Canon has filed three new patents for RF mount superzoom lenses with f/2.8 bright aperture. The patent application describes the Canon RF 24-100mm f/2.8L, RF 24-300mm f/4-5.6 and 24-85mm f/2.8L lenses designed for the company’s full frame EOS R system.
The Canon RF 24-300mm f/4-5.6 lens will be a consumer oriented glass and the focal range is ideal for travel photography. Canon previously filed several RF superzoom lens patents. These lenses are the Canon RF 24-170mm f/4 Lens, Canon RF 28-135mm f/4 Lens, Canon RF 28-280mm f/2.8 Lens. Check out the patent details of Canon RF 24-100mm f/2.8L, RF 24-300mm f/4-5.6 and 24-85mm f/2.8L lenses. Continue reading “Patent: Canon RF 24-100mm f/2.8L, RF 24-300mm f/4-5.6 and 24-85mm f/2.8L Lenses”
Canon will also announce two inexpensive prime lenses for Canon EOS R and EOS RP full frame mirrorless cameras in 2020.
The first one is an RF f/2.8 Pancake lens, which is definitely in the works. This small and lightweight optic is expected to be announced sometime in the first half of 2020. Maybe it will have the same design as the current EF 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens.
The second one is the RF 50mm f/1.8 lens, just like the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens for Canon EF mount. The exact announcement date is still unknown. Continue reading “Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 & RF f/2.8 Pancake Lenses Coming in 2020”
Olympus filed a new patent for a wide angle zoom lens in Japan. The patent application describes a Olympus 8-24mm f/4 lens designed for Micro Four Thirds system mirrorless cameras.
Olympus 8-24mm f/4 will also be a pro-grade constant aperture lens for enthusiasts and professional photographers that need an ultra wide-angle zoom lens. It will be equivalent of 16-48mm in 35mm terms.
If becomes in mass production this Olympus 8-24mm f/4 lens would be an ideal choice for travel and landscape photography.
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Latest rumors suggests that Canon will announce another telephoto zoom lens. The product would be the RF 70-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens and it will arrive sometime in 2020.
The RF-series lens was previously mentioned in a patent application. While the Canon RF 70-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens offers a wider range in focal length, it will be particularly well-suited for wildlife and bird photography. The source also said to expect it to be about the same size as the recently released Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM ($2,699 at B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon). Continue reading “Canon RF 70-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens Coming in 2020”
Looking for the best Micro Four Thirds lenses? Here are the best Micro Four Thirds lenses, from zooms to primes, from ultra-wide-angles to super-telephotos.
DPreview posted a list of the best MFT lenses seperated into categories.
In this buyers guides you’ll find the best Olympus and Panasonic lenses for portraits, telephoto, macro and wide! Continue reading “Best Micro Four Third Lenses of 2019”
Canon recently registered a new RF mount superzoom lens. The patent application describes the Canon RF 24-300mm f/4-5.6 lens.
The Canon RF 24-300mm f/4-5.6 lens will be a consumer oriented lens for the company’s full frame EOS R system. Canon previously filed several RF superzoom lens patents. These lenses are the Canon RF 24-170mm f/4 Lens, Canon RF 28-135mm f/4 Lens, Canon RF 28-280mm f/2.8 Lens. Continue reading “New Patent : Canon RF 24-300mm f/4-5.6 Lens”
The new Fujifilm XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR lens now reviewed by dpreview TV. The Fujinon XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR lens is priced at $799, now in stock and shipping at Amazon / B&H Photo Video/Adorama. Continue reading “Fujifilm XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR Lens Review”
Here are the latest Canon RF superzoom lens patents. The company recently registered several new RF mount superzoom lenses.
These lenses are RF 28-280mm f/2.8, RF 28-135mm f/4, RF 24-170mm f/4. The RF 28-280mm f/2.8 lens should be a very large and heavy lens if it is real. Check it out! Continue reading “Canon RF Superzoom Lens Patents: RF 28-280mm f/2.8, RF 28-135mm f/4, RF 24-170mm f/4”
Olympus has released an updated lens roadmap showing three new lenses, including two new PRO lenses, as well as an affordable telephoto zoom lens.
According to the new M.Zuiko digital lens roadmap these lenses are the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO, M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS and an as yet unspecified “pro telephoto zoom” lens.
The ED 100-400mm f/5.0-6.3 IS lens will give a 200-800mm equivalent and should give a more budget friendly entry into the super telephoto zoom arena. There are additional PRO lenses shown, including two telephoto zoom lenses, one wide-zoom lens, and a range of “bright prime lenses”, however details have not yet been released for these.
Check out the Olympus press release below for more details. See Best Micro Four Thirds Lenses Continue reading “Updated Olympus M.Zuiko Digital Lens Roadmap”
Fujifilm released a new firmware update version 1.0.2 for XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR Lens.
The X-series lens has a minimum shooting distance of 35cm over the entire shooting range. It is lightweight, at 440g and Fujifilm say when paired with the X-T30 the total weight is 823g, making it an ideal travel lens choice.
Fujifilm XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR lens has a price tag of $800. Check availability at Amazon / B&H Photo Video/Adorama. Continue reading “Fujifilm XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR Lens Firmware 1.0.2 Released”