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    Canon officially announces the development of the EOS-1D X Mark III




    Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc. is developing the highly anticipated Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Camera – the successor to the world-renowned and award-winning EOS-1D X Mark II. Ideal for sports and wildlife, the flagship DSLR is being engineered and designed using feedback from the worldwide community of EOS-1D X and EOS-1D X Mark II photographers. Continuing Canon’s rich heritage of creating first-rate optical products, the EOS-1D X Mark III offers an enhanced autofocus system, with dramatically improved still and video image quality and communication. When using this camera, professionals will have the confidence they will get ‘the shot’ and can deliver it at a competitive speed – faster than ever before – ideal for the increasingly fast-paced industry.


    “The innovations put forth by the new EOS-1D X Mark III will set the new standard for professional DSLR cameras and further cement Canon’s commitment to its professional photographers,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “In developing the new camera, Canon listened to extensive user-feedback from professionals out in the field. The result is a camera that has evolved from its predecessor and maintained the overall quality that professional photographers have come to expect from the Canon EOS-1D series.”



    Need for Speed


    The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III will be blisteringly fast – offering exceptional precision, reliability, high-performance autofocus and subject tracking – providing photographers with a tool that will help to capture the shot they are chasing. The camera’s new autofocus algorithm will improve stability and tracking when using both the Optical Viewfinder and in Live View shooting mode, using Deep Learning Technology and adapting to help facilitate accurate focus tracking for every shot.


    When using the optical viewfinder the camera will use a new autofocus sensor, with approximately 28 times the resolution in the center of the EOS-1D X Mark II. Offering the ability to autofocus in even brighter and darker situations than before and with greater precision, the camera will have a range of autofocus capabilities, which will enable the photographer to get their shot. In Live View mode, users will be able to make use of 525 AF areas using the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system will cover approximately 90×100 percent of the image sensor. The camera will support significantly faster frame rates with full AF and AE, using either the optical viewfinder (up to approximately 16fps mechanical shutter) or Live View (up to approximately 20fps mechanical or electronic shutter). Additionally, the camera’s dual CFexpress card slots will enable more than five times the RAW burst depth of its predecessor.



    Powered to Dominate


    The development of EOS-1D X Mark III is a clear example of Canon’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovative imaging products featuring optically excellent technology. The camera will support an all new, Canon-developed, CMOS sensor and DIGIC processor, that will deliver greater image quality, at even higher ISOs, with the ability to capture stills in 10-bit using the HEIF (High Efficiency Image File) file format. HEIF produces wider dynamic range and greater color representation compared to JPEG. The power of 4K resolution brings stories to life – shoot 4K videos including 4K60p with 10-bit 4:2:2 Canon Log internal recording.



    Conveniently Connected


    For professionals, content delivery is just as important as image capture – the EOS-1D X Mark III will make it easy, featuring built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® low-energy connectivity in addition to GPS technology. To keep pace with ever-shortening deadlines, the camera will transfer data at more than twice the speed of the EOS-1D X Mark II when using the built-in Ethernet connection, or the new optional wireless file transmitter – the WFT-E9, which is also compatible with Canon’s recently launched Cinema EOS C500 Mark II camera. Coupled with simpler network set-up the camera will greatly enhance the professional workflow.



    A Familiar Feel with Improved Attributes


    Existing EOS-1D series users will be familiar and comfortable handling the EOS-1D X Mark III allowing seamless navigation with trusted ergonomics – whilst the magnesium alloy body will offer the durability expected from Canon’s EOS-1D cameras. Professional photographers can trust the same impressive build-quality as the EOS-1D X Mark II – with phenomenal weather-sealing, standing up to harsh conditions, including wind, rain and humidity. With incredible low-light shooting capabilities, the camera will now feature select illuminated buttons that allow for precision operation in challenging, dark and dimly lit conditions.


    The camera will also offer a new additional control for selecting AF points, built into the AF-ON button, allowing photographers to change AF points on-the-fly for the best composition – further helping to simplify their work. In addition, dramatically improved battery life – with the same LP-E19 – will allow professionals to shoot for longer periods of time, without having to change batteries, helping reduce the chance of missing a shot.






    Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM will be officially announced and be available for preorder on May 9, 2019.


    According to Nokishita, the RF 85mm f/1.2L USM will be the first of the six new unreleased RF mount lenses. There was no word whether or not the DS (Defocus Smoothing) version of the RF 85mm f/1.2L would also be coming at the same time.

    via CanonRumors



    There is a good chance that Canon firmware v1.2.0 for the EOS R will be released on April 18, 2019.


    Here’s a recap of what v1.2.0 will bring to the EOS R:



    • Eye-detection AF
    • Supports Servo AF when shooting still images.
    • Now available when shooting movies regardless of “Movie Servo AF” setting.
    • Small AF Frame Size
    • Supports Servo AF when shooting still images.
    • Now available when shooting movies regardless of “Movie Servo AF” setting.



    • Under certain conditions, the electronic level displayed in the electronic viewfinder did not display properly.
    • Under certain conditions information displayed in the electronic viewfinder was not properly rotated.
    • Under certain conditions updating the firmware for the wireless file transmitter, WFT-E7 was not possible.

    via Canonrumors



    Specification and photos of  Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 lens  leaked online.


    Mount: ZE

    Lens constitution: 11 groups 14 pieces

    Minimum shooting distance: 1.0 m

    Maximum shooting magnification: 1: 8.6

    Filter diameter: 86 mm

    Maximum diameter: 100.7 mm

    Focus ring diameter: 90.0 mm

    Total length (including the lens cap):  152.3 mm

    Total length (excluding the lens cap):  128.8 mm

    Weight: 1405g

    US Price:  $4,990.


    Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4


    Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 Construction



    Canon patented application for a quad pixel autofocus image sensor.




    This patent application from Canon deals with a quad pixel autofocus sensor.  Right now Canon is using dual pixel autofocus sensors, but if you ever tried to use an EOS R or an EOS M in landscape orientation to focus on a horizontal line you’ll quickly realize that the phase detect sensors just go in one direction, and have little sensitivity in the other 90 degrees offset direction.


    This patent application indicates that Canon has split the pixel into 4 pieces, and also offsets the microlenses as you go further out from the center.


    The sensor they are describing in this document seems to be a 20.7MP sensor, with 83 million focus detection points!  The pixel size seems to be 4 micrometers, which would make that approximately 22mm on the width (5575×3725) or in other words an APS-C sized sensor.



    Quad Pixel Autofocus

    Quad Pixel Autofocus


    via CanonNews


    Canon patented new crazy RF 14-21 f/1.4 lens. You can find application here: Patent Application 20180314060


    Canon RF 14-21mm f/1.4L USM Chart Patent Application 20180314060

    via Canonnews.com



    Canon is going to be announcing at least 5 RF lenses next week, and we’ve also been told as many as 8 will be announced.


    Five already leaked lenses:


    • Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM
    • Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS
    • Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM
    • Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM
    • Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
    • Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM



    1). Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM



    Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS

    2). Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS



    Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM

    3). Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM



    Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM

    4). Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM



    Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

    5). Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM




    6). Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM



    Nokishita leaked the specifications and images of the Canon EOS RP. It will be announced on or around February 14, 2019 and it will be the new entry-level camera for the Canon EOS R system. 



    • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
    • 26.2 Million Pixels Full Frame Sensor
    • DIGIC 8
    • Shooting: 5 f/s
    • ISO sensitivity: 100 to 40000 (equivalent to extended ISO: 50, 51200, 102400)
    • OLED EVF
    • Dual Sensing IS
    • 3.0 type touch panel variable angle liquid crystal
    • DLO in camera, RAW development in camera, C-RAW compatible
    • Size: 132.5 × 85.0 × 70.0 mm
    • Weight: Approximately 440g (body only), 485g (including batteries)
    • Canon EOS RP global shipping date: February 27, 2019

    • EOS RP Body & Lens Adapter: £1399.00


    Canon RP Front

    1), Canon RP



    Canon RP + Canon RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS

    2), Canon RP + Canon RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS



    Canon RP Back

    3), Canon RP



    Canon RP + Canon RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS

    4), Canon RP + Canon RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS

    via Nokishita-Camera.com

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