B&H has the Canon 70D with the EF-S 18-135mm IS STM and EF 70-300mm IS USM lenses for $1798 (reg. $2198) through
Nov. 23. (Update: Ends Nov. 27.) The deal includes a free camera bag, spare battery and SanDisk Extreme 16GB SDHC card. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
B&H has the Nikon AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED lens refurbished for $349 (compare new at $586) with free shipping in the US. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
B&H Photo has a great deal on the excellent Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens refurbished for only $299.95. (Compare at $499 for a new one.)
Canon applied for a patent on a 70-300mm f/4-5.6 lens in March 2011. Presumably, this is an update to the consumer grade line of 75-300mm non-stabilized lenses. [click to continue…]
Tamron has announced the development of a new 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD for Nikon, Canon and Sony mounts. The new lens is the first from Tamron to incorporate Ultrasonic Silent Drive AF motor for faster autofocus. Additionally, the lens will include Tamron’s Vibration Compensation (except for Sony mount) to reduce shake-induced blur in images.
Tamron will release the Nikon mount version first, and then follow on with Canon and Sony versions. Tamron has not announced a price for the lens at this time; however, it matches up squarely against the Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4-5.6 VR and the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, both of which are in the $500 range.
More details in the press release below. [click to continue…]
The Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS lens has been previously available for Canon and Nikon mount DSLRs.
This stabilized lens should also be available for Pentax and Sony mounts in December 2009.