Canon is apparently all set to announce both the EOS R6 Mark II and the RF 135mm f/1.8L IS USM lens on November 2nd. Or at least that’s what some very strong rumors are suggesting anyway after Canon placed some teasers recently. The updated version of the popular mirrorless camera the EOS R6 has been speculated to be coming soon for a while now, however, this is the first time we have seen any sign of when it will be announced.
Prices and specs have also been released on the Canon Watch site. However, these are very much still rumors and nothing has been made certain yet.
The price of the new R6 Mark II camera body is apparently going to be around $2499. We have been led to believe that it will have a 24MP full frame sensor with in-body image stabilization and will be able to shoot 4K video at 30fps with no crop and 60fps with crop. Apparently, there will be no significant change in the style of the camera although it should feature two card slots.
One interesting possible feature is that there is a firmware option available for stop-motion animation. Of course, this comes at an extra price. Supposedly the body with the extra stop motion firmware will cost $2599. But again, this is all rumor and conjecture.
There is less information so far about the long-awaited 135mm lens. However, it’s expected to be an update of the legendary EF 135mm f/2 lens that was so popular. Prices for this have been speculated to be around the $2000 range.
It does seem quite soon for Canon to be launching an updated version of the EOS R6 as it was only released in July 2020. However, at the moment, it is Canon’s most popular mirrorless camera body among professionals and serious enthusiasts. Perhaps Canon felt the need to stay up to date with it to make sure it can stay ahead of their latest crop sensor mirrorless bodies like the excellent EOS R7.
Of course, this is all still speculative, we will know more on Wednesday. However, for sure something is going to happen in two days that is Canon related. Watch this space!