Canon developing a new “L”-grade telephoto lens (200-600mm)?

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We got word Canon is working on a new “L”-grade telephoto lens. The new telephoto lens may be something in the 200-600mm range, with apertures not wider than f/4 nd likely not constant over the zoom range.

Canon has many powerful telephoto lenses in the “L” range of their offering, such as the amazing EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS, my favorite travel zoom, or the more far reaching and also heavier EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II, a favorite among wildlife photographer who can not afford or do not want to carry aroud the much heavier telephoto primes from Canon.

An EF 200-600mm lens would be handy for Canon. Sigma and Tamron are already offering lenses in this segment, for instance the popular Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports or the Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, both more affordable than comprable Canon offerings.

Canon actively working on an EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS lens?

EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II

This was murmured in the past, and got a new mention those days.

Rumor has it that Canon is developing an EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS lens. Apparently, Canon was already working on this lens and produced some prototypes when the company was developing the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM. The lens was not released so far, according to the rumor, because Canon deemed it to be too large and too heavy. Before releasing this lens, Canon will eventually work on reducing size and weight.

That’s all. No suggested announcement date nor specifications.

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Canon Cinema EOS C200 to be announced next month, featuring 4K? [CW2]

Canon Cinema EOS C200 To Be Announced Next Month, Featuring 4K? [CW2]

Is Canon going to announce the Canon Cinema EOS C200 next month? That’s what a new rumor suggests.

The Canon Cinema EOS C200 may also feature 4K video. No specifications so far. It’s not clear if the EOS C200 will replace the EOS C100, or not. We heard about an EOS C100 replacement last year, and it was suggested it may have 4K.

I’m a bit puzzled by this rumor. First. I wonder why the EOS C200 wasn’t announced at NAB, which would have been the right stage for this camera announcement. Second, the EOS 6D Mark II may be announced in JulyI’m not sure Canon is going to announce to major camera upgrades one after the other in such a short time frame.

Stay tuned.

Canon EOS 6D Mark II announcement in July 2017 rumored again [CW2]


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A new rumor surfaced on the web. It’s (again) suggested the Canon EOS 6D Mark II may be announced in July 2017, and ship in August 2017.

So far we do not have reliable rumors, neither for the specifications nor for the announcement. Summer or Fall are now the most suggested announcement dates after almost a year of shifted announcement dates.

All the EOS 6D Mark II specifications floating around on the web have been leaked first here on Canon Watch.

Please note that there have been rumors in the past suggesting Canon may not announce the EOS 6D Mark II but a mirrorless full-frame camera instead (most recent rumor). I hope there will be an EOS 6D Mark II, since the EOS 6D was a great DSLR. However, the EOS 6D Mark II is long overdue, and a full-frame mirrorless with EF mount as replacement is more likely than most people thinks.

If a July announcement is real then we will soon have some specs and maybe even one or two leaked pictures. As much as I hope the EOS 6D Mark II will be announced, and be announced soon, I do not entirely believe in a July announcement. We are just to close to July and still there is absolutely nothing that leaked about the EOS 6D Mark II. That’s a bit weird for a camera supposed to be announced in two months.

All EOS 6D Mark II rumors are here. Stay tuned!