The above video from Canon shows off its new RF lens technology and what makes it so great. The Canon RF mount, as found in the Canon EOS R, provides a shorter flange distance and results in larger rear lens elements to produce an image on the full-frame sensor. The RF mount also provides faster and more in-depth communication between the camera and lens thanks to the 12-pin communication system. Canon’s RF Lens Tech video highlights some of the more specific features and benefits that a larger element with a shorter flange distant offers.
Note, this appears to be a gray market camera. eBay seller 6ave has a positive feedback rating of 99.6% at the time of this post.
One of the frustrations of shooting 4K on many of the recent DSLRs (particularly Canon) has been that the image is severely cropped. If new rumors are to be believed, however, the Canon 90D may feature 4K capture using the full APS-C sensor.
Canon Rumors posits that “we may be getting the new generation of Canon sensors with line skipping or pixel binning for video work.”
Previous rumors suggested the 4K video capture from a 32.5mp APS-C DPAF sensor. Full-width 4K capture on the APS-C sensor would be a very welcomed improvement for what may be the last of this prosumer breed of DSLRs. If this turns out to be true, I think the Canon 90D will sell like hotcakes at the rumored $1400 pricepoint.
One of the big highlights during the new Mac Pro unveil yesterday was the machine’s 8K video editing prowess; however, there is a shortage of cameras capable of capturing 8K footage. During Jonathan Morrison’s Hands-On video (embedded below) of the new Mac Pro, we got a sneak peek of an unreleased Canon 8K cinema camera that was used to capture 8K Pro-Res RAW. [Read more…]
Christian satire news site Babylon Bee recently posted an article mocking consumers who purchase expensive cameras. In the article titled Canon Now Including ‘Professional Photographer’ Certificate With All Cameras Costing At Least $599, Babylon Bee notes:
“If you spend at least $599 on a camera, you’re instantly transformed into a professional photographer, and now you have the documentation to prove it,” a Canon spokesperson said. “In a lot of professions, you have to take classes or practice for years before you truly become a professional, but not in photography. Just buy one of our budget to mid-range cameras, and you’re in.” [Read more…]
Last week, Theta Chip, LLC filed lawsuits in federal court against Canon USA, Nikon, Fujifilm, Olympus, and Sigma for infringing a specific patent that covers removable memory cards in cameras and image rotation in camera menu systems, among other things. [Read more…]
One year ago today on May 30, 2018, Canon ended sales for the EOS-1v SLR film camera. It was the final film camera that Canon offered for sale.
Few 35mm film cameras (from any brand) remain on the market today. In fact, the only SLR film camera that B&H Photo currently offers in new condition is the Nikon F6. A handful of Leica rangefinders and Ansco point and shoot models round out the 35mm options. Fortunately, the film camera options for used equipment are bountiful on the likes of eBay, including tons of listings for the Canon EOS-1v.
So, pour one out for the Canon EOS-1v today as we move into the next generation of mirrorless cameras that stand on the shoulders of these workhorses from yesteryear.