By| September 5, 2018
By| September 5, 2018
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*Updated: We’re now told that the announcement will happen sometime between 3:00 AM ET and 4:30 AM ET. Whenever it is, we’ll be up for it.
We’re told to expect the Canon EOS R announcement sometime between 3:00 AM – 4:30 AM Eastern Time on September 5, 2018. This would be a midnight announcement for the folks on the west coast of North America.
We’re also told that the preorders for all Canon EOS R products will not begin until later NEXT week. We’re unsure if you’ll be able to preorder the EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM, EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III and EF 600mm f/4L IS III tonight or not.
Probable announcement times around the globe:
As with everything related to the Canon EOS R, not even the announcement timing is normal. So expect to be up late if you’re on this side of the pond and hope I’m wrong and it gets announced sooner.
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Keith over at Northlight Images, always a voice of reason has written an opinion piece about Canon’s new RF mount and how it might affect Canon going forward. He also addressed EOS M and the EF-M mount.
From Northlight Images:
We’re all doomed – or not
Already I’m seeing articles and comments about Canon’s move to the RF mount that are not even wrong in their level of their cluelessness about optics and the camera market(s) around the world.
The sky is not falling – perhaps some context and history will help. In a few years all will be well, but probably better ;-)
Canon lens mounts – A brief history
Canon changes lens mounts and systems – some people are left behind, some move on. With the new RF mount, there are many questions as to what it means for different categories of Canon camera user. This note aims to show a bit of historical context for the change – noting that past changes didn’t have the echo chamber of the internet to contend with…
I’ll mention some of the older lens mounts first, since many modern DSLR users may not even know this aspect of Canon’s lens history. Rhodium 23 Clip plated Hinged Length mm Etched Lines Money rqrzOw7
On September 5, 2018, Canon will announce the long rumoured Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM, Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III and EF Canon 600mm f/4L IS III lenses alongside the new Canon EOS R system.
Below are when these lenses are currently scheduled to ship:Diagonal Shoulder TM Leather Zipper Body Messenger Satchel Cross Fulltime Black Womens Bag SnwCq7qf
We have not seen any mentions on pricing for these lenses yet, but we obviously don’t have long to wait.
Canon Hong Kong has released a teaser for the September 5 announcements. The spotlights in the video look like lenses, but we could be wrong.
Canon will be announcing a lot of new gear on September 5, including the following.
By Canon EOS R| September 3, 2018 |
Richard over at Canon News has written an opinion piece about the new Canon RF mount and what it means for the Canon ecosystem. He feels, as others do, that the EOS M system and EF-M mount are surrounded with some uncertainty.
From Canon News:
Canon this September 5th is releasing the RF mount for full frame mirrorless. This mount by all reports is 54mm in diameter for the inner throat diameter and 20mm in depth. While this mount by itself sounds good, it has long term negative ramifications on the EOS system over time, that has us surprised they are doing this unless there are tectonic shifts in direction throughout Canon’s lineup.
The problem with this new mount, is not what you can do with it, but what you can’t do with it. Canon in 2012 created a new mount for APS-C mirrorless called the EF-M mount. It has a 46mm throat diameter and a 18mm registration distance. Because of the difference in between the two mount registration distances (the distance between the sensor and the mount flange) of only 2mm, there will never be an EF-M camera to RF lens adapter, nor will there ever be a RF APS-C camera that can use EF-M lenses with an adapter. Read the full article
As excited as we are about the Canon EOS R and RF lenses, we do wonder what’s in store for the EOS M system going forward. We are getting that fast prime in the EF-M lineup with the EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM, but we can’t help but hope there is more coming down the pipeline for the Canon EOS M system.
Canon Rumors reader InsungFilms did up a good comparison showing the size differences between the RF lenses when mounted to the Canon EOS R body.
The RF 28-70mm f/2L USM is obviously the biggest of the bunch, but we’re also surprised at the size of the RF 50mm f/1.2L USM, it looks like an impressive chunk of glass.
Also included for reference is an EOS DSLR and the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS.Clutch Party Handbag Black with Cocktail Purse Rhinestone Flap Bridal Meliya Fashion Wedding Bag Pendant Women Sparkling Evening Glitter Dinner