Archive for the ‘Canon Lenses’ Category

A New Pancake Lens? [CR1]

A New Pancake Lens? [CR1]

We’ve been told to get the maple syrup ready, as a new 24mm pancake lens will arrive with the EOS 7D Mark II. No aperture was given, though f/2.8 would be assumed.

The same source also said a wide angle zoom was coming. This may be the previously mentioned 15-85 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. The third mentioned lens was a standard zoom, though no focal length was given for this. Perhaps this could be a non-L full frame zoom?

What isn’t getting mentioned anymore is the thorn-in-my-side Canon EF 100-400 replacement.

The same source also said that the previously mentioned EF 11-24 f/2.8L hasn’t been spoken about in their circles, so it could be a post Photokina thing or nothing at all.

More to come…

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Development Announcement of a New 800mm f/5.6L IS II [CR1]

Development Announcement of a New 800mm f/5.6L IS II [CR1]

We received a short and sweet message that a development announcement for an EF 800 f/5.6L IS II is slated for 2014, but it wasn’t confirmed if it would come with the rest of the Photokina announcements.

CR’s Take
The talk of a new 800mm lens has been around for a while, and I imagine its release has everything to do with how soon stock of the current lens is depleted. It makes little sense to produce the lens with different materials than the 300mm, 400m, 500mm and 600mm lenses.

Unknown source, so take this with the usual grain of salt.

Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS at B&H Photo

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Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L For Sale

Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L For Sale

A copy of the super rare Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L has come up for sale in the UK. MPB Photographic is selling the lens for £99,000.00! It’s rumored that there are only about 20 of these lenses on the planet according to B&H Photo, who had this lens for sale back in 2009.

 

Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L at MPB Photographic

Source: [DPR]

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Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]

Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]

We’ve been told that a Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L lens will be coming, although we weren’t told when. Pricing for the new lens will be around $2800 USD.

The same source says to expect price drops on select Canon L lenses around September 1, 2014.

More to come…

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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]

*UPDATE*
The something “big” teaser from Canon India turns out to be a photo contest. See it here.

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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