Canon RF 100-500mm Review, Comparison With EF 100-400mm (best RF telephoto)

Canon Rf RF 100-500mm Review

Here is a Canon RF 100-500mm review. The recently announced Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS lens seems to be a rather interesting and well performing lens.

Coming from Gordon Laing, the 29 minutes video-review below looks at the Canon RF 100-500mm from all possible points of view and compares it to the EF 100-400mm lens. Gordon seems to be pretty fond of the RF 100-500mm, calling it the “best RF telephoto” lens. In any case a powerful option for the EOS R system.

Key features:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5-7.1 to f/32-54
  • One Super UD Element, Six UD Elements
  • Dual Nano USM AF System

More RF 100-500mm coverage is listed here.

Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

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Upcoming Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens Shows Up At Certification Authority

Canon Rf 50mm F/1.8

We knew Canon was working on a Nifty-Fifty for the EOS R camera system. Now the Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 showed up at a certification authority.

Two lenses with SKUs 4514C005 and 4515C005 have been registered, and it seems 4515C005 refers to the upcoming Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM. The lens already got rumored, and a pertinent patent was spotted.

The Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM was rumored to get announced in 2020 but it looks as if it will come in 2021 unless Canon does another announcement session this year, which seems unlikely. And the other registered lens…?

[via Nokishita]

Here Is The Canon EOS C70, Cinema Camera With RF Mount

Canon EOS C70

While there is no official press release yet (but a leaked one from Canon Australia), Canon USA lists the Canon EOS C70 on their product page, and the C70 has been officially announced by Canon.

Preorders also are live, at $5,499 at B&H Photo and Adorama.

World-wide preorder:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Key features:

  • Super35 Dual Gain Output (DGO) Sensor
  • 4K 120p, 2K Crop 180p HDR Capture
  • Canon Log 2, 3, PQ & HLG Recording
  • RF Lens Mount / EF Mount with Adapter

The first video is from the people at CineD.

Developed with an idea of combining the Cinema EOS series with the EOS R series, the new EOS C70 offers exceptional image quality and professional video features in a compact and mobile form factor, perfect for documentary, newsgathering, and corporate videos.

The EOS C70 is the first Cinema EOS camera with a built-in RF-lens mount, which was previously a feature that was only used for the EOS R series of mirrorless cameras. The RF-mount offers users access to Canon’s superb line of RF-lenses, which are quick, reliable and provide brilliant image quality. There is also a full 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10-stop internal ND filter system in the relatively small flange depth of the RF-mount.

Canon’s EOS C70 is also equipped with a Super 35mm Dual Gain Output (DGO) Sensor that is capable of over 16 stops of dynamic range. The DIG!C DV7 Image Processor expands functionality and flexibility by enabling features such as 4K 120p High Frame Rate recording and Dual Pixel Autofocus.

EF Lens Compatibility with EF-EOS R 0.71X.

The EOS C70 is the first Cinema EOS camera engineered with a built-in RF mount making it compatible with Canon’s expanding line of high-performance RF lenses. The short flange distance helps to dramatically reduce body depth, resulting in a more compact design.

In addition to RF lenses, the EOS C70 offers tremendous flexibility by also being compatible with Canon’s broad line of award-winning EF lenses thanks to the new EF – RF optical adapter. This adapter converts light transmission from full-frame to Super 35mm image format. It extends the angle of view and optical sensitivity, while seamlessly integrating with the camera’s optical corrections. mount adapter.

canon eos c70

Dual Pixel CMOS AF & EOS iTR AF X.

Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology uses every pixel on the imaging sensor to detect focus and to capture actual image information, offering users high precision focusing and exceptional image quality.

The EOS C70 is the first Cinema EOS camera to feature EOS iTR AF X, which includes a head detection algorithm developed with deep learning technology. In Face Detection mode, the AF works with this advanced algorithm to dramatically improve distance measuring and tracking reliability.

Canon press release after the break.

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Canon Will Announce An EF-EOS R 0.71x Speedbooster

Speedbooster

Along with the leaked press release for the Canon EOS C70, there is another interesting information.

Canon will release their first speedbooster-like 0.71x adapter to mount EF lenses on EOS R bodies. It was rumored and a patent showed up too.

From the press release:

Also launching today is the Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x – an EF Lens to RF Mount adapter giving filmmakers the freedom to use the entire EF lens line-up1 with the EOS C70, optimising compatibility across two of Canon’s most popular lens lines. When paired with the EOS C70, the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x employs an optical conversion to capture a Full Frame angle of view of an EF lens even when used with a Super 35mm sensor, as well as an increased light transmission of approximately 1-stop. The adapter enables full communication between three EF lenses and the camera body – EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM- providing continued support for Canon’s extensive range of EF lenses2. Auto Focus, peripheral illumination and chromatic aberration correction, and the transfer of lens metadata are also fully supported when using the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x

Canon EOS C70 Press Release Leaks Ahead Of Announcement

Canon C70

We expect Canon to announce the EOS C70 today or tomorrow. The press release alreay leaked over the web. The Canon EOS C70 is Canon’s first Cinema camera with RF mount.

Canon’s EOS C70 brings the power of the RF Mount to its Cinema EOS System range for the first time.

Canon’s smallest and lightest Professional Cinema camera launches alongside a new EF-EOS R Mount adapter to unleash the full creative potential of Canon’s entire EF-Series and RF-Series lens line-up.

Canon Australia today launches the EOS C70 – a compact, versatile video camera that is the first to combine the powerful image quality of Canon’s Cinema EOS System range with the portability and flexibility of its EOS R line-up. For the first time, filmmakers using a Canon Cinema EOS System camera can enjoy the incredible possibilities of the powerful RF-Series lens range.

The EOS C70’s powerfully compact design – complete with professional interfaces and input/output terminals and ports – makes it perfectly suited for a broad range of uses including documentaries, productions of all sizes, newsgathering, and events such as weddings. High production social media content has also never been easier to capture thanks to the EOS C70’s vertical shooting capability. The EOS C70’s compact size yet expansive features enable filmmakers to shoot handheld or on a drone or gimbal, giving them enhanced creative freedom. What’s more, it offers multiple recording formats to SD cards – including 4K up to 120 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit in XF-AVC (All-I or Long-GOP), and MP4 in HEVC (H.265) or H.264 – providing filmmakers with the ability to meet diverse production requirements.

Also launching today is the Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x – an EF Lens to RF Mount adapter giving filmmakers the freedom to use the entire EF lens line-up1 with the EOS C70, optimising compatibility across two of Canon’s most popular lens lines. When paired with the EOS C70, the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x employs an optical conversion to capture a Full Frame angle of view of an EF lens even when used with a Super 35mm sensor, as well as an increased light transmission of approximately 1-stop. The adapter enables full communication between three EF lenses and the camera body – EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM- providing continued support for Canon’s extensive range of EF lenses2. Auto Focus, peripheral illumination and chromatic aberration correction, and the transfer of lens metadata are also fully supported when using the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x3.

Powerfully compact professional cinema capabilities

The EOS C70 bridges the gap between two Canon product portfolios – the Digital Interchangeable Lens camera line-up and the powerful Cinema EOS System cameras – with the short flange back design of Canon’s RF Mount making the compact design of the EOS C70 possible. While the camera is the smallest and lightest in Canon’s Cinema EOS System line-up, it’s packed with features that support a versatile range of professional video requirements. It has 13 assignable buttons, a multi-functional hand grip for ease of operability, professional input/output terminals including HDMI and 2x mini XLR terminals for audio, as well as an independent ventilation system. Furthermore, a new, thinner ND filter system gives up to 10-stops of ND filtration4, providing filmmakers with flexibility to control exposure while keeping control over the depth of field and enabling significant bokeh, even when using a high-speed lens.

Powering cinema with the consistent and stable performance of RF

Canon’s RF lens line-up is renowned for its excellent image quality and functionality. The Mount technology is engineered to provide advanced benefits for video use and is ideal for Canon’s Cinema EOS System range. Such capability gives filmmakers using the EOS C70 a comprehensive choice of high- quality lenses from the expanding RF range – including telephoto, zoom, high-quality primes, wide aperture and macro lenses. For optimal image stabilisation, the EOS C70 enables Combination IS which brings together the Optical IS in RF lenses and the Electronic IS in the camera body for outstanding stabilisation performance – even when shooting handheld. The enhanced communication capability between the lens and the camera also unlocks additional features such as the ability to display the object distance on the camera’s LCD monitor.

Impeccable 4K image quality

Taking advantage of its Super 35mm Dual Gain Output (DGO) sensor, seen in the highly acclaimed EOS C300 Mark III, the EOS C70 delivers exceptional image quality with over 16 stops of dynamic range. Much like the EOS C300 Mark III, the EOS C70 produces the same true-to-life, cinematic colours, exceptionally clean low-light image quality and superb HDR acquisition capabilities. Thanks to the DGO sensor, and powerful DIGIC DV 7 processor the EOS C70 is an ideal choice for professionals looking to produce high-quality content in 4K. It also supports slow motion capture with 4K 120p recording – with Dual Pixel CMOS AF support, as well as audio recording. For those who desire higher frame rates, 180p is also available in Super16 mode. Recording to Dual SD cards in Canon’s XF-AVC format with 4K 4:2:2 10-bit, the EOS C70 captures high resolution footage for a wide range of applications, from documentary and journalism to music videos and web-based content.

Enhanced support functions

The EOS C70 boasts a number of ‘firsts’ for the Cinema EOS System range. In addition to supporting Canon’s renowned Dual Pixel AF System, it is also the first Cinema EOS System camera to feature the revolutionary EOS iTR AF X (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition) system seen in the newly-launched

EOS R5. The system uses a face and head detection algorithm that works in conjunction with Face Detection AF to greatly improve the reliability of focusing on and tracking the subject. Likewise, the EOS C70 also introduces Auto ISO to the Cinema EOS System range for the first time.

Canon also breaks new ground with the EOS C70, as the first Cinema EOS System camera with a dedicated vertical shooting mode, designed to support the capture of content for social media and digital signage.

Simple storage and workflows

The EOS C70 features several recording options at resolutions from 4K, UHD, 2K, and Full HD. Designed for content producers who want to streamline their post-production workflows, the Dual SD card slots support high-speed UHS-II media – with a variety of configurations such as double slot, relay and simultaneous recording. For the first time in a Cinema EOS camera, it is now possible to record different formats, resolutions and bit depths on each media card slot, offering a truly flexible workflow.

Also launching today is the CJ20ex5B IASE S, a 2-in-1 UHDxs-class lens with a powerful 20x zoom range and 5mm wide-angle which expands Canon’s range of industry-leading 4K broadcast lenses for 2/3- inch sensor cameras.

EOS C70 Key Features:

RF Mount system
  • The Cinema EOS C70 uses Canon’s new 4K Super 35mm DGO sensor with HDR capabilities
  • High frame rate 4K shooting at 120fps with audio recording and DPAF
  • Dual SD card slots allowing for simultaneous recording in multiple formats
  • Improved Dual Pixel Auto Focus with intelligent tracking and a new touch user interface
  • Compatible with the new Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x giving users access to the extensive range of Canon EF mount lenses

For more information about the EOS C70 and Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x, visit: https://www.canon.com.au/cameras/eos-c70

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This Is The Canon C70, Announcement In A few Days

Canon C70

On September 24, 2020, Canon will announce the Canon C70, the company’s first Cinema camera with an RF mount (image on top).

Some specifications for the upcoming Canon C70 leaked over the web. Here they are:

  • Super 35mm 4K DGO sensor (same as the Cinema EOS C300 Mark III)
  • No IBIS
  • RF Mount
  • Internal ND (10 Stops)
  • CLog 2 & CLog 3
  • 4:2:2 10bit onto SD cards up to 4K120 and 2K180
  • No RAW capability internally at launch
  • BP-A batteries

All Canon rumors are listed here. Stay tuned.