The latest rumors on the Canon medium format camera suggest that Canon will hold off unveiling a medium format camera until Photokina 2014. The reasoning in the rumors is that Canon does not want to launch until there are enough products in the line to unveil a complete system – with the intent to have a “show stealing” announcement at Photokina 2014 next September.
Additionally, the lens development for the medium format line is supposedly leaning on the new Canon Cinema lenses. The lenses are rumored to be a larger version of the EF mount, tentatively called the EF-L mount. There is also a rumored adapter for using EF-L lenses on EF mount DSLRs – akin to the adapter that allows the use of EF lenses on the EOS M.
Canon’s Cinema lenses range in price from around $5,ooo to about $45,000, and you start to get an idea of just how high-end a medium format system from Canon could be.
Of course, that’s a year out still, and there are plenty of things that could happen between now and then. Add to that the fact that there have been no true leaks of anything solid from Canon to date and we’re left with a healthy dose of salt to consider in all of this.
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