Canon EOS R Firmware Update and Price Drop Coming

Canon Eos R Firmware Update

A new Canon EOS R firmware update might be released soon, according to latest rumors. Nothing exciting, though.

The next Canon EOS R firmware update might be released by July 2020 and will mainly be a bug fix. So, don’t expect new features or else. Also, there seem to be no plans to dismiss the EOS R: it will be part of the Canon EOS R lineup also in 2021.

However, according to the same source, the Canon EOS R price will drop to $1,400 by September 2020. This price has so far only seen at some special promotions.

All Canon rumors are listed here.

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L Review & Comparison With EF Version (DPReview TV)

Canon RF 85mm F/1.2L Review

A Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L review by DPReview TV. This is one of the boutique lenses for the Canon EOS R system.

Chris and Jordan of DPReview TV posted a Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L review. And they compare the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L with the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L.

This week Chris and Jordan take a closer look at the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L and – no surprises here – find it to be a technically excellent optic. They also compare it with the original EF-mount 85mm F1.2L, which is no slouch for its age, to see just how far the design has advanced in the past 15 years.

More Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L review stuff is listed here, and you won’t find a review that’s not praising this lens.

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Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L key features and description:

  • Focal length: 85mm
  • Aperture range: F1.2-16 (1/3 EV stops)
  • Filter thread: 82mm
  • Close focus: 0.85m (2.79 ft.)
  • Maximum magnification: 0.12x
  • Diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm)
  • Hood: ET-89 round-shaped hood (supplied)
  • Length / Diameter: approx. 103.2 x 117.3 (4.06 in. x 4.62in)
  • Weight: approx. 1,195g (approx. 2.63lbs)
  • Optical construction: 13 elements in nine groups
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Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 RF Review (highly recommended, Photography Blog)

Samyang AF 85mm F/1.4 RF Review

Here is another Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 RF review, Samyang/Rokinon latest autofocus lens for the Canon EOS R system

Photography Blog posted their full Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 RF review, and rated it “highly recommended” with 4.5/5 stars. From the conclusion:

Sharpness is acceptable when shooting wide-open at f/1.4, very good at f/2 and outstanding from f/2.8 onwards, although the edges aren’t quite as sharp as the centre, with f/2.8-f/11 producing the sharpest results. There is some evidence of chromatic aberrations plus vignetting at wide-open apertures, although admittedly that’s something that other fast lenses also suffer from.

The build quality is surprisingly good given the price tag, with the metal lens mount and housing adding to the high-quality feel, Samyang have also included a very good lens hood, and weather-sealing is the icing on the proverbial cake. Auto-focusing was acceptably quick on the Canon EOS RP camera that we tested the lens with, and the AF mechanism is pretty quiet too, making it well-suited to both stills and video use.

In summary, if you want an affordable yet high-quality portrait prime for your Canon EOS R camera, there’s only one contender in town – the new Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 RF lens.

Read the review at Photography Blog…

The Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 RF is available at $699:

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These Canon RF Mount Lenses Might Get Released In 2021

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We just learned about the Canon RF mount lenses Canon will announce in 2020, and already here is a rumor about the lenses to expect in 2021.

  • Canon RF 18-45mm IS STM – Might be for the full frame EOS R or for the fabled APS-C camera with Canon RF mount
  • Canon RF 24mm Macro IS
  • Canon RF 100-400mm IS USM – Rumored to be a non L lens

L-tier lenses for the Canon EOS R system are also rumored to be released in 2021.

On July 2, 2020, we expect Canon to eventually announce and release the highly anticipated Canon EOS R5. All we know about the Canon EOS R5 is neatly listed here. About the EOS R6 we know less (all rumors here and rumored specifications here).

Source: Canon Rumors

These Are The Lenses Canon Will Announce In 2020, Report

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Here is the list of the lenses Canon will announce in 2020, courtesy of ever-reliable Nokishita.

Not surprising at all, all lenses are for the RF mount, i.e. for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system.

  • RF 50mm f/1.8 STM (the Nifty-Fifty coming to the EOS R!)
  • RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM
  • RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
  • RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM
  • RF 600mm f/11 IS STM
  • RF 800mm f/11 IS STM
  • RF 1.4x and RF 2x extenders

For now we expect the highly anticipated (and teased) Canon EOS R5. See here for all the available intel.

Stay tuned.

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