Images of new Canon EF-S 18-55mm F4-5.6 IS STM and EVF-DC2 EVF leaked

Canon EF-S 18-55mm F4-5.6 IS STM
Canon EF-S 18-55mm F4-5.6 IS STM

More images of new Canon products. After the leaked images of the Canon EOS M6, the new Canon EF-S 18-55mm F4-5.6 IS STM and Canon EVF-DC2 leaked at Digicame-Info. The new Canon EF-S 18-55mm F4-5.6 IS STM is much smaller than the current model. All this gear will be announced very soon. Stay tuned!

Canon EF-S 18-55mm F4-5.6 IS STM specifications:

  • EF-S18-55 mm F4-5.6 IS STM
  • Lens configuration: 10 groups 12 sheets
  • Shortest shooting distance: 0.25 m
  • Filter diameter: 58 mm
  • Size: 66.5 x 61.8 mm
  • Weight: 215 g

Below: Canon EVF-DC2

New prime lenses and a zoom for Canon EOS M system coming in 2017? [CW3]

Canon Eos M5 Mark Ii Mirrorless

I have been told (thanks) that Canon will announce new lenses for their EOS M system in 2017.

The rumor makes sense. Having announced the EOS M5 to the world,  Canon now definitely needs some good native lenses to improve the system. The lenses that are actually available for the EOS M do their job but are nothing particularly exciting. According to my source Canon will announce at least two prime lenses for the EOS M system, a 35mm and a 50mm. Both lenses are said “to be fast” but I didn’t get any information about the specs. Another lens for EOS M may be announced in 2017, a zoom lens that has been described to us as having a “quality above the other EOS M kit lenses” (whatever it means).

Canon Watch’s take: while the rumor comes with no specifications and is of the kind “something to come some-when” (the kind of rumors I do not like), I think this rumor has a good chance to be reliable. Canon simply can’t afford not to build some better lenses for their EOS M system, not after the feature-packed EOS M5 many people was waiting for. A 35mm and 50mm prime and a more pro-level (and possibly fast) zoom lens would benefit Canon’s EOS M ecosystem. As good as the EF/EF-S to EF-M adapter may work, there is nothing like native lenses.

Please note: this is not the first time we get the suggestion that Canon is working on prime lenses for the EOS M system. The first rumors are more than a year old, and we didn’t see new prime lenses for EOS M so far.

New Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM kit lens coming with next Rebels? [CW3]


This is the second lens rumored to be announced in 2017, the other being the EF 85mm f/1.4L IS.

The next iteration of Canon’s entry level Rebel line, the Rebel T7, may come with a new version of the classic kit lens, the inexpensive EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. No specs so far.

We are pretty sure Canon will announce new Rebel DSLRs soon. Registrations of possible candidates showed up at certification authorities. The announcement could happen before CP+ (February 2017).

[via Canon Rumors]

Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO IS may come late 2017, several patents exist [CW3]

ef 600mm f/4

Do you remember the prototype 600mm f/4 lens shown at Canon Expo 2015? Well, guess it was just a matter of time before a pertinent rumor surfaced.

A new Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO IS lens is said to be announced in late 2017. Indeed, there are several patents pointing to such a lens, both for a 600mm f/4 and 600mm f/5.6 and with some patents dating back to 2012 (1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5).

Given the amount of patents pointing to a 600mm optical formula, I guess it is a safe assumption that Canon is actively working on such a lens and that we will see it, sooner or later. While I am pretty sure Canon is working on a EF 600mm f/4 DO IS lens, I am sceptical about the announcement date since rumored dates for Canon’s big white “L” lenses rarely happened to be right.

The prototype EF 600mm f/4 DO lens (pic above and below) shown at Canon Expo 2015 features Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics, a technology Canon announced in August 2015. BR corrects chromatic aberrations. The technology was first seen on the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II.

The rumor adds some more juice, suggesting that

Canon is well on its way developing updates for the other “big white” prime lenses. While optics will likely be similar, Canon is working on weight savings techniques and updated coatings and IS systems. We don’t expect to see these lenses announced in 2017, although we’re told it’s possible we may see them being tested at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea.

Pinch of salt needed here.

ef 600mm f/4

Canon EF-M 18-150mm IS STM lens specifications leaked

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The Canon EF-M 18-150mm IS STM looks good on the EOS M5

A new lens for the EOS M5. After some images now also the specifications of the upcoming Canon EF-M 18-150mm IS STM lens leaked at Nokishita.

  • Color: Black, Silver
  • Lens construction: 13 group 17 sheets (one UD lens, 2 aspherical lens)
  • Aperture number of blades: 7 sheets (circular aperture)
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.25m (wide angle), 0.45m (telephoto)
  • Maximum photographic magnification: 0.31 times
  • Camera shake correction effect: about four stages
  • Filter diameter: 55mm
  • The maximum diameter × length: 60.9 × 86.5mm
  • Weight: about 300g
  • Hood: EW-60F
  • Stepping motor
  • Full-time manual focus

We expect the Canon EF-M 18-150mm IS STM to be announced on September 15th, along with the EOS M5 and other gear. Stay tuned!