These Sony versions have the same optics and overall construction of these popular lenses in the Canon/Nikon mount counterparts. However, the lens barrel is extended to make up for the additional flange distance required provide a native Sony E-mount.
Canon USA has additional discounts this weekend through Tuesday, May 31 on loads of refurbished Canon lenses, DSLRs, printers and more. Notable deals include:
- EF 85mm f/1.8 USM for $289
- EF 17-40mm f/4L USM for $569
- EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM for $369
Check all out of the deals here on Canon USA’s website.
The Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Planar T* lens has been officially announced. The lens now sits alongside the Zeiss Otus 55mm Distagon T* lens. [Read more…]
Canon has submitted a patent application for three fast telephoto lenses with image stabilization. The patent application covers EF 85mm f/1.8 IS, 100mm f/2 IS and 135mm f/2.8 IS lenses. Canon has been adding IS to its mid-range line of lenses (like the EF 24mm f/2.8 IS and EF 28mm f/2.8 IS), along with rumors that other mid-range lenses like the 50mm f/1.4 are going to get image stabilization in a new version – perhaps as early as this year.
Alongside, the new flagship D4, Nikon has announced a new 85mm f/1.8G lens. The new lens offers FX-format coverage for use on both FX cameras like the Nikon D4 and DX cameras like the Nikon D7000.
More details in the press release below. [Read more…]
B&H alerted me that it has a limited supply of the Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4 lens in stock. I was told you need to act quick if you want one of these because they are in short supply. Here’s the link to the lens at B&H Photo.