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Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III Announcement Moved Closer to Photokina?

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III Announcement Moved Closer to Photokina?

By Canon Rumors | June 20, 2016 | Canon Lens Rumors

We’re told that the announcement for the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III has been moved closer to Photokina in September, and delivery along with it. That puts 3 lenses in the mix for announcement at Photokina, the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II and EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II. We also expect to see the EOS 5D Mark IV announced.

Delays with lens launches happen a lot, as production is always challenging. For example, the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II was set for a Photokina announcement, but ended up being delayed a couple of months and was announced in November of that year. The EF 11-24mm f/4L was delayed by about 6 months, as marketing material was already out, but announcement was held back for production reasons.

If anything else changes, we’ll let you know.

Patent: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 DO

Patent: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 DO

By Canon Rumors | June 20, 2016 | Canon Patents

A patent showing another optical formula for a diffractive optics lens has appeared, this time in the form of a 70-200mm f/2.8 DO. Most of the patent seems to talk about this lens for video applications.

Patent Publication No. 2016-80877

  • Published 2016.5.16
  • Filing date 2014.10.17
  • Zoom ratio 2.69
  • Focal length 72.15 134.00 193.98
  • F-number 2.91 2.91 2.91
  • Angle of view 16.69 9.17 6.36
  • Image height 21.64
  • The total lens length 223.50 223.50 223.50
  • BF 45.35 45.35 45.35

We expect to see new Cinema EOS announcements for IBC in September, including the Cinema EOS C700.

Patent: Canon EF 11mm f/4 Optical Formula

Patent: Canon EF 11mm f/4 Optical Formula

By Canon Rumors | June 17, 2016 | Canon Patents

A patent showing an optical formula for an EF 11mm f/4 has appeared, and we think it was likely part of the EF 11-24 f/4L development.

Patent Publication No. 2016-81005 (Google Translated)

  • Published 2016.5.16
  • Filing date 2014.10.22
  • Focal length 11.33 11.47
  • F-number 4.11 4.12
  • Half angle of 62.36 62.08
  • Image height 21.64 21.64
  • Overall length of the lens 109.13 109.12
  • BF 38.90 38.40

I don’t think we’re going to see such a lens from Canon.

Patent: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II

Patent: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II

By Canon Rumors | June 15, 2016 | Canon Patents

A patent that is likely part of the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II development has appeared over at Egami. We expect to see this lens announced alongside the EOS 5D Mark IV in August of this year.

Patent Publication No. 2016-71283

  • Published 2016.5.9
  • Filing date 2014.10.1
  • Zoom ratio 4.13
  • Focal length 24.70 32.04 102.11
  • F-number 4.10
  • Half angle of view (degrees) 41.22 34.03 11.96
  • Image height 21.64
  • The total lens length 148.96 152.86 207.64
  • BF 35.80 36.22 53.51
Review – Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake

Review – Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake

By Canon Rumors | June 15, 2016 | Canon Reviews

Dustin has completed our review of the very affordable Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens for Canon APS-C DSLRs.

Judging by the sales numbers for certain APS-C camera bodies from Canon, there are still a lot of crop sensor shooters out there, which is a great thing. The EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM is a lens all APS-C Canon shooters should have, and at just $149, it’s an absolute steal.

Dustin’s observations:

It is rare that I refer to a lens as a “must own”, but I see no reason for a person that shoots crop sensor bodies (Rebel Series, xxxD, xxD, or 7D/7DII) to not own this lens. This is perhaps even truer if you own Canon’s diminutive SL1 body. The Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM has it all. Extremely compact size, a fairly large maximum aperture of f/2.8, great sharpness at all aperture values, fast focus, and a great, highly useful maximum magnification value of .27x. The bokeh is pretty nice (if a bit busy in some situations), distortion and chromatic aberrations fairly well controlled, and even the flare resistance is quite good. Read the full review

I use this lens quite a bit on my EOS 80D, which is a great combination of size and performance.

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM: B&H Photo | Amazon

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