What to expect to be announced by Canon before Photokina 2016 (EOS 5D Mark IV and more)

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It’s not just about the EOS 5D Mark IV. We are getting closer to the most important Canon announcement of the year so I thought it would be a good idea to sum up what we can expect Canon to announce. I give different ratings. The most likely date for EOS 5D Mark IV and other announcements is August 25 or August 26.

Announcements set for the end of August:

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (all rumors). Likely the most anticipated DSLR of the year and still no reliable specs. Will it have 24MP or 28MP? First EOS 5D Mark IV product page already showed up – [CW5]

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS Mark II. Said to be the new kit lens for the EOS 5D Mark IV. Still no specifications. Product page showed up on the Internet – [CW5]

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III. This lens too will be announced soon. A product page showed up. No specs – [CW5]

Canon W-E1 WiFi adapter. This has just leaked a few days ago. Canon will enter the market with their own WiFi adapter for SD card slots – [CW5]

Announcements that are less likely:

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM. Not sure what to think about this. There have been rumors about a replacement for the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS but I always thought the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS was the lens that replaced the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS – [CW3]

A prosumer Canon EOS M body. This is becoming the white unicorn. No reliable information, just speculation and a lot of wishful thinking. Let’s give it a [CW3]

New EF-M lenses for the EOS M system. There are patents, and rumors. We also have reason to believe that Canon started to take their EOS M system seriously. There will be more EF-M lenses, I am just not sure if we will see those lenses in 2016 – [CW3]

It’s barely 3 weeks until the day we expect Canon to make their announcements. Stay tuned, we will soon know some specifications.

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM Mark II product page at DigitalRev

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After the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV product page, also the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0 L IS USM Mark II page went online at retailer DigitalRev, although both are without specs nor pictures.

An announcement at the end of August 2016 for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM Mark II appears to be pretty sure 🙂

This Canon lens mug stirs your coffee for you

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Self-stirring lens mug

Lens mugs are nothing new and can be bought for a few dollars. However, this Canon 24-105mm F4 lens mug adds something new to the game: it stirs your drinks, as you can see in the video below. It’s surprising how much the lens mug looks like the original EF 24-105mm F4L IS lens.

The self-stirring EF 24-105mm F4L IS lens mug is available for around $13 at Amazon.

[via PetaPixel]

Is this the patent for the next EF 24-105mm F4L IS lens?

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A few weeks ago a rumor suggested that Canon may announce a new EF 24-105mm F4L IS lens along with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. Both are expected to be announced in August, ready for Photokina 2016.

This may easily be the pertinent patent for the new EF 24-105mm F4L IS Mark II.

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-71283
    • Published 2016.5.9
    • Filing date 2014.10.1
  • Example
    • Zoom ratio 4.13
    • Focal length 24.70 32.04 102.11
    • F-number 4.10
    • Half angle of view (degrees) 41.22 34.03 11.96
    • Image height 21.64
    • The total lens length 148.96 152.86 207.64
    • BF 35.80 36.22 53.51
[via Egami]

Canon EOS 5D Mark III with EF 24-105mm F4L IS deal – $2,499 (reg. $3,099)

Canon EOS 5D Mark III With EF 24-105mm F4L IS Deal – $2,499 (reg. $3,099)

Canon EOS 5D Mark III at a glance:

  • 22.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Includes Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L Lens
  • 3.2″ Clear View High Resolution LCD
  • DIGIC 5+ Image Processo
  • 61-Point High Density AF
  • Full HD 1080/30p and 720/60p Formats
  • Built-In HDR and Multiple Exposure Modes
  • Extended ISO Range (50-102400)
  • Dual CF and SD Memory Card Slots
  • Durable Magnesium-Alloy Construction

Top Rated Plus seller Electronics Valley on eBay (99.6% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III with the EF 24-105mm F4L Is lens on sale at $2,499. Compare at $3,099. Free shipping in the US. Please note: this is an import model, 1 year US seller warranty applies.