Two new Canon lenses are rumored to become official during the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2014 which takes place next February in Tokyo, Japan.
Digital camera manufacturers seem to have been very focused on their lens line-ups in recent times. Fujifilm will launch a pair of new optics in the coming months, while Nikon is joining the bandwagon with the help of the AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G.
These products are rumored to be announced at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in the United States, while the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2014 in Japan is also a safe bet for other lens makers.
Two new Canon lenses rumored to be announced at the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2014
One of the companies which is believed to put out a great show at CP+ 2014 is Canon. According to the rumor mill, two optics will become official during this event, while their release date will be scheduled for a later time.
The focal lengths of the lenses are currently unknown, just like most other details, but one of them will certainly be an “L” product aimed at professionals. On the other hand, the other one will not sport the “L” branding so it will be aimed at consumers, thus being more affordable.
The company is rumored to announce a lot of lenses next year, including the 35mm f/1.4L II, 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM II, 14-24mm f/2.8L, and 135mm f/2L II, so it remains to be seen which of them are coming in February.
What is a Canon L lens?
If a Canon lens has an “L” right next to its aperture or somewhere in its official title, then it should be a high-end optic with a cutting edge build quality. It reportedly stands for “Luxury” and it will have a high price tag, so potential buyers should start raising some money.
It is worth noting that some people incorrectly believe that the “L” is there to signify a presence of a low dispersion element, but there are plenty of Canon lenses with a low dispersion element which do not benefit from the “L” tag.
The Cinema EOS series will not be forgotten
The rumor mill also mentions that Canon will be present at the National Association of Broadcasters / NAB Show 2014. The event will take place at the beginning of April and it is aimed at videographers.
The EOS maker will allegedly introduce some lenses for the Cinema series and will release them shortly after that. Stay tuned, more details will be revealed soon.