The Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm f/1.8 lens is a new Micro Four Thirds lens for its PEN system of mirrorless cameras. As such, it serves as a 34mm equivalent when compared to full frame cameras.
The new lens retails for $499.99 and should ship in December. It is available for pre-order here at B&H Photo.
Sigma has announced pricing and availability for its new 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM lens. The new lens retails for $899 and should ship this month (within the next few days).
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Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM (Canon mount)
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM (Nikon mount)
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM (Sony mount)
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM (Pentax mount)
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM (Sigma mount)
The recently-rumored Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS has been confirmed through an image and spec leak alongside a new EF 35mm f/2 IS lens. Additionally, the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS lens will be a kit lens for the Canon 6D, which should ship in December. Apparently, the rumored 50mm f/1.4 IS lens will not be making its way out this round.
The EF 24-70mm f/4L IS lens may end up replacing the current 24-105mm f/4L IS as the defacto kit lens for other full frame DSLRs going forward. That’s just speculation; however, the lenses completely overlap. Of course, some will deride a decision to go with the shorter lens as compared to the longer reach offered by the 24-105mm version; however, there’s no denying the reduced footprint and weight around your neck offered by the 24-70mm f/4L IS.
The 24-70mm f/4L IS lens is believed to weigh only 600g, while the 24-105mm f/4L IS weighs in at 670g. Likewise, the 24-70 is believed to be 93mm max length, while the 24-105 max length is 107mm. [Read more…]
The Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM has been around for a long time; however, new rumors point to a possible replacement with Image Stabilization coming in the near future. A rumored price point of $799 has been suggested (compare to $339 for the current version with rebates).
Additionally, pricing of $849 for the rumored Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS lens has been thrown out as well.
Which lens do you want to see more?
[via Canon Rumors]