By Third Party Lenses
| September 2, 2015 |
First to debut: two fast, fixed focal standard lenses packed with exceptional features that deliver ultimate performance
- SP 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012)
- SP 45mm F1.8 Di VC USD (Model F013)
September 2nd 2015, Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Morio Ono), a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces launch of a new series of SP lenses that are optimized to make the most of the superior imaging performance delivered by the latest advancements in digital photography. Sporting a totally revamped external appearance, the new lenses provide the ultimate in functionality and operation. The first two lenses in the series are compatible with full-frame DSLR cameras and offer fast apertures and versatile, fixed focal lengths. The pair consists of the SP 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012) and SP 45mm F1.8 Di VC USD (Model F013), and both can be used with APS-C format cameras as well.
By Canon Reviews
| September 1, 2015 |
The Sigma 24-35mm f/2 Art series lens is the first f/2 zoom for DSLRs, and it has certainly sparked a lot of debate about it’s usability with such a short zoom range. I think the lens is basically 3 faster primes in one lens, 24mm, 28mm and 35mm. For the people that need this range of focal lengths, this lens could be a game changer. For the rest of us? maybe not. However, it’s nice to see a lens manufacturer push into new territory.
Bryan over at The-Digital-Picture has completed his review of the lens and came away very impressed.
Do wide angle focal lengths work for some of your applications? Need apertures wider than f/2.8 to stop action in low light, to allow handholding in low light and to create a stronger, subject-isolating background blur? Need a range of focal lengths available at your fingertips without a lens change? The Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens could become a most-frequently-used member of your kit. Read the full review
By Canon Lens Rumors
| August 31, 2015 |
A great new lens was announced last week, but people will always ask ‘what’s coming next?’
We’re told again that the next L lens from Canon will be a fast zoom (f/2.8), and the thinking is it will be an EF 16-35 f/2.8L III. We were originally told this back in March, and a patent for such an optical formula became public in May.
There could be other lenses announced in the meantime, and we’re still waiting for a new Non-L, Non-DO 70-300 to arrive, a lens we’ve been expecting for quite some time.
We expect some specialty lenses to arrive in the next few months, most notably new tilt-shift lenses and a new macro. There’s also a possibility of a couple of updated or new supertelephoto lenses.
L lens development is a slow process, and I don’t expect to see any new L lens announced until the new EF 35 f/1.4L II stock levels are good and we have a new camera body or two.
By Canon DSLR News
| August 31, 2015 |
The recently announced Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II will be available in mid October of this year, so between now and then we should see a barrage of sample images from the highly anticipated lens. A few of the images below are available in high resolution via Canon China, and you can view them here.
We’ve received nothing but positive feedback about this new lens, I don’t remember the last time people have been this happy about a new product from Canon.
Expect stock of the new lens to be low well into the new year, so if you want one before then, we do suggest preordering as soon as you’re able.
Preorder EF 35 f/1.4L II $1799: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon
By Canon Patents
| August 28, 2015 |
An odd patent for an expandable LCD display has appeared. You can expand the size of the LCD screen by moving the grip side of the camera.
Patent Publication No. 2015-154223 (Google Translated)
- Published 2015.8.24
- Filing date 2014.2.14
- Rotatable operation unit
- The first state is a rear LCD expands and contracts, the operating face of the operating unit faces behind
- The second state, the rear LCD is extended, the operation surface of the operation portion faces to the right
Keith over at Northlight images did the animated image showing the patent concept below.