1645566473 Canon making a big announcement on February 24th as photos
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23/02/2022

Canon making a big announcement on February 24th as photos of RF 800mm and 1200mm lenses leak

Canon making a big announcement on February 24th as photos

Canon has posted a big announcement teaser to its official Weibo account for something coming on February 24th. And a new image leak suggests it might be the upcoming super long RF  mount 800mm f/5.6L IS USM and RF 1200mm f/8L IS USM lenses. February 24th would mark the third day of the now-cancelled CP+ event in Japan. With an event as big as CP+, such lenses wouldn’t be unusual, but now it looks like we might see a simple online announcement.

Other reports believe that we may also see a new 8K capable camera during the announcement event. They say that the teaser was posted with the hashtag #canon8K, although I’m not seeing that on the original Weibo post, and that the infinity symbol below the number (which is actually a countdown) is just an 8 flipped around on its side. Personally, I think they might be reaching.

A new image posted to Weibo today, confirming that the number is indeed a countdown, has switched that 3 out for a 2. It still doesn’t contain a #canon8K hashtag.

canon 2

That being said, we are still waiting for that EOS R1 true flagship model (because it ain’t the EOS R3, as Canon pointed out), so maybe we’ll see one. I can’t really imagine it would be anything else if it really is capable of 8K. I doubt it’ll go into an EOS R or EOS RP replacement (although both are long overdue for one). But with images of the RF mount 800mm f/5.6 and 1200mm f/8 L IS USM lenses leaking I think those two might be a pretty safe bet.

We’ll keep you posted as we hear more!

[via Asobinet / Photo Rumors]

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