New Zeiss teaser for the upcoming Distagon T* 2,8/15 super wide angle lens

Zeiss posted a new teaser of the awaited (and most probably to be a) Distagon T 2.8 15mm ZF.2/ZE lens on its blog. The new information we have: the lens hood is integrated and has a 95 mm filter thread. On Zeiss’ Facebook fan page you can read the following:

Here’s the next close-up of the newest member of our SLR family of lenses. The lens shade with 95mm filter thread is integrated into the design. This new super wide-angle lens from Carl Zeiss will be available from May 2012.

We still have to wait…

A new Zeiss 15 f/2.8 lens to come out soon?

Zeiss' new super wide angle lens

I have another teaser to report. On Zeiss’ site a post showed up :

It is here: the lens at the top of the wish list of our community on Facebook and Flickr. Now you can look forward to exploring entirely new creative opportunities. In the next few days, this is where we will be showing you everything our new SLR lens has to offer.

If you register on their Facebook page you can get the latest news (and pics) about the the upcoming super wide lens. Since they write that this lens is «at the top of the wish list of our community» I hope it will be a 15mm f/2.8 lens. Just to make us all happy. :-)

And, yeah, the lens will be available with a Canon mount too.

 

Will the 4K EOS Cinema DSLR show up at NAB 2012?

There is a teaser going around announcing an exclusive screening for April 15, 2012. Since NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) is mainly oriented to filmmakers and the film-industry, rumors are that Canon could present the 4K resolution hybrid camera it is supposedly working on. You probably remember that this project was announced by Canon in November 3, 2011.

The Cinema EOS 4k DSLR was shown in a glass box when the C300 was announced. It is not taken for granted that Canon will announce the 4K DSLR, but most probably there will be at least some new details and specifications about the upcoming new EOS hybrid cam (which could cost around $10,000). What can we expect? An EOS C100 with the form-factor of the 1D series? Possibly a competitor for RED’s Scarlet? A smaller, and cheaper, C300? Guesses are open.

What do you think?

 

Rumor: New Canon EOS C300 for NAB?

German site slashcam.de (Google translation) reports a rumor about Canon announce a new, and cheaper, model of the EOS C300 at NAB 2012. Cheaper because it would not have interchangeable optics.

This would make somewhat sense, since yesterday Nikon  (thanks Scotch) Sony announced two new models of C300’s direct competitors: the PMW-F3K/RGB and the PMWF3L/RGB (click here information), and both should be cheaper (but I couldn’t find a price so far) than the actually available C300 (around $16,000 body only), which, btw, just started shipping a month ago. The murmured “special edition”-C300 could hence be the chance for Canon to drop prices one step further and to counter Nikon’s announcement.

Let’s see what’s happening.

[via SC]

Did Nikon use a 5D Mark II to shot its promo videos

[thanks to our reader RaviSun3D]

Nikon is going to launch the D800 on March 7th and, well, it seems they used a 5D Mark II to shot some of the promo videos. That’s what appeared on a Photography group on Facebook.

Read the whole story clicking here.

Btw, after the announcement of the 5D Mark III there are lots of price drops for the 5D Mark II (more about this in a later post). Canon 5D Mark II price check: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA.

EDIT: check our PicDroid (click here) for the latest pics shot with a G1X and uploaded to Flickr, and click here for EOS 5D Mark II pics.

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