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Stock Notice: Refurbished Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II $1439 (Reg $1799)

Stock Notice: Refurbished Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II $1439 (Reg $1799)

By Canon Rumors | July 27, 2016 | Ad Post

The Canon Store now has refurbished copies of the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II in stock for $1439 (Reg $1799). Refurbished lenses come with a full 1 year Canon USA warranty. We suspect these won’t last long.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • EF Mount L-Series Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4-22
  • Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics
  • Two Aspherical Elements, One UD Element
  • Subwavelength and Fluorine Coatings
  • Ultrasonic Autofocus Motor
  • Full-Time Manual Focus Override
  • Weather-Sealed Design
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II $1439 at Canon Store (Reg $1799)

Patent: Tamron 20mm f/2 VC

Patent: Tamron 20mm f/2 VC

By Canon Rumors | July 27, 2016 | Third Party Lenses

Tamron continues with the barrage of patents, this time a patent for a 20mm f/2 VC optical formula has been found.

Patent Publication No. 2016-126279 (Google Translated)

  • Published 2016.7.11
  • Filing date 2015.1.8
  • f = 20.60
  • FNo. = 2.05
  • ω = 46.81
  • Ym = 21.633
  • BF 38.2971 – 38.3188
  • Negative ShiboTadashi
  • Rear focus
  • Bofu (part of the first group)

This lens would make a lot of sense when you consider Tamron’s recent prime lens releases such as the VC, the 35 f/1.8 VC, 45 f/1.8 VC and the superb 85 f/1.8 VC.

Canon Cuts Profit Forecast as Post-Brexit Yen Strength Bites

Canon Cuts Profit Forecast as Post-Brexit Yen Strength Bites

By Canon Rumors | July 26, 2016 | Canon Business General

Canon Inc (7751.T) cut its full-year profit forecast on Tuesday, becoming Japan’s first major technology company to report a weaker outlook on the yen’s surge following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

The world’s biggest maker of cameras and printers forecast group operating profit of 265 billion yen ($2.54 billion) for the year through December, from 300 billion yen estimated three months prior.

The new forecast, Canon’s second downward outlook revision this year, is below market expectations of 297 billion yen, based on estimates of 17 analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters.

Read more at Reuters

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Related Announcements Coming for Photokina [CR2]

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Related Announcements Coming for Photokina [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | July 24, 2016 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We’re told that the EOS 7D Mark II will be getting some attention for Photokina this September with some kit and accessory announcements.

  1. A firmware announcement sometime in August, no word on whether it’s just a bug fix update or not. Don’t get your hopes up for a crazy new features! We’ll let you know if we hear any more about it.
  2. The EOS 7D Mark II will come with a new lens kit, likely the new nano-usm EF-S 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS USM.
  3. A new “affordable” wifi adaptor for the EOS 7D Mark II.

We’re not sure what the new wifi adaptor looks like or what type of throughput it will offer, but if they could release a flash shoe wifi adaptor for around $100 USD, I think they’d get a lot of takers. I don’t think they sold a lot of the $769 Canon WFT-E7A that is currently available.

We also don’t know if this new wifi adaptor will be specifically for the EOS 7D Mark II.

More to come…

Venus Optics to Announce Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Lens on July 30

Venus Optics to Announce Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Lens on July 30

By Canon Rumors | July 24, 2016 | Third Party Lenses

Venus Optics will be announcing the Laowa 12mm f/2.8 “distortion free” lens on July 30 via Kickstarter. They’re claiming this to be the worlds widest f/2.8 lens.

Keith over at Northlight Images has had the pleasure of using the lens and had this to say about it.

Very nice for a fully manual lens – by the time you’re at f5.6/8 it pushes the 11-24. Very straight lines – that’s the ‘Zero-D’ name

Keith has completed a lengthy review of the Laowa 12mm f/2.8 and is available on the forum to answer any questions you may have about the lens. It looks like Venus Optics has a winner on their hands if they can get it to market.

Teaser image after the break.

Read more…

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