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This deal likely won’t last long.
2017 isn’t shaping up to being a big year for Canon, but there are going to be a fair number of popular announcements this year. Below is what we can confirm is coming in 2017, even if we cannot confirm exactly when things are coming.
We also touch on a few things that won’t be coming this year, in case you’re on the fence about a purchase.
- Canon EOS 6D Mark II
This is the most anticipated DSLR from Canon this year. We expect to see it in late Q2/early Q3
- Canon EOS Rebel SL2
The smallest DSLR in the lineup will get a refresh in 2017. We expect it to be specced pretty close to the EOS Rebel T7i.
- Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS
This is a highly anticipated lens and we expect it to come around some time in Q3 of 2017.
- Canon EF-S xxmm f/2.8 IS STM
We haven’t confirmed the focal length of this lens yet, but it will be announced on or around April 5, 2017. We’ve also been told that it’ll have a unique feature for an EF-S lens.
- Canon 135mm
There is some kind of 135mm lens coming in 2017, we just don’t know an awful lot about it at this time. This one may evolve some and I think it’s likely a Q4 announcement.
- Canon Cinema EOS CXXX Camera
A new Cinema EOS camera below the EOS C300 Mark II is coming in 2017. It will not be called the C100 Mark III. This won’t be ready for NAB next month, so we expect a Q3 or Q4 announcement.
- Canon Cinema lenses
We expect to see at least one prime cinema lens announced for NAB next month. There may also be an anamorphic lens announced some time in 2017.
What’s not coming?
- Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO IS
We were told it was possible this lens would come in late 2017, but we can confirm that it’s not. Perhaps we’ll see it at Photokina in 2018?
- Canon EOS-1D C Mark II
It’s not coming this year, and we don’t think it ever will.
- Canon EOS 5DS & Canon EOS 5DS R
There will be no new high megapixel camera in 2017.
Source: Updated 2017 Canon Roadmap
We told you back in January that Canon would be announcing a new EF-S prime lens soon.
We now know the lens is expected to be announced on April 5, 2017 in North America and that it is indeed a new wide angle EF-S prime lens.
Unfortunately we’ve been told two different focal length for this lens and we’re trying to confirm which is correct. We’ll let you know as soon as we know. We’re hoping for a lens around 10mm for APS-C cameras.
More to come…
In addition to the D820 and D7300 Nikon is rumored to announce five new Nikkor lenses this year (as of today Nikon still has two camera models that have already been registered with various government agencies but are not yet announced: N1546 and N1610).
The Nikon D750 replacement is rumored for late 2017 or early 2018.
It is still not clear what will be Nikon’s future mirrorless solution and when it will be announced, but there is a good chance that nothing will happen anytime soon – at least not in 2017 (the pictures above are just design concepts by broxibear).
The future of the Nikon 1 is also not clear.
I still would like to think that Nikon will do something big for their 100th anniversary, but there is a possibility that we will only see the Nikon D5 and D500 limited editions sets.
Nikon is going through a major restructuring and I just think it will be a while until we see the results of it. Nikon even canceled their lens-only rebates they have been doing for years during the February-March timeframe.
Here again are some of the key points Nikon made regarding their future plans:
- This is a quote: “bringing in multiple mirrorless cameras at an early stage”
- In the future Nikon will concentrate their resources on mid-to-high-end DSLR and mirrorless cameras and lenses.
- Nikon will have fewer models in the future.
- Nikon still wants to develop a high-end compact camera.
Sigma’s Art range of high-performance, super-sharp optics, designed to maximize the high-resolution sensor potential of DSLRs such as the D800, have gained a formidable reputation for quality and value. The Sigma 12-24mm f/4 A isn’t quite on par with the sharpness potential we’ve seen with some of Sigma’s wide-angle Art prime lenses, such as the 24mm f/1.4 A or 35mm f/1.4 A, but for a wide-angle zoom lens, it still performs exceptionally well on the D800. It delivers great performance across the board, with excellent sharpness that rivals the own-brand Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G alternative; best in-class distortion control with minimal curvature at either end of the zoom; and well-controled vignetting and chromatic aberration. Priced between the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G and the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8, it’s a good value, too. The Tamron offers a couple of extra features, such as the faster f/2.8 maximum aperture and image stabilization to boost its low-light credentials, but the Sigma’s wider 12mm focal length will have a different appeal for many full-frame landscape and architectural photographers.
B&H Photo has launched a new series sponsored by Canon & Sony called “Women of influence”. B&H Photo has met and talked with ten women that make a difference in the fields of photography and film. The first two episodes have launched and there will be 8 more between now and May 10, 2017.
You can check out the series here.
From B&H Photo
Women of Influence is an inspirational look at the talent, drive, and perseverance that forged some remarkable photographic and filmmaking careers.
Ten leading women explore their works, the stories of how each built careers, overcame challenges, and developed signature styles.
This series is brought to you by B&H, with the generous support of Canon and Sony.
We get asked a fair bit about the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R and whether or not we can expect replacements any time soon. We’re told that we won’t be seeing a replacement for either camera in 2017, but that there is obviously plans for another high megapixel DSLR.
We do think these cameras will likely be replaced by a single model in the second half of 2018.
Canon has shown us a 250mp CMOS sensor as well as a 120mp CMOS sensor DSLR, with a variation of the latter being more likely to end up in a consumer DSLR. We have no information as to what the megapixel count would be for an EOS 5DS Mark II, but it will likely be a significant jump from the current 50.6mp.
More to come…
Bryan at The-Digital-Picture has completed his review of the Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 ZE lens. This is a great option for anyone looking for a wide angle prime lens, especially landscape and interior photographers.
If you want the best image quality possible at 18mm, few lenses surpass this one. If you want the best-built 18mm lens, perhaps no lens surpasses this one. The beautifully-designed Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 Lens reliably delivers greatness and if an 18mm manual focus lens meets your needs, this lens deserves a spot on your short list. Read the full review
I’ve added the Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 ZE to my kit as I found the amazing Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 ZE to be too wide at times. I also appreciate the smaller size and the ability to easily use filters on the Milvus 18mm f/2.8.