An image worth investigating
Below are some screencaps that I received today from a Chinese forum called “Weibo”. In it, you will see a blurred out Canon camera, which isn’t all that significant.
However, on the strap we see what appears to be “EOS 3D”, I do not see a fold in the strap that would possibly be hiding a “0″ for the 30D, nor is it a 7.
What do you think?
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From B&H Photo
B&H Photo is now accepting preorders for the Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC lens. Keep in mind a “DC” lens is for a crop body.
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Various reports say it is
We’ve heard from a few people that the EF 70-200 f/2.8L is in the process of being discontinued.
A few people have said they have attempted to get broken lenses fixed and have been told by Canon USA that parts for the repair are no longer available and will not be in the future either.
Another report says an EF 70-200 f/2.8L that was in disrepair was replaced with a refurbished EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II at no extra cost. However, don’t go breaking your lenses, as this may have been a one off.
I would imagine the current stock of the lens at retailers will probably be the last of them. I’ve heard nothing about a replacement for the lens, even though I do think there is a place for Non-IS lenses such as this one.
Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L at B&H Photo $1299
This is probably the third separate patent I have seen for an EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS over the last 24 months. A zoom ring version does exist in the wild. We’re told the push/pull is finished and we’ll get a properly sealed 100-400. The cost will be north of $2500 USD and we could finally see it announced before the end of the year. Also appearing in the patent is a 70-300.
The breakdown below is Google translated
- Patent Publication No. 2013-105053
- Publication date 2013.5.30
- Filing date 2011.11.15
- Example 1
- Zoom ratio 4.01
- Focal length f = 72.48-135.49-290.86mm
- Fno. 4.58-4.94-5.85
- Half angle ω = 16.62-9.07-4.25 °
- Image height Y = 21.64mm
- 143.42-175.48-201.87mm overall length of the lens
- BF 39.98mm
- Example 3
- Zoom ratio 3.75
- Focal length f = 104.16-166.66-391.00mm
- Fno. 4.60-5.20-5.80
- Half angle ω = 11.73-7.40-3.17 °
- Image height Y = 21.64mm
- 221.48-252.31-300.68mm overall length of the lens
- BF 70.65-87.69-113.37mm
- Canon patent
- I want to put in the first group the anomalous dispersion optical element
- It is possible correction and lateral chromatic axial chromatic aberration, but spherical aberration of color and field curvature occurs
- By optimizing the placement, the correction and field curvature, the spherical aberration of the color of g-line
Development announcement before years end?
There has been a bit of discussion lately about the upcoming “big megapixel” camera body from Canon. The camera is slated for release some time in 2014. We’re told that there is a possibility that the camera will get a development announcement before the years end.
We’re told there is still discussion in regards to form factor of such a camera. There’s probably an even 50/50 split in preferences between an EOS-1Dx style body or a EOS 5D Mark III style body. I fall into the latter category, the smaller, the better for me. However, there are lots of people that love the ergonomics of the EOS-1D X. I guess it’s possible there could be a mix of both styles of body.
A different source says there are 3 different sensors currently in development, all of which are above the 35mp pixel count. Canon is apparently quite motivated to make industry leading sensors again, as we should see some of that in the EOS 7D Mark II and perhaps even the 70D in the summer.
The EOS-1D X is apparently slated for replacement in late 2014 or early 2015, and Canon would like to have a large megapixel camera on the market before that happens.
Our review of the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II has been posted. Justin was eager to know whether or not it was worth the money over the very good EF 17-40 f/4L.
For the type of event work Justin does, it looks like he does think it’s better. Although I’d be less inclined to recommend it over its cheaper cousin if you’re primarily shooting landscape. The corner softness on the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II isn’t any better than the EF 17-40 f/4L, the filter size difference could also be an issue for some people. However, if you need that stop of light, the EF 16-35 f/2.8L II is really your only choice in the Canon lineup.
“The 16-35mm f/2.8 L II beats my 17-40 f/4L in all aspects hands-down, except for cost. While I won’t find myself making the upgrade anytime soon, I did find the superior optics and faster aperture a boon in many situations I was in while working with the 16-35. The weight difference became less significant, and I actually mistook one lens for the other while packing my kit one day.”
Read the full review
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New fast primes
The often talked about 50 f/1.4 and 135 f/2 have appeared in a new patent this week. We’ve heard that a replacement to the 50 f/1.4 would come first. A new 135 f/2L is a desired lens if they put IS into the upgrade. We’ve also heard a new 85 f/1.2L with reduced weight and approved AF performance was also on the horizon.
- Patent Publication No. 2013-114133 (Google Translated)
- Publication date 2013.6.10
- Filing date 2011.11.30
||The overall length of the lens
||10 pieces of six groups
||10 sheets in 7 groups
||10 sheets in 7 groups
||7 group nine
- Factors that chromatic aberration of magnification chromatic aberration or axial chromatic aberration occurs
- Reducing the total length
- Focal length for a long time
- Glass material Abbe number 70-90, of 1.4-1.5 refractive index
- Possible correction of axial chromatic aberration
- Must increase a curvature, spherical aberration and curvature of field is generated
- Canon patent
- I use a glass material having an anomalous partial dispersion of the predetermined
- Consisting of organic and inorganic compound
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