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Patent: Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO IS

Patent: Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO IS

By Canon Rumors | July 20, 2015 | Canon Patents

A lens we’d all like to see happen has appeared in a patent, a 600mm f/4 DO IS. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a patent for DO lens with a longer focal length than 400mm.

Patent Publication No. 2015-11171 (Google Translated)

  • Published 2015.1.19
  • Filing date 2013.6.28

Example 2

  • Focal length 588.30mm
  • Fno. 4.12
  • Angle of view 2.11 °
  • Image height 21.64mm
  • Lens length 397.80mm
  • BF 2.02mm
  • Positive ShiboTadashi
  • Inner focus
  • Vibration control

Canon recently updated the 400mm DO lens and solved a lot of the issues some photographers experienced with the first one. If a 600mm variant could cost less than a house, there’d be a pretty good market for it I think.

Review: Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L by photozone

Review: Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L by photozone

By Canon Rumors | July 19, 2015 | Canon Reviews

photozone has completed their review of the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L, the worlds widest lens for full frame DSLRs. This is probably the first review I’ve seen for the lens that isn’t completely positive and points out some real world weaknesses. While it’s a unique and excellent performer, photozone did find their share of faults.

From photozone:

The center quality is nothing short of outstanding straight from f/4 and throughout the focal length range. However, the outer image region isn’t all that hot at 11mm and especially at max. aperture and the high level of lateral CAs doesn’t help either here. Moving on the 14mm and 18mm the results are much improved with good results even in the extreme corners. And let’s be honest – most will use the middle range more often than the extremes on this specific lens. A decent scene composition is already very difficult at 14mm or 18mm and you will need to get used to having 11mm at hand as a new option really. The 24mm setting is a bit worse again but it remains quite good when stopped down a bit… Read the full review

Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM $2999: Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon

DxOMark Review: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II

DxOMark Review: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II

By Canon Rumors | July 19, 2015 | Canon Reviews

One thing is certain with DxOMark reviews, they will always stir up debate. DxOMark has completed their review of the brand new Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II, which has been highly regarded since photographers got their hands on it. It fixed everything that was wrong with the previous version and performs far better in the real world.

From DxOMark:

As the replacement for the original model, Canon have improved just about everything they can from operation through to optical quality. However it’s the performance at the long-end that’s crucial and while Canon have made advances most of the gains are in the outer field where users of Canon’s crop bodies aren’t so likely to benefit. Sure the chromatic aberration is lower and sharpness at the edges is better than the old model but users aren’t going to see any improvement in the center.

The new model is also up against a capable and more accessibly priced rival in the form of the Tamron 150-600mm though it’s larger still and somewhat disappointing at 600mm. For all that, the Canon is an attractive option and a strong choice for the long term… Read the full review

Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II $2199: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Pricing Information [CR2]

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Pricing Information [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | July 19, 2015 | Canon Lens Rumors

A retailer has written in and said they were told the lens would launch at $1699 USD. This info has apparently come from a Canon rep in a recent conversation with the retailer, and not an official price sheet.

Sometimes reps enjoy conjecture as much as the rest of us.

Original Post:

We expect to see the brand new Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II to be announced next month, with the popular date for the announcement being Friday, August 14, 2015.

Exact specifications for the lens are still unknown, but the big one a lot of people want to know is pricing.

We’re told the EF 35mm f/1.4L II will cost $1899 USD at launch, which is about $400 more than the current Canon version and more than double that of the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art, which is $899.

We’re told that this pricing may not be set in stone, as it’s “older information”. Currency movement could change the launch price next month. For the record, the Nikon 35 f/1.4G is currently around $1799.

More to come…

E-TTL III a Long Way Off [CR2]

E-TTL III a Long Way Off [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | July 18, 2015 | Canon Accessories

We were told a while ago that Canon was working on a new metering system for their flagship flash, we dubbed it E-TTL III. Not much has been said since, although we’ve seen the announcement of the Speedlite 430EX III-RT.

We’re told that while the next Canon DSLRs (EOS-1D X and EOS 5D Mark III replacements) will support the new flash metering system, the launch of the flash is actually a “long way off” and won’t arrive before late 2016 at the earliest.

It’s worth mentioning the source did say that Canon’s new system should perform better than the Nikon’s, which has long been superior.

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