Canon EF 135mm f/2L IS to be announced first half of 2018? [CW2]

Canon EF 135mm F/2L IS To Be Announced First Half Of 2018? [CW2]

Canon may announce an image-stabilised (IS) version of the EF 135mm f/2L (price & specs), the Canon EF 135mm f/2L IS, a new rumor suggests.

The announcement is said to occur in the first half of 2018. CP+ 2018, happening in March 2018 is possible stage to display the EF 135mm f/2L IS.

Some time ago, two unreleased Canon lenses have been spotted at a certification authority. There is a chance one of these lenses is the EF 135mm f/2L IS, albeit it’s a very small one.


Canon 200-600mm non-L telephoto lens rumored again [CW2]

Canon 200-600mm Non-L Telephoto Lens Rumored Again [CW2]

Here is another long running rumor, dating back to 2015 since when a patent for a Canon 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 lens was spotted.

This lens is said to be a non-L lens, i.e. consumer oriented. Something both Sigma and Tamron have in offer (although in the 150-600mm range). This non-L, Canon 200-600mm super telephoto lens is now said to be announced somewhen in 2018.

You may wonder why such a super telephoto lens would not be an L lens. According to the rumor, Canon does not want to have an in-house competition with the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II. Another reason might be that Canon wants to keep he price aligned with the Sigma and Tamron offerings.

Let’s hope there is some truth behind this rumor and that there will be a Canon 200-600mm lens.

That’s all for now. Stay tuned.


New Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 L lens rumored again

New Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 L Lens Rumored Again

This appears to be on the way to become a recurring rumor. Again, it’s murmured Canon may announce a new EF 50mm f/1.4 “L” lens, now in 2018.

It’s suggested Canon is testing not less than two version of this lens, i.e. prototypes are said to already undergo testing by select photographers.

So, what are this rumored lenses about? One is said to be an EF 50mm f/1.4L IS lens, which might have been developed along wth the new EF 85mm f/1.4L IS. It’s unclear what the other 50mm lens is. Absolutely no hints here.

Seconding the rumor, the announcement of both, new 50mm lenses is scheduled somewhen in the first half of 2018.

Please take this rumor with a grain of salt. While being perfectly plausible, rumors concerning new 50mm lenses by Canon are pretty common and this one is also running since long. I don’t think this lens is one of the two unreleased Canon lenses that recently leaked at a certification authority.

The current EF 50mm f/1.4 lens (not L) dates back to 2003. A new, improved and “L” grade version of this lens wouldn’t be a bad thing.

Stay tuned…


Two Canon lenses and a flash show up at certification authority (EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS?)

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Nokishita spotted some more unreleased Canon gear that has been registered at a certification authority.

The list:

  • Interchangeable lens 1
    • SKU: 2309C005AA
    • made in Japan
  • Interchangeable lens 2
    • SKU: 2439C005AA
    • made in Japan?
  • DS 401141
    • Electronic flash
    • SKU: 1757C003

It appears a fact that at least one of the lenses above is manufactured in Japan, which usually means the Utsunomiya factory. This factory produces Canon’s “L”-grade lenses. One of the listed lenses may be the long rumored EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS, i.e. Canon’s first image stabilised 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. Another lens that is rumored since a while is he Canon EF 135mm f/2L IS. However, I consider the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS more likely to be announced, since Canon still doesn’t have an image stabilised 24-70mm f/2.8L lens.

I expect both lenses to be announced before end of the year. We’ll see soon, so stay tuned.

A new Canon EF 50mm f/1.4L lens coming in 2018, eventually? [CW2]

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A new EF 50mm f/1.4 lens coming in 2018?

A long running rumor got a fresh up. It’s about a new EF 50mm “L” lens.

Two prototypes of this lens are now rumored to undergo testing, one of them being the EF 50mm f/1.4L ISand the other beng unknown. This lens likely shares some of the design and technology that have gone into the new EF 85mm f/1.4L IS.

A candidate announcement date for the new EF 50mm lenses is sometimes in the first half of 2018.

Apparently, a previous prototype of the lens was discarded because Canon now has new technology to use for the design of the lens.

Take it with a huge grain of salt.