In this episode, more on the Canon EOS 90D and EOS M6 II announcements, Tamron talks about EOS R and EOS RP lens compatibility and Nikon releases their 1st Quarter FY2020 numbers.
EOS 90D and EOS M62 Announcements
Tamron issues announcements on EOS R and EOS RP Lens compatibility.
Nikon 1st Quarter FY2020 Numbers
Transcription by www.temi.com, there may be grammatical errors.
Liam: 00:00 Gannon’s announcement and the Eos 90 d and Eos m six mark two are expected by the end of August of this year. Tamarin Issues Notice About Canon Eos r and ROP compatibility and Nikon announced as their first quarter FYI 2020 financials. All of this on episode 32 of the Liam photography podcast
Liam: 00:40 you’re listening to the land photography podcast. I’m your host Liam Douglas and this is episode 32 I want to thank all my listeners again for subscribing, rating and reviewing and iTunes and anywhere else that you might be listening to the show and also be sure to check out the Facebook group that’ll be mentioned at the tail end of the show. Onto our first bit of news this week, [inaudible] is expected to make their official announcements on the Ios 90 d and the Eos [inaudible] mark to mirrorless HPSC bodies at the end of August of this year. It’s been recorded for quite some time that the Canada 90 d and Eos and six mark two would be now on or around August 28th, 2019 and we have further confirmation and these report. This is the full list of products being announced at the end of August, including the official announcements for the two RF Mt. Lenses, the Canon Eos 90 de body with 18 to 55 millimeter kit lands or 18 to one 35 millimeter Kit Lens at Canon Eos [inaudible] mark two will come and black and silver.
Liam: 01:50 You can get the body only or the body with 18 to 45 millimeter kit or the body with the 18 to 150 millimeter kit and the EVF get will also be available. Also announced at the end of August. We’ll be the Canon RF 24 to 70 f 2.8 L I s USM Lens and the Canon RF 15 to 35 millimeter f 2.8 L I s USM Lens Lens Hood eew. 88 e and EDW 88 f will also be released. Uh, uh, now so the announcement will be made at the end of August of 2019 that Canon Cinema Eos see 500 mark two will likely be announced the following week. Rumored specifications for the Canon Eos and six mark. Two are out there though we’ve been unable to confirm them. It’s also been reported that some interesting suggested specifications for the Canon Eos 90 Day, but again, these are as of yet unconfirmed. Now if you remember, I was telling you a on some of the earlier episodes of this podcast that the current rumor was that a Canon Eos 90 d was going to be a crop body camera that was going to be a combination of the ATD and the 70 mark too.
Liam: 03:19 It was going to have a combination of those two body specs, but probably some upgrades as well. Now the reason for this is Canon has announced that they are not going to do a mark three version of the 70 mark two which is an extremely popular sports adi or APS PSC shooters. A lot of times hobbyist. We’ll buy that to use as a sports body, and my buddy Jeff Harmon from the master photography podcast shoots with the 70 mark to and absolutely loves it. Now the 70 mark two is a great body. It can do 10 frames, a second continuous shooting. So it’s fantastic for capturing things like high school sports, whether it’s basketball, football, baseball, uh, to be honest at 10 frames a second, you can even use it for shooting something like NASCAR or indycar racing because 10 frames a second would be more than enough to accomplish that task.
Liam: 04:13 Now, as I mentioned a moment ago, candidate already announced that they were no longer going to continue this 70 line and the rumors had been circulating that cannon did not want to snub. There are sports shooters that are shooting aps bodies, so they have rumors started swirling that Canon was going to do a combination of the add and the 70 mark two and that that new body would be called the Eos 90 d. So it looks like we’re getting quite a bit closer to final confirmation on that. We only have a couple of more weeks to go, uh, before the official announcement later on this month. And then we’ll have a lot more details and we’ll have more concrete specifications for this new body. Now the EOS and six mark. Two I mentioned that, uh, in a previous episode recently of this show, I think it was a couple of weeks ago, uh, as cannon was, uh, expected to announce both in eos m five, mark two and an m six mark two.
Liam: 05:12 And for those of you that don’t remember from the previous episode, both of those bodies are aps mirrorless cameras that use the eos m mantle lenses. Now, whether or not there’s any possibility down the road that Canon or a third party might offer some sort of adaptor to adapt other lenses to the Eos. And I highly doubt they would do it for the RF lenses because the considerable difference in size of the blade, uh, the ban at mount on the, uh, RF lenses and the shorter flange distance, I don’t see it happening. It may be a possibility, but I definitely would not hold my breath on that particular possibility. Now the next item I wanted to talk to you in the, or talk about in this episode as Tameron Issues, notice about Canon Eos r and r p Lens compatibility. And I would like to announce that we have clarified compatibility of the following, Tamarind, d I and D I two lenses. Now remember the Dei lenses are the tamarind lenses that are compatible with full frame and crop bodies. Both the d I two lenses are the lenses that are made for a PSC Canon bodies only. So please do not try to use those lens on lenses on a full frame body as you can cause damage to your mirror and shutter assembly. So plan to be released,
Liam: 06:42 from our release dates will be our affirmer release dates will be announced once they are decided. The S P 15 to 30 millimeter f 2.8 d IBC, u s D for Canon s p sem needed 200 f 2.8 D I B c u s d a s p 70 to 300 f four to 5.6 Dib c u s d the s p 70 to 300 f four to 5.6 D I v C u s. D. Actually that one’s listed twice but they are showing two different models. The a zero zero five and the a zero three zero now there is also expected announcements for the s p 90 f 2.8 D I B c u s d macro Lens, also known as model f zero zero four for the cannon map compatibility as they are the p 24 to 70 f 2.8 D I B c u s d mile a zero zero seven
Liam: 07:43 we’re in. We’re already available updating to the latest version confirms compatibility. If you update the firmware on these following lenses, they will be 100% compatible with the eos are in our p bodies. The 10 to 24 f 3.5 to 4.5 d I to be c h l d. Now remember being that is a crop body Lens. You will have to use the Eos r two r e f to our adapter. With that Lens you have the SP 15 to 30 millimeter f 2.8 D I v C u s d. G. To model a zero 41 you have the 17 to 35 millimeter f 2.824 d I o s d model a zero three seven 18 to 403.5 to 6.3 d I to v C h. L. D model B zero to eight we also have the SB 24 to 70 f 2.8 D I B c u s d g to model a zero 32 e s p 35 f 1.8 d I B.
Liam: 08:55 C u s D model f zero one two the s p 45 f 1.8 d IABC USD model f 13 or zero one three the s p 70 to 200 f 2.8 d IBC USD g to model a a zero to five the 70 to 210 millimeter f four d IABC USD model a zero 30 for the SP 85 millimeter f 1.8 d IABC USD model f zero one six the SP 90 f 2.8 dei macro one to one VC USD model as zero 17 we also have the 100 to 400 millimeter f 4.5 to 6.3 TIBC USD model a zero 35 we have the SB one 50 to 600 f five to six dot. Three d IABC USD g to model a zero 22 as well as the sp one 50 to 600 at five to 6.3 d IABC USD model a zero one one all of these lenses will be fully compatible with the Ios r n r.
Liam: 10:14 P. Once you update the lenses to the latest firmware, operational Olien manual focus, no plan for new firmware, the sp a half 28 to 75 f 2.8 x r d I l. D. A spherical iff macro model a zero nine and other than that in manual focus mode, this lens will not be supported. There are no plans for a future for more update that would make that lens fully compatible with auto-focus. All Canon Mount Models released after May, 2019 are compatible in the Ios are and RP. Also note firmware updates can be performed using Tamryn’s tap in console sold separately or by visiting your local Tamron service center. So it’s a great maybe just for folks out there that like to buy and use tamarind lenses where their eos are in our bay. Now tamarind does make some fantastic glass. I try not to poopoo any companies or manufacturers and to be honest, when it comes to third party lenses for cannon, I’ve in the past had much better luck our usability and compatibility with tamarind lenses.
Liam: 11:32 Then with some of the sigma lenses, Sigma has gotten better in the last few years and their art lenses are phenomenal. But tamarind, I have never had an issue with any of their canon mount lenses from day one. Uh, from the time I’ve been sharing all the years I’ve been shooting Canon, and I’ve used some tamarind lenses here and there, I don’t currently have any tamarind lenses and I only have one sigma, which is my 12 to 24 art lens. But I have used enough tamarind lenses in the past to report that I have never personally run across any compatibility issues. Now, granted, I am talking back before the Eos r and RP were released. So I’m fairly confident that Tamarind didn’t run into any major issues with any of their canon lenses, uh, con being paired up with cannons DSLR bodies, whether they were full frame or a PSC crop bodies.
Liam: 12:27 All right. Now in getting to the third bit of news I wanted to touch on this week, and I apologize folks, this is gonna be a little bit of a shorter episode. I’ve been on the road a lot lately. Uh, doing my fulltime real estate photography work and my companies currently got me traveling out of state. And then I am also, uh, making a trip to Pennsylvania to visit with family and friends up there. But the last item I wanted to touch on this week is Nikon. Nikon has released their first quarter of FYI 2020 financial results and the imaging products business despite steady sales for full frame mirrorless cameras and they’re interchangeable lenses. Unit sales of both the digital camera interchangeable Lens type and the Compact digital cameras spell admits the shrinking market. In addition, the initial costs for the interchangeable lenses for mirrorless cameras also led to the decline in revenue and profits regarding the business environment for the fiscal year ending March 31 2020 in the imaging products business, both the digital camera interchangeable Lens type market and the Compact digital camera market.
Liam: 13:35 Our forecast to continue to shrink unit sales of the high end full frame camera or a camera increased mainly in Europe and us thanks to growth in sales of ml camera, however revenue dropped and uh, impacted sharply and largely by reduced sales of entry. And Mid DSLR cameras and Asia, including China. In addition to the sales impact above the initial development costs for new ml camera lenses, suppressed the profits camera market, the camera market continues to shrink. Sales volume reduction is expected in each category, although efforts will be continuously made to expand the sales of an l cameras and z Mt. Lenses. Declining revenue entry to mid-level DSLR and compact DSC is expected to suppress the overall revenue investment for the ML lineup. Expansion increases compared to the previous years. So what it looks like basically folks is everybody’s feeling the pinch of an ever shrinking camera market and it’s not just knock on and I’m not picking on them in any way.
Liam: 14:45 So I don’t want it the Nikon fans to start, start sending me hate mail about this. Janet has reported the same thing. Nikon is reporting at Sony’s reporting it. Fuji is reporting. It’s happening to everybody. I mean, let’s be realistic. The camera market as far as sales is shrinking and has been for a number of years now. Now, some of that is in part due to the sophistication and and, and, uh, uh, capabilities of smart phone cameras. And some of it just has to do with the fact that it’s just playing an ever shrinking market where fewer and fewer people are buying, uh, interchangeable lens camera systems, whether they’re DSLRs or mirrorless. Now, is this mean that Nikon’s going the way of the dinosaur? Absolutely not. All of these big camera manufacturers had been predicting that the markets were going to continue to shrink as we moved forward over the next few years.
Liam: 15:42 And we’re seeing with their financial announcements each quarter of the year, whether it’s this year or in 2018, 2017, there’s been a steady decline in camera sales and profitability and revenue from interchangeable lens camera sales, and whether it’s mirrorless or DSLR. So it’s going to continue. It’s a, it’s an ongoing trend. So it’s always gonna be going forward, a continually shrinking pie and you have more and more competition for said shrinking pie. It’s got to be interesting to see how things wash out over time. But I seriously doubt we’re going to see Nikon going the way of the dinosaur. I just don’t believe it’s gonna happen and I don’t think it’s going to happen with any of the major cam camera manufacturers anytime soon. Now, although Canon and Nikon were a bit tardy to the party entering the mirrorless full frame market as everybody I’m sure is aware of by now.
Liam: 16:39 I’ve talked about it in previous episodes as have other shows, uh, whether they’re podcasts or youtube channels as just the nature of the beast. And Canon and Nikon did a great job even though they were, like I said, they were tardy to the party. They did do a decent job with their first mirrorless full frame body offerings where they able to release their first body and have it be on par technology. And capability wise was Sony who’s been doing the mirrorless full frame camera body, uh, platform for about five going on six years now. No, of course not. They couldn’t come right out of the gate and you know, punch Sony Square in the face with their first offerings, but they did a good job. The Z six and z seven are both excellent cameras. So as the Ios are an RP, I absolutely love my ios are.
Liam: 17:31 Um, the one thing, and I’d mentioned it in earlier episodes as well, that I think cannon did better than Nikon, was the fact that cannon came out with high end glass right out of the gate and they also released the use ar with, I detect auto-focus right out of the gate. Even though it had limited functionality, at least it was there. Now icon does have it, but it took them considerably longer to release a firmware update that contained that new feature that pretty much all photographers are clamoring for these days, especially if you’re a portrait shooter and it’s just because it makes your life so much easier. And when the camera can get a lock on a subject’s eye for a portrait a without too, you really happened to do any thinking about it, it leads to better portraits. I can begin in the number of times I’ve seen portraits that would have been fantastic.
Liam: 18:21 And they were primarily ruined because the focus was a little soft because they missed hitting the eye. They ended up hitting the nose instead or the forehead or something else. And it ended up leaving the portrait fairly soft and relatively on usable. So having the eye detect auto focus is fantastic. Now Sony of course, has expanded. There’s considerably, uh, there I detect auto focus for portraits with humans was already really great and they made it even better. Right now, Sony has also, uh, expanded the playing field with their eye detect, autofocus being also compatible with animal eyes. And it may sound silly, but hey, there are people out there that make a really good living doing a portrait for a pet portrait photography. So don’t knock it until you try it folks. A, there’s always a way to make a dollar and a in the camera and photography world.
Liam: 19:15 And, uh, you know, some people think of a niche market and excel there and make lots of money and other people don’t because it never occurred to them. Um, it is a very niche market, but there are people out there making a living doing pet portrait photography. So, hey, if Sony wants to cater to those, uh, niche shooters by offering animal, I detect autofocus. I say, Hey, more power to them as great. And all this competition just means it’s gonna make the market better and better for all of us consumers. And anytime there’s more competition between companies, that’s always maximum benefit, maximum lay beneficial for us as photographers. All right, I’m going to go ahead and wrap up this week’s episode. As I said earlier in the show, I apologize. It’s a little bit shorter than normal. I usually like to make them at least around 30 minutes a this one’s a little over 20.
Liam: 20:16 Uh, like I said, I’m, I’m on the road a lot this week. I’m doing a lot of traveling and uh, I don’t have as much time for the Sh, uh, recording these episodes this week. I’m trying to do my best, so I apologize. But I am a one man operation. Now I did want to remind my listeners to check out the Liam photography podcast Facebook group. You can find us on Facebook and click the button to request to join. You do have to answer a question in order to join the Facebook group and that question is who is the host of the show? You can put myself, Liam or Liam Douglas. Either one will do the trick and get you into the group. Once you are in the group, you are perfectly free to upload five of your own images every 24 hours. You can do them one at a time, every few hours or you can do them all at once and that Facebook creator, cutesy wootsy little slideshow thing for you.
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