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Title: 2013 EF / EF-S Lenses ... Canon, where are you?
Post by: Canon 14-24 on March 05, 2013, 01:47:03 AM
Updated 10/16/13:

Since 2003, there has always been a lens announcement in Jan or Feb, not so this 2013 year.

Besides the "pre-announcements" of lenses in "development", lenses for the EOS M mount, or cinema based lenses ... where are all the announcements for real D-SLR lenses in production with an ETA release date & price from Canon?

2013 Announced Lens for Nikon DX / FX:
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G

All Nikon camera related 2013 announcements: 20
All Nikon lens related 2013 announcements: 10

2013 Announced Lens for Sony A Mount:
Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II
Sony Planar T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM
Sony 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM II
Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II

All Sony camera related 2013 announcements: 20
All Sony lens related 2013 announcements: 12

2013 Announced Lens for Canon EF / EF-S Mount:
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM <-- yay another kit lens update with STM!
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x <-- yay another delayed pre-annouced/in-development lens announcement!
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM <-- yay another kit lens update with STM!

All Canon camera related 2013 announcements: 17
All Canon lens related 2013 announcements: 4
Title: Re: 2013 EF / EF-S Lenses ... Canon, where are you?
Post by: wayno on March 05, 2013, 01:55:24 AM
Patience, grasshopper. Seriously though... Is it just a need to spend money? I'm kind of glad, in a way. :)
Title: Re: 2013 EF / EF-S Lenses ... Canon, where are you?
Post by: Canon 14-24 on March 05, 2013, 02:02:27 AM
I'm hopeful for this March announcement to see what is in store lens wise over 70D body wise. I just get a sense there is less rumors/hype/love to D-SLR lens over camera bodies each time I check this page and forum.

Past/Hopeful EF / EF-S lens predictions:
14-24 f/2.8L
35 f/1.4L II
50 f/1.4 II
50 f/2 IS
135 f/2L IS
100-400 II
Title: Re: 2013 EF / EF-S Lenses ... Canon, where are you?
Post by: Ellen Schmidtee on March 05, 2013, 05:59:17 AM
Since 2003, there has always been a lens announcement in Jan or Feb, not so this 2013 year.

Besides the "pre-announcements" of lenses in "development", lenses for the EOS M mount, or cinema based lenses ... where are all the announcements for real D-SLR lenses in production with an ETA release date & price from Canon?

2013 Announced Lens for Nikon DX / FX Mount:
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
(ALL FX or Canon's Equivalent of EF full frame lenses!)

Isn't Nikon just catching up to Canon with the 1st & 3rd lenses?
Title: Re: 2013 EF / EF-S Lenses ... Canon, where are you?
Post by: charlesa on March 05, 2013, 08:33:01 AM
Like all things Canon... wait and see is the way to go.
Title: Re: 2013 EF / EF-S Lenses ... Canon, where are you?
Post by: Canon 14-24 on March 21, 2013, 10:17:07 AM
9 more days or 5 business days left of a possible announcement in Q1 for Canon! At least we got a fantastic new EF-S STM kit lens over nothing!
Title: Re: 2013 EF / EF-S Lenses ... Canon, where are you?
Post by: RGF on March 21, 2013, 02:45:28 PM
Since 2003, there has always been a lens announcement in Jan or Feb, not so this 2013 year.

Besides the "pre-announcements" of lenses in "development", lenses for the EOS M mount, or cinema based lenses ... where are all the announcements for real D-SLR lenses in production with an ETA release date & price from Canon?

2013 Announced Lens for Nikon DX / FX:
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
(ALL FX or Canon's Equivalent of EF full frame lenses!)

All Nikon camera related 2013 announcements: 15
All Nikon lens related 2013 announcements: 5


I have noticed that Nikon tends to make incremental improvements to their lenses/bodies and have a product announcement.  Canon tends to make bigger changes.  The 80-400 is just an incremental change, I think to the G series of lenses
Title: Re: 2013 EF / EF-S Lenses ... Canon, where are you?
Post by: pedro on March 21, 2013, 05:04:58 PM
I'm hopeful for this March announcement to see what is in store lens wise over 70D body wise. I just get a sense there is less rumors/hype/love to D-SLR lens over camera bodies each time I check this page and forum.

Past/Hopeful EF / EF-S lens predictions:
14-24 f/2.8L
35 f/1.4L II
50 f/1.4 II
50 f/2 IS
135 f/2L IS
100-400 II

Well, maybe this fall, 14-24? Or next year along with a major announcement?
Title: Re: 2013 EF / EF-S Lenses ... Canon, where are you?
Post by: RS2021 on March 21, 2013, 05:43:45 PM
I'm hopeful for this March announcement to see what is in store lens wise over 70D body wise. I just get a sense there is less rumors/hype/love to D-SLR lens over camera bodies each time I check this page and forum.

Past/Hopeful EF / EF-S lens predictions:
14-24 f/2.8L
35 f/1.4L II
50 f/1.4 II
50 f/2 IS
135 f/2L IS
100-400 II


The only two realistic expectatoins from that long list are 35L II and may be, just may be, 50 f/2.
Rest is pipe-dream.
Title: Re: 2013 EF / EF-S Lenses ... Canon, where are you?
Post by: RGF on March 21, 2013, 07:12:08 PM
I'm hopeful for this March announcement to see what is in store lens wise over 70D body wise. I just get a sense there is less rumors/hype/love to D-SLR lens over camera bodies each time I check this page and forum.

Past/Hopeful EF / EF-S lens predictions:
14-24 f/2.8L
35 f/1.4L II
50 f/1.4 II
50 f/2 IS
135 f/2L IS
100-400 II


The only two realistic expectatoins from that long list are 35L II and may be, just may be, 50 f/2.
Rest is pipe-dream.

you forgot the 200-400 F4.  Lots of hype but never released.
Title: Re: 2013 EF / EF-S Lenses ... Canon, where are you?
Post by: wickidwombat on March 21, 2013, 08:20:27 PM
i wonder if canon will make a EF-S version of the EF-M 22mm f2 STM?

I was using this on the ol M last night again to take some snaps of my daughter while i was holding her and its really a great lens

7 circular aperture blades really give nice bokeh and smooth oof transitions
Title: Re: 2013 EF / EF-S Lenses ... Canon, where are you?
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on March 21, 2013, 08:58:18 PM
Canon has a huge number of lenses in production, they don't need to add another dozen each year.  Sony, on the other hand has to produce lenses for multiple body series, so they have to try and push them out, some of their bodies have very little in the way of lenses to choose from.
Look for more EOS-M lenses from Canon, that's where the need is.
Title: Re: 2013 EF / EF-S Lenses ... Canon, where are you?
Post by: Don Haines on March 21, 2013, 11:21:37 PM
Personally, I wouldn't mind seeing an update of the 400 f5.6 to include IS and quicker af.

I wonder about a 500 f5.6, but it would probably be a $3000 or more lens....
Title: Re: 2013 EF / EF-S Lenses ... Canon, where are you?
Post by: Hobby Shooter on March 21, 2013, 11:27:31 PM
For me it's more about finding funds to get the next lens (UWA), prime or zoom not sure yet.
Title: Re: 2013 EF / EF-S Lenses ... Canon, where are you?
Post by: AJ on March 22, 2013, 01:16:42 PM
I predict a 18-200 STM is one the way.  Yawn.
Title: Re: 2013 EF / EF-S Lenses ... Canon, where are you?
Post by: wickidwombat on March 23, 2013, 02:18:17 AM
I predict a 18-200 STM is one the way.  Yawn.

if it gets close to the nikkor 18-200 VRII then it will be a big improvement and a good thing
the current canon one is not good at all
Title: Re: 2013 EF / EF-S Lenses ... Canon, where are you?
Post by: Canon 14-24 on October 17, 2013, 01:49:30 AM
Well closing near the end of 2013, the ball is in Canon's court now for some lens announcement. At of currently, only 4 "unexciting" lens were "officially" announced/released from Canon this whole year.
Title: Re: 2013 EF / EF-S Lenses ... Canon, where are you?
Post by: Ellen Schmidtee on October 17, 2013, 03:36:19 AM
A bit more balanced response would be noting the Sony DT 18-55mm & Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm are both "another kit lens" only w/o STM, compare 800mm lenses (how long did it take Nikon to come up with one that had VR?), 70-200mm lenses (Sony came with one this year? Canon came with an excellent one 3-4 years ago), etc.
Title: Re: 2013 EF / EF-S Lenses ... Canon, where are you?
Post by: Ruined on October 18, 2013, 01:46:34 PM
50mm f/1.8 IS USM is long overdue! :)
Title: Re: 2013 EF / EF-S Lenses ... Canon, where are you?
Post by: preppyak on October 19, 2013, 11:14:35 PM
A bit more balanced response would be noting the Sony DT 18-55mm & Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm are both "another kit lens" only w/o STM, compare 800mm lenses (how long did it take Nikon to come up with one that had VR?), 70-200mm lenses (Sony came with one this year? Canon came with an excellent one 3-4 years ago), etc.
Yeah, Sony HAS to announce a dozen lenses because they barely have half a lens lineup as it is. Too busy announcing new cameras they won't support with a full lens line to actually complete their alpha lineup.