*UPDATE*
I updated some confusing English on my part. :)

Patents, Patents, Patents!
We have 3 confirmed lens patents from Canon. I am not a pro at reading and understanding patents 100%. If a focal length or other information shows the below isn't true, please let me know.

14-24 f/2.8L

Canon 14-24 f/2.8L Patent Diagram
Canon 14-24 f/2.8L Patent Diagram

Read the Patent: http://www.google.com/patents/about?id=lbTIAAAAEBAJ

60mm f/2.8 IS Macro

EF-S(?) 60 f/2.8 IS Macro
EF-S(?) 60 f/2.8 IS Macro

Read The Patent: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2009/0251589.html

70-200 f/2.8L IS II

70-200 f/2.8L IS II
70-200 f/2.8L IS II

Read The Patent: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2009/0296231.html

CR's Take
That's all that seems to be out there right now. I've reported on facebook before that there would be a new lens coming that isn't a replacement to anything currently in the lineup. I'm going to assume that will be the 14-24.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and please don't take it as fact. There's an obvious lens that would complete the trifecta of new zooms.

EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS II

Still searching for a patent. It would be nice to see all 3 launched at once. Canon's recent history seems to show they max out at launching 2 L's at a time. Correct me if I'm wrong.

2010 may be a good year for Canon zoom fans.

cr

63 Comments

  1. These are patents!
    They refer to zoom lenses!
    Could be any one!

    How did you come to the conclusions about the 70-200 for example!!! Where is it mentioned?

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