Archive for: fisheye

RIP Canon EF 15 f/2.8 Fisheye

RIP Canon EF 15 f/2.8 Fisheye

We’ll miss ya
The Canon EF 15 f/2.8 is officially discontinued at B&H.

I hear from lots of people that aren’t happy with the 8-15 f/4L fisheye. They wish Canon would update the full frame fisheye 2.8 prime.

How many of you wish Canon would do a fast L prime fisheye?

Sigma to the rescue?
I will say, the Sigma 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye is a great lens. It’s what we stock at Lens Rentals Canada. It can be had for $609 at B&H. I feel it’s as good as the Canon 15 f/2.8 was/is.

thanks Steve

cr

5D Mark III & Lenses

5D Mark III & Lenses

Nothing Major
Another known source has spoken up and said a 5D Mark II replacement will be in quarter 1 in 2012. It was also said the line would include a “surprise”.

Lenses
Canon has apparently told some dealers in Europe that the 5D2/24-70 kit will no longer be available.

Signs of a replacement of the 24-70 is starting to show some more signs.

EF 8-15 f/4L
I have been playing with one for a day or two, trying to figure out how to effectively use a fisheye. I’d like a review up by the end of next week.

More soon, been sick.

cr

EF 8-15 f/4L Fisheye in Stock at B&H

EF 8-15 f/4L Fisheye in Stock at B&H

Canon EF 8-15 f/4L Fisheye
B&H has the fisheye everyone wants available for preorder in stock.

Order at B&H for $1499 

I’m getting lots of emails about how fun the lens is, especially from people with fullframe and crop cameras.

cr

The EF 8-15 f/4L Fisheye Has Landed

The EF 8-15 f/4L Fisheye Has Landed

It’s in the wild!
So, the end of July date happened!

The EF 8-15 f/4L Fisheye has landed at The Camera Store in Calgary, Canada.  All 4 of the copies they had are spoken for.

I cannot find any other stores with stock at the moment.

Thanks Dave

cr

Canon Lens Price Increases

Canon Lens Price Increases

…and they aren’t even out yet (other than the 800).
Canon has announced price increases for the following lenses. Effective July 25, 2011.

  • EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM lens $1499.00
  • EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens $7299.00
  • EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens $11.499.00
  • EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM lens $10.499.00
  • EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM lens $12.999.00
  • EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM lens $13.999.00

This is probably a good sign we’re going to see the lenses shipping soon.

thanks Larry

c

EF 8-15 Fisheye Coming Soon?

EF 8-15 Fisheye Coming Soon?

Here’s Hoping!
Received some information today saying that initial availability of the EF 8-15 f/4L Fisheye will be in the next 20-40 days.

CR’s Take
It’s a good bet they want this lens out as soon as possible. It’s going to be a sales winner.

thanks Daniel

cr

Lenses Officially Delayed

Lenses Officially Delayed

Probably not a shocker
Canon has officially delayed the EF 8-15 f/4L Fisheye, EF 300 f/2.8L IS II & EF 400 f/2.8L IS II.

The new date? No one knows.

A bigtime lens guy said he expects to see “an abominable snowman riding a unicorn” before he sees the new fisheye.

I think June/July at the earliest now.

Official Press Release (Translated)

thanks Alexandre

cr

*UPDATE* EF 8-15 Fisheye Availability

*UPDATE* EF 8-15 Fisheye Availability

*UPDATE 1*
A reader from the fine nation of Germany showed me an invoice saying delivery will take place on March 24, 2011.

Thanks Doug

I want my fisheye please
NL
received a suggestion they won’t be seeing the new fisheye until April in the UK. After asking around here, the same seems to be true for Canada.

I suspect only the Asian markets and very select retailers in the US will receive the lens in March.

cr

Canon EF 8-15 f/4L Sample Videos

A lot of people are waiting for this lens.
Check out a video made with the upcoming EF 8-15 f/4L Fisheye lens. It’s going to be a very fun lens to use. They used a 5D Mark II and 7D to make the film.

All signs point to us not being able to buy this lens until January.

Click the image for the movie

thanks arpad

cr

Niche Lens News [CR2]

Fisheye Fun
I’m told Canon has been developing an EF-S fisheye for the last couple of years. It’ll be 8mm. We could possibly see the lens in the next few months.

Announcing a niche lens along with more mainstream stuff probably makes a lot of sense. What that mainstream stuff is, remains to be seen.

What about the 15mm?
From the same source, there is no plans to replace the EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye.

cr