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Confirmed: New Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS This Summer

Confirmed: New Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS This Summer

By Canon Rumors | May 19, 2016 | Canon Lens Rumors

A few people have confirmed that Canon will announce a new EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS lens this summer, most likely before the end of August.

We haven’t confirmed whether or not the lens would be STM to match the EF 24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS or USM. We hope to find out which it’ll be in the coming days.

We have no information on pricing at the moment.

A New Full Frame Zoom Coming in 2016 [CR2]

A New Full Frame Zoom Coming in 2016 [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | May 18, 2016 | Canon Lens Rumors

We’re told that Canon will announce a new full frame zoom lens following the announcement and shipping of the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM which we wrote about last week. We expect this lens to be shipping some time in July.

We weren’t told the exact focal length of the lens, but that it would be a replacement for a current non L/DO telephoto zoom. The only lens that we can think of would be a replacement for the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS. We were first told about a replacement for this lens last year, and have been waiting to hear more about it.

This is likely going to be an August announcement, in time for Photokina and the EOS 5D Mark IV.

More to come…

Review: Canon ImagePROGRAF Pro-1000

Review: Canon ImagePROGRAF Pro-1000

By Canon Rumors | May 18, 2016 | Canon Reviews

Keith over at Northlight has completed his exhaustive review of the Canon ImagePROGRAF Pro-1000 17″ printer. This is a printer I am personally considering, along with the offerings from Epson.

From Northlight:

The images I produced on the range of papers look great, both colour and B&W – I took the chance to print out much of my architectural and commercial portfolio images at A3+ size, where the general vibrance and colour quality is something I’m happy to use to promote aspects of my photography business.

The new ink set, with the gloss coat pushes the depth and intensity of prints to levels where it’s definitely the skill of the photographer that’s more likely to limit the quality of the print. If your images are great, then your prints can match them. Read the full review

It looks like Canon has improved a lot of the weaknesses with the Pro-1, a printer I used to own and never loved.

Patent: EF-M 15-50mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Patent: EF-M 15-50mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

By Canon Rumors | May 16, 2016 | Canon Business General

The EOS M patents continue to flood in, this time we get a patent for an EF-M 15-50mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM optical formula.

Patent Publication No. 2016-75742 (Google translated)

  • Published 2016.5.12
  • Filing date 2014.10.3
  • Zoom ratio 2.94
  • Focal length 16.00 27.43 47.04
  • F-number 3.62 4.50 5.82
  • Half angle of view (degrees) 37.55 26.47 16.19
  • Image height 12.30 13.66 13.66
  • Overall length of the lens 78.86 74.05 77.88
  • BF 20.48 27.14 37.06

This definitely looks like a kit type of zoom lens from the upcoming EOS M body, which we expect to be announced before the end of 2016.

Review – Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD

Review – Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD

By Canon Rumors | May 16, 2016 | Canon Reviews

Dustin has completed our review of the Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lens. This is a very desired focal length and Tamron is the first to bring us a new 85mm lens in a long time. Both of the Canon offerings are getting long in the tooth and we’re all waiting for Sigma to bring us an Art series 85mm f/1.4.

It appears Tamron’s goal was to bring a lens of great optical quality, manageable size and weight as well as good durability with weather sealing.

From the review:

Tamron has charted their own prime lens path with this new SP prime series, and it is clear that they have been doing their homework in the development of these lenses. Their decision to produce prime lenses with stabilization but slightly smaller maximum apertures has allowed them to keep the size moderate with these lenses despite resolution figures up there with the very best. Their choice to really invest in serious weather sealing for their lenses helps set them apart from the competition. Read the full review

I’m actually going to purchase one of these for my EOS-1D X Mark II for an upcoming trip because of the weather sealing alone. The size and optical quality are going to be an added bonus. I will be paying close attention to the autofocus performance of the lens, but for what I’ll be shooting, I’m confident it will perform well.

Read the full review | Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD: B&H Photo | Amazon

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