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Canon EOS 7D Mark II AF Issues

Canon EOS 7D Mark II AF Issues

By Canon Rumors | May 8, 2015 | Canon DSLR News

We’re told by a couple of people that Canon has internally acknowledged an autofocus issue with the EOS 7D Mark II. No official announcement will be made by Canon until they determine whether or not the issue can be resolved with a firmware update or if it will require the camera to visit a service center. All signs point to the former, but the issue has yet to be fully resolved.

There was no mention whether or not the AF issue affects all cameras, and we don’t want to speculate on this either.

More to come…

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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.

Happy Friday.

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.