Seller GetItDigital on eBay (99.7% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III at the lowest price ever seen, $1,899. Compare at $2,499. They also have the 5D3 as kit with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens at $2,499 (select the option from the drop-down menu). Free shipping in the US. Pleas note: this is likely a grey import item.
Zeiss will announce a new Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 lens between October 12 and October 16. For the time being we do not have any specs, just an announcement date that’s very likely to be real. This will not be a budget lens. The Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 sells for around $4,400 and the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 for almost $4,000. The new Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 will likely have a similar price. Canon and Nikon mount versions are expected.
However, the new Sigma “Art” primes are so good that they can easily compete with Zeiss glass. Have a look how well the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens holds up against the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4, with a price that’s a fourth of the Zeiss.[via Mirrorless Rumors]
Samyang/Rokinon’s new fast primes for mirrorless cameras, the 50mm f/1.2 and 21mm f/1.4, are in stock and ready to ship. The new primes are available for Canon EOS M mount, and for all other mirrorless mount types too.
- Samyang/Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 at $549 – B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon
- Samyang/Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 at $499 – B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon
There is an article at B&H Explora introducing the new primes. Specifications and lens overview after the break.
Canon patent for a 58mm f/1.4 lens. It appears 58mm is going to be a new lens category. Is this lens thought to compete with the Nikon 58mm f/1.4?
- Patent Publication No. 2015-172611
- Published 2015.10.1
- Filing date 2014.3.11
- Example 1
- Focal length 57.99
- F-number 1.45
- Half angle (in degrees) 20.46
- Image height 21.64
- Overall length of the lens 117.64
- BF 38.23
Transcend announced new SD memory cards that will appeal to all those taking pictures in harsh to very harsh settings, or who just want to save their pics on a extremely robust and weather-sealed memory card. The Transcend UHS-II U3 4K ready SD card has the following specs:
- Waterproof, can stay for 30 minutes in 1 meter depth (IS IPX7 equivalent test)
- Resistance to temperatures down to -25C/-13F
- Resistance to temperatures up to 85C/185F
- Resistance to electrostatic charges (complies with the EMC IEC61000-4-2)
- Resistance to X-rays (ISO7816-1 compliant, will not be affected by X-rays at airport security check)
- Shock resistance
The price in Japan is ¥10,800 for the 64GB and ¥6,180 for the 32GB card.[via Mirrorless Rumors]