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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

Preorder: Tamron 35mm f/1.8 VC & 45mm f/1.8 VC Lenses

Preorder: Tamron 35mm f/1.8 VC & 45mm f/1.8 VC Lenses

By Canon Rumors | September 3, 2015 | Third Party Lenses

You can now preorder the brand new Tamron price lenses that were announced yesterday. There are also plenty of sample images for the new lenses available at Tamron.

Both lenses are set to begin shipping at the end of September 2015.

Tamron has also posted a promo video of the new lenses on their YouTube page and you can view that after the break.

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CR Review – Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG Art

CR Review – Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG Art

By Canon Rumors | September 3, 2015 | Canon Reviews

Dustin Abbott has completed the Canon Rumors review of the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG Art series lens. He attempted to answer the biggest question about this lens, who’s it for?

Where people may not buy into the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 ART lens is in the “why” department. The limited zoom range is going to cause a lot of people to wonder “why”, particularly when Sigma themselves have both excellent 24mm f/1.4 and a 35mm f/1.4 ART series primes. The 18-35mm f/1.8 ART has proven successful in part because there are relatively few quality alternatives specific to the APS-C market. Part of the challenge for this lens is the fact that full frame owners have a much broader choice of quality options. I own the Canon 35mm f/2 IS, which offers similar image quality at a lower price, much smaller size, and adds an extremely effective image stabilizer and higher focus accuracy. The tradeoff vs. many other 24mm or 35mm primes is that you lose a full stop of light to gain the small amount of zoom. You also get a larger, heavier lens.

Read the full reviewSigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art $999: Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon

Lee Filters Announces EF 11-24mm f/4L Support

Lee Filters Announces EF 11-24mm f/4L Support

By Canon Rumors | September 2, 2015 | Third Party Accessories

Lee Filters has announced support for Canon’s EF 11-24 mm f/4L with the SW150 Mark II filter system adaptor ring.

From Lee Filters

You’ve asked, we listened! Announcing the newest addition to our SW150 Filter System… The Canon 11-24mm Adaptor Ring for the Mark II!

*Please note that due to the physical size of this lens, and the extremely wide angle of view, the SW150 filter holder will vignette at the widest angles. To avoid this we recommend using a minimum focal length of 13.5mm when using the filter holder with two filter slots and 12.5mm when using the holder with one filter slot.

Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM $2999: Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon

Tamron Launches SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD & SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD

Tamron Launches SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD & SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD

By Canon Rumors | September 2, 2015 | Third Party Lenses

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.

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Review: Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art

Review: Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art

By Canon Rumors | September 1, 2015 | Canon Reviews

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

Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art $999: Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon