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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.


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

[via Canon Watch]