Sigma patent for 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art lens

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I usually do not feature patents by other companies but this time I think it is worth to make an exception. A patent filed by Sigma (No. 2016-38502) was spotted and it points to a lens a lot of photographers are hoping Sigma will bring to market soon, it’s a 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art lens.

Such a lens, given it comes with Canon mount (which is very likely) would compete with Canon’s EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM. If it comes with the outstanding quality and performance we have seen on other recent Sigma lenses, and if it has a competitive price, then it may well cause some distress at Canon.

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Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS deal – $599 (reg. $849)

Canon EF 24-70mm F/4L IS Deal – $599 (reg. $849)

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS at a glance:

  • L-Series standard zoom lens delivers superb image quality in a compact, lightweight design.
  • 2 aspheric and 2 UD lens elements for high image quality throughout the entire zoom range.
  • Full macro shooting mode with up to 0.7x magnification, easily accessible with a one-touch switch at the extreme telephoto end.
  • Image stabilization effective up to 4 shutter speed stops and Hybrid IS compensates for both angular and shift types of camera shake for macro shooting.
  • Resistant to dust and water, enabling shooting even in harsh and rigorous conditions.
  • Circular diaphragm (9 blades) delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds.
  • Inner focusing and ring USM for silent, fast autofocusing.
  • Fluorine coating on front and rear lens surfaces reduces smears and fingerprints.
  • Minimum focusing distance of 1.25 ft. / 0.38m across the entire zoom range (excluding macro).

Top Rated Plus seller DealsAllYear (99.8% positive ratings) has the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens on sale at $599. Compare at $849. Please note: this may be a grey import item.

More Canon deals on eBay.

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II deal – $1,449 (reg. $1,749)

Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II Deal – $1,449 (reg. $1,749)

Seller AllNewShop on eBay (99.5% positive ratings) has a very good deal on the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens, on sale at $1,449. Compare to $1,749– Free shipping. Please note: this may be a grey import item. This is a highly regarded lens at a killer price.

More Canon deals on eBay. Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II overview after the break.

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Canon patent for CN-E 24-70mm LS f/2.8 Cinema lens

CN-E 24-70mm f/2.8

Canon patent for a CN-E 24-70mm f/2.8 LS Cinema lens for Super 35mm sensors, i.e. for Canon’s Cinema line-up.

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-14816
    • Published 2016.1.28
    • Filing date 2014.7.3
  • Example
    • Zoom ratio 3.00
    • Focal length 24.00 48.00 72.00
    • F-number 2.80 2.80 2.80
    • Half angle of 32.94 17.95 12.19
    • Image height 15.55 15.55 15.55
    • The total lens length 241.06 241.06 241.06
    • BF 49.16 49.16 49.16
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Canon CN-E 14.5-60mm T2.6

The Canon CN-E 14.5-60mm T2.6 L S sells for $42,750

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II deal – $1,399 (reg. $1,799, and EOS 5D3 at $1,899 still live)

EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II

Top Rated Plus seller AllNewShop on eBay (99.4% positive ratings) has the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens on sale at $1,399. Great price for a highly regarded lens. Compare at $1,799. Free shipping. Please note: this may be a grey import item.

The same seller also has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on sale at $1,899. Compare to $2,499. Free shipping.

More Canon deals on eBay.

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS deal – $799 (reg. $999)

Canon EF 24-70mm F/4L IS Deal – $799 (reg. $999)

Authorised Canon retailer Adorama has the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens on sale for $799. Compare at $999. Plus, you receive $31.96 in Adorama Rewards. Expires 12/12

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM key features:

  • L-Series standard zoom lens delivers superb image quality in a compact, lightweight design.
  • 2 aspheric and 2 UD lens elements for high image quality throughout the entire zoom range.
  • Full macro shooting mode with up to 0.7x magnification, easily accessible with aone touch switch at the extreme telephoto end.
  • Image stabilization effective up to 4 shutter speed stops and Hybrid IS compensates for both angular and shift types of camera shake for macro shooting.
  • Resistant to dust and water, enabling shooting even in harsh and rigorous conditions.
  • Circular diaphragm (9 blades) delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds.
  • Inner focusing and ring USM for silent, fast autofocusing.
  • Fluorine coating on front and rear lens surfaces reduces smears and fingerprints.
  • Minimum focusing distance of 1.25 ft. / 0.38m across the entire zoom range (excluding macro).