One of the most trusted names in camera and lens rentals – Roger Cicala of LensRentals
– has announced a new partnership with Brian Caldwell (designer of the Metabones Speedboosters) and Aaron Closz which will be manufacturing lenses under the brand name C-4 Precision Optics
C-4 Precision Optics has designed several revolutionary lenses that it aims to release:
- The Beast – 66.6mm f/0.666 Lens for Micro 4/3
- The Night Stalker – 150mm f/1.0 Lens for full-frame mirrorless
- The Flying Saucer / Lightbender – 4.9mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for full-frame mirrorless
Check out the LensRentals Blog
for more information regarding C-4 Precision Optics.
Canon has extended their DSLR rebate programs with a few modifications; many of the lens kit rebates actually went up and now the wildly popular EOS 7D Mark II
qualifies for a body-only and lens kit rebate.
The Rebel series rebates are scheduled to end April 4 while the rest of the DSLR rebates are scheduled to run through May 2. Canon DSLR Rebates
In addition to the DSLR rebates, the EOS C100
cinema cameras have been discounted by $1,000.00 and $5,000.00, respectively. C100 & C300 Body Discounts
- Canon EOS C100 Body EF Mount - $2,999.00 (was $3,999.00)
- Canon EOS C100 with Dual Pixel AF Body - $3,499.00 (was $4,499.00)
- Canon EOS C300 Body EF Mount - $6,499.00 (was $11,499.00)
- Canon EOS C300 Body PL Mount - $6,999.00 (was $11,999.00)
- Canon EOS C300 with Dual Pixel AF Body - $6,999.00 (was $11,999.00)
(via BestPriceOptics - 99.8% Positive feedback) has the Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens for Canon/Nikon
available for $299.00 with free shipping. Compare at $399.00.
results from the EOS 7D Mark II
have been added to the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens review
No surprises here. This lens performs very well even on the high-density 7D II sensor, hopefully foreshadowing a great performance on the incoming Canon EOS 5Ds
/ 5Ds R
. Being realistic, with the great price/performance ratio of the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
, most APS-C users would be better off buying a full frame DSLR and the 16-35 f/4L IS. B&H
has the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens
available for preorder with "Coming Soon" as the expectation.
has the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM for Canon
for $269.00. The new "Art" version
of this lens retails for $499.00.
Popular lighting and accessory manufacturer Photoflex
has announced via its homepage that it is closing its doors after 30 years in the industry.
I own a Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame
and love it; I'm sad to see them go. Hopefully they will reconsider their hasty decision to close and continue to bring us high quality, innovative products as the first rays of sunlight dance on the horizon tomorrow. [Sean]