SIGMA 135MM F1.8 DG HSM ART shipping in May, pre-order available

SIGMA 135MM F1.8 DG HSM ART Shipping In May, Pre-order Available

Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Two FLD Elements, Two SLD Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • TSC Material, Brass Bayonet Mount
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

Update: the Sigma 135mm will start shipping the first days of April.

The highly attended Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art lens will start shipping in May at a retail price of $1,399, which is a fair if not very good price for what this lens promises to deliver. Pre-order links are already available at: B&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama | Park Cameras (UK). Amazon US does not have pre-order links yet but they will soon.

sigma 135mm F1.8

Sigma press release after the break.

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Vello BG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon deal – $49.95 (reg. 79.95, for EOS 5D3, 5DS & 5DS R

Vello BG-C9 Battery Grip For Canon Deal – $49.95 (reg. 79.95, For EOS 5D3, 5DS & 5DS R

Vello BG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon at a glance:

  • Compatible with Canon 5D Mark III DSLR
  • Compatible with Canon 5DS and 5DS R DSLR
  • Comfort and Control in Vertical Position
  • Vertical Position Shutter Release Button
  • Vertical Position Control Buttons & Dial
  • Holds Up to Two LP-E6 Batteries
  • Also Works with 6 AA/LR6 Batteries
  • Extends Shooting Time
  • Contains Camera Battery Door Holder

B&H Photo’s DealZone deal of today is the Vello BG-C9 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 5DS, and EOS 5DS R, on sale at $49.95. Compare to $79.95. Free shipping.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazonUKeBay, Adorama and B&H Pho

30 Years of Canon EOS system, interview with Canon UK

30 Years Of Canon EOS System, Interview With Canon UK

Canon is celebrating the 30 years anniversary of the company’s EOS system. Amateur Photographer posted an interview with Canon UK’s David Parry about the 30 years of the Canon EOS system.

In March 1987 Canon took what many viewed as a huge leap into the unknown. They abandoned the FD lens mount, which had been the optical mainstay of the company’s SLRs since 1958 and unveiled its new EOS system with its debut 650 SLR and a trio of new EF mount lenses. At the time this was a controversial move by Canon but we’re pleased to say that thirty years down the line, it was a decision well made.

The EOS System began with three core principles – speed, image quality and ease of use – which still remain at the heart of the system today. Fast forward 30 years from 1987 and the EOS System has seen over 80 million SLRs and 120 million EF lenses sold with the transition from an analogue world to a digital one negotiated along the way.

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Irix wide angle lenses now available at Adorama

Irix Wide Angle Lenses Now Available At Adorama

Adorama has the new Irix wide angle lenses in stock and ready to ship.

  • IRIX 15mm f/2.4 Firefly Manual Focus Lens $399.95 with free shipping
  • IRIX 15mm f/2.4 Blackstone Manual Focus Lens $599.95 with free shipping
  • IRIX 11mm f/4.0 Firefly Manual Focus Lens $575 with free shipping
  • IRIX 11mm f/4.0 Blackstone Manual Focus Lens $774.95 with free shipping

The “Blackstone” edition of the two Irix lenses have a premium finish and an aluminium-magnesium alloy, though the build quality of the “Firefly” is anything but cheap.

Irix 11mm

Irix 11mm f/2.4 Blackstone

Videos about the IRIX 15mm f/2.4 and the weather sealing of the Blackstone version after the break.

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