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Canon EF 50 f/1.2L Goes Missing at Canon Germany

Canon EF 50 f/1.2L Goes Missing at Canon Germany

*UPDATE #2*
Both fine countries have found their 50 f/1.2L lenses!

*UPDATE*
Denmark too! (Thanks Jan)

Original Story
The Canon EF 50 f/1.2L USM has gone missing from the Canon Germany  prime lens page.

Introduced in 2007, the EF 50 f/1.2L has seen its share of controversy due to a design that can lead to focus shifting in certain situations for a lot of photographers. We do believe this lens is due for replacement in the next year or so.

In this case? It’s probably just a mistake on the Canon Germany web site, though stranger things have happened.

Source: [CG] via [NL]

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Canon to Make a Big Splash at Photokina? [CR2]

Canon to Make a Big Splash at Photokina? [CR2]

We’re told there are tons of new DSLR products coming for Photokina this September. The announcement for the new stuff should happen on September 4th or 5th, depending on where you are in the world. Our source has mentioned a DSLR body as well as a host of lenses for various budgets.

What will be announced?
First up, the successor to the EOS 7D will be announced. We’re told that there’s “a lot of the 1D X” in the new camera. As well as some revolutionary sensor technology.

What about lenses?
We’re getting more confirmations that the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS will be replaced by a new version with a rotating zoom instead of the push/pull design that the lens currently uses. It looks like Canon India is teasing a new “big” lens on their Facebook page.

The following lenses I’d rate as [CR1], as they’re the first time I’ve heard about them for Photokina this year.

We’re told that at least one EF-S lens is possible, most likely a replacement to the EF-S 18-200. The lens could be replaced with an 18-300 IS STM.

Another lens we’re told to expect is targeted at the EOS 6D user. It will be a “cheaper version of the 28-300L” lens. Canon is lacking a big range non L zoom for full frame cameras.

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New Canon L Primes, but Not Until 2015 [CR2)

New Canon L Primes, but Not Until 2015 [CR2)

We’re told to expect new Canon L primes, but none will be announced in 2014.

The first one we can expect is a new 35L in early 2015, this has been rumored since the 24L was announced. There have been lots of patents for the optical formula, but nothing has come of it.

The second is a new 50L in late 2015. The new lens is said to be a lot smaller and lighter, perhaps a drop to f/1.4?

There may have been development delays in L lens development as Canon has been working hard building a cinema lens lineup.

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Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II [CR1]

Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II [CR1]

We’ve had more mentions of the telephoto lens to be announced with the EOS 7D Mark II on September 5, 2014. We’re told it is indeed the replacement to the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS. This is something we’ve heard a lot about over the years, but it has to come true some day, right? (memories of the 24-70 f/2.8 replacement)

EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Specs

  • Rotating zoom ring
  • New IS system
  • Lighter weight than predecessor
  • 82mm filter thread
  • New coating
  • $2399 USD

This comes from what appears to be a new source, we should know more soon.

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Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Hitting Retailers

It looks like the Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS is beginning to hit retailers. Below is an image from a Taipei retailer, there’s some unboxing images as well as a bunch of test shots taken with the new lens.

You can see the unboxing and test images here.

This lens is expected to be available at European and North American retailers in the coming weeks.

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Preorder the Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS $1199: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

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EF-M 55-200 4.5-6.3 IS STM Coming Shortly

EF-M 55-200 4.5-6.3 IS STM Coming Shortly

We heard about this lens way back in September of 2013, and it’s finally making its way to the market.

We’re thinking this lens will not immediately make it to the USA, following the same path as the EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM.

EF-M 55-200mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM

  • Adopted one glass molded aspherical lens and one UD lens.
  • 22% shortening the overall length compared to the EF 55-250 IS STM.
  • EF-250 mm in 1980-IS 31% weight reduction compared with STM equipped with a camera shake correction of the effect of 3.5 stops.
  • Fast AF algorithm.
  • Full-time manual focus.
  • ET-54B Lens Hood.

Source: [DCI]

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Canon Camera Museum Posts Technical Reports for EF 16-35 f/4L IS & EF-S 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM.

Canon Camera Museum Posts Technical Reports for EF 16-35 f/4L IS & EF-S 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM.

The Canon Camera Museum has released the technical reports for the new Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS & EF-S 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM lenses.

It’s very good reading, and we’re looking forward to the new EF 16-35 f/4L IS, which should start shipping in the coming weeks.

Preorder the Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS $1199: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

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The Next “L” Lens Announcement Will be the… [CR2]

The Next “L” Lens Announcement Will be the… [CR2]

We’re told that the next “L” lens Canon announces will likely be the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS replacement. The odds are still on it being announced around the time of the EOS 7D replacement, which we hear is for Photokina, so I we expect an announcement some time in August of this year.

All we’ve heard about the lens is that it will not be push/pull zoom and will be quite a bit more expensive than the current and aging version.

One day this lens will be announced…….

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EF 50 f/1.2L II Gets a Mention by Canon

UPDATE
Philip has confirmed via Twitter that this video is a couple of months old and definitely a typo.

Original Post
It’s probably a typo, but a Philip Bloom video showing off the autofocus performance of the EOS C100 makes a mention of an EF 50 f/1.2L II. From time to time Canon does a poor editing job of marketing material and we get these kinds of mentions about new gear. While I have no doubt that a version II of the EF 50 f/1.2L is being developed, I’m not sure this is how they intended to let us know.

You can see the entire video over at the CPN web site that shows the mention, along with some good information about the autofocus performance of the EOS C100.

EF 50 f/1.2L II Mentioned

EF 50 f/1.2L II Mentioned

Source: [CPN]

thanks to everyone that sent this in.

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Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Sample Images

Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Sample Images

I’m not sure how I missed these, but Canon China has posted same images from the upcoming Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS. The images look good, and the corners look better than the EF 17-40 f/4L. However, we won’t know for sure how much better the lens is until we get some real world reviews. View the sample images here.

Preorder the Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS $1199: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

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