A new rumor surfaced, again suggesting Canon will get serious about the EOS M system… next year.
It’s not the first time that rumors suggest a break-through EOS M camera. in 2014 we were told that Canon would take the EOS M system seriously in 2015. Though the EOS M3 appears to be a good attempt (waiting for mine to be delivered), it’s still not convincing anyone Canon is taking it seriously. It’s true that you can virtually use any EF or EF-S lens with the adapter, but having only four native lenses isn’t a sign of great commitment to the cause.
Canon filed a patent for a EF-S 100-300mm f/4-5.6 image-stabilised zoom. According to the patent, the lens will fit APS-C DSLRs. As usual with patents you can never be sure the described product will hit the market. If it does, this could be a new budget zoom lens.
- Patent Publication No. 2015-138178
- Published 2015.7.30
- Filing date 2014.1.23
- Example 1
- Focal length 102.00 195.50 291.20mm
- F number 4.16 5.14 5.88
- Half angle of 7.63 4.00 2.69 °
- Positive and negative positive and negative four-group zoom
- Anti-vibration (part of the second group)
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