New Launches in Photography and Camera Gear on Amazon US [ June 2022 ]

Amazon US has listed a few recently announced new Cameras and Lenses up for pre-order online. Sony launched a few ultra-wide and wide-angle lenses for its Sony Alpha series of cameras a couple of days ago. Sony also launched Xperia 1 IV XQZCBCT/B Android smartphone which comes with some fantastic cameras. Canon has come up with some APS-C mirrorless cameras as well. All these new Photography Gears are now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. Check out the prices and availability below.

Sony Xperia 1 IV 512GB Factory Unlocked Smartphone with Sony Official Case with Stand Bundle ( XQZCBCT/B ) costs $1,634.98 in the US. You can also get it with Sony WF-1000XM4 Industry Leading Noise Canceling Truly Wireless Earbud Headphones for a price of $1,599.99. The Sony Xperia 1 IV along has a launch selling price of $1,599.99 in the US. It is the first smartphone to feature an optical zoom camera built-in. This high-end smartphone comes with a 6.5” 4K 120Hz HDR OLED 21:9 wide Display and supports 4K HDR native 120fps video recording on all rear cameras.

Sony has launched 3 new lenses for its Alpha Mirrorless Camera bodies – Sony SEL15F14G E 15mm F1.4 G APS-C Large-Aperture Wide-Angle G Lens ( Price: $749.99 ), Sony SELP1020G E PZ 10-20mm F4 G APS-C Constant-Aperture Power Zoom G Lens ( Price: $749.99 ), and Sony SEL11F18 E 11mm F1.8 APS-C ultra-wide-angle Prime for APS-C Cameras ( Price: $549.99 ).

Amazon US now listed new Canon Mirrorless Cameras launched in 2022 up for Pre-order. Canon R10(US) Body only has a pre-order price of $979.99 in the US. It comes with a 24.2 megapixels APS-C-sized CMOS sensor. You can also buy Canon R7 which features a newly developed High Image Quality 32.5 megapixels APS-C sized CMOS sensor. The body only Canon R7 can be pre-ordered for $1,499. You can also buy it with 18-150 IS STM lens for a price of $1,899.00.

Fujifilm has a new Camera and new high-end lens up for grabs as well. Fujifilm X-H2S Mirrorless Camera Body is available to pre-order from Amazon US along with the new Fujifilm XF150-600mmF5.6-8 R LM OIS WR Lens which costs $1,999.

Canon RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens up for pre-order on Amazon US

Canon has launched a new RF lens. It’s not your typical portrait, telephoto or landscape lens, instead, it’s a Dual Fisheye lens that’s let you capture 180-degree 3-Dimensional (3D) stereoscopic visuals.

Canon RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens has a launch price of $1,999 in the US and is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. This item will be released on December 23, 2021. Check here for the current pricing and availability.

Canon boasts the RF5.2mm F2.8 lens as the world’s first digital interchangeable lens capable of enabling stereoscopic 3D 180° VR shooting to a single image sensor. This lens, as of this writing works only on Canon’s EOS R5 bodies. Canon is also launching a paid subscription-based EOS VR Utility and EOS VR Plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro to help you with creating better VR photos and videos with this lens.

From the manufacturer
As part of the EOS VR System – this lens paired with the EOS R5 updated with firmware 1.5.0 or higher and one of Canon’s VR software solutions – you can create immersive 3D that can be experienced when viewed on compatible head mount displays including the Oculus Quest 2 and more. Now, creators can go from traditional stills or video shooting to stereoscopic 3D capture with a simple lens swap. The pairing of this lens and the EOS R5 camera brings high-resolution video recording at up to 8K DCI 30p and 4K DCI 60p.

Canon RF5.2mm F2.8 L Specs

  • Focal length: 5.2mm
  • Interpupillary Distance: 60mm ( Distance between Left and Right Lens Centers )
  • Lens Construction: 12 Elements in 10 Groups
  • Aperture blades: 7
  • Angle of View: 190°
  • Maximum Magnification (x): 0.03x
  • Minimum Aperture: F16
  • Anti-dust and Moisture: Yes
  • Special glass elements: Two UD glass elements
  • Focus: Manual focus only
  • Lens coatings: Canon SSC, Canon SWC, Fluorine Coating
  • Weight: 350g
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.2m / 0.66ft

EOS VR Utility Features

  • Convert images into equirectangular projections
  • Supports toggling between images/footage shot by the left and right lenses.
  • Supports image straightening/parallax correction
  • Supports playback and basic cutting of 180-degree VR images
  • 8K File conversion to different sizes and file format
  • LUTs (Lookup Tables) support
  • Supports output to DPX (Digital Picture Exchange) and Apple ProRes for NLE (non-linear editing) purposes.

Source: Canon, Amazon US

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Canon RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM up for Pre-order on Amazon US

Canon has launched RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM lens for their EOS R Series cameras in the US. It has a launch price tag of $649.99. This RF lens is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. This item will be released on September 14, 2021. Check here for the current pricing and availability.

Canon has announced “The most exciting announcement of the year” launch event on Sep 14. We can expect a lot more new RF lenses announced during this launch event. Canon has already announced its next flagship camera EOS R3 a few months back. We might see more info on the features of this camera during this Sep 14 event.

Update: Canon EOS R3 Body now available to pre-order on Amazon US – $5,999. Canon RF16mm F2.8 STM is also now available at a price of $299.

Canon RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM is a compact, lightweight telephoto lens for EOS R Series cameras. It offers a versatile zoom range of 100mm-400mm. Since this is not that expensive comparing to the other 100-400mm lenses in the market, the fastest aperture on this at the 100mm wide end is a bit low at F5.6. At the 400mm tele-end, the fast aperture possible is F8.

According to Canon, the RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM is similar in size to the EF 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 IS II USM lens. Canon uses fast Nano USM focusing and can get up to 6 stops of image stabilization when used in combination with a camera featuring In-body Image Stabilization like the EOS R5 and EOS R6, or 5.5 stops with an EOS R/RP camera. This lens is compatible with RF1.4x and RF2x tele extenders, offering 560mm and 800mm reach respectively.

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Canon RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM Specifications

  • Mount: Canon RF Mount
  • Zoom range: 100-400mm
  • Max Aperture range: F5.6 ( 100mm ) – F8 ( 400mm )
  • Image stabization: Up to 6 stops of shake correction
  • Minimum focusing distance: 2.89 feet at 200mm
  • Maximum magnifaction: 0.41x at 400mm
  • Auto focus: Canon’s Nano USM

From the manufacturer
Perfect for wildlife, sports, travel and more, the RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM is a compact, lightweight telephoto lens for EOS R Series cameras, offering a versatile zoom range that brings subjects closer with ease. The RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM is similar in size to the EF 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 IS II USM lens, but not only reaches to 400mm, but also has fast Nano USM focusing and up to 6 stops of Coordinated IS when used in combination with an EOS R series camera featuring In-body Image Stabilization like the EOS R5 and EOS R6, or 5.5 stops with an EOS R/RP camera. Using a single Ultra Low Dispersion lens element towards the front of the lens group corrects chromatic aberration throughout the entire zoom range, making your images look crisp and colorful with minimal color blur. The RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM lens can also accept both the RF1.4x and RF2x tele extenders giving you the effective maximum focal length of 560mm and 800mm respectively. With a control ring that allows for quick setting changes, including shutter speed and aperture, the RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM lens puts quality, convenience and control in your hands.

Canon RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM up for Pre-order on Amazon US

Canon has launched RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM lens in the US online. It has a launch price tag of $1699 and is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. Check here for the availability and shipping information. This item will be released on September 29, 2021.

Canon RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM is an ultra-wide-angle zoom lens made for Canon RF mount mirrorless cameras. It has a constant F4 aperture throughout the zoom range and L-series optical construction for great image quality. This lens has a compact design and weighs 1.2 lbs ( 540g ). For better durability and long terms use, you get a Dust- and weather-resistant construction.

The Canon RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM lens offers up to 5.5 stops of shake correction and up to 7 stops of correction when used on EOS R series cameras with In-Body Image Stabilization. It is made with 16 elements in 12 groups. The minimum focusing distance is 7.9 inches(0.2m) at all zoom settings. Check out the full specs and features below.

Canon RF14-35mm F4 L IS USM Full Specs

  • Focal length: 14-35mm ( Full-frame )
  • Aperture range: F4 – F22
  • Lens mount: Canon RF mount
  • Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups
  • Min focus distance: 7.9 in. (0.2m), at all zoom settings
  • Special glass elements: Three UD-glass elements, three Aspherical elements
  • Lens coatings: Canon SSC (Super Spectra Coating), Canon SWC (Sub-wavelength Structure Coating), Canon ASC (Air Sphere Coating), Fluorine coating on front surface of the front element
  • Filter diameter: 77mm
  • Aperture blades: 9 blades – circular aperture
  • Dust/Water Resistance: Yes
  • Image stabilization: 5.5 stops optical IS correction with EOS R and RP, Up to 7 stops Coordinated IS correction on EOS R5, R6
  • Weight: 1.2 lb. (approx. 19.0 oz. / 540g)

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Canon RF 600mm F2.8 RF 400mm F4 lenses up for Pre-order on Amazon US

Canon has launched two new high-end RF Mount super-telephoto lenses in the US. Canon RF 400mm F2.8 L is USM has a pre-order price tag of $11,999 and the Canon RF 600mm F4 L is USM sells for $12,999 in the US. These lenses are now available to pre-order online on Amazon US ( check here for availability ). According to the listing, this will be ship to customers on July 29, 2021, only.

Canon RF 600mm F4 and RF400mm F2.8 lenses are made for EOS R Series mirrorless cameras like Canon R5, R6, etc. These lenses are optically the same as the EF mount versions. Looks like Canon didn’t want to redesign a lens from the ground up for a mirrorless mount to save money, as well as time, especially when Sony is launching new lenses every month. Also, those EF-mount lenses are excellent lenses to copy.

Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM lens has a max aperture of F2.8, offering that dreamy background blur and faster shutter speeds in low light. This lens has 3 Image Stabilisation modes and offers up to 5.5 stops. It uses Air Sphere Coating (ASC) to suppress ghosting and has one Super UD Lens to minimize color fringing. Canon has also included 2 Fluorite Lenses to cut down on chromatic aberrations. The min focus distance of this lens is 2.5m.

Canon RF 600mm f4L IS USM lens has the same Super UD, ASC coating, and Fluorine lenses and offers up to 5.5 stops with three IS Modes. The minimum focus distance of this lens is 4.2m. Both these lenses are compatible with the Canon Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x to get even more reach and framing possibilities.

Canon RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM up for Pre-order on Amazon US

Canon has launched the RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM lens in the US online. This is made for Canon’s RF Series of Cameras such as EOS R5, R6, etc, and has a launch price tag of $1,399.

These lenses will ship to customers in July 2021 and is now available to pre-order online in the US from Amazon US, B&H Photo, Adorama, etc.

Canon has also announced two other lenses – RF400mm F2.8 L IS USM ( Price: $11,999 ) and RF600mm F4L IS USM ( Price: $12,999 ).

Canon RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM as the name suggests is a macro lens with a min focus distance of 0.86 ft. / 0.26m. It has Auto-focus support and offers a maximum magnification ratio of 1.4x for great close-up photography. Canon has equipped this lens with an Optical Image Stabilizer with up to 5 Stops of Shake Correction. If you are using it with a camera like EOS R5 which has built-in image stabilization, you get around 8 stops of shake correction. The lens also features Hybrid IS technology which reduces blurring in handheld macro photography by compensating for both angle and shift camera shake.

For the first time, Canon has implemented a Spherical Aberration (SA) Control Ring in a lens, that lets you adjust the bokeh characteristics on the fly. Using this ring, you can change the shape and character of the foreground and background bokeh paving way for some creative, unique-looking shots. There is also another Control Ring available on the lens which can be programmed to adjust shutter speed, lens aperture, exposure compensation, etc.

For faster and better accurate Auto-focus, Canon has equipped this lens with dual independent Nano USMs motors. The RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM lens features dust and weather-resistant construction in the lens mount, switch panel, and all rings. The fluorine coatings on the front and rear help you to easily clean smudges and fingerprints off the glass.

Canon RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM Lens Specifications

Lens MountCanon RF mount ( compatible with Canon EOS R-series cameras like EOS R5, R6, R3, etc )
Focal length100mm ( Full-frame )
Lens typePrime lens
Min Focus Disatance0.86 ft. (10.2 in.) /0.26 m.
Maximum Magnification1.4x
Aperture rangeF2.8 – F32
Aperture blades9 circular
Lens construction17 elements in 13 groups
Lens CoatingSuper Spectra Coating; Fluorine coating
Filter size67 mm
Image stabilization5 stops built-in ( up to 8 stops using a camera with build-in image stabilization like EOS R5 ), Hybrid IS support
Weight730g
Special FeatureSA (Spherical Aberration) Control Ring to change Bokeh characteristics.
Dust/Water ResistanceRubber Ring on the lens mount, Focus Ring, Control Ring, SA Control Ring, switch panel, and switches

From the manufacturer

The Canon RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM lens is the world’s first medium telephoto AF Macro lens with a maximum magnification of 1.4x (as of 4/14/21). This lens is perfect for portraits, weddings, still life, and even landscapes with its Optical Image Stabilizer with up to 5 stops of shake correction, up to 8 stops when used in combination with an EOS camera with Optical Image Stabilizer, and an SA (Spherical Aberration) Control Ring that lets you change the look and style of the foreground and background blur.

Specs Source: Canon USA

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