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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Image Appears

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Image Appears

By Canon Rumors | August 25, 2015 | Canon Lens Rumors

The long rumored Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II has finally made an appearance and should be announced this week. We reported a few months ago that this lens was complete and ready for production. Most of the specs seem to line up with the summary we were given at the same time about the lens.

Specifications: (Google Translated)

  • Lens construction: 11 group 14 elements
  • 2 aspherical lenses (1 ground aspherical and 1 large diameter glass molded aspherical)
  • UD Lens
  • BR Lens
  • SWC Coating
  • Fluorine Coating
  • 9 Aperture Blades
  • Minimum focusing distance of 0.28m
  • Maximum magnification is 0.21X
  • Dust & weather sealed
  • Filter Diameter: 72 mm
  • Total Length: 105.5mm
  • Maximum Diameter: 80.4mm
  • Weight: 760 g
  • Hood: EW-77B

Pricing is unknown at this time, although we were told it would be $1699 USD at launch. That could change due to the value of of the US dollar.

Patent: Canon Tilt-Shift Adaptor for All EF Lenses

Patent: Canon Tilt-Shift Adaptor for All EF Lenses

By Canon Rumors | August 25, 2015 | Canon Business General

Photography Bay has found a patent application that shows a tilt-shift adaptor that would work with all of Canon’s EF lenses.

From Photography Bay:

First off, the Canon Tilt-Shift Adapter has its own CPU inside and no optics. But it works hand-in-hand with the Canon EOS body and EF lenses to not only serve as a pass-through for communication but to also take on some processing burdens to make tilt-shift work on different cameras and lenses. Additionally, there are motorized drivers inside of the adapter that can drive the shift and tilt axes using controls on the camera (or the adapter itself). Read the full breakdown of the patent

This would be one highly sought after adaptor if it ever gets made and works like we’d want it to.

Canon Developing New Portable 4K Zoom Lens

Canon Developing New Portable 4K Zoom Lens

By Canon Rumors | August 25, 2015 | Cinema EOS News

London, UK, 25 August 2015 – Canon today unveils the CJ12ex4.3B, a new 2/3” portable 4K zoom lens with the world’s widest focal length – an incredible 4.3mm, designed for professionals shooting interviews or live broadcast, including sport and news. Canon also today announces that it is developing a new compact 2/3” 4K all-purpose-zoom lens. Further bolstering Canon’s 4K broadcast lens range for cameras employing 2/3” sensors, the versatile new lens will be optimised for both indoor and outdoor shooting, across a variety of applications including, sporting events, live broadcasts, as well as television dramas and commercials.

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