The first photo of the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L lens has been leaked on the web and Canon continues to hint that more products will be revealed in the near future.
Canon has been fairly busy at Photokina 2014, introducing several cameras and lenses, such as the 7D Mark II, PowerShot G7 X, PowerShot SX60 HS, and the EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM.
Despite all these launches, the rumor mill is claiming that the company is preparing to make a splash at PhotoPlus Expo 2014 in New York City at the end of October by launching a 46-megapixel pro DSLR.
Moreover, it is worth noting that Canon should have launched even more lenses at Photokina 2014, according to multiple gossip talks. However, the manufacturer may be saving more for later, including the EF 11-24mm f/4L, whose photo has just been leaked online.
In addition, the company’s representatives have confirmed that more lenses and cameras will be revealed in the near future. Either way, let’s take these stories step-by-step.
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L lens photo shows up online
First of all, the rumor mill has been convinced that Canon is working on a full frame 11-24mm lens for a long time. The optic was said to offer a constant maximum aperture of f/4, but more recent rumors suggested that it would provide a brighter aperture of f/2.8.
It appears that the original gossip talks are closer to the truth as a photo of the lens in question has showed up on Kakaku.com, a price comparison website in Japan, and it reveals the product as having an f/4 aperture.
The photo has disappeared in the meantime, but it has managed to find its way back onto the web. As stated above, the 46-megapixel DSLR is on its way and it would make sense to be introduced alongside a premium optic.
Nevertheless, these are all rumors and you should still take them with a pinch of salt.
New Canon PowerShot compact camera with a large sensor and superzoom lens is on its way
As for the real news, Canon has confirmed that it is currently working on a large sensor compact camera with a superzoom lens. This would probably become a variation of the PowerShot G7 X, which employs a 1-inch-type sensor.
It is very likely that the 24-100mm (35mm equivalent) lens of the G7 X will be switched with a superzoom unit, but the focal range is unknown for now.
Chuck Westfall claims that even more lenses will be announced in the near future
More future plans have been revealed by Chuck Westfall in an interview with CNET. The Canon’s representative has revealed that the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens replacement is still in development and will definitely be released on the market, although no specifics were given.
The Japan-based company is also planning to release more lenses with diffractive optics technology, such as the new EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM.
Finally, the EF-M-mount is not dead. Although no new cameras were promised, Chuck Westfall has confirmed that EOS M camera owners will get more lenses soon.