Canon USA has issued an update on the availability of its 500mm f/4L IS II and 600mm f/4L IS II lenses, which were previously announced in February 2011. Initially, the lenses were set to be available in May and June 2011; however, that was pushed back until December 2011 and ultimately listed as TBD for the availability of both models.
Now, Canon says that both lenses will be available in May 2012. Currently, B&H lists the availability for each lens as April 25, 2012. Check the following links.
Canon 500mm f/4L IS II @ B&H
Canon 600mm f/4L IS II @ B&H
Canon launched 3 new lenses today – a new standard zoom and two stabilized primes. These are all EF lenses with full-frame coverage.
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM – Priced at $2299. Available in April.
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM – Priced at $849. Available in June.
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM – Priced at $799. Available in June.
More details in the press release below. [click to continue…]
The Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II and 400mm f/2.8L IS II lenses have been available at times in limited quality; however, it looks like B&H has them both available now. Hit the links above for details.
Note that the 400mm lens is listed as “available for pre-order” which generally means that B&H expects it to be in stock and shipping out to customers within the next few days.
Full details and specifications of the Canon EOS C300 cinema camera are now available. Check out specifications, product images and the official press release below. [click to continue…]
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…]
Anyone who has shot video with a Canon DSLR recognizes that smooth iris pulls are impossible while recording with Canon’s EF lenses. In one of the more interesting patent applications of late, Canon revealed that it is working on new lenses with aperture rings for adjusting aperture settings during video capture. [click to continue…]