Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II Discontinued?

Canon EF 24mm F/1.4L II

Again, another Canon EF lens that seems to have been discontinued.

The Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II has been discontinued, it appears. That’s what Japanese site reports. So far there is no RF mount replacement for it. The Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II was announced in December 2008.

You can still find it in stock at major retailers world-wide.

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

Canon EOS R6 Mark II First Impressions And Hands-On Reviews Round-up

Canon EOS R6 Mark II

Here is a bunch of Canon EOS R6 Mark II hands-on and first impression (video-) reviews.

At a glance:

  • 24.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 4K60 10-Bit Internal Video, C-Log 3
  • External 6K ProRes RAW Recording
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
  • 12 fps Mech. Shutter, 40 fps E. Shutter
  • Sensor-Shift 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • 3.69m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 3″ 1.62m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Dual UHS-II Memory Card Slots
  • Multi-Function Shoe, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Preorders for the new Canon EOS R6 Mark II are live (starting $2,499): B&H Photo | Adorama

Canon EOS R6 Mark II world wide preorders:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

And here are the videos. Enjoy.

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Have You Checked The Canon Store Refurbished Listings Today?

Canon Eos R5 Overheating

You should. At least if you are looking for the real deals.

Here are the listings for refurbished gear at the Canon Direct Store. Gear has been restocked and there are also some EOS R models available:

More selected deals:

Canon EOS R1 To Be Announced In 2024? (85MP, 24fps, more DR)

Canon Eos R5 Mark Ii Canon EOS R6 Mark Ii 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 Canon EOS R1 rumor surfaced from the interweb of rumor mills.

The rumor states that the Canon EOS R1 might get announced not earlier than 2024. Allegedly, the intel came from a Canon Explorer of Light. The rumor also suggests the Canon EOS R1 might have an 85MP imaging sensor, 24fps (mechanical raw burst), and will have improved dynamic range. Sounds good,doesn’t it?

We too got indeed a suggestion that the Canon EOS R1 might not get announced before 2024. The Summer Games 2024 come to mind as a possible schedule for the announcement.

The Canon EOS R1 is sort of long running rumor. Everyone knows that it will eventually be announced, so everyone speculates about it, sometime wilder sometimes less wild.

All Canon EOS R1 rumors are listed here.

Stay tuned.

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Canon Now Wants You To Subscribe To Their EOS Webcam Utility (pro service, it’s called)

Viltrox Eos R7 Eos R10 Canon Cameras Europe Canon Eos R1 Eos R Rf 14-35mm Olympic Games Ef-mount Rudy Winston

I hate subscriptions to software. I abandoned Lightroom because of that (and now use Excire for photo management). Just sell software like in the old days. Subscriptions suck and are crap!

Canon press release:

Canon Introduces New Era for Its EOS Webcam Utility Software, Bringing New Possibilities to Subscribers

Taking Video Conference and Live Stream Capabilities to the Next Level, the Value-Adding Subscription Version Unlocks Exclusive Features

MELVILLE, NY, November 9, 2022 – By enabling several of Canon’s extensive lineup of EOS cameras to provide high quality video for virtual meetings and other live streaming applications, EOS Webcam Utility software was a lifeline when it was released in early 2020, when video conferencing was imperative for business operations and everyday communication. Since then, virtual video has become vital in everyday life and Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to unveil EOS Webcam Utility Pro, which extends upon the success of the original software, bringing video conferencing and live streaming capabilities into an exciting new era.

The original EOS Webcam Utility software was downloaded for free by millions across the globe, with numbers rising daily, as hybrid work has become the new normal. When developing this enhanced version of EOS Webcam Utility software, Canon listened to users’ concerns and preferences found through the original version and has incorporated comments and feedback that were heard through social media, customer comments and media inquiries.

EOS Webcam Utility Pro adds a subscription that provides the option to unlock extensive new capabilities ranging from multiple camera connections, wireless connectivity, greater camera and content control, high-res upscaling in full HD mode, a maximum frame rate up to 60fps, the ability to output to multiple channels simultaneously and more. For vloggers, gamers, news anchors, cooking influencers, and the many others who rely on video, having multiple camera set-ups (like a front, side, and top-down angle) can be the key to providing more detail to the viewer. For live streamers, running multiple channels at the same time can help them reach larger audiences across YouTube, Facebook Live, and other key social and streaming channels.

There are also various settings that improve customization possibilities including various layout options, transitions between scenes, and watermark insertion, which can help users preserve the ownership of their content. Whether it is for personal or professional use, these new features can take video quality and capability to the next level.

The basic features of EOS Webcam Utility Pro software, which allows users to utilize many EOS cameras as high-quality webcams with popular web conferencing applications, will be available for free, while paid subscriptions to EOS Webcam Utility Pro, which unlock many additional special features, including, but not limited to the items mentioned above will be available with a monthly subscription for $4.99 per month or an annual subscription for $49.99 per year – both options offer a 30-day trial period. The software will be available exclusively to customers in the U.S.A.

To learn more about EOS Webcam Utility Pro and how to download and subscribe, please visit

Canon RF 135mm f/1.8L IS Hands-on Review

Canon RF 135mm F/1.8L

Here is a Canon RF 135mm f/1.8L IS hands-on review. The Canon RF 135mm f/1.8L IS was announced last week along with the Canon EOS R6 Mark II.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • Nano USM AF System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Air Sphere Coating
  • Lens Function Buttons and Control Ring
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

DPReview posted their Canon RF 135mm f/1.8L IS hands-on review (using a pre-production model). They also published a sample photos gallery. An excerpt:

[the] field of view is great for medium-distance photographs and its maximum aperture allows photojournalists and sports photographers alike to isolate their subject matter more so than something like a 70–200mm F2.8 lens could. It’s F1.8 aperture also helps in low-light environments, such as dimly-lit basketball courts, hockey arenas and the like, where you otherwise have to crank the ISO up to noisy levels.

Canon RF 135mm f/1.8L IS world wide preorders:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

Here is a short introduction to the lens:

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