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.
Canon released a new firmware update version 188.8.131.52 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 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&H, Adorama.
Canon RF 1200mm f/8 L IS USM Lens: $19,999 at B&H, Adorama.
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.”
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.
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.
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.