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Another Mention of Big White Lens Revisions [CR1]

Another Mention of Big White Lens Revisions [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | January 10, 2017 | Canon Lens Rumors

We’ve been told that Canon is working on revisions to “some” of the big white lenses for a 2018 release. Beyond the new EF 600mm f/4 DO IS, which we’re told could be announced in late 2017, Canon does plan for some “minor” revisions of the current lineup. Weight reduction and a new IS system is apparently the goal from the new lenses.

2018 is an Olympic and World Cup year, and Canon tends to release or at least test pro gear during those times.

When were the current non-DO big white lenses announced?

  • Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS 2008
  • Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x 2013
  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II 2011
  • Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II 2011
  • Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II 2011
  • Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II 2011
  • Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS 2008

The current iterations of the 300,400,500 and 600mm lenses came 12 years after the previous versions. Which makes a 7 year upgrade cycle seem a bit quick. The possibility of a new 200 f/2L IS and EF 800 f/5.6L IS seem a bit more likely. However, the latter have the lowest volume of sales of the entire series of non-DO “big white lenses”.

More to come…

Canon EF 135mm f/2L IS Coming in 2017 [CR2]

Canon EF 135mm f/2L IS Coming in 2017 [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | January 9, 2017 | Canon Lens Rumors

We’re told that a new Canon EF 135mm f/2L IS is planned for 2017, the new EF 135mm f/2L IS would be announced after the EF 85mm f/1.4L IS has started shipping.

We still do not know the announcement date for that lens, just that it’s coming in 2017.

We’re going to try and get some confirmation so we can upgrade the rating.

More to come…

Sigma to Announce 24-70mm f/2.8 Art Ahead of CP+ Next Month? [CR2]

Sigma to Announce 24-70mm f/2.8 Art Ahead of CP+ Next Month? [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | January 6, 2017 | Third Party Lenses

We’re told that Sigma is aiming to announce a 24-70mm f/2.8 OS Art series lens ahead of CP+ in Yokohama, Japan, which starts on February 23, 2017.

We’ve seen one patent for a new Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 back in March of 2016.

We’re also told that Sigma hopes to have the lens at retailers before the summer and that the announcement could be pushed until after CP+ if they can’t meet that target.

Review: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM

Review: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM

By Canon Rumors | January 5, 2017 | Canon Reviews

The-Digital-Picture has completed their review of the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM lens.

From TDP:

The technology upgrades appearing in this lens make it potentially a better choice than even some higher-priced lenses for at least some applications including video. Those already having a high end telephoto zoom lens in their kit may still be interested in having a light weight, low cost alternative available for casual photography opportunities. The attractively-designed 70-300 IS II features great AF and IS systems, but it is the excellent price-to-performance ratio that makes it an easy choice and worthwhile addition to a great many photographers’ kits. Read the full review

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM at B&H Photo

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