Canon is rumored to be developing an EF-S 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM all-round zoom lens for DSLR cameras with APS-C image sensors, which will be announced soon.
Photographers who travel a lot will always appreciate a good, all-round zoom lens. In this segment, Tamron appears to be stealing the show with its impressive optics, which have a more extended zoom and which are available at lower prices than their Canon or Nikon rivals.
It appears that Canon is aiming to fix this problem by releasing an EF-S optic with a zoom ranging from 18mm to 300mm sometime in the neighboring future. The product has been rumored before, but this is the first time the lens is actually close to being released on the market.
Canon EF-S 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens rumored to be revealed in the near future
The Canon EF-S 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens has been in development for quite some time, sources say. However, the Japan-based company has finally found the perfect formula and it will release the product on the market in the foreseeable future.
This optic will come packed with image stabilization technology, which will come in handy when photographers will extend its focal length all the way to its telephoto end. The autofocus motor consists of a Stepping Motor, which is said to provide silent and smooth AF when capturing both stills and videos.
Since this is an optic designed for DSLR cameras with APS-C sensors, it will provide a 35mm focal length equivalent of about 29-480mm.
The brand new Canon EF-S 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens will become an all-round product for users who travel a lot, when swapping lenses can be an inconvenient.
The company’s new optic will replace the existing EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, which is 100mm shorter and which is still available at Amazon for about $700.
The elusive Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens could also be announced soon
Canon is expected to introduce a lens for full frame cameras, too. The product in question is the long-rumored and sought-after EF 11-24mm f/4L USM wide-angle lens.
This optic has already been leaked on the web and some sources have said that it will be priced around $3,000.
Nobody truly knows why this product has not made it onto the market until now. However, it is coming soon and it would not be so surprising if it comes alongside the EF-S 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM sometime around CP+ 2015.