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]

Gold Box Deal for Europe: SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro memory card (starting 13:00 Berlin time)

Gold Box Deal For Europe: SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro Memory Card (starting 13:00 Berlin Time)

Again, Amazon Germany has a Blitzangebot (Gold Box Deal) on the SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro Class 10 (95MB/s) memory card. The deal will go live at 1:30pm Berlin time. Amazon Prime members can access the deal at 1pm.

The deal is offered by Amazon Germany but can be purchased from all around Europe. To see all upcoming Blitzdeals at Amazon Germany click here (check horizontal bar).

Canon EOS 5Ds killer deal – $2,700 (reg. $3,699)

Canon EOS 5Ds Killer Deal – $2,700 (reg. $3,699)

Top Rated Plus seller GetItDigital on eBay (99.6% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 5Ds on sale for just $2,699.99. The lowest price ever seen so far for the EOS 5Ds. Compare at $3,699. Free shipping in the USA. Please note: this is likely a grey import item, seller warranty applies.

Canon patent for Electronic Tilt-Shift Adapter for EOS M system?

Canon Patent For Electronic Tilt-Shift Adapter For EOS M System?

Photography Bay spotted a Canon patent that refers to an electronic Tilt-Shift adapter. While Photography Bay suggests the adapter will work with any EF lens, a lot in the patent description appears to point to a mirrorless camera instead.

The adapter in the patent has no optics, but its own CPU and electronics to help the purpose:

[…] it works hand-in-hand with the Canon EOS body and EF lenses to not only serve as a pass-through for communication but to also take on some processing burdens to make tilt-shift work on different cameras and lenses. Additionally, there are motorized drivers inside of the adapter that can drive the shift and tilt axes using controls on the camera (or the adapter itself)

Photography Bay did a great job in breaking down the complex patent literature. However, I think they missed something. As another site, Every Other Shot, points out, the images in the patent all depict a small camera body, very similar to a mirrorless camera. Moreover, it is claimed, the electronics described in the patent seem to allow to drive the tilt and the shift via a touch screen. Finally, there is a tripod mount on the adapter. This makes sense if the adapter is mounted on a small and light camera body, like a mirrorless camera.

Such adaptors already exist. Kipon, for instance, makes adapters to convert manual lensed to work as tilt-shift lenses on the EOS M. You can download the patent description here. What do you think, is this adapter exclusively for EOS M systems, or will it work with every EF lens and on a DSLR?

[via Photography Bay | Every Other Shot)