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Canon to announce at least five new lenses by the end of 2013

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Canon to announce at least five new lenses by the end of 2013

Canon is rumored to launch five new lenses by the end of 2013, thus replacing some products which have been available on the market since 1998.

Numerous reports have surfaced about Canon’s digital imaging lineup for 2013. All kinds of people, who claim to be familiar with the matter, have leaked information about upcoming products, which should be released over the course of this year.

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM II telephoto zoom lens to be announced in 2013
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II lens to be announced in 2013, in order to replace its older telephoto zoom sibling.

Canon launching five new lenses in 2013

The latest report comes from a “new source” claiming that five new lenses will be introduced on the market in the following months. Additionally, the sought-after EOS 60D replacement, called EOS 70D, will not be announced in the next couple of days.

Canon will hold events all over the globe on March 21 and 22. The company has been rumored to announce the 70D for a long time, but the new report states that the 60D successor will be unveiled right before the beginning of summer 2013.

A pair of zooms and a trio of fixed lenses

On the other hand, the soon-to-begin events will focus on new lenses. The list includes five lenses, such as two zoom and three fixed-focal length optics for photographers using EF-mount DSLR cameras.

The Canon EF 19mm f/2.8L, EF 35mm f/1.2L II, and the EF 135mm f/2L II will be the lenses with fixed-focal length, while the EF 14-24mm f/2.8L and the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II will be the zoom optics.

Most of these lenses are new to the rumor mill, but the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II is a product which has been mentioned in the past. The lens is still available at Amazon for a price of $1,459.

The source admitted that not all of these products will be revealed tomorrow or the day after tomorrow, though all of them should make an official appearance by the end of this year.

Four other optics have been rumored in the past

Unfortunately, there are no mentions of the other four lenses, which have been rumored over the past couple of weeks. As a result, it is unknown whether the TS-E 45mm and 90mm tilt-shift lenses or the EF 200 f/2L and EF 800 f/5.6L telephoto optics will be finally revealed or not.

Whatever happens, keep an eye on Camyx in order to find out the latest news and rumors from the digital imaging world!

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