Canon EOS R5c Announcement At The Beginning of 2022?

Canon Rumors Canon EOS R5c

We didn’t get the Canon EOS R3, despite all the rumors pointing to an imminent announcement. But despair not: here is a Canon EOS R5c rumor for you.

The EOS R5c would be the cinema/movie making version of the EOS R5. Rumor-wise the EOS R5c got little attention. Canon Rumors reports with confidence that the EOS R5c might get announced in Q1 2022. The rumor also suggests that the announcement was postponed after a scheduled October 2021 release.

While getting most of the features of the Canon EOS R5, the EOS R5c might also sport:

  • active cooling
  • slightly different form factor
  • more codecs for video recording
  • full-size HDMI port.

Still a long time to go for an announcement in Q1 2022. Stay tuned.

B&H Started “4th Of July Deals” Event And There Is Plenty To Grab

4th Of July

Another rather interesting deal offer for those in the USA. It’s a pity that such deals are so rare in Europe.

B&H Photo has started their “4th Of July Deals” event. We list some of the deals, be sure to check the dedicated page too.

Check the huge “4th of July Deals” offering here.

Has The Canon EOS R3 Been Delayed Because Of Production Issues?

Canon Eos R3 Specifications

We were expecting the Canon EOS R3 announcement this week. It didn’t happen. The reason might be a production issue.

It seems that the Olympics do not play a role in the Canon EOS R3 announcement. Also, it is not sure that the EOS R3 was delayed. It might well be that Canon didn’t plan to release it in June 2021. If there was a delay, Canon Rumors suspects it’s due to production issues. This most likely means supply chain issues. There is a chip shortage going on. It’s real and it is reported even on Wikipedia (see here too for more information).

Hard to say if the chip shortage is really affecting Canon’s production chain. It’s entirely possible, though.

Here are are the known and rumored EOS R3 specification in one list:

  • 30.1mp backside illuminated image sensor (resolution is not confirmed yet)
  • Multi-Controller & Smart Controller
  • Vari-Angle Touch Screen
  • NEW accessory shoe
  • Wifi 5GHz
  • High speed 30fps electronic shutter with AF/AE tracking + RAW shooting at this speed
  • AF down to -7.0 EV
  • 8 Stops Coordinated Control IS with Optical IS and In-Body IS
  • 4K Canon Log3​
  • Oversampling 4K
  • Internal RAW video
  • Inclusion of cars and motorbikes in AF tracking technology
  • RAW internal movie recording
  • Speedlite shooting with electronic shutter
  • The same weather sealing as the EOS-1D series
  • LP-E19 Battery
  • Dual card slot SD & CFExpress

All our Canon EOS R3 coverage is listed here, product images are here and here. There has been some discussion about who makes the imaging sensor of the EOS R3. You can get notified when the Canon EOS R3 will be available for preorder.

More about the EOS R3 after the break.

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Yongnuo YN RF 85mm f/1.8R DF DSM For Canon EOS R Announced

YN RF 85mm

Yongnuo announced a new lens, it’s for the RF mount and it’s the YN RF 85mm f/1.8R DF DSM.

YN RF 85mm f/1.8R DF DSM press release:

Small body, lightweight

This product is designed for RF mount mirrorless camera,the maximum diameter and length of the lens is about 67×88mm, and the net weight is only about 380g. The lightweight design is good for long-term handhold shooting and video recording.

Equipped with a control ring, supports silent operation

Users can assign common functions such as aperture, shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, etc. to the control ring according to their needs. Rotating the control ring can quickly adjust the corresponding parameters, greatly improving operation convenience creative efficiency.

The lens is also designed with a “Click” switch: After Click is turned on, turning the control ring will have a clear sense of gear and a “click” sound; When the Click is turned off, turning the control ring will not make any noise, which is helpful during video recording.

Note: The control ring and manual focus ring are integrated designs, please set the switch to the corresponding position when using.

Equipped with AF/MF focus mode switch,supports full-time manual focus.

Through the AF/MF focus mode switch, you can quickly switch the focus mode. When the autofocus operation is set to [ONE SHOT], you can focus manually after you keep pressing the shutter button halfway to complete the focus (full-time manual focus).

Note: The full-time manual focus function can only be used normally after enabling the corresponding settings on the camera. For detailed operations, please refer to the camera manual.

Equipped with quiet DSM stepping motor

Digitally controlled stepping motor (DSM) has a quick start-stop response, high focusing accuracy, and quieter focusing action, which is suitable for photo shooting and video recording.

The lens mount is equipped with a dust-proof and water-proof rubber ring

The lens mount is equipped with a dust-proof and water-proof rubber ring,which can effectively resist the entry of dust and water droplets.

Note: The mount position of this lens has a certain degree of waterproof performance, but it is not completely waterproof. If you are shooting in rainy weather, please try to keep the lens from getting wet.

YN RF 85mm

Equipped with a low-dispersion lens

Equipped with one low-dispersion glass, which can effectively suppress the dispersion problem.

With 9 optical lenses in 8 groups, the nano-multilayer coating process

The lens adopts an optical structure of 9 lenses in 8 groups, and the lens has a nano-multilayer coating process, which can effectively increase the light transmittance and suppress back-light ghosts and glare.

F1.8 large aperture, 7 aperture blades

Flexible use of F1.8 large aperture, easy to obtain soft blur effect, highlighting the subject.

The lens is designed with 7 aperture blades. It can shoot circular diffuse spots. It can also take pictures with 14 starburst effects if the aperture is appropriately reduced.

USB firmware upgrade

Equipped with a USB Type-C interface, you can download the latest firmware to upgrade the lens to keep the lens at its best performance.

Metal bayonet, gold-plated contacts

The lens adopts high-precision metal bayonet and gold-plated contacts, which can effectively improve the signal conductivity and corrosion resistance. At the same time, it can maintain reliable communication between the camera and the lens, and realize functions such as autofocus, aperture control, and EXIF information transmission.

[via Canon Rumors]

Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L vs Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L Depth Of Field Comparison

Canon Firmware Update RF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS Review

Somewhat different review today. Comparing the depth of field of two highly regarded Canon RF-mount lenses: RF 70-200mm f/2.8L vs RF 85mm f/1.2.

SLR Lounge | Photography Tutorials compares the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L and RF 70-200mm f/2.8L lenses with an eye on depth of field.

More RF 85mm f/1.2L review stuff is listed here. All reviews praise this outstanding lens.

Key features:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
  • Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics Element
  • One UD Element, One Aspherical Element
  • Air Sphere Coating
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK

The RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS has been called the “first killer lens” for the EOS R and indispensable for professional photographers. More RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS review stuff is listed here, and it’s worth to have a look also to the teardown.

Key features and description:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • One Super UD Element, One UD Element
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Air Sphere and Fluorine Coatings
  • Dual Nano USM AF System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Detachable, Rotatable Tripod Collar
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA

Canon EOS C70 Firmware Update 1.0.1.1 Released

Video Gear Cinema Eos C70 Firmware Review

Canon released Canon EOS C70 firmware version 1.0.1.1.

Canon EOS C70 firmware version 1.0.1.1 incorporates the following fix and enhancement:

1. Adds ITU-R.BT.709 standard compliant Gamma[BT.709 Standard / BT.709] the to the Custom Picture. 
2. Adds [Whole Area] to the AF Frame option so the camera focuses automatically on a subject at the center of the screen. 
3. Object or Face Tracking can now be initiated by touching the LCD monitor during 'Whole Area' AF. 
4. Adds [2x] option to the Magnification.
5. Adds [Mask 100%] to the [Aspect Marker] and [Safe Area Marker].
6. Adds "B&W during Magn." as an option to the Assistance Function menu.
7. Adds View Assist function to video output from the HDMI OUT terminal. 
8. Adds EF lenses compatible with EF-EOS R 0.71x Mount Adapter.*1
  EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
  EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM
  EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
  EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
  EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM
  EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM
  EF70-200mm f/4L IS II USM
9. Changes to display the AF frame only when operating the AF, while using with EF-EOS R 0.71x Mount Adapter 
10. Adds Wi-Fi adapters tested for use with the camera.
  ASUS USB-AC68
  TP-LINK Archer T9UH

Download Cannon EOS C70 firmware version 1.0.1.1 here.