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List of rumored lenses
« on: July 20, 2010, 07:32:47 PM »
Since the lens rumors tend to pile up and get lost in the archives (apart from the fan favorite 24-70 f/2.8L IS), I thought I'd collect the lenses that get most mentions. Inspired by a post by user [Canon 14-24].

I haven't included some of the more obvious CR1 fakes. Feel free to contribute or correct my mistakes.

PS: Yeah I am bored & obsessed & love CR :)


Updated July 23, 2010
- Added EF/EF-S Mystery f/2 zoom. The information regarding this is sketchy at best but there are a number of posts about it. Thanks [pierlux].

Updated July 21, 2010
- Added EF 16-50 f/4L H-IS.
- Moved 14-24 f/2.8L to Zooms. Thanks [Justin].



Primes & Macros

EF Mystery prime
Last rumor: July 14, 2010
http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/07/this-that/

EF/EF-S 30/35 f/1.8
Last rumor: May 20, 2010
http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/05/new-30-f1-8-type-prime-cr1/

EF 35 f/1.4L II
Last rumor: April 24, 2010
http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/04/ef-35-f1-4l-discontinued-2/

EF 50 f/1.2L II
Last rumor: May 28, 2010
http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/05/50l-85l-135l-to-get-upgraded-cr1/

EF 50 f/1.4 II
Last rumor: June 19, 2010
http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/06/backorders-telling-tales/
http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/06/lenses-cr2/
http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/03/ef-50-f1-4-ii-usm-cr2/

EF 60 f/2.8 IS Macro
Last rumor: July 6, 2010
http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/07/lenses-lenses-lenses-cr1/
http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/07/more-60d-conflicting-information-cr1/
http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/05/ef-60mm-f2-8-is-macro/
http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/04/1ds-mark-iv-lenses-cr2/

EF 85 f/1.2L III
Last rumor: May 28, 2010
http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/05/50l-85l-135l-to-get-upgraded-cr1/

EF 135 f/2L IS
Last rumor: May 28, 2010
http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/05/50l-85l-135l-to-get-upgraded-cr1/
http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/05/ef-135-f1-8l-is-cr1/

EF 200 f/4L IS Macro
Last rumor: July 6, 2010
http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/07/lenses-lenses-lenses-cr1/


Zooms

EF/EF-S Mystery f/2 zoom
Last rumor: February 16, 2010
http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/02/canon-ef-s-17-55-f2-is-patent/
http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/01/predictions-for-2010-part-2-lenses/
http://www.canonrumors.com/2009/11/a-canon-first-cr1/
http://www.canonrumors.com/2009/09/from-the-archive/

EF 14-24 f/2.8L
Last rumor: April 14, 2010
http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/04/ef-14-24-coming-in-2010-cr1/

EF 16-50 f/4L H-IS
Last rumor: July 20, 2010
http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/07/new-f4l-ef-zoom-cr1/

EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
Last rumor: July 6, 2010
http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/07/lenses-lenses-lenses-cr1/
http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/07/more-60d-conflicting-information-cr1/
http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/06/a-tale-24-70-f2-8l-replacement/
http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/06/backorders-telling-tales/
http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/04/1ds-mark-iv-lenses-cr2/
http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/03/1ds4-5d3-lenses/

EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS
Last rumor: July 9, 2010
http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/07/new-lenses-cr1/

EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM II
Last rumor: June 3, 2010
http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/06/making-sense-of-small-tidbits-of-info/
« Last Edit: July 26, 2010, 07:17:11 AM by ROBOTTI2009 »

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Re: List of rumored lenses
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2010, 08:02:15 PM »
Nice job, are you the one that emailed me about this sort of thing?
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2010, 08:11:11 PM »
Yesssir

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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2010, 08:17:23 PM »
Stickied it, it'll be a very good resource.


Thanks
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2010, 08:20:36 PM »
My pleasure :)

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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2010, 08:25:12 PM »
Well done.  This would be really great to keep current.
Thanks! 8)
7D  | EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM | EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM | EF 70-200 f/2.8 IS USM | EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM |
EF 35mm f/2 | EF 50mm f/1.4 | EF 85mm f/1.8

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Re: List of rumored lenses
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2010, 09:58:33 PM »
14-24 goes in the zoom list  :P

Also add the 15-50  ;D

And wasn't there some rumor about the 50 1.4 II being an L series lens? :o

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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2010, 10:18:42 PM »
14-24 goes in the zoom list  :P
Done :)

Also add the 15-50  ;D
Done.

And wasn't there some rumor about the 50 1.4 II being an L series lens? :o

I try to keep this list as objective as possible but I highly doubt this one. I think there is only one mention regarding this and it had to do with the debunked rumor about Canon getting rid of the non-L EF-lenses. I believe there is a market for an upgraded consumer grade 50 1.4. I also believe that Canon can improve on and keep the 50mm L-series as a 1.2. 

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Re: List of rumored lenses
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2010, 10:51:12 PM »
Thanks Robo, this is a great reference.
 

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« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2010, 08:52:27 PM »
New user here, but have been shooting both still and motion for over forty years.

Not a rumor, but some assumptions on my part...

Based on how Canon is promoting IS with tutorials and other marketing collateral presentations/literature on their site and elsewhere, I made the assumption that Canon is replacing most of the lenses is their most recent promotion with IS versions, supplemented in the lease case with the most recent optical coatings and manufacturing materials.

I own both the 16-35mm and 17-40mm. I typically use my F/4 lens series (17-40, 24-105, and 100-400 along with a 100mm f2.8 IS macro) when working in the field shooting wildlife, landscapes and for general backpacking. They are lighter and cut down on the load I lug about in the field. My f/2.8 lenses are almost exclusively used for in-studio and on-location product and advertising work. The latter is more because, I store the lenses in different cases best suited for different kinds of photography along with accessories I would generally use in those photography fields.

Increased ISO support aside, there are numerous reasons why a photographer would prefer to shoot with a faster lens depending on their current photo shooting session and these have nothing to do with ISO speed although increased or decreased ISO speeds do come into play in certain shooting scenarios.

Also an assumption on my part, but we may see some price drops as some older lenses such as the 70-200 f/2.8 IS Mark I are sold off, making it possible to drop the price of the Mark II (which appears to be happening already at some web sites). The L series TSE lenses have dropped a bit in price in recent weeks.

What I am hoping to see from Canon are some hybrid lenses better suited for shooting video with a DSLR. Canon manufactures almost as many interchangeable cine/video lenses as still lenses, so they have the technology.  It would be nice to see a more modular high-end camera body that could be adapted to shoot both still and motion.

Increased zoom ranges would be appreciated in whatever ranges Canon decides to support. I've made some other assumptions about zoom ranges based on what the competition has to offer.

Would love to see the TSE 90mm upgraded to L along with macro capability. I sometimes use it with an extension tube for a lot of work I do both in the field and in the studio.

An 180mm IS Macro IS or a "L" zoom macro is on my personal wish list.

Regarding the 100-400mm, I use it by itself or with 1.4x and 2x teleconverters. This lens is unbelievably sharp with or without a teleconverter out to the edges. The panning IS mode is especially useful for shooting wildlife such as fast moving sea birds and other moving subjects. Unless Canon has some new mind boggling technology on the horizon, I don't see a replacement coming any time soon.

The zoom range of the 24-70 sucks. I hope to see it replaced with a f2.8 version of the 24-105mm f4 to allow some focal length overlap in the f/2.8 series of zooms. 


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Re: List of rumored lenses
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2010, 10:05:28 AM »
PS: Yeah I am bored & obsessed & love CR :)

Me, too!  ;)

I also remember of a rumored f/2 zoom, not to be added to the list, of course, not knowing any other spec. Don't crucify me, but I believe this f/2 zoom could be feasible, in the 35-70 range maybe. It's one of my obsessions since a couple of years now.

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« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2010, 02:21:41 PM »

I also remember of a rumored f/2 zoom, not to be added to the list, of course, not knowing any other spec. Don't crucify me, but I believe this f/2 zoom could be feasible, in the 35-70 range maybe. It's one of my obsessions since a couple of years now.

Was this on canonrumors? Do you have a link?

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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2010, 03:25:05 PM »

I also remember of a rumored f/2 zoom, not to be added to the list, of course, not knowing any other spec. Don't crucify me, but I believe this f/2 zoom could be feasible, in the 35-70 range maybe. It's one of my obsessions since a couple of years now.

Was this on canonrumors? Do you have a link?

Yes it was on CR, half a year ago or so. And somewhere else, also, but I don't remember where. I'll look back and try to post the link. But it was a CR1 or CR0, I remember this f/2 zoom just because I'd love Canon to produce an EF 35-70 f/2 L IS which will perfectly fill the gap between the 16-35 and 70-200...  :P

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« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2010, 04:42:07 PM »

I also remember of a rumored f/2 zoom, not to be added to the list, of course, not knowing any other spec. Don't crucify me, but I believe this f/2 zoom could be feasible, in the 35-70 range maybe. It's one of my obsessions since a couple of years now.


Was this on canonrumors? Do you have a link?


Robo, I was not able to spot exactly the one I remember (Murphy's law always works fine), but here are other more recent links to f/2 zoom-related posts on CR:
http://www.canonrumors.com/2009/09/from-the-archive/
http://www.canonrumors.com/2009/11/a-canon-first-cr1/
http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/01/predictions-for-2010-part-2-lenses/
http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/02/canon-ef-s-17-55-f2-is-patent/
I went back to July 2009, maybe the one I remember is older.

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« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2010, 07:01:59 PM »

I also remember of a rumored f/2 zoom, not to be added to the list, of course, not knowing any other spec. Don't crucify me, but I believe this f/2 zoom could be feasible, in the 35-70 range maybe. It's one of my obsessions since a couple of years now.


Was this on canonrumors? Do you have a link?


Robo, I was not able to spot exactly the one I remember (Murphy's law always works fine), but here are other more recent links to f/2 zoom-related posts on CR:
http://www.canonrumors.com/2009/09/from-the-archive/
http://www.canonrumors.com/2009/11/a-canon-first-cr1/
http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/01/predictions-for-2010-part-2-lenses/
http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/02/canon-ef-s-17-55-f2-is-patent/
I went back to July 2009, maybe the one I remember is older.


The information seems bit sketchy but since there are so many posts about it, I added it - thanks

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« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2010, 07:01:59 PM »