The new Canon EF 40mm F2.8 STM lens is Canon’s first pancake lens. It is designed for full frame and APS-C cameras. Feature stepper motors, to enable fast, quiet focus, particularly with the contrast-detection method of autofocus used for live view and video. Also has electromagnetic diaphragms – allowing smooth and accurate control over aperture for video shooting. Read More »
AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Primary Features Read More »
Nikon has launched the AF-S Nikkor 18-300mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR lens, a 16.7x superzoom for APS-C DSLRs. The 18-300mm offers the highest ever zoom ratio for a Nikon interchangeable lens, giving a 27-450mm equivalent range on one of the company’s DX-format cameras. The lens is a much more complex design than the existing 18-200mm – utilizing 19 elements in 14 groups and, at 120mm long, is 23% longer. It features a 77mm filter thread.
Nikon has announced the AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm F3.5-4.5G ED VR, a comparatively affordable, stabilized, variable aperture standard zoom lens for full frame cameras. It comes as Nikon celebrates the sale of the 70 millionth Nikkor lens since 1933, and the 30 millionth silent-wave motor lens since the system’s introduction in 1996. It’s hard not to interpret the announcement as lending weight to the rumors of an affordable full-frame body, since it’s hard to imagine large numbers of D800 owners using a lens with a recommended price of $599 as their everyday lens.