Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM images leaked [CW5]

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So, here is the first macro lens for the EOS M system, the EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM with built-in LED lights.

The EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM seems to have a compact and retractable design (you can see the switch). The specifications leaked earlier today:

  • The world’s lightest macro lens
  • Image stabilisation (IS)
  • Hybrid IS
  • Standard lens of conversion 45mm corresponding to the flexible for a variety of subject
  • Built-in macro light. It can automatically illuminate when needed
  • Maximum magnification is 1.2 times
  • AF motor stepper motor
  • One UD lens and two aspheric lenses

The EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM will be announced very soon. Stay tuned…

[via Digicame-info]

Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM lens specs leaked [CW5]

EOS M3

The specifications of the upcoming Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM lens for EOS M system just leaked over the web. This is the first macro lens for EOS M cameras.

  • The world’s lightest macro lens
  • Image stabilisation (IS)
  • Hybrid IS
  • Standard lens of conversion 45mm corresponding to the flexible for a variety of subject
  • Built-in macro light. It can automatically illuminate when needed
  • Maximum magnification is 1.2 times
  • AF motor stepper motor
  • One UD lens and two aspheric lenses

Expect the announcement this week. Stay tuned…

[via Digicame-Info]

Canon EF-M 35mm f/1.8 STM lens coming Summer 2016? [CW3]

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

I’ve been told (thanks) that Canon will announce a EF-M 35mm f/1.8 STM lens during Summer or late Summer 2016, in any case before Photokina 2016.

Unfortunately, I got no specs about the EF-M 35mm f/1.8 STM lens. It’s not the first time such a lens is rumored. I think there will be new lenses for the EOS M system in 2016 (something Canon itself stated), and a 35mm f/1.8 appears to be a pretty likely choice.

On an APS-C sensor a 35mm lens is equivalent to a 56mm lens on full-frame (Canon’s APS-C sensors have a crop factor of 1.6). 50-55mm is a very classic focal lenght that should be available for every camera system. For the time being there is only one prime lens for the EOS M system, the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM (equiv. 35mm). If Canon has to make one and only one additional prime lens for the EOS M system, then it will be a 35mm lens.

In the meantime we are waiting for the EF-M 28mm Macro lens that leaked last week. Stay tuned…

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]