Canon’s New EF 50mm f/1.8 IS STM Lens Leaks Out?

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This could very well be a low-res image of Canon’s upcoming EF 50mm f/1.8 IS STM lens, which has been rumored for quite some time. Photo Rumors received the image from a tipster with no further details about announcement time frame or availability.

Even from the low resolution image, it looks like it has a better build quality and certainly has a better focus ring that the $125 Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens. Of course, with Image Stabilization and the STM motor inside, I suspect this lens will run quite a bit higher than the “nifty fifty” seen below. [Read more…]

 

Lens Patent for Nikon 1 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Lens

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A recently published patent application reveals a new version of the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR lens for the Nikon 1 system. The optical formula in the patent focuses on make the lens more compact to accommodate the smaller Nikon 1 system.

Of course, the patent was just published on only filed back in October 2014, so don’t expect the lens anytime soon since the current version just started shipping a few months ago (it was announced in March 2014 alongside the Nikon 1 V3) and is still not regularly in stock (currently backordered at B&H).

[via USPTO]