A recently published patent application from Canon reveals the development of new 50mm f/1.4 and 35mm f/1.4 lenses, which use similar optical formulas. We know the new EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens is due any day now but a 50mm f/1.4 lens hasn’t really been on the radar even though the current EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens is getting quite old. [Read more…]
The Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM has been expected for a few weeks now after a reference to the lens leaked out through a Russian certification agency. An image of the lens has now surfaced at Digicame-info, which usually means a product is only days (or maybe hours) away from an official announcement. This new lens will serve as a replacement to the current EF 35mm f/1.4L USM lens.
Leaked specs note that the lens features 14 elements in 11 groups with a nine blade circular aperture and a minimum focusing distance of 0.28m. It takes a 72mm filter and measures 105.5mm long with a 80.4mm diameter. Weight is 760g and it will use the Canon EW-77B lens hood.
Expect the official announcement to come along very shortly. Given the $1479 retail price of the current model, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the new model priced close to (or a little over) the $2k mark.
Also, we may get the Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens that was leaked earlier alongside the new 35mm lens. Stay tuned.
The Canon 5D X model name has been tossed around a lot lately, primarily coming from one forum member at DP Review who claims to have insider info. Some of the specs and features mentioned about the 5D X are consistent with past rumors and he now claims to have a more concrete list of spec highlights. [Read more…]
Northlight Images reports of an ad in the UK ‘EOS’ camera magazine that includes a “6D Mark 2 day out” later this year.
That’s probably a typo but there have been a deluge of rumors for the 6D Mark II, 5D Mark IV/X and 1D X Mark II lately – and isn’t it a little late in the product cycle to promote an “original 6D day out”?
Previous rumors indicated that the 6D Mark II would feature a smaller body and move up market in price. As Northlight points out, “If the 5D4 becomes some ‘X’ model with 4k video and other whistles and bells, then it might leave space for a move upwards in 6D2 specs.”
Expect the rumor mill to pick up as we approach the next major announcement.
New rumors about the upcoming Canon 5D X have surfaced over at the DP Review forums. The rumors claim that the Canon 5D X will feature a single DIGIC 7 quad core processor, while the upcoming 1D X Mark II will have two DIGIC 7 processors and one DIGIC 6 processor (perhaps the DIGIC 6 processor will be used for AF processing?). [Read more…]