Canon will reveal three new lenses in the immediate future, as follows: EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM, EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, and EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM.
Canon fans are expecting to see lots of products being launched in the near future, including cameras and lenses. As the EOS 7D Mark II will definitely be revealed soon, it seems like a bunch of lenses will also become official in early September.
The rumor mill has managed to leak the names of three upcoming Canon lenses, one of them being aimed at APS-C DSLRs, while the other two are designed for full frame cameras.
According to highly-trusted sources, Canon will announce the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM, EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, and EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM as part of the Photokina 2014 line-up.
Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens is a pancake model for APS-C DSLRs, not full frame cameras, as initially thought
All these three optics have been rumored recently. The Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens has been believed to be aimed at full frame DSLRs. However, it appears that the company will actually release an EF-S version.
This version will be based on a pancake design, meaning that it will be very compact and lightweight.
When mounted on a Canon APS-C camera, the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens will provide a 35mm equivalent of approximately 38mm.
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS set to become EOS 6D’s next kit lens
Canon has also been said to be working on a standard zoom lens, but no further information has been provided. Thankfully, the rumor mill exists and it seems like the model in question is the EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.
This product could become a kit lens for the EOS 6D, which is currently selling alongside the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS. The problem with this version is that it is very expensive, so the company must provide a cheaper solution for the users.
A potential price has not been leaked, but the whole kit should be cheaper than the Canon 6D + 24-105mm f/4L IS kit, which is available for about $2,500 at Amazon.
Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM lens is real and is on its way
Last but not least, is the Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM lens. It will serve as a replacement for the current version, which also sports Diffractive Optics.
A lens based on DO design combines multiple elements into a single multilayer element in order to even out chromatic aberration. Beside improving image quality, the dimensions of a lens are reduced.
This model will probably be very expensive, but we should not draw any conclusions for the time being. The announcement will be made soon, so stay tuned!