The video by YouTube user PhotoNewsReviews shows a brief hands-on with the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens at CP+.
You probably know that Sigma aims at the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 with the with the 50mm f/1.4 Art lens, no less. Certainly a bold claim, but given Sigma’s recently released, awesome lenses, this is a claim we should take seriously. The Sigma 18-35m f/1.8 Art (see coverage here) and the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM (see coverage here) are good examples of recent, excellent lenses made by Sigma.
The new tidbit we have is the weight of the Sigma 50mm f/1.4: 815 g/28.7 oz. That’s a bit less than the Zeiss 55mm (Canon mount: 1,030 g/36.3 oz) and way heavier than other 50mm f/1.4 lenses. Not a light-weighted lens, but also a sophisticated lens form an optical point of view.
A few weeks ago there was a leak on an Australian retailer, showing the (suggested) price for the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art lens: AU$ 1,499, about US$ 1,345.
[via Sigma Rumors]
The Pixma Pro-100 is often bundled with Canon DSLRs in a convenient kit, as this one: EOS 6D with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens, a 32GB Sandisk memory card, and the Canon PIXMA PRO-100 photo printer (and photo paper), all on sale for $2099 at B&H Photo after a $400 mail-in rebate.
The Pixma Pro-100 has been nominated “printer of the year“.
Shares in Canon Inc (7751.T) advanced 2.4 percent to a three-week high of 3,154 yen on Wednesday after it said it will buy back up to 50 billion yen worth of its own shares, or 1.6 percent of its outstanding shares.
Canon shares are down 5.5 percent since the start of 2014, adding to a 0.3 percent drop last year, when the benchmark Nikkei rallied 57 percent.
New rumors surfaced on the web.
Canon may announce an EF-S 24mm STM lens later this year, some time in the Summer 2014. No specs so far.
And it is murmured Canon is working on a new USM motor technology, called C-USM (Compact Ultrasonic Motor). The new C-USM motor is said to appear first on a 50mm lens, and could also be announced later this year.
Both are new rumors, take with a grain of salt.