Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 IS STM macro lens is the company’s next optic to be unveiled for its mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, as it has just been registered on the website of a Russian agency.
Russia’s Novocert and South Korea’s RRA are two agencies which have been responsible for numerous leaks regarding digital imaging products. Manufacturers have to register their products at these agencies before launching them, so curious people are constantly looking for such things.
The latest “victim” is the Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 IS STM macro lens. It was registered on Novocert’s official website and it will be unveiled sometime in the near future, just like the rumor mill already predicted.
Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 IS STM macro lens registered on Russian website
Highly-trusted sources reported that the EOS maker will reveal three new lenses for the EF-M-mount in 2016. One of them was said to be a macro prime unit. Well, the gossip mill got this one right, as the Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 IS STM macro lens has just showed up on the aforementioned Russian website.
Unfortunately, no technical details about the optic were published. However, we know that it will be a prime macro unit, which will provide a full-frame equivalent of about 45mm and a maximum aperture of f/3.5. Since its purpose is to capture macro shots, it will likely have a short minimum focusing distance.
The autofocus drive will consist of a Stepping Motor, so it will focus silently and accurately, as usual. Furthermore, it will come packed with built-in image stabilization technology, that is always useful in macro photography, where the littlest of shakes can result in blurry images.
An announcement date has not been provided. However, judging by this kind of leak, Canon might reveal the product as soon as next week, meaning that you definitely have to stay tuned to Camyx between May 9 and May 13.
New Speedlite 600EX-RT II flash to be announced soon, too
Alongside the EF-M 28mm f/3.5 macro lens, Canon might also introduce the Speedlite 600EX-RT II flash gun. The current generation, called Speedlite 600EX-RT, was launched along with the 5D Mark III.
The successor to this DSLR is coming before Photokina, while the flagship 1D X Mark II camera was revealed earlier in 2016, therefore we are not surprised at all that the Japan-based company will introduce the 600EX-RT II flash this year.
There are no leaked specs, but some folks believe that the new flash will be a tad smaller and lighter than its predecessor. All will be revealed within a few days, so make sure you are not going to miss it!