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March 18, 2014
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Samyang To Announce A 35mm Auto-Focus Lens For Canon On March 21st?

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source: DicaHub (translated)

After having teased new lenses set to be announced on March 21st on their European Facebok page, it seems that the lens (or lenses) Samyang is going to announce on 21st have electronic auto-focus built in. That Samyang could announce such a lens was rumored some time ago.

SLRclub reader Komabea spotted another bit of information on Samyang’s South Korea Facebook page, where a 35mm auto-focus lens is teased. The picture above says:

  • [Samyang is] studying cine zoom lens. There are no exact launching plan.
  • A Canon mount 35mm auto-focus lens is scheduled to be launched 1st half of 2014.
  • Mirror lens for DSLR is also scheduled to be launched 1st half~2nd half of 2014.

So, we learn that Samyang is working on Cine lenses, mirror lenses, and on a 35mm auto-focusing lens for Canon mount. Everything points to an announcement of a 35mm AF lens on March 21st, that’s my speculation. In any case there should be new Samyang lenses coming in Q1-Q2 2014. Stay tuned for more.

Samyang (or Bower or Rokinon or Walimex) lenses are well known for their excellent optical properties, but are all manual lenses. The same built quality and optical performance with AF would be welcome by a lot of people, especially if Samyang can mantain their competitive pricing.

January 26, 2014
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Deal: Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 – $319

 Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 buydig on eBay (99.4% positive ratings) has the Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 wide-angle lens on sale for $319. New item, USA warranty.

 

December 10, 2013
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Rumor: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Prototypes Out In The Wild?

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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L

Source: CR

A long rumored lens appears to be undergoing field tests by selected photographers, the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II. The announcement could occur in the first half of 2014. The rumor states the successor of the Canon EF 35mm f 1.4L USM (price & specs) is a bit wider and has slightly less weight. Also, at least one of the elements should have a new kind of coating. Filter thread is said to be 77mm. There have been patents in the past that are pointing to this new lens. It appears this lens will definitely be announced in 2014.

The Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L is currently on sale for $1179 at B&H. The final price after having added the item to the cart and a $150 mail-in rebate.

October 25, 2013
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Are These Canon Lens Patents For The EOS M System?

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50mm f/1.8

Egami (translated) spotted Canon patents for three lenses that could been thought for the EOS M mirrorless system, a 5omm f/1.8, 50mm f/1.4 and 35mm f/1.4. Egami’s analysis of the patents suggests this interpretation, i.e. that these lenses are made for an APS-C mirrorless system. Sound exciting, having such primes for the EOS M would at least allow us to think that Canon is committed to their mirrorless system. More details and specs after the break.

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October 17, 2013
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Canon Deals: EOS 5D3, EOS 70D, EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro, Rebel T5i, EOS 6D, Sigma 35mm f/1.4

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Lots of selected deals for you.

Let’s start with Adorama. They have the amazing Canon EOS 70D with both the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II IS lenses for just $1198 (click here) after a $450 mail-in rebate. To get this price click “buy together and save” and add the printer.

Adorama also a Canon EOS-5D Mark III videographer bundle on sale. The kit sells for $4299 (click here) after a mail-in rebate (be aware that the final price shows up after checkout), and contains: the EOS 5D Mark III, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens, and then:

  • Flashpoint DSLR Shoulder Rig II with Rails & Quick Release System
  • Flashpoint VT2500B 3-Pod Video Tripod w/2-way Fluid Head & QR Plate
  • Swivi HD DSLR LCD Universal Foldable Viewfinder Version II
  • compact Pro Matte Box for 15mm rod follow focus Rig 5D3 DV 4×4 rotatable filter
  • Flashpoint Follow Focus Pro II with Clip On System
  • Flashpoint Z-Shape Connector for Standard 15mm Rods
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Professional Inkjet Printer
  • Canon 13″ x 19″ Photo Paper Pro Luster, 50 Sheets

Lot of stuff to start your videographer career, not bad at $4299 (click here) :)

Next, a bunch of eBay deals:

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October 12, 2013
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Canon Patent: 35mm f/1.4 Lens – Successor of The EF 35mm f/1.4L On Its Way?

Canon Patent

This could be the patent for the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II lens. Egami (translated) spotted a patent filed by Canon that’s related to a 35mm f/1.4 lens that appears to refer to the successor of the Canon EF 35mm f 1.4L USM (price & specs) lens (released in 1998). Not the first patent for a 35mm lens, and there was a rumor that Canon was field-testing a EF 35mm f/1.4L II lens. More after the break.

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