Hot Deal: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art – $749 (reg. $899, today only)

Sigma 35mm F/1.4

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • One FLD Element, Four SLD Elements
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Floating Elements System
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

Only for today (1/11/19) B&H Photo has the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens (Canon mount) on sale at $749. Compare at $899. Frees shipping. Other mount versions also available.

Deal: Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine DS – $399 (reg. $599, today only)

Rokinon 35mm

Only for today (1/5/19) B&H Photo has the Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine DS lens (Canon mount) on sale at $399. Compare at $599.

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Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 STM Macro Review (IS better than Sony’s IBIS)

Canon RF 35mm F1.8 IS STM

Alik Griffin reviewed the Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro lens for the EOS R system.

The Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro is (so far) the less expensive lens for the EOS R, it’s not “L” grade and it doesn’t sport all of Canon’s optical magic. Never the less it’s an interesting lens, especially at $500.

One interesting point of Alik’s review is the comparison with Sony’s IBIS. Alik did some extensive testing and comparison, and he found that…

[…] small shakes, from shaky hands or large vibrations are noticeably better with the IS lens compared to the Sony IBIS. Also, if you’re shooting video, IS + Digital IS is noticeably better than IBIS and the digital IS does correct the tilt take.

There are so many mostly wishful rumors about Canon delivering IBIS in a future EOS R models and Alik’s findings confirm that Canon is right when stating that their in lens image stabilisation is better than other’s IBIS. That’s not to say Canon will never sport IBIS on a camera, but for the time being it’s just a clickbait thing.

From his conclusion:

The Canon RF 35mm f1.8 is all around solid lens in terms of build and performance. There are a few flaws that are easy to work around like the vignetting at f1.8 and f2 and some noticeable barrel distortion. You can correct for all of this in-camera if you’re shooting video or JPG, but RAW shooters will have to use post corrections.
I like to shoot a lot at f2.8, which gives me great looking bokeh without the vignetting and astigmatism. I stop down to f5.6 and f8 when I want the most sharpness, and I shoot f1.8, when I need a fast shutter speed in low light or when I want very shallow depth.
Performance at f2.8 is just incredible. You don’t see any geometry yet in the bokeh at f2.8 and it cleans up all the issues in the corners and edges.

Alik tested anything you may want to measure on a lens, distortion, vignetting, flare, chromatic aberrations, you name it. A refreshing and independent review with test charts, sample images and all sort of insights.

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Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro:

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Deal: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART Lens – $699 (reg. $899)

Sigma 35mm F/1.4

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • One FLD Element, Four SLD Elements
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Floating Elements System
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

Adorama has the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART lens (Canon mount) on sale at $699. Compare at $899. Limited supply at this price. A great lens in our opinion.

Yongnuo YN 35mm f/1.4 Lens (Canon Mount) In Stock And Ready To Ship At Amazon US

Yongnuo YN 35mm

Amazon US has the  Yongnuo YN 35mm f/1.4 lens for Canon mount in stock and ready to ship at $399.99.

Product highlights:

  • 35mm focal length provides wider angle of view for various photographic subjects such as landscape, portrait, street snap.You can also get close to the subject to do a close-up shooting with closest focusing distance of approx.0.35m and large aperture of F1.4 flexibly.
  • Bokeh can be obtained easily to highlight the effect of the subject,in low-light conditions,you can also use low sensitivity and higher shutter speed for shooting. Equipped with 2 pieces of aspherical lenses, which can effectively compensate a variety of aberration.
  • The whole series of this product adopt glass optical lens and multilayer coating technology to effectively increase light transmittance and control backlight ghost image and glare. Adopts 2 pieces of abnormal dispersion lenses,which not only effectively represses dispersion lens problem ,but also improves secondary spectrum.
  • Equipped with USB port. You can download the latest firmware from the official YONGNUO website and update the lens. Live view focusing (Lv). makes it easier to focus when shooting from special angles, or focus precisely from the broadened view on the display screen.
  • Adopts 7pcs of aperture blades, which helps to take picture of circular defocused spots as well as 14-star effect if you stop down the aperture. Supports auto focus and manual focus,you can select the focus mode according to your own shooting needs.

Samyang Announced XP 35mm f/1.2 Lens For Canon Mount

XP 35mm F/1.2

This is the fourth lens in Samyang/Rokinon’s “XP” lineup, the other lenses are the XP 14mm F2.4XP 85mm F1.2, and XP 50mm F1.2. The  XP 35mm F1.2 lens will be available in December at a suggested retail price of $1099.

Press release:

November 26th, 2018, Seoul, South Korea – Global optics brand, Samyang Optics ( is pleased to unveil the Premium Photo Lens – XP 35mm F1.2 for Canon full frame DSLR cameras. The XP 35mm F1.2 is the fourth lens in Samyang Optics’ premium line up, the XP series, created under the motto, ‘XPert Lens’. The XP 35mm F1.2 lens is expected to expthe brpower of Samyang in the premium lens market thanks to its exceptional image quality, following in the footsteps of the XP 14mm F2.4, the XP 85mm F1.2, the XP 50mm F1.2

Everyday creativity in F1.2

This lens, built fDSLR cameras, has a resolution of more than 50 megapixels fphotography 8K fvideo. As the first 35mm F1.2 aperture lens in the market, the XP 35mm F1.2 manual focus lens enables you to capture your creativity in perfect image quality. You can express unconstrained depth with the bright aperture, while the 9 blades also deliver beautiful bokeh, starburst, out-focusing effects. You can also achieve high image quality in low light conditions indoors thanks to the fast shutter speed.

The XP 35mm F1.2 is expected to be the icon lens fa broader range of photographer, who wishes to capture vivid colours, delicate portraits, landscape photography, pets, architecture, still photos in exceptional high resolution.

The high resolution expert lens fcreatives

Produced from a total of 12 lenses in 10 groups, you can minimize distortion various aberrations while producing crystal clear resolution. The special optic lenses, aspherical lens, high-refractive lens extra-low dispersion lens delivers sharp brilliant images to camera sensors by effectively tuning the light path. Flare ghost effects are also well controlled thanks to the ultra multi coating.

Available from December 2018

The absolute resolution XP 35mm F1.2 lens will be available in December at a suggested retail price of USD 1099. To celebrate the launch, Samyang Optics will hold various consumer events on Facebook
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