This is the list of gear Canon is going to announce in September (Canon EOS R, R lenses, and more)

Nokishita posted what is likely the definitive list of new gear Canon is going to announce ahead of Photokina 2018, starting by next week.

  • Canon EOS R (the full frame mirrorless camera)
  • Canon EOS R with 24-105mm lens kit
  • Canon RF 35mm F/1.8 M IS
  • Canon RF 50mm F/1.2L USM
  • Canon RF 28-70mm F/2L USM
  • Canon RF 24-105mm F/4L USM
  • Canon EF-M 32mm F/1.4 STM
  • Canon EF 400 mm F/2.8L III
  • Canon EF 600 mm F/4L III
  • R adapter (please note: there may be three adapters. M.ADAP R, M.ADAP R ND, M.ADAP R PL. At the time being we are not sure what the different codes/names mean)
  • PD – E1 is also included in the accessory list

As you can see, a pretty decent gear list, and a cool lens line-up. Good to know that Canon will start with some interesting lenses for their new system. The new Canon EOS R system is getting three L lenses from the beginning. Good move Canon!

Is the Canon RF 28-70mm F/2L a world’s first? And how big will this lens be? It has to be a massive piece of glass having f/2 for a FF sensor. I think it’s a very smart move by Canon to announce the Canon EOS R along with a 50mm f/1.2L, and with two classic zoom lenses for FF cameras, the afore mentioned RF 28-70mm F/2L and the RF 24-105mm F/4L. Not sure what the “M” in RF 35mm F/1.8 M IS means but a fast 35mm lens rounds up very well the initial R mount lens line-up.

The Canon EOS R was rumored to have IBIS (In Camera Image Stabilisation). I wonder if this still makes sense given that one lens appears to have image stabilisation (IS). However, IBIS is still an option I’d not exclude.

The Canon EOS R might obfuscate Nikon’s Z6 and Z7, alone for the initial lens offering. Add to this that most likely the Canon EOS R will shoot 4K video with Dual Pixel AF and you may see a real winner here.

I am also very happy that eventually Canon is releasing a fast prime for the EOS M system, the 32mm f/1.4. This was one needed and will be part of my EOS M kit asap.

Announcements will start on September 5, 2018. Exciting times ahead.

Stay tuned!

Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM lens for EOS M System Gets Another Mention, Announcement Soon

Canon EF-M 32mm F/1.4 STM EF-M 22mm Canon Lenses

Nokishita suggests that Canon might very soon announce the Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM lens for the Canon EOS M system. A welcome addition to the EF-M lens lineup in any case. This will be the fastest Canon lens for the EOS M system.

A new and fast prime lens for the Canon EOS M system was rumored since a while and an announcement expected. A much needed lens for the EOS M system, in my opinion. So far the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM pancake lens was the only Canon offering if you wanted a fast prime with auto-focus. Other manufacturer make manual focusing lenses up to f/1.2 with native EF-M mount.

Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III to be announced within a month? [CW2]

Canon EF 600mm F/4L IS III

The rumor mill has it that Canon might announce another big white telephoto lens before Photokina 2018. The rumored lens is the Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III. This rumor surfaces a day after the rumor about the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III.

No specifications are suggested, just that the Mark III version will focus on “weight reduction”. At the time of writing we can not confirm the announcement of the EF 600mm f/4L IS III. The Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II was released in 2011, so a replacement appears to be a bit early on schedule.

Have a look here to get an idea about what Canon might announce in the next weeks or months.

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III to be announced within a month? [CW3]

Canon EF 400mm F/2.8L IS III

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.

Updated list of unreleased yet registered Canon gear (2 MILCs with different mount?)

Canon Rumors Canon Full Frame Mirrorless

Nokishita posted an updated list of unreleased Canon gear registered at certification authorities.

Among the list below, there are two items that are supposed to be mirrorless cameras. Nokishita speculates that DS126721 and PC2357 might both be mirrorless camera but with different mount types.

  • DS 126721
    • Interchangeable lens camera
    • made in Japan
    • SKU: 3075C003AA, 3075C013AA, 3075C023AA
    • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
    • Battery: LP-E6 / LP-E6N (or equivalent)
    • The same radio parts as KissM
  • PC 2357
    • Digital camera
    • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
    • Battery: LP-E6/LP-E6N (or equivalent)
    • The same radio parts as KissM
  • Interchangeable lens (made in Japan):
    • 2439C005AA
    • 2959C005AA
    • 2963C005AA
    • 2972C005AA
    • 3045C005AA
  • Interchangeable lens (made in Taiwan or Japan):
    • 2965C005AA
    • 2973C005AA
    • 3329C005AA
  • DS401221
    • Speedlight
    • SKU: 3249C003AA

The big question is: when will Canon announce all this gear? Some stuff will be announced before Photokina 2018. Unfortunately, we still are not sure if Canon will announce anything mirrorless related before Photokina. We got a hint that Canon may stage a mirrorless related announcement on September 4 or 5, but during the last week we also got suggestions it will not happen.

Canon will announce new gear before end of 2018, that’s sure. 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, possibly a Canon full frame mirrorless camera (at least one), and maybe some more gear (lenses?). Please note: at the time being it’s not sure if we will see Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera in 2018 or in Q1 2019.

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.

The Canon rumors mill, especially where related to anything mirrorless  has become a big mess during the last months. Contradicting rumors abound, and a lot of speculations are sold as rumors. All Canon full frame mirrorless rumors are listed here, all general Canon rumors are listed here.

Stay tuned!

More unreleased Canon gear leaks through certification authority (5 lenses coming)

Canon Rumors Canon Full Frame Mirrorless

Nokishita updated the list of unreleased Canon gear leaked through a certification authority. Besides some new bits about gear we already knew, there are also five lenses we can now be sure will be released in the next months (4 of them leaked previously).

  • DS 126721 (one of the two upcoming full frame mirrorless cameras)
    • Interchangeable lens camera (single lens reflex or full size mirrorless)
    • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
    • Battery: LP-E6 / LP-E6N (or equivalent)
    • The same radio parts as KissM
  • PC 2352 (most likely a PowerShot camera)
    • Digital camera
    • made in Japan
    • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
    • Size: 110.1 x 63.8 x 39.9 mm
  • Interchangeable lenses (SKUs):
    • 2439C005AA
    • 2959C005AA
    • 2963C005AA
    • 2972C005AA
    • 3045C005AA

As you can see no specifications so far for the new lenses. However, we are sure among the list is the next Canon prime lens for the EOS M system, a 32-35mm lens with either f/1.8 or f/1.4. Let’s hope it’s the latter. The other lenses in the list may be “L” lenses and a new kit lens.

There is more unannounced Canon gear recently discovered, possibly the EOS 7D Mark III, EOS 80D replacement, and the EOS M5 Mark II we expect to be announced before Photokina 2018.

All Canon rumors are listed here.

Stay tuned.