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Canon R full frame mirrorless camera system


  • full frame mirrorless system announced soon after Nikon Z full frame mirrorless system system announced in mid 2018
  • new 12-pin RF mount is said to have an inner diameter of 54mm and a flange focal distance of 20mm
  • 3 new Canon EF-RF lens adapters which are compatible with EF and EF-S lenses:
    • standard $US99
    • customizable control ring $US199
    • rear drop in filter mount adapter with filter rotation thumb dial $US299 with CPL filter, or $US399 with variable ND filter


  • Canon EOS R camera
    • essentially a mirrorless version of the Canon 5D Mark IV dSLR but with a few extra tricks and improvements
    • 30mp Dual Pixel AF sensor with large AF coverage (5,655 AF points, 100% horizontal and 88% vertical) and -6EV low light AF using a f/1.2 lens while supporting AF at up to f/11 with a 384 zone (24×16) real-time metering system
    • can focus in as little as 0.05 seconds with the kit lens
    • weather-sealed magnesium alloy body
    • DIGIC 8 processor, native ISO range of 100-40,000 that expands to 50-102,400; 14-bit CRW Raw format plus C-RAW compressed format;
    • mech. shutter to 1/8000th sec and flash sync 1/200th
    • silent shutter mode (electronic shutter in burst mode due to be added via firmware update)
    • 8fps burst in AF-S and 5fps in AF-C, and 3fps in tracking, buffer allows 47 Raw, 78 C-Raw or 100 JPEGs when shooting at full speed with a UHS-II card
    • a shutter lag 50 millisec, startup time of 0.9 seconds
    • new new Multi-Function Bar, Touch and Drag focusing and Focus Peaking
    • 3.69mdot EVF, magnification 0.76x, 23mm eyepoint
    • 4K 30p video with 1.7x crop factor and exhibits significant rolling shutter; ALL-I and IPB compression, with top bit rates of 420Mbps and 120Mbps, respectively
    • 1080HD 60p 180Mbps using ALL-I;
    • can output 10-bit 4:2:2 video over HDMI or record internally at 8-bit 4:2:0
    • Canon Log is supported at 8-bit 4:2:2 over HDMI or 4:2:0 internally
    • 1280 x 720 120p video 160Mbps for up to 7.5min
    • top info LCD screen
    • automatically switches to APS-C crop mode when an EF-S lens is attached
    • rear swivel articulating 3.2“ 2.1mdot LCD touch screen
    • USB-C (USB 3.1 in-camera charging support), WiFi, Bluetooth, Mic and headphone jacks
    • LP-E6N battery rated at 370 shots using LCD or 350 with EVF
    • only one memory card slot - UHS-II compatible SD
    • 580g (1.28lbs), 136x98mm (5.35×3.86in)
    • $US2299 body only
    • $US3399 with RF 24-105mm lens
    • optional BG-E22 grip allows for two batteries
    • opinion
      • looks to be a great camera for people photography with its lovely new wide aperture lenses combined with Eye AF tracking and Dual Pixel AF
      • NOT a good camera for sports - poor burst rates - only 3fps tracking mode - the Olympus E-M1 II does 18fps C-AF and has far better telephoto reach and built-in smarts such as in camera focus range limiter
      • probably not the best camera for the landscape photographer wanting lots of megapixels or dynamic range (tests will be need to confirm how the sensor compares with the Sony ones but past sensors have been weak in this area)
      • lack of sensor based IS is very disappointing as is the lack of dual card slots
      • NOT a good video camera when compared to peers such as Panasonic GH5 or the Sony's.

Canon RF mount lenses

  • the L lenses are weathersealed
  • the RF lenses have a new , unique customizable control ring - you can use it for aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc
  • Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM kit lens
    • 100g lighter and also shorter than the EF version
    • 5EV IS
    • 1st L lens to have Nano USM technology
    • 77mm front filter
    • 700g (1.5lb)
    • $US1099
  • Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L
    • 19 elements in 13 groups
    • 95mm front filter
    • 1430g (3.15lbs)
    • $US2,999
  • Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM
    • not weathersealed
    • 0.5x macro
    • 9 blades
    • 52mm filter thread
    • 5EV IS compatible with Hybrid IS
    • 305g, 0.7lb; 74mm x 63mm long;
    • $US499
  • Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM
    • Air Sphere Coating (ASC), flourine coating
    • 10 blades
    • 77mm filter thread
    • minimum focusing distance of only 0.4m (0.59 inches) to give 0.19x macro
    • 950g (2.1lb); 90mm x 108mm long
    • $US2,299
photo/canonr.txt · Last modified: 2018/09/05 12:21 by gary1