Following rumors that new lenses are coming in 2015, Canon is also rumored to be working on a macro lens with unique capabilities, which will become available in 2016.
After introducing the EF 11-24mm f/4L USM wide-angle zoom lens, the big-megapixel 5DS and 5DS R DSLRs, and the EOS M3 mirrorless camera among others, Canon is allegedly working on multiple other products.
Some products have been mentioned within the rumor mill, while others are unknown for the time being. However, it seems like a source is confident that the company will announce a new macro lens in 2016, which is said to bring never-before-seen features to the table.
New Canon macro lens to offer unique features sometime in 2016
The source is pretty vague regarding the new Canon macro lens’ features. However, it appears that the optic will be a “world’s first” in the digital imaging world.
The Japan-based manufacturer has revealed a bunch of interesting optics in recent years, including the EF 200-400mm f/4L USM, which features a built-in 1.4x teleconverter.
Unfortunately, we will have to wait a little longer before finding out the unique capabilities of the new Canon macro lens, as this product is expected to become official “sometime next year”.
Many other Canon lenses and cameras will be unveiled by the end of 2015
Slightly sooner than 2016, Canon is expected to introduce a new EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens along with the Mark II version of the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens.
Additionally, the Japanese manufacturer is believed to be working on two new DSLRs. The EOS 5D Mark IV has been mentioned within the rumor mill and sources say that it is definitely coming soon.
The other model is the EOS 1D X replacement, which could be called EOS 1Ds X, EOS 1D Xs, or even EOS 1D X Mark II. The flagship EOS camera is allegedly coming later in 2015.
Canon will also take care of its Cinema EOS line-up. Beside the C300 Mark II and C500 Mark II, which could come at NAB Show 2015, a successor to the EOS 1D C and a rival for the Panasonic GH4 are expected to show up by the end of this year.
By the looks of it, the company’s fans will have something to talk about for the rest of the year in order to prepare themselves for the new Canon macro lens that will deliver unique features in 2016.