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New Superzoom Development? [CR1]

New Superzoom Development? [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | May 8, 2015 | Canon Lens Rumors

An unknown source has told us that Canon is actively working to develop a superzoom to replace the EF 28-300 f/3.5-5.6L IS. This is a lens that is rarely spoken about and I can’t remember a time when I’ve actually seen one in use. It’s big and weighs a lot (3.67lbs) and costs around $2500.

We were told that the goal of any such lens would be a significant weight reduction and to make the lens wider, possibly to 24mm. Is it possible that diffractive optics could cure the weight issue? Weight could be definitely be reduced, but I’d have a hard time believing cost would be.

I wouldn’t normally post this sort of thing without digging a little further, but it might be a lens worth talking about. As some of you may know, I own a rental company and we do not stock the EF 28-300 f/3.5-5.6L IS, as I think we’ve have 1 or 2 requests for it in 4 years.

Is an “L/DO” superzoom something photographers want? What would it take feature wise for you to purchase one of these. Is there a cost ceiling? Sound off in our forum.

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

By Canon Rumors | May 6, 2015 | Canon Lens Rumors

The long rumored Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM has finally made an appearance and will be announced very soon.

SPECIFICATIONS (Google Translated)

  • Lens arrangement 5-group, six (Construction: 6 elements in 5 groups)
  • Full-frame compatible
  • Digital optimized coating
  • STM/Stepping motor
  • Full-time manual focus
  • Length: 39.3mm
  • Weight: 160g (1.55″)
  • 49mm filter thread

Source: [DCI]

Below are more images that appeared on our forum yesterday showing the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM.

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 This Fall? [CR1]

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 This Fall? [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | May 5, 2015 | Canon DSLR Rumors

The Canon EOS Rebel SL1 may be the forgotten Rebel, except for those people that own one. It’s small size and good feature set has made it a sales success for Canon. When it was launched, it was the smallest DSLR on the market.

We’re told that an SL2 is definitely on the way and may be shrunk even further. While the thickness of the camera can’t change all that much because of the EF mount, the length, height and weight could be further reduced. One of the ways to reduce the size is implementing an EVF instead of an optical viewfinder. Sony has done this with the A77 DSLR, and Canon has said when the technology is good enough, they may also introduce it into the EOS lineup.

We’d expect an SL2 to share the same 24mp sensor as the recently released EOS Rebel T6i and EOS Rebel T6s.

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