New Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS Lens Review

Here is a new Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS lens review. Dustin Abbott posted his exhaustive Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS lens review.

The Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM lens is a highly portable option (AmazonB&HAdorama) for EOS R series camera users from professionals to advanced amateurs shooting sports, wildlife, photojournalism, aviation subjects and more, providing a wide zoom range from medium telephoto to super telephoto, with high quality results. Great telephoto zoom lens for Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6.

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Venus Optics announced Laowa 20mm f/4.0 Shift lens for Canon EF/RF

Venus Optics announces 20mm f/4 ‘Zero-D’ Shift lens. The US price of the lens is $1,299. An optional lens support system, which will keep the lens in place while shifting your camera, is also available for an additional $249.

The lens will be available in 8 mounts including Canon EF and RF, Nikon F and Z, Sony E, Pentax K, L mount and Fujifilm G mount (via an adapter).  are sold at Adorama and B&H Continue reading “Venus Optics announced Laowa 20mm f/4.0 Shift lens for Canon EF/RF”

Canon EOS C70 Firmware Version Released

Canon released a new firmware update version for Canon EOS C70 cinema camera.

The EOS C70 is a new generation RF Mount Cinema EOS System camera featuring Canon’s 4K Super 35mm DGO sensor. With 4K 120P Slow Motion, High Dynamic Range and Dual Pixel CMOS AF in a compact body, it takes the RF System into a brand-new era.

Canon EOS C70 Cinema Camera: $5,499 at AmazonB&HAdorama

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New Canon Patents for 1200mm f/8, 1200mm f/11, 800mm f/5.6 Lenses

Here are several new Canon patents that have been surfaced online. Designed for the EOS R full frame mirrorless system these are some super telephoto lenses.

Canon has filed several new RF mount super-telephoto lens patents for the Canon full frame mirrorless cameras. I guess we already seen these “1200mm f/8“,  and “800mm f/5.6” lenses announced and hope to see the missing “1200mm f/11” in near future.

Canon RF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM Lens: $16,999 at B&HAdorama.

Canon RF 1200mm f/8 L IS USM Lens: $19,999 at B&HAdorama.

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Confirmed: Canon Australia Recalled Some EOS R5C Cameras Due to Autofocus Issues

It is now confirmed that Canon Australia recalled a small number of EOS R5C cameras because of autofocus issues. It seems that the rumors we reported just the other day were true and some EOS R5 C (Amazon/B&HPhoto/Adorama) cameras were recalled due to autofocus issues.

You can find details on the subject in the Canon Australia announcement text. Continue reading “Confirmed: Canon Australia Recalled Some EOS R5C Cameras Due to Autofocus Issues”

Canon EOS R5C Sales Halted in Australia ?

There are some interesting reports that Canon EOS R5 C (Amazon/B&HPhoto/Adorama) sales were halted in Australia because of some issue with the camera. The rumor states, Canon Australia was ordered by Canon Inc to halt Canon EOS R5 C sales. Apparently, a mail by Canon Australia is making the rounds. The Canon rumor cites “some issues” with the EOS R5 C without specifying them.

In an email sent to us (thank you), we received an email that Canon Australia has sent out stating that Canon Inc has asked them to halt sales of the Canon EOS R5C.

The email alludes that this is happening because of some issue with the camera. They mention in the email “I’d like to reassure you that there are no health and safety issues with the camera however, we want to ensure that the product is of the highest standard from a quality perspective.”

Via CanonRumors

Canon Patent for RF 130mm f/2 Lens

Here is a new Canon patent describes an optical formula for a RF 130mm f/2 lens. Designed for the EOS R full frame mirrorless system this is a telephoto prime lens ideal for portrait photography.

As of writing it’s not clear if this will have the same macro features like the RF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM which is the world’s first AF macro optic. 

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Rumor Updates on Canon EOS R, Canon EOS RP and M50 Mark II Successors

According to latest rumors, the next batch of announcements includes Canon EOS R, Canon EOS RP, and Canon EOS M50 Mark II successors.

Of course this year’s main focus is the Canon EOS R1 which is rumored to be in testing. On the other hand it is being said that the company is also working to update several other models such as Canon EOS R, Canon EOS RP and M50 Mark II.

If everything goes under schedule, the successors will arrive at the end of 2022 or just in the beginning of 2023. As expected these Canon cameras would be the EOS R Mark II, EOS RP Mark II and M50 Mark III. Stay tuned for more information.

See also the list of Upcoming Canon Cameras 2022.

Canon Patent for a Camera Mounted to a Drone

Canon has a patent for a camera mounted to a drone. The new Canon patent describes a formula for a small camera equipped with a gimbal system that is intended to be mounted on a drone:

  • Applicant: Canon Inc.
    JP: 2022-43239
    Publication number: P2022043239
    Application number: P2021212307
    Publication date: 2022-03-15 Title
    of invention: Drive device, electronic device, image pickup device and mobile body
  • PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an image pickup apparatus capable of miniaturization.
  • In order to change the direction in which the image is taken, it is necessary to change the orientation of the drone body together with the gimbal, which causes inconvenience to the drone operator. Therefore, a camera that can greatly move the lens barrel in the pan direction and the tilt direction has been proposed. However, in the camera of Patent Document 2, the size of the camera cannot be reduced, and the degree of freedom of mounting on the handlebar of a drone or a bicycle may be reduced.
  • An object of the present invention is to provide a drive device, an electronic device, an image pickup device, and a mobile body that can be miniaturized.
  • In order to achieve the above object, the drive device of the present invention has a support portion that supports the driven body, a position detection unit that detects the rotation of the driven body, and the driven body that rotates about the pan axis. It is a drive device provided with a pan drive unit for making the pan.

via Digicame-info

Comparison: OM System OM-1 vs Canon EOS R3 Indoor Sports Shootout

Here is a detailed Comparison of the OM System OM-1 vs Canon EOS R3 !

The OM System OM-1 brings a stacked sensor, interchangeable lens
camera to an affordable price for the first time. How does it hold up
next to the Canon EOS R3, a premium flagship sports camera?

DPReview`s Chris Niccolls and The Camera Store TV’s Evelyn Drake
went to shoot some indoor hockey and find out.

Here are the highlights from the comparison video: Continue reading “Comparison: OM System OM-1 vs Canon EOS R3 Indoor Sports Shootout”