Today is a pretty huge day for Canon shooters with the announcement of the new 60D and 4 new lenses as well as new teleconverters and information on even more lenses to come in the future! I have posted detailed information and my thoughts on all these announcements but as there were so many I am doing a summary here for those who just want to bare minimum info. If you want to read the full posts then scroll down or click the links! Whew! Big day and also new traffic record for my website so thanks to all those that logged in to check out these exciting new products.
Update 2: Amazon has the 60D up for pre-order here
Canon 60D – Full article here.
Main points of interest: 18MP sensor, 3″ swivel screen, full video functions of the 7d and a nice looking ergonomic re-design.
Available in September for approx. $1099 (new battery grip BG-E9 $270)
Canon EF 70-300 f4-5.6 L IS – Full article here
Main points of interest: Small size (143mm) and weighs in at just a tiny bit over 1KG. 4-stop image stabilization, full weather sealing and minimum focusing distance of 1.2m
Available in October for approx. $1500
Canon EF 8-15 f4 L – Zoom Fisheye – Full article here
Main points of interest: First lens of its kind, circular fisheye on a full frame and ability to be a full frame 180 degree fisheye on all crop factors.
Available in January for approx $1400
Canon EF 300mm f2.8 L IS II – Full article here
Main points of interest: Weight reduced by 8%. New 4-stop IS. power focus mode for smooth focus racking during movie shooting. Multiple feet available for tripod/monopod attachment, built in collar.
Available in December for approx $7000
Canon EF 400mm f2.8 L IS II – Full article here
Main points of interest: Weight reduced by an enormous 28%!! Otherwise mush the same as the 300mm. New 4-stop IS. power focus mode for smooth focus racking during movie shooting. Multiple feet available for tripod/monopod attachment.
Available in December for approx $11,000
Canon 1.4x TC III and 2x TC III – Full article here
Main points of interest: Well not much really… they are designed to pair perfectly with the new big white tele lenses and predictably they apparently offer hugely improved contrast and sharpness.
Available in December for approx. $500 each
Canon EF 500mm f4 L IS II and 600mm F4 L IS II are in development – Full article here
Main point of interest: Sort of a half announcement. Canon confirms the 500 and 600 will see an upgrade next year to include all of the new features of the new 300 and 400. It will be really interesting to see if they can shave off 25% + weight of either of those 2 lenses ! That would be incredible.
Availability sometime next year and price TBA ( but it will be huge!)