Canon Rumors received a tip that a new 50mm lens is coming soon. While there are no specifics as to whether it is a replacement for the current 50mm f/1.4 or 50mm f/1.2 lens, the EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens is over 30 years old and is ripe for replacement.
Canon Rumors rates this as a credible rumor and it’s certainly a needed replacement. So, hopefully, we’ll see something sooner rather than later.
The Canon USA online store has several deals on refurbished Canon DSLRs and lenses through tomorrow March 21 as part of its St. Patrick’s Day sale. Note, you must use the promo code LUCKYCHARM at checkout to get an additional 15% off these items. Final price will only be displayed in your cart with the code applied.
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The Canon EOS C500 4K cinema camera has dropped from $15,999 to $9,999, which is a solid price considering that it launched for $30,000 in 2012 and it is a 10-bit 4K RAW camera that is almost ready to shoot out of the box.
Sure, Canon is rumored to launch a new EOS Cinema camera that shoots 8K video around NAB next month, but it won’t be under $10K and it likely won’t be on shelves for a few months anyway. Check out the discounted EOS C500 in EF or PL mounts here at B&H Photo.
In the ongoing saga of Canon’s attempt to shut down a couple of high profile gray market retailers, the Get It Digital lawsuit moves into the discovery phase, while F&E Trading files a Motion to Dismiss for one of the parties that Canon is after. [Read more…]
A recently-published patent filing reveals a Canon 28mm f/1.4 lens possibly in the works. There is no 28mm fast L lens in Canon’s line-up so that would be a nice addition to the line to slot in between the EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM and the EF 35mm f/1.4L USM lenses.
Of course, a patent filing doesn’t necessarily mean a lens is imminent but these filings have been a pretty good barometer for lenses in the past. Note that this patent was filed in 2014 and just published this month.
[via Canon Rumors]
The 4K-capable Canon 1D X Mark II is due out next month and Canon continues to release promo material for the camera. The latest is the above short, Freedom, which is available for 4K viewing.
The 1D X Mark II can capture 4K footage at up to 60 fps and 1080p footage a up to 120 fps. It can also grab 8.8MP still frames from the 4K footage. The 1D X Mark II is available for pre-order for $5999.