Carl Zeiss a anuntat Distagon T* 1,4/35, un obiectiv la un pret recomandat de 1390E fara TVA. Va sosi pe piata la inceputul lui 2011.

In comunicatul de presa cu acest obiectiv spun ca Distagon T* 1,4/35 va completa prime-urile de 1.4 – Planar T*1,4/50 si T*1,4/85. Ne promit un obiectiv sharp cu niste calitati optice exceptionale la care subliniaza “special bokeh effects” si “bright light sources without artifacts”.

Pretul la care il vom putea cumpara ar fi de 3 ori mai mare decat cel pentru Sigma EX 30mm/f1.4 (de exemplu), dar nu cred ca performantele obiectivului vor fi de 3 ori mai mari, punand in balanta si lipsa autofocus-ului. Au promis monturi Canon si Nikon pana acum…

Focal length: 35 mm
Aperture range: f/1.4 – f/16
Number of elements/groups: 11/9
Focusing range: 0.3 m – infinity
Angular field**
(diag./horiz./vert.): 63/54/37 °
Coverage at close range: 18 x 12 cm (close-up)
Image ratio at close range: 1:5 (close-up)
Filter thread: M 72 x 0.75
Weight: 830-850g
Length with caps: 120-122mm

Aproape 1kg de tele la aproape 2000E! Tabela de specificatii o gasiti aici

London, UK, 26th August 2010 – Canon today announces the latest addition to its renowned L-series of professional lenses, the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM, designed to answer growing demand for a high performance zoom lens which offers outstanding mobility and versatility. The EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM offers a 4.3x telephoto zoom range of 70-300mm, with a variable aperture of f/4-5.6. The compact (143mm) design also features the build quality that photographers have come to expect from Canon’s acclaimed L-series lenses. With its impressive focal range and travel-friendly size, the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM is ideally suited to professionals and advanced amateur photographers wishing to capture portraits, nature and action shots in superb detail.

Pe langa acesta mai sunt 2 tele-uri fixe lansate de Canon – EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM si EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM (7500 si respectiv 9000E) si au mai anuntat ca mai au la strung EF 500mm F/4L IS II USM si EF 600mm F/4L IS II USM pe care le vor expune la Photokina 2010.

Scump!

Comunicatul de presa.

Canon a lansat un fisheye la aproximativ 1800E.

When paired with Canon’s full-frame DSLR bodies, such as the
EOS 5D Mark II or the EOS -1Ds Mark III, professional photographers can choose to capture circular or full-frame fisheye images, allowing them to view a scene in a completely new and unique way. This new level of choice provides enhanced creative flexibility when shooting scenes such as the night sky, where the full 180º horizontal and vertical fields of view (FOV) allow every detail to be captured with incredible clarity in one single image.

When used with EOS bodies featuring APS-C or APS-H sensors, the
EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM produces a more traditional, full frame fisheye view. A zoom-lock mechanism on the lens body allows the range to be limited to the focal length that ensures the best possible full-frame view without unsightly vignetting around the edge. ‘C’ and ‘H’ markings can be found next to the zoom operation ring, indicating the wide-angle zoom position where vignette-free shooting is possible with either sensor, allowing photographers to achieve optimum results with any EOS body.

Eh?

Comunicatul de presa.

Sigma a anuntat in Februarie la PMA Show ca vor lansa 5 obiective noi pe piata, obiective care vor avea incorporate lentile “FLD” (Fluorine Low Dispersion), asemanatoare ca performanta cu cele cu Fluorite de la alti producatori. Trebuie sa fie aceeasi situatie ca la motoarasele de autofocus, identice dar cu alt nume (USM – Canon / HSM – Sigma / USD – Tamron). Toate obiectivele anuntate au HSM.

Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM – primul obiectiv pentru crop, echivalent cu 12-24mm, foloseste 4 lentile FLD si este cel mai wide super-wide de pe piata!
Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM – o revenire asupra versiunii fara stabilizare optica 18-50/2.8, foloseste 2 lentile FLD.
Sigma APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM – Zoom 10x, stabilizare de imagine. Acest obiectiv a fost lansat deja pe piata, pret recomandat de ~2400$.
Sigma APO 70-200 F2.8 EX DG OS HSM – o alternativa foarte buna pentru obiectivele 70-200/2.8 oem de pe piata, 9 petale de diafragma, distanta minima de focus de 1.4m.
Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM – un obiectiv foarte bun pentru portrete si fotografie iluminate slab, 9 petale de diafragma.

Comunicatul impreuna cu mai multe detalii pe site-ul producatorului!

Cu ocazia aniversarii a 60 de ani de existenta Tamron lanseaza:

An Extra Low Dispersion (XLD)1 lens made from high-grade materials delivers best in class resolution. Tamron’s own Ultrasonic Silent Drive (USD)2 and Vibration Compensation (VC) make the lens fast, quiet and easy to use.

De la Tamron am dorit de mult timp un motor ultrasonic, iata ca s-a intamplat. “Fast focusing with USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive), Tamron’s ultrasonic autofocus drive: The lens is equipped with Tamron’s first-ever ultrasonic auto-focus drive USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive). It achieves faster focusing making this telephoto lens perfect for photography of sports, motor racing, and other fast-moving subjects. With advanced motor technology and newly developed software, Tamron’s USD delivers precise and noiseless focusing at turbo speed.”

Specificatii SP AF70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD:

– Model: A005
– Distanta focala: 70-300mm
– Diafragma: F/4-5.6 (minim F/32-45)
– Unghi: 34° 21′ – 8° 15′
– Constructie: 17 elemente in 12 grupuri
– MFD (Minimum Focus Distance) 59.1 cm
– Diafragma: 9 petale
– Diametru filtru: 62mm
– Dimensiuni: diamtru 8.1 cm / Lungime 14.2 cm
– Greutate: 765 grame

Obiectivul va fi dotat standard cu parasolar tip petala si va fi fabricat pentru Canon, Nikon si Sony. Mai multe detalii pe pagina producatorului.