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macroimage
28th of June 2008 (Sat), 04:35
http://www.fotokonijnenberg.nl/product_details.php?id_product=1351143

http://www.fotokonijnenberg.nl/news.php?news_id=1283

Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Try the Google Dutch-English translation if you don't read Dutch.

elysium
28th of June 2008 (Sat), 05:01
Could be possible but wont know until Photokina or Canon announce it themselves.

brecklundin
28th of June 2008 (Sat), 05:02
interesting in the first link under the specifications tab it seems to indicate no IS while the title does. Perhaps that is an omission on the site or an xlate error.

But this sure sounds like a nice lens. Though I am likely to be very happy with my 55-250mm for a while yet. It's not much slower at f/4-5.6 and might not be sherman tank build quality but it snaps purdy pictures.

Still for a nice wide walk around lens like the rumored 18-200mm would be a very attractive package. Maybe that is why Canon has decided to dump a lot of the 28-135mm inventory as kit lenses with the 40d? Because basically this 18-200mm would seem to almost obsolete the 28-135mm lens.

KimLeece
28th of June 2008 (Sat), 05:07
Not that I can find on any other website - or for sale in any Japanese shop.

There's a Nikon AF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 though.

i just read the other link as well - there it's f/3.5-6.6 which I presume is a typo. It says the lens will be available from the middle of September.

It also says under the specifications that it isn't optically stabilised...

Someone seems to have typed it into their website while they were half asleep.

Mark
28th of June 2008 (Sat), 05:35
translation
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fotokonijnenberg.nl%2 Fnews.php%3Fnews_id%3D1283&hl=en&ie=UTF8&sl=auto&tl=en
could just be google translate, but it does seem like someone typed it in while they were half asleep

KimLeece
28th of June 2008 (Sat), 05:36
translation
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fotokonijnenberg.nl%2 Fnews.php%3Fnews_id%3D1283&hl=en&ie=UTF8&sl=auto&tl=en
could just be google translate, but it does seem like someone typed it in while they were half asleep
No - I read it in the Dutch. It clearly says there's no IS in the specs.

Optisch gestabiliseerd................Nee

Mark
28th of June 2008 (Sat), 05:38
No - I read it in the Dutch. It clearly says there's no IS in the specs.

I saw that too, quite hmmmmm....

macroimage
28th of June 2008 (Sat), 12:05
I pointed out the ad because I believe that fotokonijnenberg is a big camera store. Maybe there is something to it.

royv
28th of June 2008 (Sat), 12:16
Fotokonijnenberg is the largest and most reliable store for Photogear in The Netherlands.
If they weren't certain with this, they'd probably not put it up as a PRIMEUR even before Canon itself officially announces it.

sneakerpimp
28th of June 2008 (Sat), 12:53
lots of discussion at dpreview:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1029&thread=28431083

wimg
28th of June 2008 (Sat), 19:24
There are a few more typos in the listing, like 3.5 - 6.6 etc. I reckon it does have IS, as indicated in the title.

Also, Foto Konijnenberg never ever listed a lens prior to it becoming available which didn't materialize in the end.

As I need to contact them next week anyway :), I'll ask :).

Kind regards, WIm

macroimage
29th of June 2008 (Sun), 04:36
Hi Wim,
Please post back to let us know what they say about it. I'm sure everyone is curious.

wimg
29th of June 2008 (Sun), 09:00
Hi Wim,
Please post back to let us know what they say about it. I'm sure everyone is curious.
I will, I will. I am curious, too :).

I'll speak to them on Thursday or Friday upcoming.

Kind regards, Wim

fxk
30th of June 2008 (Mon), 14:56
Shouldn't this be in the rumors section?

wimg
30th of June 2008 (Mon), 16:34
Shouldn't this be in the rumors section?
It is not a rumour if it is on the site of fotokonijnenberg the way they announced it.

Kind regards, Wim

sth_
30th of June 2008 (Mon), 17:06
I will, I will. I am curious, too :).

I'll speak to them on Thursday or Friday upcoming.
Can you ask them if the lens will have USM?

wimg
30th of June 2008 (Mon), 19:35
Can you ask them if the lens will have USM?
Yep, can do, will do :).

Kind regards, Wim

illusionest
30th of June 2008 (Mon), 20:46
http://www.canonrumors.com/
EF-S 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM

Price? $999 USD. They're told it will be the best performing super zoom on the market today.

sth_
1st of July 2008 (Tue), 00:04
http://www.canonrumors.com/
EF-S 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Well, it doesn't actually say USM on the page ;)

However, for 1000$ I would expect a metal mount, distance scale and ring-USM, given it's list price is almost twice as much as the 17-85mm.

If it had all that, would perform better than the 17-85mm and had no optical no-go (like ugly bokeh or 2px CAs) it would be a rather nice travel lens. But I have my doubts, given the extreme zoom range.

Neilyb
2nd of July 2008 (Wed), 05:05
If the 17-85 is anything to go by, the 18-200 will vignette, distort, be softer than a watercolour around the edges and have super wide CA's...

sth_
2nd of July 2008 (Wed), 05:45
If the 17-85 is anything to go by, the 18-200 will vignette, distort, be softer than a watercolour around the edges and have super wide CA's...
...but then on the other hand, even Sigma's and Tamron's Hyperzooms perform better than the 17-85 at wide-angle.

WhyFi
19th of August 2008 (Tue), 18:40
I spoke with someone that played with this lens in HI at some Canon meeting - said he was impressed with it. "L-like," is a term that he used.

sth_
20th of August 2008 (Wed), 06:44
Any word on USM focussing?

wimg
20th of August 2008 (Wed), 12:30
Any word on USM focussing?
Yes, no ring usm.

Kind regards, Wim

2.8orfaster
21st of August 2008 (Thu), 16:40
Hope its better IQ than the sigma. Needs more contrast.... and cowbell.

sth_
22nd of August 2008 (Fri), 13:34
Yes, no ring usm.
Micro-USM then? ;) (Nikon releases even their kit lenses with micro-USM these days)

wimg
22nd of August 2008 (Fri), 14:36
Micro-USM then? ;) (Nikon releases even their kit lenses with micro-USM these days)
Well, they didn't know for sure, only that it would not have ring USM. I finally didn't forget to ask last time I was in the shop, which was the 4th time since I said I would ask :).

Of course, buying equipment or getting equipment back from Canon does detract a little from asking questions not related to such equipment, especially when you get there just before closing time :D.

Kind regards, Wim ;)

cloose
23rd of August 2008 (Sat), 23:33
Micro-USM then? ;) (Nikon releases even their kit lenses with micro-USM these days)

Nikon has to release everything with at least micro-USM so they AF on all bodies of theirs. Canon has no such restrictions.

sth_
24th of August 2008 (Sun), 04:24
Nikon has to release everything with at least micro-USM so they AF on all bodies of theirs.
Couldn't they use a normal micro-motor as well, as long as it's in the lens?

Canon has no such restrictions.
Canon has to release their EF lenses with internal focussing motos ever since, so technically speaking, Canon always had the restrictions Nikon has since the release of the D40.