The Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE Lens is in stock at B&H with a limited supply for $2122 (click here). Not a lens for those on a budget but then: you get what you pay for, and that’s a lens with outstanding build quality and optical performance.
- 135mm Telephoto Prime Lens
- Fits Canon EF Mount Cameras
- Aperture Range: f/2-22
- Minimum Focus Distance of 2.62′ (0.8 m)
- Apochromat Lens; Minimal Aberrations
- Nine Blade Circular Aperture
- Anti-reflective Coatings
- Precise Manual Focus
- Compact Design; All-Metal Barrel
DigitalRev’s Kai wants to know the differences between the Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i (price & specs) and EOS 700D / Rebel T5i (price & specs). Does the EOS 700D have enough nw features to make it worth over the EOS 650D?
Just a few days ago we featured a sneak preview of the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x lens. The lens that looks as if it will never get released to the public. The latest murmured release date was postponed to 2014! Now there are new tidbits about the release of the lens: May 14, 2013, may the the day Canon will eventually officially announce this highly awaited lens to the public, the lens should then be available to the public in September-October 2013. Prototypes exist and are undergoing tests, see here and here.
Another Canon EOS 70D rumor surfaced and is reported at Northlight Images. No specs this time but some tidbits about the announcement. They have been told that the announcement of the EOS 70D is “some 6 weeks away”. It appears as if some of the expected Canon announcement may have been delayed due to technical and marketing reasons.
The Canon EOS 70D announcement is a sort of mistery. No real leaks so far and repeatedly wrong announcement dates. Where the hence is the EOS 60D price & specs)replacement?
The skilled hackers at Magic Lantern just discovered that 2k raw DNG output on both the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Mark III is possible. For the time being it is not possible to record video, but it is expected that 24fps will be possible.
The idea is to intercept the DNG stream and to save frame sequences to the memory card. The ML team says the output can be used for single frames without shutter actuation. That’s great for timelapse photography:
No mirror flip or shutter curtain movement. This is a big deal for time lapsers who sometimes shoot 1000 or more shots in 1 sitting. This can significantly extend the life of their cameras. Also bodes well for RAW video in the future.
This looks to be a true breakthrough for the ML team. The information came from their Facebook page.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay
Canon EOS 5D Mark III price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay