Rokinon 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC in Stock and Ready to Ship (B&H)

Another new arrival at B&H Photo: the Rokinon 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC is in stock and ships for $549.

  • Canon EF Mount Lens/Full Frame
  • Aperture Range: f/2.0 to f/22
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Ultra Multi-Coating
  • Manual Focus; Manual Aperture Ring
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 2.6′
  • Filter Thread Diameter: 77mm
  • Removable Lens Hood
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

 

Rokinon 50mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC in Stock and Ready to Ship (B&H)

B&H Photo has the new Rokinon 50mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC lens in stock and ready ship for $399.

  • Canon EF Mount/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to 22
  • One Hybrid and One Aspherical Element
  • Ultra Multi-Coating Lens Coat
  • Manual Focus & Aperture Lens
  • Internal Focus Design
  • Bright Distance & Depth of Field Scales
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 17.7″
  • Filter Thread Diameter: 77mm
  • Removable Petal Style Lens Hood

More Independent Canon EOS M3 Sample Pictures (pre-production model)

EOS M3,EF-M11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM,0.167 sec (1/6),f/5.6,ISO6400,0 EV

EOS M3, EF-M11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM, 0.167 sec (1/6), f/5.6, ISO6400, 0 EV

All images © Digital Life Innovator, used with permission

Digital Life Innovator (translated) posted another set with many sample pictures shot with the EOS M3 and various lenses. The sample pics can be viewed in original size, and have been shot using a pre-production EOS M3. There are many pics shot at high ISO.

EOS M3,EF-M11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM,0.017 sec (1/60),f/4.0,ISO5000,-1/3 EV

EOS M3, EF-M11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM, 0.017 sec (1/60), f/4.0,I SO5000, -1/3 EV

The new Canon EOS M3 with EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens can be pre-ordered in Europe:

You can also pre-order the M3 at at DigitalRev (ships internationally)DigitalRev’s price at checkout is inclusive of all taxes and customs for customers from Asia and the EU, for customers from the US taxes depend by the state.

Detailed M3 specification can be read here. A round-up of hands-on and previews:

Canon Patent for External Image Stabilisation Unit

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Egami (translated) spotted a patent filed by Canon for an external image stabilisation unit. The unit is placed between the camera body and the lens, just like you would do with a teleconverter. Cool invention!

The present invention, users vibration reduction function or lighter or selectable according to the application, in addition to being used as an optical system having a vibration reduction converter, an optical system having a vibration reduction function, a vibration reduction function can also be used as a commercial advantage that the two systems can be Heibai by diverting a large portion of the component with no lightweight optics.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-28555
    • Published 2015.2.12
    • Filing date 2013.7.30
  • Example 1a (master lens only)
    • Focal length 392.50
    • F-number 2.92
    • Half angle of 3.16
    • Image height 21.64
    • Overall length of the lens 379.64
    • BF 41.57
    • Effective diameter of the front lens 135.72mm
    • Lens configuration 8 groups nine
  • Example 1b (anti-vibration converter mounted state)
    • Focal length 392.50
    • F-number 2.92
    • Half angle of 3.16
    • Image height 21.64
    • Overall length of the lens 379.64
    • BF 41.56
    • Effective diameter of the front lens 135.72mm
    • Lens construction 12 groups 15 sheets
  • Canon patent
    • 3-group configuration of positive and negative positive
    • Inner focus (the second group)
    • The anti-vibration converter can be inserted on the object side of the third group

Canon to showcase Cinema EOS range at BVE 2015 with hands-on live shoot

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Canon to showcase Cinema EOS range at BVE 2015 with hands-on live shoot

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 13 February 2015 – Canon will be showcasing its industry leading Cinema EOS range at BVE 2015 (Stand G12), giving visitors the chance of a hands-on demonstration in a live shooting set up.

Following a highly successful demonstration at BVE 2014, Canon will once again be recreating a live shooting environment allowing visitors to experience the company’s iconic Cinema EOS range, including the C100 MKII and C500 camera models.

Visitors to the Canon stand will be greeted with an immersive experience that also features Canon’s 4K monitor, cine servo and cine prime lenses as well as a DSLR counter for testing Canon’s range of DSLR cameras.

Austin Freshwater, Director, Professional Imaging at Canon UK and Ireland, said: “The broadcast industry is evolving constantly and our aim is to ensure that visitors get a real life feel for Canon’s latest innovations. We will exhibit Canon’s rich heritage in lens technology whilst looking to the future with 4K by allowing videographers the opportunity to get hands-on with our offering.”

Taking place on 24th-26th February at ExCeL London, BVE (Broadcast Video Expo) is Europe’s premier broadcast and production technology event, showcasing technologies and services for the production, management and broadcast of audio visual content.

Visit Canon at BVE on Stand G12.

Live Again: Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 for $3,600 (instead of $4,500)

Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4

This deal was live 2 days ago with 2 units to ship. Now it has been put on eBay again, with 2 units to ship. To my knowledge Cameraland is a reputable dealer, I don’t know why the have the same exclusive deal live again.

The Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 normally sells for $4,499 (Amazon), authorized Zeiss dealer and eBay seller Cameraland (99.8% positive ratings) has the Zeiss on sale for $3,599.99 (Canon mount). Not bad! Cameraland says:

We had an in store demo and these were shown and put back in the box. Because of this we won’t sell them as new never opened

Just 2 units available 🙂 The deal is very tempting but be sure to know all the details.