2013 will really be an exciting year for new products. Canon should be announcing the official release of the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4X lens the first quarter of the year. Then the EF 50mm f/1.4 IS may be announced with the EOS-7D MK II camera. Also a few new EF-S lenses may be announced as well among other lens introductions.
Now word has come that Canon is working on the EF 14-24mm f/2.8L lens in response to the Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens. The announcement of the development of this new lens may coincide with the long awaited megapixel camera that Canon is planning to introduce next year. This ultra wide zoom will make an ideal partner to the new full frame camera and will be most welcomed by landscape and nature photographers.
Canon is still working through their production and supply chain problems. We will know how well they have resolved these challenges by the release date of the EF 200-400mm lens because that project has been about two years in the making.