Welcome to our roundup series where we will hit on several gear news and rumor topics each day. This gives you a chance to get caught up on all of the day’s news and rumors in one place. Make sure to check back daily for the latest gear news, rumors, and announcements.
More Rumors Fly Regarding Sony FE F/2.8 Zoom Lenses
If the Sony rumor mill was a grill, I don’t think any steak would be getting cooked faster than this Sony FE zoom lens rumor. More new rumors started floating around this morning about the lens, including this one from an unnamed European camera store.
The rumor post claims that an associate at this unnamed store directed a customer to wait on the F/4 version of the 16-35mm because an F/2.8 version of the lens was coming. This associate supposedly even showed the client the lens in the store’s system. Red flags and talk about grains of salt aside, this rumor is interesting because it points to a November announcement and a ‘before Christmas’ availability for the new Sony FE F/2.8 zoom.
Sony has some FE lens announcements coming, that much is clear; they have said as much themselves. The rumors are pretty certain that these lenses, or at least some of them, will be F/2.8 refreshes of the already existing F/4 zoom lenses. This is something that makes sense for Sony, as it gives pro photographers the lenses they desire to make a full switch to the Sony system.
Beyond these rumored FE zooms, I am really hoping for some nice prime lenses, preferably of the affordable variety.
Canon Super Zoom Development Surfaces Again
The Canon rumor mill is also abuzz regarding some new lens rumors, though not of the super exciting variety. According to this report over on Canon Rumors, Canon is working on a new L super zoom lens that is meant to replace the current 28-300mm F/3.5-5.6L IS.
So far, the focal range and speed of the lens is unknown, but what is a little more concerning here is that a lens like this is in development at all. I could probably poll 100 photographers and not run into a single one who has shot, or would even be interested in shooting with an expensive and slow L superzoom.
Personally, I think those research dollars would be better spend on their struggling mirrorless line, or updating their prime lenses to match the Sigma Art glass. But that is just me.
What are your thoughts on today’s roundup? What news/rumors did we miss? What would you like to see covered in future roundups? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!