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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

More Canon EF, EF-M and 'L' Lens Coming in 2016

Canon recently announced the long awaited EF 35mm f/1.4L II lens. The lens has just started shipping and you can see sample images by clicking on the link above. But there will be more announcements to come in the new few quarters, leading all the way through 2016.

One of my favorite wide zooms is the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II and it will be in line for an upgrade in 2016. Canon is also working on the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS, EF 135mm f/2L IS II and we may eventually see these glass come on the market in a year or two. Other non 'L' lenses will include EF-S and EF-M as alluded by Masaya Maeda of Canon during a recent interview at the Canon EXPO 2015 in New York City.

Canon has now perfected the Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics technology. This new optical element will find its way into many of the upcoming lens and the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III will be a prime candidate. The following EF lens are in their final development stages and we could see them announced in 2016 :

Non 'L' lens : EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS III, EF 50mm f/1.4 II

'L' lens : EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III, EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III

Two lens I am most eager to get my hands on are the EF 600mm f/4 DO BR and EF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6L IS, if Canon decides to put them into production. They will be great wildlife photography lens addition to my equipment bag. You can see my works on

Canon will have a busy schedule in the next 6 months or so. The EOS-1D X II and EOS-5D Mk IV are expected to be announced. Keep checking back for the latest news and development. More to come . . . . . 

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