Canon EOS R Six-Month Hands-On Review

Canon Eos R Firmware Update

Canon EOS R at a glance:

  • 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

SLR Lounge on YouTube posted a 12 minutes video where they resume their six months long experience with the Canon EOS R.

Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system:

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Canon RF 35mm f1.8 IS STM Macro Lens Review (highly versatile lens, DPReview)

Canon RF 35mm F1.8 IS STM

Canon RF 35mm f1.8 IS STM at a glance;

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • 1:2 Max. Magnification, 6.7″ Min. Focus
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

DPReview posted their full review of the Canon RF 35mm f1.8 IS STM Macro lens for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system. They gave it a score of 86%.

From their conclusion:

This will no doubt be an obvious walk-around lens for many EOS R-series users, at least for the time being while the RF lens range is still growing. With a classically popular focal length, a respectably wide maximum aperture, image stabilization and close-focusing capabilities, it clearly has broad ambitions and many useful applications.

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The [Canon RF 35mm f1.8 IS STM Macro] has been put together well and handles nicely, and you soon start to appreciate the presence of the Control Ring as you use it to make small tweaks while shooting. The focusing system isn’t the most discreet but it is fast, and it works very well during video shooting

The [Canon RF 35mm f1.8 IS STM Macro] is certainly capable of delivering nicely sharp images too, and while vignetting, curvilinear distortion and lateral chromatic aberration are all visible to some extent, the worst of these can be banished quite easily through the camera-based corrections. LoCA is present at wider apertures and can be visible in out-of-focus areas, but it’s most prominent in out-of-focus high contrast regions, where you may see purple and green fringing. That, and the ‘catseye’ bokeh that can result when shooting at wider apertures might be a concern for those who intend to use the lens frequently in this way. Heavily defocused areas and more natural backgrounds, however, are generally rendered very pleasingly.

Read the review…

More Canon RF 35mm f1.8 IS STM coverage is listed here.

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM:

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Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system:

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Canon Set To Announce 300mm Lens For EOS R With New And Unique Feature?

Canon Eos R

After the rumor about a 500mm telephoto lens for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system, a 300mm lens rumor surfaced from the web.

It’s suggested Canon might announce a 300mm f/2.8L IS lens for the EOS R system along with the above mentioned 500mm lens. The announcement is expected somewhen in 2020. This 300mm f/2.8 IS lens for EOS R is said to sport a “new and unique feature for super telephoto lenses”. No hints what the feature is about. Both lenses could be announced along with the rumored EOS-1D X equivalent EOS R model.

It seems 2020 will be an important year for the EOS R ecosystem with lots of lenses that are said to be announced. In the meantime we are still waiting for Canon to release some RF mount lenses they have already announced (development).

All Canon rumors are listed here.

Source: Canon Rumors

Deal: Canon EOS R – $1649.99 (reg. $1999, import model)

Canon Eos R With Aps-c

Canon EOS R at a glance:

  • 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

Seller RedTagCamera on eBay (100% positive feedback) has the Canon EOS R on sale at $1,649.99. Compare at $1,999. Free shipping. Please note: this is an import model, 1 year US seller warranty applies. Import models are legally imported from another country through channels other than the maker’s official distribution system. Limited time offer.

Noteworthy Kickstarter projects:

  1. DUO Daypack, quick access camera bag with lifetime warranty
  2. Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 lens for $199
  3. Peak Design super light travel tripod

More selected deals:

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Canon Europe stores have a cash back promotions going on:

Refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store (best deals to be found here)

Save $10 on Luminar 4 and/or Aurora HDR 2019 using our code “WATCH” at checkout.

A Professional, EOS-1D X Equivalent Canon EOS R Model Might Come Earlier Than Expected

Canon Eos R Firmware Update

While we are still waiting for the high resolution Canon EOS R model, the rumor mill has suggestions about the EOS R model coming after.

Apparently Canon has decided to accelerate the development of a professional EOS R model, i.e. a mirrorless camera that can compare with Canon’s flagship EOS-1D X Mark II.

The same rumor suggests this EOS-1D X equivalent full frame mirrorless camera could be announced along with the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III, and it could happen in the first or second quarter of 2020. To be honest, Canon itself said they might make such a camera.

Our take: take it with a grain of salt. EOS R related rumors abound and so far the reliability is very low. The source of the rumor also ranks it low.

We now know what gear Canon is set to announced next. Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon Patent For 400mm F2.8, 500mm F4 and 600mm F4 Lenses For EOS R Mirrorless System

Canon Patent

Hi Lows Note spotted a Canon patent application (2019-95525, Japan) which describes optical formulas for telephoto lenses for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system.

The optical formulas are for 400mm f2.8, 500mm f4 and 600mm f4 lenses.

Focal length: 392mm
FNo.: 2.90
2ω: 3.16
Image height: 21.64 mm
Lens length: 360.03 mm
Back focus: 31.01 mm

Focal length: 490mm
FNo.: 4.12
2ω: 2.54
Image height: 21.64 mm
Lens length: 412.08 mm
Back focus: 33.39 mm

Focal length: 588mm
FNo.: 4.12
2ω: 2.11
Image height: 21.64 mm
Lens length: 476.08 mm
Back focus: 33.21 mm

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