A “unique” Macro Lens To Be Announced Along With The High Megapixel Canon EOS R?

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A new Canon EOS R rumor surfaced.

It’s suggested that Canon might announce a “unique” macro lens for the Canon RF mount alongside with the high resolution EOS R camera expected within the next 6 months.

Unfortunately the source can’t tell what makes this macro lens “unique” and neither knows any specifications except the lens might be faster than f/2.8.

A few days ago a patent was spotted that seems to confirm our rumor about the resolution of the upcoming EOS R camera, around 80MP. A suggested specifications lists also surfaced:

  • A slightly larger body and grip than the EOS R
  • 80mp full-frame image sensor
  • A “new style” of joystick
  • Larger LCD than the EOS R
  • Larger viewfinder than the EOS R
  • The “viewfinder” can be tilted up

The high megapixel EOS R is going to replace the Canon EOS 5Ds/5Ds R. We were expecting the announcement in 2019 but it starts to appear it will come in 2020.

All high resolution EOS R rumors are listed here. More Canon rumors are listed here. Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors

Official Shipping Dates For Canon’s New Cameras And Lenses

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Here are the official shipping dates for Canon’s recently announced cameras and lenses.

Canon EOS 90D starts shipping September 12, 2019.

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Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR
USA/Canada: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

Canon EOS M6 Mark II starts shipping September 26, 2019.

Asia & Australia: AliExpress, Amazon JAPAN, Amazon CHINA, Amazon INDIA, Amazon AU, Amazon USA, Digitalrev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Australia, Rakuten JP
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR
USA/Canada: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS starts shipping September 26, 2019.

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Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR
USA/Canada: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS starts shipping September 26, 2019.

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Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR
USA/Canada: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

A Pro-Oriented Canon EOS R To Be Announced In 2021, Prototype Already Around?

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Is a professional tier Canon EOS R model due not earlier than 2021?

That’s what Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun reports. And that it will take 3 more years for the Canon RF lens ecosystem to match the EF mount lineup. And that a prototype of the pro-oriented EOS R body has already manufactured.

What we are talking here, is an EOS R model that’s equivalent to the Canon EOS-1D X cameras, i.e. the very flagship cameras in Canon’s offering. Such a camera has already been rumored, but its announcement was speculated to happen in 2020.

If this rumor is reliable, and we think it is, then at least we now know that a professional EOS R model is real. A working prototype means that Canon is actively developing this camera.

And where is the high resolution EOS R? So far we have no new intel about. Still considering a 2019 announcement to be likely.

Stay tuned.

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Canon RF 28-70mm F/2L vs EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II Shootout – Is The RF 28-70 Best Zoom Lens Ever?

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Patrick Seguin tested and compared the Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L lens for the Canon EOS R system and the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens (EF mount lens for Canon DSLR).

Well, once more we get a confirmation that the Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L is an optical masterpiece. The 10 minutes video below tells you everything about this awesome EOS R lens, and why it beats the the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II.

The next, short video by Canon explains what makes RF lenses so special.

Canon RF Mount Lenses Get Instant Discounts, And Accessories

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Canon RF mount lenses not have instant discounts and at B&H Photo they come with free accessories (filters and cleaning kit).

  • Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USM Lens with UV Filter Kit – $2,799 ($200 instant discount)
  • Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens with Filters Kit – $2,099 ($200 instant discount)
  • Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens with Filters Kit – $899 ($200 instant discount)
  • Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Lens with Filters Kit – $449 ($50 instant discount)

Other retailers also have the new instant discounts on Canon RF mount lenses, but might not have the free goodies:

Asia & Australia: AliExpress, Amazon JAPAN, Amazon CHINA, Amazon INDIA, Amazon AU, Amazon USA, Digitalrev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Australia, Rakuten JP
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR
USA/Canada: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

Check for deals and discounts on Canon EOS R and EOS RP kits:

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Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR
USA/Canada: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

New Canon RF Mount Lenses Bring Optical Excellence To Photographers

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The Canon RF 15-35mm F/2.8L IS USM and RF 24-70mm F/2.8L IS USM lenses are both scheduled to be available in late September 2019 for an estimated retail price of $2,299 each. To complete the trinity of F/2.8 lenses, the RF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS USM lens is scheduled to be shipping within the second half of 2019.

Preorder Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS at B&H Photo | Adorama

Preorder Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS at B&H Photo | Adorama

Hands on review at DPReview.

Press release:

New Canon RF Mount Lenses Bring Optical Excellence to Pro and Advanced Amateur Photographers

RF15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM and RF24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM Lenses Further Cement the Company’s Commitment to the EOS R Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera System

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MELVILLE, NY, August 28, 2019 – The time has come and the wave of momentous advancements in the world of the EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera system continues as Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the introduction of the RF15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM and RF24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM lenses. With their large, bright F2.8 aperture, a zoom range that covers a wide range of shooting scenes and image stabilization (IS), as well as Nano USM – these lenses are sure to become workhorse lenses for professional and advanced amateur photographers. 

“As the emergence of mirrorless cameras continue accelerating the market and with Canon’s deeply rooted heritage in optics, we are excited to expand the lens offerings and acquiesce the needs of EOS R users,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The technical improvements and features within these new RF lenses are needed to drive the market forward.”

RF15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM

As Canon’s first F2.8 wide zoom lens equipped with IS for full-frame with a CIPA standard of five stops, the RF15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM lens is furnished with edge-to-edge sharpness throughout the zoom range to capture clear images with high image clarity from the center of the image throughout the entire focal range. Speaking of focal range, the RF15-35mm is an ultra wide range that allows for broader photographic expression with more emphasis on perspective. Other components include:

  • High Image quality has been achieved due to the large diameter mount and shorter back focus of the EOS R system.
  • Total size of the lens is equivalent to the existing EF lens, but allows for IS, wider field of view and the control ring indicative of the RF lenses.
  • Drip and dust resistant and ideal for landscape, architecture, nature, sports and portrait photography needs.

RF24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM

Created for a wide range of shooting scenarios from street scene snapshots to movie shooting, the RF24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM lens remains portable while equipped with IS. Other components include: 

  • Equivalent to the size of the EF counterpart but with Image Stabilization.
  • High speed and high precision Nano USM motor for accurate, silent focus operation for stills and moving shooting.
  • Takes moving shooting into account with focus breathing suppression during manual focus operation, sensitivity setting during MF operation, usage of the focus ring is adjustable and customization of the control ring to assign aperture, shutter speed, ISO speed and exposure compensation as desired.

Free Firmware Update

In addition, a new, free downloadable firmware update will be released in late September for the EOS R system. Those interested can download the update for their respective system via the EOS R and EOS RP support pages. The update will improve three main functions: 

  • Eye detection AF
  • AF frame display delay
  • Subject identification

The firmware update aims to add detection of the subject’s eye when the subject is at a distance, improve overall AF frame tracking for moving subjects, as well as improve initial subject recognition and start tracking when subjects are at a distance.

Pricing and Availability

The Canon RF15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM and RF24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM lenses are both scheduled to be available in late September 2019 for an estimated retail price of $2,299.00* each. To complete the trinity of F2.8 lenses, the RF70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM lens is scheduled to be shipping within the second half of 2019 – stay tuned! For additional information, please visit, usa.canon.com.