Canon Announces EOS-1DX Mark III Development, Pro RF-mount Telephoto Lenses

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Canon has introduced the event of the EOS-1DX Mark III – the newest in its line of top-tier skilled EOS-1 cameras. Whereas affirming its dedication to its skilled DSLR vary, Canon has additionally introduced two important skilled L-series telephoto lenses in RF-mount for its EOS-R line of full-frame mirrorless cameras.

RF85mm f/1.2L USM DS

The RF85mm f/1.2L USM DS improves upon the previously-released RF85mm f/1.2L USM with an extra Defocus Smoothing (DS) coating. Splendid for portraiture, the bokeh on the extensive aperture f/1.2 lens is additional optimised with a proprietary vapour-deposited coating expertise.

The RF85mm f/1.2L USM DS improves upon its predecessor in pursuit of bokeh perfection. Picture: Canon

This ensures completely gentle bokeh balls with clean gradients, avoiding harsh rings that may detract from an suave image.

RF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

Finishing the trinity of RF-mount zoom lenses, the RF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM offers customers of Canon’s full-frame mirrorless cameras entry to a large, constant-aperture telephoto zoom, good for portraits, nature, wildlife and sports activities.

The RF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM takes benefits of the new RF-mount design and different improvements to supply a necessary telephoto zoom focal size vary with added performance in a compact type issue. Picture :Canon

Along with built-in multi-modal Picture Stabilisation (IS) that stops shake by as much as 5 stops (CIPA rated), the telephoto zoom additionally sports activities for the primary time dual ultrasonic motors (Nano USM), permitting for faster, quieter and extra environment friendly focusing whereas sustaining a compact type. It's 27% shorter and 28% lighter than its EF-mount cousin.

Twin Nano USM additionally permits a minimal focusing distance of 0.7m, down from 1.2m.

It'll have 9 round aperture blades and a complete of 17 components in 13 teams with two aspherical components, one tremendous UD (ultra-low dispersion) and 4 UD components. Water and dirt resistance prevents ingress of overseas materials whereas its extendable design retains the construct compact.


With Canon’s EOS-1 sequence of flagship skilled cameras at its 30th anniversary this yr (2019), the model has introduced an replace to the EOS-1D X Mark II launched again in April 2016.

Few particulars are shared, however the EOS-1D X Mark III will feature a new proprietary CMOS sensor and image processor with better sensitivity for higher flexibility throughout totally different taking pictures situations. It'll help 10-bit HEIF nonetheless photographs, together with internal recording of 10-bit 4K 60p footage at 4:2:2 chroma subsampling with C-Log and RAW format.

The upcoming EOS-1D X Mark III demonstrates Canon’s dedication to be on the forefront of the developments in skilled DSLR expertise. Picture: Canon

Autofocus and auto publicity monitoring can be supported at as much as 16fps and 20fps by way of OVF and reside view respectively. Reside view stills pictures will now be accessible with digital shutter for true silent taking pictures in delicate conditions.

An improved buffer may even enable 5 occasions the utmost variety of photographs captured in RAW.

AF has been improved when it comes to pace and sensitivity with 28 occasions the efficient pixel density on the center of the sensor whereas taking pictures by way of OVF, with AF functioning all the way down to decrease mild ranges in each OVF and reside view. With 100% vertical and 90% horizontal AF level protection, a complete of 525 can be found for automated choice.

These adjustments are augmented with software enhancements comparable to a new deep studying algorithm that improves monitoring performance.

Tethered taking pictures has been a problem for skilled photographers who have to entry their captured photographs as shortly as attainable, and the new Wi-fi File Transmitter (WFT-E9) in improvement at Canon goals to take this to the subsequent stage together with the EOS-1D X Mark III.

Improved from the WFT-E8, the wi-fi file transmitter improves on file transmission pace by greater than two occasions, whereas offering a extra seamless utilization expertise with improved UI.

Different considerate features aimed on the various wants {of professional} photographers have additionally discovered their means on to the EOS-1D X Mark III. On the rugged magnesium alloy chassis are back-lit rear buttons good for nighttime photographers and astrophotographers. The AF Begin button has been redesigned to enable fast AF monitoring setting with out requiring the consumer’s finger to be launched

Storage has been upgraded from CFast 2.0 to CFexpress with two memory card slots, and the LP-E19 battery will last more with a revamped power administration system.

On display at Photoplus at New York Metropolis between October 24 – 26 2019, the launch date and pricing of the EOS-1D X Mark III has but to be introduced.

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