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December 27, 2013
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Canon Rumor: New EF 400mm IS on the Way?

Canon Rumor

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It appears that stocks for the EF 400mm f/5.6L USM are getting low in some regions, and promptly there is a rumor suggesting a new EF 400mm f/5.6 with image stabilisation may be on its way. There had previous rumours that 2014 could be a “year of the lenses” for Canon, with lot of glass set to come. We haven’t heard anything about a possible successor of the EF 400mm, but then: the EF 400mm was released in 1993 so a makeover has some plausibility. As usual take it with a grain of salt and keep in mind that only time will tell.

[via NL]

October 30, 2013
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More Sigma “Sport” Lenses Coming in 2014

Sigma "Sport" Lenses

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
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It appears that Sigma will enjoy us with more lenses based on their new technology. Various lenses that will be part of the “Sport” line-up may be announced. The rumor fits with the rumored list of next Sigma lenses we posted aome time ago.

The rumor has word that Sigma will announce first a 300mm f/2.8 OS and a 400mm f/2.8 OS lens. These lenses may be undergone field-testing during the Winter Olympic Games. The other lenses Sigma is said to work on are a 500mm and a 800mm lens.

I can just hope Sigma will again be able to pack all the engineering wizardry they put into the awesome 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM and 35mm f1.4 DG lenses.

[via CR]

December 19, 2012
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Rumor: A Bunch Of 400mm Lenses To Be Announced In 2013?

This Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Autofocus Lens

That's what Canon Rumors has been told, that we can expect up to four new lenses in the 400mm range. Quoting:

Below are lenses that are apparently in prototype form and are on tap to be announced in 2013.

    • EF 400 f/5.6L IS (Highly desired)
    • EF 400 f/4L IS (Not DO)
    • EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS (Not push-pull & patents exists)
    • EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x (Long known about)

[via CR]

 

September 26, 2012
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Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Field Review And Test

EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM settings. Image courtesy of Digital Photography School

This is a good and instructive review of the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM ($11,500, click here) by Digital Photography School. Let me first list the specifications of the lens:

  • L-Series Optics
  • Optical Image Stabilization – 3 Modes
  • Fast Ultra-Sonic Motor (USM) Autofocus
  • Full-time Manual Focusing Functionality
  • High-speed CPU
  • Autofocus Stop Feature
  • Dust and Water Resistant
  • Fluorite Glass for Improved Quality
  • Protective Fluorine Lens Coating
  • Security Slot for Wire-Type Locks

The review comes with lots of samples (wildlife shots in Alaska). From the conclusion:

The Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM is a treat to use but not a treat to carry around. It is best used when a base of operations can be established, like a boat or near a campsite. The sharpness from side to side is impressive but needs to be balanced with the general aspect of it being a fixed focal length lens. This is fairly easily overcome with cropping final images, especially as the pixel count on future cameras climbs.

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[via DPS]
September 26, 2012
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[Rumor] Is Canon’s High Resolution (46MP) DSLR Around The Corner? (and three new lenses too?)

CR has more hints that Canon will soon announce a new, high resolution DSLR. The talk is about a 46MP sensor.

I’m told that the coming big megapixel camera is a very new sensor design/overhaul. The emphasis is in the dynamic range of the sensor. Performance is said to be on the level of medium format, even better than the impressive D800.

The high res cam is said to get a new naming scheme (no 3D nor something with “D”). Canon should announce it at PhotoPlus in New York City in October.

There are also new lenses that are said to show up soon. The EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x is expected to be announced by Canon at PhotoPlus. Finally, two f/4 telephoto lenses are rumored to be announced in January 2013: the EF 300 f/4L IS II and the EF 400 f/4L IS.

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September 5, 2012
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[Rumor] Will Canon Announce A New 400mm f/5.6L Before Photokina?

CR reports a rumor saying that Canon will announce a new 400mm f/5.6L lens before Photokina. Image Stabilization is suggested as one of the feature to expect.

EF 400mm f/5.6L price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay

[via CR]

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