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Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC Coming End of Month

Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC Coming End of Month

Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Morio Ono), a leading manufacturer of precision optics, announces the release of a groundbreaking F/2.8 ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for full-frame DSLR cameras.

Since 2012, Tamron has been expanding its lineup of interchangeable lenses for full-frame DSLR cameras. The Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007) was the world’s first F/2.8 high-speed standard zoom lens to include image stabilization, followed by the development of the unique SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A009), SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F004), and SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011) lenses, all of which have been highly acclaimed among the photo enthusiasts around the globe. Now, we have developed SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A012) to expand the world of imaging possibilities in the wide-angle range.

Preorder the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC $1199: Adorama | B&H Photo

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Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Discontinued

Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Discontinued

We posted back in the fall that Sigma had halted production indefinitely of the relatively new 24-105 f/4 DG OS lens. We’re now told that the lens is in fact discontinued and production has been halted forever.

There was no word as to why it was discontinued, I can only assume the market for a 24-105 on the Canon side is extremely saturated and that the Sigma wasn’t a big enough leap forward in terms of optical quality to purchase over the “kit” lens from Canon. There’s also a possibility the cost of production was too high to keep the price competitive.

We’re still waiting on an official release about this from Sigma.

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Rokinon Launches 135mm t/2.2 Cine Lens

Rokinon Launches 135mm t/2.2 Cine Lens

Rokinon has launched a new 135mm T/2.2 cine lens. It’ll retail for $599 USD.

Product Specifications

  • 135mm Lens
  • Full-Frame Coverage
  • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
  • Standard Gearing for Focus and Iris
  • Dual Side Focus and T-Stop Scales
  • De-Clicked Aperture Ring
  • Hybrid Aspherical Lenses
  • Manual Focus and Aperture
  • Removable Lens Hood
  • Accepts 77mm Threaded Filter Rings

Preorder Rokinon 135mm T/2.2 Cine Lens at B&H Photo

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Samyang Launches 135mm f/2 Lens

Samyang Launches 135mm f/2 Lens

Samyang has launched a 135mm f/2 manual focus lens. I’m not sure about this one, as Keith at Northlight points out, good luck focusing this focal length with the stock focusing screens on modern DSLRs.

Product Highlights

  • Canon EF Mount Lens/Full Frame
  • Aperture Range: f/2.0 to f/22
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Ultra Multi-Coating
  • Manual Focus; Manual Aperture Ring
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 2.6′
  • Filter Thread Diameter: 77mm
  • Removable Lens Hood
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Preorder the 135mm f/2 Lens from B&H Photo: Rokinon 135 f/2 or Samyang 135mm f/2

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Yongnuo 35mm f/2 Canon Clone on the Way

Yongnuo 35mm f/2 Canon Clone on the Way

Yongnuo is continuing in their quest to make (clone) older Canon lenses and sell them for less. This 35mm f/2 has the same optical formula as Canon’s old 35mm f/2 non USM lens. Although the outside of the lens seems to resemble their 50mm f/1.8.

First Chinese Made Wide-angle Fixed Auto Focus Lens YONGNUO YN 35mm F2  

  • The closest focusing distance up to 0.25 meter,when under close-up shooting,it is available to get the unique sense of depth of the wide-angle lens.
  • F2 large aperture,virtual background,which makes photography with more fun.
  • Support auto focus (AF) and manual focus (MF) mode.
  • The aperture blades up to 7 pieces,which allows you able to shoot the near-circular diffuse plaques,appropriately narrow the apertures can shoot the 14 astral effect.
  • Adopts chrome high precision metal bayonet,which effectively improve the goodness to fit the camera body and the bayonet strength, wear and corrosion resistance for durable use.
  • Full line of the products are glass lenses.
  • Supports full-frame and APS-C format cameras,supports M/AV/TV/P and other camera shooting modes,and can be displayed the aperture data in the EXIF Information.
  • Multi-coated lenses,effectively improve the transmittance and suppress the ghosting and flare when in backlit shooting .
  • Adopts gold plating for the metal contacts,effectively improve the signal conductivity and corrosion resistance.

More pictures of the lens after the break…

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