It’s possible that Canon will be revealing two new 70-200mm lenses next month, according to a recent report from Canon Rumors.
Canon Rumors is reporting that Canon's planning to replace the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II and EF 70-200mm f/4L IS very soon — like, early next month soon. “We’re told that Canon will finally unveil their new 70-200mm lenses with an early June announcement. Yes, that’s plural,” claims Canon Rumors.
The original 70-200mm f/4L IS is about 12 years old, being released in November 2006. The 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II was announced 8 years ago in April 2010. These two new 70-200 lenses are reportedly upgraded version of those original models.
How certain is this rumor?
Let's say that Canon Rumors is very confident. “We can 100% confirm that one of the new lenses will be an EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II,” Canon Rumors writes. “We can also 95% confirm that the second lens will be a EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III. All of the tips we’ve seen point to this lens coming, but we haven’t actually seen the “f/2.8L IS III” in writing.”
So it seems we're for sure getting an EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II, and while Canon Rumors isn’t 100 percent sure about the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III, it’s almost just as certain.
Pricing and Availability
Canon Rumors does not know the price or the release dates for these lenses. But we should be hearing more details in the coming weeks if this prediction is correct.