No word on when the lens would be coming but sooner rather than later is likely. Canon has a habit of introducing professional lenses in the November-ish time frame, so that wouldn’t be a total shocker to see such a lens then.
The unicorn of standard zooms is rumored to be in the pipeline for Canon shooters. [Read more…]
Ricoh has finally started it teaser campaign for the upcoming full frame Pentax DSLR. Teaser images now appear on the Ricoh website, revealing bits of the Pentax full frame camera in shafts of light.
The text accompanying the teaser images reads: “Full Frame by Pentax, 2016 Spring Debut.” [Read more…]
In a recently published patent application, Canon details a new 35mm f/2 lens. You can see the optical formula in the above diagram.
The lens construction is 104.5mm long, so it is quite a bit longer than the current model at 62.6mm. The patent also covers a revised image stabilizing system to the current EF 35mm f/2 IS USM.
It was filed on March 31, 2015. You can read it for yourself below. As always, let me know if anything else jumps out. [Read more…]
A recently published Canon patent application reveals a couple new lenses for the APS-C format cameras. [Read more…]
Panasonic’s GH4 has been rumored to get an upgrade with a V-Log recording option for wider dynamic range and greater flexibility in color grading. We saw this feature alongside the anamorphic firmware upgrade back at NAB 2015.
What we didn’t know at the time was when it would be released and if it would cost extra. We still don’t have answers to these questions but new rumors from Digicame-info suggest that Panasonic may introduce a new model, the GH4R, which comes with V-Log capabilities out of the box. [Read more…]
Apple’s next iPhone event is expected to happen on September 9. The new phone is rumored to be the iPhone 6S. Presumably, there will also be an iPhone 6S Plus as well. [Read more…]
The Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM has been expected for a few weeks now after a reference to the lens leaked out through a Russian certification agency. An image of the lens has now surfaced at Digicame-info, which usually means a product is only days (or maybe hours) away from an official announcement. This new lens will serve as a replacement to the current EF 35mm f/1.4L USM lens.
Leaked specs note that the lens features 14 elements in 11 groups with a nine blade circular aperture and a minimum focusing distance of 0.28m. It takes a 72mm filter and measures 105.5mm long with a 80.4mm diameter. Weight is 760g and it will use the Canon EW-77B lens hood.
Expect the official announcement to come along very shortly. Given the $1479 retail price of the current model, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the new model priced close to (or a little over) the $2k mark.
Also, we may get the Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens that was leaked earlier alongside the new 35mm lens. Stay tuned.