After the news of the Canon EOS R’s announcement settled, I kept coming back to a few of the features. I think it is pretty special in some key ways. The most striking advancement in my eyes is the ability to autofocus at f/11. [Read more…]
The Canon EOS R appears that it will use a new mount, the RF mount, and it will require an adapter in order to use EF lenses with it, which is contrary to previous rumors and speculation. Inside, the camera features a 30.3MP full frame CMOS sensor along with Canon’s famous Dual Pixel AF system. [Read more…]
[UPDATE: This rumor now appears to be false.]
The latest rumors about the upcoming Canon full frame mirrorless camera suggest that it will accept Canon EF lenses on the camera . . . without the need for a mount adapter!
“From this information, it’s a working theory that the RF and EF mount will differ slightly and EF lenses will mount on the RF mount and cause it to “switch” to the EF protocol.”
That’s a big deal. Back in 2015, I said Canon needed to build an A7-like camera with an EF mount: [Read more…]
The Canon EOS C700 is a new full frame cinema camera, sporting a 20.8MP CMOS sensor with triple DIGIC DV 5 processors. It was announced on March 28 and was on-hand at NAB 2018 this week.
It captures 4K ProRes and XF-AVC file formats, as well as 5.9K RAW at up to 60 fps using the optional CDX-36150 Codex Recorder. The camera delivers 15 stops of dynamic range, IP streaming and support for multiple LUT formats. [Read more…]
Chuck Westfall, who was the face and voice of Canon to many of us, has died.
If you’ve been close at all to Canon’s DSLRs over the years, you’ve either crossed paths with Mr. Westfall or you’ve seen content that he’s contributed to – in one way or another. He gave so much to Canon’s customers and photo industry as a whole.
I’ve been doing Photography Bay for nearly 12 years and I’ve never met a kinder or more professional representative for any company. In the earlier days, I used to wait for him to chime in regularly with Tech Tips on The Digital Journalist. He was like our American line to the mothership in Japan. He certainly influenced the world around him and will be missed by many.
If you were familiar with him, please take a minute to read these other stories about his life and passing at Imaging Resource and PetaPixel. If you have personal stories or thoughts on Mr. Westfall, please share them with the rest of us in the comments.
The world is a lesser place without Chuck Westfall in the world. Rest in peace, Mr. Westfall.
[Photo credit: Nancy Winnings]