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More Mentions of 2014 Being the Year of the Lens [CR1]
« on: November 18, 2013, 12:10:02 PM »
The year of the lens!
We’ve had a few confirmations that 2014 will be the “year of the lens” for Canon. While Nikon and Sony go into new markets such as full frame mirrorless and retro designs, Canon will apparently stay the course and concentrate on DSLRs and lenses for the EOS lineup.

What should we expect?

Firstly, a new worlds widest full frame zoom lens (nor sure what this could be), a wide angle zoom with IS (17-50 f/4L IS?), a new fast wide angle successor with “new technology” (35 f/1.4?). We can also expect two new tilt-shift lenses, a telephoto zoom successor (100-400?) as well as “budget high quality lenses”.

I’m starting to believe the hype, as the info is coming from known and new sources, and they all seem to be saying the same thing.

More to come.

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More Mentions of 2014 Being the Year of the Lens [CR1]
« on: November 18, 2013, 12:10:02 PM »

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Re: More Mentions of 2014 Being the Year of the Lens [CR1]
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2013, 12:20:27 PM »
Give us more rumors!!!

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Re: More Mentions of 2014 Being the Year of the Lens [CR1]
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2013, 12:21:31 PM »
Looks like Canon´s business development department reads Canonruomors.com after all :)
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Re: More Mentions of 2014 Being the Year of the Lens [CR1]
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2013, 12:22:05 PM »
Widest FF zoom lens: 12-24 L f/2.8 USM
Except 12mm is already being done; they'd have to make it an 11-xx lens to be the widest.

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Re: More Mentions of 2014 Being the Year of the Lens [CR1]
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2013, 12:23:50 PM »
Widest FF zoom lens: 12-24 L f/2.8 USM
Except 12mm is already being done; they'd have to make it an 11-xx lens to be the widest.
Canon makes the 8-15mm already, so to be the widest, it must be really wide ...
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Re: More Mentions of 2014 Being the Year of the Lens [CR1]
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2013, 12:26:24 PM »
Canon makes the 8-15mm already, so to be the widest, it must be really wide ...
That's a fisheye though

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Re: More Mentions of 2014 Being the Year of the Lens [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2013, 12:29:06 PM »
Firstly, a new worlds widest full frame zoom lens (nor sure what this could be), a wide angle zoom with IS (17-50 f/4L IS?), a new fast wide angle successor with “new technology” (35 f/1.4?). We can also expect two new tilt-shift lenses, a telephoto zoom successor (100-400?) as well as “budget high quality lenses”.

You had me believing you, right up until "budget high quality lenses".  Or maybe your source just accidentally omitted the word 'big' as in big budget high quality lenses.  That sounds more like the Canon we know and love.  :P
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Re: More Mentions of 2014 Being the Year of the Lens [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2013, 12:29:06 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2013, 12:44:31 PM »
Firstly, a new worlds widest full frame zoom lens (nor sure what this could be), a wide angle zoom with IS (17-50 f/4L IS?), a new fast wide angle successor with “new technology” (35 f/1.4?). We can also expect two new tilt-shift lenses, a telephoto zoom successor (100-400?) as well as “budget high quality lenses”.

You had me believing you, right up until "budget high quality lenses".  Or maybe your source just accidentally omitted the word 'big' as in big budget high quality lenses.  That sounds more like the Canon we know and love.  :P
or budget high quality big lenses :)
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Re: More Mentions of 2014 Being the Year of the Lens [CR1]
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2013, 12:44:59 PM »
You had me believing you, right up until "budget high quality lenses".  Or maybe your source just accidentally omitted the word 'big' as in big budget high quality lenses.  That sounds more like the Canon we know and love.  :P

Haha, I had a similar thought!  Although if a new UWA is stellar, I'll be willing to pay quite a bit, and I'm guessing a lot of others would too.

Anyone have thoughts on the 'new technology' rumor?  I know some of you guys follow Canon's patents, which might give a hint about what it could be.  Perhaps a newer version of IS (does it need an update though?) or new focusing mechanism/motor?

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Re: More Mentions of 2014 Being the Year of the Lens [CR1]
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2013, 12:58:42 PM »
Widest FF zoom lens: 12-24 L f/2.8 USM
Except 12mm is already being done; they'd have to make it an 11-xx lens to be the widest.
Canon makes the 8-15mm already, so to be the widest, it must be really wide ...
Maybe they mean the widest OPEN!  ;D 14-24 f2.0 or less   :o

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Re: More Mentions of 2014 Being the Year of the Lens [CR1]
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2013, 01:01:35 PM »
Widest FF zoom lens: 12-24 L f/2.8 USM
Except 12mm is already being done; they'd have to make it an 11-xx lens to be the widest.
Canon makes the 8-15mm already, so to be the widest, it must be really wide ...

IMHO, a wider than 180deg circular fisheye is very unlikely - it would have the granddaddy of niche market, and compete with Canon's own 8-15mm fisheye zoom.

So I'm for an ultra wide lens, as

I. Both Nikon & Sigma have wider zooms, so there's a market for such a lens.

II. Canon camera owners buy Nikon's ultra wide zoom with an adapter, so Canon is losing sales, and specifically the kind which might make people switch brands. Again, more so than to the Nikon 6mm.

III. Nikon issued a patent for a full frame 10mm prime. It wouldn't necessarily get into production, but it helps giving Nikon an image of the leader in ultra wide lenses.

So I'm for an ultra wide rectilinear zoom.

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Re: More Mentions of 2014 Being the Year of the Lens [CR1]
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2013, 01:16:33 PM »
Firstly, a new worlds widest full frame zoom lens (nor sure what this could be), a wide angle zoom with IS (17-50 f/4L IS?), a new fast wide angle successor with “new technology” (35 f/1.4?). We can also expect two new tilt-shift lenses, a telephoto zoom successor (100-400?) as well as “budget high quality lenses”.

You had me believing you, right up until "budget high quality lenses".  Or maybe your source just accidentally omitted the word 'big' as in big budget high quality lenses.  That sounds more like the Canon we know and love.  :P

I am pretty sure Canon considers $599 "budget" :)

Probably referring to the 50mm f/1.8 IS USM and potentially 85mm f/1.8 IS USM.

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Re: More Mentions of 2014 Being the Year of the Lens [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2013, 01:16:43 PM »
Looks like Canon´s business development department reads Canonruomors.com after all :)
Ah! So that's why they are still milking their ancient sensor tech, and put so much focus on video features and video gear? Is that also why the EOS M (and probably the M2) is the shittiest of all MILC-cameras?

Does not compute.

I mean, it's quite sad when the best thing that happens to Canon users this year, comes from Sony!! :P
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« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2013, 01:16:43 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2013, 01:32:19 PM »
I dunno, haven't we been told something like this since 2012? :P

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« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2013, 01:45:46 PM »
I dunno, haven't we been told something like this since 2012? :P

Actually, 2010 was going to be the year of the lens.  The following were predicted:

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14-24 f/2.8L
24-70 f/2.8L IS
70-200 f/2.8L IS II
300 f/2.8L IS II
400 f/2.8L IS II
500 f/4L IS II  (but no 600 f/4L IS upgrade
EF-S 10mm f/4 Fisheye
EF 15mm f/2.8L II Fisheye
EF 50 f/1.4 II
EF 35 f/1.4L II
Some kind of f/2 zoom
I wouldn’t be shocked to see the 1.4 & 2.0 TC’s getting an update.

In that 'year of the lens' we got all of these lenses:

70-200/2.8L IS II

...and development announcements for the 8-15mm fisheye and the new superteles and TCs, which didn't hit the streets for 1-2 years. 

Here's hoping 2014 is a year of the lens with a few more actual lenses released.   ;)
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