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Get Your Syrup Ready, New Canon 24mm Pancake Lens In The Works

By Anthony Thurston on August 23rd 2014

A lot of our attention has been on the 7D replacement and the near constant stream of rumors surrounding that release. But this morning, while sipping my coffee and eating a cinnamon roll, I came across another interesting Canon rumor.

According to a report over on Canon Rumors, Canon could be gearing up to announce/release a new 24mm pancake lens. There is no indication of what the max aperture would be, but it is assumed this lens would be a constant F/2.8 like its older brother, the Canon 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens.  Canon EF 40mm pancake 1Also worth noting: apparently the info stream has dried up about that 100-400mm replacement that everyone was hoping was coming with the Canon 7D replacement. It’s possible that maybe the rumors of that lens were premature.

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One other tidbit, apparently this rumor also mentions something about a possible 15-85mm variable aperture lens, an interesting focal range if you ask me, but given the variable aperture, probably not something many will get excited about.

Regardless, Photokina is in just a few short weeks, these announcements from Canon, are expected anytime now… so stay tuned.


What are your thoughts on this rumor? Would you like to see a new 24mm F/2.8 pancake lens from Canon? Leave a comment below!

[via Canon Rumors]

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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 will go for the 24mm ef-s lense!

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  2. Rafael Steffen

    I love the idea of a 15-85 zoom lens! That would be a great all around lens for travel and street photography.

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  3. Kim Farrelly

    Their other pancake is a good little performer by all accounts, hopefully Canon will surpass this QI a little bit while keeping the price low, I’m thinking 22mm f/2 M low, it could be a great seller.

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