Tag Archives: telephoto

Olympus 8mm, 40-150mm and 300mm PRO Lens Firmware Updates Released

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Olympus has released new firmware updates on three of their PRO lenses. Olympus 8mm fisheye PRO and 300mm PRO lenses updated to version 1.1, while the 40-150mm telephoto zoom lens gets version 1.2 update. We can also see that the company adds support for the newly announced E-M1 Mark II for the 40-150 and 300mm. SeeContinue Reading

Patent : Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens with Built-in 1.4x and 1.7x Extender

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Canon has filed a new patent in Japan. From the application its the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM lens with built-in 1.4x and 1.7x extender. We can see that this new telephoto zoom lens patent shows off 2 stage built in extender (1.4x and 1.7x). So the focal length can be extended to 400mm, 560mm & 680mm. The currentContinue Reading

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III Lens Coming in 2017

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Canon is rumored to be working on a new EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III lens. The telephoto zoom optic is said to be announced in 2017. The rumor mill claims that the upcoming full-frame lens will be a L-grade model. The construction of the lens design is said to be a little bit lighter. The third version of the EF 70-200mm f/2.8LContinue Reading

New Firmware Updates for Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 OS S/C Lenses

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Sigma released new firmware updates for Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports & Contemporary Lenses in Canon EF & Sigma SA mount. It improves AF accuracy and reduces the operating sound of the diaphragm blades when used with MC-11 Mount Converter on Sony E-mount cameras. Applicable products 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Lens ($1,999) isContinue Reading

Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR vs 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II comparison

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Nikon has updated its popular 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens. Here is a quick comparison table of the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR vs 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II optics. The AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm F2.8E FL ED VR lens has been updated with a new optical design, improved Vibration Reduction as well as an electromagnetic diaphragm. The popular bright telephoto zoomContinue Reading

Nikon announces AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens

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Nikon updates the AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm F2.8E FL ED VR lens with improved optics and electromagnetic diaphragm. The popular bright telephoto zoom lens has a total of 22 elements, with 6 ED, 1 fluorite and 1 high refractive index element. It has a new optical design, improved Vibration Reduction as well as an electromagnetic diaphragm. A Nano CrystalContinue Reading

Canon EF 135mm f/2L II USM lens coming in 2017

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The Canon EF 135mm f/2L II USM lens is rumored to be in the works and to be announced in 2017 without a built-in image stabilization system. Canon is rumored to be working on a replacement the EF 135mm f/2L ($999 – Amazon| B&H | Adorama) lens. This telephoto prime has been around for 20 years. It doesn’t have an image stabilization system. TheContinue Reading

Canon EF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM Lens Coming at CP+ 2017

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Canon will reportedly launch an EF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM super-telephoto zoom lens without an L-designation in early 2017. It will be designed to cover Canon DSLRs with full-frame sensors. When attached with APS-C-sized cameras it will offer a 35mm equivalent of about 300-900mm. The maximum aperture of the super-telephoto zoom lens is not very fast but features built-in image stabilizationContinue Reading

Sigma announces the 85mm F1.4 Art, 12-24mm Art, 500mm F4 Sport lenses

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Sigma has announced the 85mm F1.4 Art, the 12-24mm F4 Art, and the 500 F4 DG OS HSM Sport full-frame lenses for its Global Vision Line. The 85mm F1.4 Art has been designed with resolution and bokeh in mind. A stronger HSM AF motor produces 1.3x the torque of the previous setup hopes to improve autofocus speedContinue Reading