New prime lenses and a zoom for Canon EOS M system coming in 2017? [CW3]

Canon Eos M5 Mark Ii Mirrorless

I have been told (thanks) that Canon will announce new lenses for their EOS M system in 2017.

The rumor makes sense. Having announced the EOS M5 to the world,  Canon now definitely needs some good native lenses to improve the system. The lenses that are actually available for the EOS M do their job but are nothing particularly exciting. According to my source Canon will announce at least two prime lenses for the EOS M system, a 35mm and a 50mm. Both lenses are said “to be fast” but I didn’t get any information about the specs. Another lens for EOS M may be announced in 2017, a zoom lens that has been described to us as having a “quality above the other EOS M kit lenses” (whatever it means).

Canon Watch’s take: while the rumor comes with no specifications and is of the kind “something to come some-when” (the kind of rumors I do not like), I think this rumor has a good chance to be reliable. Canon simply can’t afford not to build some better lenses for their EOS M system, not after the feature-packed EOS M5 many people was waiting for. A 35mm and 50mm prime and a more pro-level (and possibly fast) zoom lens would benefit Canon’s EOS M ecosystem. As good as the EF/EF-S to EF-M adapter may work, there is nothing like native lenses.

Please note: this is not the first time we get the suggestion that Canon is working on prime lenses for the EOS M system. The first rumors are more than a year old, and we didn’t see new prime lenses for EOS M so far.

Canon Kicks Off the #TAGYOUREIT Instagram Campaign with Jamie Chung and 12 Photographers Across Travel, Food, Fashion and Culture

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Canon press release;

Canon U.S.A. Kicks Off the #TAGYOUREIT Instagram Campaign with Actress Jamie Chung and 12 Photographers Across Travel, Food, Fashion and Culture

Canon Challenges Selected Influencers to Push Their Boundaries of Photographic Expression with the New EOS M5 Digital Camera through a Game of “Tag” Via Social Media

MELVILLE, N.Y., November 15, 2016 – In celebration of the release of the new Canon EOS M5 Digital Camera, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of the #TagYoureIt collaborative Instagram campaign. Actress and blogger Jamie Chung and 12 participating photographers, chosen because of their passion for sharing the world around them, will be faced with completing spontaneous photo challenges from now through the end of the year.

Created to celebrate the power of photography in social media, these photo challenges highlight the creativity and speed that can be achieved with the compact and portable EOS M5 Digital Camera. Throughout the campaign, Jamie and each participating photographer will be tagged and challenged by another influencer in the #TagYoureIt program to complete their photo challenge within 24-hours. The game of #TagYoureIt continues when the previous individual tags the next participant on Instagram.

“The EOS M5 Digital Camera is the perfect creative tool for the spontaneous nature of these photo challenges,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “We hope that the photographic journey started by these influencers through #TagYoureIt lives on through their fans and followers who we hope are inspired by these photo challenges.”

A sample #TagYoureIt challenge could include creating and capturing a sample outfit inspired by the year you were born or making something inedible look edible and delicious.

“I’m honored to kick off the #TagYoureIt campaign as it really resonates with how I challenge myself every day to see the world differently,” said Jamie Chung. “I love to have fun with my looks and no matter what bag I’m wearing, the Canon EOS M5 is a great camera to pack when shooting for my channel since it’s lightweight and compact but still powerful.”

In addition to Jamie Chung, Canon #TagYoureIt participants are:

  • Natalie Amrossi, @misshattan
  • Morgan Phillips, @morganphillips
  • Lucy Laucht, @lucylaucht
  • Rodrigo Trevino, @rodtrvn
  • Cole Younger, @cole_younger_
  • Matt Crump, @mattcrump
  • Tiffany Mitchell, @tifforelie
  • New Fork City, @new_fork_city
  • Sarah Phillips, @Food
  • Madeline Lu, @lumadeline
  • New Darlings, @Newdarlings
  • Emily Ann Gemma, @emilyanngemma

The EOS M5 camera includes a range of features that allows its user to capture beautiful content without the size of a traditional DSLR camera, but with similar power and performance. Camera features include: built-in Wi-Fi®1 and NFC technology, Bluetooth®2, High-speed continuous shooting, time-lapse, Full HD 60p video to capture fast-moving subjects, compatibility with the full Canon line of EF and EF-S3 lenses and more.

The campaign will extend through December and can be tracked on Instagram using #TagYoureIt. Participating influencers will be challenging their fans to answer a challenge of their own for a chance to get reposted or get a special shout out. Be sure to follow along with #TagYoureIt for an opportunity to participate.

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Canon EOS M5 user manual available for download

Canon Eos M5 Mark Ii Mirrorless

Canon EOS M5: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA

At a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 2.36m-Dot EVF, Touch and Drag AF Control
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth Smart
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Up to 9 fps Shooting and ISO 25600
  • Digital IS 5-Axis Image Stabilization

The user manual for the Canon EOS M5 can be downloaded at Canon USA. Good to learn about the features of the EOS M5.

A Bit of Everything (EOS 5D4, Rebel T5, EOS M5, Lightroom, and more)

Above: Polaroid SX-70 vs Canon Rebel T5: What’s Inside?WIRED

The Polaroid SX-70 was the go-to camera for instant photography, and the Canon Rebel T5 is currently one of the most popular DSLRs on the market. What’s changed since then?


Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon US, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, B&H Photo, eBay and Adorama

Understanding the Difference Between Photoshop and Lightroom – Digital Photography School

Get in the Shot: Tips to Master Self-Portraits With Kids – Canon Digital Learning Center

The EOS M5 Hands On | Canon’s First Real Contender In Mirrorless – SLR Lounge

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review – The Huffington Post

Liza Gershman’s 30-Day Photo Challenge – Canon Digital Learning Center

World Press Photo: time for a change – Canon Professional Network

Seacam Housing for Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Now Shipping – Dive Photo Guide

Why I Can’t Use a Mirrorless Camera Professionally – Fstoppers

The Beauty of Morning Light – Canon Digital Learning Center

Canon Explorer of Light Tom Svensson – Canon Europe


Below: Fashion and portrait photography with Lorenzo Agius and the EOS 5D Mark IV – Canon Europe

Amazon Germany deal: Canon EOS M5 with EF-M 15-45mm f/3,5-6,3 IS STM lens and free EF/EF-S to EF-M adapter – €812

Canon Eos M5 Mark Ii

Cool deal by Amazon Germany. Get the Canon EOS M5 with EF-M 15-45mm f/3,5-6,3 IS STM lens and the Canon EF/EF-S to EF-M adapter for €812. Free shipping in Germany. The same offer (free adapter) is also available for the EOS M5 body only kit at €734. The adapter alone usually sells for over €100.

Update: there are some doubts if this seller is legitimate. See in the comment section.

Thanks Alaska

Canon release Digital Photo Professional 4.5.10 and EOS Utility 3.5.10 (EOS M5 and lenses added)

Canon Eos M5 Mark Ii Mirrorless

Canon EOS M5: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA

Canon released updated to their software suite. Click here to download the updates (don’t forget to choose your operating system). Support for the EOS M5 and recently announced lenses has been added.

Changes for EOS Utility 3.5.10:

  • Supports EOS M5
  • Supports EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM, EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM.

Changes for Digital Photo Professional 4.5.10:

  • Supports EOS M5
  • Supports EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM, EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
  • Improves accuracy of the lens data of Digital Lens Optimizer for EF35mm f/1.4L II USM.

Updates for Picture Style Editor (ver. 1.17.10) and other software are also listed.