Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens now available for pre-order on Amazon

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The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens is now available for pre-order also on Amazon:

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New Samyang Optics teaser for April 28th

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Samyang Optics teaser
Samyang has a new teaser for a "second step of Samyang Optics in 2014" that will happen on April 28th. My guess is that they will announce a new line of autofocus (AF) lenses and a redesigned logo (previously reported here).

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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens (Canon version) tested at DxOmark

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DxOMark published their test results for the Canon version of the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens ($949):

Sigma 50mm Art vs. Zeiss Otus vs. Zeiss Planar


Sigma 50mm Art vs. Sigma 50mm vs. Zeiss Makro-Planar


Sigma 50mm Art vs. Canon 50mm f/1.2 vs. Canon 50mm f/1.4

Here are the top ranked 50mm lenses for Canon:

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Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens price: $800

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Quick update on my post from yesterday: the price of the new Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens from MXcamera will be $799. The lens will be available for pre-order on April 20th on MXcamera's online store.

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What else is new?

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→ Two new Canon EOS M mirrorless camera are rumored to be announced by the end of the year (Q3). Most likely we will not see them in the US.

Canon announced a white edition of the EOS 100D camera and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens in the UK.

DxOMark posted their test results for the Canon PowerShot G1x Mark II camera ($799.99).

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Zeiss to announce a new Otus 85mm f/1.4 lens for Photokina

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Zeiss is rumored to announce a new Otus 85mm f/1.4 lens for the 2014 Photokina show in September. Two new Otus lenses (including a fast f/1.4 wide angle model) were already mentioned last year in interview with Zeiss reps.

Zeiss currently has only one Otus lens - the Distagon T* 55mm f/1.4.

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The latest patents from Google, Panasonic, Tamron, Canon and Olympus

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→ Google patented a camera embedded in contact lenses.

→ Panasonic filed a patent for a high resolution light field camera.

→ Tamron filed a patent for a 15-50mm f/1.4 lens designed for 1/1.7" sensor.

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