Canon Rumors reports that Canon
has plans to introduce new EF-S lenses in the first couple of quarters of 2013. There will be a new push on the crop segment of the EOS lineup and new lenses are going to be a part of that revival. A few lenses are mentioned as highly probable and will appear alongside a new “pro” APS-C camera, currently expected to be the EOS 7D Mark II.
The rumored lenses are:
- An EF-S zoom fisheye
- A macro lens with IS
- Replacement for the EF-S 10-22mm
- Replacement for the EF-S 18-200mm IS that will have an STM focus motor and be longer at the telephoto end
- Replacement for the EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS
Moreover, delays in lens production are named, caused by new manufacturing technologies introduced by Canon in their factories.
Finally, the EOS 7D Mark II rumor got another mention, and the Rebel T3/EOS 1100D and the EOS 60D are said to get discontinued (see the rumor we posted a few weeks ago) with no imminent replacement planed.