More Talk About the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II [CR2]

More Talk About the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | July 21, 2016 | Canon Lens Rumors

There has been a bit more talk about the upcoming Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS II. We haven’t yet nailed down the announcement date, but all indications say it will be before Photokina in September.

We’re told the new lens will have a “digital display” like the Zeiss Batis lenses, what information is on that display is unknown at this time. The lens will also feature nano usm.

We’re also told that the new version is slightly heavier than the previous version due to the front element and has a “stubbier” design.

More to come…

Blurry Images of Canon EOS 5D Mark IV?

Blurry Images of Canon EOS 5D Mark IV?

By Canon Rumors | July 21, 2016 | Canon DSLR Rumors

Below are some blurry (our favourite) images sent to Northlight Images that could be a new DSLR from Canon.  I think it’s an EOS 5D Mark III after a quick comparison.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV to be Announced August 25, 2016 [CR3]

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV to be Announced August 25, 2016 [CR3]

By Canon Rumors | July 21, 2016 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We’re told that the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV will be announced on August 25, 2016 if you’re based in North America.

The camera will be launched with a new EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II kit along with another current lens kit.

We’re not sure if the new EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III will be announced the same day, or get a separate announcement ahead of Photokina.

*UPDATE*

I don’t know what time of day the announcement will come on August 25, 2016, it could be at 11PM EST, as they have done before. This would make it an August 26, 2016 announcement for a lot of the planet.

Lots more to come…

Review: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Review: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

By Canon Rumors | July 20, 2016 | Canon Reviews

I’ll lead by saying that I absolutely love my Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II, I replaced a Sony RX100 III with it and couldn’t be happier. DPReview has now completed their review of the latest G series PowerShot and came away impressed, as it’s a significant improvement over the original PowerShot G7 X.

From DPReview:

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the PowerShot G7 X Mark II is that Canon listened to its customers (and maybe some camera reviewers) and dealt with a large number of the problems that people had with its predecessor. Whether it’s something cosmetic like the new grip or noticeably better burst shooting, the G7 X II is what the original should’ve been back in 2014. Read the full review

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II: Amazon | B&H Photo

Crazy Patent: Canon EF 40-800mm f/4.5-5.6

Crazy Patent: Canon EF 40-800mm f/4.5-5.6

By Canon Rumors | July 20, 2016 | Canon Patents

Here’s a crazy optical formula patent from Canon, an EF 40-800mm f/4.5-5.6 superzoom lens. The folks at Egami say it’s for a full frame DSLR and is an internal zoom lens.

Patent Publication No. 2016-128846 (Google Translated)

  • Published 2016.7.14
  • Filing date 2015.1.9
  • Zoom ratio 19.42
  • Focal length 41.09 92.80 152.20 225.00 797.99
  • F-number 4.67 4.66 4.65 4.67 5.71
  • Angle of view 27.79 13.13 8.10 5.50 1.55
  • Image height 21.65
  • Overall length of the lens 489.32
  • BF 39.28
  • Inner zoom

As pointed out on our forum, the patent contains 4 lens designs, two of them are for full frame, and two are for a PowerShot application. The likelihood of such a lens coming to fruition in full frame form? I’d say zero chance, but stranger things have happened.

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