Four unreleased Canon lenses leak through certification authority

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

Nokishita uncovered four yet-to-release Canon lenses.

These lens have SKUs

  • 3045C005AA
  • 2959C005AA
  • 2963C005AA
  • 2972C005AA

At least some of the lenses show up as manufactured in Canon’s Utsunomiya Factory, where all “L” lenses are made. Hence there may be one or more “L” lenses coming any time within the next 3 to 9 months.

Among the bunch we are sure is the 50mm equivalent (32 or 35mm on APS-C) lens for Canon EOS M system we leaked back in 2016 (its development). It’s one of many of our rumors that get regularly hijacked, and then surface somewhere else on the web. We were always told that it would be a 35mm lens, but others talk about 32mm. This lens may have f/1.4 or f/1.8. let’s hope it’s the former. We were also told this lens will be announced ahead of Photokina 2018, which makes even more sense since we now have reasons to think that most likely Canon will announce the EOS M5 Mark II in September 2018. Canon’s full frame mirrorless may take a bit longer.

So what may the other lenses be? Since a few days a replacement for the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II is rumored on some spots on the web. For the time being we can neither confirm nor deny this. The EF 24-70mm f/2.8 II was announced in 2012, so it may be a bit early for a replacement.

So far no hints about the remaining two lenses. hey might be “L” lenses. There are some sugestions that Canon may announced professional lenses for Photokina 2018 but so far it’s only buzz.

Stay tuned.

Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS III & EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II basic specifications and a Swedish press release

EFEF 70-200mm F2.8L IS III

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II – Key Features

  • Flexible 70-200mm zoom range
  • Fixed maximum aperture f / 4
  • Ring-shaped USM focus
  • Image stabilizer in 5 steps
  • Lightweight, weighs only 780 g

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III – Key Features

  • Flexible 70-200mm zoom range
  • Fixed maximum aperture f / 2.8
  • Ring-shaped USM focus
  • Image stabilizer in 3.5 steps
  • Durable weatherproof construction

More tidbits about the two upcoming Canon L lenses, the Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8L IS III (shipping August 2018, $2,099) and EF 70-200mm f4L IS II (shipping June 2018, $1,299).

A press text in Swedish leaked over at Nokishita, we provide a machine translation:

Canon upgrades the L Series’s popular EF 70-200mm lens

Canon upgrades two of its most popular and well-known L series lenses, and is now launching EF 70-200mm f / 4L IS II USM and EF 70-200mm f / 2.8L IS III USM. For many years, both models have been important instruments for professional photographers and photo enthusiasts. The two new lenses can be used for many different objects, from portrait to wildlife, and confirm the main role of the 70-200mm lens in the photographic equipment bag.

Michael Burnhill is a European Product Specialist for Consumer Imaging Group at Canon Europe, commenting on the launch of the two lenses: “Following the feedback from our global network of photographers, we are now proudly launching these two lenses. We always strive to deliver best quality products and performance to today’s visual storytellers. And to have a wide selection to meet the needs of photographers in the best possible way. EF 70-200mm f / 4L IS II USM represents the finest in the L-series optical technology. It has a compact size, is sturdy and lightweight. The EF 70-200mm f / 2.8L IS III USM lens is unbeatable in terms of performance, flexibility and durability. ”

EF 70-200mm f / 4L IS II USM builds on the predecessor’s high standard. There is the superior design, durability and ergonomic design that Canon’s wide lens range is known for. The lens weighs only 780 grams and is perfect for anyone on the move. The fluorine coating stumps away dirt and water drops on the front lens and the Super Spectra antireflex treatment eliminates reflexes and lightslings. The fluorite lenses available in the lens can correct color defects and ensure high resolution and contrast images. The amazing and reliable image quality is invaluable when it comes to reducing the time of post-processing.

The lens aperture f / 4 provides consistent exposure in many varying light conditions.

EF 70-200mm f / 4L IS II USM has a 9-leaf circular aperture that creates an attractive backdrop, makes the background blurred and enhances the subject itself. The new image stabilization device is based on Canon 100-100mm f / 4.5-5.6L IS II USM design. It delivers the equivalent effect as with a 5-step shorter shutter speed, compared to the previous 3-step lens *.

EF 70-200mm f / 4L IS II USM uses a combination of a ring-shaped ultrasonic engine and third generation technology with new high performance CPU and newly developed firmware for faster speed and accuracy and fast auto focus. The focus can also be adjusted manually and allows a 1m close-up to be compared to the predecessor’s 1.2m. All these features make the EF 70-200mm f / 4L IS II USM perfect for discreet and accurate shooting, something that is needed to street photography will be really good.

High Performance, Versatile and Sustainable – EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM

New EF 70-200mm f / 2.8L IS III USM makes the photographers experience even stronger. The lens was designed with high performance and durability in mind and fits photographers who want a high-quality telephoto lens that provides precise details. The lens sealing gaskets make it a sunny choice under challenging conditions. It is protected against moisture and dust and the front and rear lenses are protected by fluorine coatings and are easy to clean. The updates in EF 70-200mm f / 2.8L IS III USM in terms of durability mean that the lens is perfect for high quality travel displays.

The lens opens up a whole world of creative possibilities with its large 8-leaf circular aperture on f / 2.8. Now the photographer can raise sharp objects against silky, blurred backgrounds. With premium fluorite and UD glass, the EF 70-200mm f / 2.8L IS III USM delivers high contrast and excellent resolution. Photographers can feel completely confident in delivering that perfect image. Low light captures are also no problem, thanks to the lens’s maximum maximum aperture f / 2.8, which is constant throughout the zoom range and emits twice as much light as a f / 4 lens.

The 3.5-step image stabilizer compensates for blur caused by motion. An annular USM engine provides quiet auto focus at outstanding speeds, and manual adjustments can be made at any time by a simple twist on the focus ring. All these features make the EF 70-200mm f / 2.8L IS III USM an exceptional lens – for example, to perfectly and quietly capture animals in their natural environment.

EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM – Key Features

  • Flexible 70-200mm zoom range
  • Fixed maximum aperture f / 4
  • Ring-shaped USM focus
  • Image stabilizer in 5 steps
  • Lightweight, weighs only 780 g

EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM – Key Features

  • Flexible 70-200mm zoom range
  • Fixed maximum aperture f / 2.8
  • Ring-shaped USM focus
  • Image stabilizer in 3.5 steps
  • Durable weatherproof construction

Price:

  • EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM: 14 990 SEK
  • EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM: 24 630 SEK

Availability:

  • EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM: June 2018
  • EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM: August 2018
EF 70 200mm f4L IS II USM, EF 70-200mm f2

Canon set to announce two new lenses this week: EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II and EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III

Canon Rumors Canon Full Frame Mirrorless

After a long row of rumors we finally have a solid confirmation. Canon will announce two new L lenses this week.

One lens is the EF 70-200mm f/4L II, which indeed was due for a replacement. The other lens comes as a surprise. It’s the new version of one of the most popular Canon L lenses among professionals, the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L III.

While we have no exact date for the announcement, we can, based on Canon’s announcement patterns, expect both lenses to be announced either Thursday or Friday of this week (that’s June 7 or 8, 2018, depends also where you geographically are).

[via Nokishita]

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]