New Patent Shows RF Mount Crop-sensor Kit Lenses for Canon

Is a Canon APS-C sensor RF mount camera also around the corner?

APC-S mirrorless camera models aren’t new to Canon. They debuted this range with their EOS M model in 2012 and followed it up over the years with various iterations. All these models use their EF-M lens mount. The most recent among them is the Canon EOS M50 Mark II, the release of which surprised me. This system is somewhat crippled by the lack of lenses released by Canon to support it. 8 were released over the last 9 years, along with an adapter to support EF lenses. When you compare that with 21 lenses and 2 teleconverters for the full-frame RF mount, we can clearly see where most of Canon’s R&D has been focusing on lately. A new report now states that Canon has filed patents for multiple RF mount lenses exhibiting APS-C lens characteristics. This could indicate the release of an upcoming crop sensor RF mount mirrorless camera from them.

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This Canon Lens Brings Your Wide-Angle Film Dreams to Life

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There has been a movement in the past decade to kill the fisheye lens. It’s unfortunate for sure. So instead, photographers have searched for the cleanest wide-angle lenses they could get. One of the best was the Canon 11-24mm f4 L USM EF Lens. Launched in 2015, it was one of the company’s last and best lenses for the EF mount. That means that it will work just fine on your Canon EF film camera. Best of all, we’ve got one in the Rara Camera Store right now.

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Watch These Canon Cameras and Lenses Get Cut in Half by Water Jet

Warning: These water jet cutter videos are pretty painful to watch. Make sure you hug your cameras and lenses after!

We spot a lot of photography related stuff on Reddit; a lot of it is downright cool, some is slightly unsettling. Today’s find falls under the latter, so you might want to proceed with caution. A thread titled “Cutting things in half with water” obviously doesn’t spell anything good befalling photography gear. Still, we followed a lead to the Waterjet Channel on YouTube, and found their videos slicing Canon cameras and lenses (a Canon Elan 35mm SLR camera, a Canon 17-85mm zoom lens, and a Canon G7X) in half. If you’re curious about how it’s done, and what the innards of this gear looks like, then watch the videos after the jump.

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The Rarest Prototype Canon Lens on Earth Is Yours for $29,999

Looking for another rare item to add to your vintage gear collection? Apparently, it doesn’t get any rarer than this prototype Canon lens.

It’s time once again for us to give all you vintage gear fans and collectors our latest ebay find. Today, it’s yet another ultra rare item that apparently has an interesting history: a Canon 45-200mm f2.8 (C35) prototype lens. There’s a good chance that you haven’t heard of this lens before, but if the details in the ebay listing are correct, it could very well be one of the most intriguing lenses anyone can have in their collection.

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CPN Germany Accidentally Leaks a New Canon EF 11-24mm f4L USM Lens

Canon EF 11-24mm f4L USM Lens

It looks we’ll soon see a new Canon EF 11-24mm f4L USM lens. Cameraegg reports lens appeared on the German Canon Professional Network website leaking a healthy dose of details complete with this product image you see above.

Supposedly the lens will feature a completely new design and lens coating to give it unrivaled performance. If reports of the new lens are true, the 11-24mm f4L will sit neatly between the Canon 8-11mm f4 and 16-35mm f4. This middle of the road focal length range will also make it a nice medium wide angle zoom lens without encroaching too heavily into the territory of a fisheye or normal lens

There’s no word if the lens will include image stabilization like some of Canon’s newer wide-angle zoom lenses. However, this lens is rumored to be announced soon with a price of $2,899.

Via Cameraegg