • Shutter speed: 1/500 – 1sec (A mode), B mode – maximum 10mins
  • Viewfinder: Real image viewfinder, 0.44x
  • Exposure control:
  • RF70: AUTO, A+1, A-1, 1/500, 1/250, 1/125, 1/60, 1/30, 1/15, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, B, R
  • RF70_auto: AUTO, A+1, A-1, B
  • Flash: Built-in electronic flash with auto-brightness balance
  • Multiple exposures: Yes, unlimited times
  • Battery: 2 AA Alkaline batteries (included)
  • Film: W108mm x H85mm (Image: W99mm x H62mm), ISO800
  • Adapters: Cable release socket, tripod mount socket, neck strap eyelets and 2.5mm audio jack
  • Dimensions: 182 x 122 x 64mm (7.16 x 4.8 x 2.51 inches)
  • Weight: 806 grams (28.4oz) (camera only)
  • Warranty: 5 years

Press release:

The New Generation of MiNT Camera You Can Control

The Motivation

  • Instant cameras don’t have to be toys.
  • Polaroid Corporation, under the leadership of Dr Edwin Land, demonstrated it in the 1970s with high-end instant cameras.
  • High-end instant cameras became a lasting success and gained a cult following even until this day.
  • It became the cornerstone of The Impossible Project, the company that saved Polaroid. Without these high-end instant cameras, we wouldn’t have The Impossible Project, and we wouldn’t have instant film to shoot.
  • 10 years of camera-making experience behind us, MiNT can design a groundbreaking product just like the early vintage polaroids, but more affordable and accessible.
  • We want to challenge the basic assumptions of toy instant cameras. We want to break the limitations of ordinary cameras.
  • Perfect combination of modern tech and timeless design.
  • So that you can push the boundaries of instant photography beyond parties, gifts, and souvenirs.

Introducing InstantKon RF70

Full control in an instant camera

  • InstantKon RF70 is designed to let the photographer take control. With ordinary instant cameras, the camera controls you. With MiNT cameras, you control the camera. RF70 is the only WIDE format camera that offers full manual control – shutter speed, aperture, and focus.
  • With full controls and an enormous film format (Instax WIDE film size: W99mm x H62mm), it doesn’t take a pro to capture the most stunning moments.

Why is full control important?

  • Full control is very important in an instant camera. If you can control it, you will know how the picture turns out before it develops.
  • The ability to preview an instant picture saves you time and a lot of film.
  • Full control is also very important because it lets you get the picture you want, instead of just guessing.
  • The wide variety of aperture and shutter speed setting means you can shoot under a lot of different light conditions, no matter which way the sun is shining.

Control the depth of field

  • Six aperture selections
  • The largest aperture f/5.6 is equivalent to f/2.4 on 35mm, together with the enormous film size, gives you incredible depth-of-field.
  • RF70 gives you the shallowest depth of field in any instant camera (except special mods). Phenomenal bokeh: Only 4.9cm at f/5.6 and 75cm.
  • Real mechanical rangefinder, bright and easy to use.

Control the exact amount of light you need

  • 14 shutter speeds, including manual speeds and long exposures
  • Wide range of shutter speeds, combined with aperture control and built-in flash, you will be able to push the boundaries of instant photography beyond parties, gifts, and souvenirs.
  • Auto or manual are both present in the camera. It’s up to you to choose.

All you need in one foldable body

  • Built-in flash for nighttime or fill flash
  • 2.5mm audio jack for triggering external studio flash
  • A film eject lever lets you do unlimited multiple exposures
  • Light meter for detecting ambient light
  • LCD display for ND recommendations
  • B mode for up to 10 minutes ultra long exposure
  • Double-click the shutter button for T mode
  • Compatible with standard cable releases
  • Tripod socket for standard tripods
  • Multi-layer coated lenses
  • Incredible 5-year warranty
  • Unlimited Free Films program on Instagram

InstantKon RF70_auto

  • RF70_auto is the simple version of RF70.
  • It has all the advantages of RF70, just one less degree of freedom. You can still control aperture and focus.
  • Same lens.
  • It’s got all the basic controls you need to capture stunning moments.

Extras

  • Lens Set – Neutral Density Filter (ND2, ND4, ND8). It can reduce extra light entering the camera to avoid over-exposure in bright sunlight conditions. The camera has an indicator telling you which ND filter to use.
  • Lens Hood – To reduce unwanted glare.