Canon Lens Rumors

Canon Roadmap – Lenses

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With camera predictions out of the way, what about lenses?

Canon over the last year has addressed the entry level market with the 18-55 IS and 55-250 IS. They've addressed needs in the highend marketplace with the 200 f/2L and 800 f/5.6L. What about the prosumer market?

I can see 3 new lenses coming in the fall.

The first, and I think a gimme.

EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
I can see this lens getting IS to compete with Sony's new version and to one up Nikon. **I incorrectly posted Nikon had a VR version, I was mistaken.**

EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
I see an optics update and a better IS system. Some would prefer to see the push/pull design gone.

EF-S 17-85 f/4-5.6 IS II
The current version of this lens is mediocre to a lot of folks. Heck even DPR gave it a bad review. Canon needs to update this lens optically and perhaps add a 2 mode IS system to it. It could also do with a build quality upgrade.

Others that people will talk about until they AREN'T announced.

EF-S 17-200 f/4-5.6 IS
I don't think Canon will do this lens for a few reasons. It'll eat sales of their wide range of telephoto zooms, and because I think they'll be releasing 2 new FF cameras. I can't see them attacking the EF-S market with a lens that will retail around $700-$800.

EF 17-40 f/4 IS II
Some would love this lens with IS and improved corner sharpness on FF bodies. I'm one of those people. However, the 16-35 II didn't get IS.. I can't see this one getting it.

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