Canon adds a new macro lens to its APS-C DSLR line with the new EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM lens. The new macro lens features built-in Macro Lites around the front element. The lights can be configured to illuminate only the left or right side, or both sides for a typical ring light illumination. [Read more…]
This is a question that comes up quite often, so I am providing a brief explanation to answer it for those users new to the Canon DSLR system. [Read more…]
Rokinon’s new 16mm f/4 ED AS UMC CS lens is now available for pre-order for $479 with expected availability on August 8. This lens is built for APS-C sensors. As such, the Canon EF-S version offers a field of view equivalent to 25.6mm on a full frame camera. While Nikon, Sony, Fuji X-Series and other APS-C cameras will get a 24mm equivalent field of view. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Rumored lenses include an EF-S zoom fisheye lens, as well as a new macro IS lens. As noted by CR, the EF-S 18-200mm IS lens is due for a replacement and would be a logical choice to get Canon’s new STM focus motor to play nice with video AF on entry-level DSLRs like the Canon Rebel T4i and its eventual successor.
Canon has several new lens rebates avaialable – and these are much better than the ones we saw last time around. The instant rebates are valid in the US through September 3, 2011. Check out the deals below. [Read more…]
It looks like tha Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II lens that was announced outside the US last month will also be coming to the US. Canon USA has the lens listed on its site.
The lens was previously slated to be available in the UK this month. No word yet on pricing; however, the existing version of this lens runs around $180 street at the time of this post. Check availability for the new lens on Amazon.com.
The Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens is designed for Canon EOS DSLRs that have an APS-C format sensor (1.6x crop). The 15-85mm range is equivalent to a 24-136mm angle of view in a 35mm or full frame camera and is a natural substitute for the Canon EF 28-135mm IS lens on the Canon 50D, Canon Rebel T1i and Canon 7D.
The EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens will be available in October 2009 at an initial retail price of $799.99. Check availability on Amazon.com.
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS News Release
The versatile focal length, extreme wide angle and stunning image quality of Canon’s new EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens makes this the ideal multipurpose wide-angle zoom lens for the photographer shooting a wedding or exotic vacation. Featuring three aspherical elements and one UD glass element for outstanding image quality, the zoom range of this lens is equivalent to 24-136mm on a full-frame camera. When coupled with Canon’s new EOS 7D DSLR, this lens provides moviemakers and videographers with a phenomenal focal range for wide-angle scenic footage and zoomed in telephoto shots.