Oh yes that would be crazy! Canon patented 18mm f/1.0 and 25mm f/1.2 RF lens designs!

Oh yes folks, Canon is really going crazy with the super fast RF lenses. There is a brand newly published japanese patent describing the specs of  new f/1.0 and f/1.2 RF lenses:

18mm f/1.2 lens specs:
Focal length: 18.51 mm
F no: 1.24
ω : 49.45
Image height: 21.64 mm
Lens length: 129.00 mm
Back focus: 16.40 mm

25mm f/1.2 lens specs:
Focal length: 24.59 mm
F no: 1.24
ω : 41.35
Image height: 21.64 mm
Lens length: 129.01 mm
Back focus: 13.57 mm

18mm f/1.0 lens specs:
Focal length: 18.50 mm
F no: 1.03
ω : 49.47
Image height: 21.64 mm
Lens length: 150.00 mm
Back focus: 4.99 mm

Now we all know the patent world  is a parallel universe of possibilities that might not be realized in our simple 11 dimensional universe (according to string theory). And particularly  this 18mm f/1.0 lens really sounds out of this world!  If they make it I will jump for joy naked in front of the  Canon Tokyo headquarters! And  that might be a good reason for them to not make it at all :)

via Hi LowsNote

Canon Q3 operating profit in the imaging business drops 56,8% compared to last year!

Canon published the Q3 financial results and damn they are bleeding out :(

Compared to  Q3 2018  their net profit dropped by 56,8%! Sales dropped  by  13,9%. They now changed the  2019  sales forecast and expect full  year profit to drop by 59,9%. Honestly I didn’t  expect  that and it looks like Canon and Olympus are doing worse than other camera companies now…

Yes Sigma announced new lenses for EF-M mount but it’s rumored to might say YES to Fuji X-mount versions

Sigma issued a press release to announce the new EF-M mount version of their APS-C lens trio. You can read the full press release below.

But there is also a “rumor”  about X-mount versions:  Well informed industry insider ThisTanaka said that Sigma is considering to finally launch the X-mount version  of their APS-C lenses….would be nice!


Sigma Ships Its F1.4 Mirrorless Trio Contemporary Lenses in Canon EF-M Mount

Ronkonkoma, NY – October 4, 2019 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading camera, photography lens, cine lens, flash and accessories manufacturer, today announced that its 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($449 USD), 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($339 USD), and 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($479 USD) lenses are now shipping in Canon EF-M mount.

Key Features and Benefits of the F1.4 Mirrorless Trio
Sigma’s F1.4 Mirrorless Trio, 16mm, 30mm, and 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lenses, all benefit from a fast aperture of F1.4 to achieve sufficient amount of bokeh and admirable brightness even with APS-C size cameras which tend to have smaller bokeh effects compared to 35mm full size systems. Their compact and lightweight body is perfect for daily use as they cover the range from true wide angle to normal to portrait. Stepping motors ensure smooth, swift, quiet, autofocus for both still and video capture. In addition to Canon M-mount, these products are available for Sony E-mount and Micro four thirds camera systems.

16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($449 USD) – High performance wide angle prime in a compact package.
30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($339 USD) – Lighter and brighter Art line image quality with contemporary compactness.
56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($479 USD) – Exceptional image quality and smooth AF for video shooting.
For full product details and technical specifications, please refer to the official press release here.

MFT fans rejoice: Sony just made you this new 47MP and 8K Micro Four Thirds sensor!

It surely looks like Sony is giving a lot of efforts to keep the Micro Four Thirds kicking and alive! They announced this new 47MP sensor (41MP in 4/3 mode) capable of recording 8K video.

I am pretty sure we will get 8K MFT mirrorless cameras long before 8K will be available for Full Frame. At the moment an 8K FF camera in a compact body would create a nuclear alike Chernobyl explosion :)


Fuji X-Pro3 will have a Dual LCD Tilt Screen!

Fujirumors leaked the sketches of  the new X-PRO3. These  are the differences with  the previous X-PRO2 model:

  • dual screen (small screen to see film simulations / EXIF data and main LCD screen) – styled like the Fujifilm SP-X here
  • with the screen on the body, you will only see the little screens box showing film simulation/EXIF data
  • open the screen, and it will only tilt down
  • no D-Pad (as we told you here)
  • On ISO dial, “H” has been replaced by “C”
  • Drive button works as Delete button
  • Play Button

Possible specs of the new Canon EOS-R High 83MP camera

Patent describing the Canon 83MP FF sensor


There is still no reliable info about the new Canon EOS-R High resolution camera. This is a summary of possible specs (to take with a grain of salt):

  • A slightly larger body and grip than the EOS R
  • 80mp full-frame image sensor
  • A “new style” of joystick
  • Larger LCD than the EOS R
  • Larger viewfinder than the EOS R
  • The “viewfinder” can be tilted up and down
  • Dual SD card slots
  • No video specifications are known

via CanonWatch via CR