Tamron Announces 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC Lens

Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC Lens

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.


Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens Now In Stock for Canon EF

Sigma 24-35mm F2 Art Lens

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.

Canon Has Produced 110 Million EF Lenses (but is slowing down)

Canon 110 Million EF Lenses

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…]