Canon Might Have A Crazy EOS R Lens Up Their Sleeve, An RF 50-82mm f/1.1

Eos R

Canon patent application US20190243111 discusses various optical formulas for the EOS R full frame mirrorless camera lenses.

Among them is a 50-82mm f/1.1 lens. Will this lens ever come to the Canon EOS R system? Hard to say. At least there is an existing patent. Then time will tell.

  • Focal length 51.50 64.17 82.52
  • F-number 1.13 1.13 1.13
  • Half angle of view 22.79 18.63 14.69 (degrees)
  • Total lens length 220.20 225.05 224.20 
  • BF 6.51 6.53 8.64

More Canon patent applications are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production are these:

Source: Canon News

Deal: Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release – $29.95 (reg. $59.95, today only)

Vello FreeWave Plus

Vello FreeWave Plus at a glance:

  • Frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • Range: 320′
  • Channels: 16
  • Built-In Antenna

Today only (8/8/2019) B&H Photo has the Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release on sale at $29.95. Free shipping.

Noteworthy Kickstarter projects:

  1. SliderMini portable camera slider
  2. Universal camera strap with lifetime warranty
  3. DUO Daypack, quick access camera bag with lifetime warranty
  4. Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 lens for $199
  5. Peak Design super light travel tripod

Selected deals:

Canon EOS 90D and EOS M6 Mark II Announcement To Happen Very Soon

Canon EOS M6

Now we know it for sure, thanks to always reliable Nokishita.

Canon will announce the gear listed below at the end of August, most likely on August 28.

  • Canon EOS 90D
    • Body only kit
    • Kit with 18-55mm
    • Kit with 18-135mm
  • Canon EOS M6 Mark II
    • Black and silver color option
    • Body only kit
    • Kit with 15-45mm
    • Kit with 18-150mm
    • Kit with EVF
  • Canon RF24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM
  • Canon RF15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM
  • Lens hood EW-88E
  • Lens hood EW-88F

An alleged specification list for the Canon EOS 90D already leaked, though we recommend to take it with a grain of salt for the time being. Same for the Canon EOS M6 Mark II.

Stay tuned, more to come very soon.

Future Canon Cameras Might Have An Even Better Sensor Dust Removal Feature

Sensor Dust

Canon patent application EP3522515A1 discusses method and technology for an image sensor dust removal system. Canon already has one of the best dust removal systems in the industry, so it can only get better.

Excerpts from the patent literature:

An imaging device such as a digital camera for picking up and recording an image by converting an image signal into an electric signal receives an imaging light flux by means of the image pick up device, which may typically be a CCD (charge coupled device) or a CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) it comprises. Then, the photoelectric conversion signal output from the image pickup device is converted into image data, which image data is then recorded in a recording medium such as a memory card. In such an imaging device, a cover glass, an optical low pass filter, an infrared absorption filter and other parts are arranged in front (on the subject side) of the image pickup device to form an image pickup unit there.

In an imaging device of the above-described type, when foreign objects such as dusts adhere to any of the surfaces of the cover glass and the filters of the image pickup unit, those foreign objects block the incident light flux and are picked up as black spots in the recorded image. Particularly, in the case of a digital single-lens reflex camera, the dusts that are produced when the shutter, the quick return mirror and/or some other part arranged near the image pickup unit is mechanically driven to operate can adhere, if partly, to any of the surfaces of the cover glass and the filters. Additionally, when the lens is being replaced, foreign objects such as dusts can get into the inside of the camera main body by way of the opening of the lens mount and adhere to any of the surfaces of the cover glass and the filters. However, when each of the cover glass and the filters is equipped with a piezoelectric element and the piezoelectric element is made to operate as a vibrating plate that give rise to elastic vibrations (to be referred to as flexural vibrations hereinafter) in the thickness direction, it can be made to operate as a dust removal device for removing the dusts adhering to the surfaces thereof.

[…] in an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a vibration device comprising a vibrating member having at least n (n≥2) piezoelectric elements arranged on a vibrating plate, each of the piezoelectric elements being formed by using a lead-free piezoelectric material and electrodes, wherein, if the temperature that maximizes the piezoelectric constant of the piezoelectric material of each of the n piezoelectric elements is expressed as Tm (m being a natural number from 1 to n), at least two of T1 through Tn differ from each other.

More Canon patent applications are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production are these:

Skylum Luminar 3 Flash Sale Gives You Up To $88 Discount, And Won’t Last Long

Luminar 3

Until August 9, 2019, Skylum is offering flash sale discounts on Luminar 3 bundles.

  • Luminar 3 on sale at $49 ($20 discount)
  • Signature Edition: Luminar 3 and Signature Looks on sale at $59 ($59 discount)
  • Creative Pro Edition: Luminar 3, Signature Looks and Aurora HDR 2019 on sale at $129 ($88 discount)

Click here to see all discounted Luminar 3 offerings

Since I refuse go accept Adobe’s subscription plan for Lightroom, this has become my preferred photo editing software.

Canon EOS R Firmware v1.1.0 and v1.2.0 Explained (video)

Canon Eos R

Canon EOS R:

  • 30.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K30 Video; C-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 5655 AF Points
  • 3.69m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.15″ 2.1m-Dot Swivel Touchscreen LCD
  • Expanded ISO 50-102400, 8 fps Shooting
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, SD UHS-II Card Slot
  • Multi-Function Bar, Dual Pixel RAW

CanonUSA posted a short video where they explain what Canon EOS R firmware versions 1.1.0 and 1.2.0 do and are about.

Canon EOS R:

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