B&H has the new Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM lens in stock and now shipping. This is the new macro lens with a built-in macro LED ring light at the end of the lens barrel. It has a maximum 1:1 magnification with a 5.1″ minimum focus distance. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Tamron has officially announced its new 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD lens for Canon and Nikon mounts. The lens is built for APS-C models and features a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 28.8-640mm, which is quite incredible for an all-in-one DSLR lens. Kudos to Tamron for bringing such a lens to market. [Read more…]
The Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art lens retails for $1599, while the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art lens retails for $1299. Both lenses begin shipping this month, although Nikon shooters will have to wait until July for the 24-70mm lens in their mount.
The savings are noteworthy over first-party brands. For instance, the Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM lens retails for $2099 with a one and third stop handicap to the Sigma lens. Likewise, the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens retails for $1899 and doesn’t offer image stabilization like the Sigma lens.
You can find the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM lens here at B&H Photo.
And, you can find the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM lens here at B&H Photo.
[Update: It’s official. The Tamron 18-400mm lens has been announced. Check it out here.]
The upcoming Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD lens has leaked out ahead of its official launch. I’m a big fan of the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD lens, which I tested out in my Nikon D7200 Review. But somehow, Tamron has managed to shave a couple millimeters off the wide end and add 100mm onto the long end of this true superzoom DSLR lens! [Read more…]
Sony just launched a pair of new wide-angle zooms that continue to build out the full frame E-mount line:
Priced at $2199 and $1699, respectively, these new wide zooms are pro lenses that mirror what Canon and Nikon have done in their lens lines. As Sony continues to grow its market share with its E-mount line of mirrorless cameras, expect this trend to continue. [Read more…]
Canon adds a new macro lens to its APS-C DSLR line with the new EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM lens. The new macro lens features built-in Macro Lites around the front element. The lights can be configured to illuminate only the left or right side, or both sides for a typical ring light illumination. [Read more…]
A pair of Panasonic lenses are available now with instant rebates and a free gift card. The Panasonic Lumix G 12-35mm f/2.8 Power OIS lens is $697.99 (reg. $997.99) and comes with a free $50 gift card. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Also, the Panasonic Lumix G 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 Power OIS lens is $547.99 (reg. $697.99) and also includes a $50 B&H gift card. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Sigma announced four new lenses last week that have us drooling a bit. The new quartet of lenses include:
- Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens
- Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens
- Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DO OS HSM Art Lens
- Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens
Sigma continues its roll with these new offerings. [Read more…]