Samyang/Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 and 21mm f/1.4 for EOS M in stock and ready to ship

Samyang/Rokinon 50mm F/1.2 And 21mm F/1.4 For EOS M In Stock And Ready To Ship

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.

There is an article at B&H Explora introducing the new primes. Specifications and lens overview after the break.

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Canon Patent for 58mm f/1.4 lens

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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
[via Egami]

Transcend announce new 32GB and 64GB memory cards that withstand water, freeze, X-Rays, shocks, and electrostatic charges

Transcend Announce New 32GB And 64GB Memory Cards That Withstand Water, Freeze, X-Rays, Shocks, And Electrostatic Charges

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]

Canon Dual Pixel AF with Tamron SP 35mm and SP 45mm f/1.8 primes (both shipping)

Short video by Dustin Abbott showing Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF used on the new Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 VC and Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 VC. It’s not as silent as Canon’s STM lenses, but for the rest it seems to work good and smooth. Dustin Abbott also posted an exhaustive video review of both lenses. Dual Pixel CMOS Auto-Focus is featured on the EOS 7D Mark II and Canon EOS 70D, and on Canon’s Cinema cameras. Tamron’s new primes captured a lot of attention since they were announced. For a good reason. The SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD and the SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD are affordable, and have weather sealing and image stabilisation. That’s a lot of bang for $599. Both lenses are now shipping.

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