Big Canon Announcements Are Likely Coming Very Soon

Big Canon Announcements Are Likely Coming Very Soon

Time to get excited. New Canon cameras and lenses are on the way soon. 

Canon Rumors is reporting that Canon will soon announce two new cameras and two new lenses. These will include: the EOS R8 full frame mirrorless camera, the EOS R50 APS-C mirrorless camera, the RF 24-50mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens, and the RF-S 55-210mm f/5-7.1 IS STM lens.

While information on specs is light at the moment, rumors are the EOS R8 will be priced at $1,499 for the body only or $1,699 when paired with the RF 24-50mm f/4.5-6.3. This likely positions the EOS R8 as a replacement for the EOS RP. 

On the other hand, the EOS R50 will likely cost $679 for the body only or $1,029 when paired with the RF-S 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM and RF-S 55-210mm f/5-7.1 IS STM. It is worth noting that both these lenses have direct or near-direct analogs in the EF-M mount, which makes this another sign that the EOS M line is now likely defunct, perhaps unsurprisingly. Nonetheless, it is great to see Canon focusing on filling out the more affordable range of the lineup. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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Canon is playing catch up to the mirrorless so you will hear a lot every year. Sony started it and has just about got every mm lens covered and now is just working on improving all. The thing that will lower sells is the Phone, with newer cameras and programs to give effects, Sony sensors also. The phone is the old in the pocket film camera of the 60's, 70's, and 80's. What is going strong right now is the rebirth of the polaroid type camera, why you may ask is the want for a photo in the hand instantly just like the 70's. Not everyone wants to edit an image or take a SD card to get prints. And again Film is back Kodak is working 24/7 to keep up so now those old film rigs are worth some $$, like an old Ftb kinda like a camera in auto with a light meter needle and the aperture circle adjust to center the needle, no way to mess up a capture also new film rigs coming out. Maybe those little building's in a parking lot will spring up for development. Are we going full circle?
Lastly Canon would drop a camera model from it site giving no more firmware updates to make you have to by a new model. Also Canon and Nikon are on all big box stores selves like forever that is the reason for the loyalty and no one hears of others, so when was the last time you looked at another. Hey you need new lenses for the new mirrorless so who is really behind the 8 ball, it is the noisy one. Second is a bracketed T2i. Third is from an old Canon Vivitar Vivicam 8300s 8MP. Forth from my old Ftb from neg to SD.
You can goto any flea market pick up an old film or old digital go to the net and learn to use and get very good images with today's SW if so inclined. I still get FREE film cameras from estate sales. It is not so much the camera or lenses anymore.
Sorry to break it to all.... But been around for a while! Just look at the store shelves!!!

I started photographing with a Minolta STR101 and I can tell you that I'd never go back. I like the conveniences of my R5, especially that I don't have to wait for the dime store to get my photos processed. Note the dime store reference to indicate my age. ;-) And my EF based lenses work better than they did with my 5DIV.

Yes, you can take nice photos with older stuff, but all things being equal, you'll take better photos with the new stuff because it's better than the old stuff.

Where the old stuff, like 8mp, loses it for me is that I shoot wildlife a lot. Even with 600mm lens, chicadees seem to be far enough away that I still have to crop. Cropping an 8mp shot doesn't do well.

But, as the old cliche goes, it's horses for courses.

I'm a lifelong Canon user.
I find it hard to pay attention to them like I used to, especially after the
no third-party lens debacle. I'm two sigma lenses in and looking at Fuji