Canon has submitted a patent application for three fast telephoto lenses with image stabilization. The patent application covers EF 85mm f/1.8 IS, 100mm f/2 IS and 135mm f/2.8 IS lenses. Canon has been adding IS to its mid-range line of lenses (like the EF 24mm f/2.8 IS and EF 28mm f/2.8 IS), along with rumors that other mid-range lenses like the 50mm f/1.4 are going to get image stabilization in a new version – perhaps as early as this year.
Alongside, the new flagship D4, Nikon has announced a new 85mm f/1.8G lens. The new lens offers FX-format coverage for use on both FX cameras like the Nikon D4 and DX cameras like the Nikon D7000.
More details in the press release below. [Read more...]
B&H alerted me that it has a limited supply of the Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4 lens in stock. I was told you need to act quick if you want one of these because they are in short supply. Here’s the link to the lens at B&H Photo.
Sigma has officially announced pricing for its new 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM lens. The lens can be found at a street price of $899, which is far less than the fictional retail price of $1400 assigned by Sigma.