Kipon Mirrorless lens Adapter

Kipon has announced new lens mount adapters that offer electronic control of Canon EF lenses on Sony NEX and Micro Four Thirds cameras.

Details are scant at the moment, with pricing and availability dates to be announced later. [click to continue…]

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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]

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Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens

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.

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Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

B&H has opened up pre-orders on the new Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM and EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM lenses.  B&H says expected availability on both lenses is June 17.

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Canon Lens Double Instant Rebates

There are new Canon double instant rebates available that include the Canon 5D Mark III as part of the rebate package deals.

B&H has a dedicated page for the applicable cameras and lenses.  The rebates are set to expire June 2, 2012.

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera

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.

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