By Canon Patents
| February 9, 2016 |
A strange patent for an EF-S 18-100mm f/3.5-5.6 IS optical formula has appeared. I don’t imagine this patent is for a product we’re actually going to see, just something not that obvious in the design.
Patent Publication No. 2016-1224 (Google Translated)
- Published 2016.1.7
- Filing date 2014.6.11
- Focal length 18.59 47.22 94.99
- F-number 3.60 4.92 5.88
- Half angle of view (degrees) 36.31 16.14 8.18
- Image height 13.66 13.66 13.66
- The total lens length 137.78 158.04 178.30
- BF 35.39 52.79 64.61
Looking at the length of the lens, this doesn’t appear to be a compact design for a special DSLR either. We have seen patents for zoom lenses in the past that just seem to randomly end at 100mm.
By Canon Lens Rumors
| February 7, 2016 |
We’ve received another mention of an EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III. We’re told the announcement for the lens could come at any time, as the lens is “done”.
We have no firm announcement date, as that is always a difficult thing to nail down with lenses. With the arrival of the EOS-1D X Mark II, it makes sense that a new L lens would follow relatively quickly.
We do not expect to see it for the CP+ show at the end of this month.
By Third Party Lenses
| February 6, 2016 |
SEOUL, February 5th, 2016 –Global optics brand, Samyang Optics, has announced the release of 2 new lenses: XEEN 14mm T3.1 and 35mm T1.5. These two lenses, along with the existing 24mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5 and 85mm T1.5 lenses, create a perfect balanced five-lens-set for filming video and cinema with the outstanding image quality from resolving power for 4K+ production.
XEEN is a specialized brand in professional video-cine lens launched by Samyang Optics in 2015. The XEEN lenses are designed with Samyang Optics’ know-how and have outstanding optical performance for 4K+ with the X-Coating Technology, ensuring maximum image quality to create a cinematic look.
By Canon DSLR Rumors
| February 4, 2016 |
The unicorn that is the Rebel SL2 is now being rumored to be coming for CP+ at the end of February.
We haven’t heard anything about the SL2 in a long time, and it almost feels like people are assuming the SL1 is going to get an update. It sold well once it became heavily discounted, and maybe it has a big enough user base now to warrant an update.
The only DSLR we’re hearing about at the moment is the EOS 80D, although no one has told us when it would be announced, CP+ just seems like a good place to do it.
By Canon DSLR Rumors
| February 2, 2016 |
……. the EOS 80D.
We wouldn’t be surprised if this replacement for the EOS 70D is announced before the start of CP+ this month in Japan. The EOS-1D X Mark II will get a few weeks in the spotlight leading up to CP+.
All we’ve heard about the EOS 80D is that it will have improved AF performance as well as more autofocus points. We don’t expect anything too revolutionary like 4K video.
I do realize most of you care about the replacement for the EOS 5D Mark III, but for the moment, there’s nothing solid on its development that we can report. I suspect we’ll get at least one “5D” camera some time before the summer.
More to come…