By Canon Lens Rumors
| May 25, 2015 |
We’re told that Canon is developing a new supertelephoto lens that is slower than f/4. One immediately thinks about an update to the EF 400mm f/5.6L, but we’re told that is not the case and it’ll be a new lens altogether.
While the source couldn’t nail down the exact focal length, speed or even if it was going to be a L lens, they did say the hope was to have such a lens to be announced some time in 2016 and that it would be “affordable”.
This sort of lens is definitely missing from the Canon lineup, both Tamron and Sigma have had a lot of success with 500mm and 600mm zoom lenses.
More to come…
By Third Party Lenses
| May 25, 2015 |
We’ve been told Sigma’s next Art series lens will be a zoom and most likely a 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS Art.
The last Art series zoom from Sigma was the 24-105mm f/4 OS DG Art, which has been out of production for some time while Sigma put their manufacturing capacity into the new art series primes as well as the 150-600mm Sport and Contemporary lenses, we’re told production of the 24-105 f/4 DG OS Art will start again soon if it hasn’t already.
There was a rumor a while ago about Sigma attempting a 24-70 f/2 lens for full frame, but we haven’t heard anything about such a lens in quite some time.
You can read more speculation about Sigma’s roadmap at Sigma Rumors.
By Canon Reviews
| May 22, 2015 |
B&H Photo has posted a longer review of Canon’s legendary EF 1200mm f/5.6L. It’s definitely a lens that presents some challenges when walking around New York City, but it still looks like a lot of fun.
Some History on the Lens:
Canon made this lens available by special order only. A $10,000 deposit was required with the order and manufacturing would only start when several lenses were put on order. Sports Illustrated magazine purchased two 1200mm lenses in the 1990’s. Canon lent a lens to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 1999, so they could document Major League Baseball slugger Mark McGuire’s single-season home-run record attempt from center field; photographing every pitch McGuire faced that season. The extreme focal length of the lens gives a unique perspective of the distant view from the outfield fence that other lenses cannot capture.
Read the full review | Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L $180,000 at B&H Photo
*The offer still stands, if you buy the lens, I’ll buy you the LensCoat for it!
Source: [B&H Photo] via [Northlight]
By Canon Patents
| May 22, 2015 |
We just wrote about a replacement for the EF 16-35 f/2.8L II this week, and now a patent showing an upgraded optical formula has appeared.
Patent Publication No. 2014-206674
- Published 2014.10.30
- Filing date 2013.4.15
- Zoom ratio 2.06
- Focal length f = 16.49-23.74-33.94mm
- Fno. 2.91
- Half angle of view ω = 52.69-42.35-32.51 °
- BF 38.74-48.38-63.65mm
By Canon DSLR Rumors
| May 21, 2015 |
Rumors of the Canon EOS Rebel SL2 coming this August are out there now. We’d heard previously that the camera would be slightly smaller and suggested an EVF was a possibility. That looks to be off the table with the latest specifications for the camera.
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Specifications:
- 19 point AF
- 4.5 fps
- 1080/30p video
- Hybrid CMOS AF III focus system
- 7560 pixel RGB + IR metering
- Fixed 3″ LCD touchscreen
- Wi-Fi + NFC