This is the list of gear Canon is going to announce in September (Canon EOS R, R lenses, and more)

Nokishita posted what is likely the definitive list of new gear Canon is going to announce ahead of Photokina 2018, starting by next week.

  • Canon EOS R (the full frame mirrorless camera)
  • Canon EOS R with 24-105mm lens kit
  • Canon RF 35mm F/1.8 M IS
  • Canon RF 50mm F/1.2L USM
  • Canon RF 28-70mm F/2L USM
  • Canon RF 24-105mm F/4L USM
  • Canon EF-M 32mm F/1.4 STM
  • Canon EF 400 mm F/2.8L III
  • Canon EF 600 mm F/4L III
  • R adapter (please note: there may be three adapters. M.ADAP R, M.ADAP R ND, M.ADAP R PL. At the time being we are not sure what the different codes/names mean)
  • PD – E1 is also included in the accessory list

As you can see, a pretty decent gear list, and a cool lens line-up. Good to know that Canon will start with some interesting lenses for their new system. The new Canon EOS R system is getting three L lenses from the beginning. Good move Canon!

Is the Canon RF 28-70mm F/2L a world’s first? And how big will this lens be? It has to be a massive piece of glass having f/2 for a FF sensor. I think it’s a very smart move by Canon to announce the Canon EOS R along with a 50mm f/1.2L, and with two classic zoom lenses for FF cameras, the afore mentioned RF 28-70mm F/2L and the RF 24-105mm F/4L. Not sure what the “M” in RF 35mm F/1.8 M IS means but a fast 35mm lens rounds up very well the initial R mount lens line-up.

The Canon EOS R was rumored to have IBIS (In Camera Image Stabilisation). I wonder if this still makes sense given that one lens appears to have image stabilisation (IS). However, IBIS is still an option I’d not exclude.

The Canon EOS R might obfuscate Nikon’s Z6 and Z7, alone for the initial lens offering. Add to this that most likely the Canon EOS R will shoot 4K video with Dual Pixel AF and you may see a real winner here.

I am also very happy that eventually Canon is releasing a fast prime for the EOS M system, the 32mm f/1.4. This was one needed and will be part of my EOS M kit asap.

Announcements will start on September 5, 2018. Exciting times ahead.

Stay tuned!

Upcoming Canon Full Frame Mirrorless Camera to be named Canon EOS R?

Canon EOS M50 Full Frame Mirrorless

Things are heating up ahead of next week’s Canon announcement. For those who have been on a different planet for the last weeks: rumors have it that on September 4/5 Canon might announce (at least) one of the two full frame mirrorless cameras the company has on schedule. Please note that you may be very disappointed by next week’s announcement. More about that later or tomorrow.

After our very basic specification list for Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera, Canon Rumors got some more bits, the most interesting being the supposed moniker of Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera, and that Canon might introduce a new mount type.

  • Name: Canon EOS R
  • RF Mount (New mount, possible EF compatibility?)
  • No reports of new “RF” lenses being announced alongside the body.
  • Similar ergonomics to the EOS M50
  • Slightly larger body than the EOS M50
  • Will compete with the Sony A7 III & Nikon Z6
  • 24mp or 28mp (Two different reports)

All in all nothing that’s not at least plausible. A new mount type has been rumored many times. If this Canon full frame mirrorless camera is going to compete with the Nikon Z6, then it hardy will be a professional-oriented MILC. Is Canon still scared to cannibalise their DSLR market?

All Canon full frame mirrorless rumors are listed here.

Stay tuned.

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Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM lens for EOS M System Gets Another Mention, Announcement Soon

Canon EF-M 32mm F/1.4 STM EF-M 22mm Canon Lenses

Nokishita suggests that Canon might very soon announce the Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM lens for the Canon EOS M system. A welcome addition to the EF-M lens lineup in any case. This will be the fastest Canon lens for the EOS M system.

A new and fast prime lens for the Canon EOS M system was rumored since a while and an announcement expected. A much needed lens for the EOS M system, in my opinion. So far the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM pancake lens was the only Canon offering if you wanted a fast prime with auto-focus. Other manufacturer make manual focusing lenses up to f/1.2 with native EF-M mount.

Some New Canon Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Talk (28MP, $1900, IBIS)

Canon Rumors Canon Full Frame Mirrorless

We got a suggestion (thanks) for a basic specification set for Canon’s upcoming full frame mirrorless camera. Well, at least for one of the two that are rumored.

  • 28MP full frame sensor
  • Dual Pixel Auto Focus
  • IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation)
  • 10fps shooting
  • 4k@30fps
  • 1080p@60fps
  • Priced $1,900

All in all a specification set that’s at least reasonable, and to be expected.

It’s still not clear if we will see a Canon mirrorless announcement ahead of Photokina 2018. Many signs pointed in that direction but nothing new (and reliable enough) came up. An announcement ahead of Photokina could also be for the EOS M5 Mark II, and not for the highly anticipated FF MILC.

New Canon lens rumors also surfaced, there is a possibility Canon might announce new big white L lenses. And there is a list of unreleased Canon gear that has been registered at certification authorities, and that’s the only solid intel about Canon’s agenda that we have at the end of the day.

Stay tuned (all Canon rumors)

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III to be announced within a month? [CW3]

Canon EF 400mm F/2.8L IS III

The rumor mill has it that Canon might announce a new lens before Photokina 2018. The rumored lens is the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III.

No specifications are suggested, just that the Mark III version will “focus on weight reduction and updated coatings”. Along with the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III, so the rumor, Canon might announce also another “big white lens”, for which no focal length has been rumored so far. At the time of writing we can not confirm the announcement of the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III. The Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II was released in 2010, so a replacement may be a bit early on schedule.

With Photokina 2018 being a month away, we should soon see serious leaks, specifications, and possibly some images of the upcoming gear. However, we still have no reasonable hints about what Canon will announce. There are a lot of speculations, and obviously everybody is hoping for the highly anticipated Canon full frame mirrorless camera (all rumors). We have been told Canon will stage a mirrorless related event in the second week of September, others seem to disagree. We too got some conflicting intel later on and at the time being we can not confirm with high confidence that Canon will indeed hold an announcement during the second week of September 2018, and that it will be related to Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera.

Announcement wise, and on top of the probability, ranking you’ll find the EOS M5 Mark II, a 32-35mm f/1.4 or f/1.8 lens for the EOS M system, and we all hope to see a Canon full frame mirrorless camera (at least one). Some yet unknown lenses may also be announced.

We didn’t get any new intel about the EOS 90D/EOS 80D Mark II or the EOS 7D Mark III. An announcement in 2018 is still in the realm of possibilities but appears to become more unlikely as time goes by.

Stay tuned, there is more to come in the next weeks.

Updated list of unreleased yet registered Canon gear (2 MILCs with different mount?)

Canon Rumors Canon Full Frame Mirrorless

Nokishita posted an updated list of unreleased Canon gear registered at certification authorities.

Among the list below, there are two items that are supposed to be mirrorless cameras. Nokishita speculates that DS126721 and PC2357 might both be mirrorless camera but with different mount types.

  • DS 126721
    • Interchangeable lens camera
    • made in Japan
    • SKU: 3075C003AA, 3075C013AA, 3075C023AA
    • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
    • Battery: LP-E6 / LP-E6N (or equivalent)
    • The same radio parts as KissM
  • PC 2357
    • Digital camera
    • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
    • Battery: LP-E6/LP-E6N (or equivalent)
    • The same radio parts as KissM
  • Interchangeable lens (made in Japan):
    • 2439C005AA
    • 2959C005AA
    • 2963C005AA
    • 2972C005AA
    • 3045C005AA
  • Interchangeable lens (made in Taiwan or Japan):
    • 2965C005AA
    • 2973C005AA
    • 3329C005AA
  • DS401221
    • Speedlight
    • SKU: 3249C003AA

The big question is: when will Canon announce all this gear? Some stuff will be announced before Photokina 2018. Unfortunately, we still are not sure if Canon will announce anything mirrorless related before Photokina. We got a hint that Canon may stage a mirrorless related announcement on September 4 or 5, but during the last week we also got suggestions it will not happen.

Canon will announce new gear before end of 2018, that’s sure. On top of the probability ranking you’ll find the EOS M5 Mark II, a 32-35mm f/1.4 or f/1.8 lens for the EOS M system, possibly a Canon full frame mirrorless camera (at least one), and maybe some more gear (lenses?). Please note: at the time being it’s not sure if we will see Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera in 2018 or in Q1 2019.

We didn’t get any new intel about the EOS 90D/EOS 80D Mark II or the EOS 7D Mark III. An announcement in 2018 is still in the realm of possibilities but appears to become more unlikely as time goes by.

The Canon rumors mill, especially where related to anything mirrorless  has become a big mess during the last months. Contradicting rumors abound, and a lot of speculations are sold as rumors. All Canon full frame mirrorless rumors are listed here, all general Canon rumors are listed here.

Stay tuned!