Some Canon Mirrorless Talk [CR2]

Some Canon Mirrorless Talk [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | April 12, 2016 | Canon DSLR Rumors

Lost in the anticipation of the EOS 5D Mark IV announcement in August, is the likelihood of new EOS M camera(s) in the fall for Photokina. We’ve been told that there will definitely be 2 ILC EOS M cameras announced before the end of 2016.

One of the cameras that will be announced is a follow-up to the EOS M3 which was announced in February of 2015 and didn’t make its way to North America until October of 2015. The new camera we’re told will be equipped with the new sensor from the EOS 80D and will see “minor” ergonomic changes.

The second camera, which may actually be announced first will be Canon’s first “prosumer” focused mirrorless camera. Two sources have said that the camera will use a newly designed 24mp full frame image sensor. This camera will be designed to use EF lenses, but how that’s going to be done is presently unknown to us. Details beyond that are quite fuzzy, but we’re pressing for more.

We haven’t heard anything more about a fixed lens full frame camera from Canon, but we hope that’s coming as well.

Expect 3 to 5 new EF-M lenses to be announced before the close of the year. There will be faster prime lenses along with new zooms, but nothing beyond 300mm.

Review – Samyang (Rokinon) 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC for EF-M

Review – Samyang (Rokinon) 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC for EF-M

By Canon Rumors | April 11, 2016 | Canon Reviews

Dustin has completed the Canon Rumors review of the Samyang (Rokinon) 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC for EF-M. This is another in the series of fast primes for EF-M that only Samyang seems to be deveoping currently, though we do expect Canon to answer this need in the near future.

Every new gear choice is an evaluation of the compromises implicit with the gear versus the potential benefits. In the case of the Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC lens the benefit is nicely compact, well-built lens in a variety of native mirrorless mounts that offers up excellent, even class leading optical performance. The tradeoff is that this is a manual everything lens with no electronic communication to the camera body. For some that is the ultimate deal breaker, and some of you will inevitable comment “no AF = no buy”, but for some of you that aren’t put off by the premise of these lenses you will find the reality of them to be very enjoyable.  Read the full review

If you’re in need of some fast primes for EF-M and don’t mind manual focus, you’ll enjoy the Samyang 50mm f/1.2.

Patent: Sigma 200mm f/2 DG OS USM & 1.4 Teleconverter

Patent: Sigma 200mm f/2 DG OS USM & 1.4 Teleconverter

By Canon Rumors | April 11, 2016 | Canon Patents

It looks like Sigma is developing a competitor to one of my favourite Canon lenses, the EF 200mm f/2L IS. This is one of those lenses that once you try one, you never want to put it down. It’s a very versatile focal length and is especially magical for portrait work.

Patent Publication No. 2016-45314 (Google Translated)

  • Published 2016.4.4
  • Filing date 2014.8.21

Sigma 200mm f/2 DG OS

  • Focal length 194.93
  • F-number 2.05
  • Full angle of view 2ω 12.70
  • The image height Y 21.63
  • Overall length of the lens 231.33
  • BF 60.2233

Sigma 1.4x TC

  • Focal length 274.52
  • F-number 2.89
  • Full angle of view 2ω 9.06
  • The image height Y 21.63
  • Overall length of the lens 252.18
  • BF 39.5088

Along with the optical formula patent for a 200mm f/2 OS, it looks like Sigma is developing a dedicated 1.4x teleconverter for the lens.

Patent: Improved Image Stabilization

Patent: Improved Image Stabilization

By Canon Rumors | April 8, 2016 | Canon Patents

A patent showing how Canon could improve image stabilization in the future has appeared. It looks like Canon is trying to add a second image stabilization group to lens construction to improve its performance.

Patent Publication No. 2015-203862 (Google Translated)

  • Published 2015.11.16
  • Filing date 2014.4.16
  • Equipped with two vibration proof group
  • Shake detection, determine the amount of correction from the shooting information
  • Obtaining correction amounts of the two vibration proof group from the magnification ratio and the distance information of the lens

Going by the translation, it looks like the second image stabilization group would activate depending on magnification ratio and distance information read by the camera. I would assume this would be of great benefit to longer zoom lenses and super telephoto lenses.

Basic Information on Lenses Coming in 2016 [CR2]

Basic Information on Lenses Coming in 2016 [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | April 7, 2016 | Canon Lens Rumors

We’ve been trying to get more information on lenses coming in 2016 and things are been relatively hard to come by. We’re now being told that the non-L 200-600 super zoom we’ve been talking about is likely an early 2017 lens and will not be announced for Photokina in September as originally planned.

The only new L lens that we can confirm is coming is a replacement to the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II, which is a lens we’ve been told is “done” and will be announced some time this year. We were also told that the EF-S lineup would get some attention this year, and that the 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 and 17-55 f/2.8 will see updates and a lower price tag, though we can’t confirm this from good sources.

We’re also told there are multiple Canon lenses that will get “direct replacements”, and a few would “surprise you”. Though we haven’t been able to publish what those lenses would be.

More to come…

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