[Pre-Order] EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake and 18-135mm STM IS Lenses Ready For Pre-Order (Update)

Update: Scott Bourne’s thought about Canon’s pancake (click here). He points out one of the features of the EF 40mm f/2.8 pancake that may get overlooked: the focusing distance of 30cm. techradar had its hands on the little pancake, verdict: Although it’s not an ‘L’ lens, the new 40mm Canon optic feels nicely put together and has a reasonable weight. We found that its focusing motor was much quieter than the 18-55mm kit lens […].

Pre-Order options for the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens:

 

Canon’s Press Release (40mm pancake and 18-135mm STM):

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[Pre-Order] Here It Is: Rebel T4i/EOS 650D Ready For Pre-Order (UPDATE: First Look Video)

Update: the first preview already showed up at DPreview: preview (click here), summary (click here), sample images (click here). Another hands-on at engadget (click here). More previews and hands-on: Rob Galbraith (click here), ephotozine (click here), c|net Australia (click here). A comparison with theRebel T3i/EOS 600D at photozine (click here).
Update
: Canon’s Rebel T4i/650D press release

Ok, we are ready. The Rebel T4i/EOS 650D (and the EF 40mm f/2.8 pancake) can be pre-ordered at Adorama and B&H and Amazon US (no pancake so far). See all the links below:

  • Amazon Germany:EOS 650D & EF-S 18-55 IS II for EUR 899,00 (click here)
  • Amazon Germany: EOS 650D & EF-S 18-135mm STM IS for EUR 1.149,00 (click here)
  • Amazon Germany: EOS 650D body only for EUR 799,00 (click here)
  • Amazon Germany: EF-S 18-135mm STM IS for EUR 499,00 (click here)
  • Amazon Japan: X6i/T4i/650D & 18-135mm STM IS for ¥ 129,800 (click here)
  • Amazon Japan: X6i/T4i/650D & EF-S 18-55mm IS II & EF-S 55-250mm for ¥ 129,800 (click here)
  • Amazon Japan: X6i/T4i/650D & EF-S 18-55mm IS II for ¥ 99,800 (click here)
  • Amazon Japan: X6i/T4i/650D body only for ¥ 89,800 (click here)
  • Amazon Japan: EF 40mm STM pancake for ¥ 20,530, click here
  • Amazon Japan: EF-S 18-135mm STM IS for¥ 60,690, click here

Update: A first look video by whatdigitalcamera:

Specifications:

  • STM Lens Support for Quiet AF in Movies
  • 18.0MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ Vari-Angle Touch Screen LCD
  • ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600
  • Full HD Movie Mode with Continuous AF
  • 5.0 FPS Continuous Shooting
  • 9-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Multi Shot Noise Reduction
  • Compatible with Canon EF and EF-S Lenses

More information:

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