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Confirmed: New Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS Will Have USM

Confirmed: New Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS Will Have USM

By Canon Rumors | May 23, 2016 | Canon Lens Rumors

We’re able to confirm that the upcoming EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM replacement we talked about last week will have USM and not STM like the EF 24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS. I guess we can call this lens the EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS II USM.

If you missed last weeks information, we expect to see this lens announced some time before Photokina in September.

We do not have any information on pricing on when the lens will ship.

Patent: EF-M 9-17mm f/3.5-5 STM

Patent: EF-M 9-17mm f/3.5-5 STM

By Canon Rumors | May 23, 2016 | Canon Lens Rumors

Another EF-M optical formula patent has appeared, this time for a EF-M 9-17mm f/3.5-5 STM. The front element on the lens is quite interesting going by the image above.

Patent Publication No. 2016-85259 (Google translated)

  • Published 2016.5.19
  • A wish day 2014.10.23
  • Zoom ratio 1.79
  • Focus distance 9.27 13.32 16.58
  • F-number 3.60 4.38 5.11
  • AOV 51.83 45.17 38.94
  • Like high 11.79 13.40 13.40
  • Overall length of the lens 85.22 79.65 81.94
  • BF 14.99 16.82 15.41

As with all of the EF-M patents, this is for a crop camera and we believe that the next EOS M body announced will be APS-C as well.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Being Tested by Photographers

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Being Tested by Photographers

By Canon Rumors | May 22, 2016 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We’re told that “more than a few” Canon preferred photographers have been out testing the EOS 5D Mark IV recently ahead of the expected August announcement. This should tell us that the camera hardware specifications have been finalized and the software remains the final piece of the puzzle to tweak and improve.

While solid specifications remain difficult to come by, we were told a few things about the video features of the camera.

  • Internal 4K confirmed (again)
  • 120fps @ 1080p confirmed

We couldn’t get confirmation on 4K @ 60fps, but if the camera is going to use CFast 2.0 as has been rumoured, I think this will be a likely feature. Canon seems to be putting some marketing dollars behind 4K frame grab photography, as they had some presentations on the technique at NAB this past April.

We’re also very interested to know if this DSLR will be the first to get DIGIC 7, which is currently only available in the PowerShot G7 X II.

Has the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Production Come to an End?

Has the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Production Come to an End?

By Canon Rumors | May 20, 2016 | Third Party Lenses

A Tokyo based camera store seems to be reporting that production of the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM has ended.

Might we finally see the lens everyone has been waiting for, an 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art?

We haven’t been told this directly by anyone, but we’re definitely hoping that it turns out to be true.

More to come we hope…