Canon to Finally Announce a 50mm f/1.4 Replacement Soon? [CR1]

Canon to Finally Announce a 50mm f/1.4 Replacement Soon? [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | April 17, 2016 | Canon Lens Rumors

“Soon” is always a relative term and we’re now not expecting such a lens to be announced in 2016.


We’re told that Canon will announce a replacement to the EF 50mm f/1.4 “soon”. This is an oft rumored lens for replacement and there’s no doubt there has been ongoing development for such a lens.

We’re told that the replacement for the EF 50mm f/1.4 will not have IS, will still be f/1.4, and have ring type USM, instead of the new macro USM we’ve seen in the new EF-S 18-135 IS.

Take this with a grain of salt for the time being, as it comes from an unknown source. If we can confirm or deny this information from a known source, we’ll update this post.

The NAB 2016 LiveBlog from Las Vegas

The NAB 2016 LiveBlog from Las Vegas

By Canon Rumors | April 15, 2016 | Cinema EOS News

I’m heading off to Las Vegas this weekend for NAB 2016. Canon Rumors will be taking part in a multi-site liveblog, showing you all the great new gear that will (hopefully) be available in 2016.

We’ll obviously be covering Canon, but we’ll also be bringing you information from all of the other great vendors that will be attending the show. I hope to get some of these nice people to our readers free stuff. Be sure to sign-up for our newsletter on the right hand side of the site for more information about the coming giveaways.

Thanks to Mitch at Planet5D for organizing the liveblog once again.

Patent: Canon EF-M 16-80mm f/2-6 for APS-C

Patent: Canon EF-M 16-80mm f/2-6 for APS-C

By Canon Rumors | April 15, 2016 | Canon Patents

A patent for a new EF-M lens has appeared. We’ve been told that there will be 3-5 new lenses coming for the EF-M mount in 2016 and at least one will be a new kit lens. This patent is for an APS-C sized sensor and the optical formula is for an EF-M 16-80mm f/2-6. This concept definitely fits what would be considered a kit lens.

Patent Publication No. 2016-51137 (Google Translated)

  • Published 2016.4.11
  • Filing date 2014.9.2
  • Zoom ratio 4.71
  • Focal length 16.09 41.83 75.78
  • F-number 2.07 5.15 6.00
  • Half angle of view (degrees) 36.26 18.01 10.17
  • Image height 11.80 13.60 13.60
  • The total lens length 100.68 110.04 120.89
  • BF 15.19 27.94 26.84

I suspect we’ll be seeing a lot more patents for upcoming EOS M products.

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Talk & Updated Roadmap [CR2]

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Talk & Updated Roadmap [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | April 15, 2016 | Canon DSLR Rumors

The EOS 6D has been hugely successful and a lot of people are looking forward to its replacement. The good news is, there will be a replacement, the bad news is, it likely won’t come to market until the first half of 2017.

With the EOS 5D Mark IV launching in August for a September/October release, there wont be enough time to launch an EOS 6D Mark II in 2016. It was never a likely scenario that both cameras would launch around the same time. The EOS 5D Mark IV deserves the spotlight.

The only other ILC camera we think will be coming in 2016, will be a new mirrorless camera from Canon. The EOS M4 may be announced, but I don’t see it coming to market until 2017 as well.

We have been told by an unconfirmed source that the EOS 6D Mark II will sport the same resolution as the EOS 5D Mark IV, which is being reported at 24mp. We’ve also been told that it’s possible that the EOS 6D Mark II will not get DPAF, but I’d take that with a grain of salt, as it’s still too early to be sure about final specifications.

So this is our updated roadmap for new Canon DSLR/Mirroress cameras.

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV: announcement in August 2016, Release in September/October.
  • Canon EOS M (High end model): announcement in October 2016, Release in November/December.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II: announcement in February 2017, release in March/April.
  • Canon EOS M4: announcement in February 2017, release in March/April

We have no information that suggests we’re going to see an EOS Rebel SL2 anytime soon, if at all.

Review – Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG Art

Review – Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG Art

By Canon Rumors | April 14, 2016 | Canon Reviews

Dustin has completed the Canon Rumors reviews of the Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG Art. This is the widest f/1.4 prime you can get for your full frame DSLR and will likely give you a unique perspective for your work.

Dustin found this lens to be a mixed bag in a lot of ways. As we’ve come to expect from Sigma’s ART series primes, the optical performance is very good, with a few shortcomings, but the size and lack of weather sealing (again) may detract a lot of photographers from buying this unique lens from Sigma.

If you need great low light performance in a wide angle lens for events or wedding work, it is hard to think of a better alternative. The resolution from the lens is fantastic. The price relative to the build quality and performance is strong, but at the same time I think that Sigma stuck a little too closely to its ART formula for this lens. Yes, it is now the class leader in maximum aperture value at 20mm, but at the cost of being the largest lens in the segment and the only one without the ability to use traditional filters. You can debate about the value of weather sealing, but the reality is that the lack of it will probably send a lot of photographers elsewhere. I also think that Sigma missed the boat by not working harder at controlling coma – they would have sold many of these lenses to astrophotographers. Read the full review

This is definitely a unique lens, and will likely make a niche market of photographers quite happy.

Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG Art: B&H Photo | Amazon

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