Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D and EF 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens leaked before Friday’s announcement

Those are the first leaked images of the Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D and the EF 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens that are going to be announced this Friday.

I am curious if Nikon will respond with their own pancake lens.

Update: Full Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D specs:

Canon EOS Rebel T4i Specs

  • The form of digital single-lens reflex, AF / AE camera (flash included)
  • Recording media SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC memory card
  • * UHS-I compliant
  • Image sensor size 22.3 x 14.9 mm approx.
  • Canon EF lenses, the lens (EF-S Lens)

(35mm equivalent focal length marked on the lens focal length of approximately 1.6-fold).

  • Lens Mount Canon EF mount
  • Image Sensor
  • Type CMOS sensors
  • Approximately 18 million pixels Effective Pixels
  • Aspect Ratio 3:02
  • Dust features: automatic, manual, dust delete data attached

Recording System

  • Recording Format Design rule for Camera File system (DCF) 2.0
  • Image format JPEG, RAW (14bit Canon proprietary method)
  • Can simultaneously record RAW + JPEG Large
  • Number of recorded pixels L (Large): Approximately 17.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456)
  • M (Medium): approx. 8.00-megapixel (3456 x 2304)
  • S1 (Small 1): Approx 4.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728)
  • S2 (Small 2): ​​Approx 2.50 megapixels (1920 x 1280)
  • S3 (Small 3): Approximately 350,000 pixels (720 x 480)
  • RAW: Approximately 17.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456)

Shooting image processing

  • Picture Style Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1-3
  • Select expression functions: shooting environment by choosing, depending on lighting and shooting scene
  • White Balance Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White fluorescent light, Flash), Custom
  • White balance correction and white balance bracketing features
  • * Flash color temperature information for communication
  • Prolonged exposure and ISO noise reduction can be applied to shooting with high sensitivity
  • Auto Lighting Optimizer automatically calibrate the brightness of the image
  • Highlight tone Priority
  • Ambient light correction lens aberration correction, chromatic aberration correction


  • Type Eye-level pentaprism
  • Coverage Vertical / Horizontal approx 95% (approximately eyepoint 19mm)
  • Magnification approximately 0.85x (with 50mm lens at infinity -1 m-1)
  • Eyepoint approximately 19 mm (-1 m-1 from eyepiece lens center at)
  • Built-in diopter adjustment of about -3.0 – +1.0 m-1 (dpt)
  • Focusing Screen Fixed, Precision Matte
  • Mirror Quick-return type
  • Provide depth of field preview


  • Type of image-registration, phase detection TTL 2
  • Nine cross-type AF points AF points (f/2.8 at the center AF point detects cross-type AF)
  • Focusing brightness range EV-0.5-18 (23 ° C in, ISO 100)
  • AF operates One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF
  • Continuous built-in flash AF assist lamp flashes by

Exposure Control

  • Metering modes 63-zone TTL full aperture metering
  • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
  • Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder at center)
  • Spot metering (approximately 4% of viewfinder at center)
  • Center-weighted average metering
  • Metering range EV 1 – 20 (23 ℃, ISO 100)
  • Exposure Control Program AE (Auto Intelligent Scene, Flash Off, Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait,
  • Night shooting without a tripod, HDR backlight compensation, Program), shutter-priority AE, Aperture Priority AE, Manual Exposure
  • ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 – 3200 range is assigned automatically by
  • * Portrait: ISO 100, shooting without a tripod at night: ISO 100 – 12800 automatically sets the
  • Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 – 12800 in the range specified in the manual (1 stop increments), ISO 100 – 6400 range, automatically assigned,
  • ISO sensitivity up to ISO can be set automatically or ‘H’ (ISO 25600 equivalent) to the ISO extension
  • Manual Exposure Compensation 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments ± 5 stops
  • AEB: 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments ± 2 stops (in conjunction with manual exposure compensation possible)
  • AE Lock Automatic: When focus is achieved with evaluative metering applies in One-Shot AF mode
  • Manual: AE lock button and use the


  • Format electronically controlled focal-plane shutter
  • Shutter Speed ​​1/4000 seconds to 1/60 sec (Scene Intelligent Auto mode), 1/200 sec X – Sync.
  • * If you use wide-angle lens, a shutter speed of 1/60 sec or less can be. 1/4000 to 30 seconds, bulb
  • (Total shutter speed range. Shutter speed range varies by shooting mode.)


  • Built-in Flash Auto pop-up flash
  • Guide No.: About 13/43 (ISO 100, m / ft)
  • Flash Range: 17mm lens angle of about
  • Charging time about 3 seconds.
  • Provides wireless master unit
  • EX-series Speedlite external flash (the camera flash functions can be set in).
  • Flash metering E-TTL II auto flash
  • Flash Exposure 1.3 or 1.2 stop increments ± 2 stops in
  • FE lock available
  • No PC terminal

Drive System

  • Drive mode, every shot, continuous shooting, 10 seconds or 2-second delay self-timer, continuous shooting 10-second delay
  • Continuous shooting speed up to about 5 frames / sec.
  • Continuous shooting JPEG Large / Fine: Approx 22 (30) each
  • RAW: approximately six (6) every
  • RAW + JPEG Large / Fine: Approx 3 (3) every
  • * Figures with 8GB card Canon testing standards (ISO 100, ‘Standard’ Picture Style) is based.
  • * The figures in parentheses UHS-I compatible with the 8GB card is based on Canon testing standards.

LCD Monitor

  • Type TFT color LCD monitor
  • Monitor size and dots wide, 7.7cm (3.0 inch) (3:02), approximately 1.04 million dots
  • Angle can be adjusted
  • Adjust the brightness manually (step 7)
  • 25 language interface languages
  • Capacitive sensing touch screen technology
  • Feature can be displayed


  • Image Display Format Single, Single image + information (basic information, the shooting information, histogram), four each index, every index of 9, the image can be rotated
  • Approximately zoom 1.5x – 10x

Live View shooting

  • Set Aspect Ratio 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 1:1
  • Hybrid CMOS AF focusing system * (+ tracking, FlexiZone-Multi, FlexiZone-Single), phase difference detection method (quick mode)
  • Manual focus (approximately 5x / 10x magnification possible)
  • * Focusing brightness range: EV 1-18 (23 ℃ in, ISO 100)
  • Continuous AF can
  • Can touch the shutter
  • Real-time image sensor Metering mode Metering
  • Evaluative metering (315 segments), partial metering (approximately 8.8% of the Live View screen), spot metering (approximately 2.8% of the Live View screen), Center-weighted average
  • Metering range EV 0 – 20 (23 ℃, ISO 100)
  • Display two kinds of lattice

Video recording

  • MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video compression
  • Variable (average) bitrate
  • Linear PCM audio recording format
  • MOV video recording format
  • Record the size and
  • Frame Rate 1920×1080 (Full HD): 30p/25p/24p
  • 1280×720 (HD): 60p/50p
  • 640×480 (SD): 30p/25p
  • * 30p: 29.97 fps, 25p: 25.00 fps, 24p: 23.976 fps, 60p: 59.94 fps, 50p: 50.00 fps
  • File size 1920×1080 (30p/25p/24p): approximately 330 MB / minute
  • 1280×720 (60p/50p): approximately 330 MB / minute
  • 640×480 (30p/25p): Approximately 82.5 MB / minute
  • Hybrid CMOS AF focusing system * (+ tracking, FlexiZone-Multi, FlexiZone-Single)
  • Manual focus (approximately 5x / 10x magnification possible)
  • * Focusing brightness range: EV 1-18 (23 ℃ in, ISO 100)
  • Evaluative metering with image sensor Metering mode and center-weighted pyeonggyuncheukgwang
  • * Set the focusing mode automatically, depending on
  • Is Servo AF
  • Metering range EV 0 – 20 (23 ℃, ISO 100)
  • Exposure Control Program AE and Manual Exposure for Video
  • Exposure Compensation 1.3 stop increments ± 3 stops (stop pictures: ± 5 stops).
  • ISO sensitivity
  • (Recommended Exposure Index) Auto exposure shot: ISO 100 – 6400 within the scope of the automatic setting manual exposure, ISO 100 – 6400 within the auto / manual settings,
  • H (ISO 12800 equivalent), expandable to
  • Video Snapshot 2 seconds / 4 seconds / 8 seconds can be set
  • Built-in Stereo Microphone Recording
  • Provides an external stereo microphone jack
  • Adjustable recording level, wind filter, providing
  • Attenuator provides
  • Display two kinds of lattice
  • Flashing warning highlights overexposed highlight areas
  • How a single image, image display, image 100 sheets of 10 hawk jump, jump a CAT scan, folder, jump, jump video, still images, jump, jump grade
  • Images can be rotated
  • Provided ratings
  • Videos can be played (LCD monitors, video / audio output, HDMI OUT)
  • Built-in Speaker
  • Images can be protected
  • All images slide show, date, folder-, video, still images or five kinds of transitions can be selected rating
  • Background music for slideshows and video playback can be selected
  • Image processing
  • Coarse filter effects, monochrome, soft focus, fisheye lens effect, painting effects, color effects, and toy camera effects and miniature effects
  • Can be resized

Direct Printing

  • Compatible with PictBridge-compatible printer, the printer
  • Printable images JPEG and RAW images
  • Compatible with DPOF version 1.1 of the print command

User Settings

  • 8 kinds of user-defined functions
  • My menu can be registered
  • Copyright information can be entered and stored


  • Audio / Video output /
  • Digital terminal analog video (NTSC / PAL selectable) / stereo audio output
  • PC communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed ​​USB), GPS Receiver GP-E2 connection
  • HDMI mini OUT terminal C-type (resolution, auto-switching), CEC-compatible
  • The external microphone input terminal
  • 3.5mm diameter stereo mini-jack
  • Remote Switch RS-60E3 Remote Control for Terminals
  • Remote Controller RC-6 Wireless Remote Control compatible
  • Eye-Fi card can be used


  • Battery Battery Pack LP-E8 (1 reviews)
  • * AC power via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 can be used.
  • * With Battery Grip BG-E8 AA-size when attaching / LR6 batteries can be used.

Battery Life

  • (CIPA test standards basis)
  • Viewfinder when shooting: 23 ℃ approximately 440 sheets, 0 ℃ approximately 400 sheets
  • Live View shooting: 23 ℃ approximately 180 shots, 0 ℃ approximately 150 sheets
  • Video recording time approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes at 23 ℃
  • About 1 hour and 20 minutes at 0 ℃
  • (Fully charged Battery Pack LP-E8 is used)

Size and Weight

  • Dimensions (W x H x D) 133.1 x 99.8 x 78.8 mm approx.
  • Weighs about 575 g (CIPA guidelines), approximately 520 g (body only)
  • Operating Environment
  • Operating temperature range 0 ℃ ~ 40 ℃
  • Operating Humidity 85% or less
  • Battery Pack LP-E8
  • Type of rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Rated voltage 7.2 V DC
  • 1120 mAh battery capacity
  • Operating temperature range when charging: 6 ℃ ~ 40 ℃
  • Shooting: 0 ℃ ~ 40 ℃
  • Operating Humidity 85% or less
  • Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx 37.1 x 15.4 x 55.2mm
  • Weight about 52g
  • Battery Charger LC-E8
  • Compatible Battery Battery Pack LP-E8
  • Charging time Approximately 2 hours (23 ° C in a)
  • Rated input / output rated input: 100 – 240 V AC (50/60 Hz)
  • Rated output: 8.4 V DC / 720mA
  • Operating temperature range 6 ° C ~ 40 ° C
  • Operating Humidity 85% or less
  • Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx 69 x 28 x 87.5mm
  • Weight about 82
  • Battery Charger LC-E8E
  • Compatible Battery Battery Pack LP-E8
  • Charging time Approximately 2 hours (23 ℃ in a)
  • Rated input / output rated input: 100 – 240 V AC (50/60 Hz)
  • Rated output: 8.4 V DC / 720mA
  • Operating Temperature Range 6 ℃ – 40 ℃
  • Operating Humidity 85% or less
  • Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx 69 x 28 x 87.5mm
  • Weight about 82g

* All data above Canon’s testing standards and CIPA (Camera Imaging Products Association) testing standards and guidelines is based on.

* Size listed above, the maximum diameter, length and weight guidelines is based on the CIPA (Camera Body Weight excluded).

* Product specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.

* From the lens of the camera attached to a third party if a problem occurs, please contact the appropriate lens manufacturer.

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  • Ken Elliott

    I’m OK if Nikon spends their energy elsewhere. Given recent camera bodies, perhaps they are.

    • Discontinued

      Me too. A pancake on a DSLR makes next to zero sense to me. I just don’t get the concept of a slow and tiny lens in front of a comparatively big camera. It rather puzzles me than awakens desire.

      • Sky

        f/2.8 isn’t slow 🙂
        And the point is that you can take tele lens or UWA and… this pancake in your rear pocket “just in case”.
        Cause sometimes it’s better to have a small f/2.8 lens then not having lens at all.

        • Patrick Jakubowski

          It is great to have second lens in pocket, but where do you hide your telephoto when you put the pocket lens on camera? 🙂

          • Sky

            Well, that tends to be a problem, can’t day it doesn’t. I usually give it to a tourist passing by.

      • Harold Ellis

        well, if nothing else, it will remove last argument for all those crappy expensive mirroless cameras

        • spam

          Yes, but all the good ones will still sell.

          • Harold Ellis

            i decided that i start supporting mirrorless move. especially those without viewfinder. it is nice that amateurs waste their camera moneys on something so barely useful as they are. it protects our business because i have seen many pics from them to be happy they dont run around with D600 and 35f2 yet.

      • CRB

        I see zero convinience in using my 16-85mm with a d3200 body…small primes is the least nikon must do to use with small bodies ala d3000 and d5000 series…

        • lorenzino

          yes, huh, them, if I may ask, why did you buy the biggest “normal” lens from Nikon? There are many other normal lenses much smaller in size (e.g. 18-55, not counting primes).
          If I ever happen to buy the 70-200/2.8 VRII, I promise I will not complain about it being bigger than the 85/1.8 prime lens…

          • CRB

            First, because i have a D300 (so the balance is optimal), second because is fabulous lens…promise what ever you want (its your life and your money) and respect other peoples POV…primes? thats what we are talking about…NIKON LACKS many primes…FOR DX, i guess you know that… no 24,28, 35 EQ, at sizes for DX…Small bodies like said, dont have AF with older primes…

      • Daryl

        I’ve often hiked with a Canon 5dii and a Voigtlander 40mm f2. A small pancake lens gives good balance and makes for a formidable picture taking machine. A 50% crop gives me the equivalent of a short tele lens and image quality is superior to m 4/3. Yea for Canon, but I’ll bet the image quality is not close to the V 40/2, nor has Nikon’s pancakes been so good either…really pretty poor optics by comparison.

        • i’d urge anyone tot try the nikkor 45 f/2.8 P before dissing it. its truly fantastic lens that i’ll get my hands on one day. a pity its so expensive, but its certainly not an under performer. it does lose a stop to the voitglander, but it is noticeably smaller as well.

  • The 550D has been a great little back up camera tucked away in the corner of my bag for some time now. As good as it is however, the sensor is getting a little old now, so I would hope that the 650 is of a new design…. a few more MP would be nice too, as the D3200’s sensor at 24MP is quite impressive, even if the D3200 as a camera is not.

    • Sky

      Anyone makes 12″ prints these days?

      • Henri108

        Just made some 100″ prints…
        So no, nobody makes 12″ prints!

    • James

      @Curtis – What’s your problem? The Nikon D3200 is rated as having the second best APS-C sensor ever on DXO Mark. Do some research before posting. It will prevent you from looking like a fool.

      • Adam Maas

        The sensor is indeed superb, but Canon doesn’t need 24MP, they need a sensor with comparable performance to Sony’s 16 and 24MP sensors. The 18MP APS-C sensor Canon has been using since the 7D is long obsolete and optimized for video performance at the cost of stills performance. Sony has proved that you can do high-quality video with a sensor optimized for stills performance and Canon needs to match or exceed that performance or its EF-S line will remain an also-ran for serious shooters.

        • Sky

          well, Sony shooters still laugh that their SLTs deliver better performance even despite of mirror in front of the sensor.
          We’ll see if Canon is capable to beat at least that… a camera that gives somewhat crippled image quality be the design. Cause so far Canon keep on failing.

  • Rabi

    I second being okay if Nikon doesn’t release it’s own pancake. They’re cool, but on DSLR-sized bodies they sort of just feel like gimmicks.

    • i use a CZ 45 2.8 thats been converted to F mount and its a splendid little lens. probably cos of the smaller max aperture, you can shoot wide open with no worries about any sort of degradation. also 45mm and 2.8 is a ‘sweet spot’ in terms of DOF for tight portraits, and the small size allows me to shoot street without many people noticing. it certainly has its merits. i use this side by sis with the 50 1.2 AIs and 5cm f2 depending on the situation.

    • St.

      They should invest time to create more pancake lenses for the Nikon 1 system.
      There it DOES make sense.

    • Adam Maas

      Nikon already has a pancake, the 45/2.8 AI-P. It’s discontinued but commonly available and meters with all current bodies. No AF though, but 40mm is a little awkward a focal length on APS-C anyways.

      • People say it’s awkward, but I find it more comfortable and useful than 50mm on APS-C — but it’s not a superb choice for a single-lens kit because its narrow view can be a bit restrictive compared to 28-35mm.

      • LeGO

        A pancake 40mm f/2.8 on FX would be quite nice.

  • Chris Stone

    Sure the Canon EF 40mm f2.8 is a pancake, but it’s not as small as the standard SMC Pentax-DA 40mm f2.8, nor the even smaller SMC Pentax-DA 40mm f2,8 XS lens. It looks about the size of the Pentax 21mm wide angle lens.

    • shadowfoto

      pentax uses a screwdrive AF drive while canon MUST use in-lens motor.

    • Sky

      With this size of the lens – few mm this or other way doesn’t make a difference. It’s tiny enough to fit tight pocket – and that counts! 🙂

    • Unusually, Canon actually appears to be trying to make something relatively compact. It actually appears to be a pretty good size ergonomically — you can actually grab the focus ring and the lens when mounting/unmounting it. It’s still short enough that it probably won’t protrude much beyond the retractable flash ‘beak’ either.

      • Shame

        No distance scale on the lens in the picture.

  • Anon

    Fools, Nikon already has a pancake lens: the 45mm f/2.8 AIS. And before that, the 45mm f/2.8 GSN. Even the 50mm f/1.8 series E is practically a pancake, and you can get one for under $50 used. You would be a fool to spend even $250 on a pancake lens like this with the current selection of older lenses available.

    • shadowfoto

      good luck finding autofocus in them.

      • Adam Maas

        The old 50/1.8 AF-N and AF-D is only marginally larger than the Series E version and AF’s just fine. Not a pancake, but very compact nonetheless and the AF-D is still available new.

        Nikon has a large selection of reasonably compact AF-D lenses (20, 24, 28, 35/2, 50/1.8). Canon has nothing small (even the 50/1.8 is large compared to the competition). Canon needs the 40, Nikon doesn’t need a comparable lens.

        Pentax of course still wins, with the combo of compact-high-end bodies and a lineup of pancake lenses from 15mm to 70mm for APS-C. Sony’s a little lacking, but the Easy Choice lenses are similar in size to Nikon’s compact AF-D lenses. It’s only Canon who doesn’t offer a set of smaller lenses.

  • Pablo Ricasso

    Nikon has their own weird size of 40, a 45 that is also a 2.8 pancake, kind of a retro to that 45 guide number lens from a million years ago. I wish they would just go ahead and recreate that 58 f 1.2 and forget the stupid stuff…

    And Curtis, I almost switched to Canon when they introduced their 18 mp cameras. You could put any lens on the Nikon and the kit lens with the 18 mp would see little details that the other cameras would completely lose. I probably would have switched had the company stayed behind.

    • There’s nothing magic about 35 and 50. 40…45…not weird. In addition to Pentax, Contax/Zeiss, Konica, and Minolta have offered numerous pancakey lenses in this range.

      It was also a relatively popular single focal length range for fixed lens rangefinders — a pretty good compromise between 35 and 50 for a one-lens walkaround. Usefulness on APS-C? It works — 55 or 58mm standard lenses were not so unusual a few decades ago…but has a bit more tele-character than what most people would consider ‘normal’ in the sense of a more versatile single-lens walk-around.

      I don’t see any indication yet here of EF-S so this should work on FF Canon as well.

      The pancake design is usually a ‘Tessar’ design that typically offers good sharpness across the frame and good correction of aberrations and generally offers good performance even wide open but is not normally used for faster lenses like most 50’s that use ‘Planar’ designs.

      Canon bodies tend to be on the bulkier side, though I can see this a reasonably good match for a xxxD or xxxxD body. They should make a wide angle as well to go with it. I wonder if Canon has a K-01-like EOS MILC in the wings?

      With today’s high-ISO performance a f/2.8 lens that is very usable wide-open (and two stops faster than a kit lens at that length) should be welcomed.

  • Tim Duncan

    Looks really plasticky. Regardless, if it’s under $200 I’m getting one.

    • Unfortunately that’s the way things are headed with Canon and Nikon.

      You need to use a 24 1.4G or a 85 1.4G to know what plastic means…

  • aurele

    For those who thing pancakes are pointless : just go outside for an all day, and with the Pentax DA15, DA 40, DA70. You won’t be tired of holding 440gr of lenses of super quality.

    … hum, wait ! 440gr is less than the standard 17-85 😀

  • erich

    There is a perfekt pancake 40 mm f2 for Nikon… the voigtländer 40 ultron. and even on the d800 easy to focus with the af promt. but needs like nearly all lenses an af microadjustment. The lens is really very sharp… erich

    • aurèle

      Manual focus lens don’t need af adjust : they are manual.

      • I guess one may still need to calibrate the AF sensor baseline so the electronic focusing aids (the in-viewfinder in-focus indicator) is more accurate for manual focusing — for MF lenses these still use the AF sensors but your fingers are the motor.

  • Espen

    So pancakes are finally getting popular 35 years after the Pentax 40mm pancake was introduced as an optional kit lens for the Pentax ME 🙂

  • Pancake lover

    As long as it comes with some Aunt Jemima, I’ll be happy…

  • Can anybody more knowledgeable about the outgoing model (T3i?) summarize what’s actually new/changed about this T4i?

    • Rock

      Fuck all that’s relevant.

      A higher ISO value.. Seems like a minor upgrade… I don’t see why the 600d didn’t have higher ISO in the first place.

      • icywindow

        The only other thing on the list that’s new is a touchscreen LCD. Possibly has a slightly more tuned AF system.

    • The main change is an improved sensor.

  • i dont like pancakes but crapes

    • PeterO


    • Traveller

      I had a nice crap this morning, after eating my pancakes…

  • photonut

    What’s the point of a 40 mm lens?

    • SLR cameras need lenses or images will be way out of focus. There’s nothing magic or special about 35mm or 50mm — it’s just tradition, and some manufacturers have adhered more firmly to those traditions than others. Suspect one origin of these more ‘standard’ size increments is from coupled rangefinders like Leica where they have viewfinder framelines dedicated for certain focal lengths.

  • R!

    I like my nikons but I prefer my panasonics and canons to shoot film ; I ll get this one for sure ,NIKON IS LATE AAGAIN ( in video)!!!!!!DAMN .

  • NYCpete

    Why are all the Nikon Users Hating on the lens?

    The more lenses the better… it gives you options.

    $300 is a bit much. it should be priced at $200 in my opinion. the 50mm 1.8 is only $110. its probably twice the size, but 1/3 less in price. I’ll still buy one though.

  • Fools and Horses

    I’m putting my D800E on ebay to get one of those!!

  • Mirrorless

    This lens would make a lot of sense on a Canon mirrorless compact camera

  • george

    i like the idea of the 40 pancake, wish i had one in the bag when my 24-105 broke, the lens had around 50,000 frames of use, which i think is a testament to the high quality. (had a new one in less than a week)(and got back 1/2 of my $ back from a dealer on the old one, sold as is)

    the 40 is a small backup, if it is sharp, and a focal length that is a good enough fit for most jobs.

    the 18 megapixel rebel 4, seems too much like a repackaged rebel 3, which is about how i felt about the 5d3, with software i can upsize my 5d2 files to 30+ megapixel and remove the noise from underexposed iso 6400 images to give good results. at iso 200 upsized frames easily go 50 inches wide and can sometimes be pushed to 60 inches wide.

    the canon 1dx is a real step forward, and the 40 mm is just something that will sell

    what i need as a professional event photographer is a 24-135 f4 (f 2.8 may be nice, but really, there just is not enough depth of field at 2.8, so why cary an extra pound for 7-10 hours)
    (a 21-135 full frame as sharp as the 24-105 is probably just a dream)

  • Me

    Well it official on Canon Au page. New sensor but still 18mp. Will be interesting to see if IQ has improved.

  • Anon

    Its official on Canon Au… New sensor but still 18mp. I look forward to seeing if there is any advance in IQ.

  • The pancake lens doesn’t look bad. It must be great on a FF camera for street photography.

    Kudos to Canon for M-RAW & S-RAW modes.
    Nikon really should implement it on any camera with more than 12Mpix.
    The D800 is a very fine camera, but I really don’t want 36Mpix for every single shot.
    How great would it be to have a 9Mpix D800 with very high SNR/DR and the ability to switch to 36MPix for group/product shots?

  • Russell

    Early sample images suggest that the new sensor+Digic5 is quite a step up from the old 550D.

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