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Press release: BOUNDLESS CREATIVITY: CANON ANNOUNCES THE CANON EOS R6 MARK II HYBRID FULL-FRAME CAMERA New RF135mm F1.8 L IS USM Lens and Speedlite EL-5 Flash Unit Also Announced MELVILLE, NY, November 2, 2022 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the launch of the new EOS R6 Mark II camera body, Canon’s new hybrid full-frame camera, and the first EOS R series full-frame mirrorless to take the step into the second generation. In addition, Canon is also introducing the new RF135mm F1.8 L IS USM mid-telephoto portrait lens and Speedlite EL-5 flash unit. Ideal for advanced amateurs and featuring user-friendly functions, the EOS R6 Mark II camera is a high-performance hybrid camera that’s designed to capture decisive moments in both photo and video formats. It will satisfy a wide range of needs including professional production, vlogging, still pictures, filmmaking, and more. The camera is also well-suited for various photography subjects such as portrait, landscape, sports and wildlife. With the EOS R6 Mark II camera, creativity has virtually no borders. As the market share leader for mirrorless cameras in the United States through Q3 of 2022, Canon continues to strengthen its innovative EOS R lineup with the new EOS R6 Mark II camera. The EOS R6 Mark II offers enhanced video and photo functions, such as in-body Image Stabilization, as well as specifications that can satisfy video production needs, such as controlled focusing. “As a filmmaker who is always on the move, I need a camera I can trust in a multitude of environments as well as keeping up with my fast paced style of shooting and the new Canon EOS R6 Mark II does just that.” said Canon Co-Lab Creator, Sam Newton. In addition to its compact size and ease of use, the EOS R6 Mark II camera also features: 24.2 megapixels, full-frame image sensor 4K 59.94p video recording External 6K RAW video recording / Internal 4K video recording oversampled from 6K High-speed burst shooting Canon Log 3 maximizing dynamic range Autofocus (AF): highly accurate subject detection with human, animal, vehicle and automatic settings Horses, trains, and airplanes are newly detectable through the use of deep learning technology Continuous movie recording that exceeds 30 minutes Up to 12 frames per second mechanical shutter Up to 40 frames per second with electronic shutter In-body Image Stabilization as effective as up to 8 stops faster shutter speed Alongside the new camera body, Canon has announced a new addition to its growing line of innovative RF lenses – the RF135mm F1.8 L IS USM. This is a fixed focal length mid-telephoto portrait lens that is compatible with any EOS R-series camera. The RF135mm F1.8 L IS USM achieves beautiful and generous bokeh with the large-diameter F1.8 and comes equipped with in-lens Image Stabilization. The coordinated control of this IS coupled with the in-body IS present in the EOS R6 Mark II camera and other EOS R equipped IBIS cameras helps reduce camera shake and empowers photographers to express a feel of motion when shooting in dark areas with slow shutter speeds. “The image quality and super smooth bokeh out of the new RF135mm F1.8 L IS USM lens is absolutely spectacular and superior to the EF version.” said Canon Explorer of Light, Vanessa Joy. Additionally, Canon has announced the new Speedlite EL-5 flash unit, designed for superior compatibility with the new EOS R6 Mark II. The Speedlite EL-5 is Canon’s first flash product compatible with the new multi-function shoe present in the EOS R6 Mark II, EOS R3, EOS R7 and EOS R10 cameras. “The new Canon Speedlite EL-5 flash will give that magical kiss of light that brings a picture to life and illuminates your creative vision.” said Canon Explorer of Light, Bob Davis. Price & Availability The Canon EOS R6 Mark II camera body only and kits with either the Canon RF24-105 F4 L IS USM or the RF24-105 F4.0-7.1 IS STM USM lens will be available in late November 2022 for estimated retail prices of $2499.00, $3599.00 and $2799.00 respectively*. Notes ¹ As of November 2 2022, the MC-N10 Remote Grip is compatible with the Z 9, Z 7II, and Z 6II. Be sure to update camera firmware to the latest version. ² When two 1.2 V AA rechargeable Ni-MH batteries are used. Battery endurance may vary depending on batteries used, operating environment, usage conditions, and storage conditions. ³ Thorough dust- and drip-resistance is not guaranteed in all situations or under all conditions.
Press release: Canon Introduces New RF14-35mm F4 L IS USM Lens Broadening Imaginative Possibilities For Still And Video MELVILLE, NY, June 29, 2021– Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the RF14-35mm F4 L IS USM lens. This dramatic new lens brings 14mm, ultra wide-angle coverage to full-frame EOS R-series users. On top of the ultra-wide capabilities, the 14-35mm zoom range is the broadest ever in a Canon wide-angle zoom for full-frame AF cameras. For many Canon users, one single lens can potentially handle all wide-angle needs, from vivid, creative ultra-wide imagery to traditional street photography. The new wide-angle lens is designed for use within the expanding family of EOS R full-frame mirrorless cameras, including the upcoming EOS R3, currently in development. Whether you capture stills, video, or like many creatives today – both – this new wide-angle lens from Canon can help elevate users’ content game when capturing images or video in a wide variety of situations, such as landscape, architecture, and travel. A compact overall design, and extremely modest overall weight of just 1.2 lbs. — along with excellent balance, during hand-held or even gimbal-mounted operation — add to RF14-35mm F4 L IS USM inviting character. A key feature, sure to appeal to many landscape and nature photographers, is this lens’s ability to accept conventional, 77mm screw-in filters. This is especially noteworthy on a lens for full-frame cameras with 14mm ultra-wide coverage. Additionally, the lens’s close-focusing capability is exceptional for an ultra-wide zoom of its type. Image Stabilization further enhances the RF14-35mm’s appeal for low-light still imagery, and for steady yet striking wide video footage. Up to 5.5 stopsi of optical Image Stabilization is built-in, and Coordinated IS with cameras such as the EOS R6 and EOS R5 delivers up to 7 stopsii of shake-correction. This can mean sharper hand-held images in low light, even at extremely slow shutter speeds. The Canon RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM lens features a bright, constant f/4 maximum aperture, L-Series optical construction — highlighted by three UD-glass elements, and three Aspherical elements — and many of the company’s most advanced proprietary lens coatings, including Sub-wavelength Structure Coating (SWC) and Air Sphere Coating (ASC). These superb lens coatings help minimize ghosting and flaring. Lens placement and coatings are also optimized to help users get clear, high-contrast images, even when there is a bright light source either in, or immediately outside, the frame. Additional features of the Canon RF14-35mm F4 L IS USM include: Compact design — Approximately 1.2 lbs. in weight. Minimum focusing of 7.9 inches at all focal lengths and a maximum magnification of 0.38x at 35mm zoom setting. Optical Image Stabilizer with up to 5.5 stopsi of shake correction. Up to 7 stopsii of shake correction when paired with Canon EOS R series cameras that feature In-Body Image Stabilizer (IBIS). High speed, smooth and quiet autofocus with Canon’s Nano USM. Control Ring for direct setting changes of aperture, shutter speed, ISO speed and exposure compensation. Superb dust and weather-resistance on par with other Canon L-series lenses. Pricing and Availability The Canon RF14-35mm F4 L IS USM lens is scheduled to be available in August 2021 for an estimated retail price of $1,699.00*. For additional information, please visit usa.canon.com. *Specifications, availability and prices are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary. [i] Based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Associations) standards. Testing performed at focal length of 35mm, using the EOS R camera. [ii] Based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Associations) standards. Testing performed at focal length of 35mm, using the EOS R5 camera. Canon RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM specifications Principal specifications Lens type - Zoom lens Max Format size - 35mm FF Focal length - 14–35 mm Image stabilization - Yes CIPA Image stabilization rating - 5.5 stop(s) Lens mount - Canon RF Aperture Maximum aperture - F4 Minimum aperture - F22 Number of diaphragm blades - 9 Optics Elements - 16 Groups- 12 Special elements / coatings3 UD + 3 aspherical elements, Super Spectra + Sub-wavelength Structure + Air Sphere coatings Focus Minimum focus - 0.20 m (7.87″) Maximum magnification - 0.38× Autofocus - Yes Motor type - Nano ultrasonic Full time manual - Yes Focus method - Internal Distance scale - No DoF scale - No Focus distance limiter - No Physical Weight - 540 g (1.19 lb) Diameter - 84 mm (3.31″) Length - 100 mm (3.94″) Materials - Magnesium alloy Sealing - Yes Colour - Black Zoom lock - No Filter thread - 77 mm Hood supplied - Yes Tripod collar - No