More Canon Firmware Updates (EOS R6 , EOS R, EOS RP, EOS Ra, EOS-1D X Mark III)

Canon Firmware Eos Rp Kit

Not just the Canon EOS R5. There are more Canon firmware updates: all EOS R series cameras and the EOS-1D X Mark III.

Canon EOS R6 firmware 1.2.0 (download):

1. When using high-speed or low-speed continuous shooting modes, in Drive Mode with [High Speed Display: OFF], the visibility of the subject within the frame has been improved when shooting moving objects.* *During continuous shooting black frames will be inserted between frames in the viewfinder and live view. This will improve the visibility of moving subjects in live view and in the viewfinder.

2. Adds the [Auto] setting to the [Viewfinder brightness] menu that will brighten and dim based on ambient light conditions.

3. Enables 2nd curtain shooting sync during radio transmission wireless flash shooting when the Speedlite EL-1 flash is attached to the camera.

4. Enables manual flash output (excluding high-speed sync and optical transmission wireless flash shooting) to be selected and set up to 1/8192 from the camera menu screen when the Speedlite EL-1 flash is attached to the camera.

5. Improves compatibility of HEIF images recorded in the camera with MIAF (Multi-Image Application Format) standards. 6. Adds support for AF and release during zoom operations for some RF and EF lenses.

Canon EOS R firmware 1.8 (download):

1. Improves color balance when the RF50mm F1.8 STM lens is attached to the EOS R camera.

2. Support has been added for the following lenses*: – RF70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM – RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM *With Firmware Version 1.7.0 and later.

Canon EOS RP firmware 1.6 (download):

1. Improves color balance when the RF50mm F1.8 STM lens is attached to the EOS RP camera.

2. Support has been added for the following lenses*: – RF70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM – RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM *With Firmware Version 1.5.0 and later.

Canon EOS Ra firmware 1.8.0 (download):

1. Improves color balance when the RF50mm F1.8 STM lens is attached to the EOS Ra camera.

2. Support has been added for the following lenses*: – RF70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM – RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM *With Firmware Version 1.7.0 and later.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III firmware 1.3.0 (download):

1. Enables 2nd curtain shooting sync during radio transmission wireless flash shooting when the Speedlite EL-1 flash is attached to the camera.

2. Enables manual flash output (excluding high-speed sync and optical transmission wireless flash shooting) to be selected and set up to 1/8192 from the camera menu screen when the Speedlite EL-1 flash is attached to the camera.

3. Improves compatibility of HEIF images recorded in the camera with MIAF (Multi-Image Application Format) standards.

4. Fixes the phenomenon that may result in the occurrence of time-out under certain conditions during FTP transfer.

Interview With Astrophotographer Tony Hallas About The Canon EOS Ra

Canon Eos Ra

If you never heard about the Canon EOS Ra, it’s a modified EOS R camera and Canon’s full frame mirrorless offering for astrophotography enthusiasts.

The EOS Ra was built off the EOS R system combining new features, such as four times greater transmittance of hydrogen-alpha Hα rays (656.3 nm wavelength) through an infrared cutoff filter, which helps capturing high-precision images of the deep-red wavelengths emitted by nebulae in vivid color, without any special camera alterations. On board is also a 30x live view mode for highly precise manual focusing.

The video below by CanonUSA on Youtube features an interview with astrophotographer Tony Hallas about astrophotography itself and his experience with the EOS Ra.

More Canon EOS Ra reviews and information are listed here.

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Canon EOS Ra Review – A Mighty Fine Camera (and not just for astrophotography)

Canon EOS Ra Review

Here is a Canon EOS Ra review. The Canon EOS Ra is a special EOS R camera dedicated to astrophotography.

What sets the EOS Ra apart? The Canon EOS Ra has approximately four times the transmittance of hydrogen-alpha light (656 nm) as the EOS R (see the press release here). Photographs of subjects that reflect a lot of infrared light will therefore appear redder than they actually are.

The Phoblographer posted their full Canon EOS Ra review. From their conclusion:

The Canon EOS Ra is a mighty fine camera. The build quality is fantastic, overall image quality is excellent, the camera is weather-sealed, has a wonderful LCD and EVF, and the images that come from the camera during daytime use are great too.

[…] The Canon EOS Ra is a serious piece of kit. It has been designed for photographers who are passionate about astrophotography, more specifically, deep space photography. If you plan on getting a telescope to attach the EOS Ra to, or if you already own one and the required T-adapters and mounts, you will get the most out of it. If you are just going to do regular wide-angle astrophotography, though, you’re better off looking elsewhere because the specialized Ha filter will be lost on you.

Read the review at The Phoblographer

While the Canon EOS Ra is not the best tool to take pictures in daylight, it delivers “surprisingly great image quality when set to daytime white balance“.

More Canon EOS Ra review stuff is listed here.

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

Canon EOS Ra Review On An Astrophotography Road Trip

Canon EOS Ra Review

Here is a Canon EOS Ra review for all the astrophotography enthusiasts out there.

If you never heard about the EOS Ra, it’s a modified EOS R camera dedicated to astrophotography. The EOS Ra was built off the EOS R system combining new features, such as four times greater transmittance of hydrogen-alpha Hα rays (656.3 nm wavelength) through an infrared cutoff filter, which helps capturing high-precision images of the deep-red wavelengths emitted by nebulae in vivid color, without any special camera alterations. On board is also a 30x live view mode for highly precise manual focusing.

AstroBackyard‘s Trevor Jones took the Canon EOS Ra on a road trip to see if it is worth for astrophotographer, which is pretty much the only category of photographers interested in the Canon EOS Ra. For this Canon EOS Ra review, Trevor used a Canon RF 85mm F/1.2L lens under semi-dark skies (Bortle Scale Class 4) for some wide-field shots of the night sky. Enjoy the video.

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

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How To Shoot Astrophotography Panoramas (video tutorial)

How To Shoot Astrophotography

Are you into astrophotography? Or did you just get the Canon EOS Ra and want to start with the craft? Here is a short how to shoot astrophotography tutorial.

The rather in-depth how to shoot astrophotography panoramas video was made by motion control gear company Syrp together with astrophotographer Charles Brooks:

Charles Brooks is a true expert at astro panoramas. He runs Opus Expeditions in New Zealand, taking adventurous photographers to the most breathtaking locations around the country. He has mastered the art of Astro and in this filmmaking guide, he shares all of his best-kept secrets about how to shoot a multi-row panoramic Astro image.

Anyone can take a good photo of the stars, but not everyone can get that mind-blowing effect that you’re about to learn.

In this video, Charles walks you through the process of taking amazing Astro panoramas. This is a very in-depth tutorial that goes from the gear he uses and location-scouting right through to post-production.

The 30 minutes video (below) covers various techniques and general tips about astrophotography. it discusses gear, location, setup, and post production.

About location:

As 83% of the world population lives under light-polluted skies, it can be really hard to escape these bright areas, as traces of light can persist for miles.

[…] Charles uses a website called Dark Site Finder to find the perfect spot for this shoot and Photopills to find exactly where the Milky Way is going to be at during this time of the year, thanks to their Planner and 2D Milky Way modes. The best season is different for the Southern and Northern Hemisphere.

And here is the video:

More photography tips and tricks are listed here.

[via DIY Photography]

A Bit Of Everything (Canon EOS Ra, PowerShot SX420, IVY REC, RF 50mm f/1.2L, and more)

Canon Eos Ra Review

Above: Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens review with samples – Christopher Frost Photography


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Below: Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM lens review with sample pictures – Christopher Frost Photography

Below: Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 Model Shoot & Review by Darren Miles