Carl Zeiss has announced a new cine zoom lens, the CZ.2 28-80mm T2.9, which will be available in 5 different mounts (PL, EF, F, MFT and E). It features a full frame 36 x 24mm image circle for compatibility with HDSLRs like the 5D Mark III and cine cameras like the Canon C300 and Sony NEX-FS700. This new lens will mate nicely with the Zeiss 70-200mm T2.9 that was announced earlier this year.
The Zeiss CZ.2 28-80mm T2.9 will be available in the second quarter of 2013 at a retail price of $19,900.
More details in the full press release below. [click to continue…]
BlackRapid’s new LensBling lens caps are now in stock for popular Canon and Nikon mount lenses. At just $8.50 each, these actually seem like a pretty good deal and a useful tool for those who carry several lenses and make frequent changes. [click to continue…]
The instant savings deals on Sony NEX cameras and lenses expire September 1, 2012. Check out all the cameras, lenses and adapters for up to $100 instant rebates here at B&H Photo.
There are now over 80 million Canon EF lenses out there in the world. Canon reached the 80 million mark on August 3, 2012 after passing the 60M and 70M marks in 2011. [click to continue…]
Samyang Optics has launched three new cinema lenses for Nikon and Canon mount HDSLRs.
- 14mm T3.1 ED AS UMC
- 24mm T1.5 ED AS UMC
- 35mm T1.5 ED AS UMC
These new cine lenses accompany the existing Samyang 8mm T3.8 Fisheye cine lens and feature “follow-focus gearing on focus and decoupled aperture. Such alterations allow the user to smoothly and quietly change focus and aperture / depth of field whist filming. Another feature is the visibility of the aperture and focus scale on the side of the lens.”
The new lenses should be available in August/September 2012.
SMAPP put together the above video that highlights 5 Canon lenses that are great for shooting video on Canon HDSLRs. While I haven’t used all of these, I found their insight to be particularly compelling for uses of the 14mm and 135mm. And, while I use the 24-105mm regularly, I hadn’t considered the 135mm + 1.4x extender as an alternative to the 70-200mm f/2.8 lens in my kit.
The full list of “killer” lenses is as follows.
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM
Canon 1.4x EF Extender III
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM