Photokina is just over a month away, and Canon’s announcement plans haven’t exactly come into focus yet. There are the obvious products enthusiasts want Canon to announce, and then there is the reality.
Below is the gear we know for certain Canon is going to announce ahead of the September tradeshow.
We’ve got at least 3 lenses coming.
I think it would be strange if Canon didn’t announce a high volume lens. Most of us would like to see a new 50mm lens, but I sadly can’t say that one is coming.
Canon has previously waited until after Photokina to announce a high volume lens like they did with the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II, as that lens came in November following Photokina in September of 2014.
What about DSLR camera bodies?
We’re told that Canon will not announce another DSLR in 2018. That means no EOS 90D, no EOS 7D Mark III and no replacement for either EOS 5DS series cameras is coming this year.
What about mirrorless?
While an EOS M5 Mark II is possible, we’ve received no information that we’d consider reliable about this camera being announced in the near-term.
As for a full frame mirrorless, we believe Nikon will get the hype for Photokina and Canon will wait until 2019 to make an official announcement. For the moment, I think all we can hope for is a development announcement.