Will Canon Give Up The EOS M Lineup After 2021?

Canon EOS M50 Mark II

Bad news for those who like the EOS M system, myself included. A new rumor suggests Canon might not continue the EOS M lineup after 2021.

The EOS M mirrorless system has already been declared dead many times. Now it seems it might eventually happen. According to the rumor, Canon will end the EOS M lineup in favour of two upcoming RF mount cameras with a APS-C sensor (so far only one EOS R with APS-C was rumored).

It’s also rumored that Canon might not release dedicated RF-S lenses (i.e. lenses for the RF mount but only for APS-C sensors). Instead, future lens design will “fill the void of no dedicated APS-C lenses”. Whatever that means. Guess it means that they are designed to work well for both APS-C and FF EOS R cameras. Sort of compromise? The upcoming RF 18-45mm IS STM might be the walk-around lens for an EOS R camera with APS-C sensor.

There will be EOS M cameras on market after 2021, and the EOS M50 Mark II won’t be the last EOS M camera. Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 Deal – $119 (reg. $149, authorized retailers)

Canon Ef-s 24mm F/2.8 Deal

A pretty good Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 deal is now available at authorized Canon retailers.

The Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM is on sale at $119. Compare to previous $149, that’s 30% off: Adorama | B&H Photo, same price also on Amazon US.

At a glance:

  • EF-S-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 38.4mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element

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Canon Patent Shows RF Mount Zoom Lens That Could Be For An APS-C EOS R Camera

Aps-c Eos R

Interesting Canon patent application. Various zoom lenses for the EOS R system are discussed, with one being particularly interesting since it seems to point to an APS-C EOS R.

Canon patent application (2020-170102, Japan) discusses optical formulas for zoom lenses for the Canon EOS R system. The patent literature discusses the following zoom lenses:

Example 1Example 2Example 3
Focal length24.72-67.9024.72-116.4024.72-101.85
F value4.124.04-7.314.29-7.31
Half angle of view41.50-17.3041.80-10.3041.80-11.80
Image height19.69-21.6419.90-21.6419.90-21.64
full length101.50-141.15109.01-159.02107.52-158.03
Example 4Example 5
Focal length27.72-82.4515.45-67.90
F value3.53-5.883.93-7.31
Half angle of view38.53-14.7042.40-11.37
Image height19.69-21.6412.56-13.65
full length101.50-142.5071.26-113.36
Look at example 5

As you can see from the table above, there are 24-70mm, 24-116mm, 24-100mm, 27.80mm, and, listed under “Example 5”, a 15-70mm f/4-7.1 zoom lens with an image height that doesn’t work for a full frame sensor on a mirrorless camera. However, the lens is based on the same design principles as the others, so it might be for an APS-C EOS R camera.

If you have a better understanding of the patent (or of Japanese), spotted by asobinet.com, please help me out on this. Is this really a lens for an EOS R camera with an APS-C sensor??

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

Canon EOS R With APS-C Rumor Surfaces Yet Again (now it’s 2021)

Canon Eos R With Aps-c

Some rumor are surprisingly smart when it comes to the perfect timing. The long running and now-and-then surfacing rumor about a Canon EOS R with APS-C sensor seems to belong to this category.

Just a few days after someone suggested Canon might kill the EOS M lineup, someone else suggests that Canon will release an EOS R model with crop sensor.

We always had a hard time to buy this rumor, independently of the source. The Canon EOS M lineup is well established, has a fond user base, and is a best seller with the EOS M50. So why the hell should Canon kill the EOS M lineup? And why should they come up with an EOS R camera with APS-C sensor? Wouldn’t even further fragment their offering?

However, the EOS R with with a crop sensor gets shifted fro year to year. It’s now rumored for 2021 but I bet in 8 or 10 months it will be rumored for 2022. I migth be wrong but I call the EOS-R-with-APS-C nothing but a fantasy (or bs, your mileage may vary). If someone has a compelling argument for such a camera, I’m listening.

Source: Canon Rumors

Five Reasons To Prefer Full Frame Over APS-C and Micro 4/3

Micro 4/3

A video about the never ending dispute on what’s better among sensor size and format. Do you prefer full frame over APS-C and Micro 4/3?

In the video below Manny Ortiz lists five reasons that make him prefer full frame cameras over APS-C and Micro 4/3. Personally I’m a big fan of APS-C sensors and don’t see any full frame advantage for at least 90% of the pictures I take. I take pics mainly on travel and abroad and highly value every bit of weight I can avoid. For me APS-C, especially with Canon’s recent sensors, is the way to go. The needs of other photographers might be different, and if you shoot a lot in low light or at night then a full frame sensor is likely the better way to go.

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Does Sensor Size Matter And Can You Tell The Difference? (sensor size comparison)

Sensor Size

Does sensor size matter that much and can you even tell the difference?. A sensor size comparison from medium format to Micro 4/3 Sensors.

The people at The Slanted Lens wants to know and compares four sensor sizes:

We compare 4 sensor sizes to see how they compare in print image quality: Hasselblad X1D II 50C, Sony a7R IV, Sony a6600 and Panasonic GH5. See how much difference there is in the Medium, Full-frame, APS-C and Micro 4/3 Sensors.

More posts talking sensor size and formats are listed here.