Although it’s the final of the three main digicam makers to introduce a full-frame mirrorless digicam, the Canon EOS R system is something however a rushed reply to Sony and Nikon. That is a particularly considerate digicam, one which Canon clearly took its time to develop, and the proof of that’s within the particulars of the primary mannequin.

We’re in Maui on the launch occasion and had our first hands-on expertise with the EOS R tonight, and may have extra time with it over the following few days. For now, listed here are the important thing takeaways from the introduction.

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New RF Lens Mount, Lenses & Adapters

The EOS R is constructed round a new RF lens mount. One of many important objectives when designing the EOS R was to develop a brand new optical system that will allow its engineers to create optics that exceed the efficiency of Canon’s EF lenses, but be absolutely suitable with them. The RF mount has the identical 54mm inside diameter as EF lenses, however the shorter flange again distance of the EOS R permits for bigger diameter rear lens components for RF lenses, which interprets to higher optical high quality total, enhancing sharpness and enabling sooner most apertures. 4 RF lenses are launching with the digicam: the Canon RF 28-70mm F2 L USMRF 50mm F1.2 L USM, RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM and RF 35mm F1.Eight MACRO IS STM.

Canon RF 28-70mm F2 L USM
RF 50mm F1.2 L USM
RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM
RF 35mm F1.Eight MACRO IS STM

We had the chance to shoot with the RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM briefly tonight, and some pattern photographs are beneath.

All 4 of the brand new RF lenses characteristic a customizable management ring that can be utilized to regulate settings equivalent to shutter pace, aperture and ISO with out taking your eye from the viewfinder. The brand new mount additionally incorporates a 12-pin communication system which Canon states “gives sooner and extra in-depth communication between the digicam and lens over current Canon mount techniques,” enabling options just like the management ring.

Canon can even offer not one however three mount adapters. The usual adapter is the Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS R, which permits full compatibility with EF and EF-S lenses. The Management Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R presents the identical compatibility however provides the brand new customizable management ring performance of RF mount lenses to the EF and EF-S fashions. The third possibility, the Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R, lets you drop in variable ND and round polarizing filters behind the lens.

Canon EOS R lens adapters
Left to proper: Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS R, Management Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R and Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R.

Smarter Controls & An Modern New Publicity Mode

Canon’s Senior Technical Specialist Drew MacCallum walked us via a couple of of what we predict are these particulars that present the thoughtfulness Canon delivered to the event of the EOS R.

The primary is the Multi Perform Bar, a small touch-sensitive management strip on the prime proper of the again of the digicam. It may be personalized to shortly change digicam quite a lot of digicam settings that you just use most frequently by touching and dragging your thumb to maneuver via choices. We’re trying ahead to spending extra time exploring the choices of this characteristic over the following few days.

Canon EOS R back
Again of the Canon EOS R. On the prime, to the correct of the viewfinder, is the brand new Multi Perform Bar, a small touch-sensitive management strip which you could customise.

The second characteristic that was a spotlight for us is a brand new publicity mode, Fv. Consider Fv as the final word Program mode. MacCallum thinks it is going to be the one publicity mode we use, and confirmed us why. Fv is one of the best of Av (aperture-priority), Television (shutter precedence) and guide publicity, multi functional. When in Fv mode, the digicam begins in full auto publicity, however you need to use the digicam’s command dials to alter the aperture, for instance, and also you’re now within the equal of aperture-priority publicity, that means that the shutter pace and ISO are set robotically in your chosen aperture. When you subsequently additionally set the shutter pace, the digicam is then primarily in guide mode, with solely the ISO being adjusted to attain the right publicity. At any time, you may immediately reset one or each of your chosen settings with a single button press—all with out really altering your publicity mode. It’s genius.

Extra Key Specs Of The EOS R

The EOS R is a 30.3-megapixel CMOS sensor digicam with Canon’s DIGIC Eight processor, and may shoot as much as Eight fps. The Twin Pixel CMOS AF system has 5,655 manually selectable AF factors and may operate at apertures as small as ƒ/11. When used with ƒ/1.2 lenses, this method is ready to obtain focus in low-light circumstances as dim as EV-6. And when used with the RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens, Canon states that the AF system can lock on in as little as 0.05 seconds, “making it the quickest autofocus pace on this planet.” The digicam additionally options silent taking pictures potential when in single-shot mode.

Canon EOS R top view.
Prime view of the Canon EOS R. The OLED show is white-on-black by default. however might be switched to black-on-white.

Construct high quality of the digicam and common ergonomics are top-notch, corresponding to Canon’s skilled DSLRs. It feels stable, correctly weighted and really snug to carry. Controls are easier than on cameras just like the EOS-1D X Mark II, which is to be anticipated for a digicam that is supposed to have huge attraction. The contact display LCD additionally helps make the digicam’s deep choices extra readily accessible and intuitive. Canon positions the digicam not essentially as a substitute in your DSLR, however as a complement to your imaging system.

The EOS R shall be obtainable in October with a listing value of $2,299 for the physique solely, and in a package with the RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens for $3,399. Extra particulars concerning the digicam and new lenses are within the official press releases beneath, and we’ll be posting extra photographs and impressions of the digicam as we shoot with it within the subsequent few days.


Pattern Images Taken With The Canon EOS R and RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM




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EVOLUTION MEETS REVOLUTION AS CANON ANNOUNCES THE ALL-NEW EOS R SYSTEM

Optical Innovation Conjures up the Subsequent Leap Ahead in Imaging

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 5, 2018 –Canon U.S.A. Inc., a frontrunner in digital imaging options, at this time introduced the following revolution within the firm’s lengthy historical past of revolutionary and award-winning digicam techniques, the EOS R system that includes the newly designed RF mount. Recognizing the necessity to advance optical design, the Firm sought to create a flexible and highly effective new system that helps all present EF, EF-S, TS-E and MP-E lenses[i], and likewise gives the optical developments and engineering flexibility to construct upon for years to return.

When Canon set forth to develop a brand new interchangeable lens digicam system, they centered on three core optical ideas: high-image high quality, high-specification efficiency, and compact design.  Recognizing that optics is the muse for any digicam system, the RF mount was conceived to open new doorways in optical design. Canon’s new RF mount options the identical measurement diameter because the EF mount (54mm) and shorter again focus distance. This enables for lenses to sit down nearer to the sensor (the focal airplane) and allowed Canon optical engineers to reimagine lens design using bigger rear lens components to provide a picture on the full-frame sensor. This new optical formulation has paved the way in which for larger performing lenses. As well as, the Canon RF mount encompasses a high-speed 12-pin communication system that gives sooner and extra in-depth communication between the digicam and lens over current Canon mount techniques.

The EOS R system is designed for full, uninhibited compatibility with all current EF, EF-S, TS-E and MP-E lenses via using mount adapters[ii].  As well as, via using the non-compulsory Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter or Management Ring Mount Adapter these lenses, the truth is, acquire performance.

“There has by no means been a time in historical past through which visible expression has been so prolific. Imaging, each nonetheless and video, are the communication mediums of at this time’s society. A lot in the identical means we discovered to sort up to now, at this time’s youth are expert in taking pictures, enhancing, and visible storytelling in ways in which solely the masters of every craft have been a long time in the past,” stated Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief working officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Figuring out this, we would have liked to step again and design a system that delivers all of the artistic expression and performance at this time’s youth crave, now and within the years to return.”

The First in a New System: The EOS R

The brand new Canon EOS R full-frame mirrorless digicam encompasses a 30.Three megapixel CMOS sensor that’s powered by the Firm’s newest picture processor, DIGIC 8, enabling taking pictures at as much as 8.Zero frames per second[iii]. The brand new digicam inherits rather a lot from Canon’s legacy in each EOS and Cinema EOS. Video storytellers can seize gorgeous 4K UHD video as much as 30fps and report in 10-bit 4:2:2 (with an exterior recorder). The EOS R additionally comes with the flexibility to shoot Canon Log, offering 12 stops of dynamic vary, minimal lack of element in shadows and highlighted areas and an elevated vary of decisions when colour grading. Customers with an current assortment of Canon lenses shall be excited to know that each one EF and EF-S lens are suitable with the digicam. So as to take action, photographers and videographers can select between utilizing one in every of three new mount adapters, every uniquely designed to satisfy the person wants of the consumer.

The brand new Canon EOS R digicam options Twin Pixel CMOS Auto Focus with 5,655 manually selectable AF factors[iv], supporting AF at as much as f/11 with a 384 zone (24×16) real-time metering system. With f/1.2 lenses, the digicam astonishingly boasts AF sensitivity in low mild in as little as EV-6. When utilizing the RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens with the EOS R, the digicam can focus in as little as 0.05 seconds with Twin Pixel CMOS AF[v], making it the quickest autofocus pace on this planet[vi]. These options present photographers and videographers with Canon’s most superior AF system thus far. The EOS R additionally encompasses a silent shutter setting when taking pictures in single-shot mode; animportant characteristic for individuals who have to seize imagery with out disrupting the scene. An upcoming free firmware replace will allow silent shutter in steady taking pictures mode as effectively.

“The EOS R system isn’t just a brand new digicam or a brand new lens mount, it’s a new design that may permit us to provide visible instruments that have been beforehand unattainable, and permit our clients to inform their tales with better depth, richness of colour, and artistic flexibility, in optically gorgeous methods.” states Kazuto Ogawa

Ideas From the First Customers

“I believe each digicam system has its place and it’s all about having the correct software for the job,” reported acclaimed out of doors photographer and Canon Explorer of Gentle Jimmy Chin. “The brand new EOS R system for me specifically could be very helpful for the sort of taking pictures that I do within the mountains, the place I would like to fret concerning the measurement and weight.  Having the choice to make use of the brand new RF lenses or the EF lenses is basically nice.”

“I used to be immediately impressed with how shortly the EOS R was in a position to focus,” remarked celebrated vogue photographer and Canon Explorer of Gentle Lindsay Adler. “Whether or not my topic was shifting or I used to be taking pictures in near-complete darkness, I had no downside getting tack-sharp focus in each shot.  It was a aid to know my gear wasn’t going to carry me again from executing my imaginative and prescient, however as an alternative it will actually assist me to execute this imaginative and prescient.”

“For us, it is all about getting the shot nobody else can get, and plenty of this has to do with the digicam,” says Devin Graham, director and filmmaker behind YouTube’s DevinSuperTramp. “The brand new EOS R will develop into one in every of our important cameras.  It has a really small footprint, but is ready to create wonderful pictures. As for the lenses, the brand new RF 28-70mm F2 has simply develop into one in every of my all-time favorites.  I’ll be bringing it on each venture.”

Conveniently positioned simply to the correct of the EVF, Canon has launched a brand new Multi-Perform Bar that may permits customers to extra simply entry their customizable settings, equivalent to AF, ISO and White Stability. Customers may have the choice to both slide or faucet the bar to achieve entry to the settings and regulate on-the-go as they deem essential relying on every explicit taking pictures scenario.

Answering the demand for enhanced cell enhancing of RAW picture recordsdata, Canon can be asserting a brand new software, Digital Picture Skilled Categorical (DPP Categorical). Together with an up to date Canon Digicam Join App, DPP Categorical permits customers to ship, view, edit and course of CR3 RAW recordsdata on their iPad[vii]. A free obtain of the app shall be obtainable October 2018.

Extra noteworthy options of the EOS R Digicam embody:

  • RF Mount Suitable with RF Lenses and EF/EF-S Lenses
  • Constructed-in EVF with 3.69 Million Dots, Vari-angle Touchscreen LCD and Dot-matrix LCD Panel
  • ISO vary of 100-40,000, expandable to 102,400
  • USB 3.1 in-camera charging assist
  • Constructed-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi® offering simple sharing to suitable sensible gadgets and social media websites
  • Single UHS-II SD card slot
  • CR3(RAW/C-RAW) and Twin Pixel RAW Assist
  • Mud and climate resistant

Availability and Pricing

The Canon EOS R full-frame mirrorless digicam is scheduled to be obtainable in October 2018 for an estimated retail value of $2299* for the physique solely. It can even be bought as a body-and-lens package with the brand new RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens for $3399*.

To study extra about this method, together with in-depth academic tutorials, please go to usa.canon.com/eosrsystem

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BEYOND THE REALM OF TRADITIONAL POSSIBILITIES:
CANON INTRODUCES FOUR RF MOUNT LENSES

Canon Additionally Introduces Three RF Mount Adapters, Offering EF & EF-S Lenses with Full Compatibility and Enhanced Performance with the New EOS R Digicam

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 5, 2018 –  Serving to to rewrite the foundations of visible expression,Canon U.S.A. Inc., a frontrunner in digital imaging options, at this time launched quite a lot of new RF lenses and equipment to accompany the newly introduced EOS R Full-Body Mirrorless Digicam System. The 4 new RF lenses are constructed round Canon’s new RF mount, which options a big 54mm diameter and shorter again focus distance than on present EOS DSLR cameras. The brand new RF mount permits new prospects in optical design and lens formulation, permitting for sooner and lighter lenses with larger performing optics.

The 4 new lenses, the Canon RF 28-70mm F2 L USM, RF 50mm F1.2 L USM, RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM and RF 35mm F1.Eight MACRO IS STM capitalize on the sturdy optic basis of Canon’s new EOS R system. The design behind Canon’s new EOS R digicam and RF lens system began with the idea of the optimum rear lens aspect diameter and shorter distance (again focus) for a Full-Body picture sensor.

With over 130 million EF lenses in circulation since Canon launched the mount in 1987*, the Firm is enhancing the chances for its loyal clients who personal and love their EF glass. Canon is introducing three RF Lens Mount Adapters that develop the capabilities of current EF lenses when paired with the EOS R digicam. The Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS R permits photographers to make the most of the total breadth of Canon’s EF, EF-S, TS-E, and MP-E lenses on the newly launched EOS R digicam system. The Management Ring Mount Adapter provides a customizable management ring by way of the adapter that gives photographers with added performance to their fingertips. The Drop-in Filter Mount Adapter now simply locations round polarizing or variable impartial density filters behind the lens, opening up new choices for lenses such because the EF 11-24mm the place utilizing optical filters have been beforehand not an possibility.

“Figuring out distinctive optics are a significant software in shaping the picture a photographer captures, Canon designed the EOS R digicam system from the bottom up with optics as the place to begin,” stated Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief working officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Canon could be very excited concerning the world-class optics we now have developed to marry with the brand new RF mount. With our wealthy historical past and greater than 130 million EF lenses getting used throughout the globe, Canon optics will proceed to be on the forefront of our digital imaging improvement now and into the longer term.”

New Canon RF Sequence Lenses

Three of the newly introduced Canon RF lenses are counted amongst Canon’s top-of-the-line L-series optics; incorporating rugged, mud and water resistant development. All 4 new RF lenses characteristic a customizable management ring that enables photographers to regulate publicity compensation, shutter pace, aperture or ISO.

The Canon RF 28-70mm F2 L USM lens, the world’s first normal zoom lens with an f/2 aperture[i]is superb for capturing landscapes, weddings and portraits with its giant aperture for gorgeous bokeh. Preliminary testing inside Canon has proven this new lens to provide higher optical picture high quality and sharpness over comparable focal size EF-series lenses, together with the extraordinarily fashionable and extremely regarded EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM.

A portrait photographer’s must-have, the Canon RF 50mm F1.2 L USM lens sports activities an extremely large-diameter f/1.2 aperture and Canon’s Air Sphere Coating (ASC) know-how to dramatically cut back flares and ghosting. This wonderful new lens is able to rendering topics life-size on the full-frame sensor with its minimal focusing distance of solely 0.59 inches.

Photographers searching for an all-around utility lens for the brand new EOS R digicam system have to look no additional than the Canon RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens. Coming in 9 % shorter in size than the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM, this compact lens employs a CIPA normal of 5 stops of IS and is supplied with NANO USM know-how, the primary L-series lens with the know-how. This small chip-shaped ultrasonic motor is engineered to assist ship high-speed, easy, exact and near-silent operation, plus full-time guide focus (when utilizing one-shot AF).

A quick, wide-angle single focus lens, the Canon RF 35mm F1.Eight MACRO IS STM lens is a superb possibility for photographers on the lookout for an inexpensive compact lens. That includes a most taking pictures magnification of 0.5x, the lens can simply shoot macro pictures of topics equivalent to flowers, meals and even bugs. The lens additionally makes use of a CIPA normal of 5 stops of IS and is suitable with Hybrid IS, compensating for each angular and shift digicam shake.

Enhanced Capabilities for Canon EF Lenses

Due to its giant lens mount design, Canon’s new EOS R collection digicam system delivers new capabilities in each design and performance, however for current Canon lens homeowners it does one thing unbelievable. It enhances the capabilities of current EF and EF-S lenses with full compatibility and in some circumstances, enhanced performance when paired with one in every of three RF mount adapters.

Canon lenses are traditionally top-rated, and the Firm is seeking to assist clients acquire much more worth of their funding with three new RF mount adapters.

  • The Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS R is a typical adapter that gives full compatibility with EF lenses. Autofocus, metadata, and Optical Picture Stabilization on EF lenses all proceed to work seamlessly with the brand new EOS R digicam via this adapter.
  • The Management Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R continues full EF lens compatibility with the addition of a customizable management ring. Capabilities that may be assigned and adjusted by the management ring embody aperture, shutter pace, ISO pace and publicity compensation.
  • Along with full EF lens compatibility, the Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R permits for lens filters for use behind any EF lens and assist photographers conveniently make the most of variable ND and round polarizing filters with any EF lens.

New Speedlite Sequence

Canon can be introducing a brand new compact and light-weight Speedlite, the EL-100. Designed for photographers who’re simply starting to make use of an exterior flash or are in want of a secondary unit, the brand new Speedlite delivers each tender and pure lighting copy. As well as, the EL-100 can rotate upwards and to the left and proper enabling photographers to bounce the flash off of close by ceilings, partitions or surfaces.

Extra Options of the Canon Speedlite EL-100 embody:

  • Most Information Variety of Approx. 85 ft./26m at ISO 100
  • 24mm Vast-angle Protection
  • Optical Wi-fi Flash Perform (Sender and Receiver)
  • Flash Publicity Management Together with Assist for Stroboscopic Flash and Steady Taking pictures Digicam-linked Capabilities Together with Interlocked Exterior Flash Energy On/Off
  • Mode Dial with AUTO Place

Availability and Pricing**

The Canon RF 50mm F1.2 L USM shall be obtainable in October 2018 for an estimated retail value of $2299. The Canon RF 28-70mm F2 L USM, RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM and RF 35mm F1.Eight MACRO IS STM will all be obtainable for buy in December 2018 for an estimated retail value of $2999, $1099 and $499.99 respectively.

The Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS R and Management Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R shall be obtainable for buy in October 2018 for an estimated retail value of $99.99 and $199.99 respectively. The Drop-in Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R will all be obtainable for buy in February 2019 for an estimated retail value of $399.99 with a variable ND filter or $299.99 with a round polarizing filter.

The Canon Speedlite EL-100 shall be obtainable for buy in October 2018 for an estimated retail value of $199.99.

For extra data on the brand new Canon RF lenses and equipment, please go to usa.canon.com/eosrsystem.

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