Bryan at the-digital-picture has completed his review of the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens. This lens seems to be the APS-C equivalent of the 40mm f/2.8 STM for full frame shooters and looks to be just as highly regarded.
From TDP “At the end of the 40 STM review, I made a statement that also applies to this pancake-style lens: “Overall, I’m finding very “little” to not like about this tiny, inexpensive lens.” It is fun to joke about this little lens, but … it is the real deal. Not only will it get the job done, it will do the job as well or better than many other lenses. And for a lower price. It is not hard to justify this purchase.”
The brand new and highly anticipated Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II will begin shipping on Friday, December 12, 2014 from various USA retailers. We expect to see a few start shipping a bit earlier in Asia. We’re told initial stock levels are going to be quite high to match the preorder numbers. B&H Photo, Adorama and Amazon all ship preorders on a first come, first serve basis. We’ve heard reports of sites claiming their preorders get front of the line treatment from the big retailers, which simply isn’t true.
The Canon EF 400 f/4 DO IS II is also scheduled to start shipping on Friday, December 12, 2014 from US retailers. We don’t know how many of these are going to be out there or how long preorder lists currently are.
We’re told that a 4K fixed lens camcorder is coming in the early part of 2015. Such a product would probably fit in with CES as a consumer product announcement. We’re told the camera is called the XC10, and it will have similar ergonomics to the EOS C100, but it will have a fixed lens.
It’s possible this could come at NAB, but we expect the 4K Cinema EOS C300 Mark II & an new flagship Cinema EOS product to be the star of that show in April.