Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L Review: The Best Prime Lens You Can Get?

Rf 50mm F/1.2L Review

Here is a new Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L review. We know that the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L is an outstanding lens, one in the “boutique lenses” collection to show what the EOS R and the RF mount are capable of.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
  • One UD Element, One Aspherical Element
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 10-Blade Diaphragm

Peter McKinnon reviews the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L, and has no doubts that it is the “best prime lens. period“.

More Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L review stuff is listed here.

Canon RF lenses: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA

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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 RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 STM IS Review (good mechanical quality)

Canon RF 24-105mm F/4-7.1 IS STM Review

Here is a review of the inexpensive Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 STM IS lens for the EOS R system. It seems the mechanical quality is the only good thing they found.

Optical Limits tested the Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 STM IS, and their verdict isn’t very positive:

In absolute terms, it’s clearly a sub-standard lens. Its native characteristics range from good to downright terrible. The miserable vignetting and distortions have to be seen to be believed. Conversely, the resolution is actually pretty decent – which is a bit of a pity because you just won’t use this lens without auto-correction.

That’s being said – it is highly unlikely that you invest thousands into a high-megapixel camera and then just a few hundred on a cheap kit zoom lens. The pixel-level sharpness increases towards lower sensor resolutions and the vast majority of users have cameras featuring 20 to 30 megapixels (as of the time of this review). Within this context, the Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 STM IS makes much more sense. The 24mm setting will still not be perfect here but it’s certainly usable.

[…] the mechanical quality of the lens is pretty good for a kit zoom lens. The used materials are of high quality. The (extending-)inner lens tube is a bit wobbly though and this seems to be a theme across Canon consumer-grade Canon lenses.

Read the review at Optical Limits…

Other reviewers have a less negative opinion about this lens. All Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 STM IS reviews are listed here.

The Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM sells at $399: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA

Key features:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Center Macro Focus, 1:2 Magnification
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
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Canon Set To Release A Sub $800 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera?

Canon Firmware Eos Rp Kit

Is this possible? A mirrorless camera with a full frame imaging sensor for less than $800? A new rumor suggests it is.

Canon Rumors reports with confidence that Canon might release such a camera in 2022. An EOS R model that will go over the counter for less than $800. Mind the EOS RP launched at $1,299 (and is currently at $999). Along with a kit lens this could sell for less than $1,000.

No specifications or other information for the time being. Not sure what to think about this rumor. Is this even possible? What do you think?

All Canon rumors are listed here.

Canon EOS R3 To Get Released in September 2021? (yes, likely)

Canon Eos R3 Sensor

A new rumor appears to confirm what we already knew: the Canon EOS R3 will be released to the general public in September 2021.

We expected the announcement for June 29, 2021. It didn’t happen. Other sources suggested an announcement in Fall would be more likely. Now another rumors seem to confirm this. Expect the Canon EOS R3 to get eventually announced in September 2021.

In the meantime you might check some product images, or have a look at an interview with a Canon exec. Here are are the known and rumored EOS R3 specification in one list:

  • 30.1mp backside illuminated image sensor (resolution is not confirmed yet)
  • 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 Canon 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.

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Source: Canon Rumors

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How Does The Original Canon EOS R Hold Up In 2021?

Canon Eos Line-up

It was the first full frame mirrorless camera Canon made. It took a s**tstorm (as usual for a new, innovative Canon camera) after release and then sold like hot cake. The Canon EOS R; is it still good in 2021?

That’s what Jacek Sopotnicki is trying to find out in the 10 minutes video below. I think the EOS R is still a great camera.

More Canon EOS R reviews are listed here.

Canon EOS R key features:

  • 30.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K30 Video; C-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 5655 AF Points
  • 3.69m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.15″ 2.1m-Dot Swivel Touchscreen LCD
  • Expanded ISO 50-102400, 8 fps Shooting
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, SD UHS-II Card Slot
  • Multi-Function Bar, Dual Pixel RAW

Canon EOS R: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA

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