Sigma teases fast telephoto lens to be announced February 23

Sigma Teases Fast Telephoto Lens To Be Announced February 23

Sigma Austria posted a teaser for a new lens on their Facebook page. The image above is accompanied by the text below (translation from German mine):

Today we can announce another world’s first, and we will show it on February 23. For the time being, we just want you to know that again it will be “sharp/fast”. What focal range do you wish? Write us and stay tuned.

Your Sigma Austria team.

The “sharp/fast” refers to a lens with wide aperture, possibly f/2.8, or even faster. The shape in the teaser image suggests a Sigma telephoto lens.

Thanks Aaron for the tip.

Eye-Fi Mobi Wifi 16GB SDHC Memory Card discounted at $34.50 (reg. $49.95, limited time offer)

Eye-Fi Mobi Wifi 16GB SDHC

Adorama has the Eye-Fi Mobi Wifi 16GB SDHC Memory Card discounted at $34.50 for limited time (free shipping). Regular price is $49.95. The Eye-Fi Mobi Wireless SDHC Card connects your camera to your Android smartphone/tablet, iPhone/iPad via simple setup and instant connection so your digital photos and videos are instantly saved and ready to share. With state-of-the-art technology and built-in WiFi that anyone can use, Mobi delivers exceptional Class 10 Speed performance for both video and still shots straight out of the package.

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Another mention of 8K coming to Canon EOS C500 Mark II [CW4]

Another Mention Of 8K Coming To Canon EOS C500 Mark II [CW4]

Some time ago we were first to report a rumor from a very good source, stating that Canon will feature 8K on the replacement for the Canon Cinema C500.

Today I got another confirmation that the Canon Cinema C500 replacement – likely to be named C500 Mark II – will indeed have 8K on board. Unfortunately that’s all I have, no other specs were passed over to me. The Canon C500 Mark II announcement is expected for NAB 2016 in April 2016.

Talking 8K: I got a suggestion that the replacement for the Canon EOS-1D C will also have 8K on board, though I expect this high-end Canon DSLR to be announced in 2017, while the C500 Mark II will be announced in 2016. As with the C500 Mark II, I think 8K on the EOS-1D C replacement is highly likely, if not totally plausible. Canon can’t miss the 8K train on their flagship products. In other words: it’s hard to imagine the C500 Mark II and EOS-1D C Mark II (if this will be the name) will come without 8K.

What do you think?