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EF 35 f/1.4L and EF 35 f/1.4L II MTF Comparison

EF 35 f/1.4L and EF 35 f/1.4L II MTF Comparison

By Canon Rumors | August 27, 2015 | Canon DSLR News

The optical performance difference between the two lenses looks to be quite significant if you go by the MTF chart comparison.

I had two complaints about the original 35L, the first being it wasn’t weather sealed and the second was the CA, it looks like both of those issues have been corrected. I’m looking forward to seeing if the additional weight is going to be difficult to get used to with the new lens, I did like the compact size of the first version.

Unfortunately, there aren’t many sample images  from the new lens yet, but they should start making their way to the web soon.

Preorder EF 35 f/1.4L II $1799: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

Announcement: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II

Announcement: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II

By Canon Rumors | August 26, 2015 | Canon DSLR News

New L-Series Lens is First to Feature Canon’s Proprietary Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics – That Achieves a Higher Level of Chromatic Aberration Correction For Superb Image Quality

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 27, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced the new EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens for EOS system cameras – a wide-angle fixed-focal-length Canon EF lens that is the world’s first* to utilize the Company’s newly-developed and exclusive Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics (BR Optics). This new optical technology utilizes organic material newly developed by Canon to achieve a higher level of chromatic aberration correction than other existing technologies resulting in outstanding high-quality imaging performance.

“As the world leader in production of interchangeable lenses, having produced over 110 million EF lenses since 1987, it is with great excitement that we now introduce a revolutionary new technology to add to Canon’s unequaled optical heritage when it comes to chromatic aberration correction,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO of Canon U.S.A., Inc. “We continually strive to achieve the ideal lens performance, which has driven the development of Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics, found in the new EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens. This technology is yet another ‘first’ in optical design introduced by Canon to enhance the performance of our lenses for our customers.”

Preorder EF 35 f/1.4L II $1799: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

 

 

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Canon Develops New Camera-Lens Optical Element

Canon Develops New Camera-Lens Optical Element

By Canon Rumors | August 26, 2015 | Canon DSLR News

MELVILLE, N.Y, August 27, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., has developed Blue Spectrum Refractive (BR), a new optical element for use in camera lenses that corrects chromatic aberrations at an extremely high level to achieve superb imaging performance.

The new Canon-developed BR optical element offers characteristics that significantly refract blue light, which lies within the short-wavelength range, to achieve impressive levels of chromatic aberration correction for outstanding imaging performance. The BR optical element, positioned between two glass lens elements to create a BR lens, will make its debut in the new EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM wide-angle fixed-focal-length lens, which is scheduled to go on sale in October 2015.

Natural light, or white light, comprises a spectrum of wavelengths, or colors, each of which realizes a unique refractive index when passing through a lens. As all colors do not converge on the same point, this disparity causes chromatic aberrations, or color fringing, to occur in an image.

Canon develops optical elements by reviewing organic optical materials, beginning with the design of molecular structures, with the aim of achieving optimal chromatic aberration correction that suppresses color fringing. With the successful development of the BR optical element, which offers unique light-dispersion characteristics that significantly refract blue light—a wavelength that, until now, had proven particularly difficult to converge to a specific focal point—Canon is able to develop lenses that result in outstanding imaging performance by correcting chromatic aberrations at an exceptionally high level.

Preorder EF 35 f/1.4L II $1799: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

Canon EOS M3 Coming to USA

Canon EOS M3 Coming to USA

By Canon Rumors | August 26, 2015 | Canon DSLR News

The Power and Versatility of an EOS Camera in a New Light

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 27, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the EOS M3, a compact and stylish interchangeable lens digital camera created for enthusiast photographers who demand premium performance. Fusing Canon’s outstanding image quality and DSLR-levels of control in a small and lightweight camera body, the EOS M3 camera offers the ability to capture important moments in outstanding detail.

At the heart of the EOS M3 camera is Canon’s latest and most advanced digital imaging technologies, including the company’s high-resolution 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor and its most advanced image processor, DIGIC 6, delivering premium quality stills and Full HD videos. Combined with super-fast AF performance, thanks to a new 49-point Hybrid CMOS AF III Autofocus System, this digital camera gives photographers the freedom to capture the beauty of movement. Advanced photographers will find everything they need at their fingertips, with intuitive DSLR-like dials and control, as well as access to the entire lineup of more than 80 Canon EF, EF-S and EF-M interchangeable lenses*, all shrunk down into a compact, mirrorless body to take with them wherever they go. Advanced EOS camera technologies built into the EOS M3 camera include:

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More Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Information

More Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Information

By Canon Rumors | August 26, 2015 | Canon Lens Rumors

More information about the upcoming Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II has appeared over at DCI.

  • Pricing is rumored to be about 275,000 yen, which translated to nearly $2300 USD, though these conversions are rarely accurate for a North American price.
  • The lens should start shipping in the middle of October 2015.
  • New techniques used for the aspherical lenses.
  • The BR Lens is Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics. Which will refract the light in the blue spectrum. This should help control chromatic aberrations.
  • There looks to be new techniques used for weather and dust sealing, as well as increased resistance to impacts. This may be the most durable lens Canon has made yet.

You can read more over at DCI, as the above is Google translated.