Canon Dominates: EOS R Ranked First By Map Camera

Canon Eos R

Things look good for the EOS R in Japan. Map Camera reports that the EOS R was the top selling camera in November 2018. This stats are slightly different from BCN. BCN considers different camera kits while Map Camera rolls up all kits to a camera model.

The ranking:

  1. Canon EOS R
  2. Sony α7 III
  3. Nikon Z6
  4. Fujifilm X-T3
  5. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100M6
  6. Sony α7R III
  7. Nikon Z7
  8. Olympus Tough TG – 5
  9. Nikon D850
  10. Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

The Nikon Z6, although released earlier than the EOS R, didn’t manage to get above rank 3. The Fujifilm X-T3 on the other hand shows it can hold up to the full frame cameras and gets a respectable 4 place. It’s the highest ranking APS-C camera. However, it’s Canon to dominate. And that’s after just a short time the EOS R was released. So much to the “Canon has failed/is dead/will die soon” arguments.

[via Digicame Info]

Kipon Announced 8 Different Baveyes/Focal Reducers For Canon EOS R And Nikon Z Systems

Kipon

Kipon announced eight Baveyes/focal reducers for the new Canon EOS R and  Nikon Z mounts

  • Baveyes Pentax645-Nikon Z 0.7x
  • Baveyes Pentax67-Nikon Z 0.7x
  • Baveyes MAMIYA645-Nikon Z 0.7x
  • Baveyes Hasselblad V-Nikon Z 0.7x
  • Baveyes Hasselblad V-EOS R 0.7x
  • Baveyes MAMIYA645-EOS R 0.7x
  • Baveyes Pentax67-EOS R 0.7x
  • Baveyes Pentax645-EOS R 0.7x

The adapters are already listed on Adorama | Amazon | eBay

Press release:

KIPON Baveyes introduces a lineup of the world’s first lens adapters that bring the famous medium format optics to Sony E, Leica SL and Leica M ,Nikon Z, Canon R 35mm full frame cameras, virtually eliminating any crop factor image loss and maintaining diagonal angle of view.

The transformation results in a 0.7x factor to the original lens focal length with a gain of one stop in lens speed. Foremost in the advanced adapters, is the custom designed five element multicoated formula by German optics research institution, with the ability to use full frame SLR lenses on crop sensor camera bodies and mirrorless cameras.

Many medium format lenses are legendary for contrast, flare resistance, color saturation, bokeh and are in a class of theirown compared to even the best 35mm format glass. And the Sony, Leica ,Nikon, Canon image sensors, in the heart of their robust camera bodies, give new life to these medium format legendary lenses. The retailer price for these optic focal reducer is 695USD ,can order from Amazon Japan and Tmall China and Ebay factory shop from this week.

Kipon Set To Release First Third-Party Lenses For Canon EOS R And Nikon Z Systems (the “Elegant” line-up)

Kipon

Kipon announced They will release five new manual focusing lenses for Canon EOS R and Nikon Z system cameras. The lenses are expected to be available at the end of December 2018.

Kipon lenses and adapters lenses are available on Amazon | Amazon DE | Amazon UK.

Press release:

KIPON announced ELEGANT series lenses, world-first full-frame lenses for new Nikon Z mount and Canon R mount cameras from third-party.

After 6 years non-stop learning for how to make high quality lenses, KIPON accumulated rich experience now, The reason why we use ELEGANT to name this lineup is because we want to transfer exactly how we develop these lenses from design to manufacture.They are consistent with our inertial thinking and philosophy about developing products in our company.

Lenses would be available before the end of Dec 2018, price as below,

  • 24mm/f2.4 (For Nikon Z&Canon RF) 499USD
  • 35mm/f2.4 (For Nikon Z&Canon RF) 468USD
  • 50mm/f2.4 (For Nikon Z&Canon RF) 325USD
  • 75mm/f2.4 (For Nikon Z&Canon RF) 355USD
  • 90mm/f2.4 (For Nikon Z&Canon RF) 386USD
[via Mirrorless Rumors]

IBIS To Be Featured On Future Canon EOS R Cameras? [CW2]

Canon Eos R

The lack of IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation) was one of the major criticism Canon had to face after the launch of the EOS R.

Canon always stated that image stabilisation in lens was superior. However, there are a few Canon patent applications dealing with IBIS technology (this one and this one). And we have a Canon exec stating that IBIS is something Canon might consider in the future, although they consider IS in the lens to be better. Quoting Canon UK’s product intelligence consultant, David Parry:

We [i.e. Canon, editor’s note] feel that in-lens IS is the optimum system for image stabilisation […]

With an in-body IS system you are creating something that needs to work over lots of different types of lenses and different lens groups, so you don’t get a dedicated system for that particular lens.

All lenses move in different ways, and you get different types of shake depending on what kind of lens you’re using, so dedicating the IS system to the particular lens is, for us, the optimum way of doing it – but that’s not to say that we aren’t looking at in-body IS.

That said, a rumor surfaced suggesting Canon might feature IBIS in future EOS R cameras. We think this is possible but not likely. If Canon wanted to bring IBIS to their full frame mirrorless camera they would have done it with from the start. This is not to say that Canon will never feature IBIS, but we think it won’t happen anytime soon.

Speak your mind in the comment section.

Canon EOS R vs Nikon Z7 vs Sony A7 III Mirrorless Camera Comparison

Canon EOS R

The Slanted Lens compares the Canon EOS R with the Nikon Z7 with the Sony a7 III.

Dynamic range, tonality, sharpness and detail, high ISO, auto focus, and video in 4K and 1080p modes, they’re all put under scrutiny. There is one camera that apparently fails on a lot of categories. Guess which?

Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L Review (Highly Recommended, Optical Limits)

Canon RF 50mm F/1.2

Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L 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

Optical Limits (formerly known as photozone.de) reviewed the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L lens for the EOS R system.

From the conclusion:

[…[ it is quite obvious that the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2 USM L is an awesome lens … with a similar awe-inspiring price tag. In relation to other lenses in this class, the performance is already superb at f/1.2. Yes, the outer image region is not truly stellar but it’s impressive nonetheless. The image quality is extreme at medium aperture settings – across the image frame that is. Low lateral CAs contribute to the very high image quality perception. Image distortions are generally no issue. Vignetting is though – at least in its uncorrected state. There is some heavy light-falloff at f/1.2 and f/1.6 but to be fair – that’s to be expected. Most users will not (should not?) buy the lens for its sharpness but for its shallow depth-of-field capabilities. While not truly exceptional, the bokeh is very good with a smooth rendition in the focus transition zone. Out-of-focus highlights are nicely rendered in the image center, less so towards the image corners. However, that’s a physical limitation really. We were also very impressed by the very low bokeh fringing. Yes, you may spot some traces at f/1.2 but it’s not really relevant anymore from f/1.6 onward – and that’s a very rare characteristic. Read the review…

Optical Limits gives it a “highly recommended” rating.

Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L:

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