The recently-rumored Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS has been confirmed through an image and spec leak alongside a new EF 35mm f/2 IS lens. Additionally, the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS lens will be a kit lens for the Canon 6D, which should ship in December. Apparently, the rumored 50mm f/1.4 IS lens will not be making its way out this round.
The EF 24-70mm f/4L IS lens may end up replacing the current 24-105mm f/4L IS as the defacto kit lens for other full frame DSLRs going forward. That’s just speculation; however, the lenses completely overlap. Of course, some will deride a decision to go with the shorter lens as compared to the longer reach offered by the 24-105mm version; however, there’s no denying the reduced footprint and weight around your neck offered by the 24-70mm f/4L IS.
The 24-70mm f/4L IS lens is believed to weigh only 600g, while the 24-105mm f/4L IS weighs in at 670g. Likewise, the 24-70 is believed to be 93mm max length, while the 24-105 max length is 107mm. [Read more…]
The Canon 6D is a 20MP full frame camera that steps up in performance from the 5D Mark II, but still offers a lower entry price than what the 5D Mark II did at its debut. For now, Canon’s full frame line-up will consist of (in order of sophistication and price) the 5D Mark II, 6D and 5D Mark III.
The 6D should offer improved dynamic range and low-light noise control thanks to larger pixels and improved processing over the 5D Mark II. Additionally, the 6D steps up to 4.5 fps frame rate over the 5D Mark II at 3.9 fps. Another kudos goes to the locking mode dial on the 6D – a small, but great, addition. [Read more…]
The Canon 6D full frame DSLR is available for pre-order at most online retailers now. Check out several of the options from trustworthy retailers below.
Canon finally took the wraps off the long-awaited EOS 6D, which is the latest full frame DSLR in Canon’s EOS lineup. The 6D gets Canon’s lowest retail pricepoint for a full frame shooter at $2099, which just happens to be the same price of the new Nikon D600.
The Canon 6D features a new 20.2MP CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5+ processor. Additionally, the Canon 6D sports an 11-point AF system, a 3-inch LCD and the ability to capture HD movies at 1080p in 24p/30p. The 6D features a wide sensitivity range of ISO 100-25600 (or ISO 50-102400 with expansion).
The Canon 6D eschews the CF format for memory – opting for SDXC cards instead (another first for a full frame Canon DSLR). Additionally, the 6D offers built-in GPS with image tagging and tracking modes available.
The Canon 6D should be available in December 2012 for $2099. It is also available as a kit with the solid EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens for $2899. Check availability here at B&H Photo.
More details in the press release below. [Read more…]
Detailed specs for the 20MP Canon 6D full frame DSLR have leaked. Note that these specs provide for a 1/8000s max shutter speed, which is different from prior specs rumors that referenced 1/4000s max shutter speed.
The camera should be announced in the next few hours with a retail price of $2099, so we should know for certain in a little while.
Check out the full specs below. [Read more…]
It looks like Adorama jumped the gun on the Canon 6D product listing (now removed), confirming the $2099 price tage and the 20.2MP full frame sensor. The full announcement should hit later tonight around midnight.
As a recap, here’s the previously leaked spec list:
- 20.2MP Full Frame CMOS sensor
- 1080p HD video capture
- DIGIC 5+ processor
- ISO 100-25,600 (ISO 50-102,400 w/ expansion)
- 11-point AF w/ center cross-type point
- 4.5fps frame rate
- 1/180s sync speed
- 30s to 1/4000 shutter speed
- Shutter rated to 100k actuations
- Built-in WiFi
- Built-in GPS
- Smaller, APS-C sized body
- Weather sealing
- SDXC Card slot (UHS-I support)
[via Canon Rumors]