Today Only: Rokinon AF 85mm f/1.4 Auto Focus Lens for Canon RF – $589 (reg. $699)

Rokinon AF 85mm

Only for today (10/14/2021) Adorama has a 16% discount on the Rokinon AF 85mm f/1.4 Auto Focus Lens for Canon RF mount.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Four High Refractive Index Elements
  • Ultra Multi-Coating
  • Ultrasonic Dual Linear AF Motor
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Round 9-Blade Diaphragm

Get the Rokinon AF 85mm f/1.4 Auto Focus Lens for Canon RF on sale at $589. Compare at $699. Rokinon lenses are also branded as Samyang, depending by your geographic location.


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A Pro Photographer Changed Her Mind About The Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L

Canon RF 28-70mm F/2L Rf Mount Canon Eos R

Sometimes you are mistaken, and if you can admit it, it’s a good sign. That’s what happened to a professional photographer with the Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Katelyn James posted a video where she shares her experiences with the Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L lens:

A few months ago I made a review of the Canon RF 28-70 f/2.0 after using it for only one wedding day. Well 6 months later my opinion about this lens has changed… I LOVE IT more than I ever thought I would. It gives you all the advantages of shooting with prime lenses AND zoom lenses with almost zero compromise. I use it for 80%-90% of my images on the wedding day and want to share my experiences with this lens after using it non-stop for 6 months!

More coverage of the outstanding Canon RF 28-70mm F/2L is listed here.

Canon RF 28-70mm F/2L: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA

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The Rumored RF 5.2mm Lens Seems To Be A Dual Fisheye VR Lens

A few days ago we got a rumor suggesting Canon might be set to release a RF 5.2mm f/2.8 lens. Today we know a bit more.

As Nokishita added to their original rumor, the RF 5.2mm f/2.8 lens might indeed be a dual fisheye lens for VR (virtual reality) applications:

The product category of canon’s RF 5.2mm f/2.8 L Dual Fisheye seems to be a VR lens.

There is more. Months ago a Canon patent application was spotted that seems to be related to the rumored RF 5.2mm lens. The patent application P2021-51282A (Japan) discusses optical formulas for a stereo lens for a full frame mirrorless camera. From the patent literature:

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a small lens device that can obtain a natural stereoscopic effect by setting an appropriate length of a base line.

SOLUTION: A lens device (200) includes: a first optical system (201R); a second optical system (201L) arranged in parallel to the first optical system; and a lens mount unit (202) attachable to a camera body, the first and second optical systems each having a first optical axis (OA1), a second optical axis (OA2), and a third optical axis (OA3) in order from an object side to an image side. A distance (L1) between the first and second optical systems is larger than a dimeter (φD) of the lens mount unit, and a distance (L2) between the third axes of the first and second optical systems is smaller than the dimeter (φD) of the lens mount unit.

A RF 5.2mm f/2.8 lens for the EOS R full frame mirrorless system. Interesting times ahead.

Is Canon Set To Release a RF 5.2mm f/2.8 Lens?

Canon Rf 16mm Rf 35mm F/1.2L EF Lenses Tilt-shift Lenses

Not sure if this is a typo or if it is real. Canon might release a RF 5.2mm f/2.8 lens for the EOS R system, a usually very reliable rumor source suggests.

Nokishita tweeted that Canon might be set to release a RF 5.2mm f/2.8 lens. A fish-eye lens, I guess. Nokishita says:

Canon’s next RF lens will be 5.2mm f/2.8L. Check Canon’s latest accessory list for unreleased lens caps 5.2.

As far as I know, such a lens has never been rumored. What do you think? Real, or something got lost in translation?

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

The Canon EOS R3 Price For Europe Might Just Have Leaked, It’s €7299

Eos R3

A German online retailer might just have leaked the EU price for the upcoming Canon EOS R3. Thanks Yah Ben for the tip.

The price of €7,299 appeared on the website of a German online retailer. It might well be the real price and not a placeholder as happened sometimes in the past. A price of €7,299 might mean that the US price is just below $8,000, but it seems too much to me. Is this price realistic, what do you think?

The presentation scheduled for September 14, 2021, appeared as banner on the Internet (image above). While it is not stated that it is about the Canon EOS R3, we can be rather sure it will, given all the rumors so far.

The resolution of the upcoming Canon EOS R3 is no longer a mystery. It’s 24MP, and it got more than one confirmation. Oh, and have a look how impressing the 30fps of the R3 are. We expect the announcement in Fall 2021, likely in September. Here is what we know about the EOS R3 so far:

  • 24MP backside illuminated image sensor
  • Multi-Controller & Smart Controller
  • Vari-Angle Touch Screen
  • NEW accessory shoe
  • Wifi 5GHz
  • High speed 30fps electronic shutter with AF/AE tracking + RAW shooting at this speed
  • AF down to -7.0 EV
  • 8 Stops Coordinated Control IS with Optical IS and In-Body IS
  • 4K Canon Log3​
  • Oversampling 4K
  • Internal RAW video
  • Inclusion of cars and motorbikes in AF tracking technology
  • RAW internal movie recording
  • Speedlite shooting with electronic shutter
  • The same weather sealing as the EOS-1D series
  • LP-E19 Battery
  • Dual card slot SD & CFExpress

All our EOS R3 coverage is listed here, product images are here and here. There has been some discussion about who makes the imaging sensor of the EOS R3. You can get notified when the Canon EOS R3 will be available for preorder.

canon eos r3
The upcoming Canon EOS R3

The German product description from the German retailer can be found after the break.

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