Canon 2013 Roadmap Rumor (EOS 7D Mark II In The Second Half 2013)

Canon 2013 Roadmap Rumor

Canon 2013 roadmap rumor reported by Canon Rumors.

Canon’s 2013 roadmap will see three new DSLRs, two entry-level, one mid-level. One of the former will most probably be the EOS 70DEOS 60D (price & specs) stocks are getting low, its price is also tumbling down. The other entry-level may be the successor of the Rebel T4i/650D, a Rebel T5i/EOS 700D?

The mid-level camera is supposedly the EOS 7D Mark II, the awaited successor of the EOS 7D (price & specs). The EOS 7D Mark II, seconding the “very reliable source” at CR, should not be announced before the second half of 2013. This fits with the interview with Masaya Maeda, where the Canon manager says that the EOS 7D Mark II will not be announced soon. There should also be a new mirrorless body on the way, let’s say an EOS M2 (hopefully with a more serious AF than the Canon EOS M (price & specs)).

In the lens section, there should be up to four lenses set to be announced in 2013. No mention about type or specs of the lenses, but a new 100-400 L-grade lens can be expected.

That’s it. All in all, nothing really new and more or less what we all were expecting. The interview with Masaya Maeda clearly stated that the EOS 7D Mark II would not have been announced at CP+, or anywhere soon. Oh, almost forgot it. Rumors are saying the EOS 70D comes with built-in WiFi. That would be a nice move Canon!

[via CR]

US Deals: More Refurbished Canon Gear On Sale

Refurbished Canon Gear On Sale


While the refurbished Canon DSLRs featured a few days ago are still in stock at the Canon Direct Store (click here), there are also some refurbished gear offers at B&H (some prices show up after having added the item to the cart). You’ll see the EOS 60D body only at $599,95 below. Be aware that the body only option comes for new at $699 (click on shop name: Amazon | B&H | Adorama). Here too the final price shows up after having added the item to the cart.

B&H refurbished Canon gear:

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM Flare Test

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM Flare Test

The Digital Picture added a lens flare test to their Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM (price & specs) review.

The review can be accessed here, the lens flare test is here.

Adorama's product description:

The Canon EOS 24-70mm f/4L IS USM is designed for full-frame DSLRs like the Canon EOS 6D. With 2 aspheric and 2 UD elements, the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM is said to deliver high- quality images with excellent detail throughout the entire zoom range. A 9-blade circular diaphragm should produce pleasingly soft backgrounds. It offers a minimum focusing distance of 1.25 ft./0.38m across the entire zoom range and has a macro mode at the telephoto end with up to 0.7x magnification (minimum focusing distance becomes 7.87 in./0.2m) and is easily accessible with a one-touch switch. It features a Hybrid IS system with up to 4 stops of stabilization, compensating for both angular and shift types of camera shake, delivering effective stabilization even in macro. Inner focusing and ring-type USM deliver, fast, quiet AF, and full-time manual focus is available for manual focusing even while in AF mode. The durable EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM is sealed for excellent dust and water resistance plus has fluorine coating on the front and rear elements reducing smears and fingerprints.

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA


Metabones Speed Booster Ships Via Metabones’ Site

Finally the Metabones Speed Booster ships via the Metabones website and also on for the regular price. Get notified when more adapters are in Stock saving the following search on Slidoo eBay (login and change your root country if required).

GetDPI user Brianc discovered that the Speed Bosster and “Tilt Shift combo optical axis decoupling results in some unexpected results.“. And another test is available at Japanese (translation here).

Check our previous coverage of the Speed Booster adapter here, here, and here.

[via sonyalpharumors]