Olympus 300mm f/4 PRO lens delayed to make room for IS
Olympus has allegedly delayed the launch of its 300mm f/4 PRO super-telephoto prime lens. The rumor mill is claiming that the Olympus 300mm f/4 PRO lens has been delayed in order to give the company enough time to put an image stabilization system into the lens, while a patent for such product has been leaked on the web.
Canon EF-S 20mm f/2.8 STM lens patented for APS-C DSLRs
Canon has patented yet another wide-angle prime optic with a maximum aperture of f/2.8. The Canon EF-S 20mm f/2.8 STM lens follows into the footsteps of the EF 10mm f/2.8L USM, albeit the former is designed for EOS DSLR cameras with APS-C sensors, while the latter is aimed at EOS DSLR cameras with full-frame sensors.
Panasonic FZ300 and 150mm f/2.8 lens to be unveiled in July
Panasonic is rumored to have scheduled a product launch event for July 2015. The company is expected to reveal at least a couple of new products, including a camera and a lens. According to the rumor mill, the products set to be unveiled next month are the Panasonic FZ300 bridge camera and the 150mm f/2.8 telephoto prime lens.
Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art lens unveiled
Sigma has officially introduced yet another amazing lens. The announcement of the brand new Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art lens came out of nowhere, but this optic will attract a lot of attention. Once again, Sigma shows Canon and Nikon how it is done, as this wide-angle zoom lens will be useful in many photography scenarios.
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS lens rumored to be in the works
After Nikon was rumored to be working on a stabilized 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, it seems like Canon is on the same path. According to multiple sources, the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS lens is real and it is in development. The optic would not replace the non-stabilized version, instead becoming an expensive premium lens.
Patent for Nikon 10-600mm f/3.5-6.7 FL VR lens revealed
Nikon has just patented one of the most interesting lenses of recent times. The optic comes with about 60x optical zoom and it has been designed for mirrorless cameras with 1-inch-type sensors. The product in question consists of the Nikon 10-600mm f/3.5-6.7 FL VR lens, whose patent has been filed in Japan.
Sigma 35mm f/2 DN OS Art lens patented for M4/3s
Sigma has patented its fair share of lenses this year, while others have been rumored to be unveiled by the end of 2015. Nevertheless, the company is not stopping and it is working on many other products. One of them is the Sigma 35mm f/2 DN OS Art lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras, whose patent has just been discovered.
Canon EF-M 85mm f/1.8 IS STM lens may be on its way
Canon may soon reveal a new product for the company’s mirrorless camera users. It seems like a Canon EF-M 85mm f/1.8 IS STM lens is in the works. Additionally, this telephoto prime lens, designed for portrait photography purposes, will be revealed in the near future for EOS M mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras.
DxO One lens-style camera to be announced on June 18
Remember the Sony QX-series lens-style cameras that can be attached to smartphones? Well, after Olympus and Kodak, another company will compete against the PlayStation maker: DxO Labs. The software maker will turn into a hardware maker on June 18, courtesy of the DxO One lens-style camera for iOS smartphones and tablets.
Nikon 16-80mm f/2.8-3.5 DX lens to be unveiled this summer
Recently, Nikon has been rumored to be working on new 500mm and 600mm super-telephoto prime lenses with a maximum aperture of f/4 and fluorite elements. The optics are allegedly coming this summer and they are not alone. It seems like a Nikon 16-80mm f/2.8-3.5 DX lens is also in development and will be unveiled soon.
New Nikon 500mm and 600mm f/4 lenses coming soon
Nikon will hold a product launch event during the summer. According to the rumor mill, new 500mm and 600mm f/4 lenses with fluorite elements will be unveiled sometime within the following two months. The new products will replace the existing 500mm and 600mm f/4 lenses and they will be smaller, lighter, and pricier.
Canon EF 10mm f/2.8L USM lens patented
Canon has patented one of the most interesting lenses that we have seen all year. The product in question is a high-quality non-fisheye wide-angle prime lens designed for EOS DSLRs with full-frame image sensors. It consists of the Canon EF 10mm f/2.8L USM lens, that would become the company’s prime with the widest focal length.
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II lens testing begins
Canon will introduce a new L-designated lens with a prime focal length by the end of 2015. The product in question has been mentioned in the rumor mill before and it appears that it will get more mentions. The reason for that is because the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II lens testing has started, so new details will be revealed soon.
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art or 135mm f/2 Art coming this year
Sigma is rumored to be working on an Art-series telephoto prime lens with a fast aperture. The product will be launched sometime within the next few months of the year and sources are mentioning two possibilities. One of them is the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art lens, while the other one is the 135mm f/2 Art optic.
Sony FE 28-70mm f/4 OSS lens is in development
Amid rumors that it is preparing to launch a new FE-mount mirrorless camera, Sony has just patented a lens for this type of shooters. The Sony FE 28-70mm f/4 OSS lens is the company’s latest optic to be patented and it appears that it may join the market at some point in the not-so-distant future.
SLR Magic announces HyperPrime Cine 50mm T0.95 lens
SLR Magic is back into the spotlight with two new products. The third-party lens maker has decided to bring a couple of new optical devices at the Cine Gear Expo 2015 event in Los Angeles. The first is the HyperPrime Cine 50mm T0.95 lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras, while the second consists of a Rangefinder Cine Adapter.
Month in review: top camera news and rumors from May 2015
The photo industry was busy in May 2015. However, the month is now over and you may have been away, meaning that you may have missed the top camera news and rumors that occurred throughout the month of May. Here are the most important news and gossips with Canon, Fujifilm, and Panasonic at the forefront!
Lensbaby releases four lenses for Fujifilm X-mount cameras
The rumor mill has got another one right! After hinting, at the beginning of 2015, that Lensbaby will release some lenses for Fujifilm X-mount cameras, the manufacturer just confirmed the gossip talks. Four Lensbaby optics are now available for Fuji X users, including the recently-released Velvet 56 Macro optic.
Lomography introduces Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art lens
Lomography is back on Kickstarter with another interesting project. It is a new Petzval lens and it is unique. The Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art lens features a special ring that allows photographers to control the bokeh levels in their photos. The optic is available through Kickstarter and it will begin shipping later this year.
Unique Canon tilt-shift IS lens patented in Japan
Canon was previously rumored to be working on a unique macro lens. Eventually, it was revealed that the optic could be a tilt-shift model. However, there is more where that comes from: built-in image stabilization technology. The Canon tilt-shift IS lens has just been patented and it might come to a store near you in the future.
Leica announces Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH lens
Leica is back with another official announcement. After introducing a black-and-white rangefinder camera in late April, the German maker has revealed its first 28mm lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.4. The high-end Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH lens is now official and will be released on the market by the end of June 2015.