Canon has officially announced the EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens. It is the first lens with Canon’s newly-developed Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics (BR Optics), which uses organic material to “achieve a higher level of chromatic aberration correction than other existing technologies.” [Read more…]
When Nikon announced its new AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR lens earlier this month, it was supposed to ship by late August. Now, Nikon Japan is saying that the lens is being delayed with an official released date in October 2015.
No real details for the cause of the delay were released other than the expected comments about “final adjustments” in the lead up to the launch. You can still pre-order the new lens here at B&H Photo.
Rokinon has announced a trio of new cinema lenses for a variety of camera mounts. The new lenses include: [Read more…]
Tamron has announced a new superzoom lens for Canon, Nikon and Sony APS-C cameras. The Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC lens updates its 10-year-old predecessor with the addition of Vibration Compensation and improved optics.
The new superzoom lens retails for just $249 with the Canon and Nikon versions shipping on August 20, 2015 and the Sony A-mount version at a later date. You can pre-order it here at B&H Photo.
B&H has the new Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art lens in stock and now shipping for Canon EF mount. The Nikon version should be in stock soon.
The new 24-35mm zoom is the second large aperture zoom lens Sigma has launched recently. It follows the impressive Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens for APS-C cameras and is the first time we’ve seen an f/2 zoom for a full frame DSLR.
Sigma claims that optical performance of the new zoom lens is comparable to Sigma’s 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art and 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lenses. As such, Sigma suggests that it can replace 24mm, 28mm and 35mm prime lenses in your camera bag with this single zoom lens.
Check it out here at B&H Photo.
On June 22, 2015, a Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens rolled off the production line as the 110,000,000th lens in the EF-series product line.
Canon began producing EF lenses for the Canon EOS system in 1987 and, by 1995, had produced 10 million lenses. Canon has reached each 10 million lens production mark faster than than last with the exception of a measurable decline for the last two milestones. [Read more…]