By Canon DSLR Rumors
| May 16, 2017 |
Over the last couple of months we have received a lot communication about a full frame Canon mirrorless camera. This sort of talk has come and gone every since Sony entered the segment with the a7 series of cameras.
Here’s a breakdown of what we’ve been told, please mind the [CR1] rating. Some of these talking points could be considered plausible.
- The goal is to announce a full frame mirrorless camera for Photokina 2018 which takes place in September of that year.
- EF mount will be native
- New exclusive image sensor for the camera.
- New sensor technology required for the EF mount in a mirrorless application
- There will be no new “dedicated” lenses, but mirrorless will be “considered in all future EF lens design”
- 4K video is considered a necessary feature in all full frame cameras going forward
- One full frame mirrorless camera body to start
- There is testing at Canon of a more hybrid approach between DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras. What that looks like we don’t know.
We’ve received other information beyond what’s posted here, but most of it didn’t quite fit.
Some of this information can be backed up with some patents over the last 12-24 months and we have no doubt a full frame mirrorless camera from Canon is coming. However, we’ve always said EF lenses would have to work on the camera “natively” and that there won’t be another line of lenses developed for this application.
More to come…
image credit // mockup by Canon Rumors // Images used from KenRockwell.com and Leica
By Third Party Lenses
| May 15, 2017 |
The-Digital-Picture has completed their extensive review for the brand new Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD lens. If you’re looking for a great wide angle option for your APS-C DSLR, you can’t go wrong with this new Tamron. I think the VC really separates it from Canon’s terrific EF-S 10-22 f/3.5-4.5.
The advantages of this lens start on the surface, with a great-to-handle shape and sharp looks. To get great images requires having a lens with you and the size and weight of this lens makes it easy to carry and comfortable to use for even long periods of time. Weather sealing is another advantage of the 10-24 VC, featuring a ready-for-whatever mindset by design. The image quality delivered by this lens competes well against the other options and when slow shutter speeds begin to adversely affect image quality, this lens’ excellent vibration compensation system will, by far, differentiate it from most of the crowd. Read the full review
Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD Lens at B&H Photo
By Canon Lens Rumors
| May 15, 2017 |
According to TDP, Canon Japan has officially discontinued three lenses in the EF lineup.
We haven’t heard anything about a new DO zoom lens coming down the pipeline. While I always liked the compact size of the little DO zoom, I never saw much point in using it over the Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS, especially once you consider the L costs less and fits vertically in most camera backpacks to save space.
By Canon Lens Rumors
| May 13, 2017 |
We’re told that Canon continues active development of an EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS.
At the time of the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II development, there were prototypes with IS being tested alongside the non-IS version that was eventually released.
We’re told the previous development of an EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS raised concerns about weight and size of the lens. Which makes some sense once you consider the target market, which is generally event photographers that have to carry and use the lens for 12 hours or more on some occasions.
This tells us that weight and size will have to be reduced before we see such a lens from Canon.
There is no known announcement date, and we doubt we’d see such a lens in 2017, but it’s good to know that development continues.
By Canon Business General
| May 11, 2017 |
Canon UK appears to have started a teaser campaign of some sort for the summer of 2017. I think it’s safe to say that this is isn’t a teaser for a new product, so don’t get too excited.
Going by the countdown timer, we’ll see what they’re up to next Wednesday.
From Canon UK:
CANON IS BRINGING YOU AN EXCITING SUMMER AND WE WANT YOU TO BE THE FIRST TO HEAR ABOUT IT!
While we don’t want to give too much away just yet, we can tell you that we’ve partnered with some amazing storytellers to inspire and help you get the most out of your summer 2017.
We’ll also be giving away a truly spectacular prize just for sharing your stories with the world. It’s going to be a great summer, so look out for more from us and get ready to live for the story.
(Hint: When the clock hits zero, head over to the Canon website to be the first to know everything!)