Review: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II by TDP

Review: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II by TDP

By Canon Rumors | November 21, 2016 | Canon Reviews

The-Digital-Picture has completed their review of the brand new Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II. It looks like it’s a lens with some improvements over the original, such as improved IS, build quality and flare reduction.

However, do not expect it to have the same great sharpness that recent Canon zooms have shown. Afterall, this is a $1099 lens from Canon. I get the feeling that it’s a good upgrade, but not a great one like the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III.

From TDP

No, it doesn’t have perfect image quality, but the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens is one of the best general purpose lenses available. It has an extremely useful range of focal lengths in a very-well constructed body that is ready for professional-duty use. It is nicely sized and has a weight that will not quickly wear you down. And, the excellent image stabilization system will make a dramatic difference in some low light situations. The fast, accurate and quiet AF system will not let you down, the overall lens design will delight and the price is not terribly high. As the 24-105 L I fades into history, this is the lens that will take its place. Read the full review

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Patent: New PowerShot Lens, 6-22mm f/1.4-1.8 for 1 Inch Sensor

Patent: New PowerShot Lens, 6-22mm f/1.4-1.8 for 1 Inch Sensor

By Canon Rumors | November 21, 2016 | Canon Patents

A patent showing the optical formula for a 6-22mm f/1.4-1.8 for 1 inch sensor has appeared. This lens would have the 35mm equivalent of 28-100mm f/1.4-1.8.

We expect this is for an upcoming PowerShot camera, which will likely come for CES in January of 2017.

Patent Publication No. 2016-191753 (Google Translated)

  • Published 2016.11.10
  • Filing date 2015.3.31
  • Zoom ratio 3.43
  • Focal length 6.15 20.03 21.08
  • F-number 1.44 1.85 1.85
  • Angle of view 37.08 13.06 12.43
  • The image height 4.65 4.65 4.65
  • Reference Bu overall length 74.93 77.34 76.67
  • BF 3.98 3.98 3.98
Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM on the Way [CR3]

Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM on the Way [CR3]

By Canon Rumors | November 19, 2016 | Canon Lens Rumors

It looks like we’re going to get a new 85mm lens from Canon. We’ve been trying to nail down exactly what the lens would be, and we finally have.

The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM will be announced in 2017, though we’re still trying to nail down an estimated announcement timeframe.

We don’t know if the EF 85mm f/1.4L IS will be a replacement for the EF 85mm f/1.2L II or an addition to the lineup.

More to come…

Tamron Updates the SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO1:1 VC USD

Tamron Updates the SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO1:1 VC USD

By Canon Rumors | November 18, 2016 | Third Party Lenses

From Tamron:
We wish to notify you that we will perform updating of the firmware for our SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO1:1 VC USD (Model F017) for Canon.

Affected Models

  • SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F017) for Canon

Serial number
Firmware update will not be required for lenses with these serial numbers.

Read more…

Patent: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS With Built-in 1.4x and 1.7x Extender

Patent: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS With Built-in 1.4x and 1.7x Extender

By Canon Rumors | November 18, 2016 | Canon Patents

We didn’t think the built in extender on the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x was going to be a one off. Now a patent showing an optical formula for a new EF 400mm f/2.8L IS with a 2 stage built in extender has appeared. This would give the lens a focal range of 400mm, 560mm & 680mm.

Patent Publication No. 2016-191761 (Google Translated)

  • Published 2016.11.10
  • Filing date 2015.3.31
  • Focal length 392.57
  • F-number 2.90
  • Angle of view 3.15
  • Image height 21.64
  • Overall length of the lens 371.15
  • BF 44.00
  • The first state magnification 1.40
  • The second state magnification 1.70

We had heard previously that an extender was being tested in a new 800mm lens, but this may make more sense.

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