Rokinon 300mm f/6.3 lens announced for Sony E-mount and others
Samyang is choosing to introduce its products on Facebook, the social networking service. The company is known under the Rokinon brand in the United States, but this is the only difference, since the new Rokinon 300mm f/6.3 lens for Sony NEX E-mount cameras has just been announced through the world’s largest social network.
Nikon 200-500mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens patent discovered in Japan
Nikon is on the verge of expanding its telephoto zoom lens offerings for the company’s FX-format DSLR cameras, as a patent discovered in Japan describes a new 200-500mm optic. According to the patent filing application, Nikon is testing multiple versions of the 200-500mm lens and they even include a variation of the aperture range.
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x finally official
Canon has taken the decision of officially announcing the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x lens. The product itself has met the public more than two years ago, in February 2011. However, it has been delayed ever since, making photographers worldwide wonder why it is not out yet. Anyway, here it is, in its full glory.
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x lens to be announced in May
The Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x lens keeps eluding its release date. It has been doing so for several months, as the lens has been leaked by photographers countless times before. Most of them agree that the product should have been launched a long time ago. Well, sources say that the lens will be finally revealed this May.
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x lens release date is May 14
Canon is rumored to announce a lot of lenses in 2013. Recently, it has been said that five new optics will become official this year. However, a new list, which consists of three products, has surfaced. Only one is found on both lists, the 100-400mm replacement, which will be joined by the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x and EF 800mm f/5.6L IS II lenses.
Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG OS Art lens to be announced in 2013
Sigma will keep itself busy in 2013, as the Japanese manufacturer is rumored to announce at least two new lenses by the end of the year. The “Art” lens series may be completed by the 135mm f/1.8 DG OS and the 24mm f/1.4 DG lenses sometime in the following months, while an update for the 50mm f/1.4 lens is also in sight.
Fujifilm XF 55-200mm telephoto zoom lens officially announced
Fujifilm has introduced a new lens for X-mount cameras.The new Fujinon XF 55-200mm optic is finally official, along with its new image stabilization technology and fast autofocus speed. Additionally, the company posted an updated lens roadmap and announced that the X-Pro1 and X-E1 cameras will receive a firmware update this July.
Nikon 400mm lens gets the lead role in quantum experiment
Photographers are not really thinking about conducting scientific experiments with their equipment. However, a team of European researchers are doing so. The scientists have proposed astronauts aboard the International Space Station to modify a Nikon 400mm lens, in order to perform a quantum entanglement experiment.
VTec launches a slew of iPhone 5 lenses
iPhoneography is already an art. Users of the iPhone can capture pretty good photos and they are getting a helping hand from dozens of developers, who release great image-editing applications. The quality of photos taken with Apple’s latest smartphone can be increased with the help of VTec’s lenses, which are available now.
Canon 70D announcement delayed until April 2013
Canon has announced four new cameras in a few minutes on March 21. One of these shooters is the world’s lightest and smallest DSLR camera ever, while two others are powered by the DIGIC 6 image processor. However, neither of these is the EOS 70D, as Canon has decided to delay its release date until April 2013.
Canon to announce at least five new lenses by the end of 2013
Let there be lenses, said Canon’s god, as the company is rumored to prepair for a year full of new optics. A source familiar with the matter has revealed that the Japanese manufacturer will introduce at least five new lenses over the course of 2013. Moreover, two of them might even be announced within days.
New Canon EF 200 f/2L and EF 800 f/5.6L lenses coming soon?
Canon is rumored to be actively working on replacements for the EF 200 f/2L and EF 800 f/5.6L IS USM lenses. The new optics are said to feature the company’s latest technologies for telephoto lenses and to be lighter than their predecessors, even though they will be made out of the same white material found in the current generation.
Nikkor 1200-1700mm telephoto lens to welcome new pope soon
The Vatican conclave is currently on the verge of electing a new pope. Photographer Dylan Martinez is waiting for the end of the conclave, in order to capture the newly-elected pope at the famous Saint Peter’s Square balcony with the help of a super-telephoto lens: the Nikkor 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8P IF-ED.
Canon expands Cinema Prime Lens family
Canon announced the introduction of two new lenses for its Cinema EOS Prime Lens line. The new CN-E 14mm T3.1 L F and CN-E 135mm T2.2 L F single-focal-length lenses are built especially for high-quality video recording at 4K and 2K resolutions. The new optics offer improved features that will meed the demands of EOS videographers.
Sigma launched its first 120-300mm f/2.8 lens
Sigma has announced a new lens, the first Sports line optic that is both trans-focal and also delivers a constant high aperture. Moreover, its firmware is user-customizable. Without much further ado, lo and behold the amazing Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM telephoto zoom lens!
Wildlife Photography: 9 Tips for Photographing Animals in Nature
Wildlife photography is exciting and fun. And once summer hits, or if you live in a warm climate, photographers of all specialties may want to give it a try. Thank you to Patricia Downey for this great article. Living in southwest Florida with its abundance of wildlife is bliss for me. While photographing wildlife can…