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Lensbaby Delivers a Modern Take on Classic Lenses with the Burnside 35 With Variable Vignetting

Lensbaby Delivers a Modern Take on Classic Lenses with the Burnside 35 With Variable Vignetting

By Canon Rumors | February 15, 2018 | Third Party Lenses

Portland, OR (February 15, 2018) – Lensbaby—makers of award-winning creative effects lenses, optics and accessories—announces the launch of an entirely new kind of creative effects lens, the Burnside 35.

The first ever wide angle adaptation of the Petzval lens design, this 35mm f/2.8 lens creates images with a large, bright central area of sharp focus and striking color rendition surrounded by variable, swirling bokeh and vignette. It also features an effect slider that operates as a second internal iris that changes the shape and amount of swirl in the bokeh; all while adding or removing vignette and center brightness.

Lensbaby Burnside 35 is available at B&H Photo

Burnside’s 35mm focal length lets you capture a scene at a normal-wide perspective with a dimensionality that makes your subject jump off the page. This lens opens up a new world of creative possibilities for those shooting street photography, landscapes, environmental portraits and more.

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Poll Added: Here’s Why Canon Doesn’t Need to Innovate, But it Should

Poll Added: Here’s Why Canon Doesn’t Need to Innovate, But it Should

By Canon Rumors | February 14, 2018 | Canon DSLR News

Fstoppers has posted an article on why Canon does not need to innovate that will strike a cord in some people.

I used to be a bit of an apologist when it came to Canon camera innovation, believing that Canon cameras were a sum of all their parts, and not just about a fancy specification list. I have started to change my view on this, especially after the release of the capable, but not overly improved Canon EOS 6D Mark II. I think it’s obvious that it wasn’t a revolutionary release, and a lot of people don’t even think it’s an evolutionary improvement, merely taking parts from other cameras already in the lineup.

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We’re Going to be Waiting a While Longer for the Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO IS

We’re Going to be Waiting a While Longer for the Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO IS

By Canon Rumors | February 14, 2018 | Canon Lens Rumors

We all remember the 2015 Canon EXPO, and that glorious looking prototype for the Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO IS on display. What Canon didn’t tell us is when it was going to be added to the EF lens lineup.

There have been mentions that “this is the year” a few times over the last couple of years, and we have been guilty of writing that a couple of times.

We have been asking a lot over the last few months about the prospects of the EF 600mm f/4 DO IS coming in 2018, and we’re sad to say, the prospects don’t look good. We’re told that an official announcement isn’t expected this year.

There is always a possibility of a development announcement at Photokina, but I don’t believe we’ve ever heard about a development announcement from Canon before they do the announcing.

Sigma Debuts the 14-24mm F2.8 Art Lens at WPPI 2018

Sigma Debuts the 14-24mm F2.8 Art Lens at WPPI 2018

By Canon Rumors | February 14, 2018 | Third Party Lenses

Attendees are invited to the Sigma booth to test out the newly announced wide aperture zoom, join in on conversations with Sigma Pros and win prizes

Las Vegas, NV – February 14, 2018 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, will showcase the latest addition to its robust line of Sigma Global Vision and Cine lenses – the 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens – at the 2018 WPPI Expo held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV from February 26-28. The 14-24mm DG HSM Art is the perfect lens to help wedding and event photographers capture grandiose scenes with crystal clear wide-angle shots. Not only will attendees have the opportunity to test-drive Sigma’s full line of SGV lenses at booth 810, but also interact with seasoned Sigma Pros. Furthermore, attendees can enter for a chance to win a 24-70mm F2.8 Art lens and a host of other photography accessories and special prizes!

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Tamron Teases a New Lens Ahead of CP+

Tamron Teases a New Lens Ahead of CP+

By Canon Rumors | February 14, 2018 | Third Party Lenses

*Update* I am apparently blind and didn’t see the ring at the top of the lens, this is definitely a zoom. I’d like to think Tamron wouldn’t tease an APS-C superzoom, but……

Not to be outdone by Sigma’s recent 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art series lens announcement, it looks like Tamron has a new prime in store for us. Photo Rumors found the first teaser for the lens.

Tamron tends to make similar focal length primes as Sigma, but they’re usually a bit slower.

Could this be a 100mm f/2 VC or a 135mm f/2 VC? Or like a few people on the forum think, it could be a zoom. Hopefully it’s something for full frame DSLRs.

Sound off in the forum on what you hope this new Tamron is.

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