Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens In Stock For $229

Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens

B&H has the Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Canon EF in stock and ready to ship for $229 (click here), compared to $299. Product description:

The 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Canon EF from Rokinon gives you a 180° view with dramatic, exaggerated perspective when used with an APS-C camera, or a powerful circular image floating in the frame when used with a full frame digital camera or 35mm film camera. With hybrid aspherical lenses and multi-layer coating, you will produce sharply defined images with a minimum of flare and ghosting. The 8mm lens focuses as close as 1′ (30.48 cm) from the lens, and has a built-in petal lens hood.

Note! Produces a vignetted image on full-frame sensors or 35mm film

Ultra wide-angle 8mm fisheye lens with exaggerated perspective and approximately 180° angle of view, for dramatic effects

Ultra-wide 180° diagonal field-of-view for APS-C size image formats–will produce a rounded image that doesn’t cover the entire frame when used with compatible full frame digital cameras

Lens is constructed with hybrid aspherical lenses for outstanding, sharply defined images

Lens features super multi-layer coating to reduce flare and ghost images

Lens has a minimum focusing distance of 12″ (30.48 cm) for enhanced close-up shots

Lens includes a built-in petal-type lens hood

[via The Digital Picture]

 

Canon Italy Starts Cash Back Action For Selected Gear (up to €200) – Sorting out the EOS 60D and 7D? – Update

Canon Italy Starts Cash Back Action For Selected Gear

Update: Same for Canon Austria (thanks prosumer), also offering cash backs for the EOS 60D and EOS 7D. Really looks like Canon is preparing for new DSLRs.

Italian site terapixelblog (translated) reports a cash back action by Canon Italy (translated) for the period 11/1/12 – 01/20/13 called Power to celebrate. Click here (or check the image below) to see the items eligible for the cash back action. Among the eligible items the only DSLRs are the EOS 60D and EOS 7D. Is this a hint that Canon is emptying stocks for the upcoming successors? May be (see here too)

How does it work? You buy your gear and fill out a form (click here) to claim your cash back.

For instance the EOS 7D + EF 15-85mm IS + EF 70-300mm IS USM is eligible for €200 cash back, the EOS 7D body gets you €100 back.

Click here to see Amazon Italy’s Canon offerings