New Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II lens rumored to be announced in April

CanonRumors reports that a new EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II will be announced in April (a replacement for the current Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM version pictured above).

Another possible announcement is a new Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM lens.

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What else is new?

Fuji X-H1 vs. Leica SL

Sony raised the price of XQD memory cards

New: ALPA Pentax 67 lens module

The new Pentax K-1 Mark II DSLR camera will start shipping on April 20th

Fujifilm X-H1 Bug Fix Firmware Update Coming By The End Of March

FujiAddict Rumor Timeline, Fujinon XF 200m f/2, X-F10, X-F100, X-T3, GFX 50R, and GFX 100S

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Sigma E-mount event on March 30th in China

A popular Sony blogger posted pictures of the invitation for a Sigma E-mount event on the Chinese social media platform Weibo. Here is the translation - the event will take place on March 30th:

Dear Sir/Madam,

We invite you to a 2018 spring global debut and tasting sessions of Sigma products.
The event will be held in Shanghai on Mar. 30, 2018.
The final line is a pun, mentioning "E" and "Sigma".

Sigma currently has 27 lenses for Sony E-mount.

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You can now purchase the new Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/2.8 ZERO-D APS-C mirrorless lens

The new Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/2.8 ZERO-D lens is now available for pre-order on the official website (still not available by third-party resellers like B&H and Adorama). The price is $499.

First 100 orders will get a set of 49mm filters (UV + ND 1000 +CPL) for free.

The lens is available for Fuji X, Sony E and Canon EOS-M APS-C mirrorless mounts.

Next are the lens specifications, design, MTF charts, sample photos and full press release:

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Another new cheap third-party lens: Opteka 12mm f/2.8 for mirrorless APS-C cameras

Opteka has a new 12mm f/2.8 lens designed for mirrorless APS-C cameras. Here are the details:

  • 18mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • HD anti-reflection coating
  • Manual focus operation
  • 9-blade diaphragm
  • All-metal construction
  • Available for Nikon 1, Canon EF-M, Fuji X and Sony E mounts
  • Price: $199.99

All other currently available Opteka lenses can be found here.

Opteka 12mm f/2.8 lens technical specifications:

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New: Sainsonic Kamlan 55mm f/1.2 and 8mm f/3 lenses

In addition to the Kamlan 50mm/f1.1 lens for Fuji X-mount, there is also a new Kamlan 55mm f/1.2 full frame manual focus lens for Sony E-mount that is different than the original f/1.1 version I reported about last year.

Check pricing and availability at Amazon US and Amazon Germany.

Kamlan 55mm f/1.2 lens specification:

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The new Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens for Sony E-mount is priced around $800 in China

Tamron has not yet announced the price of their new 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens for Sony E-mount, but the lens is listed for ¥5300 (around $849) in China (for comparison the Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens is $2,198):

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