Here are the latest patents filed in Japan over the past few weeks:
→ Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO IS USM lens patent
→ Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM lens patent with two extenders (1.4x & 1.7x) built-in inside
→ Canon has a 0.82x optical viewfinder patent and another patent for displaying additional information in the reflex viewfinder
→ US pricing announced for the new Tokina FíRIN 20mm f/2 FE MF full frame lens for Sony E-mount: $799 ( available for pre-order).
→ Casio launched EX-FR110H camera with 1.9 MP sensor for ultra low-light photography ( sample videos).
→ CIPA released their interchangeable camera shipment data for October.
→ Tamron developed imaging technology that exceeds far beyond human visual capability (thanks Barry).
Phase One Capture One Pro 10 announced ( check pricing).
Here are two more pictures and the specifications of the
rumored Yongnuo YN 85mm f/1.8 lens:
This morning I came across this DC.Watch post about the Mitakon Zhong Yi Optics CREATOR 135mm f/2.8 II and even though this is an old lens, I don't think I have covered it here on the blog. The lens comes in Nikon, Canon and Pentax mounts and is priced at $200 depending on the mount.
Mitakon Zhong Yi Optics CREATOR 135mm f/2.8 II lens main specifications:
Olympus Japan announced that the new OM-D E-M1 Mark II MFT camera and accessories will start shipping on December 22. The US shipping date is currently listed as December 12th at B&H, Adorama and Amazon:
: I received some additional information that the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera will start shipping this week in the US and dealers can start selling it on December 12th. Update