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Canon Lens Leaks, 400mm F/4, 24-105mm STM, and 24mm F/2.8

By Anthony Thurston on September 11th 2014

Well, last night just before bed the 7D Mark II specs and image leaked, and I went to bed shortly after finishing that post. Apparently Canon’s lens announcements also leaked online sometime after I hit the sack, so here are the pics and specs for the upcoming lens announcements.

Canon EF 24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

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  • One UD lens and two glass mold aspherical lens
  • AF drivent by stepping motor
  • Full-time manual focus
  • 4 stops IS
  • Maximum magnification is 0.3x
  • New kit lens for the EOS 6D

Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II

canon-400mm-do

  • Total length 232.7 mm
  • Weight is 2100 g
  • Third generation DO lens
  • One large-diameter UD lens
  • One large-diameter aspherical lens grinding
  • 4 stop IS
  • Special coating SWC
  • Dust and water resistant

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens

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  • First EF-S pancake lens
  • 38.4 mm equivalent
  • High-precision glass molded aspherical lens
  • Full-time manual focus
  • Minimum focusing distance 0.16m
  • Maximum magnification is 0.27x
  • 22.8 mm height
  • 125g weight

So, overall – unless there is more that has not leaked – I think that this is a pretty underwhelming lens haul for Canon at Photokina. The 400mm will be awesome, but priced so high most will never get to use it. The 24-105mm looks like it will be a great kit lens, even if it looks plastic and not as good of build quality as the 24-105mm L version. The 24mm pancake looks sweet, but many will complain that it is EF-S only.

Personally, I am not impressed, with both these lenses and the 7D Mark II. The door is wide open in my mind for someone else to steal the show at Photokina.

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What are your thoughts about these lens leaks? Do any of the lenses tickle your fancy? Leave a comment below!

[via Canon Watch]

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Michael Moe

    i want that 24mm f2.8 lens!!!

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  2. Michael Velardo

    What’s the problem with making the 24-105mm STM an L series lens? Canon appears to be moving backwards lately.

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  3. Jeff Morrison

    thanks for sharing

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  4. Austin Swenson

    Yeah I thought since they reduced the prices of a bunch of lenses that they might be doing some kind of refresh on at least a few, but you never know, they could be keeping something close to the vest and then drop an awesome bomb at photokina… Or so the canonites would hope.

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  5. Matthew Saville

    Like the previous major Canon lens announcement, I hope the excitement here will be in the pricing. Yes, this new 24-105 STM lens sounds like a dud compared to the 24-105 L, but what if it is priced at $499 or so, and has a flawless MTF chart? Same thing with the 24 EF-S. If it’s flawlessly sharp, and relatively affordable, they’ve got something here.

    Really the only problem is that Canon users feel let down because Canon isn’t blasting the world with multiple full-frame mirrorless cameras like Sony is. I understand that, but that’ll come soon enough IMO and in the meantime Canon has plenty of OVF peeps to keep happy, at all budget levels.

    =Matt=

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  6. Stan Rogers

    That’s “apochromatic”, of course. (We Canadians learn to get good at ignoring the red squigglies, since our spelling doesn’t match any known spell-check dictionaries.)

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  7. Stan Rogers

    EF-S only is the only way it could be an SLR lens, 24mm and “pancake” all at the same time, unfortunately. Anything that doesn’t extend into the mirror box would need a more retrofocus design, which would mean that the lens has to extend further away from the camera body — especially if you want an image circle that covers a 24x36mm sensor. You can’t put a simple 24mm Tessar design 40mm away from the sensor and focus at infinity. People are just going to have to learn that disappointment is a part of life. Eventually. I hope. (Though the number of web postings demanding 10-600mm f/0.7 apachromatic, flat-field, macro-capable lenses for under $1000 leads me to believe that my hope is naïve, futile and wasted.)

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    • Matthew Saville

      Stan, I love your comments. Keep them coming!

      I hope Canon can quickly rise to the occasion of matching the image quality (specifically, the dynamic range and AA-less acuity) of the likes of the Nikon D5300, then we will have a real winner of an OVF system on our hands in the likes of the high-end rebels, for those who still want an OVF. (Personally, I do)

      =Matt=

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    • Anthony Thurston

      Good point(s) Stan! I didn’t really think about that in regards to the 24mm Pancake. Still, should be a good lens for crop shooters, probably will pair well with the new 7D Mark II.

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    • Ralph Hightower

      With it being an EF-S lens, it won’t fit on my full frame Canon, however, the EF 40mm f2.8 STM looks like it’s “pancake” enough.

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    • Stan Rogers

      Ralph, the EF 40mm/2.8 STM is a simple Tessar-type design with a focal length about the same as the flange distance (the distance between the lens mount and the sensor). If it were anything other than (about) 40mm *and* f/2.8 (or slower), it couldn’t be as small and flat. Any faster, and it would need to be bigger to avoid vignetting. Any shorter, and it would need to be retrofocus. (The EF-S 24 is retrofocus too, but it doesn’t have a big enough image circle to cover full frame, and it needs to extend behind the lens mount.) Any longer, and it would need to be, well, longer. (Yes, Pentax has a tiny 70mm lens, but all of their not-40mm pancakes are designed for their exclusively-crop-sensor cameras and have limited maximum apertures. As a true telephoto lens, it can be shorter than the focal length would suggest, but that comes at the expense of the image circle.)

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  8. Hannes Nitzsche

    I agree… these lenses sound nice but that’s about all. I was blown away yesterday to read about the new samyang 12mm ff lens… now this a whopper… Canon really needs something big for photokina. Maybe the rumored 7DMkII specs are not all there is to this new body… Now it’s time to play that waiting game…

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