New Ultrawide Zoom
There has been chatter about the possibilty of this lens since the day after Nikon announced their highly regarded 14-24 lens.
The latest is we’ll see this lens announced within the next 12 months. As always, nailing down lens announcement dates is near impossible with Canon. It was suggested that the EF 14-24 f/2.8L would be announced after the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x begins shipping, suspected late in 2012 or the first half of 2013.
An EF 14-24 f/2.8L would complete a pretty remarkable range of lenses in the Canon lineup along with the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II, EF 70-200 f/2.8L II & the unannounced EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x.
Could it also be filterable (with a very large ring) for a circular polarizer?
Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L Patent Example Diagram
Random bits of information
5D Mark III (or similar) announced in the February timeframe.
- Different sensor than the 1D Mark V
- It is still not clear whether it will have 26, 28 or 32 megapixel.
- The sensor tech of the 1D Mark V will be used for future crop bodies e.g. the 7D Mark II.
- The 7D Mark II is a late 2012 camera.
- Expect significantly better noise reduction in high ISO modes.
- Another full frame camera for sports and press this fall?
- Announcements could be as early as the week of August 29, 2011.
EF 14-24 f/2.8L
I’m told this will be announced in Q1 2012.
This is a big [CR1], I am posting information that is at least plausible. Grain of salt and all that. Various rumor sites are going to get a lot of stuff coming our way in the next few weeks, sorting it is always a challenge.
I’ve been receiving a lot of stuff recently, most of which I’m figured to be fakes. Like the 5D Mark III commercial. I’ve also received a lot of camera specs based on the patent from a few days ago.
However, a decent source that’s correct about 50% of the time sent me information about upcoming lenses from Canon.
I’m told an EF 14-24 f/2.8L and EF 24-70 f/2.8L II will be announced at the same time. Whether that’s with a new 1Ds or 5D Mark III was unknown. However, Q4, 2011 or Q1, 2012 was the timetable.
Patents for both optical formulas exist, so it’s highly possible. I have a hard time seeing Canon adding to the L lineup until the 8-15 starts shipping.
EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4X
We can expect this lens to become an official product with an announcement this fall. Availability in late Q1 2012 I’m told.
EF 24-70 f/2.8L for $1399 @ B&H
We can expect announcements for a few more PowerShot’s in the next 7 days.
There will be a 2nd announcement for an SLR I’m told.
1Ds Mark IV
I’ve been burned with bad information about the camera before, so I’m being very cautious as to what I publish here. I am mentioning this because it’s being sent to me from various places.
The recent flurry of emails points to a 2011 announcement date. Apparently it’s due to the lack of competition in the segement. There’s the D3x and nothing else.
It’s suggested Canon will wait until Nikon shows their cards with a D3xs or D4x.
I don’t think things work this way. Canon already knows what Nikon has up their sleeves for the most part and the same the other way around. If companies held products back to see what the competition was doing, nothing would ever reach market.
Photokina is a big show, so it’s tough to see just the 60D being introduced for Photokina. Although, the need for trade shows and building product hype is lessening by the year.
Nikon will be bringing 2 more lenses to market in the next couple of weeks. I expect Canon to do at least one more.
14-24 & 24-70 are the likely candidates if I go by recent suggestions.
This is speculation on my part.