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Canon’s Blue Spectrum Refractive Element

Canon Rumors | Aug 26, 2015

Preorder: New Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II

Canon Rumors | Aug 26, 2015

Announcement: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II

Canon Rumors | Aug 26, 2015

Canon EOS M3 Coming to USA

Canon Rumors | Aug 26, 2015

The Next L Lens From Canon to be a Fast Zoom [CR2]

The Next L Lens From Canon to be a Fast Zoom [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | August 31, 2015 | Canon Lens Rumors

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.

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Sample Images

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Sample Images

By Canon Rumors | August 31, 2015 | Canon DSLR News

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

Patent: Expandable LCD Display for Canon Cameras

Patent: Expandable LCD Display for Canon Cameras

By Canon Rumors | August 28, 2015 | Canon Patents

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.

bendy-lcd

New Tamron Prime Lenses Coming

New Tamron Prime Lenses Coming

By Canon Rumors | August 28, 2015 | Third Party Lenses

It looks like we’ll be seeing some new Tamron prime lenses very shortly.

SP 35 mm F1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012)

  • Mount Canon, Nikon, Sony
  • No VC for Sony

SP 45 mm F1.8 Di VC USD (Model F013)

  • Mount Canon, Nikon, Sony
  • No VC for Sony

Tamron definitely needs some updated fast prime lenses, and hopefully these come in well under the pricing of Sigma ART series primes. It’s also nice to see VC on some faster lenses.

EF 35 f/1.4L and EF 35 f/1.4L II MTF Comparison

EF 35 f/1.4L and EF 35 f/1.4L II MTF Comparison

By Canon Rumors | August 27, 2015 | Canon DSLR News

The optical performance difference between the two lenses looks to be quite significant if you go by the MTF chart comparison.

I had two complaints about the original 35L, the first being it wasn’t weather sealed and the second was the CA, it looks like both of those issues have been corrected. I’m looking forward to seeing if the additional weight is going to be difficult to get used to with the new lens, I did like the compact size of the first version.

Unfortunately, there aren’t many sample images  from the new lens yet, but they should start making their way to the web soon.

Preorder EF 35 f/1.4L II $1799: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

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