The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS lens has been rumored to be replaced for over quite some time now. One of the common complaints of the about the lens is the push-pull zoom design, which leads it to be regarded as a “dust sucker.” Additionally, the lens is rather slow at the long end of the zoom at f/5.6; however, that allows it to remain compact in spite of its long zoom range. [Read more...]
Recent rumors suggest that we will see a pair of new Canon TS-E tilt-shift lenses added to Canon’s lineup in September for Photokina 2014.
The current TS-E 45mm f/2.8 and TS-E 90mm F/2.8 are well-overdue replacement; however, rumors point to only the 45mm lens getting a direct replacement while the other TS-E lens in the pipeline with be a “longer focal length” but not a 90mm lens. [Read more...]
Recent rumors suggest that the Canon 7D Mark II’s release date may have slipped a bit due to manufacturing issues of the Dual Pixel AF sensor for the camera. The excellent Dual Pixel AF we first saw in the Canon 70D and the Canon 7D Mark II is rumored to have a higher performance version of the sensor. [Read more...]
New rumors suggest that the Nikon D800 may be getting a refreshed in a similar manner that we saw with the Nikon D4s. The updated models is rumored to boost the sensor performance using the same 36MP sensor and a boosting in processing power with the new Expeed 4.
No specifics have surfaced in terms of release time frame (Photokina would be a safe bet) or pricing.
[via Nikon Rumors]
A tipster points to CP+ in February as the release timeframe for the rumored Fuji X-T1. Additionally, the X-Pro2 (successor to the popular X-Pro1) is being saved for Photokina in September according to our tipster.
The Photokina release for the X-Pro2 seems quite a stretch to me, since it was rumored to be pushed back from CES earlier this month. Of course, we’ll know soon enough if it doesn’t show up in February at CP+.
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Rumors of a medium format system in the works for Canon continue to churn as we are still a year away from the anticipated release at Photokina 2014. Keith over at Northlight Images has received word that the rumored medium format system from Canon will be part of the EOS system, “since a key aspect of the MF project is how it positions the Canon camera brand ‘as a whole’ in the market in years to come.”
The EOS branding makes lots of sense given the recent addition of the EOS M line. Additional rumors suggested that current EF lenses would be compatible with Canon EOS medium format bodies; however, that doesn’t seem quite right given the image circle and flange distance requirements. It seems more likely that Canon medium format lenses would be compatible with the EF mount for the current DSLR formats.