Canon EOS M6 Deal – With 18-150mm Lens On Sale At $449 (lens alone is $499)

Canon Eos M6 Deal

Very very good Canon EOS M6 deal by authorised Canon retailer B&H Photo.

Get the Canon EOS M6 with the EF-M 18-150mm IS STM lens on sale at $449. That’s a pretty good deal if you consider the lens alone sells at $499. So, not only you get the EOS M6 for free but Canon pays you $50 to buy the EOS M6 bundle with the 18-150mm lens. Not bad, eh?

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Canon EOS R Rumor: Announcement Of Two Bodies In First Half 2020 Gets Another Mention

Canon Eos R Rumor

We already knew that Canon is going to announce two new EOS R bodies before Summer 2020. But it’s always good to have a confirmation through a new Canon EOS R rumor.

And that’s it: latest rumor from the web (re)confirms the rumor suggesting Canon will announced two EOS R cameras within the first half of 2020. One, the high resolution model dubbed EOS Rs by the rumor mills, is rumored to get announced soon, February being a candidate timeframe. The second EOS R camera that’s rumored to be announced in 2020 might be the EOS R Mark II.

Unfortunately we are still lacking reliable intel about the specifications for both rumored cameras. The only new thing we learned, according to the source, is that Canon will be “stepping it up a gear” with the next EOS R bodies.

As for the EOS Rs, the only specification list we have suggests that the sensor resolution we leaked back in April is still what we can expect. We were told the EOS Rs will feature 75MP (but 80MP have also been rumored). The EOS Rs might have these specifications:

  • 75mp full-frame CMOS
  • Sensor “focused on the dynamic range”
  • Frames per second “… Sounded similar to the EOS R”
  • DIGIC 9
  • Dual Card Slots
  • Joystick the same as the EOS-1D X Mark III
  • Larger and higher resolution EVF than the EOS R
  • Fully articulating LCD screen
  • Fully weather-sealed
  • Similar ergonomics as the EOS R (No touch bar)

It seems there are no doubts left that Canon will feature IBIS on future EOS R cameras, given the remarkable collection of patent applications dealing with it and the fact that a Canon exec told the world about. And it’s very likely that the first Canon camera to feature it will be mirrorless.

Say tuned for the next Canon EOS R rumor.

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Review (highly recommended, Optical Limits)

RF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS Review

The experts at Optical Limits (former photozone.de) their Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS review.

The Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS, for the EOS R system, is a highly regarded lens, and it sells at rather hefty $2,699. Never the less, the lens is remarkable, and Optical Limits gives the RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS a “highly recommended”, and 4.5/5 points for the optical quality and 4.5/5 for the mechanical quality.

Upon the first contact, you can’t be anything but impressed by the size of the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8 USM L IS especially at a time when lens dimensions tend to super-size rather than shrink.

[…] The results are tack sharp throughout the zoom range and at all relevant aperture settings. Lateral CAs are very low. The same goes for image distortions. Vignetting is a bit of a weak spot though unless you prefer to keep image auto-correction activated. The light falloff in the upper range is too heavy for such a lens. The quality of the bokeh is generally very good – the smooth out-of-focus highlights are especially impressive here. The bokeh fringing is present but quite well controlled. A bit of an ugly aspect are focus shifts (RSAs) when stopping down. This is nothing to worry about when using autofocusing – so most users will never notice it – but the issue can hit you in manual focus mode.

Check all the details, charts and results of the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS review at Optical Limits.

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Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens For EOS M Announced

Laowa 4mm F/2.8 Fisheye

The Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens as launched back in August 2019 for the MFT system.

Now Venus Optics announced the Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye for three more mount types, Canon EF-M (EOS M), Sony E, Fuji. And the best thing? It sells for $200.

Specifications:

Laowa 4mm F2.8 Fisheye 
Focal length4mm
Max aperturef/2.8
Min aperturef/16
Angle of view210°
FormatMicro Four Thirds
MountMicro Four Thirds
Focus typeManual Focus
Lens typeFisheye
Optics7 elements in 6 groups
Aperture blades7
Min focus distance8cm (3.15″)
Dimensions25.5 x 45.2mm
Weight135g

This new lens from Venus Optics has an ultra-wide field of view (210°) and obviously a lot of distortion. It almost sees behind itself, and it can be used or 360° panorama photography.

Laowa 4mm f/2.8 fisheye
Venus Optics 4mm f/2.8 fisheye
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Canon EOS R Mark II Rumor – A Set Of Possible Specifications Surfaces

Canon Eos R Mark Ii Rumor

Here is the latest Canon EOS R Mark II rumor.

A set of possible specifications for the upcoming Canon EOS R Mark II surfaced from the web. The Canon EOS R Mark II is expected to get announced in 2020, though we do not yet have a reliable timeframe.

We suggest you take the following list of possible Canon EOS R Mark II specifications with a grain of salt:

  • 32MP image sensor
  • IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation)
  • DIGIC X (A different version than the CPU featured on the EOS-1D Mark III)
  • 12fps
  • ISO 100 – 51,200
  • 1 SD card slot
  • 1 CFexpress slot
  • No crop 4K video with DPAF (Dual Pixel Autofocus)
  • No RAW video
  • 5mp EVF
  • May get a new naming scheme

All in all the list sounds plausible. We have no doubts that Canon will feature IBIS on future cameras, given the remarkable collection of patent applications dealing with it and the fact that a Canon exec told the world about. And it’s very likely that the first Canon camera to feature it will be mirrorless.

It’s a bit early for reliable specifications (assuming an announcement mid 2020) but stay tuned, the next Canon EOS R Mark II rumor will come soon.

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon Announced The CR-S700R Robotic Camera System To Remotly Operate Cameras and Lenses

CR-S700R Robotic Camera System

Canon press release:

Canon Introduces The CR-S700R Robotic Camera System Enabling The Remote Operation Of Select EOS Cameras And Lenses*

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MELVILLE, NY, January 6, 2020 – Sports photography and news media require the use of remote photography extensively to capture still images from various viewpoints or angles that may not be achieved with conventional photography methods. Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solution, today announced the release of the Canon Robotic Camera System CR-S700R, a remote-control system for still image shooting. This system was developed to meet the needs of professional photographers to operate cameras remotely to shoot still images for the media and further represents Canon’s continued commitment to deliver convenient solutions.

The Canon Robotic Camera System CR-S700R revolves around a remote pan head that can be used to remotely control and shoot still images using a compatible EOS camera and lens*. This system includes a small and lightweight gateway box: the IP camera controller CR-G100. The CR-A100 Camera Remote Application (sold separately) enables users to control multiple cameras from a PC, display live-view images, and remotely trigger a camera or simultaneously shoot with multiple cameras.

CR-S700R Robotic Camera System
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