Upcoming Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L Lens Said To Be Postponed, Again

Nab 2023 Canon Eos R5 Mark Ii Canon Eos R8 CP+ 2024 Mark Ii Canon EOS Rf 24-50mm R6 Mark Ii Rf Mount Eos R6 Mark Ii Rf 300mm Rf 35mm Canon Eos R100 Rf 24mm F/1.8 Rf-s Canon Eos R7 Eos R100 Canon High Resolution Eos R R10 Eos C5 Canon Canon Eos R1 Eos R5c Canon Rf 16mm Rf 35mm F/1.2L EF Lenses Tilt-shift Lenses Rumor

I do not like this kind of rumors. Rumors born out of the fact that it is very likely that Canon will release a given lens (or gear). It’s the case with the Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L lens for the EOS R system.

There is no doubt this lens will come to EOS R system, sooner or later. So why not start a rumor? Says the source of the rumor:

[it had been] reported that it would be announced in 2021, and then in 2022, and now we are told that the lens has been pushed back to 2023. We’re not exactly sure why the lens has been pushed back, but I think that we can assume as to why, and we’re tired of typing the reasons!

I guess the reasons are the usual supply chain issues, mother of all issues. So, after having been rumors for 2021 (with a certain confidence), now the Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L is a 2023 affair. See here all Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L rumors listed since their beginning. There is also a patent referring to the lens.

Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon EOS R Replacement In The Pipeline? (won’t be the R Mark II, though)

Canon EOS R With Aps-c

Is Canon readying the release of the replacement for the original EOS R? A new rumor suggests so.

Canon might release the replacement for the EOS R towards the end of 2022 or early 2023, according to the rumor. This EOS R replacement “will sit below” the EOS R6 ad will not be a new version of Canon’s entry level full-frame model, the EOS RP. The previously rumored “ $899 full-frame R series camera” is now said to have disappeared because of the usual supply chain issues.

Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon EOS R7 Review – One Of The Best Cameras Canon Makes (PetaPixel)

Canon Eos R7 Review Canon Firmware Updates

Here is a Canon EOS R7 review that highlights the many advanced features of Canon’s EOS R model with APS-C sensor.

At a glance:

  • 32.5MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
  • 4K60 10-Bit Video, HDR-PQ & C-Log 3
  • 30 fps E. Shutter, 15 fps Mech. Shutter
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 1.6m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Sensor-Shift 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • Dual UHS-II Memory Card Slots
  • Multi-Function Shoe, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

PetaPIxel posted their Canon EOS R7 review. There are some criticism to the ergonomics but overall, the EOS R7 appears to be a very capable mirrorless camera. From their conclusion (emphasis mine):

Calling the Canon EOS R7 one of Canon’s best cameras is a lofty claim, but I think it’s still deserved. We are talking about a $1,500 camera that can get away with creating pretty much anything at a high level. It feels pretty nice in the hand, has weather sealing, plus incorporates many of the company’s latest software features inside. The 32.5-megapixel APS-C sensor with in-body image stabilization is capable of taking some beautifully rendered images with room for cropping and composing in post. It’s shockingly fast in both frames per second and autofocus, making it a lot easier to come away with keepers.

While not touched on in this review, even the video shooting is ready for assignment with 10-bit 4K 60p footage that it can record, which is oversampled from 7K, is really nice and the ability to harvest as much dynamic range as possible with Canon Log 3 is also possible.

Read the review at PetaPixel…

More Canon EOS R7 information, reviews and more is listed here.

Canon EOS R7:

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Canon Patent: RF 16-28mm Lens That Might Be f/2.8 or f/2.8-4 or f/4

Canon Patent

Here is a Canon patent application for a lens that might hit the shelves, sooner or later: RF 16-28mm.

Canon patent application 2022112179 (Japan) discusses optical formulas for an RF 16-28mm lens. Three optical formulas are discussed in the patent literature:

  • RF 16-28mm f/2.8
  • RF 16-28mm f/2.8-4
  • RF 16-28mm f/4

From the patent literature:

A zoom lens that is compact and has a wide angle of view while achieving high optical performance with little variation in aberration during zooming, and an imaging device and an imaging system having the zoom lens.

A photographing lens with a half angle of view exceeding 35 degrees is called a wide-angle lens, and is suitable for photographing a vast landscape by taking advantage of the wide angle of view. A wide-angle lens needs to satisfactorily correct distortion and curvature of field, which worsen as the half angle of view increases.


It is an object of the present invention to provide a zoom lens which is compact and has a wide angle of view, and which can obtain high optical performance with little aberration fluctuation during zooming, and an image pickup apparatus having the zoom lens.

Example 1

  • Focal length: 16.45-27.50
  • F-value: 2.88
  • Half angle of view: 52.70-39.08
  • Image height: 19.00-21.64
  • Total length: 138.01-127.30
  • Back focus: 14.00

Example 2

  • Focal length: 16.45-27.50
  • F-value: 2.88-4.00
  • Half angle of view: 52.740-38.91
  • Image height: 19.00-21.64
  • Overall length: 121.56-117.50
  • Back focus: 14.21

Example 3

  • Focal length: 16.45-27.50
  • F-value: 4.10
  • Half angle of view: 52.69-39.09
  • Image height: 19.00-21.64
  • Overall length: 124.60-121.49
  • Back focus: 14.08

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

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Canon Patent: RF 150-600mm f/8-11 Zoom Lens For EOS R System

Canon Patent

A new Canon patent, for a RF 150-600mm f/8-11 zoom lens.

Canon patent application 2022106401 (Japan) discusses optical formulas for a 150-600mm f/8-11 zoom lens for the RF mount.

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a compact and lightweight zoom lens having high optical performance in the entire zoom range.

Example 1

  • Focal length: 103.00-387.89
  • F value: 5.82-8.24
  • Half angle of view: 11.86-3.19
  • Image height: 21.64
  • Overall length: 183.21-258.38
  • Back focus: 39.88-81.93

Example 2

  • Focal length: 153.00-581.90
  • F value: 8.00-11.31
  • Half angle of view: 8.05-2.13
  • Image height: 21.64
  • Overall length: 274.81-354.89
  • Back focus: 68.40-126.51

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

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