The long-delayed Canon 300mm and 400mm f/2.8 lenses should ship in the next couple of weeks. I’ve received confirmation that at least one of the lenses will be available in the US the week of August 14. [Read more...]
In the above video, you can see what goes into making the rather pricey LockCircle DSLR body cap.
Is there really a market for this thing?
The Canon mirrorless camera rumors continue to swirl with a Japanese patent from Canon. The patent appears to call for a lens adapter between a Canon mirrorless camera body and existing EF lenses. The lens adapter seems to communicate aperture control between the two. No word on focus control though.
[via Photo Rumors]
Today, Canon announced updated availability dates for five of its delayed EF lenses.
- Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM lens is scheduled to be available in late July 2011
- Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens is scheduled to be available in late August 2011
- Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens is scheduled to be available in late August 2011
- Canon EF 500mm F4L IS II USM lens is scheduled to be available in December 2011
- Canon EF 600mm F4L IS II USM lens is also scheduled to be available in December 2011
The new Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon lens is now available for Canon mount at B&H. Here’s the link.
Along with the Canon 60D, four new L-Series lenses and two new teleconverters have been announced today.
- Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM
- Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
- Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
- Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
- Canon Extender EF 1.4x III
- Canon Extender EF 2x III
Additional details and images for each of the lenses are in the press release below. [Read more...]
A new lens adapter from Novoflex will allow you to mount Nikon F-mount lenses on Canon EOS bodies. Impressively, Novoflex has managed to maintain automatic exposure metering and aperture priority functionality with the adapter.
More details in the press release below. [Read more...]
Less than 2 years ago, Canon hit the 40 million mark for EF lenses manufactured. Already, Canon is celebrating the 50 million mark, which occurred during the production of the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens.
Canon has announced it is celebrating a new milestone in the history of SLR photography, as production of the company’s EF lenses – which began in 1987 with the birth of Canon’s EOS SLR system – has now reached 50 million units.
This lens landmark was achieved during the manufacture of the EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens and means that Canon has produced over 10 million EF lenses in less than two years since the 40 million EF lens production landmark was reached.
Canon’s EF lens range dates back to 1987 when the first EF lenses rewrote the SLR rulebook with their large-diameter, fully electronic lens mount, and the incorporation of a drive motor within the lens. The 1987 EF lens range coincided with the arrival of the first camera in the EOS system, the EOS 650, and has seen many groundbreaking advances since. – Canon Europe [link]