Canon EF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 IS “not L” lens coming in Summer 2016? [CW2]

Tamron SP 150-600mm

A rumor about a possible Canon EF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 IS lens appeared on the web. The lens is said to be not an “L” lens, and to have an indicative price of $1,700. A “budget lens”, so to say.

The EF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 IS would compete with Sigma’s and Tamron’s super-zoom offerings. Moreover, an external dedicated teleconverter may also be announced. A patent for an optical formula referring to a 200-600mm lens was spotted last year.

Take it with a grain of salt.

[via Canon Rumors]

A new Canon 50mm lens coming? [CW3]

Ef 50mm F/1.2

Canon is rumored to announce soon a new 50mm lens. The question is: what kind of 50mm lens, and which of the Canon 50mm lenses will get replaced?

Canon currently has three 50mm lenses on offer: the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM (introduced recently, replaced the EF 50mm f/1.8), the EF 50mm f/1.4 (introduced over 30 years ago), and the EF 50mm f/1.2L.

The rumor suggests that despite what you may think, it might not be the EF 50mm f/1.4 that gets replaced but the EF 50mm f/1.2L (released in 2001). Honestly, I do not know which one may get replaced. The EF 50mm f/1.4 appears to be the obvious candidate but anything is possible, especially since Sigma introduced their outstanding 50mm f/1.4 lens. It may also be possible that Canon will feature STM or Nano USM technology on a new 50mm lens.

Stay tuned…

[via Canon Rumors]

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM detailed specs and images leaked [CW5]


Detailed specs of the upcoming Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens leaked over the web. Some interesting points: it appears the new 18-135mm has an AF motor that for still images is 4.3 times faster than on the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. The new USM motor is named “nano USM”. Moreover, the new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM can be used with the also upcoming “Canon Power Zoom” adapter (in the pictures).

  • Lens construction: 12 group 16 sheets (. One UD lens one aspherical lens)
  • Aperture blades: 7 sheets (circular aperture)
  • Shortest photographing distance: 0.39m
  • Maximum magnification: 0.28 times
  • AF motor: Nano USM
  • Have full-time manual focus
  • The effect of camera shake correction is four stages
  • Mode of the camera shake correction: Mode 1 / Mode 2 / Dynamic IS (Auto)
  • Filter size: 67mm
  • Total length: 96mm
  • Maximum diameter: 77.4mm
  • Weight: 515g

Stay tuned for more to come soon…

[via Digicame-Info]


Canon to announce soon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens, and a “Power Zoom Adapter”

EF-S 18-135mm IS STM

Another leak of yesterday suggest Canon may soon release the third iteration of its EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens. With a small surprise: it appears Canon is switching from STM to USM motor. This may be the next kit lens, and it first appearance might be with the EOS 80D.

And what about the “Power Zoom Adapter”? Could this be a device to enable electric zooming on select Canon lenses?

Stay tuned for more…