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.
B&H has the Bower 85mm T1.5 cine lens for $279 (reg. $329). It is available in Canon, Nikon and Sony A mounts. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
B&H has the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM lens for $334 (reg. $419). Note that you will see the deal price only on the final checkout page. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
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.
The Nikon 85mm f/1.8G Lens should be available in March at an initial retail price of $499.95. Check availability on B&H, Amazon and Adorama.
More details in the press release below. [click to continue…]
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.
B&H has the new Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM in stock for Canon DSLRs today.
Other mounts are still listed as “Approx arrival November.” See all the mount options here.
Finally, the lens is also in-stock and available via third-parties through Amazon.com.