Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand, fast! It’s only been public for five minutes and already some of the biggest Canon proponents are slating the new Canon EOS R mirrorless camera. “R is for Resign,” says EOSHD’s Andrew Reid. And I have to be honest, I see his point.
Well, that’s it, the two big die hard DSLR manufacturers have now both announced their new full frame mirrorless cameras. Nikon’s Z6 & Z7 have received a bit of a mixed reaction. Will Canon’s new EOS R see the same warm reception? Well, only time will tell, but for those who like to complain, it looks like Canon have left the door ajar.
The guys at Syrp managed to get their hands on the new camera for a couple of days, along with the full complement of new RF mount lenses. They also got hold of Canon’s new trio of EF mount adapters. Yes, there’s three of them.[Read More…]
After some rumors about Canon full-frame mirrorless and its announcement date, it’s now officially here: Canon EOS R is finally announced, along with four new RF-mount lenses. The full frame mirrorless camera features a new RF mount, so three EF to RF adapters will also be available. Now that we have the official info and specs, let’s see if Canon’s new camera will meet your expectations.
With the release of Nikon’s new mirrorless camera and the impending release of Canon’s competitor, we are seeing the future of photography as we know it. However, in the response of some we are also seeing the demise of the community as a whole. Where passion and creativity once dominated the perceived agility of a camera, now spec sheets and internet comment sections threaten to destroy the art as we know it. People have started refusing the words of true artists and now mindlessly worship the words of talking heads that make edgy YouTube videos.
As a community and as a family, we can do better.
It seems like Canon is about to focus more on mirrorless cameras over the following year. Before we get to see the two new mirrorless cameras, the company might launch another iteration of the EOS M5. According to the rumors, the EOS M5 Mark II will feature some improvements over the previous model, such as 4K video.
A new patent spotted by Canon News shows a lens mount that looks similar to both Canon’s EF and EF-M mounts but is actually neither. The web translation of the patent is a little confusing. The patent seems to suggest, though, that this mount could be some kind of hybrid compatible with both full frame EF and EF-M mirrorless lenses.
It’s pretty much a given at this point that both Nikon and Canon will come crawling and fumbling into the world of mirrorless cameras. It’s simply become inevitable if they want to survive in a market that seems to be rapidly becoming Sony-centric. Many have switched over the past few years, and many more will do the same if Nikon and Canon don’t impress us with mirrorless tech. Soon.
The rumours of impending full-frame mirrorless cameras have been floating around for a little while for both manufacturers now. And while it may be a case of too little, too late, both will have to deliver something amazing. Both will also likely require brand new lenses. And spotted recently by the blog Hi-Low’s Note, a new Canon 16-28mm f/2.8 full-frame mirrorless lens patent offers some insight into what may be coming.
The original Canon EOS M mirrorless camera from 2013, the camera summarily dismissed by pretty much everybody as a pretty terrible camera, can now shoot 2.5K RAW video. Sort of. It’s all thanks to a new sd_uhs module in Magic Lantern which overclocks the write speed of the SD card.
It’s definitely a case of “Don’t try this at home!” unless you know what you’re doing or are willing to accept the risks, though. There have been reports of SD cards dying, and Magic Lantern currently doesn’t recommend its use. But it’s still available, and if it doesn’t kill anything lets you shoot 12Bit lossless 2.35:1 raw video.