Archive for the ‘Canon Lenses’ Category
More reports [DCI] have popped up today about two new wide angle zoom lenses from Canon. We reported about this yesterday and there has now been some clarification of what the lenses will be.
The first will be an EF-S 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM. The EF-S 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 would probably stay current even after the new EF-S 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM is announced. I imagine the new EF-S lens is smaller, lighter and cheaper. The rumor from yesterday seems to have missed the mark on this lens being a constant aperture of f/4. Though more clarification may be forthcoming.
The second will be an EF 16-35 f/4L IS, which will be the exciting one for a lot of people. For the record, a patent for the EF 16-35 f/4L IS appeared in March of this year.
There has been no more information on a new EF 100-400.
More to come….
We’re told that there are two wide angle zoom lenses coming from Canon. One we’re told would be an 11-24 f/4, though it wasn’t mentioned whether or not this would be a full frame or APS-C only lens. Though the source did say the lens would be expensive, which leads me to believe it would be full frame compatible. The same source also says a new 16-35 f/4 wide angle with IS is also on tap and would be quite pricey. However, if they perform in the corners, people will pay nearly anything for a great wide angle Canon offering. I do find it a bit odd that neither of the mentioned lenses are f/2.8, but perhaps that’s coming down the road.
There was another mention of a new Canon 100-400 being priced in the $3000 range also coming.
This info is not coming from known sources, so treat it accordingly. More to come…
We’ve been told from a couple of different places that a new ultra-wide angle lens for APS-C is coming this year. It would be a replacement to the very good EF-S 10-22 f/3.5-4.5. I wasn’t told exactly what the new lens would be.
If I had to speculate, I think it would be a constant aperture f/4 lens with IS. If the lens was released for the EOS 7D replacement, perhaps we would also see a build quality bump with something like weather sealing. Just because they’ve never done it for EF-S, doesn’t mean they couldn’t start now.
More to come…
We’re told to expect two new Tilt-Shift lenses for Photokina 2014 in September. One will be a direct replacement of the TS-E 45mm f/2.8 and the other will be a longer focal length, however it won’t be a direct replacement of the TS-E 90mm f/2.8.
Both of the new tilt-shift lenses will get the L designation. We’re also told that the new tilt-shift lenses will have a unique feature, though at the moment we don’t know what that might be.
We’re told that a development announcement for a new EF 800mm f/5.6L IS II can be expected in the fall/late summer. There was even a suggestion that the current version is no longer in production. There was no mention of when that may have ended, nor can we confirm that piece of information.
We’ve heard previously that a new 800mm was coming and that Canon will be moving it to the new lightweight materials used in the latest versions of the 300,400, 500 and 600mm lenses. There would also be other improvements in optics, autofocus and IS.
If it does come this fall/late summer, expect it before Photokina starts in September.
Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS at Amazon
We’re told to expect a new EF-S 24mm STM prime lens to arrive some time in the summer. The EF-S lineup is due for a shot in the arm, especially with the expected arrival of the EOS 7D Mark II.
We’re also told that a new USM motor will also be introduced some time this year, and it will be called “C-USM”, which stands for Compact Ultrasonic Motor. This technology is likely to first appear in a new 50mm lens.
This info comes from a new source.
We’re told at least one lens will be announced after the CP+ show, most likely the last week of February, or first week of March. It’s speculated by the source that a replacement for the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS will be unveiled. It was also mentioned that availability would not be “immediate”.
This is a first time source, please treat this information accordingly.
Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS at Amazon
We’ve been told again that Canon will unveil a zoom macro lens in the 200mm range some time in 2014. The lens is currently in prototype form. It’s apparently a constant aperture zoom macro, though we can’t confirm that it is a 1:1 macro lens. Although, it was mentioned that lens would be 2:1, and could be “locked out” to 1:1 at the long end.
We weren’t told how fast the lens would be, but I’d expect f/3.5 or f/4 and it would also have the latest and greatest IS.
The-Digital-Picture has written a cool little article about the 10 oldest Canon lenses currently in production.
- Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro Lens Buy – 1987
- Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens Buy – 1990
- Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Lens Buy – 1991
- Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens Buy – 1991
- Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens Buy – 1991
- Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy – 1992
- Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM Lens Buy – 1992
- Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM Lens Buy – 1993
- Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens Buy – 1993
- Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM Lens – 1995
We’ve been hearing for a long time that the tilt-shift lenses would get the L treatment and that the 50 f/1.4 would be replaced with a slower IS version. All of which are expected in 2014.
The 400 f/5.6L has been often rumored for a replacement. We recently heard about stock issues with the lens, and the possibility of an IS version arriving for Photokina in 2014.
I wouldn’t expect a replacement for anything else on the list.
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We’ve heard, along with others that the EF 400 f/5.6L is hard to acquire in a few areas around the globe. This is leading to the suggestion that the little supertelephoto is being primed for replacement with an IS version.
We have said we’ve been told 2014 will be the “year of the lens“, and if that’s the case, a few of the lenses will definitely be of the niche variety. The lenses have lower production requirements and usually higher margins. The EF 400 f/5.6L, while a wonderful performer, would certainly benefit from the latest optics, IS and perhaps a bit of weight savings or length reduction.
Canon EF 400 f/5.6L at B&H Photo