The Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L Is Coming Soon (most probably)

EF 11-24 f/4L

More or less 2 weeks ago the image above showed up on, disappeared shortly after, and was spotted and shared by digicame-info.

It appears, at least I have been told so, that the lens is real and should soon be announced. This comes from a source that was _not_ always right in the past, so take it with a grain of salt. However, a lot points to the fact that we have a serious rumor here. First and foremost, the pic looks truly authentic and not photoshopped. Second, there is a patent for a 11-24mm f/4 lens that surfaced some time ago (January 2014). Third, I have this source insisting that it will be announced soon :-) In one word: the picture of the lens appears to have been a real leak, for whatever reason.

To some degree all this copes well with a long running rumor suggesting that Canon may eventually announce an eagerly awaited (and much rumored) high resolution DSLR. Recently, even Canon itself mentioned the development of a high resolution sensor in an interview with Mr. Masaya Maeda, Managing Director and Chief Executive, Image Communication Products Operations at Canon. The EF 11-24mm f/4L could be announced together with this high res camera. While I still have some doubts about the high res camera, I think the 11-24mm has a very good chance to be real.

Stay tuned. Your comments and thoughts are welcome, let me know in the comment section.

Weird Rumor: Next Rebel T6i/750D With EVF?

A rather weird rumor surfaced on the web. It’s suggested that the next Rebel (i.e. T6i/EOS 750D) may feature an EVF (electronic viewfinder). Moreover, this new DSLR is said to feature the same sensor as the EOS 70D and a DIGIC 6 processor. The announcement is expected for Q2 2015.

What do you think? I can’t really believe an EVF makes sense, at least not on a “classic” DSLR. The 70D sensor and DIGIC 6 sound both plausible, if not logic. It’s common practice by Canon to mount features of higher models in more affordable cameras after a year or so. If someone can help me understand the usefulness of an EVF on a DSLR, I would be glad :-)

Maybe the next Canon Rebels will be mirrorless? Or have a translucent mirror like Sony’s SLT cameras?

[via NL]

Hot: Canon Powershot G1 X w/ Accessories – $549


B&H Photo is selling the Canon Powershot G1 X for $549 (click here) instead of $649. You get $100 instant rebate, and the following bonus items: a 16GB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I U3 SDHC card and a Lowepro camera bag. Shipping is free in the US.

Core specs:

  • 14.3MP 1.5″ CMOS Sensor
  • 3.0″ Vari-Angle LCD Screen
  • 28mm Wide Lens with 4x Optical Zoom
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • Hybrid Image Stabilizer
  • Optical Viewfinder
  • Up to 12,800 ISO
  • 1080p Full HD Video
  • High Dynamic Range Scene Mode
  • Manual & Numerous Other Shooting Modes


Another Round Of EOS 7D Mark II Sample Pics

Image courtesy: Digital Life Innovator

Shot with the EOS 7D Mark II (image courtesy: Digital Life Innovator)

Digital Life Innovator (translated) posted a set of sample pics shot with Canon’s new EOS 7D Mark II (a pre-production model I guess).

Have a look and do not miss the picture series that test the 7D Mark II’s high-performance AF (you’ll spot them easily).

The EOS 7D Mark II is available for pre-order. If you make your order thru the links after the break you help Canon Watch without having to spend a cent (I get a small commission).


Interview With Canon About EOS 7D Mark II Development

EOS 7D Mark II posted a long interview with Canon about the development of the EOS 7D Mark II. Unfortunately (for us) the interview is in Japanese and the only way to access it is via machine translation. From the interview:

What is the difference between the EOS 70D and the EOS 7D Mark II sensor?

[…] in order to improve the high-sensitivity characteristics, we have adopted a new process in the semiconductor manufacturing process.

You can pre-order the EOS 7D Mark II and in that way help Canon Watch without paying a penny more. All pre-order links after the break.