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]