Tuesday, May 31, 2016

**** New Technology Report: New Patents filed for new lenses: Canon & Tamron *****

NEW TECHNOLOGY REPORT:

1- New Patent: Tamron 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 VC Full Frame Mirrorless Lens
2- New Patent: Canon EF 28-560mm f/2.8-5.6 Lens
3- Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens Review at DxOMark: Creative Contender
4-Olympus 25mm f/1.2 PRO Lens and E-PL8 Camera Coming at Photokina 2016.

As you know, this blog is the one place to keep up to the latest technology that is being introduced to the photographic world.  I am constantly trying to keep up to the latest in the newest things introduced by the photo world.  And every Wednesday, I bring you some of the latest things I have found.

Today:  Four new lenses announced by a variety of manufactures.  Two of these manufactures have filed for patents on their lenses.  You would think that all the patents would be done by now, they would just make better of what is already out there, but, here are all the details.  Maybe one of these will fit your camera:

New Patent: Tamron 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 VC Full Frame Mirrorless Lens

Tamron has filed a new patent for 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 VC lens, which is designed for full frame mirrorless camera.
Take a look at the patent details below translated by Google.
Patent Publication No. 2016-90745
  • Published 2016.5.23
  • Filing date 2014.10.31
Example 1
  • F-number = 3.61 The ~ 5.00 to 5.77
  • Focal length = 28.91 ~ 44.97 ~ 67.84mm
  • Half angle of view (ω) = 37.95 ~ 25.86 ~ 17.64 °

I believe this Tamron 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 VC lens will be welcomed by most of full frame mirrorless users.
And the rumor mill said that Tamron will announce a new SP 135mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lens at Photokina 2016 in September.


New Patent: Canon EF 28-560mm f/2.8-5.6 Lens

The Current Canon EF 28-300 f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens

Canon has filed a new patent for the EF 28-560mm f/2.8-5.6 lens. This is a 20x optical formula super zoom lens designed for Canon full frame DSLRs. A few months ago Canon was allegedly working on the successor to the current EF 28-300 f/3.5-5.6L IS lens. And this EF 28-560mm f/2.8-5.6 lens should be the replacement for the EF 28-300 f/3.5-5.6L IS lens.
Take a look at the patent details below translated by Google.
Patent Publication No. 2016-80973
  • Published 2016.5.16
  • Filing date 2014.10.21
Example 1
  • Zoom ratio 18.78
  • Focal length 28.80 139.49 540.91
  • F-number 2.88 4.77 5.88
  • Half angle of view (degrees) 36.91 8.82 2.29
  • Image height 21.64
  • The total lens length 298.13 341.13 398.13
  • BF 44.99 76.94 116.58
  • Close range 700mm
  • The effective diameter of the front lens 109.04mm
  • Lens configuration 15 group 21 sheets
  • Aspherical surface 7 five
  • UD 1 sheet
  • Positive and negative grain positive and negative polarity of the 6-group zoom

Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens Review at DxOMark: Creative Contender
Side note from me:  If  you have ever seriously looked at a Zeiss lens, you can't help but drool a bit over the quality of the lens.  You can just see it.  And everyone, even other camera owners wishes they could just try it once.   This lens would be incredible to own, for sure.

DxOMark published their full review and test results for the Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 FE lens. Tested on Sony a7R, the Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 lens earned an DxOMark score of 39 points, with a combination of 27 P-Mpix Sharpness, 1.8 TStop Transmission, 0.4% Distortion, -2.3 EV Vignetting and 5μm Chr.aberration.
Conclusion from DxOMark:
While not cheap, the $1,199 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 offers good value for money, considering the solid Zeiss construction, features, and performance. On the A7R, it’s not quite as sharp as the similarly-priced Sony FE 90mm f/2.8, but sharpness is still very good. What’s more, with improved light transmission thanks to that faster f/1.8 maximum aperture, the Zeiss lens is better suited for low-light event photography, as well as creative portraiture, over the Sony. We can’t wait to pit the Zeiss Batis 85mm and the Sony FE 90mm against the new Sony 85mm f/1.4GM just as soon as we get one in the lab.
Olympus 25mm f/1.2 PRO Lens and E-PL8 Camera Coming at Photokina 2016

Olympus will announce the new 30mm f/3.5 macro lens in the next few weeks. Besides this 30mm f/3.5 macro lens, it is highly likely that Olympus will announce a new 25mm f/1.2 PRO lens and E-PL8 camera at Photokina 2016 in September.
The detaied specs, announcement date and price info of the upcoming Olympus 25mm f/1.2 PRO lens are still unknown. But the PRO series lenses are freezeproof, splashproof, and dustproof.

The new Olympus E-PL8 camera will feature 16MP micro four thirds sensor and it will come in three colors (black, white, light brown). It will replace the current Olympus E-PL7 and it is expected to be announced along with the Olympus 25mm f/1.2 PRO lens at Photokina 2016.
Stay tuned for more info

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