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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Canon EF 50mm, 85mm, 135mm coming with IS in 2014

I lamented on Canon's current lack of direction and decisiveness in their new product strategy on my recent posts and suspect they are mired in a mode of 'lethargy and funk'. Now, apparently they have decided to stick to their core competency and concentrate on new DSLR bodies and EF lenses, unlike other camera manufacturers, who like to dabble in new technologies like mirrorless full frame sensor and retro looking bodies.

Canon has called it a day for 2013 on new product announcement. The EOS-7D Mk IIEOS-M2 are two cameras that will come out in the first half of 2014. In addition, there will be about 6 new EF lenses making their debut next year. There may be a wide angle zoom coming, perhaps around  EF 17-50mm f/4L with IS and the 35mm f/1.4L II may also be on the list.

The EF 50mm f/1.4 IS II and the EF 100-400mm f/4-5.6L IS II are two lenses I am most interested in. In addition, there is word Canon will upgrade most of their non "L" lens and add IS to them. This may include the EF 85mm and EF 135mm as well. Keep checking back for more information. 2013 is a year of disappointment for Canon and I think they are happy it is coming to an end soon. 

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