Canon Lens Patents : RF 70-200mm f/4L, RF 28mm f/1.8, RF 50mm f/1.8

Here are the latest Canon lens patents discovered online. The patent applications are for RF 70-200mm f/4L, RF 28mm f/1.8, RF 50mm f/1.8 lenses.

Designed for Canon full frame mirrorless camerasystem, the two non-L lenses are the affordable candidates for the consumer market. There is also Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L lens.

EOS R is the first camera to feature the RF lens mount with a 12-pin connection, flange back distance of 20mm and a wide 54mm mount diameter enabling even greater flexibility in lens design. Continue reading “Canon Lens Patents : RF 70-200mm f/4L, RF 28mm f/1.8, RF 50mm f/1.8”

ZY Optics releases Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 mark III Lens

ZY Optics releases Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 mark III lens. It has been designed for Sony FE, Canon RF & Nikon Z cameras.

This full frame optic has a natural 50mm focal length and ultra-fast f/0.95 maximum aperture making it ideal for low light situations.

The aperture control enables you full creative control over the amount of background blur and with such a large maximum aperture you should get a good Bokeh effect.

Compared to the previous version this new lens is slightly more compact and offers better flare resistance than the previous generation.

The US price is $799, you can check the availability at B&HAdorama. Continue reading “ZY Optics releases Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 mark III Lens”

Canon EOS R Firmware Ver.1.2.0 Now Available To Download

Canon released a new firmware update for Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless camera. The firmware update ver. 1.2.0 for the Canon EOS R is now available to download at Canon Canada.

Canon EOS R ($2,299 at AmazonB&HAdorama) firmware Version 1.2.0 incorporates the following fixes and enhancements:  Continue reading “Canon EOS R Firmware Ver.1.2.0 Now Available To Download”

Canon EOS R Pro, New EOS R Bodies & Compact RF Lenses in the Works

According to the interview with the Canon senior engineers, the Canon EOS R PRO full frame mirrorless camera and RF lenses in development.

The highlights from the Canon interview covers EOS R PRO camera, new and different type of EOS R bodies and upcoming compact RF lenses.

EOS RP $1299 at B&HAdoramaAmazon Continue reading “Canon EOS R Pro, New EOS R Bodies & Compact RF Lenses in the Works”

Best Photo Gear of 2019 : TIPA Awards

Best photo gear of 2019 presented by the Technical Imaging Press Association. TIPA has announced the winners of its 2019 awards honoring the best products in the photography industry in 2019.

TIPA WORLD AWARDS both recognize and honour industry companies and their products and serve as an important benchmark and guide for consumers in making their purchasing decisions. Here are some of the best photo gears of 2019 selected by TIPA members. Continue reading “Best Photo Gear of 2019 : TIPA Awards”

First Canon EOS RP Camera Reviews

Northlight Images and Dpreview published an in-depth review of the Canon EOS RP full frame mirrorless camera.

The Canon EOS RP mirrorless camera is the lightest and most compact full-frame EOS camera to date and it is the cheapest 4K camera from Canon.

Canon EOS RP Body w/EG-E1 Extension Grip & Canon Mount Adapter: $1299 at (B&HAdoramaAmazon). Continue reading “First Canon EOS RP Camera Reviews”

Firmware Version 1.20 for Canon EOS R Announced

Canon has announced a new firmware update version 1.20 for Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless camera This firmware will be officially released in April, 2019.

You can follow the links below to learn more about the firmware update ver 1.20. Canon EOS R body :  ($2,299 at AmazonB&HAdorama) Continue reading “Firmware Version 1.20 for Canon EOS R Announced”

Sony a6400 vs Canon 6D Mark II Autofocus Comparison

Here is a autofocus comparison of the Sony a6400 vs Canon 6D Mark II cameras. In this video below you can see how the Sony’s latest Real-Time Tracking compares to the Canon’s Dual Pixel Autofocus.

Sony A6400 has 425 autofocus points for both phase detection and contrast detection. This is the first Sony E-mount camera that has Real-time Eye AF, which opens up the excellent eye detection continuous autofocusing to be used anywhere without requiring a separate button to activate. Later this year, Eye AF for Animals will also be added to this camera. Check out the video below for Sony a6400 vs Canon 6D Mark II Autofocus Comparison. Continue reading “Sony a6400 vs Canon 6D Mark II Autofocus Comparison”

Canon EOS R Sensor Tested at DxOMark (compared with Nikon Z6/Z7 and Sony A7R/A7 III)

Canon EOS R Sensor Tested at DxOMark. According to the review and test results, the 30MP CMOS sensor on the EOS R achieved an overall score of 89.

The EOS R, which has a nearly identical image sensor, but different DIGIC version (DIGIC 8 vs DIGIC 6+) to the EOS 5D Mark IV actually scored 2 points lower at 89. The EOS 5D Mark IV scored 91 points and named as best Canon sensor ever.

Canon EOS R is priced for $2,299 at AmazonB&HAdorama. Continue reading “Canon EOS R Sensor Tested at DxOMark (compared with Nikon Z6/Z7 and Sony A7R/A7 III)”

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro Firmware Version 2.0.0

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro lens firmware update version 2.0.0 released. The compact and lightweight prime lens is a great performer that pairs perfectly with the Canon full frame mirrorless system.

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Lens: $499.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama. Check out the Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Lens Firmware Ver 2.0.0 details. Continue reading “Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro Firmware Version 2.0.0”