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Canon Lens Announcements For Photokina Revealed!

By Anthony Thurston on August 30th 2014

We have a quite a bit of coverage on Canon and its plans to announce the long awaited and highly anticipated 7D replacement camera. But what else is up Canon’s sleeve for Photokina?


Well, according to a new report over on Canon Watch, Canon is poised to announced three new lenses along with the 7D replacement. Those lenses are an EF-S 24mm F/2.8 STM, an EF 24-105mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM, and a new EF 400mm F/4 DO IS II USM.

The update to the 100-400mm that we had been hearing about does not appear to be in Canon’s plans for Photokina, though I suppose it is possible that the company is keeping it under a tight lock and key like the 7D replacement.

Anyways, I think that these sound like some great lenses, but nothing that is really going to make anyone really excited. The 24mm may be the pancake lens that we talked about earlier in the week, the 24-105mm is a big pile of ‘Meh’ (in my opinion), and while I would be super excited to grab that new 400mm F/4, knowing Canon, it will be prohibitively expensive. (The current 400mm F/4 is over $6,000)

I am sure many will probably be disappointed with these announcements, when they come. But, like I said, Canon is notoriously tight lipped about new products until the last minute, so there could still be some that we are not aware of at this point…


What are your thoughts on these rumored announcements? Do any of the lenses mentioned above strike your fancy? Leave a comment below!

[via Canon Watch]

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Q&A Discussions

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  1. Basit Zargar

    Nice option

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  2. Mark Iuzzolino

    The 4oomm would be sweet for my football photography.

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  3. Dave Bellis

    Now only if Canon would focus on what the market wants and not what they believe they want- A real mirrorless! So many are jumping ship to Fuji and Sony that they’re going to bleed out and have no one to buy these new lens. (I’m a Canon guy, but have sold off one body for a Sony a7 and find myself using it 90% of the time)

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  4. Michael Leslie

    Canon have completely dropped the ball in recent times, other manufacturers are producing lenses just as good (or better) and retailing them cheaper, see Tamron’s 24-70 VC, 70-200 VC and Sigma’s 50mm ART as some recent examples.

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  5. Phil Bautista

    As a Canon user this news leaves me bored. Can’t wait for Sigma’s final list.

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  6. Giorgos Mavrikas

    The new 24-105 STM is EF mount, which means the 6D Mark II announcement is close and it’s gonna sport dual pixel AF.

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  7. Herm Tjioe

    I’m more excited for announcements that’s going to take the thunder away from Nikon & Canon.

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  8. Austin Swenson

    Hmm, maybe the 7D replacement is what is going to steal the show this year.

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  9. Rafael Steffen

    I Wonder if Nikon will make a 100mm to 400mm.

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    • Ido Scharf

      They have an 80-400mm that’s very well regarded, though its around $1,000 more expensive than Canon’s 100-400mm.

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    • Ido Scharf

      Looks like the first EF (“full frame”-compatible) STM lens from Canon. I’m more intrigued by what that means, rather than the lens itself.

      It might suggest that Canon has a full frame DSLR coming soon with the EOS 70D’s “Dual Pixel CMOS AF” for better autofocus in Live View, or at least a system that’s capable of really utilizing those STM lenses in Live View, like the EOS 100D (Rebel SL1).

      24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 are specs of a kit lens. It may replace the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM as the EOS 6D’s kit lens, or it could even point to a new entry-level for Canon’s full frame DSLRs – either a replacement for the 6D, or a lower-tier model.

      The 24mm f/2.8 has EF-S in its model name. That makes it the only EF-S prime lens other than the 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM, so that’s good news. One of my biggest gripes with Canon’s lens strategy has been the lack of support for their APS-C cameras, as there isn’t any reasonably-sized wide angle or semi-wide angle prime. The 24mm starts filling that void, but f/2.8 is just disappointing.

      Well, why should I care, anyway? I don’t use Canon equipment at all, anyway.

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  10. Jeff Morrison

    looking forward to the new lens

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