The battle between Sony’s a7 series and Canon’s EOS R lineup will be the one to watch. Sony is all set to release the new a7S III and a 24-70mm lens at the end of this month. Understandably, Canon was not gonna lay still. Thus, we’ve finally got a release date for the new Canon EOS R lineup. This lineup contains two cameras and six RF lenses. Moreover, this is not just a silly rumor on the internet. Rather, Canon Rumors, a reliable source concerning Canon products, have confirmed it too.
As mentioned above, the EOS R series was supposed to compete against Sony’s a7 series. And it is a worthy competitor. The lineup was Canon’s first go at a full-frame mirrorless. And came with great auto-focus. Furthermore, the EVF in it was great. However, there were some worrying factors in the first iteration. So, I hope they have improved this time around.
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The rumor is that the new devices will be announced on July 9th. Apparently, the reason for the July 9th release date is that they don’t want it to collide with July 4 holiday in the US. The two cameras that will launch on that day are EOS R5 and EOS R6. Furthermore, the six RF lenses are: a 50mm f/1.8 IS STM, a 70-200mm f/4L IS USM, an 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM, a 100-500 f/4-7.1L IS USM. The two surprising entries however are the 600mm f/11 DO IS STM and an 800mm f/11 DO IS STM.
These entries seem strange because they have a very slow f/11 maximum apertures. Furthermore, they are DO lenses. That means they will use Diffractive Optics to decrease their overall size and weight. So, most probably they will be the world’s smallest 600mm and 800mm primes. But what good will be a tiny lens if they are not usable in most lighting conditions?
Anyway, these few weeks are going to be exciting for photographers. After all, the EOS R lineup will drop just two weeks after the launch of the Sony a7S III.
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