A recently published patent application from Canon reveals the development of new 50mm f/1.4 and 35mm f/1.4 lenses, which use similar optical formulas. We know the new EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens is due any day now but a 50mm f/1.4 lens hasn’t really been on the radar even though the current EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens is getting quite old. [Read more…]
New rumors suggest that Nikon will announce a 35mm f/1.8 lens for FX format cameras for CES 2014. This lens would serve as a complement to the 35mm f/1.8G DX lens (pictured above) and sit under the higher-end 35mm f/1.4G FX lens. It also may mark the end of the old 35mm f/2D, but I doubt the price stays around the $360 mark of the 35mm f/2.
[via Nikon Rumors]
Nikon has filed a patent that makes way for a digital back to convert 35mm film SLRs into the full-fledged DSLRs. The rear door that covers the film holder would be removed and replaced with a digital back equipped with an image sensor.
An excerpt from the patent:
The camera back exchange type camera which images the object image acquired by the photographing optical system by the side of a camera body, and obtains electronic image data is known by replacing with the rear lid with which the camera body was equipped, and equipping a camera body with the camera back having an image sensor.
In the camera back of the description to this Patent document 1, when the moving mechanism to which the position of an image sensor is moved, and the position detection sensor which detects the position of an image sensor are provided and a moving mechanism moves an image sensor based on the output of a position detection sensor, The image sensor to the photographing optical system by the side of a camera body is positioned.
The Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM A1 is a new prime lens available for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax and Sigma mounts for full frame or crop sensor DSLRs. The guys at Learning Cameras have put together this nice 10-minute review of this lens.
Check it out below.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eepJqyWjuTo&w=640&h=360]