Canon Patent: Mirrorless Cam With Very Large Display And Virtual Control Wheel

Canon Patent Application

Here is a Canon patent application (2020-005214, Japan) dealing with a mirrorless camera having a pretty large display on the back.

According to the patent literature, the large display on the back should replace the control wheel you usually find on the back of a Canon camera. As you can see in the image above, a virtual control wheel is displayed (should also have haptic feedback). Moreover, it seems more than one virtual control wheel can be displayed on the display and that there is sort of visual feedback in the electronic viewfinder.

This is pretty cool in our opinion, and definitely might get into production.

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

Source: Canon News

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Networking Capabilities Explained In 2 Minutes

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Review

The video below explains all Canon EOS-1D X Mark III networking capabilities in 2 minutes.

The EOS-1D X Mark III was just released. For a set of hands-on and first impression reviews have a look here.

The EOS-1D X Mark III and WFT-E9 wireless file transmitter are both scheduled to be available in mid-February 2020. Pre-orders are open at $6,499 at our exclusive affiliate partners: B&H Photo | Adorama.

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New Skylum Luminar 4 Update Adds Haze To AI Sky Replacement (and it’s free)

Skylum Luminar 4 Update Deal

Skylum has released Luminar 4 update 4.1. The Skylum Luminar 4 update is installed from within the application. Luminar 4 is currently discounted to $79 (reg. $89).

The latest update adds haze functionality to the Artificial Intelligence Sky Replacement feature, along with the usual bug fixes. From Skylum’s press release (below):

The new Atmospheric Haze slider is perfect for adjusting the light balance for the replaced sky and the image foreground. Use this new slider along with Sky Temperature and Sky Exposure for perfectly balanced images.

If you want to learn more about Luminar 4 we have a bunch of short video tutorials.

NEW Atmospheric Haze for AI Sky Replacement.

Just open the Advanced Settings for the AI Sky Replacement tool to get the most realistic sky replacement. The new Atmospheric Haze slider is perfect for adjusting the light balance for the replaced sky and the image foreground. Use this new slider along with Sky Temperature and Sky Exposure for perfectly balanced images. We recommend atmospheric haze when your sky replacement is oversaturated, or it’s brightness doesn’t match the foreground.

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Canon Confirms Once More The Focus On RF Lenses (unless the market demands EF lenses)

Canon RF 50mm F/1.2L Review Rf Lenses

We already knew that Canon is 100% focused on RF lenses from another interview back in October 2018. It got confirmed again in a recent interview with a Canon exec.

Canon is entirely set to build outstanding RF mount lenses and will slow down the production of EF mount lenses. In an interview with Digital Camera World, this was confirmed by Richard Shepherd, pro product marketing senior manager at Canon Europe:

As you know, last year we launched the RF mount and EOS R system […] To date we’ve launched ten critically acclaimed lenses, and as it’s a new system we plan to continue this, launching more RF lenses while still fully supporting the EF lens system. And of course, should the market demand it, we are ready to create new EF lenses. But for now, our focus is on RF.

While this will most likely not mean the immediate dead of the 33 years old EF mount system, it’s never the less a significant statement. Canon is committed to their EOS R full frame mirrorless system, and this interview is another confirmation. Also, is there anything left to realise in the EF mount format? I mean, is there a lens that doesn’t exist in Canon’s lineup?

I’m a bit puzzled by the “should the market demand it” statement. This, in marketing slang, usually means something is already dead and ready to get buried. But we are talking about Canon here, a slow paced and conservative company, so don’t expect the EF mount system to disappear anytime soon.

Canon’s EF lens production has not yet been discontinued.

More interviews with Canon execs and engineers are listed here.

Sigma 40mm f/1.4 Art Deal – $999 (reg. $1399, today only)

Sigma 40mm F/1.4 Deal

Here is a very good Sigma 40mm f/1.4 Art Deal.

Only for today (01/08/2020) B&H Photo has the Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens on sale at $999. Compare at $1,399. Free shipping. Grab this excellent lens while the deal lasts.

More hand-picked deals are listed here.

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Canon Is Likely To Announce An RF 70-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS Lens For The EOS R This Year

Canon RF 35mm F/1.8 Review Macro IS STM RF 70-400mm

Canon will most likely announce a new lens for the EOS R full frame mirrorless system, the RF 70-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS.

A Canon patent application for such a lens can be found in a Japanese patent application database. There are no hints about the announcement date, just that it will happen in 2020. The source says the size of the rumored RF 70-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS will be more or less the same as the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS

Seems to be a nice addition to the EOS R lens lineup, and will be a budget oriented lens (I totally missed the “L”), which I’m sure will make happy a lot of people.

All Canon rumors are listed here.

Source: Canon Rumors