The Canon EOS R: so easy, subjects can use it too
As wedding photographers Julia and Gil photographed a couple with the EOS R, they found it so easy they handed the camera to the couple too.
With the launch of the EOS RP, Canon revealed six new lenses are in development for the revolutionary RF mount – the heart of Canon's full-frame mirrorless EOS R System.
The RF mount was designed with a balance of optical, mechanical and electronic engineering that’s allowed innovative full-frame lens designs, faster autofocus and high-speed communication between the camera and lens.
Four high-performance RF lenses were introduced at the launch of the EOS R System, including the Canon RF 28-70mm F2L USM lens – the world’s first standard zoom lens with an f/2 aperture. Three of the four were L-series lenses, with top-of-the-line rugged construction incorporating dust and water resistance.
For 2019, this range will extend to include the:
"The EOS R System actually began with our engineers asking the question: 'Where do we want to go with optics? What is the future for Canon lenses?'" says Mike Burnhill, Canon Europe's European Technical Support Manager. "The whole point is 'Reimagining optical excellence' – that's where the name EOS R originally came from. The mirror mechanisms used in DSLRs compromised lens design, and getting rid of that compromise in EOS R enables us to take lens technology to new levels.
"In 2019, Canon is delivering what I call the 'f/2.8 trinity' – 70-200mm, 24-70mm, and 15-35mm, covering the full range that a professional is going to need – in addition to two beautiful high-performance 85mm primes one including defocus smoothing for producing smooth out of focus bokeh and a versatile, multi-purpose 10x zoom lens.
"With the range of RF lenses, users with all kinds of photographic requirements are going to be able to enjoy the breathtaking optical quality and performance that the Canon EOS R System makes possible."
With its large diameter and shorter flange back distance, Canon's new-generation RF lens mount means lenses can be made faster and brighter, and higher-performance wide-angle and zoom lenses become possible. In addition to the mechanical benefits, the electronics have evolved as well, compared to previous lens systems: with 12 connectors, the new mount can provide more power to the lenses to drive bigger motors, and with ultra high speed communication between camera and lens, the RF mount makes faster AF and real-time image correction via Digital Lens Optimization possible.
The lens range extension is highly anticipated, adding to the positive reception of the existing RF lens range – which included lenses deemed “alone a great reason to buy an EOS R,” by the-digital-picture.com.
Release dates and pricing will be announced at a later date.
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