The rumor mill has it that Canon might announce a new lens before Photokina 2018. The rumored lens is the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III.
No specifications are suggested, just that the Mark III version will “focus on weight reduction and updated coatings”. Along with the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III, so the rumor, Canon might announce also another “big white lens”, for which no focal length has been rumored so far. At the time of writing we can not confirm the announcement of the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III. The Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II was released in 2010, so a replacement may be a bit early on schedule.
With Photokina 2018 being a month away, we should soon see serious leaks, specifications, and possibly some images of the upcoming gear. However, we still have no reasonable hints about what Canon will announce. There are a lot of speculations, and obviously everybody is hoping for the highly anticipated Canon full frame mirrorless camera (all rumors). We have been told Canon will stage a mirrorless related event in the second week of September, others seem to disagree. We too got some conflicting intel later on and at the time being we can not confirm with high confidence that Canon will indeed hold an announcement during the second week of September 2018, and that it will be related to Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera.
Announcement wise, and on top of the probability, ranking you’ll find the EOS M5 Mark II, a 32-35mm f/1.4 or f/1.8 lens for the EOS M system, and we all hope to see a Canon full frame mirrorless camera (at least one). Some yet unknown lenses may also be announced.
We didn’t get any new intel about the EOS 90D/EOS 80D Mark II or the EOS 7D Mark III. An announcement in 2018 is still in the realm of possibilities but appears to become more unlikely as time goes by.
Stay tuned, there is more to come in the next weeks.