Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD officially announced

SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD

SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD

Tamron made if official and announced the SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lens.

Tamron press release:

THE WORLD’S FIRST1 85MM F/1.8 LENS WITH VC FOR FULL-FRAME DSLR CAMERAS

Ultimate correction of aberrations and excellent resolving power with balanced bokeh

February 22, 2016, Commack, New York – Tamron, a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the launch of the SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F016), the world’s first fast-aperture telephoto lens with VC (Vibration Compensation). Tamron’s acclaimed VC makes it possible to take handheld photographs in dim light or at night. The 85mm SP lens uses LD (Low Dispersion) and XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) glass elements in the optical design to minimize color fringing and to achieve sharp and clear image quality with high-fidelity color. It also achieves attractive bokeh that draws attention to the image foreground subject. In addition, Moisture-Resistant Construction has been added to prevent intrusion of moisture, and a highly durable Fluorine Coating has been applied to the top element surface to prevent condensation and repel smudge-causing substances. This new lens joins the 35mm F/1.8, 45mm F/1.8 and 90mm Macro in a lineup of SP series prime lenses that has been expanding since 2015. The lens will be on sale in the U.S. starting in April 2016 in Canon and Nikon mounts (the Sony2 mount to be launched at a later date). Pricing and delivery will be announced shortly.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

1. The world’s first 85mm fast-aperture lens with image stabilization

Tamron’s VC image stabilization system enables handheld use in dim light without flash. Camera movement—often too minute to be perceptible to the photographer—is the leading cause of unpleasant photographs. In addition, newer DSLR cameras with higher resolution and higher pixel densities are even more susceptible to subtle camera shake. The VC System, Tamron’s time-proven Vibration Compensation, keeps the sharpness at hand, even in moody, dim light when shutter speeds tend to be longer.

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Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens specs and images leaked

50-100mm f/1.8

Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art

Sigma is going to announce another crazy and amazing lens, the Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art. The lens is for APS-C sensors, and will be announced on February 22. Another zoom lens with constant f/1.8!

Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art specs:

  • Lens construction: 15 groups, 21 sheets
  • Three FLD glass. One SLD glass. One high-refractive-index, high-dispersion glass. Three high refractive index SLD glass
  • Filter Size: 82mm
  • Minimum photographing distance: 95cm
  • Maximum magnification of 1: 6.7
  • Total length: 170.7mm
  • Maximum diameter: 93.5mm
  • Weight: 1490g
  • 9 aperture blades
  • New developed and thinned ultrasonic motor
  • Inner focus, inner zoom
  • Suggested retail price is 167,400 yen (tax included)
  • Mounts for Canon, for Nikon, for sigma
  • Release Date April 22
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Canon EOS 5Ds deal – $2,399 (reg. $3,699)

Canon EOS 5Ds Deal – $2,399 (reg. $3,699)

Canon EOS 5Ds at a glance:

  • 50.6MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6 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
  • ISO 100-6400; 5 fps Continuous Shooting
  • 150,000-Pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor
  • User-Selectable Shutter Release Time Lag
  • Anti-Flicker Compensation

Top Rated Plus seller GetItDigital on eBay (99.6% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 5Ds on sale at $2,399. Killer price if you compare to regular $3,699. Free shipping in the US. Please note: this may be a grey import item. This deal will not last long.

Canon EOS 80D articles by Canon Professional Network

Canon EOS 80D Articles By Canon Professional Network

Canon EOS 80D at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 45-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Expanded ISO 25600, Up to 7 fps Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • RGB+IR 7560-Pixel Metering Sensor

The Canon Professional Network (CPN) posted a bunch of articles about the Canon EOS 80D‘s new features, and an introduction video too.

Pre-orders for the EOS 80D are live now:

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