Canon Patent: RF-S 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 Lens (for RF mount cam with APS-C?)

Canon Patent

A new Canon patent application for an RF mount lens. The interesting fact here: it seems to be be made for a camera with APS-C sensor. Is the EOS R with crop sensor really coming?

Canon patent application 2021-162822 (Japan, spotted by discusses optical formulas for a 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 lens. A kit lens you might add. From the patent literature:

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a lightweight zoom lens.

As a zoom lens used in an imaging device such as a still camera, a video camera, and a surveillance camera, Patent Document 1 discloses a negative lead type zoom lens in which the lens group on the most object side has a negative refractive power.

Embodiment 1:

  • Focal length: 18.53-43.65
  • F value: 4.54-6.50
  • Half angle of view: 33.78-17.38
  • Image height: 12.40-13.66
  • Overall length: 92.00-83.05
  • Back focus: 30.20-51.20

Embodiment 2:

  • Focal length: 20.01-43.64
  • F value: 4.60-6.50
  • Half angle of view: 31.79-17.38
  • Image height: 12.40-13.66
  • Overall length: 90.65-80.61
  • Back focus: 32.94-50.55

This definitely appears to be a lens for a APS-C sensors. notes that:

[…] the image height on the wide-angle side is 12.40 mm, which is a little too small, so it may be stretched by image processing. Since the back focus is longer overall, is it a mirrorless lens that uses a retractable structure? It’s similar to the patent application that appeared in 2019, but this time it’s different. The focal length at the wide-angle end is as low as 18.53mm, and you may feel that the angle of view is a little narrow for movie shooting.

The lens might also be for the EOS M system, although it seems less likely. Is an EOS R with an APS-C sensor really on Canon’s radar? We still have a somewhat hard time to believe it but there are signs it might be true. All comments welcome.

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

New Unreleased Canon Cameras Show Up At Certification Authority


Two yet unreleased Canon cameras showed up at a Russian certification authority. And there is an interesting fact with this registration.

The two unreleased cameras have the code-names DS126841 and DS126842. The interesting fact is, that they are mentioned along with the code-name for the Canon EOS 90D, that’s DS126801, as you can see in the image on top.

What does that mean? Do these two cameras feature an APS-C sensor? Or might they be the fabled EOS R camera with APS-C? In any case, time ago we got a suggestion that the EOS 90D might not get replaced.

Any ideas what these two cameras might be?

[via Nokishita]

Canon EOS R With APS-C Rumored Again, Said To Come Second Half 2022

Eos R With Aps-c

The most die-hard of the implausible Canon rumors surfaced again. Although this time with some confidence. Will there be an EOS R model with an APS-C sensor?

According to the rumor mill that always propagated this rumor, Canon will announce such a camera in the second half of 2022. We still have a hard time to buy it. But we might be wrong, of course. It’s just that we don’t see Canon sidelining their EOS M system for another interchangeable lens system with APS-C sensor.

According to the source of the rumor, quoted as a “good source”, Canon will release a camera with RF mount and an APS-C imaging sensor. The imaging sensor is said to be a backside-illuminated sensor (BSI). Said sensor is rumored to get featured in “more than one camera”. It’s not known it these cameras will also have an RF mount, or not. Finally, a sensor resolution of 28-32MP is rumored.

Help us out here: do you think this is something that might happen? And if yes, what will be the future of the EOS M system? Time ago we got a suggestion that the EOS 7D Mark II will not be replaced. This lead many people to think the 7D2 will get replaced by an EOS R model with APS-C. This theory gets reinforced by the fact that the EOS M system seems not to be fit for a 7D2 replacement.

Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors

Industry News: Sony Announces The Sony ZV-E10, A Small And Simple MILC

Sony Zv-e10

Sony released a new mirrorless camera today, the Sony ZV-E10. It’s a small and simple-kept mirrorless camera.

Sony ZV-E10 at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • UHD 4K30p and Full HD 120p Video
  • 3.0″ Side Flip-Out Touchscreen LCD
  • 425-Point Fast Hybrid AF
  • Up to 11-fps Shooting, ISO 100-32000
  • Real-Time Eye AF and Tracking
  • Background Defocus & Face Priority AE
  • Directional 3-Capsule Mic and Windscreen
  • Headphone and Microphone Ports

The Sony ZV-E10 seems to aim at the videologger crowd. A review at PetaPixel is already live.

Preorders are open, the Sony ZV-E10 sells at $698:

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 two reviews/previews:

The new Sony ZV-E10
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Die-hard Rumor About Canon EOS R With APS-C Sensor Gets New Push

Eos R With Aps-c

It’s years now hat this rumor comes up at regular intervals. Canon making an EOS R with APS-C sensor.

It seems the rumor about Canon allegedly working on a camera with RF mount and an APS-C sensor has now been downgraded to Canon “actively been doing market research” to learn if such a camera makes any sense. We stated since this rumor came up: it does not. Neither is the future of the EOS M system uncertain or unknown. It’s a best selling APS-C mirrorless camera line-up.

The rumor about a camera with RF mount and APS-C has always had a home in the interweb of rumor mills. It’s years old, it started a few weeks after the release of the first Canon EOS R, and has always been utterly unrealistic. At least to us. The rumor got a climax in June 2021 when the suggestion of not less than three EOS R cameras with APS-C sensor came up. It appears now it is like we are “going to see one someday” in the best of cases.

There is the question of the successor of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon’s pro-oriented APS-C DSLR. A rumor we got suggests Canon does not think there are enough 7D2 shooters to justify a replacement. The EOS R system appears to be the cure for everything.

Next episode to follow soon….

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon EOS M50 Mark II Sample Image Gallery

Canon Eos M50 Mark Ii Review

The Canon EOS M50 Mark II flies a lot under the radar. Mainly because people and reviewer think that there is not much more compared to the Mark I. Still, the EOS M50 Mark II is best selling as did the Mark I, especially in Asia.

There are not much Canon EOS M50 Mark II reviews to talk about. DPReview has a set of sample pictures snapped with the EOS M50 Mark II.

Canon EOS M50 Mark II:

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