Tamron will soon announce new prime lenses: SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD and SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD

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Digicame Info got word that Tamron may soon announce two new prime lenses:

  • SP 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012)
    – Mount Canon, Nikon, Sony
    – For Sony No VC
  • SP 45mm F1.8 Di VC USD (Model F013)
    – Mount Canon, Nikon, Sony
    – For Sony No VC

That’s all so far. Canon today announced a very innovative optic, the EF 35mm f/1.4L II lens, featuring Blue Spectrum Refractive optic elements.

More Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II specs and new image leaked

More Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L II Specs And New Image Leaked

More tidbits about the upcoming Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II lens leaked at Digicame Info.

  • The price of the EF 35mm f/1.4L II will be around 275,000 Yen (that’s $2,300, I think the lens will cost around $2,000)
  • Will be released in Japan in mid October 2015
  • The lens uses Blue Spectrum Refractive optics (BR) to obtain low chromatic aberration. BR elements greatly refract the light in the short wavelength region
  • Chromatic aberration is corrected by significantly refracting the particular wavelength range
  • The lens has a new, more advanced weather sealing
  • The lens is more resistant to impacts

Another set of specs leaked yesterday. The Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II will be announced before the end of August, most likely together with the EF-M 15-45mm f/3-5-6.3 IS STM lens and the Rebel SL2. Stay tuned on Canon Watch!

[via Digicame Info]

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II image and specs leaked, announcement soon [CW5]

Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L II Image And Specs Leaked, Announcement Soon [CW5]

Specifications and the first image of the upcoming Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II lens have leaked at Digicame-Info.

  • Lens construction: 14 elements and 11 groups
  • 2 aspherical lenses, one ground aspherical and one large diameter glass molded aspherical
  • 1 UD lens
  • 1 BR lens (to reduce chromatic aberrations)
  • SWC coating
  • Fluorine coating
  • 9 blade circular aperture diaphragm
  • Minimum focusing distance of 0.28m
  • Maximum magnification is 0.21x
  • Dust and water resistant
  • Filter diameter: 72mm
  • Total length: 105.5mm
  • Maximum diameter: 80.4mm
  • Weight 760g
  • Hood: EW-77B

How much will it cost? So far no indication. The EF 35mm f 1.4L USM sells around $1,500, guess the new one will be around $2,000. The Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II will be announced before the end of August, most likely along with the EF-M 15-45mm f/3-5-6.3 IS STM lens and the Rebel SL2. Stay tuned on Canon Watch!

[via Digicame-Info]

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II almost ready? [CW3]

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Almost Ready? [CW3]

A new rumor suggests the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II has come out of pre-production. It’s said that the EOS-1D X Mark II is already actively used by photographers around the world, for the latest tests and to produce marketing material.

No specs have been leaked so far. A 24MP sensor is rumored, and a burst rate of 14 fps. Moreover, some bits emerged about a new AF system (every new camera is always rumored to have a new AF system) and some vague new viewfinder technology.

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is expected to be announced in 2015, the question is when. Stay tuned for more.

For comparison, the EOS-1D X specs:

  • 18.1 MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors
  • 3.2″ 1.04m-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • Native ISO 51200, Extended to ISO 204800
  • 12 fps RAW+JPEG Shooting, 14 fps in JPEG
  • 100k-Pixel RGB Metering Sensor & EOS iSA
  • Magnesium Alloy Body, Dual CF Card Slots
  • 1000BASE-TX Gigabit Ethernet Terminal

All Canon EOS-1D X Mark II rumors.

[via CR]

Canon eventually getting serious with the EOS M system? [CW2]

Canon Eventually Getting Serious With The EOS M System? [CW2]

A new rumor surfaced, again suggesting Canon will get serious about the EOS M system… next year.

It’s not the first time that rumors suggest a break-through EOS M camera. in 2014 we were told that Canon would take the EOS M system seriously in 2015. Though the EOS M3 appears to be a good attempt (waiting for mine to be delivered), it’s still not convincing anyone Canon is taking it seriously. It’s true that you can virtually use any EF or EF-S lens with the adapter, but having only four native lenses isn’t a sign of great commitment to the cause.

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