Well that was a damn fast transition: Canon says focus now is on “RF lenses” and there will be “no new EF lenses unless market demands it”

3…2…1…. and here comes the bomb!

Canon Europe senior manager Richard Shepherd just told in a Digitalcameraworld interview that

“To date we’ve launched ten critically acclaimed RF lenses, and as it’s a new system we plan to continue this, launching more RF lenses while still fully supporting the EF lens system. And of course, should the market demand it, we are ready to create new EF lenses. But for now, our focus is on RF.”

I heard that formula “should the market demand it” many times in the past and this means the system for them is brain dead. I seriously expected Canon to take a while longer before to stop EF lens development but probably they were wise enough to realize that in a shrinking market they don’t have the resources to bet on two horses at the same time.

It won’t be long that Nikon will follow too and than Mirrorless will rule the world!!!! Of course…rule in a very small niche of  a dying ancestral photographic world that will definitely disappear because of 300+ megapixel smartphones with 20 cameras on it :)

Canon EOS-R High Resolution camera will be announced at the CP+ show

The evidence is mounting up that Canon will announce a new High Resolution EOS-R camera at the CP+ show. So far I got no reliable specs but these are the rumored specs from CanonWatch:

  • 75mp full-frame CMOS
  • Sensor “focused on the dynamic range”
  • Frames per second “… Sounded similar to the EOS R”
  • DIGIC 9
  • Dual Card Slots
  • Joystick the same as the EOS-1D X Mark III
  • Larger and higher resolution EVF than the EOS R
  • Fully articulating LCD screen
  • Fully weather-sealed
  • Similar ergonomics as the EOS R (No touch bar)

Canon is becoming very aggressive with multiple camera announcements made and scheduled. Sony really has to watch out…where is your goddamn A7sIII??? :)

The first new MFT product we should get is the new Olympus 150-400mm lens…what’s after that?

The next new MFT product we shall get is the Olympus 150-400mm lens  in January-February. But what’s coming after that one?

Olympus officially stated that they plan to release at minimum of two new cameras and two new lenses every year. While it’s easy to  guess that  we will have a new E-M1III in 2020 I don’t know  what other MFT cameras we should expect to get in 2020. The PEN-F line has been axed and the E-PL and OMD line was just updated.

Panasonic on the other hand might  announce their new flagship camera in late 2020…the GH6! If it has 8K video it surely would be a stunner!

All this doesn’t sound too bad for a system that has been called “death” so many times in the past years :)

And here comes the next Canon EOS-R high rez camera specs rumors…

Sooner or later that long rumored High Resolution EOS-R camera will be released. We still got no solid info but here is the next bunch of specs floating on the web today:

  • 75mp full-frame CMOS
  • Sensor “focused on the dynamic range”
  • Frames per second “… Sounded similar to the EOS R”
  • DIGIC 9
  • Dual Card Slots
  • Joystick the same as the EOS-1D X Mark III
  • Larger and higher resolution EVF than the EOS R
  • Fully articulating LCD screen
  • Fully weather-sealed
  • Similar ergonomics as the EOS R (No touch bar)

Source CR via CanonWatch

Fuji X-H2 is definitely not coming in 2020…but will it really come at all?

The Fuji X-H1 is the only Fuji APS-C camera with on sensor stabilization yet and it’s now officially marked as discontinued. Fujirumors reports that Fuji will definitely not announce anew X-H2 in 2020 and at this  point my  guess is that there won’t be a successor at all.

Make it simple Fuji and just give us the perfect X-T4 with ons ensor stabilization  :)

Fuji X-T4 might be the jack of all trades: Has IBIS and will be launched by end 2020?

One camera to rule them all? This is what the Fuji X-T4 might will become! According to latest (and yet to be verified) rumors the specs will be:

  • X-T4 with IBIS
  • expect a T4 about 1/3 of an inch thicker, and about 5-6oz heavier
  • On a good note expect 6k60 and 10bit internal
  • anamorphic ratio
  • fully articulating flippy…essentially an S1H but APSc with Fuji color and obviously much smaller
  • release end of 2020

via Fujirumors