Yet Another Mention Of Major Firmware Update for The Canon EOS R

Canon Eos R

This is the second time that a major firmware update for the Canon EOS R is rumored. The first time was in September 2018, a few weeks after the announcement, and most of us thought it was a completely unreliable rumor.

This time we think it is possible, despite the fact there are no hints on what the “major functionality firmware update”, which apparently should come in Q1 2019, will bring to the EOS R.

A firmware update within 6-7 months after the release of a camera is not uncommon, but there is a serious possibility that the firmware update will just fix some bugs and not bring all kind of supercool functionalities to the camera (this is something Fujifilm does, Canon not). In the past there have been rumors about all sort of firmware updates for the EOS 6D Mark II and the EOS 5D Mark IV, and no one really got it. So, don’t put too much hope on this.

[via CR]

Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 Dragonfly Lens Review

Irix 150mm F/2.8 Macro 1:1 Dragonfly

Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 Dragonfly at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • Neutrino Coating
  • 1:1 Magnification, 1.1′ Minimum Focus
  • Manual Focus Design with Focus Lock
  • Depth of Field and Focus Distance Scales
  • Dragonfly Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Rounded 11-Blade Diaphragm

ePhotozine reviewed the Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 Dragonfly, a specialised lens for macro photography.

From their conclusion:

There is no doubt that there will be many photographers who will be delighted by the arrival of the Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro lens. The greater reach of 150mm will be welcomed, and indeed is highly sought after already as photographers search for legendary long macro lenses from the days of film.

Manual focus can often be the method of choice for macro work, depending upon the techniques needed, but at least can be regarded as a little impediment. This is an excellent addition to the options available, especially perhaps for Pentax users who have had no option at all before this.

A specialised lens to some degree, but one that can be Highly Recommended.

Among other things they praise the Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 Dragonfly for the excellent sharpness, very well controlled CA, no distortion, no flare, weather sealed, and the bokeh.

Read the Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 Dragonfly review at ePhotozine.

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Hoodman Hoodeye

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Canon XF100 HD

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