Tamron 85mm f/1.8 VC lens patent resembles Zeiss Batis version
Tamron has patented another lens in Japan. This time, the lens may have already been announced. The patent is describing a Tamron 85mm f/1.8 VC lens, which is similar to the Zeiss Batis Sonnar T* 85mm f/1.8 lens. This short-telephoto prime was introduced in April 2015 and it is currently available for pre-order.
New Canon super-telephoto lens coming in 2016
After taking care of the wide-angle department, Canon will turn its attention to the super-telephoto realm. According to a highly-reliable source, a new Canon super-telephoto lens is in the works. The optic is rumored to come packed with a maximum aperture that is slower than f/4 and to be released on the market sometime in 2016.
Ultra-bright Fujifilm XF 33mm f/1 lens is in the works
Fujifilm has been rumored to be working on a special lens in recent times. An insider has said that the product in question will have an ultra-bright maximum aperture and a focal length of around the 30mm mark. Now, the leakster is back with more information and it appears that the optic will consist of a Fujifilm XF 33mm f/1 lens.
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS Art lens rumored once again
The rumor mill has started talking about the next lens that will be released by Sigma. According to inside sources, the company’s next product will consist of the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS Art lens for DSLRs with full-frame sensors. This lens has been mentioned in gossips before and it seems like it is finally on its way.
Updated Fujifilm X-mount lens roadmap 2015-2016 leaked
Three new Fujifilm lenses are in development. The company has confirmed that the 35mm, 120mm, and 100-400mm optics are coming to X-series mirrorless cameras owners in the neighboring future. Now, their release dates have been leaked, courtesy of the leaked and updated Fujifilm X-mount lens roadmap 2015-2016.
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM lens patented
Following a set of gossip talks, the story of the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM lens successor is getting clearer. It was said that the product in question might not become a Mark III unit as its focal range will be altered. However, a patent of the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM lens has been leaked, so the focal range might remain intact.
New Canon f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens rumored once again
The Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM is one of the best lenses out there. However, its high price makes it inaccessible to most photographers. The EOS maker has a viable alternative and it consists of a successor to the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM. The new Canon f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens might also be released sooner than first expected.
Fujifilm introduces Fujinon XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR lens
Fujifilm has revealed a new lens. This time, it is not a wide-angle optic, instead the Japanese company has set its sight on portrait, sports, and event photographers. The new Fujinon XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR lens is weathersealed, so it will be perfect for outdoor photo sessions and for users who want to keep a distance to their subjects.
Fujifilm XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR lens photos and specs leaked
Alongside the X-T10 camera, Fujifilm will also announce a new lens, whose development has already been confirmed. Before the May 18 announcement event, the specs and photos of the Fujifilm XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR lens have been leaked on the web. The telephoto prime will be weathersealed, but it will not offer OIS technology.
Olympus 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PRO lens revealed for MFTs
Back at the CP+ 2015 event in February, Olympus announced the development of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PRO lens. The product has shed its development status and it is now official. The Olympus 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PRO lens is real and it will be released for Micro Four Thirds users this summer.
Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO lens unveiled for Micro Four Thirds cameras
The final Olympus announcement of the day consists of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO lens, which completes the company’s holy trinity of f/2.8 optics. The Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO lens joins the 12-40mm and 40-150mm optics in order to offer an f/2.8 aperture from 14-300mm when considering the 35mm equivalent.
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens officially announced
Canon has finally introduced the long-rumored 50mm f/1.8 II lens replacement. As revealed by trusted sources, the product in question is the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens, which comes packed with a Stepper Motor and with a new design. The optic covers full-frame sensor and will arrive on the market by the end of May 2015.
New Canon superzoom lens to replace 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L?
As Canon is on the verge of introducing the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens, the company is also allegedly working on another optic that will succeed the EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM model. According to the rumor mill, the new Canon superzoom lens will be lighter and wider than the EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM.
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 macro lens patented for mirrorless cameras
Tamron has just patented the seventh lens this year. After six zoom units, the third-party lens manufacturer has finally patented a prime model. The product in question consists of a Tamron 90mm f/2.8 macro lens, which has been designed for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras with full-frame image sensors.
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens photo and specs leaked
Canon will make an official announcement within the next few days. The company will not reveal an interchangeable lens camera, nor a compact camera. The event will be focused on a new prime lens. Before the show, the first Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens photo as well as its specs have been leaked by a trusted source.
Another Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 lens patent revealed
Canon has just patented a new version of a lens with a 35mm fixed focal length and a maximum aperture of f/1.4. The company already did a similar thing in late 2014, while the rumor mill has said that such lens is coming in 2015, so the new Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 lens patent further fuels the speculations concerning its launch.
Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM II lens is in the works
The EOS M system is not offering too many lenses. In fact, there are only four of them from Canon, while Tamron has also launched a model. Nevertheless, it seems like the company will replace an existing unit. According to the rumor mill, the Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM II lens is in the works and could be on its way.
Panasonic G7 and Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO lens coming soon
Micro Four Thirds users will be pleased to find out that Panasonic and Olympus will make new announcements soon. According to the Schau! 2015 timetable, new Panasonic and Olympus products will be on-display at the event, so the Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 and 8mm f/1.8 lenses and Panasonic G7 will be unveiled before the event.
Best photo industry news and rumors from April 2015
If you were gone in April 2015 and photography is your passion, then you must not miss our recap! Camyx put the best photo industry news and rumors from April 2015 into a single article in order to reveal what you missed about Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Fujifilm and more during the past few weeks.
Canon tilt-shift macro lens rumored to be in development
Remember that unique lens with macro capabilities from Canon? It is back in the rumor mill and it is more exciting than some people have hoped. It appears that the product in question is a Canon tilt-shift macro lens that is already in development and is on its way, as EF-mount users may get it sometime in 2016!
High-quality Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 lens could be on its way
A couple of new optics for FE-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras have been patented by Sony in Japan and it looks like they might be introduced at some point. The more exciting model consists of a Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 lens, which is said to provide a very high image quality with almost no visible distortions.