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Has the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Production Come to an End?

Has the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Production Come to an End?

By Canon Rumors | May 20, 2016 | Third Party Lenses

A Tokyo based camera store seems to be reporting that production of the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM has ended.

Might we finally see the lens everyone has been waiting for, an 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art?

We haven’t been told this directly by anyone, but we’re definitely hoping that it turns out to be true.

More to come we hope…

Patent: Canon EF 28-560mm f/2.8-5.6

Patent: Canon EF 28-560mm f/2.8-5.6

By Canon Rumors | May 20, 2016 | Canon Patents

A patent for a super zoom optical formula from Canon has appeared. We heard a few months ago that Canon was working on a replacement for the EF 28-300 f/3.5-5.6L IS. This optical formula is for a truly impressive EF 28-560mm f/2.8-5.6 super zoom. The likelihood of such a product? I’m not sure, as the lens would be quite large in size.

Patent Publication No. 2016-80973 (Google Translated)

  • Published 2016.5.16
  • Filing date 2014.10.21
  • Zoom ratio 18.78
  • Focal length 28.80 139.49 540.91
  • F-number 2.88 4.77 5.88
  • Half angle of view (degrees) 36.91 8.82 2.29
  • Image height 21.64
  • The total lens length 298.13 341.13 398.13
  • BF 44.99 76.94 116.58

I looked a few times to make sure this idea wasn’t for a smaller sensor PowerShot camera, which it isn’t. This is for a full frame DSLR.

How To Fix Weird Visual Behaviour When Pairing the EOS-1D X Mark II & Sigma Lenses

How To Fix Weird Visual Behaviour When Pairing the EOS-1D X Mark II & Sigma Lenses

By Canon Rumors | May 20, 2016 | Canon DSLR News

A few years ago, very few people would be pairing a flagship Canon DSLR with Sigma lenses, but this has all changed with the change in direction Sigma has taken with their Art and Sports series lenses.

That said, there appears to be an issue with the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II and Sigma lenses when paired together, you see in the image above the type of visual defect we’re talking about. It appears the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is attempting to correct vignetting and other characteristics of the Sigma lens attached. As you can see, it’s not doing a very good job.

To correct this issue do the following.

  • Navigate to red menu 1 and locate Lens abberation correction
  • Turn Peripheral illum corr to OFF

This should solve your issues so you can get back to enjoying your EOS-1D X Mark II and excellent Sigma lenses.

image credit // SLRLounge

Review: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II by TDP

Review: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II by TDP

By Canon Rumors | May 19, 2016 | Canon Reviews

Bryan at The-Digital-Picture has completed his review of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, and came away impressed by the host of improvements over its predecessor.

Bryan’s Summary

My expectation that the 1D X II was going to be worth the upgrade from the 1D X was very high. That I sold my 1D X at 1D X II announcement time made clear my confidence that this would the best sports/action camera ever. I have no regrets – the 1D X II exceeded my expectations. To me, it was worth the upgrade.

The 1D X Mark II is directly targeted at professional use where speed, reliability and bringing home the best possible image are important. This use includes sports, wildlife, fast action, reportage, weddings, events, media and wire service use in the toughest environments. If getting the shot matters, this is the camera I want in my hands. That this camera is so fun to use makes getting that all-important shot a great all-around experience. Read the full review

I won’t be putting the camera through any serious work until next month in Africa, but I expect to experience the same great things that Bryan has using the camera.

The EOS-1D X Mark II has been somewhat hard to come by, but at the moment it appears that the Canon Store has stock of the premium kit.

Buy/Preorder Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Confirmed: New Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS This Summer

Confirmed: New Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS This Summer

By Canon Rumors | May 19, 2016 | Canon Lens Rumors

A few people have confirmed that Canon will announce a new EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS lens this summer, most likely before the end of August.

We haven’t confirmed whether or not the lens would be STM to match the EF 24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS or USM. We hope to find out which it’ll be in the coming days.

We have no information on pricing at the moment.

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