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The Change Log: News, Additions & Supplements in 2009 - Canon EOS Technoclopedia

Date Event
 

2009-12-17

The News:

  • Sigma just announced a new AF 17-70mm F2.8-4.0 DC Aspherical OS HSM Macro to be available until x-mas.
  • Carl Zeiss made the 50mm F2.0 Makro-Planar T* and the 100mm F2.0 Makro-Planar T* available in ZE mount.

2009-12-16

Some more revisions:

  • Canon & Kodak Camera Lists: added Trigger Circuit Voltage information
  • Canon Lens List: split up lens accessories, added filters and close-up lenses (thus removed from 3rd Party Macro Conversion List)
  • Misc Flash List: split up ring flashes, added an extra list for wireless equipment incl. Elinchrome, Paul C. Buff (CyberSync etc.), RadioPoppers, YongNuo and Cactus / PT-04 variants

Misc Additions:

  • Albinar 500mm F8.0

2009-11-27

Some more revisions:

  • Canon Lens List: added more lens accessories like Canon Lens Cases and Drop-in Filter Holders, and added some information on focus limiter features as far as available with lenses (few details still missing)

2009-11-23

The News:

  • Found some new Kenko Tele Converters available since this year's summer: Teleplus AF 1.4x DGX, Teleplus AF 2x DGX, Teleplus Pro 300 DGX AF 1.4x and Teleplus Pro 300 DGX AF 2x.
  • Found another Samyang 8mm F3.5 Fish-Eye rebadge labeled ProOptik, found new Vivitar tele converters for EOS - 2x MC4 and 2x MC7 - and a new DF-183 flash model.

More additions:

  • Canon Tripod Mount Rings A, B & D (Canon Lens List)
  • 500mm F8.0 Tele-Spezial Eximar
  • Carena 260AF
  • Cullmann DC SCA flashes
  • Luxon 128 AF-C
  • Regula Variant 30 MC-AF
  • Starblitz 2800 DFC

2009-11-19

The News:

Carl Zeiss in the news again announcing a 35mm F2.0 Distagon T* ZE. Also added the Hartblei Cam (released back in September), and the Conurus conversions of Zeiss Contax N lenses to Canon EF mount (big thanks for the hint and support to Stefan Steib at Hartblei).

Photozone released some new tests: Canon 100mm 2.8 L IS USM Macro and Zeiss 21mm 2.8 Distagon, both tested on a 5D II, as well as tests for the EF-S 15-85mm 3.5-5.6 IS USM and EF-S 18-135mm 3.5-5.6 IS. They btw. also have 3 tests for the Conurus conversions.

More additions:

  • Magnicon AF 28-70mm F2.8-4.5 MC and AF 70-210mm F4.0 MC
  • Promaster SAF 70-210mm F4.0-5.6

2009-11-03

Da News:

YAY!!! Thanks to this great project I finally found a well working cross-browser compatible and for a CSS and JS n00b-forever like me easy to implement solution to keep these damn table headers in sight. YEAH BABY!!

Hope you enjoy this feature, took me 2 full days to get behind the trick. My bad I have to say goodbye to <DOCTYPE "Quirk International"> at relevant pages (people who ever watched my source code know what I mean). I kinda liked this joke.
 

2009-11-01

The News:

Cosina Japan announces the Voigtländer SL II lenses to become available for Canon EF: the 3.5/20 Color Skopar, the 2.0/40 Ultron and the 1.4/58 Nokton (at least the first two at the end of this year - according to Photoscala - [edit 2009-11-09] the third one is rather leaked than announced [/edit].

Some more revisions:

  • Analog Camera list: added more details about HSS capability, FEC, 2nd curtain sync, AF sensor limits, auxiliary AF lights, Bulb and Mirror Lockup
  • Digital Camera lists: added more details about HSS capability, 2nd curtain sync, AF sensor limits, auxiliary AF lights and Bulb mode

I also bought a whole bunch of cameras and lenses, so expect new pictures for end of November, as well as new lens reviews.

More additions:

  • Sima 100mm F2.0 Soft Focus (manual standard lens list)
  • Spiratone 24mm F2.5 Plura-Coat and 100mm F4.0 Portragon (manual lens lists)
  • WEP 28mm F2.5 Auto Weiton

2009-10-22

The News:

Canon continues with the christmas releases. The new EOS 1D Mark IV is out.

Some more revisions:

  • Camera lists: added some more details for viewfinders (magnification), built-in flashes (zoom and guide numbers) and power sources (BPs, BGs, Boosters...)
  • Camera Accessories list: added Eyecups and the new WFT models E2 II and E4 II
  • Exakta Lens list: deleted all unproven compatibility notes, since I'm not sure, which lenses were produced by Sigma other than the ones I have tested.

2009-10-14

The News:

And Carl Zeiss goes on. They just announced a 28mm F2.0 Distagon T* ZE.

I managed to start some major revisions:

  • Canon Lens list: added information about the form of apertures and the number of blades, about zoom type and tripod collars. Lots of focus type information was added too (incl. E-M), as well as special comments for lenses with rotating focus ring during AF operation.
  • Phoenix Lens list: added information about zoom type and lens hood type.
  • Sigma Lens list: added information about the number of aperture blades, entered zoom type for many entries and info about tripod collars.
  • Tamron Lens list: added information about the number of aperture blades and info about tripod collars.
  • Tokina Lens list: added information about the number of aperture blades.

2009-10-04

The News:

Zeiss continues to deliver ZE lenses, next model in sight is the 18mm F3.5 Distagon T*. Electrophysics released some night vision modules for the EF bayonet - the 9350EOS AstroScopes [edit 2009-11-17] (was released in 2005 actually, ) [/edit].

More additions:

  • Arsat 500mm F5.6 Apo
  • Kepcor Tele-Converter MC 2x C/AF
  • Novoflex 400mm F5.6 Follow-Focus Noflexar and Novoflex Balgengerät / Bellows for EOS
  • Porst 24mm F2.5 Extrem-WW (with pictures coming soon thanks to Markus Bydolek)

2009-09-24

The News:

Just about webdesign: long tele lenses and mirror lenses got split into 2 sections, and I converted all these todo lists from txt to html (linked at the bottom of some pages). The mirror at Ohost was also updated.
 

2009-09-18

The News:

The polish Samyang website just unleashed a new lens: the 14mm F2.8 ED Aspherical IF. [edit 2009-09-19] Falcon also have it [/edit].

Lens additions:

  • Angenieux AF 28-70mm F2.6
  • Carl Zeiss Jena AF 70-210mm F4.0-5.6 and 75-300mm F4.5-5.6 MC Jenazoom Super

2009-09-13

The News:

And the news go on. Tamron announced it's new SP AF 17-50mm F2.8 VC, Sigma followed to announce a 70-300mm F4.0-5.6 DG OS.

Since the 3rd parties' flash list grew to some serious size I seperated Metz and Quantum from the others. For Metz I added marketing dates as far as I could investigate at archive.org. I also added flash manufacturer links to the link list, updated 3rd party flash lists with secondary fill flash information (not finished so far) and added the following models:

  • Bilora Multi-D-Flash-C aka 123-C
  • Bower 724 AFC
  • Emoblitz 728AFC, D35AFC, D730AFC, DPZ420AFC and DRF14
  • Delta Di980 (w/ Macro Ring Lite) and DRF14
  • FalconEyes flash stuff (Tumax rebadged)
  • Fomei PF300 and PF420
  • Holgon 180 CAN
  • Promaster 2500EDF
  • Quantaray QF30
  • RPS D728AFC, DPZ420AFC and DRF14
  • Soltron and Tintron AF888COS models
  • Suntax models D35AFC, D730AFC, DPZ420AFC and DRF14
  • Tumax models DMF880-C, DMR, DPT980AFZ-C

The note about who manufactures which brands was deleted. I don't know, where I found that story about National producing Canon Speedlites, or Sunpak producing flashes for Nikon. I could not find any information about this again. For the chinese OEM manufactures I will add notes to the pertaining models instead of giving all too general information.

Lens additions:

  • Dry Mounting 90mm F4.0 Dreamagon
  • Loreo Lens in a Cap stuff

Deleted:

  • Achiever DZ260 flash (no TTL)
  • Yashica CS-250 AF (unknown source, missing evidence)
  • ... some more MDC and X-Contact models

2009-09-04

News:

I just altered the file structure of the website (by renaming files). If you bookmarked or linked to pages within this website, please update your links. I will provide redirectors only for a limited time.

More additions:

  • Sirius 500mm F8.8 MC Mirror
  • Vivitar 400mm F5.6 MC Telephoto

2009-09-01

News:

Ok, the big news are in. Canon prepares to release the EOS 7D, an EF 100mm F2.8L IS USM Macro, an EF-S 15-85mm IS USM and an EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS.

Furthermore ...

  • added the 2009-2010 EISA award nominations
  • during the past few months additional incarnations of the Samyang 8mm F3.5 Fish-Eye were released by Bower, Elite Brands (as Rokinon), Opteka (6.5mm F3.5) and Vivitar (7mm F3.5 S1)
  • of the 85mm F1.4 Aspherical IF incarnations were released branded Opteka and Rokinon (they also offer the full Samyang T mount tele and mirror lens program)
  • Elite Brands' Rokinon flashes added: D20AF, D870AF, D900AFZ and D980AFZ

More additions:

  • Hartblei 500mm F5.6 MC Mirror

2009-08-21

News:

The news is again, that there are no big news atm (this never the less means, that there will be big news in the near future :)). That's all right so far as I don't need to update and can digg for lost-in-infinity tech specs of famous Exakta AF lenses, just for an example. Also, it was time again to update the lists with tests that were published during the last 12 months (I only do this once a year, and maybe more occationally add Photo Zone tests).

  • Photozone came up with some new tests during the last few mounths, including the Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L II USM.
  • SLRgear's new tests included the Canon EF 24mm F1.4L USM II prime and the Canon EF-S 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 IS zoom. Of the third party lenses the Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Aspherical OS HSM and the Tamron AF 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 Di-II LD VC were tested.
  • SLRgear also seem to have quietly added tests to older lens entries over time, that I did not recognize until now, including the following lenses:
    • Canon EF 24mm F2.8
    • Canon EF 100-300mm F4.5-5.6 USM
    • Canon EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
    • Canon EF 300mm F2.8L IS USM
    • Canon EF 400mm F5.6L USM
    • Canon EF 800mm F5.6L IS USM
    • Sigma AF 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG Aspherical HSM
    • Sigma AF 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
    • Sigma AF 50-500mm F4.0-6.3 EX DG APO RF HSM
    • Sigma AF 70-300mm F4.0-5.6 DG APO Macro
    • Sigma AF 300mm F2.8 EX DG APO HSM
    • Tamron AF 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 SP Di-II LD
    • Tamron AF 70-200mm F2.8 SP Di LD
  • Fred Miranda added ratings for the Canon EF 24mm F1.4L USM II, TS-E 17mm F4.0L and TS-E 24mm F3.5L II, and for the Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM.
  • Castleman sent a comparison between the old and the new Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8 (dunno when exactly, however ... it's added)
  • Photodo does not seem to do any new MTF testing these days (at least I can't find them) as well as the latest lenses are missing in their listings. However, also there I found some 'new' test data for these lenses:
    • Canon EF 17-35mm F2.8L USM
    • Canon EF 20-35mm F3.5-4.5 USM
    • Canon EF 22-55mm F4.0-5.6 USM
    • Canon EF 24mm F2.8
    • Canon EF 24-85mm F3.5-4.5 USM
    • Canon EF 28mm F1.8 USM
    • Canon EF 28-70mm F2.8L USM
    • Canon EF 28-80mm F2.8-4.0L USM
    • Canon EF 28-80mm F3.5-5.6 USM
    • Canon EF 28-105mm F3.5-4.5 USM
    • Canon EF 28-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM
    • Canon EF 35mm F1.4L USM
    • Canon EF 35-135mm F4.0-5.6 USM
    • Canon EF 35-350mm F3.5-5.6L USM
    • Canon EF 50mm F1.0L USM
    • Canon EF 55-200mm F4.5-5.6 USM
    • Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8L USM
    • Canon EF 70-200mm F4.0L USM
    • Canon EF 75-300mm F4.0-5.6 IS USM
    • Canon EF 85mm F1.2L USM
    • Canon EF 85mm F1.8 USM
    • Canon EF 100-300mm F4.5-5.6 USM
    • Canon EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
    • Canon EF 135mm F2.0L USM
    • Canon EF 180mm F3.5L Macro USM
    • Canon EF 200mm F2.8L USM
    • Canon EF 200mm F2.8L USM II
    • Canon EF 300mm F4.0L IS USM
    • Canon EF 400mm F2.8L USM II
    • Canon EF 400mm F2.8L IS USM
    • Canon EF 600mm F4.0L IS USM
    • Sigma AF 28-70mm F3.5-4.5 UC
    • Sigma AF 70-210mm F4.0-5.6 UC
    • Sigma AF 400mm F5.6 APO Macro HSM
    • Tamron AF 70-210mm F2.8 SP LD
    • Tamron AF 80-210mm F4.5-5.6
    • Tamron AF 90-300mm F4.5-5.6
    • Tamron AF 100-300mm F5.0-6.3

Dito. Finally one thing indeed happened lately: Nissin released it's new GN 60 flagship, the Speedlite Di866 (actually they did last month ... somehow forgot to add it).

More additions:

  • Admiral/Panagor 90mm F2.8 PMC Automatik-Makro
  • Falcon 85mm F1.4 for C/EF, as well as Falcon 500mm F5.6 SD, F6.3 DX & F8.0, 650-1300mm F8.0 IF and 800mm F8.0 DX for T2
  • Kalimar 800-1200mm F9.9-14.9 for T mount
  • ProOptic AF extension tube sets, tele converters, manual 420-800mm F8.3-16, 500mm F6.3 & F8.0 and 800mm F8.0 lenses

2009-07-12

More additions:

  • Novoflex 60-300mm F3.8-5.4 SP Adaptall-2 Sniper version of the Tamron 23A
  • Vivitar 1.4x AF Tele Converter

Deleted:

  • Soligor AF 70-210mm F4.0-5.6 C/D Autozoom deleted because of missing evidence ... although does indeed exist for Minolta AF

2009-06-10

News:

  • Samyang releases its 8mm F3.5 Fish-Eye this month, and as expected, it's already out as Polar and Walimex Pro
    [Edit 09-06-12]: Just recognized another incarnation under the Falcon flag

More additions:

  • Asahi Opt. Co. 50mm F3.5 SMC -A Macro
  • Polar 500mm F8.0 ED DX
  • unknown 650-1300mm F8.0 MZ-5000

Deleted:

  • Soligor AF 70-210mm F4.0-5.6 C/D Autozoom deleted for missing af evidence

2009-06-05

Well ... not much that happened since last update. Set up that nice frames FAQ. If you have any comments for approvement or other critics, your're welcome to drop me an email ... as always.

More additions:

  • Rokunar 500mm F8.0 Mirror

2009-05-15

Nikon Micro-Nikkors were kinda sorted according to Roland's Nikon Pages. The Phoenix AF lenses got listed separately. For Canon camera bodies alternating american and japanese market model names were added (shown on mouse over model name). Also, I lately stumbled over the Vitacon lens brand. Vitacon lenses are distributed and the brand is owned by Photo & Consumer Investments Pte Ltd. in Singapore (see Cosina lens list for more info).

More additions:

  • Admiral/Panagor, Kenko & Sigma Macro Converters
  • Canon's line of Wireless Lan Transmitters (Body Accessories)
  • Caspeco 600mm F8.0
  • Ina 600mm F8.0
  • Weltblick 24mm F2.5 and 35mm F1.8 Auto lenses

2009-04-22

I already added the first snapshots for some of the camera bodies, lenses and accessories 2 weeks ago. I got another bunch now thanks to Markus Fünfrocken. More to come.
I also added dpreview.com camera review links to the digital body section, and updated all sections with the recent TIPA awards.

News:

  • just recognized Bower now also selling its own relabeled Samyang incarnations, these being the 1.4/85 as well as the usual zoom / mirror / preset super tele lenses
  • Samyang added a new 5.6/500 lens, that is also sold by Walimex in their Pro line

More additions:

  • Soligor 500mm F8.8 S/M MC Mirror

2009-03-31

Optimized the source code for Google indexing, for Opera 9 and IE 8 (layout issues). Site still doesn't look like expected in Firefox (mainly because of FF doesn't support CSS checkbox styling).

More additions:

  • added analog Canon APS as well as 700, 750 and 850 bodies just for completion
  • Dörr DAF 14 & DAF 34 flashes

2009-03-26

I just added a new feature to the lists. There now is a small (or in case you are using Firefox rather big) checkbox at the start of each line. If checked, the whole table row is highlighted. I hope this makes reading and especially comparing of specs more easy.

News:

  • Canon will have the new EOS 500D and a Speedlite 270 EX released in May
  • Tamron announced the new 60mm F2.0 1:1 SP DI-II Macro
  • Tokina just announced the new DX 16.5-135 AT-X AF lens to be released for C/EF in July

More additions:

  • finally decided to add the Canon D2000 and D6000 bodies as well as the Kodak-Canons just for archeological fun, also added production years and viewfinder coverage to all body lists as well as sizes to analog body list
  • Nikon 28mm & 35mm shift lenses (revised & specified)
  • Panagor 55mm Auto Macro F2.8 PMC version
  • Spiratone 18mm F3.2 YS

Deleted:

  • Vivitar 28mm F2.0 Komine and Tokina standard versions for now deleted because of missing evidence ...

2009-03-06

The News:

  • Canon releases two new Tilt/Shift lenses: TS-E 4/17L and TS-E 3.5/24L II
  • Sakar finally reveals the new Vivitar Series 1 line: the 1.4/85mm (for C/EF and others) as well as some super tele lenses for T2 (all manufactured by Samyang), and the new DF-283 and DF-383 Series 1 flashes
  • Samyang's 1.4/85 was user tested against some Pentax and Nikon rivals at PentaxForums.com ... surprise, surprise!!
  • Sigma presents new 3.5/10-20mm EX DC HSM, 2.8-4.5/18-50mm DC OS and 50-200mm DC OS HSM lenses at PMA

More latest additions:

  • B.I.G. 1.4x and 2x DG tele converters
  • Bower SFD680C, SFD728C and SFD926C flashes
  • Digital Concepts 736-AF flash
  • PocketWizards MiniTT1 and FlexTT5
  • Quantum flash system
  • Targus DL-20, DL-80 and DP-38 flashes
  • Vivitar DF22 and DF340Z flashes

2009-02-16

More additions:

  • Asahi Opt. Co. 500mm F4.5 Takumar non-SMC
  • Kalimar 1.7x AF
  • KMZ 500mm F8.0 MTO 500 Mirror
  • Lytkarino 1100mm F10.5 MTO-1000 AM Mirror
  • Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG HSM

2009-02-12

Layout and structural refurbishing on this part of the website are done for now. Main changes are the new start page, all the bigger pixelated headlines made of fonts were replaced by graphics and the general font was switched from Arial to Verdana. Needs a bit more space, but watching the pages is a bit more relaxed now.

The News:

  • Jobo is the new exclusive Sunpak flash distributor for Germany

More additions:

  • Accura 12mm F8.0 Fish-Eye versions
  • Arsenal 35mm F2.0 Mir-24N
  • B.I.G. 35mm F2.8 Shift & T/S, 80mm F2.8 T/S (C/EF section)
  • Hanimex 750mm F11.0 Mirror
  • KMZ 16mm F2.8 Zenitar-M Type 1/2
  • Lytkarino 500mm F6.3 MC 3M-6A (ZM-6A) & 1100mm F10.5 MTO-1000A Mirror lenses
  • LZOS 5.6/500 & 10/1000 MC Rubinar Type 1/2 & C/EF versions
  • Panomar 12mm F8.0 non-"Gefilta" version
  • Prinz 500mm F8.0 Telephoto Mirror - Photex 35mm F2.8 S&T-Lens (C/EF)
  • Quantaray AF 24mm F2.8 Wide, 28-80mm F3.5-4.5 High Speed and 35-135mm F3.5-4.5 lenses as well as QTB-9500A TTL flash
  • Upsilon 12mm F8.0 fisheye
  • Vemar 12mm F8.0 fisheye & 600mm F8.0 tele lenses

2009-01-19

The News:

  • Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM is out
  • Tamron's 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 Di-II LD VC has been tested by Photozone

More additions:

  • B.I.G. 35mm F2.8 Shift & T/S, 80mm F2.8 T/S (vintage section), 500mm F5.6 MC Mirror
  • Cullmann SCA 312RL C/EOS module, 36 AF Auto flash
  • Elicar 90mm F2.5 V-HQ Medical Macro MC, Elicar VHQ 2x for 90mm F2.5
  • some more achromatic macro lenses: old Kenko AC Close-Ups, Leitz Wetzlar Elpro 2 + 4, Olympus MCON-40
  • Metz Mecablitz 30 TTL1/i, SCA 311 & 312/2AF modules
  • Opteka EF-600DG, FL50AF-C, FL60AF-C, FL680AF-C, RL-500
  • Soligor 35mm F2.0 C/D, Soligor 2x True Macro lens for 90mm F2.5
  • Starblitz 300DFC, 3600DFC
  • Sunpak SCA dedicated modules as well as Sunpak B 3600 AF, auto 355 AF, RD2000

2009-01-11

New additions:

  • Kenko 500mm 6.3 & 800mm 8.0 DX Mirror lenses were finally released at japanese markets
  • recently released Phoenix SmartFlashes and LED ring flashes
  • recently released Quantaray modular QB, QDC, QTB flashes
  • Soligor & Zykkor 500-800mm F8.0-12.0 Mirror variants
  • Telephoto Lens Adapters [PATP 54038748] (Hama, Itorex)
  • Tumax DPT386AFZ-C, DSL20AF-C & DSL870AF-C flashes
  • recently released Vivitar DF400MZ Series 1 flash as well as good old 285HV

2008-12-23

Some more additions:

  • Cambron 500-800mm F8.0-12.0 Zoom Mirror
  • Cambron TC MC 1.4x Pro
  • Cambron TC MC 2x C/AF1

2008-12-22

Introduced this log to maintain some more control about historical events.

The News:

  • Vivitar brand and intellectual property was lately acquired by Sakar, who presented new lenses under the Vivitar Series 1 label at Photokina 2008, namely an 85mm F1.4 manual focus lens (source: photoscala.de). These lenses will possibly be available with the rise of February 2009.
  • Around the same time Samyang came up with its manual focus 85mm F1.4 Aspherical IF, which in the meantime is distributed under the Samyang, Polar and also Walimex Pro brands.
  • In addition, the Samyang 800mm F8.0 mirror lens is now also distributed by Walimex under its own name.
  • Hartblei just released some improved versions of the Superrotators.
  • Sigma released a service info for incompatibilities between Canon's EOS 50D and the EF-500, EF-530 (DG Super as well as ST series) and the EM-140.
  • Tokina will have its AT-X 124 PRO DX II released in early 2009 (for Canon, Nikon version yet in 2008).
  • Photozone added lens tests for Sigma's 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM and for Canon's EF-S 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 IS.
  • Theatre of Noise published some subjective tests of the Vivitar 28mm F1.9 Series 1 and F2.0 Close Focus manual vintage lenses.
  • SLRclub just released some test results for the Polar 85mm F1.4 Aspherical IF (tested with Nikon though and all korean)

More additions:

  • Arsat 35mm F2.8 TS MC
  • Arsat 80mm F2.8 TS MC
  • KMZ 8mm F3.5 Zodiak-10 (no tech data so far)
  • KMZ 15mm F3.5 MC Zodiak-2M / 2M-2
  • KMZ 15mm F3.5 Mir-51M
  • KMZ 20mm F2.5 MC Mir 47M
  • KMZ 35mm F2.0 MC Mir-24
  • KMZ 35mm F1.4 MC Mir-46MA / K
  • Lomo 20mm F2.5 MC Mir 47K
  • Peleng 8mm f3.5 MC Fisheye Close Focus version with fixed EOS mount
  • Vologda 20mm F2.5 MC Mir 47M / K