Tamron has announced that the new 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD lens will ship this month for $849. It is available in Canon and Nikon mounts, with a Sony mount option to be forthcoming. All mount options are compatible with full frame DSLRs. Expected availability is June 26. You can pre-order it here at B&H Photo.
More rumors are coming in about something big in the lens department for Canon. Specifically, that an announcement would come in September and it is a “big deal.” [Read more...]
Following up a previous rumor, there is more noise of a pair of new tilt-shift Canon lenses due in early 2014. The current TS-E 45mm f/2.8 and TS-E 90mm F/2.8 are well-overdue replacement and should find similar updates as seen in the recent Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L and TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II lenses. We could see an announcement later in 2013, but rumors suggest that they won’t be available until 2014. [Read more...]
Canon has been feeling out certain users’ thoughts for replacements to the EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lenses. One of the common complaints of the two lenses is the push-pull zoom design, which leads them to be regarded as “dust suckers.” Additionally, the lenses are rather slow at the long end of the zoom at f/5.6; however, that allows them to remain compact in spite of their long zoom range. [Read more...]