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More confirmations of a big megapixel body for PhotoPlus
I have received more confirmations that the current plan is to showcase a new 46.1mp Canon EOS 3D at PhotoPlus in New York City in October. Along with the camera body, an official announcement for the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x will be made.
It’s also suggested that 2 other lenses could be appearing for PhotoPlus, though those details have yet to be finalized.
Last year for PhotoPlus, Canon announced the EOS-1D X. It is a show Canon has been known to make a splash with.
Canon will be announcing their Photokina products on September 17, 2012. We’ll be around to cover the new gear that will get announced.
What to expect
- Canon EOS 6D
- Canon PowerShot G15
- Canon PowerShot S110
- Canon Pixma Pro-10
- Canon Pixma Pro-100
- Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x (Finally Announced?)
There has been very little mention of new EOS lenses, though we do expect some before the end of 2012.
I’m told it’s possible we’ll see an “in development” announcement sometime in 2012 for a large megapixel DSLR from Canon. I have heard both 39mp and 46mp prototype(s) are out in the field.
In development announcements seem to be getting more popular with Canon and their high end products. As we’ve seen from the EOS-1D C and EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4X, it seems to allow them a lot of latitude in testing and helps with public relations. It also stops sites like this speculating on arrival of new products. :)
What’s coming in August?
Some information came today explaining what will be coming from Canon in the month of August. Currently it sounds like 3 different announcement dates for various Canon imaging products.
We’re told that we should see new ImagePROGRAF printers sometime very soon, possibly next week.
New PowerShot cameras at the end of August is almost a given. I am told we’ll get a true replacement to the G12. The G1X was never really meant to replace the lower end cousin. I am also told we’ll see a small camera with an f/1.9 lens. There was no mention of specifications for either camera.
I also expect a new superzoom or two for the PowerShot lineup.
I find this a bit unlikely, but it was also mentioned we’ll see a second EOS-M camera announced in the fall, probably not before Photokina though. It would be the “pro” model. I’m confident one is coming, I’m just not sure it’s coming that soon.
A new wide angle zoom lens
A new wide angle zoom for EF should be announced before Photokina in September. Could it be the long awaited EF 14-24?
EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
There are tons of these lenses in London currently, I expect an announcement this fall and pretty fast availability.
The 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4X
Lots of the new Canon 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x lenses on loan at the London games. I’ve spoken to a few photographers that have used it and I have yet to hear a single negative comment. That could change once they hear the price when it comes time to buy one. :)
I’ve heard the same stuff we hear about the new super telephoto lenses. It’s fast, light, well balanced and pretty creative in its design with the 1.4x teleconverter built in.
The Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x in action. – Click for larger
Where did all the lenses go?
So you can’t find any big white lenses in your local photo store? That’s because Canon is hoarding them all for themselves, the proof is below! This view kind of reminds me of LensRentals.com.
All our lenses in one place! | From Canon France | Click for Larger
When’s it coming?
The Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x was mentioned as an in development product by Canon back in February, 2011. A lot of us expected an official product announcement sometime in the following 6 months, however that hasn’t happened. The perceived delay is probably due to Canon wanting to get the new 500 & 600 super telephotos into the hands of photographers first. Shipments have started in small numbers, and stock levels should improve in the coming months.
I have been told that an official announcement has been delayed a few times, however we may see it finally announced in June, 2012. There is also a possibility of it not being announced until the pre-Photokina announcements in August or September. You can “almost guarantee” it won’t be announced after Photokina I’m told.
Availability? I would expect late 2012 or early 2013. The price I have heard for this lens will be in the are of $10,999 USD.
Official announcement soon.
I’m told we’re going to see an official announcement for the Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x lens soon. I’m told once production (availability in May) of the EF 500 f/4L IS II & EF 600 f/4L IS II are going strong, the new zoom will be officially announced. Expect stock to arrive fairly quickly after the announcement.
Expected retail price is around $11,000 USD.
EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
I’m still hearing a release date of April 17, 2012 for the new version of a classic. Everything I have been told about this lens has been unbelievably positive. I’ve heard “best zoom Canon has ever made”, “fastest focusing” & “unbelievably sharp” on numerous occasions.
Preorder the Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II at B&H & Adorama for $2299.
EF 24 f/2.8 IS & EF 28 f/2.8 IS
Both are still slated for the end of June.
New Lenses Coming
The announcement dates for the following lenses haven’t been confirmed. However, they will be coming sooner rather than later.
EF-S 18-135 II
This lens will have a silent autofocus motor geared to video. It will arrive with the new Rebel T4i. This has shown up in a US retailer inventory system. No price for the kit with the T4i.
EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4X
This highly anticipated lens will be officially announced shortly. The price will most likely be $10,999 USD.
EF 40 f/2.8 Pancake
I think it’ll be EF, but a 40 f/2.8 Pancake lens is coming. Expect it to be announced either with the 5D or shortly after.
Canon has sent out notice that the new EF 500 f/4L IS II and EF 600 f/4L IS II have been delayed beyond the previous December 2011 ship date. Expect the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x, which hasn’t been officially announced yet to be delayed well into 2012.