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More Canon Lens Mentions [CR2]

We’ve received a couple of more confirmations from people that the EF 11-24 f/4L we first reported back in August is in fact legit. The speculation on pricing for the EF 11-24 f/4L seems to be consistent across the board at around $3000 USD.

EF 11-24 f/4L

EF 11-24 f/4L

The following information is [CR1]. A separate person has told us that the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II was supposed to be announced at Photokina but was delayed, no reason for the delay was given. Canon themselves have come out and said that a replacement is coming, of course they didn’t specify when. We’re told to expect an announcement in November, with availability coming in December of this year. We’re not holding our breath on this one, as the 100-400 replacement has haunted us for quite some time now.

More to come

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Canon to Make a Big Splash at Photokina? [CR2]

Canon to Make a Big Splash at Photokina? [CR2]

*UPDATE*
The something “big” teaser from Canon India turns out to be a photo contest. See it here.

We’re told there are tons of new DSLR products coming for Photokina this September. The announcement for the new stuff should happen on September 4th or 5th, depending on where you are in the world. Our source has mentioned a DSLR body as well as a host of lenses for various budgets.

What will be announced?
First up, the successor to the EOS 7D will be announced. We’re told that there’s “a lot of the 1D X” in the new camera. As well as some revolutionary sensor technology.

What about lenses?
We’re getting more confirmations that the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS will be replaced by a new version with a rotating zoom instead of the push/pull design that the lens currently uses. It looks like Canon India is teasing a new “big” lens on their Facebook page.

The following lenses I’d rate as [CR1], as they’re the first time I’ve heard about them for Photokina this year.

We’re told that at least one EF-S lens is possible, most likely a replacement to the EF-S 18-200. The lens could be replaced with an 18-300 IS STM.

Another lens we’re told to expect is targeted at the EOS 6D user. It will be a “cheaper version of the 28-300L” lens. Canon is lacking a big range non L zoom for full frame cameras.

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Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II [CR1]

Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II [CR1]

We’ve had more mentions of the telephoto lens to be announced with the EOS 7D Mark II on September 5, 2014. We’re told it is indeed the replacement to the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS. This is something we’ve heard a lot about over the years, but it has to come true some day, right? (memories of the 24-70 f/2.8 replacement)

EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Specs

  • Rotating zoom ring
  • New IS system
  • Lighter weight than predecessor
  • 82mm filter thread
  • New coating
  • $2399 USD

This comes from what appears to be a new source, we should know more soon.

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The Next “L” Lens Announcement Will be the… [CR2]

The Next “L” Lens Announcement Will be the… [CR2]

We’re told that the next “L” lens Canon announces will likely be the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS replacement. The odds are still on it being announced around the time of the EOS 7D replacement, which we hear is for Photokina, so I we expect an announcement some time in August of this year.

All we’ve heard about the lens is that it will not be push/pull zoom and will be quite a bit more expensive than the current and aging version.

One day this lens will be announced…….

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More Wide Angle Lens Speculation [CR1]

More Wide Angle Lens Speculation [CR1]

We’re told that there are two wide angle zoom lenses coming from Canon. One we’re told would be an 11-24 f/4, though it wasn’t mentioned whether or not this would be a full frame or APS-C only lens. Though the source did say the lens would be expensive, which leads me to believe it would be full frame compatible. The same source also says a new 16-35 f/4 wide angle with IS is also on tap and would be quite pricey. However, if they perform in the corners, people will pay nearly anything for a great wide angle Canon offering. I do find it a  bit odd that neither of the mentioned lenses are f/2.8, but perhaps that’s coming down the road.

There was another mention of a new Canon 100-400 being priced in the $3000 range also coming.

This info is not coming from known sources, so treat it accordingly. More to come…

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When Does the Year of the Lens Start?

When Does the Year of the Lens Start?

We were told at the end of 2013 that this year would turn out to be the “year of the lens”. We’re 5 months in and nothing has come to fruition yet. We’re still being told that this is the case, but nothing is coming until the second half of 2014, which is nearly upon us.

I do not recall a time when things were this quiet in the rumor world for Canon and new products. We do know that PowerShot announcements are coming relatively soon, most likely in May to prepare for the spring and summer buying season. The replacement of the SX50 IS will be the top end camera announced, although we have heard that a G17 is coming as well.

We get the odd bit of talk that the new EF 100-400 is being tested in Asia and it has also been suggested that this lens will be on testing stage for the World Cup in Brazil in June. Although, we’re hoping it’s announced and publicly tested on soccer’s (football’s) greatest stage. I would also assume that new bodies will be tested in Brazil, especially the follow-up to the EOS 7D. With Nikon announcing the replacement to the D300s some time soon with the new D9300, Canon will surely be doing the same thing in the prosumer APS-C segment.

For now, not much is being said and we’re hoping that changes very soon.

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Image of the New 100-400?

*UPDATE 2*
Another suggestion from a man who knows everything about lenses.  He thinks it’s a “28-300 with filter barrel removed”.

*UPDATE*
It seems most people think it’s the Sony 70-200, though the body does look like a Canon.

I’m not sure
Below is an image posted on the Google Plus account of Peter Norvig. In the low resolution image, a lens that I don’t recognize is being used. I have compared it to the 28-300L, 100-400L and 70-200L and it doesn’t match up with any of them.

Says Peter
“For Canon fans, you might find this exciting. A photographer was using this lens. I assert that the black stripes of the focus and zoom rings are the wrong width and placement to be either the 70-200 or the 100-400; therefore I speculate this is a prototype of the long-rumored 100-400 II.”

What do you guys and gals think?

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Source: Peter Norvig G+ thanks to John

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Patent: EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS

Patent: EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS

Another patent
This is probably the third separate patent I have seen for an EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS over the last 24 months. A zoom ring version does exist in the wild. We’re told the push/pull is finished and we’ll get a properly sealed 100-400. The cost will be north of $2500 USD and we could finally see it announced before the end of the year. Also appearing in the patent is a 70-300.

The breakdown below is Google translated

  • Patent Publication No. 2013-105053
    • Publication date 2013.5.30
    • Filing date 2011.11.15
  • Example 1
    • Zoom ratio 4.01
    • Focal length f = 72.48-135.49-290.86mm
    • Fno. 4.58-4.94-5.85
    • Half angle ω = 16.62-9.07-4.25 °
    • Image height Y = 21.64mm
    • 143.42-175.48-201.87mm overall length of the lens
    • BF 39.98mm
  • Example 3
    • Zoom ratio 3.75
    • Focal length f = 104.16-166.66-391.00mm
    • Fno. 4.60-5.20-5.80
    • Half angle ω = 11.73-7.40-3.17 °
    • Image height Y = 21.64mm
    • 221.48-252.31-300.68mm overall length of the lens
    • BF 70.65-87.69-113.37mm
  • Canon patent
    • I want to put in the first group the anomalous dispersion optical element
    • It is possible correction and lateral chromatic axial chromatic aberration, but spherical aberration of color and field curvature occurs
    • By optimizing the placement, the correction and field curvature, the spherical aberration of the color of g-line

Source: [EG]

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