Zeiss announce Milvus lens line-up

Zeiss Announce Milvus Lens Line-up

Zeiss announced a new lens line-up, named Milvus. The video below is an introduction to the lenses, just published by Zeiss. Pre-orders are live:

Zeiss’ press release with lots of technical description is here.

Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2M ZE

Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2M ZE

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Product description for the Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 ZE after the break.

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Canon to support Rugby World Cup 2015 Tournament in England through various activities

Rugby World Cup 2015

Canon press release:

Canon, as an Official Sponsor, to support Rugby World Cup 2015 Tournament in England through various activities

TOKYO, Japan, September 10—Canon, as an Official Sponsor1 of Rugby World Cup 2015 in England, will provide support for the event through a range of activities.

At the 2015 Tournament, which will take place from September 18 to October 31, 2015, at 13 stadiums in 11 cities across the U.K., Canon will provide support through its products, technologies and services, as outlined below.

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First photo of Canon 8K Camera system

Thanks Ebrahim. A photo of Canon’s new 8K camera system (development announcement) sent in by a CW reader. He says:

Body is identical to C300II but it records externally using an intermediate module then to Four Odyssey 7Q+ 4K recorders (Four 4096×2016 signals making up DCI 8K) up to 60p.

Can’t say with 100% confidence that it is the real thing. But I guess it is. The photo was posted on Imgur.

New Canon EF 85mm L lens on its way? [CW2]

New Canon EF 85mm L Lens On Its Way? [CW2]

Canon might announce a new EF 85mm L lens in 2016, possibly at Photokina 2016.

The new 85mm is said to feature Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics first seen on the new EF 35mm f/1.4L II lens. Moreover, the new 85mm is weather sealed (as all recent L lenses), might have a new manual focus system, and it might be lighter. Will it still be f/1.2? No info so far.

We are currently flooded by Canon rumors. Take everything with a big grain of salt. The EF 85mm f/1.2L was released in 2003, a replacement is plausible.

[via CR]