Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine Lens deal – $420 (reg. $649)

Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine Lens Deal – $420 (reg. $649)

Rokinon 24mm T1.5 at a glance:

  • Fast T1.5 wide-angle lens
  • Full-frame, 35mm-sized coverage
  • Geared focus and aperture rings
  • “Declicked” aperture ring for smooth iris pulls
  • Aspherical lens elements and UMC multi-coating
  • Detachable petal shaped lens hood

Adorama has the Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine Lens on sale at $419.95. Compare at $649. Free shipping.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBay, Adorama, and refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store.

Save on Rokinon/Samyang lenses (Adorama)

Rokinon 50mm

Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 Manual Focus Lens for Canon EOS M

Adorama has a promotion on Rokinon (aka Samyang aka Walimex) lenses going on.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBay and Adorama

The Laowa 24mm f/14 Relay isn’t a rifle, it’s a lens

laowa 24mm f/14 relay

Laowa is set to start shipping soon a pretty weird lens, the Laowa 24mm f/14 Relay lens.

The new Laowa lens is basically a 2:1 macro lens build so that it can go into places that are impossible to ordinary lenses. As you can easily figure out from the videos, a Canon mount version will be announced for sure. So far they teased the Laowa 24mm f/14 Relay lens on FaceBook.

DigitalRev posted a pre-production model hands-on review:

[…] the lens was very light and constructed decently well, although it’s worth noting this is a pre-production model. I wouldn’t say that it’s as solid as other Laowa lenses, which use quite a lot of metal in their designs. This is probably to keep the long tip flexible and easy to maneuver, even though it doesn’t look very rugged. Regardless, it’s not a lens you’ll be using excessively – more like something you’d keep in a case and bring out just for a specific shot or two.

As soon as the Laowa 24mm starts shipping I will post it. Stay tuned!

Below: The Laowa lens at CP+

Below: Testing footage (On land)

Below: Testing footage (underwater)

[via Mirrorless Rumors]

Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine ED AS IF UMC (Canon mount) deal – $449 (reg. $649, B&H)

Rokinon 24mm

Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine ED AS IF UMC at a glance:

  • Canon EF Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: T1.5 to T22
  • Four ED and Two Aspherical Elements
  • UMC Coating
  • Geared Focus and Aperture Control Rings
  • De-Clicked Aperture Ring

B&H Photo’s DealZone deal of today is the Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine ED AS IF UMC, on sale at $449. Compare at $649. Free shipping.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBay and Adorama

These are the best primes and zooms for the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, according to DxOMark

These Are The Best Primes And Zooms For The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, According To DxOMark

DxOmark posted a list of what they consider the best prime and zoom lenses to be used with the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II.

Surprisingly (or maybe not), the zoom lenses ranked first and second are not Canon.

  1. Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM ART
  2. Tamron SP 15-30 mm F2.8 Di VC USD.
  3. Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM

The three best ranked prime lenses (recommended for photojournalists):

  1. Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM
  2. Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM
  3. Canon EF 24mm F1.4L II

What does it mean that third party manufacturers build lenses that are considered the best for Canon’s flagship, the EOS-1D X Mark II? It means that both Sigma ad Tamron made some significant advances in the last years and are now able to build lenses with outstanding optical performance and to sell them at a price that’s usually lower as the Canon counterparts.

eos-1d x mark ii

[via DxOMark: prime lenses | zoom lenses]

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens review (a small and deadly lens)

Canon EF-S 24mm F/2.8 STM Pancake Lens Review (a Small And Deadly Lens)

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM at a glance:

  • EF-S Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 38mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Optimized Lens Coatings
  • STM AF Motor Supports Movie Servo AF
  • Micro-Stepping Drive Aperture Mechanism
  • Full-Time Manual Focus Override
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
  • Slim Design Measures Less Than 1″-Thick

Photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott posted a comprehensive video review (12 minutes) about one of Canon’s newer pancake lenses for APS-C DSLRs, the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM. You can also check a gallery of sample pictures here. The EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM was tested on a Canon EOS 80D (see DPReview’s impression here). The EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM delivers a lot of bang for the bucks, selling at $149.

Says Dustin Abbott:

Canon’s little EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM is an incredible little weapon for your APS-C (crop sensor) arsenal.  It is less than inch long but is one of Canon’s sharpest EF-S lenses (second only to the excellent EF-S 60mm f/2.8 1:1 Macro lens).  Highly portable, fast and accurately focusing, and with a reasonable price tag.  This lens is pretty much a no-brainer if you are a Canon crop sensor shooter. Read the review…

EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM

It’s thin, isn’t it?

[via Dustin Abbott]