Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG Art

Unlike the 35mm & 24-105mm, Sigma had previously released a 50mm f/1.4 lens (which I have not used and thus can’t compare it to). At a suggested retail price of close to $1000, the new and improved Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG Art sets itself firmly between the cost of Canon’s 50mm f/1.4 (~$400) and Canon’s 50mm f/1.2L. Two questions arise from this positioning; how does

Canon EF 11-24 f/4L USM

We’ve received confirmation that the camera that has appeared in a recent Canon leak is indeed the next Rebel and we should see the announcement sometime before CP+ in February. No specifications for the camera were given. We’ve also received confirmation that select retailers have been told about the EF 11-24 f/4L and that the price tag is in the area of $3000 USD ($2899 in USA,

Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II

ePHOTOzine has completed their review of the brand new Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II and have come away quite impressed. The original 400 DO was one of my favourite Canon lenses and I will definitely be replacing it with this lens. From ePHOTOzine “As you might expect from a lens that commands such a high price, this lens performs superbly as far as sharpness

Samyang Launches 135mm f/2 Lens

Samyang has launched a 135mm f/2 manual focus lens. I’m not sure about this one, as Keith at Northlight points out, good luck focusing this focal length with the stock focusing screens on modern DSLRs. Product Highlights Canon EF Mount Lens/Full Frame Aperture Range: f/2.0 to f/22 One Extra-Low Dispersion Element Ultra Multi-Coating Manual Focus; Manual Aperture Ring Minimum Focus Distance: 2.6′ Filter Thread Diameter: