Xume Quick Release Adapters Use Magnets to Mount Lens Filters

Xume Quick Release Adapter for Lens Filters

Xume Quick Release Adapters are designed to help you quickly swap or add filters to your lenses. The adapters use magnets to secure the lens filters onto the end of lenses.

In order to use the adapters, you simply screw one onto the lens and mount your filters on the filter holder. When you bring the mounted filter to the front of your lens, it will snap into place. Check out the video below for an overview. [Read more...]

Canon Unveils New EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II USM Lens

Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II USM

Canon has officially unveiled its EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II USM lens, which replaces the 16-year-old 100-400mm L lens predecessor. The new 100-400mm lens most obvious change is a rotating zoom ring design instead of the push-pull design from the older model. Additionally, the new lens offers improvements in image quality with a new optical formula and Image Stabilization performance up to four stops.

The lens has three Image Stabilization modes – standard, panning, and during exposure only. It also sports a weather sealed design and a magnesium housing. The new optical formula features one Fluorite element and one Super UD element, which helps suppress chromatic aberration throughout the zoom range.

The lens ships with a dedicated tripod foot and lens hood. It retails for $2199 and should be available in December 2014. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Panasonic Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 and Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 Lenses $100 Off

Panasonic 35-100mm

B&H has the Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8 G lens for $1397.99 (reg. $1497.99) right now. The deal includes 4% B&H rewards and free expedited shipping. For those new to the Micro Four Thirds system, the 2x crop factor essentially allows this lens to replace the classic 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses are full frame system cameras in a much smaller package. Check it out here at B&H Photo. [Read more...]