B&H Photo has pre-orders up for both lenses at the following links:
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After the rumor about a 24-70mm f/2.8L IS lens from Canon a couple days ago, Canon Rumors is now tweaking that rumor with “reliable” info on a f/4 version of that lens. Apparently, the f/4 version of the lens is on the horizon and could be arriving soon.
Seems like an odd lens to add to the mix, particularly with the solid 24-105mm f/4L IS that’s been selling like hotcakes since its release. Of course, if the sharpness improvements are as substantial as the 24-70mm f/2.8L II were over the lens it replaced, a smaller and lighter lens might serve as a replacement and more directly compliment the popular 70-200mm lineup.
What would you think about a stabilized 24-70mm f/4L IS lens? What would be the right price point for you?
A recent patent publication shows Canon has been looking into adding image stabilization to a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. Given the recent announcement of the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens (which still isn’t available), however, this doesn’t bode well for an IS version anytime soon.
Of course, there’s a Tamron lens that fills this void though…
[via Photo Rumors]
B&H has the new Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake lens in stock and now shipping. Given the size and the $199 price, I expect this to be a very popular little lens.
B&H has the Blackmagic Cinema Camera available for pre-order now. This camera was the big surprise of NAB 2012 and stole quite a bit of attention from the several mainstream camera makers. Everywhere I went, people were asking “Have you seen Blackmagic’s camera?”
The initial excitement over this camera reminds me of the 5D Mark II release back in 2008. The $3k price for a camera that shoots RAW video on an SSD drive, and uses Canon EF mount lenses is quite remarkable.
You can get your pre-order in here at B&H.