Archive for: EF 85 f/1.2L II

Patent: EF 85mm f/1.2L III and Others

Patent: EF 85mm f/1.2L III and Others

A patent showing new 85mm & 50mm designs has surfaced. Both an 85mm f/1.2 and an 85mm f/1.8 appear as well as a 50mm f/1.4 and a 100mm f/2.

An updated 85mm f/1.2L II has been mentioned as being under development for quite some time, and we’re all expecting a new 50mm lens, which is an oft rumored product.

Patent Publication No. 2014-52412 

  • Publication date 2014.3.20
  • Filing date 2012.9.5
Example Focal length Fno. Length BF
One 85.00 1.24 125.55 38.98
Two 85.00 1.80 113.57 39.50
Three 51.70 1.41 88.04 39.00
Four 100.00 2.00 120.00 39.60


Image height = 21.64mm

Source: [EG]

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Deals: EOS 6D, EF 24-70 f/2.8L II, EF 85 f/1.2L II, EF 70-200 f/4L IS via B&H Photo

Deals: EOS 6D, EF 24-70 f/2.8L II, EF 85 f/1.2L II, EF 70-200 f/4L IS via B&H Photo

From B&H Photo
Below are select limited time deals on some Canon gear from B&H Photo and BuyDig.com.

 

 

From B&H Photo

All of the discounted prices will be seen once checkout has begun and you’re signed in.

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Patents: New 50mm, 85mm & 135mm Lenses

Patents: New 50mm, 85mm & 135mm Lenses

New fast primes
The often talked about 50 f/1.4 and 135 f/2 have appeared in a new patent this week. We’ve heard that a replacement to the 50 f/1.4 would come first. A new 135 f/2L is a desired lens if they put IS into the upgrade. We’ve also heard a new 85 f/1.2L with reduced weight and approved AF performance was also on the horizon.

  • Patent Publication No. 2013-114133 (Google Translated)
    • Publication date 2013.6.10
    • Filing date 2011.11.30
Focal length Fno. The overall length of the lens BF Lens constitution
One 85.00 1.24 122.56 38.35 10 pieces of six groups
Two 83.30 1.80 116.11 39.11 10 sheets in 7 groups
Three 132.30 2.06 162.67 43.23 10 sheets in 7 groups
Four 51.70 1.41 87.84 38.94 7 group nine
  • Factors that chromatic aberration of magnification chromatic aberration or axial chromatic aberration occurs
    • Reducing the total length
    • Focal length for a long time
  • Glass material Abbe number 70-90, of 1.4-1.5 refractive index
    • Possible correction of axial chromatic aberration
    • Must increase a curvature, spherical aberration and curvature of field is generated
  • Canon patent
    • I use a glass material having an anomalous partial dispersion of the predetermined
    • Consisting of organic and inorganic compound

Source: [EG]

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Bigger Rebates on Select Lenses from B&H Photo

Bigger Rebates on Select Lenses from B&H Photo

From B&H Photo
B&H has put bigger savings on select lenses from Canon. These go beyond the current instant rebates from Canon. You also get a 2% reward and free shipping within the USA. You may have to add the items to your cart to see the discounted price.

B&H also has the new EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM available to purchase on its own. It may be a worthy upgrade to the previous kit lens, especially if you shoot video.

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Review – Canon EF 85 f/1.2L II

Review – Canon EF 85 f/1.2L II

New review
Justin has posted a new review for us. This time for the Canon EF 85 f/1.2L II, Canon’s king of lowlight for now. It’s a lens that’s hard to use well at the beginning, but if you give it some time, you’ll grow to love it and all its quirks.

Says Justin….
“The more I used this lens, the more I got to know it, the better my images became, and the more impressed I was with it. Often relying on flash modifiers and scenes built with speedlights and strobes, I took pleasure in exploring natural light situations, and allowing focus isolate my subjects instead of contrast. I know that if it was a regular piece in my kit I would likely bring it to every job I had just to try for some of the impressive three-dimensional feeling images it creates.”

Read the entire review | Buy the Canon EF 85 f/1.2L II at B&H Photo

*Note
We’re going to be organizing reviews in a new way shortly, currently they’re pretty cumbersome to get to. Stay tuned.

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EF 85 f/1.2L II & EF 135 f/2L Deals at Amazon

From Amazon
Amazon has a couple of deals on popular Canon L primes.

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