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Camera and Imaging show CP+ is coming in just a few days to Japan which means a slew of teasers and rumors are coming down the pipe.
More Sigma Teasers
We talked last week about Sigma’s rumored telephoto lens, which I am guessing is a new 70-200mm. But now Sigma is adding another tease to the mix, this time, a silhouette of a much smaller – prime looking – lens.
Could this be the 85mm ART that people have been screaming for the last two years? Possibly. Another possibility could be something like a 135mm or maybe a 90 or 100m – or something else entirely.
The announcement is set for February 23rd, so we will know what is going on by then – either by leaks or the official unveiling. Taking the next topic into account, next week could turn out to be a really interesting one in the Tamron/Sigma rivalry.
Tamron Has Some Teasers AS Well
Tamron is getting in on the teaser game as well, teasing what looks to be a pair of lenses of their own. Given the obvious ‘luminous gold’ ring that was included on their latest SP primes back in August, it would be safe to assume that the teased lenses are additions to Tamron’s updated SP line.
The question is, where are they adding to the line? There have been rumblings of a stabilized 85mm prime, so assuming that one of these teased lenses is an 85mm, what is the other? Maybe a 24mm? That would give Tamron a 24mm, 35mm, 45mm, and 85mm in their newly updated SP lens line.
This would be a pretty good spread, but who knows, maybe it’s a 16mm and 24mm, or 85mm and 135mm. It’s impossible to say with what little of the lenses are shown.
That said, how interesting would it be if Tamron and Sigma both announce new 85mm primes? The Tamron announcement is coming on the 22nd and the Sigma on the 23rd. So it is very possible – if Sigma sticks to their advertised timeline – that Tamron could one up Sigma and not only announce a stabilized 85mm (likely F/1.8) but also do it the day before Sigma announces their own 85mm ART (almost guaranteed to be an F/1.4).
It will be VERY interesting to see how this all pans out over the next week or two.
Big Savings Currently On Fuji Gear
Just like the title suggested, we talked about our two teases; now for a treat. Well, a treat if you shoot Fuji, or want to start shooting Fuji. Some new deals and savings have started on Fuji gear, and it is definitely worth looking at if you have the Fuji bug.
You can find all of the deals over on B&H here, but a few that stood out to me from the bunch:
- Fuji X-T1 – $300 Savings (this is huge, brings price down to UNDER $1,000)
- X100T – $200 Savings
- 56MM F/1.2 – $200 Savings
- Fuji X-T10 – $150 Savings (Another big one, brings price down to just $649)
What are your thoughts on today’s roundup? What news/rumors did we miss? What would you like to see covered in future roundups? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!