Canon RF 300mm f/2.8L IS To Get Announced Soon?

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 Eos R1 Eos R5c Canon Rf 16mm Rf 35mm F/1.2L EF Lenses Tilt-shift Lenses Rumor

A new rumor, about the Canon RF 300mm f/2.8L IS lens. Is it coming? The EF version is discontinued.

A rather confident rumor suggests that Canon might be close to announce the Canon RF 300mm f/2.8L IS lens. Says the source of the rumor:

[…] Canon has prototypes out in the wild and that the lens is a ground-up redesign of the focal length.

[…] weight has been reduced by almost 40% and  the length by as much as 30% over it’s EF predecessor, though they didn’t have the exact dimensions and weight to give us.

The lens is rumored to get announced at the beginning of 2023.

Stay tuned.

Source: CR

Upcoming Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L Lens Said To Be Postponed, Again

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 Eos R1 Eos R5c Canon Rf 16mm Rf 35mm F/1.2L EF Lenses Tilt-shift Lenses Rumor

I do not like this kind of rumors. Rumors born out of the fact that it is very likely that Canon will release a given lens (or gear). It’s the case with the Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L lens for the EOS R system.

There is no doubt this lens will come to EOS R system, sooner or later. So why not start a rumor? Says the source of the rumor:

[it had been] reported that it would be announced in 2021, and then in 2022, and now we are told that the lens has been pushed back to 2023. We’re not exactly sure why the lens has been pushed back, but I think that we can assume as to why, and we’re tired of typing the reasons!

I guess the reasons are the usual supply chain issues, mother of all issues. So, after having been rumors for 2021 (with a certain confidence), now the Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L is a 2023 affair. See here all Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L rumors listed since their beginning. There is also a patent referring to the lens.

Stay tuned.

Source: CR

Canon Patent: 30-90mm f/1.5, 18-45mm f/1.5, 70-210mm f/2.5 Cinema Lenses

Canon Patent

A new Canon patent and for once it doesn’t refer to RF mount lenses but for Cinema optics: 30-90mm f/1.5, 18-45mm f/1.5, 70-210mm f/2.5.

Canon patent application 2022119007 (Japan) discusses optical formulas for three lenses we think are Cinema or broadcasting lenses:

  • 30-90mm f/1.5
  • 18-45mm f/1.5
  • 70-210mm f/2.5

From the patent literature:

To provide a zoom lens that is advantageous in terms of, for example, a large aperture, small size and light weight, and high optical performance over the entire zoom range.

The lens diameter of the lens group closest to the object side in the first lens group is determined by the off-axis ray at the wide-angle end, and the lens diameter of the lens group closest to the image side in the first lens group is determined by the on-axis ray at the telephoto end. Therefore, if the first lens group is thickened, the size of the lens will increase if the aperture is to be further increased. In the zoom lens of Patent Literature 1, since the first lens group is thick, the zoom lens may become large if it is intended to accommodate a large-format sensor such as a Super 35 format or a full-frame format while maintaining the F-number.

Example 1

  • Focal length: 31.20-89.85
  • F-value: 1.51
  • Half angle of view: 25.38-9.35
  • Total length: 284.23
  • Back focus: 39.00

Example 2

  • Focal length: 21.00-80.57
  • F-value: 1.51
  • Half angle of view: 35.17-10.41
  • Total length: 288.03
  • Back focus: 39.00

Example 3

  • Focal length: 18.01-45.01
  • F-value: 1.51
  • Half angle of view: 39.422-18.20
  • Total length: 308.88
  • Back focus: 39.00

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

[via asobinet]

Canon EOS R Replacement In The Pipeline? (won’t be the R Mark II, though)

Canon EOS R With Aps-c

Is Canon readying the release of the replacement for the original EOS R? A new rumor suggests so.

Canon might release the replacement for the EOS R towards the end of 2022 or early 2023, according to the rumor. This EOS R replacement “will sit below” the EOS R6 ad will not be a new version of Canon’s entry level full-frame model, the EOS RP. The previously rumored “ $899 full-frame R series camera” is now said to have disappeared because of the usual supply chain issues.

Stay tuned.

Source: CR

Today Only: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon EF with AE Chip – $329 (reg. $499)

Rokinon 14mm F/2.8

Only for today (8/10/2022) B&H Photo has $170 discount on the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon EF with AE Chip lens.

At a glance:

  • Ultra Wide-Angle 14mm Lens
  • Compatible w/ Full Frame & APS-C Cameras
  • Hybrid Aspherical Lenses — Sharp Images
  • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
  • Manual Focus Lens
  • Built-In Petal-Type Lens Hood
  • Chip Allows Focus Confirm, Auto Modes

Get the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon EF with AE Chip on sale at $329. Compare at $499.

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Upcoming Nikon Z 8 Mirrorless Camera Already Used By Nikon Ambassadors

Nikon Z 8

It seems the Nikon Z 8 is reality, and already used by a Nikon Ambassador.

Twitter user How2fly posted an image (on top) that seems to show some HTML code with a mention of Nikon Ambassador Jerry Ghionis using the upcoming Nikon Z 8. It might obviously be faked, but we think it is real.

We expect the Nikon Z 8 to get announced very soon.

What do you think?