New Canon EF 70-200mm lenses coming in June?

EF 70-200mm

A rumor that turned out to be wrong last year is getting new heat, and some backing from news outlets.

It’s suggested that Canon may announce two new 70-200mm lenses. One is said to be the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II, the other the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III. The originator of the rumor is 100% sure about the former, and 95% sure about the latter. We are not.

The lenses that are supposed to be replaced aren’t that old. The EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS II is less than eight years old, the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS is about 15 years old. At least the latter can be considered ripe for substitution, and there have indeed been some serious hints it may be announced somewhen in 2018. We never heard anything about the fabled 70-200mm f2.8 IS III.

Please consider that if those lenses are scheduled to be announced in less than a month we should have seen some leaks so far, or will see them very soon. Take this with a huge amount of salt.

Stay tuned.

[via CR]

Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L IS II USM lens may be announced before Photokina 2018

Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L IS II

The Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L IS II USM lens might be announced soon, likely before Photokina 2018, according to Nokishita.

There have been rumors on other sites about an EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III lens. Unfortunately it turned out to be wrong.

The upcoming Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L IS II will replace the Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L IS (announced in 2003).

Canon EF-M 32mm F/1.4 STM lens for EOS M may be announced soon

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According to Nokishita, Canon may soon announce a new lens for the EOS M system, the EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM.

We were told many times Canon was working on a fast 50mm equivalent lens with EF-M mount, the last bit said it may be announced before Photokina 2018 (September). Our source was wrong on the lens speed, though.

This will be the first really exciting lens for the EOS M system (canon rumors), and the fastest too. Can’t wait to see the EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM

Stay tuned.

Yet another mention of a 50mm equivalent lens for Canon EOS M system

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Another mention of a 50mm equivalent lens for Canon’s EOS M system emerged from the interweb of rumor outlets, and it’s pretty similar to what we posted on February 6, 2018. It isn’t a new rumor either. We got similar tips in the past (here), and the last time we heard something about such a lens was one year ago.

However, we have always been told about a 35mm lens while the latest rumors suggests a 32mm lens. A 32mm lens on APS-C roughly resolves to 50mm on full frame sensor. The rumor is vague about the speed of the lens, it may be either f/1.8 or f/1.4.  So far there are no reliable specifications that are worth to be reported. Exactly as we have been told by one of our sources one week ago, the announcement is expected ahead of Photokina 2018 (starts in September 2018).

We think there is a good chance Canon will announce a 50mm equivalent, prime lens for EOS M this year. The EOS M lens ecosystem needs to broadened, and it needs good and inspiring lenses. It’s a shame that mirrorless system as powerful and well made as the EOS M system is, has to lack native lenses. Personally, I hope the rumored 50mm equivalent lens has f/1.4.

Stay tuned.

Is a 35mm f/1.8 STM lens for EOS M coming ahead of Photokina 2018?

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We have been told (thanks) that Canon may eventually announce the long rumored 35mm f/1.8 STM lens later this year.

We got similar tips in the past (here), and the last time we heard something about such a lens was one year ago. Last week this very rumor got new life. Now we got another hint. Not much to be honest.

Canon might announce an EF-M 35mm f/1.8 STM lens later in 2018, possibly ahead of Photokina 2018 (starting in September 2018).

While we are confident an EF-M 35mm f/1.8 STM lens may indeed be in the works, we are also getting a bit skeptical with rumors about this lens. Since this is a long running rumor, a bit of skepticism isn’t wrong.

It’s getting weird with the EF-M lens line-up. Canon made some powerful mirrorless cameras (and is about to announce the next one) but still fails to deliver outstanding native lenses. It’s true that on Canon MILCs with Dual Pixel AF you can use most of the EF and EF-S lenses. Never the less, having native lenses would make a huge difference.