Another Take On Canon High Megapixel Mirrorless Rumors

Canon High Megapixel Mirrorless

No new rumors about the Canon high megapixel mirrorless camera.

Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography discusses the latest Canon high megapixel mirrorless rumors. We still do not have reliable intel about the resolution, suggestions range from 80-90MP to 150MP. Enjoy the video.

The Canon high megapixel mirrorless camera is an 2021 affair, don’t expect it earlier.

The next Canon mirrorless camera to get released is the highly anticipated Canon EOS R5. All Canon rumors are listed here.

Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS Sample Photos

Canon RF 24-240mm F/4-6.3 IS

Looking for some Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS sample images?

Ahead of the full review, Dustin Abbott posted a set of sample pictures shot with the Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS on a Canon EOS R camera. This is one of the more affordable lenses for the EOS R system.

RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS key features:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Nano USM AF System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer and Dynamic IS
  • Customizable Control Ring
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Metabones Release EF-RF Speed Booster That Reduces EOS R 4K Crop Factor

Speed Booster

Metabones released a new Speed Booster for the EOS R system.

The Canon EF-RF mount T Speed Booster® ULTRA 0.71x is able to able “to mitigate most of the 4k video crop factor of EOS R (1.75x) and EOS RP (1.63x) and reduce it to 1.24x and 1.15x respectively“.

The Metabones Canon EF-RF mount T Speed Booster® ULTRA 0.71x is already available for $479 at B&H Photo | Adorama | Metabones

Key Features

Metabones EF-RF Speed Booster®  ULTRA 0.71x – to adapt Canon EF mount full-frame lenses to the new Canon RF mount. Filmmakers are now able to mitigate most of the 4k video crop factor of EOS R (1.75x) and EOS RP (1.63x) and reduce it to 1.24x and 1.15x respectively. The field of view is now much closer to still photo mode. This Speed Booster is not intended for still photography but will work if the camera is configured to APS-C mode. 60p FHD video does not work at all.

Optical

  • Increase maximum aperture by 1 stop. (with a maximum output aperture of f/0.9).
  • Increase MTF (details).
  • Makes lens 0.71x wider.
  • Advanced 5-element/4-group optical design incorporating ultra-high index tantalum-based optical glass by Caldwell Photographic in the USA (patent granted).

Electronic

  • Autofocus.  AF speed is properly adjusted to account for and leverage the shorter focal length and the brighter maximum aperture.
  • Dual-pixel autofocus (DPAF) and video AF support.
  • Focal length and aperture are adjusted in EXIF (see note 3).
  • Image stabilization (IS) lens support.
  • Store EXIF data (lens name, focal length and maximum/minimum aperture) for one manual lens in the adapter.
  • Build-in multi-function Control Wheel (turn/ push-in) for assignable functions(eg. ISO, shutter speed or aperture control, depth-of-field preview).
  • LED indicator shows communication status. 
  • Powered by camera body. With most lenses, no external power source required.

Mechanical

  • The tripod foot is detachable and compatible with Arca Swiss, Markins and Photo Clam ball heads.
  • Flocking to reduce internal reflection.
  • Rubber gasket protects the RF mount connection from dust and moisture.
  • Aluminum alloy and brass construction with chromium plating.
  • Satin surface finish.
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Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM Review Sample Images

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

Here are some Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM review sample photos.

Ahead of the upcoming review, Photography Blog posted a set o sample photos shot using the new Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM lens for the EOS R full frame mirrorless camera system. Original files can be downloaded.

Key features:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Center Macro Focus, 1:2 Magnification
  • Optical Image Stabilizer

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The Canon EOS R System Might Be Used To Produce VR Footage, Patent Suggests

Canon Eos R

Is Canon planning some VR (Virtual Reality) production system based on the Canon EOS R camera system? A patent application appears to suggest exactly this.

Canon patent application 2020-42197A (Japan) discusses optical formulas for a dual view anamorphic optic for 35mm full-frame mirrorless cameras (i.e. the Canon EOS R system).

  • Focal length: vertical 7.44 mm, horizontal 5,57 mm
  • F number: 4.00, 2.81
  • Half angle of view: 90, 90
  • Image height: 11,75 mm, 8.75 mm
  • Lens length: 100.00 mm
  • Back focus: 15.92 mm

Intriguing, isn’t it? What plans does Canon have with the EOS R system and the RF mount? At least it has become very clear that Canon is very committed to their new full frame mirrorless system.

canon eos r
Image from the patent literature

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

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Canon Eos Rp Refurbished Cameras

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