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Here are the results from our “Best of 2017 from Canon” poll from last week. Canon didn’t do too much to surprise us, and the results seem to reflect that.
While the products in 2017 were pretty good, especially on the lens side of things, we still feel a bit of excitement is needed from the largest maker of photography equipment on earth.
Without further ado, the results chosen by you.
Your Favourite New Canon Camera of 2017
- First Place: Canon EOS 6D Mark II 46.6%
CR’s take: No real surprise here, a lot of people were looking forward to the EOS 6D Mark II and for a long time. It’s a good DSLR body and will give great results for those that get one.
On the negative side, most of us felt that the image quality didn’t see a big enough boost (if at all), and missing a 2nd SD card slot was hard to overlook.
However, we welcomed the articulating screen, 45 AF points (even if the spread could be better) and ergonomics of the camera.
Your Favourite New Canon Lens of 2017
- First Place: Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM 72.7%
CR’s take: 2017 wasn’t a big year for new lenses from Canon, but they did hit on the niche lens wishlist of a lot of people. It should be no surprise that a fast portrait L lens with IS came out on top by a large margin. The EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM seems to hit the right pricepoint, provides stellar results and first perfectly between the EF 85mm f/1.2L USM II and EF 85 f/1.8 USM.
The new tilt-shift lens have also been met with excitement from a small percentage of photographers that need these sorts of lenses. The three new TS-E lenses give Canon the widest range of professional tilt-shift lenses on the market.
We’re hoping for more fireworks from Canon in 2018 as far as lenses go.
Your Biggest Wish From Canon in 2018
- First Place: Canon EOS Full Frame Mirrorless 31.1%
CR’s take: The elephant in the room will remain a full frame mirrorless option from Canon until it happens. Canon has proven they can make great mirrorless APS-C cameras with the EOS M5 and EOS M6, but we all want to see an answer to Sony’s full frame prosumer and professional cameras. I’m told by a lot of people that wish for such a camera, that a native EF mount is a must, which is something I agree with and I think Canon does too.
I don’t know if we’ll see one in 2018, but it has to come at some point and the second we hear anything about it, we’ll let you know.
- Runner-up: Canon EOS 7D Mark III 13.5%
- Third Place: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R Mark II 11.9%
So there you have it, 2017 is all wrapped up and we await the gear goodies of 2018. First up will be a couple of new PowerShot G series cameras, the EOS M50 and new entry level rebels. We expect to see the first announcements ahead of CES in early January.