New Canon EF 70-200mm L Lens Rumored

Canon 70-200mm f4

Canon Rumors reports of a tip that Canon is working on a new EF 70-200mm L lens. It would most likely be the aging EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM model that would get the Mark II update.

No word on when the lens would be coming but sooner rather than later is likely. Canon has a habit of introducing professional lenses in the November-ish time frame, so that wouldn’t be a total shocker to see such a lens then.

Stay tuned.


New Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Leaks Out Ahead of Official Launch


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.

Lensbaby Teasing New 55mm f/1.6 Lens for Next Week

Lensbaby 55mm f1.6 Teaser

Lensbaby has been teasing a new lens on its Facebook page over the past few days building up to the official launch next week on April 7. Previously, Lensbaby had been rumored to launch a 55mm f/1.6 lens in early April. Now, Lensbaby has confirmed that the lens is an f/1.6 aperture lens. See the three teaser images released thus far below. [Read more…]