Canon has launched a new lens rebate program for dozens of lenses. When you combine the instant rebates with the mail-in rebates, it results in some pretty significant savings. [Read more…]
Canon Rumors received a tip that a new 50mm lens is coming soon. While there are no specifics as to whether it is a replacement for the current 50mm f/1.4 or 50mm f/1.2 lens, the EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens is over 30 years old and is ripe for replacement.
Canon Rumors rates this as a credible rumor and it’s certainly a needed replacement. So, hopefully, we’ll see something sooner rather than later.
A recently-published patent filing reveals a Canon 28mm f/1.4 lens possibly in the works. There is no 28mm fast L lens in Canon’s line-up so that would be a nice addition to the line to slot in between the EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM and the EF 35mm f/1.4L USM lenses.
Of course, a patent filing doesn’t necessarily mean a lens is imminent but these filings have been a pretty good barometer for lenses in the past. Note that this patent was filed in 2014 and just published this month.
[via Canon Rumors]
B&H has a couple of Tokina’s full frame lenses with instant rebates this week.
The Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX lens is $499 (reg. $629) and is available for Canon and Nikon mounts. Likewise, the Tokina AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 Pro FX lens is $899 (reg. $999) – also for Canon and Nikon. Check them both out here at B&H Photo.
B&H has loads of Sigma lenses on sale this week as part of its WPPI promo. I’m not even going to try to summarize all of the deals but there 186 items from Sigma in total. Check them out here at B&H Photo.
And if you don’t want everything from Sigma to show up, you can see only the Sigma Art lenses on sale here.
In order to get the full savings, you have to use the coupon code BHWPPI16 at checkout. Actually, you should probably try that code for any purchases you make at B&H this week to see if your purchase has an additional discount available.
Chinese lens maker Zhongyi Optics has updated its Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 with a new Mark II version. The good news is that it is smaller and lighter but ZY Optics also claims it offers drastic improvement in sharpness and better control of chromatic aberration.
As with its predecessor, this is designed as a lens for mirrorless cameras with APS-C sensors. It is available for Sony E, Fuji X and Canon EOS-M mounts. It looks like ZY Optics swapped the Micro Four Thirds mount on the Mark I for the Canon EOS-M mount on the Mark II model. More good news is that the price remains $599 – like its predecessor. [Read more…]