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Official: Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC Macro

Official: Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC Macro

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

Samyang has made the 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC Macro lens official.

Focusing on the Essence of Nature

The real art designed for ultimate close-ups

  • Macro Telephoto Manual Focus Lens
  • Bright F2.8 aperture
  • High refractive (HR) and extra low dispersion lens (ED)
  • Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) technology of Samyang Optics
  • Circular aperture with 9 blades

Macro Telephoto Manual Focus Lens
Samyang Optics 100mm F2.8 ED UMC MACRO is a macro telephoto manual focus lens designed for full frame sensor sizes. The maximum close-up magnification is 1:1. This macro lens with vivid color and soft out-focusing is the best lens for close-up images of flower and insects. It also can be used as a 100mm telephoto lens for landscapes and portraits.

Optical Features
Samyang 100mm F2.8 ED UMC MACRO has a low F number of F2.8. You may control the lens precisely when shooting under various exposure environment including relatively dark or too bright situations.
This lens features 15 lenses in 12 groups especially including a high refractive lens (HR) and extra low dispersion lens (ED) to minimize color aberration and unnecessary light dispersion in order to offer high resolution throughout the image. Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) of Samyang Optics is used to optimize the light penetration and minimizes flare and ghost. With such optical construction, it has 0.307m of minimum focal length to film subjects in a very near distance.

Hardware Features
There are 9 aperture blades designed to be almost as a full circle when aperture is closed which expresses starlike ray clearly and beautifully. The frame of the lens is compact and solid since it is made of high-strength aluminum alloy so you can create trustworthy images. Also, detachable petal-shaped lens hood minimizes flare and ghost by sheltering lens from unnecessary lights.
Available for 10 camera mounts: Canon EOS, Nikon AE, Pentax K, Sony ∝, Canon M, Fujifilm X, Samsung NX, Sony E, FT, MFT.

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New Canon Tilt-Shift Lenses Finally Coming? [CR1]

New Canon Tilt-Shift Lenses Finally Coming? [CR1]

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

A new report at Northlight suggests that Canon has prioritized the replacement of their “old” tilt-shift lenses, the TS-E 45mm and TS-E 90mm. These upgrades could match up wellwith the EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R.

It’s also suggested that higher end glass supplies is limiting the introduction of more top end lenses being added to the Canon lineup. Canon does have new manufacturing capabilities, but the increase in production is a gradual one.

I agree with Northlight, and don’t think we’ll see these redone this year, but an advanced announcement is always possible.

Source: [Northlight]

EF 11-24mm f/4L: Our First Impressions

EF 11-24mm f/4L: Our First Impressions

By Canon Rumors | March 31, 2015 | Canon Reviews

I’ve been in Scotland for the last 10 days or so and doing a lot of shooting with Canon’s brand new EF 11-24mm f/4L. The main purpose of the trip was for landscape photography, which I figured was a good place to start for our review.

There are a lot of things that make the EF 11-24mm f/4L a challenging lens to use for landscape. First and foremost is not being able to use filters. A lot of the time, especially scenes with wet rocks and water, a polarizer is sorely missed. In Scotland, with the ever changing skies and varied foregrounds, the inability to use graduated neutral density filters is also difficult. A lot of people are fine to do exposure blending, which is not something I’m all that keen on. I prefer one frame for exposure. Currently there is no filter holder available for this lens, but hopefully the folks at Lee Filters are working on a solution for grads and stoppers.


The Great 200mm Shootout

The Great 200mm Shootout

By Canon Rumors | March 31, 2015 | Canon Reviews

Roger and Aaron at LensRentals.com decided it was time to test all the 200mm options for Canon and Nikon to find out which ones are the best.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the more you spend on a 200mm lens, the better it gets. Especially in the case of the EF 200mm f/2L IS and EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II.

My opinion, though, is that the extra cost involved in getting the brand-name zoom lens in this category is probably worth it if you can possibly manage it. The Canon and Nikon f2.8 stabilized zooms are amazing optics. The f/2.0 primes, while wonderful lenses and even better optically than the zooms, are priced like the specialty items they are. The third-party lenses and Canon Non IS are cheaper, and probably good enough for many uses. But don’t kid yourself; they aren’t as good.

Head to LensRentals.com for the shootout

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